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Historic Gifts of the Magi Set

$59.00

Price: $59.00

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Though many people know the biblical story of the legendary gifts of the Magi, told in the Gospel according to Matthew, few have experienced the extraordinary scent of frankincense and myrrh. These fragrant resins, used by ancient Greeks and Romans for medicinal and religious purposes, can be enjoyed on your evening fire or as incense. Our set of three mango-wood chests also contains the third gift of the Magi: gold. Here, delicate flakes of 23-karat gold are presented in a handblown glass ball. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.


Frankincense is from Boswellia sacra trees in the Dofar region of Oman. Myrrh is from Commiphora trees found throughout the Arabian Peninsula. The chests are made in India. Each chest is approximately 3 1/2"W x 3"H.


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        3.0

        neat, but fell short - quality, delivery

        By disappointed in nat. geo

        from Ojai, CA

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              Comments about Historic Gifts of the Magi Set:

              The wisemen's boxes containing litttle bits of their gifts is a neat idea for showing what gold, frankencense & myrrh are, but the boxes are of rather shoddy construction, not exactly what the catalogue pictures look like

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              5.0

              Amazing! Perfect Christmas Gift!

              By Kathy

              from Houston

              Pros

              • Appropriate
              • Authentic
              • BEAUTIFUL
              • Meaningful
              • Sentimental
              • Symbolic
              • Well Made
              • Well received

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                • christmas
                • Gift
                • Holiday Decoration
                • Symbolic Of Christmas
                • Symbolic Of The Christmas

                Comments about Historic Gifts of the Magi Set:

                I bought this set of three gifts of the Magi for my three children. Each child got one gift. They were absolutely awestruck. They each felt like this gift was really all they should have gotten for Christmas. It was powerful, overwhelming, meaningful. My middle daughter, who received the frankincense, burned some. It made the house smell like church. I was so impressed that I showed my friend, and she bought a set for her family's live nativity. I also ordered two more sets, so that each of my three children can eventually have a complete set. Very powerful.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Elegant gift for any occasion

                By OKIISAN

                from LAKEWOOD, CA 90713

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                      Comments about Historic Gifts of the Magi Set:

                      Missed the CHRISTMAS season. So Valentine's day received the honor to extol a precious gift to a loved one.

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                      • Yes

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Fit for a King!

                      By james b.

                      from Rochester, NY.

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                            A gift for the person who has everthing.

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                            • Yes

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            PLEASE BRING THIS GIFT BACK

                            By BELLA

                            from BURKE, VIRGINIA

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                            Pros

                            • BEAUTIFUL

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                            • none

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                            • Spiritual

                            Comments about Historic Gifts of the Magi Set:

                            I kept the "Gift of Kings" for myself. However, it is also a lovely gift to give and it tells a beautiful story. I told the story to my Grandaughter about the three wise men taking the gifts to Jesus and showed her each gift as I was telling the story. Please, Please, Please bring this gift back for the next XMAS season.

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                            5.0

                            A touch of the past.

                            By James

                            from Wildwood, Missouri.

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                                  Comments about Historic Gifts of the Magi Set:

                                  A product that has transcended time that we can share though our senses.

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                                  • No

                                  (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  An absolutely beautiful Christmas gift

                                  By Putz 2

                                  from Escondido, CA

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                                        Comments about Historic Gifts of the Magi Set:

                                        This is exactly how it looks online or in the catalog, no disappointments at all. The purchase and delivery were just great as always with National Geographic store.

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                                        • Yes

                                        (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Good

                                        By James

                                        from Payette, idaho

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                                              Comments about Historic Gifts of the Magi Set:

                                              Very attractive

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