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22 Unique Gifts That Any History Buff Will Treasure

Updated on May 15, 2021 Updated on May 15, 2021
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    Do you have a history buff in your life? Do you need to find a great gift for him or her? Well, you’re in luck! I’m a history buff myself so I have created the ultimate list of gifts for history buffs just for you!

  1. The Book of History
  2. The best part of being a history lover is discovering new topics. This gift is perfect for that. It covers a wide range of topics in easily digestible snippets allowing the reader to discover new topics and read further on the ones that catch their interest. 

  3. Novelty Socks


    These socks are great for lovers of American presidential history. They feature George Washington, Benjamin Franklin (not a president but a Founding Father), Abraham Lincoln, and more. The socks are unisex and there are four sets per order. 

  5. The Greatest Stories Never Told
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    Not all history gets the start treatment. There are years of history and stories virtually lost to time. This book tells some of those lesser-known but still compelling stories. This is the perfect gift for the history buff who likes the obscure. 

  7. This Day In History Calendar
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    This calendar is a great gift idea for the history buff who also loves to play trivia games. Every day of the year, they will learn what happened on the corresponding day across history. 

  9. Alexander Hamilton Card Game
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    Alexander Hamilton is having something of a moment thanks to Lin Manuel Miranda’s hit musical. This game uses historical figures from early American history and the events of those times to influence gameplay. It can be played with 2-6 players and is meant for those ages 10 and up.

  11. Civil War T-Shirt
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    Is your history nerd also a Civil War nerd? If so, he or she will love this history gift. The t-shirt comes in Men’s or Women’s fit, five colors, and sizes from Small to 3XL. 

  13. Lego Architecture Empire State Building
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    Lovers of New York City history will instantly recognize this building the Empire State Building. Now they can build it themselves with this Lego kit. The kit is suitable for history buffs age 16 and up. 

  15. Boston Tea Party Tea Sampler
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    This is my favorite gift on the list. Does your history buff know which teas were thrown into Boston Harbor during the Boston Tea Party? Have they tasted them? They can with this gift. It’s a sample of each of the six teas the rebels threw overboard. 

  17. Gods & Heros Pop-Up Book
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    Not all history books are this cool! This pop-up book covers Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Norse, Eastern, and New World gods. The book is suitable for kids in grades K-4. 

  19. 19th Amendment Coffee Mug



    This coffee mug is a great way for history lovers to start the day. It celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women in the United States the right to vote. The mug holds 11 ounces and is dishwasher and microwave safe. 

  21. Framed Declaration of Independence


    One of the greatest documents ever composed, this sepia-colored copy of the Declaration of Independence comes framed in black. It measures 19 by 21 inches. 

  23. BookEnds


    Help your history buff keep all of his or her history books organized with these bookend busts of the four American presidents carved into Mount Rushmore. They’re made of and measure 7 inches tall, 4 inches wide, and 4 inches deep. 

  25. World War II Poster Collage Puzzle


    Some of the posters from WWII remain famous to this day. We all know Uncle Sam and Rosie the Riveter! This 1,000 piece puzzle is a collage of those and other WWII posters.

  27. National Geographic Visual History of the World
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    This book is a tome! It covers everything from 4,000 BCE right up to our own times. Filled with photos and illustrations, its one of the best gifts a history lover could hope for. The book is enormous, with more than 600 pages and weighing in at nearly 6 pounds, it will provide many hours of happy reading. 

  29. John Adams Biography
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    David McCullough is an author all history buffs are familiar with. This biography of John Adams, second president of the United States won the author a Pulitzer Prize and was the basis for the HBO series on the Founding Father. 

  31. History of the World Map by Map
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    So much of world history has been influenced by geography. That’s what this book conveys. Covering everything from humans migrating from Africa to the race to reach outer space, this book offers more than 140 maps with amazing detail.

  33. Ancestry DNA Kit


    We all have our own history and sometimes it’s largely unknown. This DNA kit can shed light on your history buff’s background and traits. The test gives more exact ethnicity and more geographical detail than others giving testers a more complete picture of who and where they came from.

  35. History Teacher Travel Mug
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    Some people want to bury the past but not history teachers! This travel mug gets the point across. The mug is stainless steel and will keep hot drinks hot and cold drink cold and holds up to 20 ounces. 

  37. Julius Caesar Pencil Holder
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    If your history buff has something of a dark sense of humor, they’ll love this pencil holder. Caesar can’t say he wasn’t warned, “Beware the Ides of March.” Made of heavy-weight resin, it holds seven pens or pencils and is 7.5 inches tall.

  39. A History of Food in 100 Recipes
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    If your history lover is a foodie too, they will love this book. In many ways, food is history and this book tells us those tales. A history lesson and a cookbook in one, any recipient will be thrilled with this gift. 

  41. Charles Dickens Action Figure
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    Fans of literary history will love this gift. This action figure of author Charles Dickens is 5.5 inches tall and has a removable quill, pen, and hat. 

  43. Washington Post Personalized Newspaper Book


    This book consists of news articles from your birthday, as published by the Washington Post. Not only does it contain articles from the exact day but for the same date from every subsequent year going forward.