31 Unforgettable Gifts for your Military Boyfriend

Is your boyfriend serving his country overseas or on base away from you? If so, sending him gifts to let him know you’re thinking about him are a great way to lift his spirits throughout this time away.

They don’t have to be only for his birthday, or for the holidays. These gifts can be sent anytime as a way of breaking up the monotony, curbing his sweet tooth, or bringing a smile to his face!

Gift Ideas For Your Military Boyfriend

self defense pen kit

More Than a Writing Instrument: Tactical Pen for Self-Defense

Having multi-purpose items on-hand is useful for anyone, especially when you’re in the military. If your boyfriend likes to write and is passionate about preparedness, this pen is puts multi-purposing to the max.

It features a tactical flashlight, bottle opener, window breaker, and an extra flashlight battery. This ballpoint pen also comes with two extra refillable ink cartridges. Everything your boyfriend needs is included in this heavy-duty and discreet emergency-preparedness pen.

He’ll appreciate the fact that it’s made from aircraft grade machined aluminum, making it strong and durable. As long as he’s carrying this pen, he’ll be ready for anything coming his way.

snacks care package

For His Cravings: Ultimate Snacks Care Package Bulk Variety

If your boyfriend is overseas, that means he can’t shop for sweets and treats. That’s where a gift like this one comes to the rescue. You’ll be sending him a care package full of salty and sweet snacks.

This bulk variety box is full of cookies, chips, and candies. As soon as he opens this package, his senses will be delighted, and he’ll want to dive right in! No matter if he’s craving popcorn or peanuts, crackers or cookies, it’s available in this ultimate snack box.

Your boyfriend’s platoon buddies will probably want to grab some of these goodies, too!

takeflight card

Multifunctional Tools: Credit Card Tool Gift Set

There’s no such thing as having too many options for portable multifunctional tactical tools. This gift set includes a paracord bracelet, beer bottle opener, and a credit card tool. Each of these items is compact, and no batteries are necessary.

They’re perfect for carrying every day, in a bug out bag, or in gear bags. Your boyfriend will be ready for every situation when he has these pocket tools. They’re lightweight, durable, and easy to store.

Each of these pocket tools is made from heavy-duty materials so they won’t break in pockets or gear bags. You’ll receive this tool in a box ready for gift-wrapping.

small keychain present

Sentimental Under Lock and Key: Wherever You Go Come Back to Me Keychain

Everyone needs keys for something. Whether it’s for locking their door or carrying keys for their vehicle, they serve a purpose, and a keychain comes in handy. Therefore, when it comes time for gift-giving, why not make it sentimental? This keychain features two stainless steel charms.

The first one is a compass with a 2.5-centimeter diameter. The second is one that reads, “Wherever You Go, Come Back to Me.” Each time your boyfriend reads this, he’ll think of you while he’s away for the military.

He’ll love the simplicity of this present, it’s usefulness, and the fact that it’s from the heart.

i love you more picture frame

Picture Perfect: Going Away Couples Picture Frame 4×6 for Him or Her

Sending your boyfriend a picture while he’s away for the military is an excellent way of lifting his spirits. It can be a picture of you or each of you together. It becomes a much more special gift when you put it in a beautiful frame.

That’s where this present idea comes into play. You’ll be giving him a picture frame made from wood that looks similar to a plaque. One side of the frame reads, “I love you more than the miles between us.

” The other side features a holder for a 4″ x 6″ photo. The entire frame measures 8″ x 10″. It’s excellent for military boyfriends who have to stay on base and have room for sentimental gifts.

best boyfriend ever swiss knife

A Message in His Pocket: Best Boyfriend Ever Laser Engraved Wood 6 Function Multitool Pocket Knife

If you’re looking for a great gift idea for your boyfriend who is in the military, this pocket knife will fit the bill. It features a wooden handle with laser engraving. The engraving reads, “Best Boyfriend Ever.

” The pocket knife is a six-function multi-tool made from durable stainless steel. You’ll find six tools including a 2″ blade, Phillips screwdriver, flathead screwdriver, bottle opener, can opener, and corkscrew.

A sturdy keychain is on one end, allowing your boyfriend to carry this multi-tool pocket knife with him anywhere. He’ll love the sentimental message, as well as the practicality and usefulness of this gift.

Marine corps playing cards

Playing in Style: USMC Professional Quality Marine Corps Playing Cards

Is your boyfriend currently serving in the Marine Corps? If so, playing cards as a way to pass the time is something he’ll be doing a lot. Therefore, he’ll appreciate receiving this high-quality set of Marine Corps.

playing cards. One side of the cards features the USMC logo. The other side features the rank and insignia instead of traditional card faces. So, players will see the Marine Corps. ranks including Private First Class, General, and so on.

