The Most Popular Wedding Gift in Every State

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We already know the list of essential gifts every couple should add to their registry, and we know some surprising favorites when it comes to registry picks from millennial couples. But now we know what couples are craving across the entire country, state by state, thanks to Zola’s crackerjack research team. We compiled the data on the top wedding gift for every US state in 2018, and the results are totally fascinating.

Do you hail from the Wild Waffle West? Cuisinart’s waffle maker is hot in Alaska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and into Tennessee. Ever visited Cast Iron Ridge? Lodge’s cast iron skillet dominates in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana. Then there’s the Bluetooth Belt, a.k.a. Georgia and South Carolina, where the iLuv Audio Shower Bluetooth Speaker was gifted the most. Lastly, there’s Towel Terry-Tory, where top towel brands Parachute and Welspun compete for the coasts’ favorites.

Check out the map below detailing each state’s most popular wedding gift, and read on for an itemized, state-by-state breakdown so you can shop like a true Californian (or Floridian, or Texan, or New Yorker…).  

  1. Alabama: Lodge Logic Cast Iron Skillet
  2. Alaska: Cuisinart Round Classic Waffle Maker
  3. Arizona: Bulbrite Indoor/Outdoor String Lights
  4. Arkansas: Umbra Aquala Bathtub Caddy
  5. California: Parachute Classic Bath Towel
  6. Colorado: Bulbrite Indoor/Outdoor String Lights
  7. Connecticut: Sonos Play 1 Speakers
  8. Delaware: KitchenAid Ultra Power 5-Speed Hand Mixer
  9. Florida: Lodge Logic Cast Iron Skillet
  10. Georgia: iluv Aud Shower Bluetooth Speaker
  11. Hawaii: Canvas Home Shell Bisque 4-Piece Place Setting
  12. Idaho: Crock-Pot Cook & Carry Programmable Slow Cooker
  13. Illinois: Fortessa Arezzo 5-Piece Place Setting
  14. Indiana: Lodge Logic Cast Iron Skillet
  15. Iowa: Welspun HygroSoft 6-Piece Towel Set
  16. Kansas: Lodge Logic Cast Iron Skillet
  17. Kentucky: Bulbrite Indoor/Outdoor String Lights
  18. Louisiana: Bulbrite Indoor/Outdoor String Lights
  19. Maine: Le Creuset Signature Round Dutch Oven
  20. Maryland: Chilewich Dahlia Placemat
  21. Massachusetts: Le Creuset Signature Round Dutch Oven
  22. Michigan: Welspun HygroSoft 6-Piece Towel Set
  23. Minnesota: Pyrex 18-Piece Storage Set
  24. Mississippi: Capabunga Custom Cap
  25. Missouri: Fiesta Fringe Napkin
  26. Montana: Fiesta 4-Piece Place Setting
  27. Nebraska: Crock-Pot Cook & Carry Programmable Slow Cooker
  28. Nevada: KitchenAid Ultra Power 5-Speed Hand Mixer
  29. New Hampshire: Airbnb $500 Gift Card
  30. New Jersey: iRobot Roomba 690
  31. New Mexico: Cuisinart Classic Waffle Maker
  32. New York: KitchenAid Ultra Power 5-Speed Hand Mixer
  33. North Carolina: Parachute Classic Bath Towel
  34. North Dakota: Mikasa Love Story Platinum Wine Glasses
  35. Ohio: Lodge Logic Cast Iron Skillet
  36. Oklahoma: Cuisinart Classic Waffle Maker
  37. Oregon: Airbnb $300 Gift Card
  38. Pennsylvania: Lodge Logic Cast Iron Skillet
  39. Rhode Island: Southwest Airlines $100 Gift Card
  40. South Carolina: iluv Aud Shower Bluetooth Speaker
  41. South Dakota: KitchenAid Ultra Power 5-Speed Hand Mixer
  42. Tennessee: Cuisinart Classic Waffle Maker
  43. Texas: Parachute Classic Bath Towel
  44. Utah: Cuisinart Classic Waffle Maker
  45. Vermont: Canvas Home Shell Bisque 4-Piece Place Setting
  46. Virginia: iRobot Roomba 690
  47. Washington: Lodge Logic Cast Iron Skillet
  48. West Virginia: Capabunga Custom Cap
  49. Wisconsin: Winc Wine Club
  50. Wyoming: Lastra Salad Plate
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