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Super Tips for Military Gifts

When To Buy Military Gifts

Many family members think of buying military gifts for veterans and active service military members on traditional holidays like Christmas, birthdays, Father’s Day, and Mother’s Day. The truth is, however, that there are other occasions in a military person’s life where a gift would be just as appropriate, perhaps even more so.
Military Rug Collage

Since our high-resolution military rugs are the perfect gift to commemorate these occasions, we wanted to provide some special insight into the best times to buy military gifts, especially ones that are of exceptional long-lasting quality and can be personalized at your request.

Gifts For Promotion In Rank

Our military men and women are taught to take immense pride in their work. They push themselves and others they serve with to perform at their peak performance. When their superiors take note of this and honor them with a promotion in rank, it is a very big deal. Yes, there’s a pay raise, but it transcends so much more than mere money. It’s respect for performing the arduous tasks they do.
US Submarine Force Logo Rug

A promotion in rank recognizes and reinforces their increasing leadership skills and increasing responsibilities. Promotions in military rank are the tangible fruits of military person’s intensive training and dedicated service. A promotion in rank also improves the overall morale and performance of our hard-working military. It is a signal that that the job has been well done. These are all good reasons why family and close friends often throw a party to celebrate the occasion. It is also the perfect time to present the honored military member with a special military gift of high quality — a gift that truly makes a statement.

Our military logo rugs make quite the visual impression and can be placed in the home to honor the military member over and over again! Keep in mind too that we can personalize the rug with your service member’s name and new rank.

Graduation Gifts For a Military Academy or Military College Graduate

This is another BIGGIE! Military academies and military colleges are highly competitive to get into! In fact, they can be harder to get into than a prestigious ivy league school. You not only need to have very high academic performance and aptitude, you also have to pass demanding physical tests.

The programs are highly regimented and designed to produce leaders, not just an educated person. So, to graduate from a military academy or military college, is a very big deal and deserves a very special gift to commemorate the momentous occasion! Here is a list of some of the most prestigious post secondary military schools:

West Point Black Knight Logo Rug

West Point Black Knight Logo Rug

 

– West Point, also known as the United States Military Academy (USMA), located in West Point, New York

 

 

 

 

Naval Academy Logo Rug

Naval Academy Logo Rug

 

 

– United States Naval Academy (USNA) located in Annapolis, Maryland

 

 

 

United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) located in Kings Point, New York
– United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) located in Colorado Springs, Colorado
United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) located in New London, Connecticut
– The Citadel, also known as The Military College of South Carolina, located in Charleston, South Carolina
Virginia Military Institute (VMI) located in Lexington, Virginia
Norwich University, also known as the Military College of Vermont, located in Northfield, Vermont.

Each of these military academies have beautiful logos and mottos which we can use to create a very memorable and well loved gift for your military graduate. We’ll need to get the artwork to create the high resolution image to print on your custom rug so give us a call so we can discuss the details.

WestPoint Football Field Logo Rug

Graduating from these programs is a mighty feather in the cap of a military service member. Thus, completion of these special programs are worthy of a special military gift to mark the occasion! There are many other special military training schools as well. Give us a call to discuss the details of how we can create a custom rug for you to give as a graduation gift from these special programs.

Finally, there are a number of military schools for boys and girls. Each of these schools have logos and symbols too that can be turned into the perfect rug for the dorm or bedroom.

Military Wedding Gifts

Weddings, military style, are truly something to see and experience! They are different from traditional weddings in many ways. One or both spouses usually wear full dress military uniforms, with the background color worn depending on the season, i.e. no wedding planner needed! Military chaplains usually perform the wedding in a rather humble but very quaint military chapel.

US Army Seal Logo Rug

Flowers and other traditional wedding decorations are not always allowed and the music selection is usually more patriotic than the popular music a couple may like listening to from iTunes. The newly wedded couple usually leaves the ceremony under an archway of swords, sabers, or rifles! American flags and other patriotic symbols are usually on display, even in the reception afterward.

US Marines Logo Rug

US Marines Logo Rug used for a wall hanging

So, why is the pomp and circumstance so different at a military wedding? Even if one spouse is not active military, he or she is marrying into a life that will be in large part dictated by the military. It is a life where the spouse is expected to be part of the military team. Unofficially, military spouses are just as much on active service to the country as the the active service member. Therefore, this call to duty is very often reflected in the wedding ceremony itself.

