25 Amazingly Good Gifts For Deploying Soldiers

You love your soldier, you adore them. But it’s time to say goodbye. You’re torn between duty to the country and love for them. It’s ok. It’s normal. The best way is to let them go out with a bang. 

Plan a great going away party and invite all your friends and family. This is the appropriate way of honoring our soldier’s choice. Putting the nation before self.

Another way to show your love and support is to prep them for upcoming challenges. Give them gifts which they find useful. Here is a list of some amazingly good gifts for deploying soldiers:

Best Gifts For Deploying Soldiers

Oakley Men's Light Assault Boot
Who said your soldier can’t choose comfort and performance at the same time? No matter what branch, Oakley has a light durable boot. They are gentle on the feet and rugged inbuilt. Designed for a service member in the field, these will last much longer than his other boots. Go ahead and amaze him with your good taste.
X-Plore Gear Firestarter - 3-in-1 Survival Multifunction Tool
Fire can be hard to start without something to get the first spark. While you pray that your soldier does not get in any survival situation, it is better to be prepared than to be sorry. This specialized fire starter kit is not the same as other survival crap with 30-in-1 tools. It does one thing (starting fire) and it does it well. Its Magnesium rod will last for thousands of strikes and an integrated magnetic compass acts as a backup direction finder.
Workout/Fitness and/or Nutrition Journal/Planners
What you don't measure you Cannot improve. Words from a wise man who certainly knew the human psyche. When deployed, you have a lot of time to be in the gym. If your soldier has some fitness goals but life back home has been distracting, this is his chance. Help him set goals on this perfect fitness journal and send him off. While there are plenty of fitness apps out there, you can’t beat the feeling of writing down your progress with a good old pen.
Instant Cold Temperature Snap Cloth - UPF 50
Many deployed locations are warm. All you need is a quick soak with this revolutionary towel to keep cool. Just hold it under running water and wring it. Its proprietary material will hold moisture for hours. Perfect for when he goes out on a patrol or workout at the gym.
Amazon Essentials Men's 5-Pack Tag-Free Boxer Briefs
Semper Ubi Sub Ubi - Always wear underwear. Without that annoying tag. It’s one of those gifts that are practical and are never enough. Include it in his care package or just give it to him prior to leaving for deployment. They’re 100% cotton so he will remain comfortable even in blistering heat.
Metal Wallet Insert Necklace Couple Matching Set
This keepsake is a reminder for a couple that no distance is too great for love. You can gift it to your SO and keep the other half to yourself. During the long deployment nights, these will be your anchor. This will become a symbol of your strength after you emerge unscathed from this deployment experience.
Burt's Bees Classics Gift Set, 6 Products in Giftable Tin
For a budget-friendly way to keep your soldier’s skin happy, consider this gift. Skincare in a durable tin. Deployments don’t have any spa treatments and if your deployed one has sensitive skin, these will help. It contains all the ointments to protect and nourish from head to toe. Tin can also be reused to keep other items protected.
Amazon Basics Ripstop Rolling Travel Luggage Duffle Bag With Wheels
Who wouldn’t want a luggage bag large enough to fit everything neatly? We;;, this is your chance to actually make this dream come true for your soldier. Gift him this lightweight and spacious bag that will meet all his packing needs. This durable ripstop bag will go through harsh handling with ease and is wheeled for ease of mobility. This one is also much more affordable than other options on the market too.
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Hanging Large Waxed Canvas Toiletries Organizer
What if your soldier never has to buy “travel-sized” toiletries again? This amazing toiletries organizer holds regular-sized bottles with ease and makes them so compact that they hardly take any space. It comes with a swivel hook so that it’s perfect for use in any washroom. With waterproof fabric and a sand brown color, this is going to quickly become his favorite accessory.
Engraved Personalized Couples Leather Bracelet
How do you prepare to be apart from the love of your life? Well, deployment leaves couples no choice but to buckle down and brace the loneliness. Make this life event count by getting matching leather bracelets with personal inscriptions of your choice. It can be names, wedding date, or even coordinates of where you met. Its sleek, minimal, and stylish. It’s the perfect departing gift.
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Ultralight Folding Camping Chair
If you love your soldier, you want to make him as comfortable as possible. This ultralight camping chair will make sure he always has a place to just sit down and rest. It’s compact and can easily adjust in his ruck. Sitting in this ergonomic chair will make him enjoy any event even more.
Explore Land Cotton Shemagh Tactical Desert Scarf Wrap
Deployments in the middle east are not going away anytime soon. This nifty little scarf while stylish is also very practical in this region. Blocks the sun from the neck, face, and ears as well as keeping out dust and other larger particles. It can be worn in multiple ways to suit any situation.
Case Club Xbox One X/S Pre-Cut Carry Case
