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    by Hannah Reece November 24, 2023 4 min read

    A Gift For Every Budget

    The spirit of Christmas is filling the air while shopping lists are being prepared! We understand that this year, giving may look a little different for everyone as budgets may be a bit tighter. To help you circumnavigate the stress of the season, we have organized a list of gifts for every budget. If you find these gifts appealing, remember that you can take anywhere from 10% - 25% off of these prices by shopping during our Cyber Monday Sale!


    Stocking Stuffers:

    1. The Constitution of The United States (Smithsonian Edition)  - How well do you know the laws of our land? Knowledge is power, and we can think of no greater gift! In this book, author Harry R. Rubinstein breaks down the constitution in modern and historical context. $10

    2. Redware Cookie Presses - Five different designs to choose from means you can separate these among the stockings or give them as a set! Perfect for holiday baking. $5

    2. 1720's Love Cards - These PG level cards use classical prose and poems to talk about the trials of the heart. Try our English Playing Cards for a post dinner game Whist. Though you'll need some game counters for that. $8

    3. Brass Nib Writing Quill - Easily one of our most popular writing items, paired with either powdered ink or bottled India ink, this duo is great for all ages. $10 quill, or $15 for quill and ink

    4. Travel Sized Shut the Box - The perfect size for a purse, car ride, or stocking! This miniature shut the box is the must have for any age. $15

    5. Healing Pomatum - Slide this healing pomatum into their stocking to save their skin from the harsh months of winter! Made with a tried and true 18th Century recipe. $8


    Gifts Under $25:

    1. Stirring the Pot with Benjamin Franklin -  Rae Katherine Eighmey presents Franklin's delight and experimentation with food throughout his life. The combination of recipes and a historic memoir make this cookbook a page turner! $17.99

    2. Fire Starting Kit - For the outdoorsman on you list, this is backpacking or trekking kit they need. With all of the makings to start a fire contained in a lidded tin.  $25

    3.  9 Men's Morris - A game of strategy, 9 Men's Morris is certain to keep players on their toes. Gift this to the sharpest person on your Christmas and watch their skills shine! $16 

    4. Wooden Wine Chalice - They will love the craftsmanship and character of these beautiful wooden wine chalices. Pair it with a bottle of mead or wine and celebrate the holiday season in style! $10

    5. Seed Pearl Earrings - Pearls are timeless, it is a fact. These seed pearl earrings transcend eras on a budget, making them ideal for any woman on your list. Also see our coral glass and emerald green glass drop earrings. $24


    Gifts Under $50:

    1. Agateware Bellied Mugs - Gift them a true work of art. These bellied mugs are thrown by hand in Indiana, and fired in true 18th Century style. The bellied shape helps to keep your beverage hot longer.  $34

    2. The Captain's Mistress - A game akin to Connect Four, the sound and feel of the wooden marbles dropping after a victory will fill the room. An easy game for all ages, this is ideal for family giving. $32

    3. Founding Partisans - If they have a love for literature, there's no better option than a new book! This one in particular is new to Samson Historical, and details the shocking emergence of vicious political division in the 18th Century. $32.50

    4. Pierced Tin Lantern - Add warmth and light to their winter season with this beautiful pierced tin later. A practical piece of decor that adds a touch of history to any home. $42

    5. Colonial Coffee Trio - Three historic coffee blends, already packaged in one gift box! The Colonial Blend, Green Dragon Blend, and Chicory Blend all come together in one beautiful package. This is perfect for your favorite coffee drinker or Secret Santa gift. $48


    Gifts Under $100:

    1. Pitcher & Gill Set - Pour a round of drinks from the handmade 30 oz redware pitcher into the four gill cups. The small cups are perfect for sharing a nightcap with friends. Available in Red or Black $90

    2. 100% Wool Blanket - The weather outside is frightful, but a wool blanket is so delightful! Keep away the chill with a 100% wool blanket, available in three colors.  $100

    3. Set of Wine Glasses - Available in a set of 6 or individually, the elegance and simplicity of this stemware compliments any setting. Ready to celebrate a new year? Try the champagne flutes! $70 set of 6

    4. Tabletop Butter Churn - A bestseller here at Samson Historical, our tabletop butter churns are the perfect size for a family. There's nothing quite like the taste of homemade butter or the quality time spent making it.  $58 

    5. Liberty Wallet (Script) - Unwrap this quality wallet and embrace the smell of leather! A new arrival, this wallet is made in house and patterned after an 18th Century original.   $55

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