The 10 Best Christmas Gifts for Active-Duty Military, Veterans and Their Families

Ten-hut – ’tis the season for bravery, valor and honor! The commitment of our U.S. Armed Forces is an inspiration to millions around the world. If you are an active-duty member, a veteran, a family member or a loyal supporter, there’s always a sense of admiration that stirs the heart, especially during the holiday season.

Many of our active-duty men and women will be celebrating at home this Christmas and many will be celebrating abroad, but there are so many special ways to feel close to them during the holidays wherever they are. As December 25 approaches, and as you begin to think about the ones you care about who serve, or have served, in the Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, Army or Navy, we wanted to share with you some meaningful ways to show your love and support.

The Gift Advisors at The Bradford Exchange have assembled some stand-at-attention, officially licensed gift selections to help you shop for all the brave heroes on your list. And we have great picks for both him and her too! Please enjoy The 10 Best Christmas Gifts for Active-Duty Military, Veterans and Their Families:

United States Marine Corps Gifts

USMC Semper Fidelis Men’s Jacket

USMC Semper Fidelis Men's Jacket

Is he an active duty or retired Marine? Warm up his Christmas with this cotton twill bomber-style jacket, sure to be a trusted part of his wardrobe for many seasons to come. This full front zipper coat is boldly embroidered with the symbols and mottos of the USMC and has a removable sherpa collar for milder weather. Semper Fi!

Heart of the USMC Pendant Necklace and Earrings Set

Heart of the USMC Pendant Necklace and Earrings Set

Does her heart belong to the Marine Corps? This jewelry set is sure to put a sparkle in her eye this holiday. The matching pendant and earrings are graced with sculpted USMC symbols shimmering with 18K gold-plated accents. Plus, the pendant features a mother-of-pearl inlay and is engraved on the back with “I ❤️ The Marines”. The set even comes with a custom presentation box to complement your gift.

United States Air Force Gifts

U.S. Air Force Commemorative Men’s Watch

U.S. Air Force Commemorative Men's Watch

Time for a new watch for your proud Air Force man? This handsome chronograph-style timepiece is fully dressed out with the colors and insignias of the proud USAF. Precision crafted of durable stainless steel with a two-tone finish, it’s engraved on the back with the Air Force motto and the number indicating the watch’s place in a limited edition of 5,000. Includes a gift box with free historical fact cards.

U.S. Air Force Backpack

U.S. Air Force Backpack

Air Force pride travels easily with this roomy backpack, punctuated with a free American flag pin. Expertly custom crafted of durable black canvas with faux leather accents, it’s boldly embroidered with the Air Force symbol across the front zip pocket, and “U.S. Air Force Est. 1947” printed above. Multiple pockets make it convenient to stay organized and adjustable shoulder straps making carrying it so comfortable.

United States Coast Guard

U.S. Coast Guard Pride Men’s Shoes

U.S. Coast Guard Pride Men's Shoes

He’ll be ready to kick up his feet in military style come Christmas morning with these sharp-looking Coast Guard moccasins. Superbly crafted with faux sueded uppers, whipped stitching and an ultra-soft camouflage flannel lining, this pair is quite a cozy tribute. The USCG emblem is embossed on top of each shoe, complemented with “U.S. COAST GUARD” along the sides.

I Love My Coastie Pendant Necklace

I Love My Coastie Pendant Necklace

Perfect for a wife or partner of a USCG member! She can wear her devotion always close to her heart with this beautiful infinity pendant. It sparkles with 15 crystals, surrounding an 18K gold-plated Coast Guard emblem. And when she flips it over, she will be delighted to see the engraving “I Love My Coastie” as a reminder of the pride and love she so proudly feels. Includes a velvet jewelry pouch and a gift box.

United States Army

Army Pride Ring

Army Pride Ring

Imagine the look on your soldier’s face when he finds this eye-catching ring under the tree on Christmas morning. It’s superbly handcrafted of solid stainless steel with ion plating in jet black, 24K gold and silver to make the sculpted U.S. Army logo really stand out in the center. And to take it into the category of elite jewelry, it’s handset with 8 genuine black sapphires. Arrives with a custom presentation case for gift giving.

Army Pride Pendant Necklace

Army Pride Pendant Necklace

Whether she’s a proud U.S. Army member or devoted to someone who is, this dazzling necklace takes military support to the next level. The uniquely designed oval pendant is handcrafted with the Army emblem in the center, gleaming with 18K gold-plated accents and surrounded with 30 sparkling crystals. And closest to her heart, engraved on the back of the pendant, are the words “This We’ll Defend” for a touch of pride. Includes a velvet jewelry pouch and a custom case to make gift-giving easy.

United States Navy.

Navy Duffel Bag

Navy Duffel Bag

Now your sailor can travel in style wherever he goes with this well-designed duffel bag. Custom-crafted of genuine brown leather, it boasts the U.S. Navy name, emblem and established date on the front slip pocket to show where his loyalty lies. The double zipper closure ensures his contents will always be secure, and the roomy multiple pockets allow for convenient organization. Plus, the removable, adjustable shoulder strap is padded for his comfort.

Pride of the Navy Bracelet

Pride of the Navy Bracelet

Her love for the Navy will always look charming when she slips this glistening bracelet on her wrist. Handcrafted with a stainless-steel adjustable chain, it showcases 11 distinctive charms, including an American flag, an eagle, shield and anchors and a heart engraved with “Not Self But Country”. Accents of 18K gold plating enhance this expression of naval devotion to stand out further, and it arrives in a velvet jewelry pouch and gift box all put together and ready to wear.

Did you find our gift selections useful and will bring a smile to the military men and women on your list? If you did, that means our mission was a success. And if you would like to explore more options, check out our full lineup of military gifts now to make sure their Christmas is filled with lots of appreciation, whether they are near or far. We hope you and your military family have a very merry Christmas.

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