The kids are looking forward to Christmas, dreaming of their favorite toys and wondering what will be under the tree. But big kids are dreaming too, and we are here to help you pick the perfect stocking stuffers for that patriot on your list.
Hot Toddy, Egg Nog – Whatever They Drink
There’s a glass for that…or a bottle. Either way, your big kid will definitely stay hydrated. Plus beverage-related items are always great stocking stuffers.
Ben Shot ‘Merica Laser-Etched “Bulletproof” 11 oz. Rock Glass
Is there anything more American than finishing the holiday with some smooth Southern whiskey? Yes, there is! You may be sipping that whisky—or whatever your favorite drink may be—out of a “bulletproof” glass. Every Ben Shot ‘Merica Rock Glass has the Stars and Stripes laser-etched into the front and a real .308 caliber bullet embedded in the side. It’s great for drinking and starting conversations, too!
Mercury Luggage 750 ML Collapsible Bottle
Everyone knows the importance of staying hydrated, and everyone has a favorite water bottle. But you do not always have space to store it when you’re on the go. Enter the Mercury Luggage 750 ML Collapsible Bottle. You get all the standard water bottle features—RF welded construction, 42 mm screw cap, carry loop, and BPA/PVC free design—in a collapsible design. When you need it, enjoy its 750 ml of hydration capacity. When it is time to pack and go, simply collapse it to only 2 inches and store it in almost any pocket.
Make sure your favorite warrior is hydrated.
Deck the Hauls
Morale decals for your vehicle? Yes, please! From simple black-and-white Punisher designs to those that give a shout-out to a unit or profession, US Patriot has a huge selection. Here are a few of my faves…
Punisher Stars & Stripes Black-and-White Decal
You don’t have to be part of CPO Kyle’s legendary team to sport the Punisher Skull. You may simply be a warrior wanting to show everyone where you stand. This simple black-and-white design says it all in a 4.5 x 5.75-inch 3M format that is suitable for both indoor and outdoor application.
Just the Tip Decal
For those looking to turn heads and maybe grind some gears, the “Just the Tip” morale decal is just what the doctor ordered. The white background and black artwork show a side profile bullet with “Just the Tip… I Promise” printed around it. It may not be what people expect, but that is the point.
Sometimes, few words are needed, and that is the case with this black-and-white morale decal. It simply says “Murica” next to the American flag. Nothing more is needed. Put this on your car or truck, and there will be little doubt that you stand tall for what you believe is important.
Body Care Because You Care
One of the badassest brands for men’s skincare is Duke Cannon. Patriotic, tough, and smelling like everything other than teen spirit, your man will quickly devolve into a softer, cleaner version of himself.
Duke Cannon Balm 140-degree Tactical Lip Protectant
Everyone knows that the elements can be brutal. Even the most rugged warrior is not safe from the sun. You need to protect yourself, and that includes your lips. But who wants to taste tutti-frutti or bubblegum all day? Duke Cannon has the answer: a lip balm fit for the toughest user and the harshest conditions. The .56-ounce tube is four times the size of your daughter’s lip balm, provides SPF 30 protection, and will withstand temperatures up to 140 degrees!
Duke Cannon Big Ass Brick of Soap Smells Like Accomplishment
Now that you’ve got your manly lip balm, it is time to smell the part as well. Avoid the lilac and peppermint; smell like accomplishment instead! What does accomplishment smell like? Duke Cannon thinks it is the aroma of a fine scotch enjoyed in a wood-paneled den. And that’s what you get, thanks to the aroma of black pepper and bergamot. As an added bonus, the large 10-ounce bar of soap includes large steel-cut grains, so you don’t accidentally drop it in the shower.
Not Your Dad’s Pocket Protectors
Everyday carry items are usually found in pockets. Here are some better things your loved ones can put in theirs.
