Whether you need a gift for someone who recently joined the military, nearing retirement or somewhere in between, finding a great gift to celebrate these unique milestones as well as commemorating their service is no easy task. To help, we found some unique military gift ideas to show the servicemember in your life you love and support them.
Military Retirement Gift Ideas
If time spent in front of a grill or honing one’s culinary skills are retirement goals, we can’t recommend enough CampCo’s Tactical Apron. Complete with removable tactical name patches, MOLLE webbing and beer can holster, this is sure to be a hit. And if your retiree is more of a craft beer guy, Ben Shot’s Bulletproof Pint Glass is sure to be a hit. Finally, if your veteran has a sense of humor, Disgruntled Decks offers a fun way to reminisce about their military experience.
Gift Ideas for Military Graduation
Graduating is a major accomplishment, and what better way to show your pride and express your gratitude than a special or purposeful gift. We’ve gathered a couple military gifts to help congratulate your graduate.
For those heading out, a Condor Deployment Bag is a great option. It’s 600D nylon construction means it’s meant to last and has plenty of room to store the essentials. We’ve heard time and time again that a good multitool is one of the most popular gifts for basic training graduates. While the Leatherman MUT Multitool is our most popular, there are plenty of tactical multitools available to choose from. Check out our selection of military watches because nothing is more important than time, and tactical watches make great gifts for military men and women.
Military Christmas Presents
Need some ideas for a Christmas military care package? We’ve got plenty of items that are perfect to pack alongside the staples, in a stocking or sent to your serviceperson overseas. Does your service member enjoy a nightcap or appreciate the bite of bourbon? Benshot’s Bulletproof Shot Glass is a popular item and should be a stocking-stuffer staple.
The Mercury Tactical Writing Pad or the Mercury Tactical Pocket Pad are great for those who like to write or need to take notes in the field. Both are easy to ship or place under the tree. Finally, what’s better than sending a little bit of home to your servicemember? The Osage River Tactical Christmas Stocking is exactly as it sounds. Large enough to fit anything we’ve suggested, and complete with D-Rings and MOLLE Webbing—important if you’re expecting an increase in gifts this year.