Top 5 Police Officer Gifts This Christmas
Christmas is a wonderful time to connect with friends and family, and gift giving is part of that. Of course, choosing the right gifts can be a challenge; choosing the right police officer gifts is no different.
The police officers in your life might experience the holidays somewhat differently than you do. This is an old article from the Los Angeles Times, but it sums up the challenges of being an officer during the Christmas season, which are still true more than 20 years later. Not only do officers often have to work on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, taking time away from their own families, they also have to deal with typical day-to-day criminal activity as well as extra crimes and disruptions that tend to occur around the holidays. These include “…an increased number of family fights, car accidents and child custody disputes…”.
Meanwhile, some police officers have the opportunity to deliver gifts and food to families who need it the most, or they may resolve an issue that helps someone else have a wonderful holiday. For example, this Chicago police officer used his own money to buy gifts for a family who had recently lost everything in a fire and a burglary; last year, this police department collected money to replace gifts that were stolen in a burglary on Christmas Eve. Stories like this are not unusual; they happen all over the country. It’s beautiful and inspiring, but this important work can be emotionally taxing, too.
With that in mind, it’s no wonder we feel a little pressure to come up with the perfect police officer gifts! Like anyone else, your favorite police officers will appreciate something useful and thoughtful, something that feels like it was created just for them. Fortunately, we’ve taken the guesswork out of finding police officer gifts. Based on client feedback, we’ve come up with a list of five beloved police officer presents that your loved one will enjoy throughout the year.
Police Wine Caddy
For the officer who loves a good Merlot or Chardonnay, this clever caddy looks like an officer, complete with hat and sunglasses, holster and handcuffs. Put his or her favorite wine inside and you’ve got a gift that any police officer will love. The wine can be enjoyed immediately, and the caddy can be put into use at any party or gathering—it makes a great conversation piece!
If your favorite officers love to cook, they will enjoy this spatula every time they step into the kitchen. Made of stainless steel with an 18″ maple handle, it features custom heat-stamped lettering and a bottle opener at the end of the handle. Every cook needs a versatile kitchen tool like this, and the extra detail (the handcuffs and word “police”) demonstrates the extra thought you put in to selecting something just right for your officer.
Another thoughtful gift for the officer who likes to spend his or her free time in the kitchen! This blue apron says “America’s Bravest” at the top, and features a badge design that reads “To Protect and To Serve: Police”. It’s perfect for keeping that uniform clean while fixing breakfast before work, or for proudly honoring his or her profession during a backyard summer barbecue.
Chicago Police Full-Zip Sweatshirt
This dark blue full-zip hooded sweatshirt comes in six sizes (from small to XXXL) and features a Chicago Police embroidered star on the shoulder. From running errands during some of our nicer winter days to lounging around the house, a sweatshirt can be enjoyed for most of the year. Everyone loves a cozy sweatshirt during our cold winters and into the chilly spring!
Chicago Police Checkerboard Stocking Hat
Another winter essential: this black hat features a checkerboard design near the edge as well as a blue Chicago Police star. A stocking hat is a great stocking stuffer for anyone on your list, but choosing one that highlights your loved one’s passion and profession makes it that much more special.
If you’re looking for more stocking stuffers, check out these ornaments and accessories. But do it now! Christmas is fast approaching, and our inventory of police officer gifts tends to run out as the holiday draws near.
Wishing you and the police officers in your life a safe, happy holiday season.