By: Rebecca Alwine
Show your appreciation to the military spouses in your life with a gift to keep them motivated.
Military spouses wear a lot of hats, and the primary one is that of caregiver. They take care of their service member, of their friends, and sometimes they take care of children all while supporting the needs of the military and pursuing a career. If they fall short in any area, its taking care of themselves.
During Military Appreciation Month, the focus is on taking care of our military, and we know what we need! We aren’t going to get more time in the day, but we could get some great gifts to help us balance our to-do lists better.
Here are some great gift ideas for the military spouses who are pursuing their education.
Life was hard enough to manage before adding in school. A good planner is the secret to a less stressed milspouse. And with the Rosie Planner, your favorite military spouse gets a fun way to keep track of everything. Designed by military spouses for military spouses it has PCS and deployment checklists, military holidays, and un-dated pages for customization.
Military spouses pursuing their education are doing it from all over the place. They’re studying in the car loop line or during those few precious moments between dropping off kids at school and the commissary opening. A sturdy (and cute!) laptop case is a great gift. They come in so many colors and can quickly brighten up someone’s day.
Most people take notes on their laptop, but science has proven time and time again that writing things down helps with remembering them. So encourage your milspouse student to get writing with some adorable pens and fun notebooks. You can even put together a little package with a notebook, a few pens, and customized paper clips. Creativity is key here. Some fun splashes of color will help keep your friend motivated during long study sessions.
Depending on the personal preferences of your friends, you may want to consider a personalized mug or cup. You could fill it with their favorite coffee beans, tea bags, or some fun paper (or better yet, reusable) straws. Drinking from something fun brings a smile to your face and may serve as just the encouragement your friend needs to keep going.