We at Pue’s thought we would start a new Christmas tradition this year. The following gift ideas are not just things that historians would like, but also gifts that historians might like to give to others! Enjoy and feel free to add other ideas in the comments section.
1. Irish Film Institute, archival film DVD. Available online and in the shop. 2. Complete Wallander, Rocky Road to Dublin, Fire in Babylon, all available on Play.com. 3. Book stand. Comparable model available from Eason’s. 4. Replica London Olympic Games poster, from Next. 5. Rory’s story cubes. Also available as an iPhone app. 6. Napoleon’s head on a plate. National Gallery, London. Available from Article, Dublin.
7. iPad2, so we can dream…8. U2 Achtung Baby uber deluxe edition. 9. Reissue of Dierdre Madden’s All about home economics. 10. Jane Austen earrings (from recycled book pages) from Bookity on etsy.com. 11. Buy a piece of history. 1950s handbag, from the Flourescent Elephant. 12. The Civil Wars, new album. 13. Reaktion books ‘Animal‘ series, Owl. Histories of all your favourite beasts. 14. Fingerless gloves. For the unheated archive…15. Book weight.
16. Dublin 1911, ed. Catriona Crowe. Royal Irish Academy. A particularly nice kind of coffee table book. 17. Vintage book shaped locket. From Freshyfig on Etsy.com 18. Vintage style recipe cards. 19. The beast in Boston Harbor, print. From Alternate Histories on Etsy.com 20. New illustrated edition of E. H. Grombich’s classic. 21. Anatomical plate, National Gallery, London. 22. Toasting fork. 23. Seeds from the Irish Seed Savers Association. Grow your own Irish food history.