If you are looking for a patriotic or military themed gifts and presents, we just want to commiserate: There are only so many years you can give grandma the "USMC MOM" sweatshirt without feeling idiotic. (NB: Do you ever *not* feel idiotic buying that? Even though my MIL will wear it all the time, I always feel so stupid standing in the checkout aisle with the moto stuff like that!)
So we did a round-up for great military, patriotic, Coastie, Army, Navy, USMC, and Air Force -themed presents you can find online that will get the job done this holiday season and will be appreciated for years to come. Also, you might just want to get them for yourself. (Sneaky Santa orders two by mistake? Never.)
For the Romantics
Clockwise from top left: (1) This charm was a hit at our Spouse Experience: Camp Lejeune. And no wonder! Roses are red, Cammies are green necklace from Wire N Whimsy, $36. (2) Live today like he deploys tomorrow bracelet from At Ease Designs, $22. (3) Navy Bride tank (which also comes in wifey and fiance versions, all branches) from Strong Confident You, $22. (4) I love my Army Ranger charms from My Beaded Butterfly, $44.
For the Recently Relocated
(1) Weathered and patriotic hand-painted "Home Is Where the Military Sends Us" station list from The Bored Room, $45. (2) Custom military wreath with branch-specific camouflage from Hang Everything Up, $30. (3) Camouflage monogram wreath with name tapes by Made in America Wreaths, $50. (4) Custom military word art includes last name and two important dates (i.e., enlistment, promotion, retirement, something like that) by Kay Bee Studios, $15.
For the Kids
(1) Camouflage tutu set is too cute for words from Sweetheart Tutus, $70. (2) Daddy dolls, $23.95. (3) Ruffly diaper cover with branch-specific camouflage by Crazy Craft Heaven, $21. (4) Army ACU infant cap by Kacey Creations, $20.
Do you have a favorite military-themed present you love to give this time of year? What are you most excited about giving?