10 Most Popular Gifts for Military Members

Military members sacrifice so much for their country and they deserve an amazing gift to show them your love and respect. Whether it’s a birthday, Christmas, ANZAC Day, military graduation, a retirement or any other occasion, you should make the military person in your feel special. But choosing a gift for a military member can be a difficult task, so here are some of the most popular options on the market that may help you find the perfect one.
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Army Medal Case

A medal display case is a great choice for veterans. It’s used to showcase their medals and can easily occupy a place of honour in their home as a testament to career and personal achievements. It’s a unique gift for those who have served the Army and can be a valuable representation of their family heritage to pass down for future generations.

There are many different options you can choose from, including small, medium and large boxes. You can find a medal display case made of Australian Jarrah hardwood to surprise the favourite veteran in your life. Jarrah is a unique Australian hardwood known for its versatility, durability and strength. All of these, make it an ideal timber for medal boxes and your deserving recipient will certainly appreciate it.
Army Medal Case

They protect medals and awards and come in different shapes and sizes. The small boxes are ideal for 1 to 3 medals, the medium for 4 to 7 medals, while the large ones fit 8 to 10 court mounted medals. All of them have a smart and simple design and safely store and display medals, allowing them to be easily accessible for occasional use with an easily removable case back with a secure seal to protect the medals. Most of them have a back layer made of cloth, plastic or wood.

There are several ways to display a medal collection and each person can choose one that suits their taste or create one themselves. According to the general protocols for displaying medals, the highest honours should be on the top left in order of precedence. It’s always a good idea to assemble medals of the same category together. Make sure you have an idea of the number of medals your recipient has, so you know how large a display case they may need.

Flag Display Case

This is a great military retirement gift idea, a classic and traditional gift, perfect for veterans or those about to retire, so they can display the flag and honour their service.
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Assignment/Deployment Map

This is also a great military retirement gift and can mean a lot to someone who has been stationed in different areas around the world. It’s an interesting and unique way to commemorate a successful military career.

Military Ring

Military rings are a way of building solidarity with other soldiers and commemorating a military career. They come in designs for both people who prefer traditional styles and people who like cutting edge fashion. An army ring can be a great gift for a special soldier in your life, whether active duty or veteran.

Giving an army ring to a military person is a way of showing gratitude and support for their service and is certainly a gift that will be appreciated for a lifetime. Prices vary depending on the material used and you can find military rings made of silver, yellow or rose gold, or sterling silver with the Army logo engraved or an Army unit, branch and crest.
soldier military rings

There are no set rules on how should one wear a military ring. He or she could wear it with or without a military uniform to both formal and informal gatherings. Many people are wondering which finger to wear it on, but there is no right or wrong answer to this question. Some military rings are big and wearing them on the same hand where the wedding band is may not look so great, so it may be a good idea to wear them on the other hand instead.

Military Toys

Military toys have been around for centuries and are some of the most iconic and classic toys you can find. Collecting army toys has gone from something that was marketed at kids to being a much more adult-centric kind of thing. They are a fun military-inspired gift for an army person in your life and can be found in different shapes and sizes. This is a type of gift that can easily turn into a serious hobby, paying close attention to details and accuracy. It’s a fun way to make history alive again and the best thing about these toys is that they can be passed down to future generations.

Tactical Gear

This is a practical and useful gift choice for any military member. Anything from tactical knives to military tactical flashlights and multipurpose tools can be a nice addition to complete their field gear.


Eye protection is very important in the military, so choosing a pair of sunglasses is always a good idea. Look for sunglasses with interchangeable lenses, so your military member can use them when on and off the range.

Wrist Watch

Being on time is one of the top priorities when in the Army, therefore a watch is a great gift idea for your military person. Choose high quality, durable watch that is water- and shock-resistant with long battery life.


Coffee gives the much-needed energy to many people in the Army. Choosing a beautiful and durable coffee mug with the logo of the Arm, the Air Force, the Navy or the Remembrance Poppy is a great way to make them enjoy every sip of their favourite drink.

Apparel and Headwear

You can find apparel and headwear for a member of the Australian Army, the Air Force or the Royal Australian Navy and choose from a wide range of accessories, hats, berets, hoodies, shorts, jeans, pants, jackets and more. Clothes are very often go-to items when it comes to gifts and your service member is sure to find them useful.