Do you have that military kid (or military kids) that idolizes their military parent and loves everything military-ish? Are they in awe of the planes flying over the base? Do they pretend to be an infantryman? Do they try to put on mom or dad’s beret and run around the house pretending to be a soldier?
If so, I have the perfect gift guide for the military child in your life. Here are some great gift ideas to place under the tree for them.
Although my son is very much into the video game stage, he loves collecting Lil Troops officially licensed US Army Action Figures. They’re cute, modern, and come in different kinds some of which include The Desert Trooper, The Rescue Pilot, The Recon Scout and Urban Trooper. They’re less than $10 and are becoming collectors items so grab them while you can.
Who doesn’t love cute, fun socks? And since kids are always losing socks why not gift them and yourself a year long subscription to Sock Panda. You’ll never have to worry about socks again. Every month Sock Panda will send your child two pairs of trendy fun socks. Oh, and the best part is they offer a 15% military discount that you can get here by entering code “Military15” during checkout.
Army Barbie and Ken
For the Barbie lovers, check out the Star ‘N Stripes ARMY Barbie & Ken Deluxe Set or because we know girls can do anything solo this Army Barbie Doll for under $10. For other military related Barbie and Ken toys click here. These also make great collectors items.
I Miss You!: A Military Kid’s Book About Deployment
I love giving my kids books every year and what better way to help a kid through a deployment by making it fun and adding this cool book into their stocking. Through drawing and much more the author has created a fun way to help kids deal with deployment emotions. This fun, but useful gift is under $11.
Kid’s Military Army Camo Truck Storage Box and Toy Organizer
Because you will need a storage spot for all those toys, this Army Camo Truck Storage organizer makes a great gift. It’s also a fun way to encourage children to clean up after themselves.
True Heroes Ultimate Military Playset
This fun playset comes with over 100 pieces and allows kids to map out battle terrains, strategies and much more. The best part is when they are done, they can dump everything back in the bin. It’s a lot of fun for under $20 at Toys R US.
Because every kid has the desire to connect with mom or dad when they are gone, and what better way then with a life size cut out of them. Demand is high for these, so only order if you don’t mind this gift arriving alittle after Christmas. However, if you want an instant Flat Daddies gift, you can order from the Military Brats Book Club. They have a series of Flat Daddy adventure books.
Military Brat Approved Toys At AAFES
Last year AAFES went to the experts themselves…Military kids to get approval on what the hottest toys were! Check out the Toyland section at your local PX to see what this years picks are.
Old Time Candy
Who said kids can only eat candy on Halloween? How about going retro and giving kids this Christmas boot filled with nostalgic favorites or hundreds of other holiday selections. Kids will never know how good we had it unless we show them. Free Shipping up to $25 to APO, FPO boxes at OldTimeCandy.com.
Kindle Fire, 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers, Black
This morning on the AW101 FB page, we were just discussing ways to make an extended PCS hotel stay more bearable. Having been put in this position several times, I can attest that the Kindle Fire and Ipad were my best friend. They kept the kids quiet and me sane. While I love both, the Kindle Fire is just as good and much cheaper at $49.99. Kids can do everything from reading to playing games, and watching movies. Get it from Amazon in time for Christmas. The Fire Kids Edition, 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB, Pink Kid-Proof Case is $99 but comes with a kid friendly case and a guarantee from Amazon that if your kid breaks it,they will replace it. Additionally, they let you have the option to purchase in 5 payments of $20.
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links in which I make a small commission when you purchase via here.
Powered by Facebook Comments
I’ve never thought about getting a gift for a military kid, but I am sure that they would appreciate it. I’ll have to keep these ideas in mind. Thanks for sharing the tips.