Born on February 22, 1732 in the Gregorian calendar, George Washington is the first president of the United States. To commemorate him and his impact on American history, the third Monday of February is regarded as a federal holiday widely known as Presidents’ Day. During this time, many patriotic celebrations take place to honor Washington and the presidents who succeeded him. Oftentimes, retailers hold annual sale events to commemorate the day as well, so do watch out for our special on that. In the meantime, we’ve curated some fun history-themed games and gifts for history buffs and enthusiasts. Whether you’re looking for new games to play over the weekend or simply want to send someone a gift to let them know you’re thinking of them, check out the list of giftable items in the list below.
Presidents’ Day 2021: Fun History Themed Games to Play with the Whole Family
1. Professor Noggin History of The United States
This Presidents’ Day, dive into the rich, colorful history of the United States with this fun game from Professor Noggin. As part of a series of educational card games, this installment encourages children to learn interesting facts about their favorite school subjects, such as the History of the United States. This game features trivia, true or false, and multiple choice questions, with easy and hard levels to keep kids engaged, interested, and challenged while enjoying their time learning. It also includes a special three-numbered die to add an element of unpredictability. Learning from home has never been more fun with the Professor Noggin History of The United States, which also helps parents and kids who homeschool. This game has an overall customer rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising review: “I am very happy with this history card game and recommended it for parents wanting a fun way to supplement their children’s learning. I homeschool my two children and I was looking for a fun way to teach history. My son has ADHD and I’m constantly looking for ways to engage him and keep him focused on learning.” SYR
2. Presidential IQ Trivia Card Game
Perfect for celebrating Presidents’ Day at home with the entire family, Presidential IQ Trivia Card Game is a unique trivia card game that covers a wide variety of interesting facts about the U.S. presidents throughout American history. With the mission of spreading knowledge and appreciation of civics and American history, this game is a highly educational game that features six different categories across three levels of difficulty as determined by rolling the custom die. It features categories such as Government, Famous Quotes, Foreign Affairs, American History, Presidential Trivia, and Geography, with over 1,000 questions to answer, enough to challenge even the brainiest ones! The first player to reach 200 IQ points wins. This game is great as a gift for history enthusiasts or as a supplement to learning from home. It has an overall customer rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising review: “I bought this for my parents to help with my dad’s dementia. The questions are hard, but interesting and informative. I recently played with my mom and I enjoyed the learning aspect very much! I would definitely recommend for young adults and older. It is challenging, but fun too.” KR
3. Election Night! Board Game
This multi-awarded game from Semper Smart Games is a great board game that hones the players’ skills in addition and multiplication while encouraging them to aspire to become president. Election Night! Board Game is the winner of several game awards, including the 2019 Parents Choice Gold Award and Mom’s Choice Gold Award. It features a double-sided game board with addition and multiplication game versions to keep kids sharp on math skills, and a patent pending PlaySmart Dice system with 12 sides. The game lets two players or teams fight for electoral votes in a race for the presidency. The dice pool will be used to choose products or sums to help you gain the most votes. Great for game nights at home with the family. This game has an overall rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising review: “I have really been enjoying this game with my kids. It is fun and has been great for reinforcing fundamental math skills, geography and an understanding of the election process. It is easy enough for my six year old to learn and play and yet enough challenge for adults to enjoy.” Bloom
4. Outset Media American Trivia Game
Discover an entertaining way to learn with the Outset Media American Trivia Game, which lets players learn about historical landmarks, tourist spots, famous people, and the pop culture that makes up the United States of America. Help improve your cognitive skills and expand your knowledge with this game that features 1,000 questions across categories such as Geography, History, Pop Culture, Sports, and General trivia. It also includes 100 double-sided cards, a score pad, pencil, and instructions. This game has an overall rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising review: “My husband and I love to play trivia of all kinds. These cards are sturdy and easy to read. Appreciate the answers right beside the question. Purchased as a stocking stuffer for my husband, but the box was large enough to be wrapped. Great gift idea for any trivia lover.” Melissa Fleener
