Imagine the look on your children’s faces when they open their presents on Christmas morning to find they feature in their favourite Ladybird storybook… William (age7) was delighted to see his name in print… his very own book… running around squealing with delight “look mum, dad, that’s my name”. We certainly had no problem reading that night.

Not just for the children, Historic Newspapers have something for everybody, your very own piece of nostalgia.

Give the Gift of Christmas Past with Historic Newspapers


If you’re looking for a unique, unusual and personal gift this year, the extensive newspaper gifting range from Historic Newspapers is guaranteed to have the present for any recipient. To help make Christmas shopping easier this year, Historic Newspapers has pulled together some of its bestsellers and split them into two gift guides. Today it’s all about alternative and unique gifts.

Give the Gift of Christmas Past with Historic Newspapers
Give the Gift of Christmas Past with Historic Newspapers

Original Birthday Newspapers / From £24.99

(Designs shown: Newspaper Only and Luxury Presentation Folder)
(Designs shown: Newspaper Only and Luxury Presentation Folder)

Treat someone special to an original Birthday Newspaper this Christmas, to provide them with a truly personal present. All date of birth newspapers are verified, original prints, preserved in optimum conditions to give any recipient their very own piece of history from the day they were born.

Personalised Ladybird Books / £12.99

(Products shown: Football and Cinderella)
(Products shown: Football and Cinderella)

These Personalised Ladybird Books pay homage to the original classics that are known and loved throughout generations. Each book is beautifully presented with original, vintage-themed illustrations and now also features personalisation options, creating unique keepsakes for the young and the old.

Personalised Classic Books / From £9.99

(Products shown: Frankenstein and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland)
(Products shown: Frankenstein and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland)

There aren’t many who wouldn’t be pleased to find a well-loved classic under the tree this year. The covers feature beautiful illustrations, along with a personal message on the front page, and the narrative can also be altered to include chosen names in place of the original characters.

Vintage Recipe Cookbooks / From £12.99

(Products shown: 1930s and 1990s in hardback)
(Products shown: 1930s and 1990s in hardback)

Whether it’s a history buff or a foodie, these Vintage Recipe Cookbooks are a great gift. Available in all decades from the 30s to the 90s, each book provides the recipient with an insight into the past through the nation’s favourite dishes.

Memorabilia Pack Replica Gifts / £5.99

(Products shown: Christmas Memorabilia in Xmas Ephemera Pack and 1950s Household Pack)
(Products shown: Christmas Memorabilia in Xmas Ephemera Pack and 1950s Household Pack)

Perfect for both adults and children, these packs are full of replica radio and print advertisements, as well as other materials, from a selected moment or era in history. Each item is carefully scanned and printed to make them as close to the original versions as possible.

Francis Frith Local History Photo Books / From £13.99

(Products shown: Luton History and Celebration Book and St Albans Photo Memory Book)
(Products shown: Luton History and Celebration Book and St Albans Photo Memory Book)

To give a truly unique gift this year, why not treat a loved one to a window into history that really hits home? Whether it’s a place of birth, a first home or a place that holds meaning to them, our Francis Frith Local History Photo Books provide visuals and information, including photos, vintage maps, local folklore and regional recipes, on over 70 counties across the United Kingdom.

About Historic Newspapers


Historic Newspapers has been trading for over 30 years and boasts the world’s largest collection of privately owned original newspapers, spanning four centuries. This offering has been expanded into a range of nostalgic and newspaper gifts through access to national newspaper titles digital archives.

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