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Say what you will about Connecticut, but in reality, it's a pretty great place to be, all things considered.

With that in mind, I put together a quick list of five items (incredibly high state sales tax not included) that are sure to give you a sense of Nutmegger pride. Here we go:

The Great Danbury State Fair Book goes into detail about how it started out in 1869, lasted for a remarkable 112 years and everything in between. It's the event that put Danbury on the map nationally.

Okay, this next item may not be for everyone, however, if you are in need of a new duvet cover and enjoy Connecticut then this item is definitely for you:

If a Connecticut duvet cover doesn't do it for you, then maybe a WCSU mug will. Whether you are attending West Conn now or are an alumni, or know someone who is affiliated with the university, then this is a simple gift to get them:

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A great way to spend a good time this year is to have cookies in the shape of our great state of Connecticut. 

You can't go wrong with a pair of Connecticut cornhole boards. Great to have in the backyard with friends and family or even take them with you to the park or beach.