5 Amazing Veterans Day Gift Ideas Under $50

5 Amazing Veterans Day Gift Ideas Under $50


We can never repay all the sacrifices veterans and their families have made for us.

But at the very least, we can remember to thank them for their service.

While Veterans Day itself is this Sunday, November 11, Veterans Day can be celebrated all month long.

If you’re looking for some creative ways to thank a veteran in your life, here are five great ideas under $50.

1. Homemade Treats 


(Photo credit: Betty Crocker.com)

No one can pass up cookies or cupcakes—especially when they look so patriotic.

You can find plenty of creative recipes on Pinterest that are easy to make, like these red, white and blue cupcakes from Betty Crocker. Not only do they look elegant; they feature a surprising swirl of raspberry jam inside!

Baking homemade treats for veterans and decorating them is also a great way to get your kids or grandkids involved in doing something special for someone else.

2. A Hand-Painted Sign 

(Photo credit: Curlydoodledesigns.com)

If you’re feeling crafty, let your creativity flow by making a hand-painted sign. All you need is a wooden board or canvas, lettering stencils and some acrylic paint.

The veteran in your life will appreciate having something meaningful to hang on the wall or place out on the porch. 

3. An Anthurium Plant 

With its bright red leaves in the shape of a heart, the anthurium is the ultimate patriotic plant.

Anthuriums are easy to care for and also happen to be the world’s longest-blooming plant. Each flower lasts up to eight weeks. Because they also do double duty as holiday decor, the veteran in your life can enjoy them well into the new year.

You can buy anthuriums at a retailer near you (call before you go to check for availability) or order them online. (Order online today to ensure your anthurium arrives by Sunday!)

4. A Gift Made By A Veteran

(Photo credit: BangBangBallisticJewelry.com)

Still feeling stumped? No one knows what a veteran wants better than another veteran!

When you buy a gift that’s made by a veteran-owned company, you can be confident it’s going to be a great gift—and you’ll know you’re supporting another veteran.

Check out this Military Times roundup to find some of the best gifts by veterans, for veterans. A few of our favorites:

5. A Personalized Keepsake 

(Photo credit: United States Flag Store)

Whether it’s a shadow box, a framed photo from their time in service or another type of keepsake, this is a gift that shows you put a lot of thought into it.

While there are some shadow boxes available for under $50, keep in mind that the price varies depending on the type of wood and the finish you choose.

However, it’s something your loved one will cherish for a long time. 

Although you can’t put a price tag on freedom or the sacrifice of a veteran, you can find plenty of ways to say “thank you” this Veterans Day without breaking the bank.

What are your favorite Veterans Day gift ideas? Share with us in the comments below! 











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