Regardless if they served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, National Guard or somewhere else, the veterans in our life are important in almost every aspect. They’ve fought for our country and deserve our praise for their dedication and service in keeping us safe. As such, honor the military man or woman in your life this Veteran’s Day with any one of these awesome gifts — let’s take a look.
Military-Themed Drinkware Gifts
Whether pouring a cup of Black Rifle Coffee or something stronger, the right drinkware is a gift that’s functional and will last them a long time. Some models even come with a creative military-themed twist. For example, checkout the Battle Mug, a heavy-duty option that’s machined from a 10-pound bar of T6 billet aluminum and features a Picatinny 3-rail interface system. The user can even mount a standard issue M4 carry handle, laser device, holographic sight or any tactical device they want.
Veteran-Style Relaxation Gifts
Any veteran that’s looking forward to relaxation after their discharge will appreciate gear that works, and plays, as hard as they do. When it’s time to lounge, make sure they’re prepared with a patriotic cooler, like the dozens of options available from USA Tuff. Available in a number of high-end brands like Yeti, Igloo and Ozark Trail, these are guaranteed to keep drinks cold on the go. Don’t forget to round it out with a Tactical Vest Koozie and a .50-caliber Bullet Bottle Opener for good measure.
Military Photo Restoration Gifts
For the veterans who served before the age of digital photography, photos from their time serving may be in a poor, deteriorated state. This year, take some of those photos to a professional who offers restoration services and bring those memories back to life. Leighton Photography, for example, offers restoration of all types of military-style photos. Make sure to put it under glass so it’s protected for years to come — pick up a veteran’s picture frame and pair it with a medal or patch to make it really stand out.
Veteran Pride Gifts
Whether it’s something they can display on their walls or a piece of clothing, there are a ton of ways to help a veteran show off their pride. For proud Air Force veterans, take a look at this military-green sweatshirt that’s as comfortable as it is versatile. Those who served in the Army can stay warm in this embroidered beanie. Home decor ideas include things like this Iwo Jima Memorial Figurine that they can display on their shelf or a fun U.S. Navy themed wall bottle opener and catcher for their man cave.
Give A Veteran The Gift Of Flight
If learning to fly is something that has been a lifelong dream of the veteran on your list, help them get started with a Discovery Flight from Inflight Pilot Training. They receive the chance to hop into the cockpit, take the controls and experience first-hand what it’s like to fly an airplane. Under the direction of a professional pilot, they learn the basics of aviation and get to see the world from thousands of feet above. And, as a bonus, you can even come along for the ride! Searching for more great gifts for the aviation enthusiast in your life? Check out our post: Best Gifts For Pilots.
Do you want to give the gift of flight to a veteran?
Get in touch with the team of CFIs at Inflight Pilot Training. We’re the leading flight school in Minneapolis/St. Paul and will put you on a path toward licensing. Become a private pilot, work toward commercial licensing or simply take an aerial tour of the Twin Cities — no matter what your goal is, we’ll supply you with the perfect gift for the veteran in your life (even if it’s you!)
Learn more about our thrilling Discovery Flight packages by contacting Inflight Pilot Training. Call (952) 698-3000 or fill out a contact form to learn more about our pilot programs.