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9 Perfect Gift Ideas for a U.S. Marine (+1 to Avoid)

Looking for the right gift idea for a Marine Corps member or veteran? We researched hundreds of ideas and identified nine top picks a service member or vet is of the U.S. Marines is sure to appreciate. Semper Fi!

A classy gift idea for your newly graduated Marine, this decanter features a detailed eagle globe and anchor emblem. The oak frame is hand-crafted in Kentucky, while the glass is made of thick durable material and is backed by a 60-day guarantee.
This official, lifetime guarantee Zippo lighter is designed with a message every Marine can identify with: Once a Marine, always a Marine. Makes a great boot camp graduation idea.
Help a Marine show his or her pride for country with this quality cap. Consider it as birthday or father’s day gift. It will show him how much you appreciate his service. Fits great and is a good value for the price. Reads Semper Fi on the bill and includes a small American flag on the side.
A richly researched hardcover classic that should be on the coffee table of every Marine interested in military history. Over 600 color photos and insightful narrative covering the storied history of the Corps.
United States Marine Corps Challenge Coin
This collectible Marine coin is of top-notch quality, representing a small token of thanks, protection and good wishes from the giver. The back of the coin is printed with the heroe’s valor prayer.
This super comfortable, 100% soft cotton Marine Corps tee is sure to be appreciated. We like the vintage look, with a subtle fade that’s increasingly fashionable these days. An instant upgrade to any Marine’s wardrobe.
Marine’s have developed a reputation over time for their toughness and willingness to go into battle first. “First to Fight” is a slogan often used to characterize the Marines. This quality brass coin represents the core values underlying this toughness: honor, courage and commitment. The back of the coin includes real sand from Iwo Jima. A truly unique gift to be treasured for a lifetime.
Not just any old pack of cards, this top-quality including dice set gets rave reviews. Printed with the Marine logo on the front and various Marine symbols on each card/dice. Comes in a box perfect for gifting. Best yet, it’s made by a Marine vet owned business.
Marine Corps 50 Caliber Bullet Bottle Opener
Designed around an authentic used shell casing, this bottle opener will give him a real thrill. Comes in a gift bag and makes a perfect stocking stuffer.

What should you avoid giving a Marine? Anything related to the Army. There is a healthy rivalry between various branches of the armed services, most notably between Marines and the Army.