Being in the military isn’t just a profession; it’s a complete lifestyle. Those who did their time serving their country often acquire a distinct taste and preference for things. This Father’s day, go an extra mile and give them something that they’ll absolutely love. Here are our recommendations on what gifts to buy a war veteran.
Personalized Dog Tags
Be it their special day, Christmas or any such occasion, a gift dog tag is a cheap but evergreen and memorable present that any war Vet would appreciate. With the Father’s day just around the corner, show how much you love that special man in your life by gifting him one – a dog tag that’s unique and specially designed for him.
The awards, insignia, and patches that signifies the years or even decades of a man’s selfless sacrifice and service for his country deserve better than being piled into a box to be forgotten and collect dust. A good quality display case, therefore, is a perfect gift to honor a veteran and grant him the opportunity to proudly showcase what he achieved during his memorable years in the military. Avoid cheap makes and be willing to spend a little extra, that smile of his when you present the gift will be well worth it.
Tiger II Model Kit
There is nothing like the experiences of spending the late afternoon with your dad assembling together a model piece and then finally getting to marvel at the end result. For the occasion, gift him a quality model kit of a King Tiger, perhaps one of the most iconic vehicles from the Second World War. Just like the real beast, it’s a complicated built to complete but patience brings its own reward!
Here is a link to a model kit of a US M26 Pershing if you prefer an alternative option.
50 Caliber Bullet Bottle Openers
Crack open a cold one with the boys in style with a bottle opener made from a .50 Cal bullet. American Brass that produces these novelties is a veteran owned and operated company and uses real military bullets for the purpose. Cheap to buy but durable as hell – it’s a great bang for the buck and a perfect gift to buy if you are on a tight budget. Hurry and get one before it’s out of stock!
Casio G-Shock Watch
You can get a man out of the military but you can’t get the military out of a man. Veterans come out of the military with years of training in one particular mindset and way of doing things. Watches have always been a popular choice of gift for occasions but why not take it up a notch and get a watch that complements that mindset? Water resistance, solar charge, digital compass, altimeter, barometer, thermometer, sunrise and sunset date, time stamp, Mb 6 atomic timekeeping, auto LED, 5 Daily Alarms (4 one-time and 1 snooze alarm), 1/10-second stop watch, countdown timer, day/date/month calendar, and buckle closure – this is one tough, rugged, highly functional, maintenance-free watch that blows everything else out of the water – our guarantee!
Or if the budget is a little tight, here is a cheaper option of great value.
Hobby RC Planes
R/C planes are becoming increasingly popular as a hobby nowadays and some of the models on the market today are absolutely beautiful – looking great on the shelf when not flying. The one we linked is a model of the Vought F4U Corsair – one of the most capable fighter-bomber aircrafts to enter US service during the World War 2 and remained in service well into the early 50s, long after most other piston engine fighters became obsolete. It flies great and what’s better than spending the summer afternoon going to the park and practicing some aerobatic stunts with a cool flyer. For the price, it is a steal. Here’s a video of the RC model in action.
In light of the tragic recent events at home soil as we all know, the need of restricting kids to your firearms yet still allowing yourself an easy access in a case of an emergency is extremely essential. A practical but discreet gun safe can be the best gift you can give to your loved ones, especially when they are old and hence, no longer have the energy to be as vigilant as they once were. Stay safe, get a gun safe!