16 gift ideas for dads who love history


Make any occasion historic with these great gift ideas perfect for history buffs!

1. Fort Ticonderoga limited edition print

Commissioned by The Pursuit of History, this is limited to 200 prints, each signed and numbered by the artist, Larry Stuart. 

Our print was painstakingly silk-screened in Richmond, Virginia in 12 colors. It is printed on 100# paper made by the 140-year old French Paper Company of Niles, Michigan. Since it’s depicting an important historic site in New York state, and is shipped from a fulfillment center in Kentucky, it’s 100% Made in the USA in every way possible.

The perfect gift for any kind of history lover.

2. "Victory" blanket woven in the US showing the stars from Washington's HQs flag

A unique family heirloom, "Victory" blanket woven in the US showing the stars from Washington's HQs flag

Made in America from 100% combed, natural cotton. The design, with a perfect tracing of each individual star from Washington's headquarter's flag, is woven as part of the blanket; it's not simply printed on. And it's woven on a Jacquard loom, which makes this even more interesting and a piece you'll pass down to future generations.

3. Boston Massacre Hand-Engraved print, after Revere

hand-engraved printing of the famous Boston Massacre image Revere titled, "The bloody massacre perpetrated on King Street, Boston on March 5th 1770 by a party of the 29th Regt." 

Available as a black and white print and hand watercolored by artist, Andrew Volpe. Both are signed and numbered. These are very limited, so if you want one, get yours now.

4. To adorn your walls

"Decaration of Independence" from the printing Office of Edes & Gill

For every history lover, the "Declaration of Independence" printed by hand, the Boston broadside "Decaration of Independence" from the printing Office of Edes & Gill

We also have a pre-ratification broadside of the "U.S. Constitution" and the "The American Crisis" by Thomas Paine.


World War II on the Homefront — Large print with images of 100+ WWII posters

World War II on the Homefront — Large print with images of 100+ WWII posters

Our original design, "World War II on the Homefront: Posters in shops and factories, restaurants and railroad stations, schools and town halls," is a unique print that anyone interested in WWII history will appreciate.

America’s Historic Highway Pole Markers Poster

America’s Historic Highway Pole Markers
Pair the print with our America’s Historic Highway Pole Markers Poster featuring vintage highway pole markers and signs taken from a book of auto trails published in 1921. We also have cool shirts with individual markers.

5. "1773" Boston Tea Party Bracelet

"1773" Boston Tea Party Bracelet
Our original "1773" Boston Tea Party design for hard core history lovers, in a pewter medallion with a wire-wrapped bracelet. Made by hand in New England.

6. Suffrage pins and shirts

Suffrage pins

In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Women's Suffrage Movement, our exclusive "Jailed for Freedom" pin"Votes for Women" pennant pin in purple, "Votes for Women" Sash pin. Boxed individually with clear tops.

Pair these pins with our Revolutionary Suffragette Shirt with illustration by James Montgomery Flagg available in a crewneck shirt for men and women, as well as a women's v-neck shirt and tank top.

7. Shirts for hardcore history lovers

1773 Boston Tea Party, "Knox Moving Co.", and "We hold these truths - July 4, 1776"

Shirts for history lovers

For hardcore history lovers, the "1773" Boston Tea Party shirt, the "Join or Die" Shirt, and the "We hold these truths - July 4, 1776" shirt. These shirts are not only visually striking but the meaning behind the designs will surely be a conversation starter. Be a rebel and stump the average person!

8. History Sweatshirts

To keep history lovers warm this season, our collection of super comfortable pullover sweatshirts and long sleeved shirts are a great idea. Featuring our most popular designs, "We hold these truths - July 4, 1776," "1773" Boston Tea Party, George Washington "Signature Series, Revolutionary Superheroes, "History Nerd" with a WWII Paratrooper, Gettysburg Address, Teddy Roosevelt "Rough Riders," and Victory. Explore all our sweatshirts in this collection.

9. Shirts for World War II enthusiasts

WWII shirts

For World War II enthusiasts, choose between our "History Nerd" with WWII Paratrooper commemorative shirt, Flag raising on Mount Suribachi ShirtV-Day Shirt with all the WWII battles listed"She's a W.O.W." shirt, and "Operation Market Garden" Shirt.

