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Historic Gifts of the Magi Set

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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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Historic Gifts of the Magi Set
 
4.8

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • BEAUTIFUL (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (8), No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

An absolutely beautiful Christmas gift

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.

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

neat, but fell short - quality, delivery

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...Read complete review

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

My wife loved this gift

By Rich

from SLC

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • A Quality Product

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Historic Gifts of the Magi Set:

      A quality product and gift

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Historic Gifts of the Magi Set

      By SARITA

      from NEW BRAUNFELS, TEXAS

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • BEAUTIFUL
      • Gave It To Him For Christ
      • I Bought This For Myelf
      • I Ordered One For My Son
      • Wa Extremely Pleased With

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Added To Nativity

      Comments about Historic Gifts of the Magi Set:

      I added this to my Nativity et and received many compliments. I ordered one , as a gift for my son, for Christmas and he was extremely happy.
      One of my best purchaes ever. I will treasure this forever.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      An exquisite gift

      By Ree

      from Theta, Tn.

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Historic Gifts of the Magi Set:

      This item is really a conversation/decorative piece. It is exquisitely carved and is just as pictured in the Magazine. I can always count on Nat'l Geo. to have limited products for special gifts (not assembly line). I loved this gift so much that I bought one for myself. Thanks.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Did it again!

      By Ms. Pat

      from Alabama

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Extraordinary
      • Right For The Season
      • Unusual Gifts
      • Very well made

      Cons

      • If You Use Contents For A

      Best Uses

      • Beautiful Display For Rem

      Comments about Historic Gifts of the Magi Set:

      A beautiful display of unique boxes and contents to remind us of the reason for the season. Gave last year for gifts and everyone loved them! So unusual to be able to find these items. Ordered again because of last year'
      s response.

      If you use the contents for a fire, how do you replenish the contents for the boxes?

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Excellent gift

      By DLaw

      from Spfld MA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Historic Gifts of the Magi Set:

      Perfect as an entire gift or sharing each item among the family.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A great gift they will treasure

      By Kathy

      from Houston

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Meaningful
      • Sentimental
      • Symbolic
      • Treasured
      • Well-made

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • CHURCH
      • Family
      • Gift
      • Live Nativity
      • School

      Comments about Historic Gifts of the Magi Set:

      I have three grown children. Last year, I bought the Gifts of the Magi, and gave one gift to each of them for Christmas. I also went a little overboard on other gifts for them. But it was the Gifts of the Magi that they were most moved by. It was unique, special, meaningful. They went on and on about it. I commented that I should have just given them the Magi gift. They agreed. My son said, 'if it was good enough for Jesus, then it is surely good enough for us'. This set is well made, detailed, and something that they will pass on to the next generation. My friend liked it so much that she bought a set for their family's 'live nativity' tradition, and I bought two more sets, for the next two years, so that each of my children end up with a complete set. Best gift I have bought in a very long time!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      neat, but fell short - quality, delivery

      By disappointed in nat. geo

      from Ojai, CA

      Verified Buyer

      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

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Amazing! Perfect Christmas Gift!

      By Kathy

      from Houston

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • 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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Elegant gift for any occasion

        By OKIISAN

        from LAKEWOOD, CA 90713

        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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fit for a King!

        By james b.

        from Rochester, NY.

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Historic Gifts of the Magi Set:

        A gift for the person who has everthing.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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