Sword & Plough Gift Picks for the Military Spouse
Let’s face it, shopping for the remarkable unicorn that is the military spouse in your life can be challenging. What do you get someone who makes so many sacrifices, who single-handedly keeps the household running during long deployments, who emulates resiliency and love for our country?
You get them something that will help them to accomplish their mission, something that will show them how much they are appreciated, something that will last a lifetime.
Here are a few of my favorite things:
Sword & Plough’s jewelry is handmade from .50 caliber shell casings. Its uniqueness is inspiring to say the least. But, I especially love wearing a piece with my son’s initial to remind me of what is truly important. Military spouses are all familiar with Murphy’s Law- having this little reminder helps to handle the misfortunes that occur when our spouses are away.
This is perfect for the spouse that wants a little more subtlety with their pride. The wool is gorgeous and on-trend while the interior is lined with camo.
Signature Zip Top Tote
Military spouses are one of the most versatile humans on the planet and they need a bag to match. The Signature Zip Top Tote is perfect for the spouse who travels a lot, who has a young baby/toddler, the working professional, the student. Honestly, I use this bag all of the time. I travel with my toddler every month and this bag is my saving grace. I can manage to stuff it full of anything and everything we need for plan A-Z… because that is how many backup plans we always need, right?
I cannot say enough about this crossbody. The leather is soft and luxurious. The strap is the ideal length and the purse is perfectly sized to hold a wallet, keys, and phone. Plus, being hands-free has been a game changer. This is the gift for the spouse who needs to know how much she is appreciated.
Another versatile bag that is perfect for all of the adventures that military life will throw at us. It has a padded compartment for a laptop/tablet and plenty of space for books or adventure gear. I especially appreciate the pocket inside the bag for easy access. It can be used for school, work, travel, or while attempting to keep up with your spouse when they suddenly feel the urge to for a “short hike”.
This tote is perfect for day-to-day operations. As with any other Sword & Plough bag, it is very durable and water-resistant. It can fit a small laptop or a few baby essentials. Of course, the Air Force Mini Tote is a no-brainer for an Air Force Spouse!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jamie Sheaffer is an active duty military spouse. She is attending a hybrid graduate school program at Grand Valley State University to earn her Master’s in Occupational Therapy. For her school program, she travels from Texas to Michigan once a month with her 1-year-old son and considers herself to be a travel expert. Of course, she uses her Sword & Plough bags for her trips because they are so durable and practical. She loves being a Senior Brand Champion because she gets to use her creativity to support veteran employment and outreach.