Your officer just went through several grueling weeks training for his lifelong career. You may have spent weeks apart from one another making your time apart a quick reality of this profession. You probably witnessed your officer go through emotional & physical stress like you have not seen him experience before. All awhile, you are beaming with pride for your officer.
The time has come for him to graduate from the police academy and you want to show him just how much you love & appreciate him and how immensely proud you are. You want to give him the perfect gift. But what is the perfect gift for your new law enforcement officer?
I remember not knowing what in the world to give my officer after graduation. Law enforcement life was obviously new to the both of us, so I wanted to find something that was meaningful, yet helpful, but my typical Google searches left me empty handed.
Gifts involving law enforcement have greatly improved over the last 12 years since my officer graduated. There are so many law enforcement or veteran owned shops and brands now. When looking for the best gifts for my husband, I always choose to shop with brands that support law enforcement and are law enforcement owned FIRST. I want to give back to those who have gave themselves.
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Without further ado, here are the top gifts and brands I recommend for your new graduate:
Blue Angel Coffee Company: What better way to keep your officer energized and awake during those long shift hours than with coffee? Blue Angel Coffee is a favorite in our house for it’s bold, delicious flavor and this is a company that is proudly LEO (law enforcement officer) owned. From whole bean, to ground coffee, to K-Cups- they have the perfect variety for any coffee lover.
We also love Blue Angel’s coffee mugs and tumblers. They have the BEST sayings for any coffee lover or supporter of blue! You simply can not go wrong with coffee for your new graduate!
Thin Blue Line USA: Thin Blue Line USA is one of the first law enforcement companies my husband and I ever bought from. They are the makers of the original thin blue line flag. We own several flags in our home- my husband’s favorite is the large TBL flag. We have one that hangs outside of our home and one that hangs in his “man cave” in our basement.
A fantastic way to show your support for the new officer in your life is with a thin blue line flag (but this company also has apparel, challenge coins & accessories). This site really has it ALL and the best part about this brand is they donate a portion of every single sale to non-profits that support law enforcement!
And as a thank you to all new graduates they are offering a discount code for 10% off your total order from their website. Use code: POLICEWIFE.
How awesome is that?
*Discount code valid until 02/01/18.
Southern Charm Designs: As a police wife, I love ordering from Southern Charm Designs. This company is owned by a proud police wife and has handmade, modern support apparel for first responders and military wives (& heroes). While you can definitely find something for yourself, Southern Charm also has a small selection of men’s apparel. The most popular being their “I am the storm” thin blue line shirt.
Southern Charm also carries the popular “Come Home Safe” decal to add to your front door (or anywhere else you see fit). Such a great reminder to see each day as your officer leaves for duty.
Warrior Rack: Warrior racks are organized stands that allow officers to hang their equipment while off duty. While my husband does not own a warrior rack, I know MANY police wives that have purchased one for their officer and they rave about them. No more gear all over the floor!
Patrol Car Organizers: The first gift I bought my husband straight out of the police academy was a patrol car organizer. Officers have to keep many papers and various small items on hand, so a car organizer is a MUST. I purchased the Large car seat organizer.
Another option is a Front seat organizer, which hangs on the front of the seat and takes up less space. You may want to ask your officer what he prefers.
Law Enforcement Keepsake Box: These keepsake boxes for law enforcement look like a great way to celebrate your officer’s accomplishment and keep any special items safe that he collects over the years.
Relentless Defender: Relentless Defender is another company that is police owned and operated. They, too, give back to the law enforcement community with every purchase.
They are a thin blue line clothing company with their shirts being very popular.
DIY/ Handmade gift: Honestly, any gift that shows your support, love and affection for your significant other will be appreciated. Pinterest has a plethora of DIY gifts that are thin blue line related, too. You can add the thin blue line to any gift, really.
When my husband graduated years ago, I remember throwing him and his graduating class a celebratory party. I bought all the food, cake, and drinks. A pretty tall order depending on the size of the graduating class. My husband was very thankful and I am glad I did this, but I also wish I had known of other great brands or gift ideas. Expensive does NOT equate to the perfect gift. Anything given to your officer, with love, will be appreciated.
I wish your new graduate nothing but success and safety in his/her new career. If you are a police wife or girlfriend, then please know, you have a support system here at Proud Police Wife. Request to join our closed Facebook group and receive support from over 1,000 other wives just like you!
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