You look up to them, and you love them. They’re first responders, and you want to thank them for the job they do as well as the joy they bring you personally. But sometimes, it’s tough to pick the right gift for someone. Make this gift special by presenting them with a personalized celebration of their importance to the community and their incredible sense of duty. Check out this selection of custom gifts to give first responders for a few ideas!
Customized Utility Tools
Give them a gift they can use while reminding them—and those around them—of the job they do. Utility tools are portable and pocket-sized but can also be easily hung from a belt. Every utility tool is at least ten tools in one, and both the tool and its case can be customized to show your loved one’s name, position, and affiliation. You can also design it to reflect their position as a first-responder through designs emulating their insignia and more.
Celebrate Their Sense of Duty
Your first responder chose their career because they wanted to give something back to their town, state, country, or even the world. Pick something like a personalized custom wood American flag, a cloth banner showing their name, and their town’s civic symbols, flag, or city seal. Combine ethnic pride with civic pride with a framed wall decoration incorporating the flags of their ancestral home along with their official and in-uniform portrait.
Donate To a First Responder Charity in Their Name
While it’s nice to give an individual present, make a gift to their profession by donating money to organizations that support injured first responders and honor fallen responders by supporting their families. There are hundreds of these charities available, but call your first responders’ home base to see if they can recommend any charities they may be affiliated with. A generous donation will mean the world to your loved one and will do a lot of good for their coworkers and allies.
Host a Meal or Coffee Break
Still wondering about custom gifts to give first responders? In general, you can’t go wrong with food and drink. Extend the gift and make them the most popular person in their precinct, station, or hospital by buying lunch, coffee, or something equally delicious and enjoyable for them and their coworkers. Make it clear in an accompanying note that you appreciate everything they do and hope that they know how much. Check ahead for the best time to deliver it and suggest to whoever is in charge to leave their breakfast, lunch, or dinner options open that night!