The Charlotte in 2012 committee proposed this interesting question: If you had to pick just one gift from Charlotte to give to out-of-town friends or family, what would it be and why?

Some of the suggestions so far:
• A bag of shredded money- financial center
• Miniature light house
• Barbecue
• Fried pickles
• Moravian cookies
• Lance Crackers (Based in Charlotte)
• Carowinds Tickets
• Tickets to NASCAR Hall of Fame
• The Panthers ("they stink anyway)

Personally, I think it’s more of a North Carolina question rather than Charlotte. Maybe, I’m too big of a sports fan, but I’d probably say either a small NASCAR toy or a small basketball with all of our college teams logos on it. Of course, you could always give the Wright brothers model plane.