Don’t know what to buy for the Veteran in your life this holiday season? It can be difficult to come up with gift ideas for those who have served in the Military, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Keep reading to find Christmas gift inspiration for any Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, or Coast Guard Veteran. Plus, read to the end for a special holiday present from us to you!
Holiday Gift Guide for Veterans 2019
10. Custom Dog Tags Set
A set of authentic, customized dog tags is a subtle yet powerful reminder of service time that is sure to touch the heart of your Veteran loved one. Available in notched or standard format, each set includes 2 standard size U.S. Military Dog Tags, 2 free attachable rubber silencers + a chain set.
Veteran Hat/Lapel Pins make excellent stocking stuffers! Whether you get the Veteran in your life one specific to their service time, or a general Veteran pin, these make excellent tokens of appreciation. Pins look great on backpacks, jackets, and more – try pairing it with another item on this list!
Christmas ornaments are a small yet meaningful way to show your appreciation to your favorite Veteran. Each ornament is handcrafted in the USA from the finest materials and is packaged in an elegant gift box. These ornaments make timeless, beautiful gifts and capture the true spirit of those who serve and those who support them.
7. Challenge Coins
For the Veteran in your life who loves the history and traditions of the US Military, gifting a Challenge Coin is a great way to honor their service in a way that reflects their unique Branch, Campaign, or Unit. Plus, impress them with your knowledge of Challenge Coin Checks – and challenge them yourself (if you’re brave enough)!
These high quality, genuine leather wallets feature six credit/debit card slots, two mesh ID holders, and a bill/receipt pocket. Branch logos are embossed on the front of the wallets. These come in patriotic display boxes with carrying handles. Plus, they’re officially licensed! Everyone needs a wallet, and these branch-specific options add a highly personal touch to this everyday necessity.
For the Veteran who has everything, you can’t go wrong with a hat! Warm beanies to get through the rest of the winter and/or ball caps for the upcoming warmer months are failproof gifts that will bring a smile to any Veteran’s face.
Find this Vietnam Era Veteran Winter Cap Here.
A t-shirt, jacket, or sweatshirt is a great way to give something a little more personal to the special Veteran in your life. Whether it represents their branch, campaign, unit, or some combination of the three, this gift will be sure to show your gratitude for their service & sacrifices.
This gift speaks for itself. Who doesn’t like a drink? Add a personal touch by choosing one engraved with their branch’s insignia, then pour your favorite Veteran their favorite drink!
Find the Jerry Can Flask here & the Camo Flask here.
2. Survival Kit
Survival Gear is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, doomsday preppers, camping aficionados, and everyone in between. This bottled survival kit features all the essential equipment: A 5 in 1 Whistle, Flint, Compass, Mirror, & Waterproof Capsule, an Emergency Blanket, an Emergency Poncho, an Aluminum Carabiner w/Compass & LED Light (batteries included), a Multi-Tool (Knife, File, Scissors), a Compressed Non-Woven Towel, a Sewing Kit, a Paracord Spool, and Adhesive Bandages.
1. VetFriends.com Membership
We may sound biased here, but a VetFriends.com membership really is the perfect gift for any Veteran. In addition to an official VetFriends ID Card, Instant access to search 1 billion public U.S. Records using the 100% Guaranteed Public Records Name Match Tool, and Unit Member updates where they can see what their Unit buddies are up to today, lifetime members also receive four free gifts: a personalized dog tag set, a detailed branch lapel pin, an embroidered hat, and a Veteran license plate frame. This gift isn’t a monthly commitment, either- a lifetime membership only requires a one time fee!
Gifts are great, but don’t forget there are many other things you can do for Veterans, especially during the holiday season! Check out our guide of 8 Ways to Give Back to Veterans or ways others have given back, such as the women of the American Legion Auxiliary, who are helping hospitalized Veterans give gifts this year.
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