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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 11-19-2020

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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32 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2020 | THE VALLEY BREEZE Map out a gift for the history buff While books are always a fantastic gift to give a history buff, it's likely that they are already familiar with the subject or already own the literature. This holiday season, find a unique gift that is sure to bring out their passion for absorbing more information. Maps from the past Numerous companies offer high-quality prints of world maps from medieval to more recent eras. Once you find a vendor, choose the size and image to give. Try to plan the purchase in case the printer needs extra time to customize the gift. You can usually find maps specific to their state or county for an extra flair of personalization. Once you have an idea regarding the size of the finished product, consider investing in a durable frame so the imagery can be displayed without damage for many years. Trivia games Test your recipient's history knowledge or encourage them to learn new things with a trivia game. Different versions ask players to answer little-known ques- tions or arrange events in chronological order. Most feature a level of gameplay that makes the objective competitive for multiple players. Enjoying the game together with their younger family members may inspire their curiosity for history and form a long-lasting bond focused on learning. Memorabilia You can find interesting relics from the past by visiting local antique shops and flea markets. Ask the owner of the memorabilia if they are familiar with its history or take a chance by purchasing an item and doing research later. If possible, try to find goods that are thought to be from your recipient's favorite time and share its story once the gift is given. If you wish to discover the relic's actual value, Consumer Reports recommends finding a certified appraiser's valuation. An expert can identify the exact age of an antique and determine what it is worth based on its rarity and condition. What history buff wouldn't relish receiving a VINTAGE MAP or two as a Christmas gift? You can even have the docu- ment personal- ized for an added touch. Green Shoot Media. © 2020

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