Be a Hero with These Gifts for the History Buff
Do you have a loved one in your life that eats and breathes history? In honor of Presidentâ€™s Day which is celebrated on the third Monday in February, weâ€™re giving you a gift guru approved list of everything a history lover wants.
Personalized Pin Your Journeys World Map: For the globe-trotting history buff, mark their past and future destinations with this personalized framed World Map. Â This is the perfect piece to display all their world travels.
New York Times Keepsake Front Page Reprint Choose Your Date ($59.95) – Did you ever wonder what the big headlines were the day they were born? Â Well now you can see what the front page news of the New York Times was on any date from 1851 through to today. All reprints come with a certificate of authenticity. You can also choose the paper type and frame preferences that match your history buffâ€™s style and your budget.
For the full newspaper, you can also purchase the New York Times Your Special Day Book ($99.95). This great hardbound book is packed with up to 80 reprinted pages from your date, plus additional pages displaying world changing events in history.
For the history buff who loves to read, I highly recommend â€śKilling Lincolnâ€ť by Bill Oâ€™Reilly or â€śThomas Jeffersonâ€ť by Jon Meacham. I personally read these two books and thoroughly enjoyed both. Â If you want to splurge on more than just a book, go for an e-reader such as a kindle fire and pre-load it with a few free best-selling history books. If your history lover already has an e-reader, you can purchase eBook lending subscriptions, which is good for both the kindle fire and nook. Â That way you can share your favorite reads without spending a lot or having to lug around heavy books.
Not a reader? This fall the History Channel came out with a 12 hour series called â€śMankind the Story of all of Usâ€ť. I was hooked on this miniseries that documented all of mankindâ€™s greatest accomplishments from the Mesopotamia civilization all the way to the discovery of America. This series is now available on DVD for $34.95 and is something you will want to watch over and over again. I also enjoyed Oliver Stone documentary â€śThe Untold History of the United Statesâ€ť, which is not available on DVD yet, but you can watch it on Showtime on demand or get the book.
For the big splurge, treat your history lover to a trip to our Nationâ€™s Capital in Washington DC. There you can explore all the famous memorials and museums that our capitol city has to offer and ponder the battles, discussions, and people involved in making our country, and the world, what it is today.
Have you hit a home run with a gift for the history buff in your life? We would love to hear more ideas from you about what history buffs really want.