18 Gifts For the History Buff

Gifts for History Lovers

Make this holiday historic with these great gift ideas perfect for history buffs!

1. History Camp Gift Certificate

History Camp Gift Certificate

If your friend or relative loves history, they’ll love History Camp. History Camp brings together adults from all walks who have a passion for history. Now in six cities and still growing, your purchase of a History Camp Gift Certificate cover their full registration and more.

Learn more about History Camp.

2. "Declaration of Independence"

3 Versions of the Declaration of Independence from The History List

For every history lover, the "Declaration of Independence" printed by hand, available in three broadsides:

Shown above from left to right: the Boston broadside "Decaration of Independence" from the printing Office of Edes & Gill, the Philadelphia broadside "Declaration of Independence" from John Dunlap, and the Baltimore broadside "Declaration of Independence" from Mary Katherine Goddard

We also have a pre-ratification broadside of the "U.S. Constitution" and the The Bill of Rights before the Amendments were approved.

US Constitution and Bill of Rights

3. 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 Women's Suffrage Shirt with a timeless quote from Susan B. Anthony:

"There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers."

Women's Suffrage Shirt with Susan B. Anthony quote

4. For the home

Framed set of Revolutionary Documents

Revolutionary Rebus

For the home, our exclusive Framed Set of Revolutionary Documents: "America to her Mistaken Mother" and "Britannia to America".

5. Old North Church Lantern, "Join or Die" Framed print, and US Flag flown over Mt. Vernon

History decorations for your home

As well as the Old North Church Lantern, a replica of the ones used to signal the riders on the night of April 18, 1775, the "Join or Die" framed print, and express your nationalistic pride with the American flag flown over Mount Vernon, home of the first President of the United States, George Washington. This flag includes a certificate of authenticity dated and signed by Mount Vernon Ladies' Association Regent.

6. George Washington Cookie cutter

George Washington Cookie cutter

Make your own George Washington-shaped cookies with this cookie cutter. Made from eco-friendly, food-safe materials, durable and easy-to-use, this creates the perfect profile of Washington, with crisp, sharp edges.

7. Shirts for hardcore history lovers

1773 Boston Tea Party, "Victory", and "We hold these truhts - July 4, 1776"

hardcore history shirts

For hardcore history lovers, the "1773" Boston Tea Party shirt, the "Victory" 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

Pullover sweatshirts from The History List

To keep history lovers warm this season, our collection of super soft pullover sweatshirts is a great idea. We have the "History Nerd" with Ben Franklin in a deep red color and charcoal grey, "Revolutionary Superheroes" in light blue, "History Nerd" with Abraham Lincoln in deep red, and "Repeal of the Stamp Act" in charcoal grey.

9. Shirts for World War II enthusiasts

The History List's WWII Shirts

For World War II enthusiasts, choose between our "History Nerd" with WWII Soldier, "History Nerd" with WWII Paratrooper commemorative shirt, "Operation Market Garden" Shirt, and our "She's a W.O.W." shirt. Comes in several colors and styles, as well as stickers and magnets. View our complete WWII-era collection.

10. World War II Poster

World War II on the Homefront - Large print

Make this year's gift giving extra special with this World War II on the Homefront — Large print with images of 100+ WWII posters in your gift bag. This is a unique print that anyone interested in WWII history will appreciate.

11. Civil War Shirts

Civil War shirts

For the Civil War buff, our original "History Nerd" with Abraham Lincoln shirt and the "History Nerd" with a Civil War Soldier. It comes in two colors: charcoal grey and dark blue.

12. Historical Shirts

Nerdy shirts for history lovers

For the history nerd who has an endless fascination for anything historical, pick between the "Knox Moving Co." shirt in stone grey and "Life, liberty, and the pursuit of history" shirts in light blue and light red heather, or the "John Paul Jones shirt - “I have not yet begun to fight!” shirt are the perfect choice. Can't decide? Pick all three!

13. Shirts with historic figures

Historic figures shirts from The History List

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

"History Nerd" Caps

When you don't know their size, our embroidered "History Nerd" with Ben Franklin cap which comes in a variety of colors is a useful accessory for every kind of history nerd.

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.

16. 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.

21 Heroes and Patriots, Submarines, Secrets, and Daring Rescue book

For the younger history buffs, a signed copy of the book “Twenty-One Heroes by Sam Forman. Inspired by the 21 graves of soldiers who died at the Continental Army’s encampment along the Delaware River and a signed copy of the American Revolutionary War Adventures series, "Submarines, Secrets & A Daring Rescue" by Robert J. Skead and Robert A. Skead. The book chronicles the daring adventures of twin boys during the Revolutionary War.

17. History Shirts for Kids

Gifts for history kids

For the history nerds in the making, our "Revolutionary Superheroes" 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.

18. 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.

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