There’s also an incredible skull Joker card included in the deck. No matter who is playing cards with this deck, they’ll love its theme and its quality. See more marine gift ideas on this list

cloudliving experiences

To Get His Heart Pumping: Epic Adventure Tours From Virgin Experiences

Anyone can take a flying lesson, but it’s another class of man that climbs into the front seat of a vintage 1941 biplane.

With Virgin experience gifts, you can treat him to all kinds of awesome, edge-of-your seat thrills, including piloting, sailing, skydiving, white-water rafting and race car driving. Some of the experiences are everyday bucket list items like scuba diving or going on a hot air balloon ride, but others are tailored to specific interests. If he’s a history buff who would love World War II planes or a surfer who would kill to ride some extreme waves, see what virgin has to offer.

cloudliving experiences

To Get His Heart Pumping: Epic Adventure Tours From Virgin Experiences

Anyone can take a flying lesson, but it’s another class of man that climbs into the front seat of a vintage 1941 biplane.

With Virgin experience gifts, you can treat him to all kinds of awesome, edge-of-your seat thrills, including piloting, sailing, skydiving, white-water rafting and race car driving. Some of the experiences are everyday bucket list items like scuba diving or going on a hot air balloon ride, but others are tailored to specific interests. If he’s a history buff who would love World War II planes or a surfer who would kill to ride some extreme waves, see what virgin has to offer.

Expedition Scout 40 watch

Give the Gift of Time: Timex Men’s Expedition Scout 40 Watch

When you’re looking for a great gift for your boyfriend who is in the military, a watch tops the list. The main reason is, he’ll look at this frequently and think of you each time he does. This watch features a light-up watch dial, it’s water-resistant, and the 20mm strap is military green.

Its water-resistance is for up to 100 meters. The watch also has scratch-resistant mineral glass on its face. Each watch is tested to withstand the elements, so it will handle anything he puts it through.

With its 10-year battery life, your boyfriend also won’t have to worry about it not working during his deployment.

letters to my life

Seal it With a Kiss: Letters to My Love

There’s something about a handwritten letter that’s so much more sentimental than a text or email. This gift is a two-step process. You’ll be ordering it so you can write love letters for your boyfriend to read later.

Write letters to him in this unique book, and then send the entire collection to him while he’s away. He can read them each time he misses you. Each letter contains a prompt including “When we first met,” “What I love about us,” and “It’s the little things.

” This gift contains twelve letters your boyfriend can read over and over while the two of you are apart.

military steel flask

Tickle His Funny Bone: TEARS OF MY ENEMIES

Sometimes, the best gifts are ones that get a good laugh. This military flask holds up to six ounces and reads, “Tears of my enemies.” Each time your boyfriend pulls it out of his pocket, it will get a good laugh.

No matter if he’s using it for whiskey or coffee, this stainless steel flask is sure to be a conversation starter! Use it as a gag gift, pair it with survival gear, or include it with a Valentine’s Day gift collection.

Not only is this idea a fun novelty, but it’s useful and high-quality. He’ll love that he can use this flask anytime and anywhere!

water bottle

Give the Gift of Hydration: 17oz American Flag Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Flag Water Bottle

Reusable bottles help everyone stay hydrated when they’re going to the gym, traveling, working, or completing other tasks throughout their day. When your boyfriend is in the military, thirst is something he’s going to experience quite often.

So, this gift is going to come in handy. It’s a seventeen-ounce double wall vacuum insulated stainless steel water bottle. This patriotic-themed black water bottle features a white torn American flag.

This rugged water bottle keeps drinks cold for up to eighteen hours and hot drinks for up to six hours. Condensation won’t form on the outside, so there’s no worry about it slipping from hands.

Xbox one X case for console

Help Them Play: Xbox One X Travel Case Carrying Bag for Console

There’s a lot of downtime at night when individuals are working on base, and it’s their off time. So, these soldiers often bring their gaming consoles with them to the barracks. The last thing they want to happen is for these expensive pieces of technology to brake.

So, you can gift your boyfriend with a travel carrying case if he owns an X-box. It holds the console, games, headset, and controllers. The interior is customizable, and there’s an adjustable carrying strap for comfortable transporting.

There’s more storage on the outside with an external storage pocket as well. He’ll love all the padding this carrying case features to help keep all his equipment safe!


Keep the Sun Out: Revision Military Hellfly Ballistic Sunglasses

Eye protection is of critical importance when anyone is spending a significant amount of time in the sun. If your boyfriend is deployed or stationed where the sun is consistently shining, he’ll appreciate this gift idea.

