23 Best Iowa Products
23 Fun Iowa Products Any Iowan Will Love
One thing I've come to notice after leaving my home state and moving to another is that everyone, no matter their state, has some serious state pride. Iowa certainly is no exception to the rule and might actually be an example of the rule! Iowans love to rep yellow and black for their Hawkeyes (sorry Cyclones), as well as all things Iowa, whether it be clothing, home decorations, or bumper stickers. Iowans are all about Iowa products, and why shouldn't they be?
If you're one of those people that is just bursting with state pride (and you can take this Iowa lingo quiz to test out just how much pride you've got), then you've definitely come to the right place! Sure, some people love to rib on Iowa, but you know that it'll just make you louder and prouder for your home state. Here are 23 products that'll make your Iowa winter a little bit better.
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1. Yellow Tea Kettle
This yellow tea kettle doesn't shout "Iowa!" but it is a great way to subtly cheer on your Hawkeyes at any time, even when you're just brewing a cup of tea.
2. Corn Heating Pad Pillow
Sorry, just couldn't resist putting something corn related in here. This microwavable corn filled heating pad is seriously pretty nice. Simple, yet effective, the product description states that it is "specially made for Therapeutic Use - Hot or Cold! Perfect for muscle aches, cramps, headaches, arthritis, pains, sports injuries, warming up the bed covers at night, or letting the kids snuggle with one as they fall asleep!"
3. Actual Corn Pillow
This pillow might not be quite as functional as the Corn Heating Pad Pillow, but you can't deny how cute it is! Festive and soft, kids are sure to love it.
4. Iowa Cutting Board
Who would have thought the shape of Iowa would also make a perfect cutting board! You can "celebrate life in The Hawkeye State" with this beautiful bamboo cutting board in the shape of Iowa with permanent, laser-engraved artwork.
The cutting board even has a hole drilled in the top to make display easier and would be perfect to serve up snacks on during a Hawkeyes game.
5. Iowa Popsocket
Back to smartphones, we all use them, and some people feel pretty strongly that popsockets make using them even easier.
This popsocket is especially festive for the state since it features a gold outline of Iowa against a navy blue background. Stylish and effective!
6. Sherpa Warm And Soft Throw Blanket
Stay warm all winter long with this super soft and warm throw blanket for couches and beds! This reversible throw comes in at least a dozen colors to match any decor. Long, cold nights don't sound so bad when you have a toasty warm blanket and a hot cup of cocoa, do they? This product also is available on Amazon Prime (making returns easy).
7. Dog Collar
C'mon, when it comes to Iowa football, the whole family roots the team on, and now even your dog can too with this cute Hawkeyes dog collar.
8. Iowa Scented Candle
This 9 oz. soy candle could make a great gift for a student who recently left the state for college, family members who relocated or even in-staters who just love Iowa.
This candle boasts that "There's no place like home! From agriculture and the Holliwell Bridge to John Wayne and the world's largest wooden nickel. Our Iowa scented candle will have you feeling right at home with the scents of the the Iowa State Fair, including the sweet butter cow. The Hawkeye State!"
9. Iowa Scented Candle
Another brand called homesick also makes state-scented candles. The notes you can find in this candle will allow you to "Reminisce over a perfect day in the Hawkeye State with a fragrance that recalls state fairs, with nutty praline, cream, buttery accents, and a touch of bourbon to balance it all out."
Iowa-scented candles might be the perfect accompaniment to a cold day spent inside with hot cider and warm blankets!
10. Smartphone Gloves
Nowadays, it seems like almost everyone has a smartphone, which is great until winter comes and you have to choose between numb fingers or using your touch screen.
These smartphone gloves give you the best of both worlds by allowing you to maintain some warmth in your hands and text at the same time.
11. Highly Rated Snow Scraper
Another sad reality of living in a state with winters as cold as Iowa's are, is that you need a snow scraper every now and then. It's funny to think that people in southern states don't even know what a snow scraper is (no, seriously they don't). But it's best to be prepared for any type of weather and this highly rated snow scraper fits perfectly in your car.
12. Suncast Big Scoop Snow Shovel with Wear Strip
Did you think we were done with the winter gear? No, we were just getting started. You live in Iowa, you know that winter is a real thing! Unless you have a snow removal service, there's a good chance you might be out there shoveling this winter. Might as well protect yourself from any back injuries by getting a shovel that requires no lifting, and way less strain on your back!
13. MasterPieces NCAA Hawkeyes Checker Board
Rep your Hawkeye pride and have a little more fun with this elevated Checkers game! This festive set comes with Hawkeye decorated checkers and even miniature football helmets. Kids and adults are sure to love.
14. Snow Pusher
Now a snow-pusher might be an even better answer to the ergonomically correct snow shovel. Why even bother with lifting and tossing the snow when you can just roll it out of the way with no back ache? I'm certainly intrigued.
15. Iowa Cyclones Football
Not much to say about this one, other than that it is a festive and fun officially-licensed football, available on Amazon Prime, perfect for kids and adults alike. And whether you're cheering for the Hawkeyes or Cyclones, you're covered.
16. Iowa State Hawkeyes Football
The exact same as the one above, but now in Hawkeyes print. Because everyone loves the Hawkeyes. Everyone.
17. Hot Chocolate
This is just for convenience's sake. Sure, you could trek to the store and get some Swiss Miss packets of hot cocoa, but you could also have a Godiva Chocolatier canister of rich hot chocolate delivered to your door, ready and waiting to be made up on cold, snowy days… your choice!
18. Iowa book
This book explores and captures some of Iowa's beautiful scenery.
Perfect as a coffee table book, or as a little something to remind you of home if you move out of state!
19. Little Hawkeyes Tutu
Back to my earlier point… The entire family roots on the Hawkeyes around here and now your infant can too with this adorable Hawkeyes tutu.
20. Iowa Shaped Necklace
Like some of the items on this list, this necklace reps Iowa a little more subtly than others. You can show off your pride for your home state at any time or with any outfit with this Sterling Silver Stationed Mini State Pendant Necklace.
21. Iowa State Vintage Map Wall Art
This wall decoration might be the perfect gift for anyone who loves Iowa! It's one of a king and made to order. The product description reads: "Handmade, made to order with vintage 1900's dictionaries. Each order is hand made by us! Your vintage print will be one of a kind with a unique page from a historic dictionary."
22. Cider Mix
If Godiva hot chocolate just isn't your thing, then you should consider ordering some cider mix instead! This 4 pack of The Original Aspen Mulling Cider Spice is perfect for making hot apple cider, but also can be easily added to baking mixes. Stock up before winter officially arrives.
23. Iowa Shaped Beer Cap Wall
Have a bare wall in desperate need of some decoration? Look no further than this Iowa Beer Cap Trap. This wall decoration is 19 x 1 x 25 inches and weighs 4.55 pounds.
You can set to filling it up with local Iowa beer caps or any beer caps that catch your fancy. Sure to make a great addition to any wall.
24. Biometric Rifle Safe
Last, but certainly not least, check out this BARSKA Quick Access Biometric Rifle Safe AX11652. You can safely lock up your firearms, but quickly access them in an emergency with a reliable 2.4 second biometric scan.