US Air Force Logo Rug

This is why military wedding gifts are not always as traditional as other wedding gifts. It’s also why Rug Rat’s military logo rugs, personalized to the newly wed couple, makes the perfect gift. They can be placed in the home for both spouses to enjoy and treasure. They also symbolize the unique shared experience that a military family lives in partnership. Further, our military rugs honor this service and sacrifice to our country.

Military Gifts When Returning From Deployment

Homecomings are some of the happiest moments for military members and their families. The service member has usually been away for months, often in grueling conditions, and they are now reunited with their spouse, children, and other close family members. There’s almost always a special meal and some other special activities so the service member can catch up with their family and readjust.

US Marines Seal Round Logo Rug

Sometimes the house is decorated with banners, ribbons, balloons, and those heart-warming homemade signs and pictures from the younger members of the family. Just think what it would be like to add to this celebratory mix a stunning high resolution military rug! Have it waiting for a returning service member right as they walked in the door or when they walk into their favorite room such as an office, den, or man cave (or woman cave) for the first time! It will definitely put a smile on their face and show them how much they are admired and appreciated!

A Completion of Training Gift

US Navy Seal Logo Rug

Whether it be basic training or Navy Seal training, what many consider the ultimate test of physical and mental will, a special gift upon completion is more than well deserved! Finishing such a grueling task really should be marked in some special way by those who love the service member. Our military logo rugs, especially when customized to the specific person, make a great way to show how much pride you have in that person and give them an added sense of accomplishment.

Final Comments

There are many times, other than traditional holidays, when it is more than appropriate to give a military gift. As you can see too, military gifts help accentuate and reinforce the amazing values and strong work ethic that the military instills.
Military Logo Rug Collage

Our military logo rugs and other customized military rugs are the perfect military gift because they project immense pride. They essentially salute your service member every time they walk in the room. They’re also highly durable and will keep on giving for years.

 

 

Contact us so we can help you select a military rug and personalize it for your very deserving loved one.

When To Buy Military Gifts

Many family members think of buying military gifts for veterans and active service military members on traditional holidays like Christmas, birthdays, Father’s Day, and Mother’s Day. The truth is, however, that there are other occasions in a military person’s life where a gift would be just as appropriate, perhaps even more so.
Military Rug Collage

Since our high-resolution military rugs are the perfect gift to commemorate these occasions, we wanted to provide some special insight into the best times to buy military gifts, especially ones that are of exceptional long-lasting quality and can be personalized at your request.

Gifts For Promotion In Rank

Our military men and women are taught to take immense pride in their work. They push themselves and others they serve with to perform at their peak performance. When their superiors take note of this and honor them with a promotion in rank, it is a very big deal. Yes, there’s a pay raise, but it transcends so much more than mere money. It’s respect for performing the arduous tasks they do.

US Submarine Force Logo Rug

A promotion in rank recognizes and reinforces their increasing leadership skills and increasing responsibilities. Promotions in military rank are the tangible fruits of military person’s intensive training and dedicated service. A promotion in rank also improves the overall morale and performance of our hard-working military. It is a signal that that the job has been well done. These are all good reasons why family and close friends often throw a party to celebrate the occasion. It is also the perfect time to present the honored military member with a special military gift of high quality — a gift that truly makes a statement.

Our military logo rugs make quite the visual impression and can be placed in the home to honor the military member over and over again! Keep in mind too that we can personalize the rug with your service member’s name and new rank.

Graduation Gifts For a Military Academy or Military College Graduate

This is another BIGGIE! Military academies and military colleges are highly competitive to get into! In fact, they can be harder to get into than a prestigious ivy league school. You not only need to have very high academic performance and aptitude, you also have to pass demanding physical tests.

The programs are highly regimented and designed to produce leaders, not just an educated person. So, to graduate from a military academy or military college, is a very big deal and deserves a very special gift to commemorate the momentous occasion! Here is a list of some of the most prestigious post secondary military schools:

– West Point, also known as the United States Military Academy (USMA), located in West Point, New York

West Point Black Knight Logo Rug

West Point Black Knight Logo Rug

Naval Academy Logo Rug

Naval Academy Logo Rug

– United States Naval Academy (USNA) located in Annapolis, Maryland

United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) located in Kings Point, New York
– United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) located in Colorado Springs, Colorado
United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) located in New London, Connecticut
– The Citadel, also known as The Military College of South Carolina, located in Charleston, South Carolina
Virginia Military Institute (VMI) located in Lexington, Virginia
Norwich University, also known as the Military College of Vermont, located in Northfield, Vermont.

