The holiday season is here again and already the shopping craze has begun – most stores are offering Black Friday deals weeks before Thanksgiving!
We waded through mountains of data to find out which presents are the top sellers in each state. If you're at a loss of what to get for your second cousin (once removed) in Montana, why not use our research to inform your decision? (And that second cousin would love a carpet cleaner, by the way.)
Let's look a few of the top trends:
Drones: Unsurprisingly, drones topped the charts in eight states – Washington, Colorado, California, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Michigan and Illinois. What is interesting is how different all of these states are. Clearly, everyone loves drones! We have a feeling that the new DJI Spark will be the hot copter this season thanks to it's more affordable price tag and fun features.
Personal care: While not everyone would think that getting an electric toothbrush is a great holiday gift, but three states would disagree. Kansas and Florida are excited for high-tech scales, while New York will be going for one of our favorite products, the Braun Foil Shaver.
Kitchen: Pressure cookers and Instant Pots rival drones as the most popular gift this year. Seven states will be hoping for great Black Friday deals, similar to those on Prime Day. We encourage you to look for out for the DUO60 or DUO80. These classic Instant Pot models will go fast if they go on sale.
And here are some trends from each region of the U.S. You can seem them broken down in the map above, each region a different color:
South East: The South trends toward kitchen products primarily – Virginia specifically wants the Instant Pot Cookbook. However, Mississipi, Oklahoma and South Carolina have cordless drills on their wish list. Get excited about lots of DIY products in the New Year.
West: The West is mostly looking for tech products. No one is shocked that Californians will be buying up drones, while Oregon, Utah and New Mexico are shopping for fitness trackers and smartwatches. Idaho has a simpler taste – just binoculars. We recommend checking out our top pick, the Nikon Monarch.
North East: As we've mentioned, the East is loving their personal care products. Maine has specific taste – a Minnie House knitted hat, perfect for cold winter months. Connecticut topped their chart with Baby Girl Ugg Booties. Maybe this also means a population spike in the New England state?
Mid West: The Mid West has the least consensus. North Dakota and Iowa want flashlights. Ohio and Wisconsin hope for tablets. Minnesota and Indiana want to up their coffee game with new coffee makers and bean grinders. Michigan and Illinois stick with the national trend for drones, Nebraska wants binoculars, Missouri and South Dakota want pressure cookers and Kansas wants a scale. We love the Etekcity Digital Scale and think Kansas residents will too.
|Alabama||Electric Turkey Fryer|
|Alaska||Amazon Fire Tablet|
|Arizona||Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera|
|Arkansas||Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera|
|California||Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera|
|Colorado||Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera|
|Connecticut||Ugg Girls Baby Bootie|
|Delaware||DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Quadcopter|
|Florida||Bluetooth Smart Connected Body Fat Scale|
|Georgia||Instant Pot Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker|
|Hawaii||Thermos Stainless Travel Tumbler|
|Illinois||Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera|
|Indiana||Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder|
|Iowa||Rechargeable Handheld Mini LED Flashlight|
|Kansas||Digital Body Weight Scale|
|Kentucky||Stainless Steel Immersion Deep Fryer|
|Louisiana||Instant Pot Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker|
|Maine||Minnie Mouse Knit Hat|
|Maryland||Samsung Galaxy Tablet with S Pen|
|Massachusetts||Waterpik Water Flosser|
|Michigan||Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera|
|Minnesota||Hamilton Beach Coffee Brewer & Maker|
|Mississippi||20- Volt Cordless Drill/Driver|
|Missouri||Instant Pot Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker|
|Montana||Hoover Carpet Cleaner|
|Nevada||American Tourister Spinner|
|New Hampshire||Women's Packable Down Vest|
|New Jersey||Oral-B Rechargeable Battery Electric Toothbrush|
|New Mexico||Fitbit Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband|
|New York||Braun Electric Foil Shaver for Men|
|North Carolina||Hoover Carpet Cleaner|
|North Dakota||Portable LED Handheld Flashlight|
|Ohio||Amazon HD Fire Tablet|
|Oklahoma||Dewalt 1/2 inch Compact Drill Driver Kit|
|Oregon||Fitbit Surge Fitness Superwatch|
|Pennsylvania||Oral-B Rechargeable Battery Electric Toothbrush|
|Rhode Island||Wrangler Authentic Relaxed-Fit Jeans|
|South Carolina||Dewalt 1/2 inch Compact Drill Driver Kit|
|South Dakota||Instant Pot Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker|
|Tennessee||Instant Pot Programmable Pressure Cooker|
|Texas||Butterball XL Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer|
|Utah||Fitbit Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband|
|Vermont||Neutrogena Waterproof Mascara|
|Virginia||The Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook|
|Washington||Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera|
|West Virginia||Instant Pot Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker|
|Wisconsin||Amazon HD Fire Tablet|
|Wyoming||Instant Pot Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker|