Veteran’s Day is the day of the year we set aside to honor and show appreciation to the ones who have served our country. What better way to say thank you to a friend or loved one who is or was active in our military than a special gift?
Listed below are 30 unique ideas to help you find the perfect gift for your veteran.
Veteran Day Gift Ideas
Army Keepsake for Dads: Army Gift for Dad – My Greatest Hero Poem
Any dad would be thrilled to receive this 14″ x 11″ poem titled “My Greatest Hero”. The dual matte border is black and frosted gold. Pick up a frame to put it in, and you’ll have a beautiful gift for Veteran’s Day.
USMC Pocket Reminder: US Marine Corps (USMC) Money Clip
As part of the few and the proud, any Marine Corps veteran will treasure this money clip. The clip is 1″ x 2″ with a bronze finish. The emblem is 1 1/3″ in diameter.
Veteran Hat Pin: American Flag Proud to be a Veteran Patriotic Military Lapel Pin
This lapel pin by PinMart is finished with bronze and gold plated materials. It’s 1″ in diameter and shows a proud veteran saluting the flag. Any veteran would be thrilled to add this pin to their tie or ball cap.
Proudly Display Their Service: The Hat Depot Military Licensed U.S. Army Logo Cap
Your Army strong veteran will love wearing this cap every day. With quality embroidery, this cap is 100% acrylic. The bill of the cap measures 3″, and the crown is 4.25″. It features an adjustable strap.
Show Off Her Fight: Served Like A Girl Female Women Veterans Day Gift Shirt
This awesome tee is available in olive, brown, black, navy, and asphalt. It comes in sizes small – 3X. Made of 100% cotton, it’s comfy and will quickly become her favorite t-shirt.
A Treasured Timepiece: VIGOROSO Vintage Retro Pocket Watch UNITED STATES AIR FORCE Style Bronze Steampunk Chain
This gorgeous retro pocket watch is an ideal gift for the Air Force veteran in your life. Made of bronze, it features a white face with black Arabic numerals. The included chain is 80 cm. A gift box is included.
Simple Gift Large Gesture: Thank You for Your Service – Military Coins – AttaCoin Veteran Gift Series (5 Pack)
A fun and memorable idea, these military thank you coins are available in a 3 or 5 pack. One side features “Thank you for your service”, while the other side says “Your nation proudly salutes you”. You’ll love handing them out as much as veterans will love to receive them.
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.
Classic Tee: U.S. ARMY Veteran T-Shirt
Your veteran can show off their Army pride with this classic t-shirt. Available colors include navy, royal blue, black, cranberry, and asphalt. It comes in sizes small – 3X. It’s the perfect gift that will quickly become a favorite.
For Coffee Lovers: Courage is Contagious Thank You For What You Do Mug
A simple yet effective way of showing your appreciation is with this 11 ounce coffee mug. Dishwasher and microwave safe, it’s made of high quality materials, and the print will stay looking new for years.
Have a Drink in Style: US Army Decanter with Engraved Rocks Glasses, Set of 5
This decanter set will be enjoyed for years. The included 4 rocks glasses are 3.68″ high and hold 10 ounces. The decanter is 9″ x 3.5″ and holds 768 ml. Made by Abby Smith, this set features permanent engraving on each piece so they will look new for many years to come.
For Their Mantle: US Army Soldier Honor and Courage Statue
This gorgeous bronze US Army Soldier Sculpture would make an incredible gift for any Army veteran. It stands 13″ tall and has “Honor and Courage” imprinted on the base. This is something that will be treasured for years to come.
Beautiful Decor: Military Soldiers Army USA American Flag Canvas Wall Art Prints
This canvas wall art comes in 5 panels in sizes 50″ x 24″, 60″ x 32″, and 70″ x 40″. It’s a perfect gift for any branch of the service with over 40 styles to choose from. Styles include variations of the American flag, soldiers, and more.
It would look gorgeous hung in an office or den.
For Their Desk: Allied Frame US Navy Medallion Desktop Landscape Picture Frame
This desktop frame is also available for Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air Force, and Army. It features the branch of service on a medallion and has an opening for a 4″ x 6″ photo.
The frame is 6.5″ x 9.
5″ and has an elegant mahogany finish. Include a photo of your veteran in uniform, and you’ve got a gift they will never forget.
Fun Garage Decor: U.S. Navy – Drink ‘Til You Sink” Bottle Opener and Cap Catcher
Designed by a veteran, this bottle opener and cap catcher features all branches of the military with a whimsical twist. It’s made of 100% solid wood and is 15″ tall.
Each one is sanded, stained, and sealed by hand ensuring it will last for years.
Perfect for the garage, back deck, or office, your veteran will love it!
For Their Auto: US Navy License Plate Frame
Your veteran can show his service in style with this US Navy license plate frame. It’s chrome plated with a blue background and yellow letters.
Lighter Styles: Zippo Navy Lighter
Zippo includes a lifetime guarantee on their products. With 33 styles to choose from in different finishes including chrome, iced, and matte, you’re certain to find the perfect one.
Each one is made of all metal and is windproof.
This would make a great gift for the Navy veteran in your life.
