10 Unique Gift Ideas Firefighters Will Actually Use

Finding gifts for loved ones is no easy task – especially when they have very specific interests. Whether you are shopping for the person who has everything or just want a memorable gift they will cherish, we know you want to best for the firefighter in your life. Don’t settle for another generic necktie or a keychain that gets thrown in the back of a drawer – get a gift your loved one will actually use! Here are our ideas to make your next celebration one to remember.

Boker Magnum Rescue Knife

Fire rescue knives should come with a variety of uses so you can pull it out and use it in just about any situation. One of our favorites is the Boker Magnum Firefighter Rescue Flipper 3-1/2” Black Combo Blade. This knife comes with a partially serrated stainless steel blade that locks into place. It includes hex tools of varying sizes, a seat belt cutter, glass-breaker tip and oxygen tank key. It’s an essential tool for any firefighter both on and off the job!

Turnout Gear Bag

PPE should always be stored in its own container, preferably with plenty of ventilation. We like this Red Vented Turnout Gear Bag from Lightning X. Airflow is critical to avoid equipment that has been trapped in an enclosed space with moisture. This is also key to preventing mildew and protecting turnout gear so it can be used safely for years to come. This bag also has a large compartment for boots or a helmet. It’s a great way to keep everything clean, organized and ready to go!

Turnout Gear Dryer, Price Varies

Williams Direct Dryers was founded by a member of the fire service, so we understand what it takes to get the job done. Whether you invest in a turnout gear dryer for your home or get one installed in the fire station, this is one gift that every firefighter will use – and it contributes to safer, cleaner equipment. The Williams Direct Dryer fire gear dryer can dry multiple sets of turnout gear using ambient air and eliminates bacteria and microbes by up to 99.95 percent. This helps keep equipment in proper working condition and protects the thermal integrity of PPE, even after numerous washes. It’s more than convenient – it’s the gift of good health.

Fire Rescue Cuff Links

Help your loved one make a fashion statement with cuff links that proudly display their affiliation with the fire service. Many artists will accept commissions for custom work, or you could choose a beautiful cuff link with the fire service’s Maltese cross like these firefighter cufflinks from Amazon. They are a classy addition to any outfit and will help your loved one show off what they stand for in any situation.

Fire Hose Nozzle Bottle Opener

Some of the best gifts are the ones that encourage firefighters to kick back, relax and enjoy their free time. We recommend pairing this historic bottle opener made from a real fire hose nozzle with a pack of your loved one’s favorite beer or bottled beverage. This is a quality piece with an impressive weight to it that will feel comfortable in the hand. Consider engraving it for additional personalization.

Handheld Percussion Neck Massager

Long days at work add up! The Percussion Pro Handheld Massager comes with dual pivoting heads that heat up for a deep, penetrating massage. Our favorite model comes with heat so you can melt away knots and tension at the end of a long day. This is one gift every firefighter can appreciate.

Maxchange Hanging Toiletry Bag

Toiletry bags come in a variety of styles, with varying pocket and pouch sizes. These are great for use in the firehouse, where shifts are long and often require odd hours. The Maxchange Hanging Toiletry Bag comes with four compartments for easy storage of shaving cream, lotions, toothbrushes, hair accessories, and even first aid items. The nylon construction also makes it leak-proof to help minimize mess.

Working Hands Hand Cream

O’Keefe’s Working Hands Hand Cream is perfect for the firefighter who has just come out of a long shift. It boosts moisture levels and creates a protective layer around the skin to help prevent damage in the future. O’Keefe’s has been trusted in every industry because it works! Your loved one can enjoy smooth hands again without the cracks and flaking that are so common to manual professions.

Firefighter’s Watch

Firefighters work hard and play hard. That’s one more reason to get the firefighter in your life a durable watch that can withstand regular use. We like the Smith & Wesson Firefighter Watch with Nylon Band. This watch features an electronic back glow, Maltese firefighter cross, rotating bezel, and is even water resistant up to 90 feet. This watch is tough enough to hit the hiking trails, but beautiful enough to grace even formal social functions and ceremonies. It’s the perfect all-occasion watch!

Hatchet and Ammo Can Gift Set

When in doubt, go for the gift of everything! The Classic Monogram Hatchet and Ammo Can Groomsmen Gift Set includes a monogrammed beer glass and six ounce stainless steel flask alongside a beautiful hatchet with a pakkawood handle. All of this comes in an authentic military surplus ammo can, which can be functional or decorative. It’s the perfect multipurpose gift that your loved one will use time and time again.

It’s time to upgrade your gifting game with these unique ideas that will make any fireman or firewoman happy! For more information about gifts that will help the firefighter in your life, contact Williams Direct today. We can help you learn more about drying fire gear so your loved one can enjoy the gift of health.