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   The Best Gift Ideas With a Family History Flair

Gift Ideas For the Genealogist

by Cindy Carman

Looking for a gift for that genealogist in your family? Every year we provide a new list of unique gift ideas that any family history buff would enjoy. We select a variety of gifts ideas graded according to cost, so you can find a gift that will fit your budget.

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Clear Dome Umbrella - $9.99 - Your fa vorite genealogist will adore this see-through dome umbrella. It's ideal for those graveyard jaunts, also for avoiding collisions while walking to and from the family history library. 100% plastic with metal handle. Manual operation. 34 1/2"L, 29" across when open.

Photo Coasters, 5 Piece Set - $4.99 - Your guests will be fascinated by these clever photo coasters. Photos of grandkids are always a great conversation starter but think of the exciting stories you can tell if the coasters display photos of your ancestors.

Reading Glasses Pen- $9.99 - What a handy and unique gift to give a genealogist! This pen has built in reading glasses so your favorite family historian won't be searching for their glasses to read even the smallest print. The aluminum and plastic 6 inch pen is a smooth-writing ballpoint with built-in "eyeglass" 2x magnifiers. Imagine being able to use your pen to read small print like citations, footnotes, menus, receipts, medicine bottles, and more.

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Photo Collage Personalized Men's Tie - $22.95- You will be excited to give this personalized tie to that genealogy buff in your life. Upload his favorite photo either vertical or horizontal, color or black & white and it will be captured and repeated throughout the tie, a sentimental keepsake gift made just for him! Photos that are close up on objects are ideal. Size of imprinted photo on tie is 1 7/8" W x 2 1/8" H.

Bless This House Plate -Special Sale Price $14.99 - This exquisite plate is destined to become a favorite keepsake heirloom that will be handed down from generation to generation. The Winterberry motif surrounds the traditional sentiment "Bless This House", written in an artistic script. Use a plate hanger and display it year round. 10 1/2" x 8". Gift boxed.

"Discover Your Family History Online:" A Step-by-Step Guide to Starting Your Genealogy Search by Nancy Hendrickson - $16.07 - Help the genealogist in your family get started in finding their ancestors online. The book has an overview of where and how to start your family history research. Detailed descriptions of the best online databases for family historians and hundreds of helpful websites to further your research. Plus step-by-step search instructions to help you find exactly what you're looking for. This book was written in 2012.

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Sterling Silver Family Tree Pendant Necklace - $29.00 - This family tree pendant makes a treasured gift for someone who holds her family dear. Crafted in polished sterling silver, it has a beautiful open work design, with a leafy tree featured inside an oval frame. The outer edge of the frame is inscribed with the words "Family. My pride and joy." This small pendant is showcased on an 18-inch sterling silver box chain.

Bronze Family Tree With 6 Hanging Picture Frames-$28.99-This elegant bronze tree is a beautiful way to display your family pictures. Whether you want to show off your grandchildren or your ancestors, this piece tells the world how proud you are of your family. The tree comes with 6 picture frames measuring 1.5" X 2.5". Additional frames can also be purchased for $6.99 for a set of 4.

Thomas Kinkade I'll Be Home For Christmas Music Box - $39.99 - No one captures the joy of simple holiday traditions quite like Thomas Kindade. Now you can treasure these memorable times with this "I'll be Home for Christmas" music box. Exquisitely handcrafted in sparkling faceted crystalline, this Thomas Kinkade collectible music box features a fully-sculpted, hand-painted winter wonderland undern eath its hinged lid. Plus, with the turn of a key, this holiday treasure plays "I'll Be Home for Christmas" as an intricate holiday train circles around the scene. Edition is limited and strong demand is expected. Order now!

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Dear Mother Collectible Porcelain Music Box - $69.98 - A unique music box design inspired by the loving letters shared between mothers and their children. It's handcrafted of porcelain, and plays "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?", creating a loving musical note that lasts forever!

SentrySafe Fire and Waterproof File - $49.97 - Help your favorite family historian keep all of their vital papers, documents, disks, memory sticks safe. A continuous seal on the jamb and waterproof insulation offer protection from threats of potential water damage. The SentrySafe file features a key lock for security, and full-time latch, which seals the file even when not locked. Paper documents can be stored in the main compartment of the safe, while CDs, DVDs, USB drives, and memory sticks can be stored in the lid holder.

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