History holds a special place in the hearts of millions of people around the world. From reading everything they can find on various subjects to devouring any and all documentaries and anything history related in-between, they simply love the subject matter.
Know someone that lives near Mount Helena but truly enjoys learning about historical people like Helena of the Trees? Or perhaps they collect memorabilia and love something with a unique flair? Either way, if you want to give them a gift that they’re almost assured to love, you should check out the suggestions we’ve put together.
1. A Historic Subscription
If you want to give a gift that keeps on giving, there are two great options that will send them something special on a regular basis.
First, you can purchase a subscription box from History Unboxed. Every month, they’ll send you a new box filled with information and craft activities that are tailored to different historical periods and events. This can be a great activity for children and adults alike.
If you want something a little different, or one that you can couple with History Unboxed, Letterjoy could be perfect. Whether it’s a 3-, 6-, or 12-month subscription, each week they’ll receive historic letters from figures like Benjamin Franklin and George S. Patton.
2. Shiver Their Timbers
Even if you aren’t a history lover, you may have heard about the mystery on a certain Nova Scotia island. Several decades ago, an article appeared in Reader’s Digest about possible treasure buried on the island and ever since then, history buffs and treasure hunters alike have dreamed of finding it.
With an Oak Island, Nova Scotia map, your history lover will be able to have an interesting conversation piece that looks great on the wall or coffee table.
3. Their Own History
With few exceptions, just about everything has an expiration date. From your shampoo to the various foods and drinks you consume and a wide variety in-between. However, one thing that never goes out of date is our DNA and with advances in technology, we now have the option of finding out more about where we come from.
If they haven’t already done so on their own, consider giving them a genealogy kit from Ancestry or 23andMe. With a simple cheek swab or a little spittle, they’ll find out whether their ancestors came from the beautiful island of Ireland or somewhere closer to home.
Both of them also offer add-ons such as personality traits or pointing out certain DNA that could affect your gift recipient’s chances of developing certain health conditions.
4. A Fun Game
If they work the graveyard shift and need something to do during their lunch break to help them stay awake or they just like games, the American Trivia Family Edition will fit the bill.
Another game that they may enjoy is Placing the Past. This educational and fun game is for ages 14+ and pits players against one another to see who can correctly place historic events in chronological order in order to gain points
5. Another Fun Game
Deal or Duel is a game that uses historical figures from early American history and the events of those times to influence gameplay. Up to 6 players ages 10+ pit their survival instincts and spending savvy against historical figures with the objective of getting all the money.
With the above gift ideas, you can scratch just about any history lover off your gift list. All of them are extremely affordable and most of them will give them countless hours of enjoyment.