Each of these military academies have beautiful logos and mottos which we can use to create a very memorable and well loved gift for your military graduate. We’ll need to get the artwork to create the high resolution image to print on your custom rug so give us a call so we can discuss the details.

WestPoint Football Field Logo Rug

Graduating from these programs is a mighty feather in the cap of a military service member. Thus, completion of these special programs are worthy of a special military gift to mark the occasion! There are many other special military training schools as well. Give us a call to discuss the details of how we can create a custom rug for you to give as a graduation gift from these special programs.

Finally, there are a number of military schools for boys and girls. Each of these schools have logos and symbols too that can be turned into the perfect rug for the dorm or bedroom.

Military Wedding Gifts

Weddings, military style, are truly something to see and experience! They are different from traditional weddings in many ways. One or both spouses usually wear full dress military uniforms, with the background color worn depending on the season, i.e. no wedding planner needed! Military chaplains usually perform the wedding in a rather humble but very quaint military chapel.

Flowers and other traditional wedding decorations are not always allowed and the music selection is usually more patriotic than the popular music a couple may like listening to from iTunes. The newly wedded couple usually leaves the ceremony under an archway of swords, sabers, or rifles! American flags and other patriotic symbols are usually on display, even in the reception afterward.

US Army Seal Logo Rug

US Marines Logo Rug

US Marines Logo Rug used for a wall hanging

So, why is the pomp and circumstance so different at a military wedding? Even if one spouse is not active military, he or she is marrying into a life that will be in large part dictated by the military. It is a life where the spouse is expected to be part of the military team. Unofficially, military spouses are just as much on active service to the country as the the active service member. Therefore, this call to duty is very often reflected in the wedding ceremony itself.

This is why military wedding gifts are not always as traditional as other wedding gifts. It’s also why Rug Rat’s military logo rugs, personalized to the newly wed couple, makes the perfect gift. They can be placed in the home for both spouses to enjoy and treasure. They also symbolize the unique shared experience that a military family lives in partnership. Further, our military rugs honor this service and sacrifice to our country.

US Air Force Logo Rug

Military Gifts When Returning From Deployment

Homecomings are some of the happiest moments for military members and their families. The service member has usually been away for months, often in grueling conditions, and they are now reunited with their spouse, children, and other close family members. There’s almost always a special meal and some other special activities so the service member can catch up with their family and readjust.

US Marines Seal Round Logo Rug

Sometimes the house is decorated with banners, ribbons, balloons, and those heart-warming homemade signs and pictures from the younger members of the family. Just think what it would be like to add to this celebratory mix a stunning high resolution military rug! Have it waiting for a returning service member right as they walked in the door or when they walk into their favorite room such as an office, den, or man cave (or woman cave) for the first time! It will definitely put a smile on their face and show them how much they are admired and appreciated!

A Completion of Training Gift

Whether it be basic training or Navy Seal training, what many consider the ultimate test of physical and mental will, a special gift upon completion is more than well deserved! Finishing such a grueling task really should be marked in some special way by those who love the service member. Our military logo rugs, especially when customized to the specific person, make a great way to show how much pride you have in that person and give them an added sense of accomplishment.

Final Comments

There are many times, other than traditional holidays, when it is more than appropriate to give a military gift. As you can see too, military gifts help accentuate and reinforce the amazing values and strong work ethic that the military instills.
Our military logo rugs and other customized military rugs are the perfect military gift because they project immense pride. They essentially salute your service member every time they walk in the room. They’re also highly durable and will keep on giving for years.

US Navy Seal Logo Rug

Military Logo Rug Collage

Contact us so we can help you select a military rug and personalize it for your very deserving loved one.

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About Sandy Henderson

Sandy Henderson is owner of Rug Rats Fine Carpet and Rugs, a small town business with a national presence. Sandy was drawn to materials and design and wanted to explore how we can take charge of the beauty and happiness of our own homes. She earned a degree in Clothing and Textiles, from historic Longwood College (founded over two hundred years ago as a teachers’ college in Farmville, Virginia). Sandy now draws on her 30 years in the custom rug business to help clients all over the US with their custom & logo rug decisions.