Military Gifts for Birthdays and Christmas

Military Gift ideas for Marines, soldiers and anyone in the Armed ForcesThe Challenge for Military Families is finding Military Gift they REALLY want.

What do you get a Marine, a soldier or anyone in the Armed Forces for birthdays, Christmas, or during a deployment?

Most single Marines and soldiers live in the barracks with limited space, and those who are deployed must carry everything on their back. Space is limited. So think small and useful.

If your son or daughter just graduated from Marine boot camp or basic training in the Army or Navy the challenge is even more daunting. You don’t know where they are going next, where they are heading for schooling, or where their PDS (permanent duty station) will be.

This makes gift giving during holidays even more of a challenge. Especially during Christmas, when you want to be generous with gifts and your Marine or soldier doesn’t even know where they will be stationed after basic training. Here are some unique gift ideas for young men I found which may help.

Cool Military Gifts

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Popular Electronic Military Christmas Gifts

This generation of Marines and soldiers have grown up with technology at their fingertips and when they are deployed this does not change.

A tablet, external hard drive, pocket charger and compact Bluetooth headphones is a must for just about anybody on the go. Make sure to get a tablet with a front facing camera for Skyping and Facetime. Once you purchase the Android then gadget accessories are easy gifts ideas for the future.

What to get someone in the military?

The biggest challenge with smart phones, tablets and gaming devices is keeping them charged. We know how fast our cell phones lose their charge by the end of the day. Just think how fast a tablet loses power after a movie marathon. “Deployment drives” (portable hard drives) hold videos and are highly coveted in the field.

Motorola XOOM Android TabletSilicon Power 2TB Rugged Armor A30 Shockproof Standard 2.5-Inch USB 3.0 Military Grade Portable External Hard Drive,Black (SP020TBPHDA30S3K)HAMSWAN® Wireless Bluetooth NFC Stereo Headset Bone Conduction Headphone Earphone with Built-in Mic for Smartphone Tablet (Black)23000mAH 1.2A USB and DC port Portable Solar Charger Backup External Battery Pack for Cell Phones, Tablets, and USB Devices (Black and Orange)


Fun USMC Gift Ideas

Don’t just think all your gifts need to be serious and permanent. Most in the military are big kids at heart. Diversion from long days at work and the monotony of many deployments is welcome.

Stress relievers such as Nerf Guns and remote control cars are VERY popular military gifts. Don’t forget to send food, beef jerky (the good kind NOT Jack Links) and fun holiday decorations to decorate their bunk, shop, or office is always appreciated to break up the monotony.

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I don’t normally like giving gift certificates. But, for people in the military Amazon gift cards can be the perfect gift. They can buy what they want and Amazon will ship to APO addresses overseas during deployments.

Amazon is a military member’s best friend. Servicemen and women can order everything from boots, hand warmers, on demand movies, music, and food. Amazon Prime is even better, free shipping, and FREE Amazon movies, TV and entertainment on their phone or tablet. Great gift that keeps giving all year.

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