Our military heritage and history have a direct effect on our daily lives even if we do not realize it. Many of us think about history on specific national holidays and then forget about it for the rest of the year. However, some people are enthusiastic about military history to the extent that they enroll in a degree program to learn more. If you have such a student friend in your life, picking an excellent gift for any occasion is not difficult. Here are great gifts ideas for a military history student or enthusiast.
Any student pursuing a military history degree needs the right collection of military history books. You can add to that collection by buying a current book on the subject as a gift. You do not have to buy the same old history books that your friend can access at the school library. History lovers are keen on the current events. They appreciate a collection of books on events that are shaping modern military history. Check online and local book stores for the latest books. You can pre-order a new release so long as the book will arrive on time for the special occasion or event.
History students enhance their understanding of historic events through maps. Visual or illustrative aids supplement the knowledge found in books. You can buy a map that illustrates the historic events that interest your student friend. If you are unsure about the events, check the courses offered in online military history degree programs. A certified institution like Norwich University is a great place to start your search of a comprehensive course outline.
DVDs are great supplements to history books and maps. Find documentaries for either ancient or modern historic events. Specialty dealers stock the best documentaries on modern history. You can search online for documentaries and then buy them from a local store. In case the documentaries are unavailable in your area, find dealers such as Amazon who can deliver the gift to you or directly to your friend. A good gift is worth the effort and extra cost.
4. Other Gift Ideas
Military history lovers are not only interested in information but also items that remind them of specific events. Many historians collect items that remind them of current events, which will, of course, be tomorrow’s history. Some of the items that you can buy include pocket knives or hunting knives, unique calendars, notebooks, and customized mugs. You can also buy a watch or clock, insignia rings, and dog tags for dog lovers. The recipient is likely to keep the item for a long time, especially if the item is customized.
Other great gift options include Military Miniatures – this can result in an amazing collection and a great deal of fun making it all happen.
We have outlined the best gift ideas that will work for most military history lovers. However, you need to consider your student friend’s interests and personality. Check his or her current collection of historic items where possible to avoid buying what is already there. Personalized gifts work for most people, even if the person has a similar item in their collection. Go out of your way and get a gift that your friend will treasure for a long time.