Are you looking for some thoughtful gift ideas for a loved one who is a servicemember or a veteran?
Shopping for servicemembers and veterans can be a challenging task, which is why we’ve compiled a list of thoughtful, unique gifts on the web that are perfect for your servicemember, veteran, or really anyone. From personalized 30MM shell shot glasses to an American flag wall art made of 12-gauge casings, our list has it all!
This is not your ordinary shot glass. The shot glass is made from a 30MM casing once fired off an A-10 Warthog by the US Military. How cool is that? This shot glass definitely makes for a unique gift that comes with a history that your loved one will genuinely appreciate. Choose from 3 different colors: red, black, and blue. This is the perfect gift to commemorate a servicemember’s years of service to our nation, a birthday, or just because.
Want to make this shot glass even more unique? You can add an engraving with a personalized message when you order from our site.
You can find the 30MM A-10 Warthog Shell Shot Glass here.
Military members love caffeine, that’s a fact! Especially military personnel that are maintainers. Being a maintainer in the military means that you are working long hours, and sometimes working the night shift. No wonder coffee is the #1 go-to drink in the military when you need that pick-me-up! This is why the .308 Bullet Coffee Mug was a no-brainer to add to our list of great gifts to give military members!
This 10oz. mug is made of food-grade stainless-steel, decorated with a .308 caliber bullet handle. This coffee mug will add a lot of character to your servicemember’s coffee and perhaps even make their morning or night shift more bearable! Make your loved one feel even more special by adding a personalized engraving! Check it out here.
3. THE 12 GAUGE AMERICAN FLAG WALL ART
You can’t get more American and patriotic than this!
This American flag is made of genuine red, white, and blue 12-gauge shells embedded in a beautifully crafted real wood frame. This piece is the perfect addition for a military members’ man cave, office or living room and will surely catch everyone’s attention! What a great conversation starter! It includes all the hardware needed to hang on the wall for display. All shells have either been fired or de-primed; don’t worry, no live rounds are included for safety. This flag comes in three different sizes to choose from and can also be personalized with a custom engraving.
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Protect your loved one’s hearing with these awesome 9MM REAL Bullet Earplugs! As you know, military members often work around loud, heavy machinery. Take it from C-17 Crew Chiefs that work on the flightline around loud jet engines and aerospace ground equipment! Losing your hearing is a real danger when working in such a loud environment. Whether your military member works on the flightline with fighter jets, or is just visiting the shooting range to get some target practice in, these earplugs are a great and affordable gift they can use every day to accomplish their mission while they protect their hearing. These unique 9MM REAL Bullet Earplugs are available for purchase here.
Lucky Shot believes in giving munitions a second chance by re-purposing and reusing.
Beautifully handcrafted, this memory box features the Oath of Enlistment on its lid. The same sacred oath many men and women have taken in the name of freedom to protect our country. That Oath no doubt changed your servicemember’s life and is an extremely memorable moment in their life. This box can be used to keep jewelry, tobacco products, or the veteran’s DD 214 for safe keeping. The memory box can be personalized with a nameplate featuring the veteran’s name.
You can also add natural cork mounted on the wood with felt of different colors—perfect for pinning military medals, ribbons, and patches!
The Oath of Enlistment Box can be found here.
This would make the perfect gift for your Army soldier’s graduation, promotion, or retirement! A symbol of pride for your servicemember, this sign features the Army shield with the words “United States Army” all around it. It’s even customizable so you can add your soldier's last name! This sign is made of powder coated 18-gauge steel for smooth finish and durability. They offer multiple colors and sizes to choose from.
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Commemorate your hero! Shadow boxes are extremely popular among military members and veterans because they are often used to display achievements from a servicemember’s or veteran’s military career. Shadow boxes allow your servicemember or veteran to really shine a light and bring well-deserved attention to their achievements and accomplishments. Handcrafted by a veteran, this shadow box would be the perfect gift for that military member who is an overachiever. This thoughtful gift will show just how much you appreciate your loved one’s military service and sacrifice!
Thanks for reading! Let us know in the comments below your favorite military gift you've received or given.