Army Graduation Gifts
When an Army soldier graduates from BCT (Basic Combat Training) or AIT (Advanced Individualized Training), he or she will receive official recognition at a graduation ceremony. Soldiers will appear in formation to perform footwork and arms display for their leaders and loved ones. Once the event is over, your Army graduate may receive congratulatory gifts from well-wishers. Keep in mind that some gifts may not be suitable to give if the solider is deploying or does not yet know his permanent duty station.
Army graduates often work in areas that lack common luxuries like available electricity. Purchase your graduate solar-powered gadgets to use abroad and at home. RedEnvelope has a solar powered gadget charger that comes with six adapter tips. Or choose a solar powered radio, weather station, flashlight, or LED bottle cap that turns a plain bottle of water into a lantern.
Keep your graduate in tune with his favorite music and games with an electronic graduation gift. Buy an MP3 player with extra ear buds. Other gift ideas include portable DVD players, an ebook reader, satellite radio or a handheld video game. Larger console game systems and compatible games make good gifts too. Purchase a GPS device that he can easily transfer from one vehicle to another. Buy a digital keychain that stores up to a dozen pictures.
If your loved one is a sports lover, give a gift that celebrates his or her favorite pastime. Buy a pair of tickets to his favorite sports team along with a stylish ticket journal from RedEnvelope. Purchase the graduate some football gear like a MVP jersey, autographed football or a knowledgeable book on the subject. Give baseball fans framed prints of favorite players. If she loves to grill, give her a set of NFL steak brands to barbecue with. Stadium blankets, stadium seats and team sweatshirts are good gifts too.
A meaningful, personalized gift shows how proud and excited you are for the graduate's achievements. Buy a monogrammed purse or wallet for her. Give him a set of engraved silver cuff links or a signet ring. Purchase a necklace with a personalized locket or a nametag bracelet. Leather, personalized grooming kits or travel bags make a useful gift for the active solider. Other ideas include personalized luggage tags, laptop cases and stationery sets.