Did you know that this Thursday, July 27th is National New Jersey Day?

Neither did I.

But with this new found knowledge, we've put together a list of the top 10 gifts to give in celebration of National New Jersey Day!

  • 1

    Pork Roll

    Pork roll is one of those things that people outside of the Garden State just don't understand.

    But we do, and a gift of salty, porky goodness is a great way to show your love for your home state this Thursday!

    Pork roll. (Dino Flammia/Townsquare Media NJ)
  • 2

    Saltwater Taffy

    This is another signature New Jersey treat that immediately evokes memories in a lot of Garden Staters.

    A visit to any of our boardwalks just isn't complete without a big box of saltwater taffy (and a loose tooth crown or two for the effort).

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  • 3

    E-Z Pass

    Getting around the great Garden State isn't cheap, so why not give the gift of money?

    There aren't many ways to get from one end of the state to the other without paying for it (both literally and figuratively). A gift of E-Z Pass will at least make that effort a little less painful.

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  • 4

    Artisan Doughnuts

    The artisan doughnut movement is alive and well in New Jersey. Just take a look at "The New Jersey Donut Trail" for some of the best examples of the glorious handmade doughnut trend that has spread throughout the state.

    When one of our Ocean County favorites is named as one of the best in the country, how can you argue?

    Uncle Dood's Donuts
  • 5

    New Jersey Beer

  • 6

    Beach Badges

    Still confounding out-of-staters to this day, yes, we do indeed have to pay to enjoy our beaches.

    You can't avoid it, so you might as well embrace it. Your favorite New Jerseyan will surely appreciate a gift pack of beach badges to their favorite shore-area getaways!

    Beach badge booth in Seaside Heights (Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ)
  • 7

    New Jersey Musicians Mix

    Ok, so the days of mixtapes are long gone. But you can still put together a killer playlist of genre-spanning music from New Jersey artists.

    From Frank Sinatra to Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen to The Fugees, there are artists from our own backyard that will be sure to please even the pickiest audiophiles on your gift list!

    (Toniann Antonelli/Townsquare Media)
  • 8

    A "New Jersey"

    With the Devils representing our major league sports team (and of course the Giants and Jets both playing here), and minor league and independent teams stretching from Sussex County to Cape May County, there are any number of professional sports teams that can be represented when you give someone a "new jersey".

    What? A bit of a stretch on that one?

    Photo by Justin Louis
  • 9

    Relaxation

    Let's be honest, there are a lot of people in New Jersey who really need to relax.

    From Parkway lunatics to Turnpike terrors, I think that a spa day is the perfect gift to help your favorite New Jerseyan chill out just a little bit.

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  • 10

    Wawa Gift Card

    With "Hoagiefest" in full swing (yes, we can debate the name all day long) and even edible coffee on the menu now (not to mention the best bathrooms in the state!), a Wawa gift card will go a long way to making the day of your best Garden State buddies!


    A cup of free Wawa coffee at the store on Route 1 in Lawrenceville (Chris Swendeman, Townsquare Media NJ_)