The number one Boot Camp or Basic Training graduation gift which you can give to your son, daughter or spouse is your attendance at the graduation ceremony. Showing your family that you care enough to be at boot camp graduation is a great present which will never be forgotten.
Some people ask what kinds of gifts should be sent to a Private during boot camp and before graduation. The general rule of thumb is that the training Private will have no rights and no personal property during boot camp. Sending gifts, notes, cards, letters or care packages during Basic Training could result in a range of humiliations. Send nothing during Basic...wait until graduation.
When graduation time comes around and the Private is ready to be released from Boot Camp or Basic Training this is a great time of celebration and gifts or presents are very much appreciated. You may want to check first with several different on line blogs about what is and is not appropriate so as not to cause any problems, but we have collected a good list of ideas to get you started.