Gift Ideas for Deployment
Sending Love Abroad
The holidays can be an especially tough time for those who are away from their families, especially those who are deployed. If you know someone who is serving away from home this season, show them that you care with a thoughtful gift they can take with them. Here are a few ideas of useful gifts for deployment that will help keep them connected with home, and remind them that they are loved.
iPad or Tablet
A tablet or iPad is a great gift for anyone, and especially great for those who are away from their families and loved ones. With a tablet, they can stay connected with friends and family back home with video chatting apps, send emails, and even stream their favorite TV shows or movies. It will be a great reminder of home, and can even give them an opportunity to learn a new language or skill during their deployment.
Noise Cancelling Headphones
Noise cancelling headphones are a great gift for anyone who is deployed. They will provide a way for them to block out any loud noises or distractions so that they can focus on the task at hand, or just relax and enjoy a good book. It will also help to block out any homesickness they might be feeling, and provide a way for them to keep in touch with family and friends via voice or video calls.
Portable Charger or Battery Pack
For those who are on the go, a portable charger or battery pack will be a lifesaver. These are great for charging their phones or tablets when they are away from an outlet. It will give them the freedom to stay connected with home no matter where they are, and make sure that their devices are always charged and ready to go.
Create a care package filled with treats from home. This can be anything from their favorite snacks and candy, to books and magazines from home. You can also include items such as a cozy blanket, a journal, or a photo album of memories back home. This will be a reminder of home and a great way to show your appreciation for their service.