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Fun Gifts for Genealogist

15 Fun Gifts for Genealogist

You are probably looking for fun and exciting gifts to get a genealogist you know as an appreciation gift, birthday gift or Christmas gift and you can’t think of any. We’ve got you covered. You might also be looking for gifts to get an amateur genealogist in your life to encourage them in their search for truth, we’ve got you covered too.

We understand how challenging it can be to find the right gift for a genealogist and that’s why we have picked out varieties of items that a genealogist will find fun, exciting and useful. Some of these gifts are chill-out fun gifts while some of them are helpful tools for the work they do.

These 15 gift ideas are perfect for both amateur and professional genealogists, so be rest assured that you will find something interesting on our list.

We’ve divided this article into three

  • Genealogy accessories
  • Family tree gifts ideas
  • Ancestral gifts

Let’s dive into it.

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GENEALOGY ACCESSORIES

So let’s say s/he is a newbie to the research thing and needs a lot of helpful tips and tools, here are some items you can get as gifts.

1. A GENEALOGIST’S GUIDE

Research Like a Pro is a good guide for budding genealogists. With this book, they should be able to form focused objectives, create timeline analysis, construct a locality guide that will direct research, create a plan that enables them to track their search and write a detailed report of findings and ideas for future search. This book has been reviewed and recommended by expert genealogists.

Pros.

  • Easy to follow steps
  • Practical
  • Well organized
  • Great for beginners

Cons.

  • The guide is more practical for those whose search is based in America

This is a highly recommended book by genealogist professionals

2. BIGSO DRAWERS

Consider getting them high-quality storage items since it will be useful for storing sensitive information such as newspaper excerpts, pictures, cassettes, CDs and many more. We recommend this Bigso John canvas fiberboard for its design, size, and quality.

Pros.

  • Sturdy
  • Good storage capacity
  • Good quality

Cons.

  • Might be seen as a little bit expensive

Customers were impressed with the quality of this drawer

3. MYHERITAGE ANCESTRY DNA KIT

With an ancestry DNA kit, you can rarely go wrong since people that are interested in knowing their ancestry will love to get their hands on various ancestry kits. We recommend MyHeritage ancestry DNA kit. It takes 2 minutes to test while the result comes out in a month. Check out our article on how to give ancestry DNA as gift.

Pros.

  • Easy to use 
  • Affordable

Cons.

  • Just like many other ancestry kits, some customers were not impressed with the result of the kit.

Although some customers were not satisfied with the outcome of the result, getting this kit will help them cross check the accuracy of other test kits.

4. MAGNIFYING GLASS

A magnifying glass will come in handy when going through archives. Some prints could be really small and some symbols, less obvious. This magnifying glass sold by Deconoor store has 10x magnifying capacity.  It is equally wide enough to enable a person to read multiple words at a time. The simple classic handle gives it a sophisticated look.

Pros.

  • Sturdy
  • Effective
  • Attractive
  • Value for money

Cons.

  • The lenses could easily get scratched f not handled well

Customers love its quality and antique look.

5. C-PEN READER

They can easily capture important words or phrases during their search with the help of a C-pen. We recommend this pen for its useful accessories such as dictionaries, storage, word reader and voice recorder.

Pros.

  • Easy to use
  • Effective
  • Value for money

Cons.

  • Those that bought this pen for educational purposes were not too impressed with the font sizes it offered.

This is an item worth getting. It is one tool that makes research easy.

FAMILY TREE GIFTS IDEAS

There are a couple of fun or cool family tree gifts you can get for genealogists in your life and they are;

6. DIY 5D DIAMOND PAINTING KIT

A fun family tree gift to get will be this DIY 5D Diamond painting kit/ home wall decoration. We think it is fun and interesting to set up. The  kit comes with a high definition canvas painting, diamond beads and tools for set up. The diamonds come with codes while the canvas paintings have symbols. The picture should be completed by placing the diamonds on the corresponding symbols on the canvas painting, using the pen provided in the diy kit. This kit should help with distressing, regulating emotions and enhance the feeling accomplishment.

Pros.

  • Fun to do
  • The message on the painting is appropriate
  • The completed item will make a great decor

Cons.

  • It is time consuming and some people might not fancy it.

The-is will make a fun christmas gift.

7. CAT FAMILY TREE JIGSAW PUZZLE PIECE

Jigsaw puzzle games are interesting and fun to do, that is why we chose it.  We think this Family Tree 300 piece jigsaw puzzle game will be interesting to a genealogist. It will probably be the go to game when they are having a search block and wish to clear their mind. This choice of gift is unique, only a few people will think of getting a jigsaw puzzle as a gift. This puzzle comes with alphabet signs on it to make it a little bit easy to assemble.

Pros.

