The duty of a firefighter is great. Firefighters put themselves in danger to save lives and make a positive difference in this world. Whether you are related to a firefighter or personally know someone who is giving them a gift of appreciation on any occasion is well deserved. There are different types of gifts that would be great to give a firefighter in your life.
A gift certificate for a one-hour massage. Firefighters have a high stressed job, which means constant work on their muscles. A gift certificate for a massage is a great way for them to relieve some of that tension and feel rejuvenated.
A one-year membership to a local gym. Firefighters need to stay in shape in order to be able to do the job that they do successfully. A membership to a gym is a wonderful way to help them to maintain that physical as well as mental health.
Firefighter picture frame. Take a picture of them in uniform. Then create a frame to put the picture in. You can buy different firefighter symbols such as a fire hose or fire hat from the craft store. Place the different symbols around the frame. On the top or bottom of the frame you could have it say “World’s Greatest Firefighter.” The words can be engraved or you can use sticky foam letters to stick it on the frame.
You can give a bouquet of firefighter cookies. At Cookie Creations or Cookie Gift Baskets.com they can create a special bouquet of gourmet cookies in the shape of a fire trucks. At Cookie Gift Baskets.com they charge $29 dollars for a set of 12 cookies. The cost does not include tax, shipping and handling. It is a bit expensive but a unique gift to give.
Have a personalized firefighter t-shirt made. You can go to any t-shirt store and have them make you a unique t-shirt that can say something like, “Need a fire hose? Yank this firefighter.” That may not sound too good but you get my drift. If you have trouble coming up with something to say on the t-shirt ask the employees at the store. I am sure you wouldn’t be the first person having a personalized t-shirt made for a firefighter.
Have a firefighter caricature made. Online there is a website called, Give a Caricature.com that will create a caricature based on a photo that you send in and a description of the photo given. The cost is $90 dollars but it would be a wonderful and creative gift that they will keep forever.
Firefighter scrapbook album. Without their knowledge you can scrapbook different photos of them as a firefighter. You can use different backgrounds and materials that symbolize their firefighter profession. This will be a keepsake album that they can look out for years down the line and eventually have a passed down their family.
Give them a book about firefighting. An excellent book you can give to a firefighter is called, “The Heart Behind The Hero” by Karen Yoder. You can ask for other firefighter book recommendations from your local bookstore.
Buy a one years subscription to a firefighter magazine. One popular magazine that you can purchase online is called, “Firehouse Magazine.” The magazine talks about the politics and stories about firefighters.
These are some ideas that a firefighter would appreciate receiving.