We all owe our veterans the utmost respect. Without their sacrifice, we would not have the ability to enjoy the liberties a great nation like the USA affords us. If you have a military member in the family, it can be quite daunting to find the perfect gift to express your appreciation for their service. To help you find the perfect gift this holiday season, we’ve compiled a list of six great gift ideas for any military veteran. At least one of these gifts is sure to make your veteran feel a genuine sense of accomplishment and peace.
1. Personalized Military Rings
While we often associate them with weddings, rings can be given on any special occasion. Today, there are thousands of ways to create unique rings celebrating your veteran’s achievements. Whether you want to highlight their military rank, their specific campaign, their years in service, or their military branch, you can find a way to design a ring to highlight your veteran’s history. There are also many ways to add special messages and engravings on these rings for those you love.
2. Customized Challenge Coins
Service members often collect challenge coins and/or medallions. You can find many coins with military insignias on them online. Whether your veteran served in the Air Force, Navy, Marines, Army, or Coast Guard, you’ll be able to find a coin for them. Also, there are various ways to customize a challenge coin for your special veteran. If your veteran would rather not have a coin with a military insignia, no worries. You can find coins celebrating a person’s home state, place of work, and even favorite sports team. The list of coins you can find is literally endless.
3. Personalized Lighter Case
Many artisans online are now offering their services for personalized lighter cases. You can order these handcrafted wooden lighters with the insignia of a military branch, a person’s name, and other vital information. This is a gift that’s both beautiful and extremely useful.
4. Personalized Cornhole Sets
Many veterans love to play the game of cornhole. It’s a great way to enjoy a summer day on the lawn with friends. Nowadays, you can easily find cornhole boards with distinct military designs. This is a great way to encourage your veteran to get outside and enjoy the fresh air with friends and family.
5. Military Whisky Stones
If your veteran likes to have a drink or two, perhaps you should consider purchasing some engraved whisky stones. These stones work like ice cubes, but they are made of soapstone. These soapstone cubes will keep your veteran’s drink cold, but they won’t dilute the drink. There are many of these whisky stones with branches of the military engraved on them, so definitely check them out.
6. Bullet Bottle Openers
OK, we’ve saved the best for last. Many companies online are offering what are called “bullet bottle openers.” These items have become very popular in the military community. All of these bottle openers are made from actual bullets used in combat, and many companies donate some of the proceedings to military causes. Just like many of the other items on this list, you can get these bullet bottle openers personalized.