Cool Christmas Gifts that Made History
Ok, so most of these gifts weren’t given as Christmas gifts, but these gifts are so cool they have stood the test of time. Sometimes a gift is so impressive that it goes down in the history books! If you are looking for some cool Christmas gift ideas that are inspired by some of the most amazing gifts that made history, then these historical places could give you some inspiration. Grab a hot mug of vanilla bean cocoa, a few of your favorite Christmas cookies, and let’s go check them out!
Historical Places can Inspire Cool Christmas Gifts
Believe or not, a lot of historical sites started as generous gifts for a loved one, or as a sign of good will.
Savannah, GA Is one of our Favorite Christmas Gifts that Made History
For example, General Sherman sent a telegram to President Lincoln after he took Savannah during the Civil War that read, “I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah with 150 heavy guns and plenty of ammunition and also about 25,000 bales of cotton.”
Lincoln wrote back, “Many, many thanks for your Christmas gift.”
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
There is are some doubt that the Hanging Gardens of Babylon actually existed, but the story goes that King Nebuchadnezzar created the gardens for his homesick wife.
Now, you don’t have to create a whole wonder of the world, but maybe this will give you an idea for the gardener on your list.
The Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal is an impressive location that was built by Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal emperor for his favorite wife.
Yes, it was meant to be a tomb (we don’t recommend those as Christmas gifts), but maybe you could build a gazebo for her.
The Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is a famous American symbol of freedom. It began its life a gift of good will. France had the statue made and shipped it over in pieces. Now the gift is one of America’s top tourist and historical sites.
If you have a traveler on your Christmas list, then a trip to see this awesome site is one of many great experience Christmas gifts you could give them.
Get Inspired by History this Christmas
You don’t have to be a history buff to get inspired by these gifts that made history. We hope these historical sites will help you find cool Christmas gifts ideas this Christmas.