Xbox consoles are expensive and can be damaged, so this can offer some protection. If they want to protect their precious console military style, this is the box to do it. Comes with military-grade inserts to hold all the accessories and folds up neatly. Perfect for the gaming addict in your life.
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Fossil Stainless Steel Quartz Watch
It’s harder to find watches that are within regulations, stylish, and reliable. Well, this my friend ticks all the right boxes. It’s a darker watch for men or women with a large face that makes a statement. Not too expensive and a reliable brand. They can wear it day and night and it will always look like it belongs.
Extra Large Heavy Duty Lead-Free Diamond Shape Mesh Laundry Bags
Does your soldier struggle with doing their laundry? If so, make their life easier with this extra-large laundry bag set. They can throw their dirty laundry in these and keep it all together in the wash. It’s lead-free so they no health risks. Plus, the heavy-duty build means that these two will last them the whole tour, comfortably.
DripDrop ORS Electrolyte Hydration Powder Sticks, Watermelon
There is plenty of hydration trash in the market that's loaded with sugar. Not this one. One small stick provides you instant energy and vital nutrients to keep moving forward. Developed by a doctor, this mix will lift you out of any physical fatigue. It's individually packed so that it can be put in a canteen or other drinking vessel.
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620 LB SurvivorCord
This survivor cord is bound to wow your soldier. Made on special request of the special forces, this thing is wildly useful. It integrates paracord, fishing line, wire, and waterproof tinder. Hobbyists like to weave these into bracelets. It's a paracord buffet. Your soldier can cut off a small piece and wrap it around how ruck for handy use during long patrols.
WashEZE 3 in 1 Laundry Detergent Sheets
If your soldier is someone like me who hates laundry time, you just made his day. You don't have to worry about liquids, powders, or pods leaking everywhere. Instead put in one sheet in the laundry machine with a dirty load and voila! the load is squeaky clean. The sheer convenience of these sheets makes it a must-have item.
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I Wrote a Book About You — A fun, fill-in-the-blank book
This one is a personalized book telling the soldier how much they mean to you. It's fun to fill and even more, fun to read. It's filled with cute little fill-in-the-blanks that will make reading it a treat. Order it beforehand and take some thoughtful time to fill it out. Give it to them just before shipping out. I promise it won't disappoint.
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The 5 Love Languages Military Edition
Looking for something to improve your relationship? Deployment can become a time of reflection and this book will make your soldier relearn relationship fundamentals. This book has helped thousands and there's no reason it can't help you both. It's simple and easy to read. You will feel his attitude shift and he will finally have some of those bewildering relationship questions answered.
Deployment Military Photo Banner
It's not a 'gift' per se' but you can't send off your soldier without a party! Invite friends and family over and have a blast. They can give their best wishes to him in person. This banner can be personalized and be hung in the living room. There isn't a better way to leave than meeting everyone you love and feeling their support behind you.
TRX All-in-ONE Suspension Training: Bodyweight Resistance System
Workout gear is not always to your liking and it can be frustrating. Set your soldier free by getting him this patented training system. One of the best systems for flexible workouts when there isn't a gym available and all you have is a door. It comes with a complete body workout exercise manual. It's small so he can slip it in his deployment bag and go anywhere. Truly a revolutionary idea.
Bose QuietComfort Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
Remind him just how awesome you are by getting him these noise canceling wireless headphones. Peace and quiet by a trusted brand with the best sound quality out there. It has a dedicated app to tweak audio parameters to your liking. With 20 hours of playback time, he's going to love using them at the gym, during long walks or just listening to a captivating audiobook.
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MZOO Soft Comfort Eye Shade Cover for Travel
If the soldier has the night shift, getting a good night sleep can be difficult during the day. This amazing eye cover is cut to adjust your nose perfectly and block out any light from getting inside. It has memory foam cushioning to get your soldier optimum comfort. He will thank you for introducing this miracle to his life.
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Take flight Multi-Tool for Everyday Carry (EDC)
Gift this compact EDC pen to your soldier and add to his arsenal of survival gear. This pen is definitely mightier than many swords as it can get anyone out of tricky situations. Be it a flashlight, cutting blade or screwdriver, this thing has it covered. As it's made from Aircraft grade metal, it's gonna last them a long time.

Wrapping It Up

We hope you enjoyed this collection of gifts for deploying soldiers. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. If you have any other great ideas that we have missed, be sure to let us know.

Last update on 2021-09-27 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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