Retiring from the military can be different for each person. Some people retire from the military after four years, others retire once they’re in their sixties. Another thing to remember is that some people retire from the military and immediately miss it – the same way law enforcement and firefighters miss their jobs after retirement. That’s what makes picking out the perfect gift harder. However, there are some gifts that will work with most military retirees. Whether it’s a gift with a military logo or sports equipment, these are some Military Retirement Gift Ideas that will make your hero smile.
Military Retirement Gift Ideas
Military Insignia Items
If you know someone who’s retiring from the military, and is a hardcore veteran, you can’t go wrong with gifts that feature the insignia of his military branch. You can find almost anything with Army, Marine, Navy, or Air Force logos. This means you have a lot of gifts to choose from. It might be something as simple as a blanket or it might be a nice piece of jewelry. The choice is yours.
American Military Insignia, Medals, and DecorationsAmerican Military InsigniaMilitary Medals, Pins, Patches, Insignia, Ribbons, Flag Display Case Cabinet, BlackUS Army Insignia Ring – Silver Colored Army Veteran Ring – Military CollectiblesClassic Men’s Gold Dial Skeleton Black Leather Mechanical Sport Army Wrist Watch
Being in the military is never easy. A journal offers a way for military vets to explore their thoughts after coming home. You can find really nice handmade leather journals on Amazon in a variety of colors and styles. Include a nice pen and you’ve got a really nice gift.
Nostalgic Food Gifts
You can’t go wrong with food gifts. You can find a number of manly food gift baskets online or you can build your own using beef jerky, mixed nuts, pork rinds, glass bottled soda (or beer), and any other snacks he loves. This is a fun and affordable gift that he’s sure to love.
Freedom, A Military Journal – Kraft Hard Cover (prompts on every page, recycled paper, read more…)Camouflage Journal (Diary, Notebook)Military Canvas Messenger Bag,Berchirly Men’s Vintage Leisure Briefcase Business Shoulder Bag Satchel Handbag for iPad, iPhone, MacBook, Notebooks, Documents, JournalsStainless Steel Canteen Military with Cup G.I. Army Green Nylon Cover Waist Belt for Camping/Hiking/SurvivalStars and Stripes – American Flag Flask – Liquid Courage Flasks – 6 oz. Stainless Steel Flask
Non-Military Subscription Services
Some don’t want to think about the military all the time, so another great gift idea is a subscription service. It might be a subscription to Netflix, Kindle Unlimited, Hulu, or even Gamefly. It all depends on what he loves to do. Another option is to get a subscription box. There are so many fun ones to choose from.
Last, but not least, sports equipment is another great gift that most military retirees are going to love. If he’s older, he might enjoy a new set of golf clubs. If he’s younger, he might enjoy mountain climbing gear. Think about what he loves doing and buy equipment for that sport.
40L Outdoor Expandable Tactical Backpack Military Sport Camping Hiking Trekking Bag (OD Green 08001A)A2S Paracord Bracelet K2-Peak Series – Survival Gear Kit with Embedded Compass, Fire Starter, Emergency Knife & Whistle – Pack of 2 – Quick Release Design Hiking Gear (Black / Pink 8.5OUTAD Portable Parachute Nylon Fabric Travel Mosquito Net Camping HammockKnife Fork Spoon Combo Hikenture 4-In-1 Stainless Steel Camping Utensil with Storage Case (Army Green)Maxam SKJSK Survival Knife
Military retirement gift ideas can be hard because the age of the retiree can very so widely. However, these gifts match almost any age and there are so many options to choose from.