5. Wit’s End Board Game
Packed with trivia, riddles and brain teasers on various topics, the Wit’s End Board Game lets 2-6 players or teams play in four mind challenging categories as they work their way to the center of the board. Play Teaser, Odd-1-Out, Sequence, or Wild Card, which offers questions in topics such as history, current affairs, popular culture, geography, science, arts and more. Great for players 16 and up. This game has an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising review: “I love how easy it is to play during our family game night. Questions are a bit challenging but we enjoyed the challenge. Took us about an hour to play through 1 game.” Faith
Presidents’ Day Themed Gifts
1. Hsell Socks Funny Mens Novelty Presidents Cotton Socks
Make your favorite history buff smile on Presidents’ Day with these novelty cotton socks from Hsell that feature the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, and even Queen Elizabeth on them. Made of 200 needle combed cotton, these socks are comfortable and breathable to wear. It’s a great gift for history lovers out there. This set has an overall customer rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising review: “These were bought as a gift for my son-in-law who is a history guru and likes wacky socks. He loved them! They seem to be well made and are very soft with smooth toe seams.” Laurie W.
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2. Josh Bach Men’s Constitution of the United States Silk Necktie in Blue and Gold
History buffs will absolutely love sporting this silk necktie with the Constitution of the United States on it. Made in the U.S., this silk necktie is an ode to our forefathers and a patriotic statement that can easily be added to a daily office or formal wardrobe. The Constitution is cleverly captured in this necktie that features an understated, unique design that is sure to start conversations. It comes in a cool tin can that’s ready to gift, too! This Josh Bach necktie has an overall customer rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising review: “This is a nice tie to give to someone who loves freedom and our Constitution. It’s not garish, but ‘We the People’ is clearly seen. It looks like the words are embroidered on, but the entire tie is smooth and silky.” Susanna
3. 2021 History Channel This Day in History Boxed Calendar: 365 Remarkable People, Extraordinary Events, and Fascinating Facts
History enthusiasts will appreciate this wonderful boxed calendar from History, featuring a day-by-day record of extraordinary happenings throughout the years. With a collection of influential events, inspiring accomplishments, groundbreaking inventions, and remarkable people, this page a day calendar is entertaining as it is educational, making it a perfect gift for history teachers, dads, or anyone who truly loves history. This calendar has an overall rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising review: “My grandpa is a huge history fan and loved this as a Christmas present. Would 100% recommend.” Emet Thomas
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4. Clever Creations George Washington Christmas Nutcracker Traditional Wooden Decorative President Figure
Whether as a collectible or as a piece of Christmas decor, this whimsical George Washington Nutcracker from Clever Creations is sure to add some magic to your home. This 12-inch George Washington Nutcracker features a blue colonial outfit, a blue tricorn hat, a silver staff, and long flowing white hair, which will make him stand out from your other holiday decor. History enthusiasts will love displaying this nutcracker in their homes or offices. This nutcracker has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising review: “Sturdy, great color. Perfect addition to my collection adding something a little different then the standard nutcracker.” Beth
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5. Homesick Scented Candle in Washington
Did you know that the State of Washington is the only state that’s named after a U.S. president? This Presidents’ Day, commemorate all the great presidents that have passed with the Homesick Scented Candle in Washington, a scent that evokes soft downpours familiar to the Pacific Northwest, combined with notes of Earl Grey tea and mild hints of forest, topped off by maple, vanilla, and a bouquet of flowers. This 13.75 oz candle has a burn time of 60 to 80 hours and is crafted and hand poured using an all natural soy wax blend. It has an overall customer rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising review: “Think damp mossy earth and a light smoke hovering in the dense air of the Pacific Northwest. If you could put that perfect scent into a candle, this would be it. They really nailed it.” R. Jasinski
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