Each design is available in a 100% Cotton Made in USA shirt option. Also comes in several colors and styles, as well as stickers and magnets. View our complete WWII-era collection.

10. Civil War Shirts

For the Civil War buff, our collection featuring Abraham Lincoln, his Gettysburg address, Ulysses S. Grant, Frederick Douglass, Irish Brigade, and our "History Nerd" with a Civil War soldier. Explore our Civil War collection here.

11. Teddy Roosevelt Shirts on his Rough Rider Days

Teddy Roosevelt Shirts

For fans of the band of fighters Teddy Roosevelt formed during the Progressive era, our bestsellers, Teddy Roosevelt "Signature Series" Shirt and Teddy Roosevelt "Rough Riders" Shirt

12. Historical Shirts

Historical Shirts

For the history nerd who has an endless fascination for anything historical, pick between the "Knox Moving Co." shirt and "Life, liberty, and the pursuit of history" shirts or the "One if by land . . ." Old North Special Edition Shirt are the perfect choice. Can't decide? Pick all three!

13. Shirts with historic figures

History Nerd Shirts

If they have a favorite historic figure, give them our "History Nerd" shirts with George Washington, Ben Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson.

Historic Figures

Also available, George Washington "Signature Series" as well as John Adams "Signature Series". Or pick any item from our collection of "Revolutionary Superheroes". Featuring Abigail and John Adams, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Alexander Hamilton.

14. Shirts for history teachers and history majors

Shirts for history majors and history teachers

For the proud history nerd scholar, flaunt your love for history with the "History Teacher" t-shirts and "History Major" shirt. Also available as stickers.

15. Games for folks who loves History

Games for History Lovers

Make game nights more historic with these board games created for history lovers. Kids and adults alike will learn valuable life lessons from Benjamin Franklin in the Franklin's Fortune deck building game and  players of the HistoryPlunge game will learn about the U.S. Presidents, important events in history, notable people that shaped history, and more from 1492 to the present in this new game.

16. History Caps and Mugs for when you don't know their size

History Caps

When you don't know their size, our embroidered "History Nerd" with Ben Franklin cap as well as our new "1773" Boston Tea Party caps is a useful accessory for every kind of history nerd. Both come in a variety of colors to suit every style.

History coffee mugs

Another great choice is the "We hold these truths - July 4, 1776" mugs and the "History Nerd" with Ben Franklin mugs.

"Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of History" Tote bags

"Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of history" Tote bag

As well as the "Life, liberty, and the pursuit of history" Tote bag which comes in a wide variety of colors.

17. Signed books

"When the Irish Invaded Canada" - Signed by the Author, Christopher Klein

History buffs will enjoy our signed history books, such as the bestselling "When the Irish Invaded Canada: The Incredible True Story of the Civil War Veterans Who Fought for Ireland's Freedom" signed by the author, Christopher Klein. Each book you buy will include an inscription by the author. You may also write your own inscription at the notes section of the cart page.

World War II Books

For the World War II aviation enthusiast, the illustrated and autographed books from the Eagles Over the Pacific series showcases some of the most dramatic combat photos ever taken during aerial warfare, maps of every mission flown and aircraft profiles. Signed books in the series include "Warpath Across the Pacific", "Revenge of the Red Raiders", "Rampage of the Roarin' 20's" and "Ken's Men Against the Empire" Volumes 1 and 2.

18. History Shirts for Kids

History Shirts for Kids

For the history nerds in the making, our "Revolutionary Superheroes" Youth shirt, "One if by Land" Youth Shirt, and our "History Nerd in Training" shirt comes in light pink and light blue heather. Kids will also love our "Revolutionary Superheroes" poster.

19. Stocking stuffers

History nerd stickers and magnets

For stocking stuffers, our most-loved stickers, magnets and button pins in one pack. Pictured below are our "Revolutionary War" Sticker pack, "History Lover" Magnet pack, and Suffrage Campaign historical button pins and sticker sheet bundle. Also available, "We Can Do It!" sticker and magnet pack and “History Lover” sticker and magnet pack.

20. The History List Gift Certificate

Shopping for someone who loves history but not sure exactly what to get them? Give them the gift of choice with The History List Gift certificate.


Find all these great gift ideas and more at The History List store.