2016 Revolutionary War Geek Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again – time to let Journal of the American Revolution solve all your holiday gift-giving conundrums. Here are our picks for 2016, and if you don’t find the ideal gift here, take a look at our guides for 2013, 2014 and 2015.

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Swordfighting Pillow Cases

While it’s never good to take a dispute to the bedroom, a little friendly competition can always be interesting. Pillowcases creatively printed with images from a 1760’s fencing instructor provide a lively complement to any décor.

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Eighteenth Century Fabrics

Whether for creating accurate reproduction clothing or decorating a tasteful abode, fabrics that accurately represent those available in the eighteenth century are essential. Choose from a wide selection of yard goods as well as the notions, patterns, accessories and books to make historical concepts into stunning realities.

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Handcrafted Tin Vasculum

Someone asked for a vasculum? Then give them a vasculum! A fine tin one, that has many uses besides its intended purpose of collecting botanical samples. Handmade by one of America’s premier tinsmiths, this will start more conversations than any handbag could.

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The Place to Affix the Stamp T-Shirt

One of The History List’s great history-themed tees. A must wear for any Rev War geek.

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Books by JAR Authors

If you regularly rave about the writings in Journal of the American Revolution – and who wouldn’t? – remember that many JAR authors have also written some of the best books on the era. Books are educational and entertaining, and giving these will support the authors you love.

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Historical Newspapers

For that sophisticated reader who appreciates a real keepsake that’s also good reading, newspapers from the era of the American Revolution make memorable gifts. A surprising number of these historical artifacts are available.

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Declaration of Independence Leggings

If the words of the Declaration of Independence warm your heart, let them also warm your legs. The foundational document is faithfully rendered on form-fitting microfiber leggings. The Constitution is also available. And JAR is selling the Crossing leggings.

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Marches of the American Revolution

Get in the mood for some serious historical studies with stirring music from the 1770s and 1780s. Performed by talented drummers and fifers from the Brigade of the American Revolution, these recordings are instructional as well as informative and entertaining.

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Fifer Ornament

If listening to fife and drum music is not enough, let a fifer decorate your tree. Colonial Williamsburg keeps the spirit of early America alive with this and an assortment of other ornaments.

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JAR Swag

Show your support for America’s most important history by giving shirts and other gifts emblazoned with our clever, original designs. Or keep them all for yourself. Either way, you’ll be contributing to best source for information on the American Revolution. Important: Order today to ensure on-time delivery and double-check your sizes (everything is printed on demand so no size exchanges).

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Founding Fathers Bobbleheads

Still can’t think of a great gift? Washington, Hamilton, Adams, Jefferson and others are all nodding their heads in agreement that bobbleheads are the ideal fallback. Always there for you, they’re always shaking things up.

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Founding Father Finger Puppets

Enough said.

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