Most people have state pride, and that's because even if you're from a shitty little town, you can claim the whole state as your own. Live in Utica, a town of brown and gray? Never fear—just tell everyone you're from New York! It's the EMPIRE STATE. No one's going to argue with that. Live in Tampa, a town of strip malls and crazy people constantly getting arrested? You're from the SUNSHINE STATE. "I'm from the place everyone wants to vacation in," you'll say.
That's why these Home State Pillows ($78, Uncommon Goods) are the perfect gift for anyone (especially a new homeowner) who's bursting with hometown/state pride. Even if they're from Mississippi.