8 Perfect Gifts for the Family Historian

16 Dec 2022


Christmas is quickly approaching, and if you’re like most of us, you’re probably scrambling to find the perfect gift for the loved ones in your life.

If the special person you’re shopping for happens to be the family historian, you are in luck! We have compiled a list of 8 great gifts for genealogy buffs that are sure to blow them away this holiday season.

8 Perfect Gifts for the Family Historian

1. Constitution and Declaration of Independence Ties

Does your loved one has a special interest in U.S. history and the establishment of the American government?

If so, these ties may be just the gift they need.

This fun site offers ties printed with the words from the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and even the Bill of Rights.

Imagine how much pizzaz your family historian will bring when they wear one of these ties to the next formal event they attend!

2. The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians 

This fascinating book, written by David Rubenstein—well-known financier and philanthropist, as well as the host of The David Rubenstein Show— combines interviews about important historical figures, told by the master historians who knew them the best.

From Jack Warren’s take on why George Washington did not become a dictator like many other revolutionary leaders to Bob Woodward's insight about Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal, this book is a true historical masterpiece.

3. Undelivered: The Never-Heard Speeches That Would Have Rewritten History

Is your family historian the type of person who frequently ponders “what could have been?” If so, this fantastic collection of speeches is right up their alley!

In Undelivered, political speechwriter Jeff Nussbaum presents some of the most notable speeches in history that were never actually given due to alternative turns in history.

With speeches written for public figures ranging from John F. Kennedy to Emperor Hirohito, even your family historian is sure to learn something new!

4. This Day in History Boxed Calendar

It’s almost 2023, and you know what that means… We all need new calendars!

With the help of this visually appealing boxed calendar, your family historian can enjoy a full year of fascinating facts about the incredible moments in history that have changed the world.

This is the type of desk calendar that any history buff would love!.

5. Funny Genealogy T-Shirts

Who doesn’t love a good t-shirt?

With this large collection of funny genealogy shirts from Redbubble, you are pretty much guaranteed to find out your family historian will love.

As an added bonus, they can advertise their services just by wearing one of these great shirts!

6. Leather Tree of Life Journal

All genealogists need a place to take notes and keep track of the millions of facts and stories they collect.

With this beautiful leather book, they will have a full 400 pages to use.

This stunning journal is hand-made from 100% natural leather, resulting in a unique, one-of-a-kind gift your loved one will adore.

7. U.S. History Pocket Reference Guide

For family historians who are researching ancestry in the United States, this pocked reference book is a must have!

This quick and convenient guide details pertinent historical information and events from Colonial times all the way up to 1940.

It also includes interesting details such as popular trends throughout different eras, immigration statistics and arrival ports, and military timelines and battle facts.

8. Hanging Birthday Plaque

Many family historians are also the go-to when it comes to keeping track of all of the important dates for the family.

With this charming wall hanging, your loved one will have all of those dates readily accessible.

This beautiful gift includes 100 untreated wooden tags, that your historian can easily paint or write in the dates for your family members’ birthdays, anniversaries, etc.


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Jennifer Rizzo 
Jennifer Rizzo, also known as "Rizzo," is a Denver-based writer with a passion for writing, genealogical research, travel, and languages. She studied Spanish at the University of Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico and also lived and studied in Ancona, Italy. She also holds a certification for International Tour Management through the International Guide Academy. Since joining The Writers for Hire, Jennifer has written on vast array of topics and has done many in-depth genealogical research and family tree projects. She has worked as Project Manager for various client projects, including: family history books, websites, RFPs, blogs, autobiographies, and SOPs. She enjoys working closely with clients, and loves any opportunity that allows her to indulge her creative side.

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