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This map will help you buy a Christmas gift based on where people live

Electronics dominate this year's wish lists.

Anna Rahmanan
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Anna Rahmanan
Most popular Christmas gift in each state
Photograph: HomeSnacks

If you're still looking for Christmas gift inspiration, you've come to the right place. Research company HomeSnacks analyzed Google Shopping and Google Trends data to populate a map that highlights the most sought-after holiday gift in each state.

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Although certain selections are unsurprising—everybody loves tablets and smartphones, of course—other ideas are pretty out there. People in Connecticut, for example, really want patio heaters while folks in Arkansas and Tennessee are looking for air fryers. Perhaps most interestingly, New Yorkers and Vermonters are opting for clothes, specifically asking for North Face boots. It's about to get frigidly cold out, after all. 

Overall, inland states tend to be more traditional than coastal ones, asking for toys over tech. If buying a present for someone in Mississippi or South Carolina, opt for a Barbie. If your loved ones happen to be in Kentucky, on the other hand, you might want to indulge their love for all things Harry Potter and buy some mystery wands. Yes, that's really what they're asking for.

Above, we reproduce the company's map and, below, find a state-by-state breakdown. Feeling inspired yet?

Alabama: Apple Ipad Air 4
Alaska: Cyberpunk 2077
Arizona: Keurig K-Duo
Arkansas: Powerxl Vortex Air Fryer
California: Iphone12
Colorado: Anki Vector Robot
Connecticut: Patio Heater
Delaware: Playstation 5
Florida: Simpl Dimpl
Georgia: Playstation 5
Hawaii: Iphone12
Idaho: Assassins Creed Valhalla
Illinois: Iphone12
Indiana: Anki Vector Robot
Iowa: Fitbit Versa
Kansas: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold
Kentucky: Harry Potter Mystery Wand
Louisiana: Playstation 5
Maine: Google Pixel 5
Maryland: Playstation 5
Massachusetts: Apple Ipad Air 4
Michigan: Keurig K-Duo
Minnesota: Anki Vector Robot
Mississippi: Barbie Dreamhouse
Missouri: Iphone12
Montana: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
Nebraska: Lego Super Mario
Nevada: Microsoft Xbox Series S
New Hampshire: Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
New Jersey: Iphone12
New Mexico: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold
New York: North Face Boots
North Carolina: Xbox 5
North Dakota: Assassins Creed Valhalla
Ohio: ESPN Air Hockey Table
Oklahoma: Xbox 5
Oregon: Cyberpunk 2077
Pennsylvania: Playstation 5
Rhode Island: Playstation 5
South Carolina: Barbie Dream Camper
South Dakota: Fitbit Versa
Tennessee: Ninja Foodi Digital Air Fry Oven
Texas: Apple Watch
Utah: Lego Mario
Vermont: North Face Boots
Virginia: Apple Watch
Washington: Cyberpunk 2077
West Virginia: Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
Wisconsin: Fitbit Versa
Wyoming: Google Pixel 5

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