Birthday Gift Ideas

Are you looking for a birthday present to give to your mom, dad, father-in-law, sister, or a close friend? We might have something special that will definitely give them a unique experience. 

Shopping for birthday gifts is not an easy task. How about giving them a gift to learn history not from books but from replicas of historical letters and documents delivered right to their doorstep? History By Mail is a monthly subscription service for replicas of historical letters and documents. 

Entice the birthday celebrant with monthly letters covering a wide array of topics.

History By Mail sample letter

Curated from the best archives in the world. Each letter is accompanied by context pages telling relevant details surrounding the historic event. 

Perfect as a keepsake, learning materials, or collectible items.

Historic Cartoons Bamboo Keepsake Box

Maybe they are into art, drawings or cartoons! Historic Cartoons offers a unique and engaging way to learn the history of the past through cartoons of the past. Learn about the Revolutionary War, the Civil Rights movement, and presidential history by seeing cartoon artists depict the events of their times. 

New York Times Custom Birthday Book

Commemorate a newsworthy birthday with a collection of the New York Times front pages from each year since their birth, personalized with name and birth date, and preserved in a handsome library binding. Whether it's a milestone decade or a personally significant number of years, the New York Times Birthday Book collection forms a fascinating snapshot of history seen through the lens of your special day. Made in Williston, Vermont.

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Teas of the Boston Tea Party

Boston Harbor, December 16, 1773: It's late, it's freezing, and the colonists aren't going to take it anymore. ""No taxation without representation!"" The day goes down in history as the Boston Tea Party. Take a taste of colonial times with this set of five teas--two green and three black--in the varieties that were in the 342 chests thrown overboard during that momentous protest. As a bonus for history buffs, the set also comes with details on how many chests of each tea were destroyed, brewing directions and flavor profiles, and uncommon facts about tea in early America. Made in South Carolina.

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Personalized College Football History Book

Whether they were born into a generations-old tradition or cheered in person on campus, college football fans are devoted to their alma maters for life. Let the spirit-filled fanatic in your world retrace the history of their beloved squad through reprinted coverage from The Washington Post or the Los Angeles Times archives. Bound within a handsome library leatherette, each page is a trip back through time, celebrating the team's wins, records, and newsworthy moments. Make this collector's item even more unforgettable by adding your favorite fan's name to the cover and a personalized message inside. The feeling the gift will bring? We imagine it's kind of like being carried out of the stadium after scoring the game-winning touchdown. Made in the UK.

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U.S. Whiskey History Glasses

Manhattans. Old-fashioneds. Mint juleps. Whiskey aficionados are well acquainted with the flavors of these perennial American cocktails. But what about their origins and traditional recipes? Makers Brian, Dave, Neil, and Colin have you covered with their vintage-inspired highball glasses. Featuring six different drinks, the Whiskey Highball, Sazerac, and Whiskey Sour round out the set. Each glass showcases the histories, measurements, and instructions for flawless refreshment with each pour. It's time to chill your glass and raise your spirits! Sold individually or as a set of 6. Made in Pennsylvania.

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Birthday Gift Ideas

Frequently Asked Questions

How should I celebrate my birthday?

The way you celebrate your birthday is entirely up to you and your personal preferences. Some people enjoy having parties with friends and family, while others prefer more intimate gatherings or even spending the day alone. It's your special day, so choose activities that make you happy and create lasting memories.

What are some popular birthday traditions?

Birthday traditions vary across cultures and individuals. Common traditions include blowing out candles on a birthday cake and making a wish, receiving and opening gifts, singing the "Happy Birthday" song, and enjoying a special meal or dessert. However, feel free to create your own unique traditions that reflect your personality and interests.

How can I make my birthday extra special?

There are many ways to make your birthday extra special. Consider treating yourself to something you've been wanting, planning a fun outing or adventure, spending quality time with loved ones, or even engaging in acts of kindness and giving back to the community. The key is to do things that bring you joy and create meaningful experiences.

Can I gift a History By Mail subscription to someone for their birthday?

Absolutely! Gifting a History By Mail subscription is a wonderful way to surprise and delight someone on their birthday. It's a gift that keeps on giving, offering a year-round exploration of historical letters and documents.