Patriotic Gifts for Military Enthusiasts: The 2018 Holiday Idea Guide

Posted on November 27 2018

Patriotic Gifts for Military Enthusiasts: The 2018 Holiday Idea Guide

Patriotic Gifts for Military Enthusiasts: The 2018 Holiday Idea Guide


There are so many items and gifts that a military enthusiast would truly enjoy.  Whether its something elaborate or a token thought, give these suggestions some thought. 

Best Gifts for Military Enthusiast Under $25

  • Klen Kanteen

A rugged water bottle will definitely come in handy.  Offered from the Klean Kanteen, this 27-ounce Klean Kanteen bottle received rave reviews from several former military personnel.

Reviews comment on its stainless-steel design "allows you the advantage of being able to put the bottle directly into the fire to boil and clean your water," while its "slim profile makes it easier to carry."


  • BearArms Bullet Bracelets

Lousiville-based company, BearArms Bullet Bracelets makes and sells these tough bracelets.  This very unique, eye catching product has a powerful meaning behind it.  They come in 6 different types and several colors. 

Price:  $15 - $20.  Bear Arms Bracelets

  •  Army Man Bottle Opener

This little green man crawling with his rifle is ready to pop your cap.  Made by One Hundred 80 Degrees the bottle opener is made of die-cast metal.  Price is $6.75 and can be found on  Amazon.

Tactical Vest Beer Koozie

It's military-strength protection for your beer this summer! Made by Frontier Tactical Gear this koozie has adjustable shoulder straps allow you to fit this beverage cooler on a variety of cans and bottles. They hold hot or cold beverages in a 12- or 16-ounce can or bottle. 

Price $13 and found on Amazon.

Read the untold story of how america’s first women soldiers helped win World War I, earned the vote, and fought the US Army .  The Hello Girls: America's First Women Soldiers by Elizabeth Cobbs is found at Barnes and Noble for $17.95

  • 12 Strong (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital)

12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.

Found on Amazon.

  • Patriotic Christmas Tree Ornaments

Remembering those who served or are currently servicing is a perfect holiday gift.  These glass ornaments are available at Chesapeake Bay Goods.

Best Gifts for Military Enthusiasts Under $125

  • Wave ® + sold by The Leatherman

A multi-purpose tool is perfect for any outdoor task.  An international best-seller, the Wave® + has all the essential tools of the original with the addition of replaceable, durable wire cutters. All 18 tools can be opened and locked quickly.  Priced at $99.95.

  • Oakley Sunglasses

Having the correct eyewear is oftentimes a game changer, that's why the Loadout Room, a website run by US Special Operators, recommends Oakleys as the perfect pair of sunglasses.  The custom line has eyewear starting at $110

  • NRS Ultra Light Paddler Medical Kit


Get your special one a practical medical kit for a back-country adventure.  REI's backpacker first-aid kit is equipped with enough bandages, ointments, and medication for six people on an eight-day trip. Includes waterproof, windproof "Storm" matches that light anywhere, whatever the weather! Duct tape for multi-purpose repairs and a comprehensive first aid package that will keep you fixed up and on the water. A waterproof dry bag keeps everything dry and in one place.

Price: $43 and sold by Hyde Outdoors.

  • Solid Silver Army Men

Remember the plastic green Army men of our childhood?  It is now replaced with collection of your favorite action figures rendered in solid sterling silver.  They weigh about 1 ounce, and now come in Doughboy and Skull Face versions and the original Classic.  Silver Army Men says the Skull Face "have had their heads lopped off and replaced with our custom Jack Skull."  Prices are $195 to $235 and found at Silver Army Men.

Happy Holidays!

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