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Tips: 24 Christmas Gift Ideas That Support Military Charities

By January 1, 2016Family

The giving and receiving of gifts is a magical part of the festivities. Why not surprise your friends and family with some of our fabulous gift ideas and support a military charity in the process?


We’ve compiled just a small selection of our favourite gift ideas, from a number of military charities. For more inspiration, we’ve also provided you with links to the charities, so you can see how your donations can make a difference. Happy shopping!

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A list of the Military charities named above and where you can find out more information:

  • The South Atlantic Medals Association 1982 was formed in 1997 to support veterans of the Falklands war.
  • Hounds for Heroes provides fully trained assistance dogs to injured members of the Armed Forces and emergency services across the UK.
  • The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity is the number one charity for the Navy. It plays a key role in supporting naval personnel and their families throughout their lives.
  • The Royal Air Forces Association actively supports both serving and retired RAF members and their families in times of need.
  • Combat Stress a the leading veterans mental health charity in the UK provides support to ex servicemen and women suffering from a whole range of mental health issues.
  • BLESMA – helps veterans who have lost a limb to regain their independence and get the most out of life.
  • The Royal Naval Benevolent Trust is there to support serving and veteran sailors, Royal Marines and their families.
  • The ABF Soldiers’ Charity provides support to serving and retired soldiers and their families throughout their lives.
  • The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund  – provides support and welfare to past and present members of the RAF and their families.
  • Stoll housing and helping veterans – founded originally in 1916, provides help and welfare support to ex-servicemen and women in need.
  • SSAFA provides emotional, financial and practical support to serving and veteran members of the Armed Forces and their families.
  • Royal British Legion offers life long support to those who have served or continue to serve in the Armed Forces and their families.
  • Help For Heroes – offers direct support to wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women.