You’ll be giving him a pair of military ballistic sunglasses. They feature high-impact Polycarbonate lenses that exceed military ballistic requirements for goggles and spectacles. These sunglasses have lenses that are distortion-free vision and full side-impact protection.

Anti-fog performance is another feature your boyfriend will appreciate. Because these sunglasses feature a thin design, they won’t interfere with headsets or other hearing protection. The lenses are also scratch-resistant, which is essential when working in the field.

deployment gift wallet insert

A Gentle Reminder: Deployment Gift Wallet Insert

Sometimes, space is at a premium when soldiers are deployed. However, it’s possible to still possible for gift giving to occur that will bring smiles to their faces daily. You’ll be giving your boyfriend a metal wallet card that’s engraved with a message from your heart.

The card is credit card size, measures 3.5″ x 2,” and is made from sturdy metal that will not bend. It reads, “Be brave, be strong, have faith, pray every day, stay safe. When you’re lonely, look up and know we are always under the same sky.

I love you to the moon and back!” The card comes in an envelope for easy gift-giving.

original benshot glass

A Unique Drink Option: The Original BenShot Bullet Rocks Glass

If your boyfriend is stationed on the base, he’ll have a lot more room for storing novelty gifts such as this one. It’s a rocks glass featuring a real 0.308 bullet made into the side. It looks like the bullet was shot directly into the glass without it shattering.

This rocks glass will hold up to eleven ounces of your boyfriend’s favorite drink. The bullet is completely lead-free, so there’s no worry of anything leaching into drinks. Each of these rocks glasses is hand-sculpted, so he’ll be receiving a unique masterpiece when receiving this present.

The bullet doesn’t contain gunpowder, so these glasses are safe to use to drink.


A Custom Creation: Custom Message Names Pendant Necklace

Customize a vertical cuboid bar necklace on four sides with laser engraving. You can select the font, as well as the messages for each side of the pendant. This black pendant can feature messages including the date the two of you got together, “I Love You,” “Together Forever,” and so on.

You’ll receive the pendant, a free chain, and a necklace box. The pendant measures 1.7″ x 0.16,” and the chain is approximately 19.68″. Because this is a lightweight piece of jewelry, your boyfriend can wear it comfortably every day.

He’ll love the sentimental and meaningful messages you have engraved on each side of this pendant.

Xbox special edition wireless controller

Play with the Military Theme: Xbox One Special Edition Armed Forces Wireless Controller

If your boyfriend is in the military and loves to game, then he’ll love this gift idea. It’s a military-themed game controller for Xbox One. This special edition game controller is wireless and is all about the Armed Forces.

There’s a “Winter Forces” version of this game controller available as well. The Armed Forces game controller features impulse triggers, D-pad enhancements, and re-designed thumbsticks. Gamers using this wireless controller will find more than forty improvements.

Clearer chat audio is also available for those using a compatible headset. Your boyfriend will love this game controller’s design, innovation, and the fact that it contains a wide variety of enhancements.

travel mug

For the Coffee Lover: Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel American Flag Travel Mug

Taking coffee on-the-go is something that frequently happens when soldiers are in a rush to get from one place to another. Therefore, when they receive a high-quality travel mug as a gift, it’s always something they appreciate.

This double wall vacuum insulated stainless steel travel mug features an American flag that doubles as the Pledge of Allegiance. The mug is black, and its design is laser etched in white. This light-weight and rugged metal travel mug is BPA-free, made from non-toxic materials, and is eco-friendly.

Condensation won’t build up on its outside, so there’s no need to worry about it slipping from dry hands. Cold drinks last for up to twenty-four hours and hot beverages last for up to six hours. This travel mug will hold up to thirty ounces of your boyfriend’s favorite drink.

pocket book prayers for military life

Give the Gift of Faith and Courage: Pocket Prayers for Military Life

It isn’t uncommon for fear and uneasiness to go along with deploying to a new country. No one knows what to expect upon arrival or when anyone will be returning home. So, gifts of encouragement that include faith and courage are critical.

That’s where this small pocket book comes in handy. It’s by Max Lucado, and it’s entitled, “Pocket Prayers for Military Life: 40 Simple Prayers That Bring Faith and Courage.” This pocket-sized book helps those who are feeling uncertain embrace hope, courage, and faith.

