Flying from Boston to LA next week and I'd like to bring along a gift that says 'New England' that I can put in my suitcase. What do you suggest? I don't think a lobster would work. Maple syrup might be nice, but there are so many things that are easy to get anywhere you go these days, so I'd like to get something distinctive.
For that matter, I'd be interested in knowing what someone from the various regions of the US would bring to another region as a distinctive gift that you think wouldn't be easily obtainable there. I might do well by looking for those things to bring back when I go to those places!