Memorial Day is fast approaching, and you might be making plans to barbecue and relax on your day off. More importantly, you are honoring and remembering those who served in our military for the freedom we enjoy today.
Whether you have a relative who served in the Navy or a friend currently serving in the Air Force or Marine Corps, you may be wondering what kind of gift you can give to show your appreciation this holiday.
Giving a gift to a patriot in your life should mean something. You want it to honor their service. They made a big sacrifice, and while remembering them one day a year isn’t enough, you want to give them something unique and thoughtful to thank them.
We’ve collected some suggestions for finding the right gift to honor armed service members this Memorial Day.
Maybe you want to honor the recipient based on the branch of the military they served in. Whether it was the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard or Navy, there are a number of products especially made for each branch.
One classic item to consider is a baseball cap embroidered to represent the specific branch under which they served. This hat is a great way to tell everyone that you are proud to have served your country.
Gifts for Her
If you are looking for something patriotic for a female veteran or servicewoman, flag-themed jewelry, pins and bracelets make a meaningful gift.
One product we particularly like is an American Flag tote. It's perfect for any event — the beach, a cookout or even grocery shopping. It is crafted from heavy-duty cotton and fully lined with nylon bunting. It’s also made right here in America.
Gifts for Him
Our next favorite gift on the list is the Bullet Bottle Opener. It’s made from .50 caliber military-grade ammunition that was once fired, and it is also made in the USA. It’s functional, unique and a stylish way to thank someone for their service.
Patriotic Signs & Plaques
Many people like to decorate their home with signs and plaques with meaningful sayings and quotes. Consider the “Giving our today for your tomorrow” plaque this Memorial Day. It features a picture of an American flag that is beautifully hand painted and made of solid knotty pine right here in the U.S.
There’s no better way to show your appreciation than a presentation flag. Made from American cotton with beautifully embroidered stars, stripes and hems, this flag meets all federal guidelines and is the preferred flag for ceremonies and commemorative flag cases.
This flag is the perfect gift for any patriot this holiday. Whether they are currently in the military or a veteran, your honoree will feel truly appreciated with this specially crafted flag.
Why not represent this great country everywhere you go with the attachable Premium U.S. Car Flag? This miniature flag easily attaches to any car door and is built to last. It is made of two-ply polyester and can withstand the harshest conditions. Better yet, it’s made right here in America.
“Don’t Tread On Me” Beach Towel
With summer just around the corner, consider taking your patriotism to the beach. This Gadsden towel makes a great Memorial Day gift that is colorful, functional and practical. Made from 100 percent cotton velour, this towel is perfect for the fun days of summer.
Framed U.S. Picture
Looking at this beautiful photo of the American flag placed on a rustic barn brings the feeling of patriotism from the heartland of American. This picture is elegantly framed with white matting in an elegant black frame. It is an excellent gift for anyone who enjoys skillful photography and the faithfulness that the American Flag represents.
Deciding on a unique gift for someone who served our country shouldn’t be difficult. There are many options to thank them for their service and let them know that you value their sacrifices for our country.