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Top 5 Gifts For History Buffs In Your Life

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If you’re on the hunt for classic and relevant gifts for history buffs in your life, keep reading to learn about our suggestions for the top 5!

Best Gifts For History Buffs

Admiral’s Warbird Adventure

Our famous Admiral’s Warbird Adventure is an immersive two-hour journey that gives your beloved history buff the opportunity to relive history as a naval aviator. They will be dressed in authentic WWII era flight gear, and prepped with aviation equipment, survival training, and a pre-flight briefing. The authenticism rings true, as the plane flies the same routes as the Japanese pilots used in their infamous attack. This adventure takes off from Kalaeloa Airport in Honolulu. It offers aerial views of Pearl Harbor, O’ahu Coasts, Wheeler, Kane’ohe, and Bellows airfields. Thus, it’s an excellent way to enjoy the views of Hawaii too. That’s why this is one of the best gifts for history buffs!

Ensign’s Warbird Experience

This particular flight is 30 minutes in an authentic U.S. Navy SNJ-5C. Experience an aerial view of Pearl Harbor and Wheeler Air Force Base, Kahuku, and Waikiki. As one of the top gifts for history buffs, it’s a great way to learn the basic maneuvers of operating a plane. The 30-minute flight is perfect for people with packed schedules, as well as any aviation enthusiast who wants to see the beauty of Hawaii from the clouds.

Aviator Hat

Interactive gifts make for great memories. But if you’re looking for something a little more tangible, look into something that can be worn or used as decor, like this authentic aviator hat. Get your Amelia Earhart on! It comes in different colors, and is especially perfect for history buffs passionate about aviation and its role in history or combat. Plus, if they don’t want to wear it, then it will make a really cool addition to a library or room in their house for decoration!


Gifting someone a book they haven’t read is always a great idea. Especially for your history buff, try a prominent recount of something like military history or the art of combat. For instance, The Smithsonian has come up with a fantastic visual guide on military history. The beautiful book showcases everything from bones and stone weapons to bomber planes and sophisticated weaponry. They also display some of the best wartime generals and strategists throughout the years. Check it out on Amazon here. A bit more specific and more text-heavy, The Smithsonian has also curated a comprehensive and accessible guide to the people, politics, events, and lasting effects of World War II. Find it on Amazon here.

Magazine Subscription

Gifting your history buff a magazine subscription is truly the gift that keeps on giving. And, as a bonus, you can cancel or modify it any time you feel like. History Magazine provides interesting and thought-provoking recounts of major events in world history. The magazine is published, six times a year, so the subscription isn’t even that pricy to maintain.

We hope our suggestions helped, and that the special history buff in your life loves whatever you decide to get them!