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I know it’s still a smidge early to be talking about Christmas, but I personally start thinking about Christmas way earlier than December. To be honest, since most of my gifts are handmade, I start the planning process around December 26th each year.
But I wanted to help you guys out in case you’re not sure what to get your husband this year. I know gift giving for men can be hard, but I think giving things to a police officer, you have a small advantage because there are certain things you know he’ll love and use regularly.
These are my husband’s favorite handcuffs. They’re incredibly light, and they make a great gift because for an extra $3, you can have them engraved. And they come in both black and silver, so you can choose whichever your husband will like most.
We actually got these a few months ago for a friend of ours who graduated from the academy. We were just going to get the handcuffs, but we realized that we could get an engraved handcuff key as well for the same price, since shipping is free over $50. So that made a great gift set!
You can get them from Handcuff Warehouse for $40.
These are the men’s version of the concealed carry shorts from Undertech Undercover (I reviewed the women’s ones a few weeks ago). If your husband is anything like mine, he doesn’t step foot outside the house without packing heat. That presents a problem if he wants to go for a run, because his regular holsters won’t work with gym shorts.
These, however, are perfect to go underneath a pair of shorts for secure concealment of a firearm. Plus, the holster on the other side can be used for his iPod.
They come in both black and white, and are available here for $60.
When my husband wanted a new phone a few years ago, it was on the condition that he had to have one of these on it at all times. He’s so hard on phones. He once broke 3 phones in a week. Luckily, this was at the time of flip phones, so it wasn’t a huge deal, but I wasn’t taking chances on a more expensive smartphone.
I was so impressed by how well it protected his phone that when we had A, I got one too. It’s been worth its weight in gold. We both have the Lifeproof FRE case on our phones, which is waterproof, sandproof, dustproof, everything-proof. Which means that the countless times my son has tossed my phone in the bath or the toilet haven’t damaged my phone at all, and I can play with him in the sandbox without worrying about sand ruining it, either.
Plus, you can use it to take pictures underwater, which is fun in the summer!
But really, a case like this is great for people who tend to get dirty, slam into stuff, and can’t be worrying about their phone constantly. You know, like a cop 🙂
Plus, they have a year warranty and super painless warranty service – you just call them and they replace it. You only have to pay $5 for shipping.
You can get Lifeproof cases here, and they start at about $60.
If your husband doesn’t already have a membership to Spotify, this could make his whole year. Spotify Premium is $9.99/month and allows you play any song you want, skip as many songs as you want, and even listen offline (which will help reduce your data usage, which I know is crazy high when your husband is on the road all the time!)
You could even upgrade to the family membership option for $14.99/month, which allows you to use up to 6 accounts, and make it a gift for everyone.
You can check out both options here.
I’ll admit: this doesn’t seem like the most exciting gift in the world. But when you’re on the road a lot, and you can’t exactly sit and savor a cup of coffee (or hot chocolate, as the case may be), having something that will keep your drink nice and hot is a luxury.
But if you want to make this a more exciting gift, you could always stuff it full of candy to make it two gifts in one 😉
You can buy this thermos from Amazon for $25.
I got my husband something like this last year, and he got such a kick out of it. And on top of it being a novelty, it’s been super useful, too.
This one is available on Amazon for $10.
So this one is sort of a gag gift… but also not.
My husband is ridiculously territorial about his pens. If he lets someone borrow one of them, he watches them like a hawk until he gets it back. So a set of pens specifically for lending would be well-received by him 🙂
If your husband’s the same way, this is a great stocking stuffer idea for only $10 from Amazon.
Being married to a cop is sometimes a little like being married to a boy scout on steroids: they’re ready for every situation that could come up, ever. Which is why they would love a tool like this so much.
This 4-inch-long tool features 17 different tools, including a knife, a can opener, a saw, a screwdriver, pliers, and a bottle opener, and it’s made from high-quality stainless steel.
It’s available on Amazon for $40.
If my husband isn’t in uniform, 99% of the time he’s wearing jeans and a sweatshirt. So sweatshirts make a great gift for him and would be worn constantly, but this one from Nine Line Apparel would be particularly well-received.
It features the thin blue line, plus our favorite scripture! It’s a great way to show support for law enforcement, especially because the company that sells it supports organizations for first responders and disaster relief initiatives.
It’s available here on Nine Line Apparel for $42 (and they have lots of other styles, too, including clothing for women and children.)
I guess a watch is kind of a “classic” gift for guys, but I love this particular one in black and blue.
Not only does it look sleek, it’s also built to withstand a lot of abuse (because like I mentioned with the Lifeproof case, police officers are often too busy watching their 6 to watch their phones or their watches or anything like that :)) The casing helps prevent scratching, and it’s water resistant up to 100 meters.
Plus, a portion of the proceeds go toward fallen heroes. The back is engraved with the phrase, “All Give Some – Some Give All.”
I’m a twenty-something LEO wife and stay-at-home mom to a one-year-old little boy. I enjoy writing, reading, taking my son for walks and runs in the stroller, and crafting. My goal is for Love and Blues to be a resource for first responders and their families. I write about marriage and family topics, as well as about the quirks that come with being married to a man in law enforcement, firefighting, or emergency medical services.
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