Geeky Gifts for History Buffs

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The holidays are coming, and that means that it’s time to start thinking about Christmas gifts. We all want to give our loved ones something that they’ll truly appreciate on Christmas morning, but as I’m sure you’re aware, that can be much more easily said than done. However, if you have a friend or family member who happens to be a history buff, your task to pick the perfect gift just got a little easier!

Here are some fantastically geeky gift ideas for the history buff in your life:

A History Buff T-Shirt

If your history buff is out and proud about his antiquarian interests, then he’s sure to love a history buff t-shirt, that lets the whole world know what he’s about, and which will surely help him to attract others of his kind!


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If you know a history buff who’s really interested in the prehistoric period, then you simply can’t go wrong with wrapping up a few prehistoric fossils for her to open on Christmas Morn’. Specimens like this otodus obliquus teeth are old, unique and extremely interesting, guaranteeing a full-on geek-out when they’re unwrapped. They’ll look great when they’re put on display amongst all those old books and artefacts she has too!

A History-Based Board Game

Board games are pretty essential during the holiday period, so why not present your history buff with a brand new one to add to their collection? 7 Wonders is a thrilling historically based game in which you take on the role as one of the leaders of the ancient world’s seven great cities. You are tasked with building not only your city, but also your army, and your power – they’ll love it!

A History Subscription Box

If you want to give the history lover your life the gift that keeps on giving, then investing in a subscription to one of the offerings from History in a Box, which will see them treated to a new box packed with historical information each month, is ideal. You can currently choose from American History, Ancient History or The Middle Ages, and since you can choose subscriptions by age range, you can always ensure that the recipient will get something out of the gift.

Antique Books

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History buffs tend to love antique books, and there are lots of them to be had, so pick up a couple of their favorites or a tome that deals with a period in history they’re particularly concerned with and they will be happy as Larry when they open it.

Museum Subscriptions

An interest in history and a love of museums obviously go hand in hand, so scope out the best history museums in your area and buy your history buff a subscription if you want to get in her good books, Even better, buy a subscription for you both and commit accompanying her on some of her many outings. Do this and you’ll make her day!

These gifts might be a little geeky, but they are sure to delight any history lover, and you’re sure to be crowned greatest gifter, by your history buff at least, this Christmas.

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