Wednesday, October 17, 2018
When it comes to giving Christmas gifts for troops, it can get pretty tricky. First, you need to know what soldiers request most often, what fits the rules and regulations, and getting the package shipped. Several alternatives make this whole process much easier.
Tips for Troop Gifts
If you want your Christmas gift to reach your soldier, you need to follow certain rules and regulations. Follow these tips to be sure your soldier gets his gift. Follow these tips and guidelines carefully.
To make the process of giving Christmas gifts to troops, you can always send a gift certificate to the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES). The exchange stocks all sorts of items soldiers need from food, to DVDs, to cameras. Sold in denominations of $10 and $20, the gift certificates are redeemable at AAFES PX or BX throughout the world. So, no matter where your soldier is, this is a gift he can use and will appreciate.
If you don’t know any soldiers currently serving but don’t want any soldiers to be left out in the cold on Christmas Day, visit the Soldier's Angels site and adopt a soldier. There are currently 1600 heroes waiting for adoption.
Christmas Gift Ideas for Troops
Send your soldier a special gift to show how much you care. These black titanium active duty rings are just the thing. Each ring is engraved with 'Active Duty Iraq 2009' or their place of service.
Basic Necessities Care Package
All soldiers need and appreciate care packages with soap, shampoo, razors, shaving cream, baby wipes, stationary, pens, and batteries. Also appreciated are Beef Jerky, Slim Jims, and hard candy.
Down Time Gifts
Soldiers stay busy but do have some down time. This is often the time they get homesick for their families. To keep them occupied, send gifts of DVDs, CDs, and books, and magazines.
Think of gifts that will make your soldier's life easier when it comes to work. Notebooks, pens, and map markers are favorites.
Gifts of Love
Send your soldier plenty of pictures and letters to help him keep in touch and know what is going on back in the 'real world.' What might seem mundane to you will be interesting reading to your soldier. Keep him in touch as much as possible with current pictures and tales of day-to-day activities.