Each time your boyfriend feels uneasy, he can thumb through this book for guidance. Not only will it bring him comfort, but it will also help bridge the gap between his personal and military life.

bottle opener and cap catcher

Catch the Caps: Air Force Bottle Opener and Cap Catcher

Is your boyfriend in the Air Force? If so, this Air Force-themed bottle opener and cap catcher is an excellent gift idea. It’s made of 100% solid pine that’s 3/4″ thick. There’s a rustic cast iron bottle opener on the top, and a sturdy mini galvanized bucket on the bottom for catching caps.

In the middle, there’s a print featuring the words, “Air Force,” a military aircraft and it reads, “Off We Go, Get Me a Cold Beer Yonder.” Each of these presents is handcrafted by a vet. They’ll mount to a wall, fence post, or anything else you can screw a bit into.

You’ll receive two mounting screws for simple installation. Consider coupling this gift with a variety of his favorite beverages.

leather wallet

Protect His Identity: Stealth Mode Leather Bifold Wallet

It isn’t uncommon for those in the military to travel frequently. No matter if it’s because they’re moving from one base to another or deploying to another country, they’re on the move. Therefore, it’s critical for them to keep their identities secure.

It’s possible to achieve this goal with a gift such as this one. You’ll be giving your boyfriend a stealth mode leather bi-fold wallet featuring RFID blocking. That means the lining will keep their personal and financial information safe.

This wallet is leather, measures 4.25″ x 3.375″ and has eight card slots as well as an ID flap. With as much traveling he may be doing, he’ll appreciate the thoughtfulness behind this present and that you cared about protecting his identity.

milirary tactical stocking

A Unique Twist for the Holidays: Military Tactical MOLLE Holiday Christmas Stocking

If your boyfriend can’t come home for the holidays, there’s no reason why you can’t bring the holidays to him. Instead of a traditional Christmas stocking, why not give it a unique twist? This holiday Christmas stocking features a military tactical theme with a handle and plastic clip on top.

It measures 15″ x 10″ and has plenty of room for you to stuff it with lots of goodies! There’s a side zipper to the main compartment of the stocking, D-rings, and two quick connect buckles on the toe.

You’ll also find other compartments and sections for attaching gear and adding goodies. Stuff this stocking with lots of things he can enjoy like candies, cookies, popcorn, chips, and crackers. Each time he opens a compartment, make sure is brimming with surprises!

whiskey bullet stones set of 6 with freezer base

Cool His Drinks: Whiskey Bullet Stones Set of 6 with REVOLVER FREEZER BASE

Finding a unique gift is sometimes a challenge when you have a boyfriend who is in the military. This gift solves that problem for those who are looking for interesting ways to keep their drinks cool.

You’ll be giving him a set of extra-large bullet shaped chillers in a revolver-shaped freezer base. Tongs are also included in this set as well. No matter if he would like to freeze these bullet chillers in the bag or the base, they’ll meet his drink chilling needs.

Each bullet chiller measures 2.28″ x .6″, which means they’re larger than others on the market. You could couple this with his favorite beverage or put it in a gift basket with a set of glasses.

handmade wood sign

Celebrate Their Oath: Oath of Enlistment: Handmade Wood Sign

The Oath of Enlistment is something every member of the United States military takes seriously when enlisting into the service. Celebrating it with this handmade wooden sign is an excellent gift idea.

The sign is made from solid hardwood that measures 4″ x 12″ x 3/4″. The area of the sign measures 3.5″ x 11.75″. The front of the sign captures the Oath of Enlistment, so the wood shows through the lettering with a black background.

A keyhole is routed in the back of the sign for easy hanging. Each of these signs is handmade in Tennessee with fade resistant images, so they’ll last for years. Something like this makes a beautiful “welcome home” gift.


Long Distance Hugs: Hug This Pillow Until You Can Hug Me

Long distance relationships are challenging, but gifts like this one can help bridge that gap. It’s a pillowcase that reads, “Hug This Pillow Until You Can Hug Me.” The white pillowcase features black lettering, so the message pops against the background.

The microfiber fabric is soft, breathable, and doesn’t have a scratchy print. A standard pillowcase measures 20″ x 30″. This pillowcase makes a great gift for your military boyfriend who is stationed on a base away from you.

Each time he misses you or can’t talk to you, he can hug this pillow. He’ll appreciate the thoughtfulness behind this gift, especially if he’s feeling uneasy about leaving.

army man bottle opener

Time For a Cold One: Down the Pike Sgt Pryer Green Army Man Bottle Opener

Opening a cold beverage “military style” is possible with this unique bottle opener. Give your boyfriend something a little different whit this Sgt. Pryer Army Man Bottle Opener. You can be sure no one else he knows will have a bottle opener like this one! It features an army man that’s ready for duty.