  • The completed piece is beautiful and eye catching
  • Unique
  • Fun and interesting
  • Value for money

Cons.

  • Time consuming

This game is beautiful and will make a lovely gift.

8. FAMILY TREE BROOCH

This Family Tree/Tree of life Brooch pin is gorgeous and any genealogy fan will not mind getting this as a gift. Although the product page tagged it as a Tree of life designed brooch, it can easily pass for a family tree as their designs are often identical. This fashion accessory has multiple uses and most importantly, it is a unique gift.

Pros.

  • Simple but elegant
  • It is a unisex gift
  • Sturdy

Cons.

  • It is possible that the hook/pin might be faulty as it is common with brooches

It is cute and fashionable. It will make a lovely gift.

9. FAMILY TREE WALL ART

We think this multi-colored rustic wall art decor is stunning and will make a cool christmas gift for genealogy lovers. It is a 24”x36” wall decor, waterproof and moisture proof.

Pros.

  • Well packaged
  • Beautiful design
  • Lightweight
  • Ready and easy to hang

Cons.

  • It could be cheaper since it is a canvas print

Customers are impressed with its quality and they also consider it giftable.

10. AMERICANFLAT BRONZE FAMILY TREE

This realistic family tree comes with 12 picture frames; 10 vertical and two horizontal. A person can comfortably display their family tree on this beautiful metal family tree stand without worry of  it breaking or disappointing.

Pros.

  • Sturdy
  • Easy to set up
  • Well packaged

Cons.

  • It will be nice if this tree came in different sizes

This is a cool gift.

ANCESTRY GIFTS

There are a couple of traditional/nomadic items you can give as gifts depending on the person’s ancestry.

11. TWEED PURSE BAG

For friends whose ancestry is scottish, you can get items made with Tweed fabric. This Tweed purse is a lovely ancestry gift you can get a lady. It is fashionable and suits multiple occasions. The lock closure is unique and the compartment is spacious enough to fit essential items.

Pros.

  • Great size
  • Good craftsmanship
  • Quality material
  • Beautiful

Cons.

  • It will be nice if it came in other colors

Lovely gift.

12. ANCIENT VIKING LONGSHIP CANDLE HOLDER

For people with Scandinavian ancestry or lovers of scandinavian history, this Ancient Viking Longship is a warm gift to give. Ships have been a centerpiece of the Scandinavian culture for a long while. Their ships were considered one of the toughest battle ships during the viking age. It has helped them to trade and war.

Pros.

  • Beautiful
  • Great craftsmanship
  • Good quality

Cons.

  • It is a big candle holder

This is a unique gift.

13. TRADITIONAL ENGLISH GUARD

This traditional English guard and telephone boot are containers for salt and pepper. We chose this item for those with British ancestry. We think it is a fun kitchen accessory to get a friend.

Pros.

  • Beautifully crafted
  • Unique
  • A good representation of the brist history
  • Giftable

Cons.

  • A customer felt it was expensive but we think it is worth the price.

This is a cute ware and a good tribute for someone with an English ancestry.

14. EXOCTIC DOUBLE SIDED WOODEN DRUM

Drums are a huge part of many African cultures. It is used for communication and entertainment. Many west african villages still use the talking drum till date. This double sided wooden drum is a good representation of a person’s African heritage.

Pros.

  • Well crafted
  • Beautiful
  • Musical
  • Great decor

Cons.

  • We are unsure about the quality of this drum in comparison to the local talking drum however, the person getting this drum might only prefer to use it for decoration as opposed to beating it.

This is definitely a good ancestry gift.

15. MOJARI

Moraji is a beautiful footwear that is common in South Asia. This footwear is usually known for its exotic, colorful and unique designs. They are usually crafted with tanned leather and decorated with embroidered beads, mirror-like material, bells and cowry shells. A lady will love this particular Morjari for its design and comfort. We think it is worth getting.

Pros.

  • Beautiful
  • Fashionable

Cons.

  • How long his shoe lasts depends on how it was made.

Mojari’s are really beautiful traditional foot wears.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

Which family tree gifts can I get?

There are many and we’ve listed five we think are cool. Consider getting family tree jewelries such as necklaces or pendants and brooches. We’ve also added the cat family tree jigsaw puzzle and family tree wall art.

Which ancestry gifts can I get?

We think the choice of ancestry gifts should be dependent on a person’s ancestry. We have identified a couple of cultural gifts that are indeginous West Africa, Britain, Scotland, South Asia and the Sandinavian countries like the Talking drum, Mojari, the viking ship candle holder and the Tweed purse bag.

CONCLUSION

We understand that finding the right genealogy gifts can be difficult and that is why we have carefully selected these gifts to make your search easier. We hope that you find our article helpful.

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