Perfect Gift Ideas for the History Buff in Your Life This Valentine's Day

By | January 26, 2017

This Valentine's Day make the day of your loved one extra special with these history-themed gifts.


Aviator Winter Hat
Don this aviator hat and you’ll instantly feel like Amelia Earhart or Howard Hughes. Made to look like an authentic hat, this is something that can be worn, or simply put on display in a library or other reading room of your house. Includes ear flaps and comes in different colors.

$34.99 | Buy on Amazon




Here’s a game that tests your ability to think quickly and imagine what it would be like to travel back in time. You have to avoid creating a paradox with your moves, and not a lot of historical knowledge is needed, as it’s not a trivia game, but rather pits your time travel wits against your opponent’s. $19.98 | Buy on Amazon


Presidential Slogan Coffee Mug

29 Classic campaign slogans on one mug - from Adelai to Zachary! The 12 oz. mug is dishwasher and microwave safe. Sold by the Unemployed Philosophers Guild - a small, Brooklyn based company specializing in gifts for the sophisticated gift giver. $14.95 | Buy on Amazon


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Boston Tea Party Tea Sampler

This is truly a time machine, as it includes 6 loose leaf teas that are the same types of tea thrown over the side of the British tea ships during the Boston Tea Party. Included are 6 4oz tins, although the amount of each type of tea varies by volume. $16.99 | Buy on Amazon


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Men's Retro History Buff T-Shirt

A funny humor gift for a History Teacher or just about any History buff enthusiast in your life. The shirt is lightweight, has classic fit, has double-needle sleeve and bottom hem.$17.99 | Buy on Amazon


New York Crossword Puzzle Box

Exclusive to The New York Times, this Limgoes porcelain keepsake is perfect for fans of the cherished Sunday crossword puzzle. Buy on NYT Store


Antique Elgin Open Faced Pocket Watch - Circa 1907

This working antique pocket watch takes you back a century to a romantic era of railroads, refined elegance and hand-held timepieces. This is an antique open-faced pocket watch manufactured around 1907 by the Elgin National Watch Company of Elgin, Ill.
Buy on NYT Store


Year to Remember Coin Set

Exclusively available from The New York Times Store, this set of gleaming U.S. coins, including a half dollar, quarter, dime, nickel and penny minted in your year. Years 1934-2015 available. Buy on NYT Store


New York Transit Token Watchs

This watch is hand crafted from an authentic 70s era 7/8" Y-cut New York Transit Token. 38mm stainless steel bezel, brushed stainless caseback hallmarked MTA. Buy on NYT Store


Mets Game-Used Watch

This watch is hand crafted from an MLB Authenticated Game Used NY Mets Baseball. 40mm stainless steel bezel, this watch features the unmistakable red stitching and scratches and scuffs that let you know they have seen game-play. Buy on NYT Store


Star Wars Darth Vader Cufflinks

The force is strong with this one. Suit up with the fierce and menacing style of Star Wars's iconic villain with these cufflinks that feature Darth Vader's fearsome visage.

Buy on NYT Store


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Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth-Century Europe

Anne Boleyn, Catherine de Medici, Isabella of Castile and several female Tudors wielded massive influence in the 16th century. This book examines their power and explains their rise to the top. $22.20 | Buy on Amazon


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History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time

It's an irresistible combination: Brad Meltzer, a born storyteller, counting down the world's most intriguing unsolved mysteries. $17.80 | Buy on Amazon


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Free Books for History Lovers

A treasure chest of FREE books on History from ancient times to the First World War, presently available on Amazon! Free access to over 400 scholarly and literary works, relating to almost every period in Western and Middle-Eastern History. FREE on Amazon

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