Were you the black sheep of the class, giving full attention during history lessons? Were the textbooks and facts intriguing to you? Did you find yourself taking more notes than necessary? Or do you know someone who can spout off more history trivia than any Jeopardy champion? We think this list full of the best gifts for history buffs will help you find the perfect present for anyone who enjoys a blast from the past.
History Gifts That Any History Lover Will Enjoy
Five Versions of the Chinese Legend: Mulan
From Chinese legend to Disney-funded animated adaptation, Mulan has been through decade after decade of idolization. Sparked as a cultural icon in Chinese history and legend, this book perfectly captures the variants of the Mulan story through the years. The perfect gift for history lovers with a passion for Disney!
Interesting Stories for Curious People
Has history always piqued your interest and curiosity? Well this book packed with interesting stories for curious people is ideal for you or your loved ones. Maybe even a history class for the teacher in a colorful and happy style. Regardless, this book makes a great gift idea with the likes of these familiar faces of history icons!
Abraham Lincoln Funko Pop
Not gonna lie, I was surprised and thrilled to find an Abraham Lincoln Funko Pop – and of course I had to include it in the list of gifts for history buffs! The American History collection is new to the Funko Pop series but sure to catch the eye of the history buff. Whether that be you, your family, your friends, or even a beloved history teacher, this adorable conversation sparker deserves a spot in the history collection!
Edgar Allan Poe Funko Pop
Nevermore to an empty collection of figurines, this Edgar Allan Poe Funko Pop is a great nod to the dark and gloomy icon. Perfect not only for history buffs but poets and goth culture alike. Equipped with an all black outfit and skull in hand, fashionable uniquely for the time and a perfect display piece.
This Day in Women’s History Calendar
Year round information of women’s mark on the world with the flip of a page and a new day. Brought to you by the History Channel itself, this is perfect for the appreciation of history and in this particular case, exclusive to women’s impact on the world and the movement further as a society! Gift this educational calendar and learn something new every flip of the date! (You may also want to check these books on women’s history for kids and teens too!)
The Tale of Princess Kaguya
The story of Princess Kaguya amazingly reimagined through the animation talent of the infamous Studio Ghibli. Picked perfectly from the roots of its ancient japanese legend with loyalty to the lore and a great voice casting. All the more reason to pick up this piece for the fans of history beyond America’s story!
Statue of Liberty LEGO Set
A gift from France and rotting uniquely to a colored perfection, it goes without saying that the Statue of Liberty is an iconic landmark. With an iconic landmark can come unique figurine or collectible form, such as this buildable Lego set. Fun to build and beautiful to display for the history fanatic looking for a challenge!
Eiffel Tower Lego Set
Paris, France holds an absolutely beautiful aesthetic undoubtedly, so get this piece of the worldwide noted landmark of the Eiffel Tower and other majestic France based locations. With a buildable challenge to go along with it before your displayed final product!
Display Piece of The Berlin Wall
Division of a nation, demolished in 1989 staying up for all too long dividing East Germany and West Germany. Now brought to you a genuine piece of the Berlin Wall for an amazing and affordable display. You can now own this piece of history right in your living room! We can’t think of any history gifts that would be better than an authentic piece like this one.
Titanic Memorabilia Pack
Replicated documents of the infamous Titanic, affordable and worthwhile, this pack consists of letters, advertisements, post disaster news posters, and more. Perfect for purchase, framing, or even passing around a history class!
Replica Childrens War Ration Book
Equipped uniquely with replications of decade old newspapers and other memorabilia items that would be packed into a children’s ration book in the 40s. Perfect for shelf display or on the go history fanatic bragging rights!
Titanic Newspaper Poster
Tragedy broken to the citizens by The New York Times during the time of disaster, unique and rare to the time in its classic printed state. Recreated by this impressive and fair sized poster, for the room or classroom of the history fanatic especially to in particular favor of the Titanic’s history!
I Survived – 10 Books Boxed Set
If you’re looking for history gifts for kids, you won’t find any better set of books than the I Survived series. Perfect for kids in grades 3-6 who love thrilling chapter books based on real events in history.
Framed Declaration of Independence
We’re pretty sure this is the ultimate gift for history buffs. At least those who are passionate about American history. This beautifully framed reproduction of the original Declaration of Independence is a must-have for any history lover. Hang it in an office, in the living room, or anywhere you want to admire it daily.
Ides of March Pencil Holder
Not all history gifts must be serious! While Julius Caesar might not think this pencil holder is funny, we certainly do. Stab Caesar in the back with your pens and pencils. Just use your own judgement when gifting this to your boss or best friend.