Trayvax Original Wallet
Minimalist wallets are one of the biggest trends around, and anyone would be happy to find this among their stocking stuffers. The Original is designed for durability, which it achieves through a combination of anodized aircraft aluminum, cold-rolled steel, heat-resistant elastic, and Mil-Spec paracord. Although we doubt it will ever wear out, if it does, you are protected by a lifetime warranty.
A Leatherman is the most recognized multitool and something anyone on your gift list would be happy to find on Christmas morning. Like all Leatherman tools, it includes both standard and needle-nose pliers, regular and hard-wire cutters, a high-carbon 420 stainless steel blade, and a replaceable pocket clip. Plus, it ships in a stylish storage box suitable for presentation or wrapping.
UZI Tactical Glassbreaker Pen with Handcuff Key
When you consider all the gear that you need to carry on any given day, it is nice to see a product that lets you combine multiple tools into one small package. That is exactly what the UZI Tactical series of pens allows you to do. Obviously, there is a pen (something no officer can be without), but this model also includes a glass-breaking tool and an internal handcuff key—items you need on a regular basis. The pen is constructed from aircraft aluminum and features a standard refill. If you want to take your writing to the next level, know that these pens work with Fisher Space Pen refills for use at extreme angles or on wet surfaces.
Nine Line “Don’t Tread On Me” T-Shirt – Black
American Patriots are great at coming up with catch phrases that get right to the point. One of the originals is “Don’t Tread on Me.” Thanks to a partnership with Nine Line Apparel, a Veteran-Owned Company, you can get this classic phrase on a modern 100% combed cotton T-shirt to tuck into any stocking. The back features the instantly recognizable “Don’t Tread On Me” with its accompanying snake, while the Nine Line Logo and Flag emblem are on the front chest and sleeve respectively. Wear this to the Christmas party at the in-laws, and you leave no doubt where you stand.
Casio 3 Eye G-Shock (Black)
The Casio G-Shock is as common among the military and law enforcement as dog tags and handcuffs. It might as well be issued at basic training to save you the time of running to the PX. The 3 Eye is designed for those who want the classic, time-tested G-Shock dependability but spend most of their time in the water. With this, you get many of the standard features, like analog and digital time, multiple timers, time zones, and superior impact resistance, but it is also water-resistant to a depth of 200 meters.
Casio Solar Atomic G-Shock
Casio is always looking for ways to improve or update its popular G-Shock series of tactical watches. Now, the company has eliminated two of the biggest problems watch wearers face: the dead battery and lackluster accuracy. Like all G-Shocks, the Atomic is packed with features such as water-resistance to 200 meters, tough shock-resistant construction, and multiple alarms or countdown options. Casio has also added a solar rechargeable battery and Atomic timekeeping function for extended trouble-free wear and extreme accuracy. Updated six times per day via radio signal, the timekeeper is accurate to within +/- 15 seconds per month. The battery will last for up to 10 months following a full charge without any further light exposure.
Even though these lights come in pretty colors, they aren’t for hanging on your tree, but they do make great stocking stuffers. Here are my two favorite flashlights. Don’t like these? US Patriot has a lot more. Check ‘em out.
Pelican 2370 3-Color LED Flashlight
Pelican is a trusted supplier of tactical gear, and its flashlights are among the top choices of those who depend on a light for more than walking the dog. The durable, lightweight anodized aluminum construction will withstand everything you can throw at it, and Pelican backs that claim with a lifetime warranty. But what makes the 2370 so special is the three-color option: You can select either red, white, or green light without changing lenses or adding cones. All you need to do is turn a switch.
Gerber Black Recon Flashlight
For the sleuth or soldier who has everything, there is one thing he can never have enough of: a good light source. Whether you are finding your way on a remote trail, reading a map, or even searching for a blood trail, the right light can make all the difference, especially if a single light can do it all at once. The Gerber Recon is a lightweight, durable duty light with four different lenses, one each in red, green, blue, and white. Each is best for a specific application, and each is available at the simple twist or a dial.
Disclaimer: The content in this article is the opinion of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the policies or opinions of US Patriot Tactical.