Holiday Gifts Made by Veterans

Welcome to HonorBound’s veteran-made holiday gift list! All these companies are owned by veterans or military spouses, and they need your help to spread the word. Shopping at these small businesses is an excellent way to participate in the veteran community, and many of them use their profits to donate to veteran organizations. Check out these 10 “HonorBound-approved” holiday gifts made by U.S. veterans:

Two military spouses are challenging the status quo, creating R. Riveter’s gorgeous handmade bags and jewelry. And they’re giving back – 33% of every dollar you spend goes back into the hands of a military spouse. Take a look at the many backpacks, wallets, crossbody bags, purses and more!

Bottle Breachers is a veteran owned and operated business started by a former Navy SEAL and his wife. The signature product, a recycled authentic decommissioned .50 caliber Bottle Breacher, got its start on Shark Tank and the company has since expanded its inventory.

Black Rifle Coffee Company is a premium, small-batch, roast-to-order coffee company. It is veteran owned and operated in the U.S. Check out the various roasts, cocoa, mugs and more! You can also join the Coffee Club to get your custom roast mix delivered right when you need it.

Two sisters from a military family run Sword & Plough, and sell wallets, purses, and jewelry that are re-purposed for a purpose. The sisters use military surplus fabric, and leather and hardware gathered from the U.S. They have created 75 veteran jobs and even donate 10% of profits to veteran causes.

Salute Snacks is a veteran owned and run snack business that makes premium jerky. Try their signature beef jerky or bacon jerky and do a little bit of good! Proceeds from every bag sold go to veterans’ charities.

Redline Steel is a veteran owned and operated company that makes candles, apparel, steel décor and more. Check out the Distressed Battle Flag made from high-quality steel or the many colorful canvas prints!

Rumi Spice is a team of U.S. military veterans sourcing the world’s most valuable spice – Afghan Saffron. Check out the signature Saffron or Black Cumin, or try one of several special spice blends. They even have tea!

Why Is Dad So Mad? is a picture book created by a veteran to explain his PTSD to his daughter. Many service members deal with anger, forgetfulness, sleepless nights and nightmares. The moral of the story is that even though Dad gets angry and yells, he still loves his family more than anything.

Real veteran Sean Parnell uses his combat experience to recreate the adrenaline-fueled excitement and sheer terror of war in this hugely compelling, action-packed story. Supporting veteran authors is an incredible way to give back to our heroes.

If you’re near HonorBound’s headquarters, or if you’re located in the Fairfield County and Westchester County areas of Connecticut and New York, then you absolutely must check out Jack Knife Sharpening. In his veteran owned business, Jack will professionally sharpen, re-serrate, reshape and restore your knives, tools, and even some garden equipment. He’ll even come right to your home, restaurant, or anywhere else you need to sharpen up.