All he has to do is position him over the bottle cap and push down his legs to get the cap off the bottle. This bottle opener is a replica of the classic green army man you’ll find in the plastic play sets.

As soon as your boyfriend sees it, he’ll remember playing with this figure when he was younger! You could couple this gift idea with a set of mugs or a cooler.

Zippo Army lighters

Light it Up: Zippo Army Lighters

If your boyfriend is in the Army and uses a lighter, this Zippo Army lighter will make an excellent gift. It’s windproof and will work just about anywhere. This lighter is finished with a 1941 US Army pewter emblem.

One of the best things about these lighters is they’re refillable, so they’ll last a lifetime. This military gift idea for your boyfriend is a genuine Zippo lighter and has the trademark stamp on the bottom.

You’ll receive this lighter packaged in a box and ready for gifting. Your boyfriend will love the design, practicality, and durability of this gift idea.

pocket token

The Gift of Prayer: Saint St Michael the Archangel Prayer Protect Us Pocket Token

It isn’t uncommon to see those in the military praying when times are tough, as well as when things are going well to ensure they stay that way. This pocket token features the protection prayer of St.

Michael. It measures 1 1/8″ diameter, so your boyfriend can carry it in his pocket every day. Each time he feels uneasy, he can rub it between his fingers. It’s a beautiful way of telling him that, in addition to sending him away with your love, he’s also going with hope and faith.

Under some circumstances, soldiers aren’t allowed to bring very many personal items with them when they deploy. So he’ll appreciate a small gift like this one.

US Navy logo money clip

A Beautiful Display: US Navy Logo Money Clip

Is your boyfriend in the Navy? If so, he can proudly display this honor with this brass money clip. It features the United States Navy emblem with a beautiful enamel finish. He can clip together his cash, as well as credit cards using this money clip.

The clip features a sturdy brass construction measuring 1 5/8 diameter. Each time he takes this money clip out of his pocket, he’ll be showing his pride for his service to the country and his fellow countrymen.

This money clip makes a great stocking stuffer, birthday gift, or to give to your boyfriend on the 4th of July!


For the Cook: Grill Sergeant Camo Apron

If your boyfriend is in the military and loves grilling, you can’t pass up this gift idea. It’s a barbeque apron featuring a camo print. The front reads, “Grill Sergeant,” and has three tall pockets for grilling tools.

There are also three beverage pockets perfect for soda, beer, or any other drink your boyfriend wants to tuck in there. Two condiment pockets are also available for holding barbeque sauce, ketchup, or whatever else he’d like to hold.

There’s also a large utility pocket for all of his other essentials. Large 30″ ties are available around the waist, and the apron adjusts at the neck. This apron will adjust to fit guys of all sizes and heights.

Consider adding this present to a gift basket filled with his favorite grilling spices, sauces, and rubs.

matches set

Waterproof Storage: Military Grade to Store Pills,Matches (2 Pack)

If your boyfriend needs to take medication or wants to store aspirin, it’s possible for him to do so using this gift. You’ll be giving him a set of two airtight and waterproof keychain containers. These containers are military grade, will hold pills or matches, and are lightweight.

They’re also ideal for holding other small items including cash, batteries, and anything else your boyfriend would like to keep dry. The design features a keyring on top, making these containers easy to attach to keys and bags.

It only weighs 0.03 pounds, so it won’t weigh keychains or bags down when in use.


When your boyfriend is in the military, there’s no need for gift-giving to be a challenge. Instead, think about his interests and where he’s going to be stationed.

Then, think about what he’s going to be allowed to bring with him. If he’s staying state-side, then you have more gift-giving opportunities. You’ll find this is especially true if he doesn’t have to stay on a base.

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3 thoughts on “31 Unforgettable Gifts for your Military Boyfriend”

  1. I love your gift suggestion of giving a playing card with the rank and insignia printed on the cards’ back. My husband loves playing poker, so this would be a great gift. I was planning to give him his rank insignia pin as a welcome home gift, but perhaps I should also purchase this. Thanks!

  2. wow, such a lovely bunch of gifts…from women towards what women think that men want. they want nothing from whatever branch they are serving in…that’s cute. cute ..for her. you may get all gushy of what he wants, he wants the basic. if he is in the sand, he wants socks. preferably washed and fabric softenerd dried with maybe a cheery note in between the pairs. the smell will remind him of home. axx-crack-ah-stan and the desert will shred his socks in a matter of weeks. Guys want reminders of what they are there for. make sure the water carriers have a reclose-able lid. He does NOT have a lot of space for stuff, especially if he is deployed. NOT A LOT OF SPACE there. ask the vets, not the wish they were vets.


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