Drink in Style: United States Navy – Vacuum Insulated Travel Tumbler
This insulated travel tumbler will be your veteran’s go-to cup for years. Featuring a 3-dimensional metal emblem and made of stainless steel, it holds 24 ounces. It’s insulated with a double wall to keep drinks cold or warm for hours.
Available in a variety of colors, this tumbler also has an acrylic spill-resistant lid and is available in many colors.
Memory Token: U.S. Navy Sailor’s Creed Challenge Coin
Your Navy vet can carry his Sailor’s Creed everywhere he goes. This 1.75″ round coin is made of brass and enamel.
Memorial Statue: Us Marine Corps War Memorial Figurine: The Iwo Jima Memorial
This replica of the US Marine Corps Iwo Jima Memorial is the ideal gift for the Marine veteran in your life. It stands 8″ tall and has a bronze finish. It sits on a wood plaque that reads ‘Washington DC’.
It imitates the bronze coloring of the actual Iwo Jima Memorial. Available in a variety of sizes, this statue would make a memorable gift.
Elegant Desk Accessory: United States Marine Corps Heavy Metal Red Ball Point Pen
For the veteran’s home or work office, this US Marine Corps pen is crafted with heavy metals. It has a glide ball point writing setting in red. The gift box is just as lovely with the US Marine Corps symbol.
The pen measures 5.5″ long x .5″ wide. This beautiful set would make a wonderful gift.
Let the Games Begi: Marine Corps Playing Cards with Marine Corps Dice Gift Set
A unique and beautiful gift, this stained wooden box features a 3D US Marine Corps emblem. Inside are 2 decks of USMC-themed playing cards and 5 dice.
Unlike normal playing cards, these feature Marine Corps rank insignia from Private First Class up to General.
The dice are also USMC themed. Whether it’s kept on the desk for show or used for play, your USMC veteran will love this gift!
Outdoor Deco: Breeze Decor Marine Corps Americana Military Impressions Decorative Vertical Garden Flag
Any Marine Corps veteran would be proud to display this 13″ x 18.5″ flag. It’s designed with polyester fabric ensuring it lasts for years. It can be displayed on the porch or in the garden.
Pair this garden flag with a new flagpole, and you’ve got the perfect gift for Veteran’s Day.
Unique Framed Print: Prints Charming Letter Art Framed Print, US Air Force Academy
If you have a friend or loved one that is attending or has attended the US Air Force Academy, they will absolutely adore this gift.
Measuring 20″ x 8″, this frame features photos taken around the US Air Force Academy.
It makes a wonderful reminder and fantastic gift. It also features shatter-proof glass inside the black frame. It comes assembled and ready to gift.
For Their Special Keepsakes: Allied Frame US Marine Corps Medallion Desktop Box
Your Marine Corps veteran can keep valuables inside this desktop box that features a brass lock and key. It measures 8″ x 8″ x 4″. The bottom of the box is padded with felt.
For the Golfer: Hat Trick Openers 5-in-1 Divot Tool, US Air Force
If you have a loved one who loves golf and also served in the US Air Force, this is the ideal gift for Veteran’s Day. This hat trick divot tool is 5 tools in 1. It includes tools such as a bottle opener, can opener, and more.
Made of metal, it’s available in a variety of styles. Your veteran will never play golf without it!
Comfy Hoodie: Air Force Hooded Sweatshirt in Military Green
Similar to the military style physical training hooded sweatshirts, this Air Force hoodie in military green is a perfect gift idea. Made of 50% polyester and 50% cotton, it’s designed with heavy fabric to keep anyone warm.
It has Air Force across the front, the double-lined hood has a drawstring, and it has front pouch pockets to keep hands warm.
Perfect for any Air Force veteran, this hoodie comes in sizes from small all the way through 5X.
For the History Buff: United States Army: The Definitive Illustrated History
This majestic illustrated history book of the US Army would make an incredible gift for Veteran’s Day. Filled with rich history, it contains over 1400 photographs and historic paintings. Anyone who has served for the US Army will absolutely love this book.
It’s available in hardcover and paperback.
Stay Warm in Style: US Army Veteran Military Embroidered Long Beanie
For the US Army veteran, this embroidered beanie is made of 100% acrylic. It’s flexibility makes it one size fits all. Men and women veterans will love the comfort and warmth. The shell is 9″ deep and 8″ wide, and the cuff is 3″ long.
This stylish beanie is available in black, dark grey, or navy.
US Army Magnet: Allied Products Heroes Series Army Medallion Large Magnet
This US Army magnet is made of die-cast metal making it durable enough to place on their auto, office file cabinet, or wherever they choose. It’s accented with gold plating and features the US Army medallion.
It measures 3″ in diameter.
This is a fun add-on gift for Veteran’s Day.
Handy Pill Box: US Army Pill Box Keepsake
Made of polished brass with a detailed pewter logo, this pill box measures 1.5″ in diameter. It has a secure hinged lid ensuring it will stay closed. The US Army logo is featured on the top lid, and it includes a free velvet gift bag.
No matter what branch of service your friend or loved one served in, this list is certain to help you find the perfect gift for Veteran’s Day.
If you have ever given or received a memorable gift for Veteran’s Day, please comment below. Also, be sure to share this list with your friends so they can find the perfect gift for their veteran as well.
- 5 Facts to Know About Veterans Day – U.S. Department of defense
- The History of Veterans Day – Military.com