Today is Presidents Day, and while it’s not a gift-giving holiday, we all have some people in our lives who love politics. They love to talk about it, read about it, debate about it. And there are some fabulously fun presidential gifts that could be perfect for them, especially since this is an election year.
There are fun gifts like puzzles, collectible gifts and entertaining gifts, all about America’s leaders and the places they make all the big decisions.
Check out these gifts for your politics-loving friends, which will help them enjoy the next election even more.
I love 3D puzzles. They allow you to build just about anything in miniature, like little movie sets. And when they’re lit up, even better. This 3D puzzle of the U.S. Capitol in Washington features 150 pieces that connect together without glue. No tools are needed either. Just you, the puzzle, and some fun time building. The LED lights shine out from the inside to make it all the more realistic. There’s also a version for the White House.
This 1000-piece puzzle will keep any politics lover happy for a while. The image includes all the presidents throughout America’s history, as well as some facts. The final puzzle measures 20 inches by 28 inches. Fans will be able to how well they can recognize each president just from a piece of their head. This puzzle is a presidential gift that’ll keep your loved ones busy for hours.
I love this mug. Every presidential candidate has a slogan, and this fun mug collects them all in one place. The 12-ounce mug has 29 slogans from “Keep Cool-idge”, to “Turn the Rascals Out”, to “Let Well Enough Alone.” You’re politics-loving giftee can see how many they can match to the correct president. The mug is also dishwasher and microwave safe, so each to clean.
It’s always good to learn from history, and reading about presidents from the past can guide us for our future. There are lots of biographies of U.S. presidents. Some of the best reviewed president biographies according to Amazon are Obama: An Intimate Portrait, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, and The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World. For me, I’m partial to Hard Work, But It’s Worth it: The Life of Jimmy Carter because it has wonderful illustrations, it’s written beautifully, and it tells of a life of kindness. The picture book was just released last month and makes a presidential gift that’s a work of art. Full disclosure: It’s also written by a friend of mine, but she’s a brilliant writer and I’d only recommend a friend’s book if I really loved them.
Fans of politics love to show off their knowledge, so give them a fun way to do that. The U.S. Presidents BrainBox is a 10-minute brain challenge game for one or more players. To play, you choose a card, study the image and facts on one side for 10 seconds, then flip it over and see how many of the questions on the back you can answer. The game contains 54 cards, a sand timer and a die.
This set of colored quarters commemorates each of the U.S. presidents, including a picture, their name and years served. Set into a display box, each coin is protected within a capsule. The set also comes with a list of the presidents and their years in office as well as a Certificate of Authenticity. Politics lovers, especially those who collect coins, will cherish this presidential gift set.
Designed for kids, these President Educational Snacks make a fun gift for anyone who likes to snack on politics and enjoys a good laugh. The cookies feature the face of one of the U.S. presidents, their name and their number, for example, “Barack Obama 44th President.” The cookies are nut free and contain presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama. Each case has 120 bags, and they’re only available by case right now. That’s enough to give a bag to all your friends to snack on while they wait in voting lines in November.
One of the best-reviewed political series on TV, West Wing ran for seven series and all of them are collected in this Complete Series DVD set. The multi-Emmy-winning show stars Martin Sheen as President Bartlet, along with a fantastic cast including Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford, Rob Lowe, and others. The DVD set includes all 154 episodes of President Bartlet’s administration, as well as behind-the-scenes featurettes, bloopers, unaired scenes and more. Fans of West Wing will also love the Bartlet For President mug.
With the election coming up this year, let your politics-loving friends know you appreciate them, no matter how they vote. Give them a gift that’s truly presidential.
Which is your favorite on this list? Let us know in the comments.