Throughout the coming year there will be many events that will require
the purchase of a gift for a loved one whether they are at home or deployed.
Birthdays are probably the most common as they occur every year but also
occasions like promotions, retirements, anniversaries, deployments and weddings.
In the modern world most people prefer to shop online for their gifts rather than
go to overcrowded and expensive stores, as shopping online offers you the distinct
advantage of viewing a vast selection of gifts in one place.
Enter army gifts as a search phrase in to your browser and I think you will be
presented with a selection of gifts that you certainly will not get in any
one place in your city.
Below we shall give you some ideas on the selection of gifts that are easy to order and
indeed very easy to ship, as this is extremely important if you intend to ship overseas
in terms of shipping costs.
Army Rings the Perfect Gift
Having been in Iraq and Kuwait among-st many other places working with our troops,
I have a pretty good idea what many of our soldiers and
other members of the armed forces like.
One of the most sought after army gifts for deployed soldiers is the army ring, not just any army ring;
the most popular one is the deployment ring which allows the purchaser to be able to customize it with
details of their deployment and also some personal details.
The dates of deployments can be placed on your army ring just above the selected image and can be
engraved like this OIF 08-09 this will indicate that the soldier took part in the “Operation Iraqi Freedom”
during the period from 2008 to 2009. This is only an example and the same can be customized for any
campaign from the vast range of carefully selected images that are available to you in our shop.
Army Pendant a thoughtful Gift.
This is a very popular choice for all genders for a few very simple reasons. It is easy to customize for a
particular campaign or to reflect the department that you or someone else serves in or retired from.
The choice of metal for your army gifts will determine the cost and of course the level of customization.
Silver is very is extremely popular as its suits most skin types and it’s not as expensive as the other metals.
For formal occasions and especially when wearing the dress uniform it’s nice to wear gold which is available
in white and yellow gold.
A word of caution, when purchasing gold the white version tends to be a little bit more expensive than
yellow and the higher the carat the softer the gold. Jewelers will say that it’s better to engrave on 10 carat
gold rather than 14 carat as it won’t wear away especially if it’s a piece of jewelry that
you’re going to wear every day.
Books make a great Gift.
You really have got to know someone very well to start selecting reading material for them, but they are so
treasured by soldiers on deployment as they have a tendency to transport an individual to another place
for moments in time.
I observed when I was overseas that one book that is carried by a high percentage of soldiers and is suitable
for a gift at any time is the Bible.
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Military Plaques for the Marine Corps
Plaques can vary in sizes and shapes and can be made of all types of woods and
other materials but in my opinion it’s always best to use a hardwood as they are
long lasting and when lacquered look fantastic.
Marine plaques just like any other military plaques offer the purchaser a excellent
range in terms of images and design. A very popular on is the marine plaque in the
shape of a heart with the marine sword carefully place in the shape of an x behind it.
Military Plaques for Navy
The Navy plaque can be designed to reveal the name of a carrier you sailed in,
what rank you achieved throughout your career, whether you were a Navy
Officer or a Seabee the choices are endless.
Details of your deployments can be engraved on the plaque also.
Military Plaques for Army
The Army which boasts of the largest department in the armed forces have probable also the largest selection
of images to choose from.The unit, brigade and the battalion crests are very common on military plaques as is the
Department of the Army insignia.
Couple any of these with a campaign crest like Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom and
you can create a plaque that will surely double as a treasured family heirloom.
Imagine the pride that an item like this will instill in the heart of a young man or woman.
Military Plaques for Air Force
Flying high in the fastest aircraft on the planet having to make split second decision requires tremendous
training and skill. Couple any unit crest with a campaign crest or a family coat of arms and you will have
something that will take pride of place in any room in your home.
Take the desert storm insignia with the name rank and the dates of deployment engraved underneath it on a
Walnut plaque and you can design a masterpiece.
Military Plaques for Coast Guard
The United States Coast Guard protects our shores and waterways from the perils of the undesirables
twenty four hours a day throughout the year. For this we thank them and have designed a plaque in
recognition of their bravery and unselfish attitude that we have observed since the day they were formed.
The military plaques that we refer to in this posting are mostly the ones where you can engrave
the details of the service member.
We also carry the embroideries which can have the family “Coat of Arms” embroidered in gold or silver thread
and then framed in a frame of your choice. Deployment Plaques for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation
These are two deployments that most of us are familiar with, and I will not hesitate to say that they are extremely
important in shaping the history of the modern world.These were brought about by the terrible events of 911 when
terrorists bough down the iconic building called the twin towers in New York and murdered thousands
of innocent victims.
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