Monday, November 26, 2018

100+ Awesome Gift Ideas for the History Lover!

'Tis the shop! Also, there are wonderful beautiful holidays nestled in there. But my family looks at shopping like a competitive sport. We get up early, stretch our legs, and body slam people into the walls like a good old fashioned Wings vs. Avalanche game. JK, we shop online now.

 I like to support small businesses especially, since they work hard to ensure reenactors and other history lovers like myself can continue to geek out in our favorite hobbies.

These are separated by price. I totally understand if your budget is tight this year, or if you're look for small gifts for friends. Prices do not include shipping, as those can vary based on the entire order.

*Note: This list includes different time periods, and does not necessarily reflect progressive or period accurate items (ahem-please don't use the Jane Austen mug for Regency reenacting!). Also, the selection of the items from shops does not mean every item in that shop is appropriate for reenacting in your time period. Take care to do your research before making a purchase!

**Note: As this is my third year doing my "Gift Idea" list, you'll notice a few things. I often return to some of the same sellers because they are handmade or use ethical practices in their business. Let's support those that make reenacting possible! I'm also making an effort to include different groups, ones that are not often represented in living history.

***Note: There are other items in these shops. Please click on the links and check out other things they may have to offer! Sometimes there are more color/size/variations available.

****Note: To my family members actually trying to shop for me from this can't go wrong with any of it, though you might want to call me first :)

Chocolate Drink $22.50
Shirt $23.95+
Blue Strawberry Pin Cushion $25
Marbled Paper Covered Band Box $25
Become a Member/Supporter of the National Holocaust Museum $25
Grave Impression $25

$50 and Under
Necklace $30
History Puzzle Box $33.19
Needle Case Pattern $35
19th Amendment National Woman's Party Banner Scarf
Suffrage Scarf $39
Reproduction Kerchief $40
Turquoise Necklace $45
Men's Reproduction Buckle $45
Pocketbook Kit $45
Book $50

$100 and under
1950s Cape $52
Reproduction Lappet Cap $54
Fort Meigs, Ohio, Hearthside Cooking Class $50
History Unboxed Kit $55
Print of Dress $56.18
Men's Tobacco Bag $60
Pride and Prejudice Bracelet $62
Cross Stitch Kit $64.46
Sewing Stand $65
Sun Bonnet $65
Katherine Johnson Doll $65
Vintage Hat $65
18th Century Tricorn Hat $68
Headdress $70
Stoneware Hard Cider Jug $70
Trusty Battle Axe $75
Book $79.95

Civil War Era Original Folding Parasol $80

Frida Khalo Doll $81.78
Antique Floor Tile $95
Pinball $95
Chess Set $99.99

$150 and under
Reproduction Fan $105
Conference Registration $110
Medieval Kirtle $112.88+
Degas Sculpture $115
Locket with Hair $119.46
Reproduction China Doll $120
Antique Astronomy Poster $127.05
Late Victorian Shoes $120
Tools for Fabric Flower Millinery $135+
Framed Hairwork $145
Repro Hair Jewelry $150+
1920s Burlesque Costume $155
Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Pendant $156
1940s Reproduction Dress $175
Conference Registration $180
Antique Coral Earrings $190
Antique Edwardian Dress $200
Bonnet $215
1920s Book Set $215.10
Men's Boots $219.99
Antique Butterfly Penwipe $225
Custom 18th Century Ladies Jacket $250
(Back View) Regency Gown $331.42
1940s Men's Suit $350
Original Dress $375

Why bother listing the price?
Reproduction Titanic Cherub Lamp $2,598

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