Knowing I am a Veteran, people often ask me for the best gift ideas for Veterans. So many people want to learn ways to say thank you with more than just words. First of all, let me say this. Thank you for your consideration in trying to do this! Choosing to serve your country in the military is admirable and deserves gratitude. However, I and the vast majority of the Veterans I know feel that a simple “Thank you for your service!” is more than enough, and there is no need for you to provide us with a gift of any kind.
But, if that were an acceptable answer for you, you probably would not be reading this in the first place so, I will do my best to provide you with some of the best gift ideas for Veterans I can. To get more information or to purchase any of these items or see similar items, just click on the title or the pictures! Here goes nothing! Disclaimer: This is my personal Top 5 list; opinions may vary ;). Note that as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases (at no cost to you).
Black Rifle Coffee. Not only is this coffee excellent, but the company is Veteran owned! Most Veterans love supporting other Veterans (go figure), and if your Veteran loves coffee as much as I do, this is a perfect gift! And it tastes great when you make it in a Keurig K-Duo!
How about a Coffee Cup to put that jet fuel in? These are high-quality cups that keep your drinks hot for up to 6 hours (if it takes you that long to drink a cup of coffee) or cold for up to 24 hours! AND they actually fit in (most) cup holders; imagine that!
Challenge Coins. These specially designed coins represent many things—units, teams, organizations, etc. Often awarded to Servicemembers for various achievements and accomplishments, these make great gift ideas for Veterans, many of whom collect and cherish these coins.
Challenge Coin Display Case. I received mine as a gift several years ago. Created by Flags of Valor, another Veteran owned company that does fantastic work and always gives back! They have raised over $1.25 Million for Veteran and First Responder charities!
1. Grunt Style Gear.
Grunt Style Gear. Backed with a ridiculously awesome lifetime “Beer Guarantee,” this gear is designed and made by U.S. Military Veterans. They have fantastic designs and products for everyone who loves freedom!
You may have noticed a theme on this list, or maybe you didn’t. Most of them are produced by Veteran owned and operated companies. This is part of what makes them some of the best gift ideas for Veterans. Not only will you and your Veteran love the product, but you will be supporting other Veterans at the same time! As I mentioned before, most of us love to support other Veterans, so this is the icing on the cake!