Graduation and commissioning gift ideas

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  1. sheriff3

    sheriff3 5-Year Member

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    Any ideas on a graduation/commissioning gift? Can't believe it's 6 weeks out! Thanks
     
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    Congratulations!

    Money always works :D
     
  3. needlasereyesurgerypronto

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    A nice sports watch or good pair of sunglasses would be really useful!
     
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  5. sheriff3

    sheriff3 5-Year Member

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    I have a p226, awesome gun!
     
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  6. KarenH

    KarenH 5-Year Member

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    I'm giving a hug and a Saint Michael coin. DH is in charge of goodies....
     
  7. 1mom

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    A hand-made wooden keepsake box (approximately 8"x10"x3") with a military service crest (USMC, USN, USAFA, USA, USCG) on top. My husband still has the one I bought him 3 decades ago before he started TBS at Quantico. It's great for storing uniform accessories (ranks, ribbons, pins, ...).
     
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    Something home made and small that new officer can take with him and remember when times get tough....
     
  9. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 10-Year Member

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    These are great; I have given similar over the years.

    For women, a monogrammed leather jewelry case is good for the same kinds of things plus jewelry. I give these to college grads, HS got ads heading to gap year, etc. Young JOs will be on the road, having something compact, sturdy and well-made, will be a useful and a long-lasting reminder of the occasion.

    You can google "women's leather jewelry case roll," and find a wide range of styles and prices. I have used this site most recently:

    http://www.leatherology.com/leather-jewelry-cases/?gclid=CPCh6LeD-tICFQOUaQodragCcw
     
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    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

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    We bought both sons their ASU's
     
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  11. sheriff3

    sheriff3 5-Year Member

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    Great ideas all, I like how down to earth the suggestions are. It says a lot about the people on this forum.
     
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    "Got ads" = "grads" per iphonese
     
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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    For DS's commissioning, among other things, we contacted one of our Senators and arranged to have a flag flown over the US capitol in his honor. We purchased a nice flag case with an engraved brass plaque including his name and date of commission. I actually don't remember what else we gave him but suffice it to say the kid was always spoiled, although he never acted it.
     
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    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    My parents bought my sword. It now sits nicely in its case in the back of a closet. Or maybe it's in the basement... or maybe the attic. Note to self... find sword.
     
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  15. 1mom

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    Sword is not on the wall?
     
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    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Marines = Sword
    Army= Sabre

    Is that correct?
     
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    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    No. Sword is not on the wall. I actually only have a few things up. My framed basketball jersey, my diploma and there is a wall of honor that are pictures of all my close friends who have been killed.
     
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    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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    *sigh*
    This brings back the reality of the sacrifice of service.
    :(
     
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    My husband has his on "a wall", but also has other special items of more sentiments on "the wall" as well.
     
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