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World War 2 Gift Ideas for Dad

It should really go without saying that World War 2 was a turning point not only in the history of America, but of the whole world. Who knows how everything would have turned out if the many brave men as well as women had decided not to do their share in the war effort, and victory was not achieved over the Nazis?

People during those times would have been shaped and forever changed by the circumstances that surrounded them in ways generations after them can never fully comprehend. Here are twenty-seven ideas for gifts you can give your father that show that their heroic deeds in WW2 have not been forgotten:

 

1. Personalised Recycled WWII Tents Wash Bag

You can get him something that will organize all his toiletries together which also just happens to be made of recycled vintage World War 2 bivouac tents with this bag. This is the perfect mix of functionality, durability, as well as history that will instantly have him reminiscing.

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2. World War II Notch Dog Tags

Serving with the military can be inherently dangerous which is why always having your do tag to identify you would have meant so much to enlisted personnel. When you get this item, you are sure to get an exact replica of the item soldiers used in WW2 since it is also made of stainless steel and has the characteristic notch for that era.

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3. World War Two Chrome Tobacco Tin

This is a handmade chrome box where he can store his tobacco, trinkets, as well as other small items like medicine for safe storage and easy access. It is also embellished with a pewter fighter airplane design on the lid which would be perfect for an airman.

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4. Personalised Engraved Spitfire War Plane Whiskey Glass 

Whatever drink he may prefer or would be available to him, it cannot be debated that the victory of World War 2, as well as the people who were there, would deserve a toast. Aside from being dishwasher safe, the excellent quality of the Spitfire engraving prevents it from coming off.

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5. Spitfire Motif Belt

Help him keep looking his sharpest with this leather belt that has a beautiful Spitfire pewter design set on its metal alloy buckle. This belt will be sure to add to his confidence as well as complement normal as well as casual attire, aside from being neatly packaged in a beautiful gift tin.

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6. Old World War 2 Map

This giclee map print is a reproduction of a 1942 original showing important World War 2 events in Europe. While this map would help you look back at the past, purchasing it would also be timely, as a portion of the proceeds would be set aside for the benefit of children in Ukraine.

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7. WW2 Coffee Mug

Who can blame WW2 veterans from sharing their stories whenever they have a chance if they were part of life-changing historical events? Playfully tease him while also acknowledge his connection to World War 2 using this durable ceramic mug that is both dishwasher as well as microwave safe.

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8. Pair of 24ct Gold WW2 Commemoratives in 50p Coin

Show how much you value him with these 24 carat commemorative gold coins that also comes in their own free-standing display case. This will be a remarkable surprise for him especially if he was a participant in the Battle for Britain or there for Victory in Europe Day.

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9. Supermarine Spitfire T-Shirt

Military personnel would have been trained to always be prim and proper, especially in the way that they dress up as well as carry themselves. On the other hand, he would probably love the idea of casual clothing when it comes to this comfortable handmade cotton shirt which has a Supermarine Spitfire printed in front.

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10. A World War 2 Planes Wall Art

If he is an airplane enthusiast, then he will appreciate this signed giclee print of James Barker’s work of the various aircraft used by both the Allied and Axis powers during World War 2. The quality inks and paper used can also make this piece last for a century under ideal conditions.

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11. WW2 US Army Air Corps Flying Sun Glasses 

Great style never gets old, and the same could be said with these aviator style sunglasses, which were designed to keep securely in place and fully protect the wearer’s eyes. Once he sees the green lenses and chrome finish, he will get back to feeling like the dashing, younger version of himself again.

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12. 1940s/WW2 Blitz Wartime Sweet 

Due to calls for achieving economies of scale and mass production by businesses, chocolate probably would not taste the same as years before. Get him to taste the authentic flavor again of his wartime chocolate rations from this historically accurate reproduction that will be sure to boost his morale and energy.

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13. WW2 D-day Clicker

For those who may be unfamiliar with it, this is the clever item which the Allied used to identify comrades during the Normandy landing or D-Day. When someone was nearby, a soldier would click once on their clicker, which would then have a two-click response from friendly forces.

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14. WW2 Handcrafted Charcoal Soap

This handmade charcoal soap is an ideal addition to the collection of any World War 2 enthusiast and is a good representative of propaganda products rationed during the 40s. He will easily rekindle the anti-Nazi as well as nationalistic feelings of the time, aside from getting himself fresh and clean using this soap.

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15. World War 2 Melted Ammunition Brass Candlestick

This is unique vintage candlestick which was repurposed from World War 2 brass shells coming from spent rounds and owned by a Pacific Theater veteran. Although this piece has some red stains which probably come from melted candle wax, this only adds to the authenticity as well as character of the item.

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16. WW2. Model Aircraft

It would mean so much to him if he were to receive this World War 2 Grumman F4F Wildcat model and was actually an airman who happened to pilot one of these. Be prepared for countless stories as well as his gratitude once he receives this plastic and diecast metal item from you.

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17. Supermarine Spitfire Aircraft Men’s Wrist Watch 

Give him this unique chrome wristwatch for commemorating World War 2 which has a Supermarine Spitfire of the Royal Air Force embossed on the watch face. The watch can also have personalized messages engraved on the back in various fonts, aside from being packaged in an elegant box.

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18. Engraved WW2 Military Pocket Watch

This silver-plated pocket watch has a quote, the dates of birth and death, as well as the signature of prominent World War 2 figure, former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill at the back. Personalized messages can also be engraved at the rear of the watch to make it even a more special gift for him.

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19. The Ghost Army of World War II Paperback

This book from Rick Beyer and Elizabeth Sayles will provide a fresh look at World War 2 from the personal accounts of individuals who were tasked to perform a mission that may not have been as publicized in history books.

If he has a hard time opening up about his WW2 experiences, reading this may give him the inspiration to do so.

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20. WWII Paratrooper Cap

This unstructured olive-green cap has embroidery at the front of a World War 2 paratrooper, while the words “D-Day June 6, 1944” are at the back. Commemorate the Normandy landing, especially if he was a part of it, while also giving him an understated fashion accessory with this item.

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21. WWII Fighter Planes Metal Wall Decor

This beautiful tin sign can be mounted on the wall as well as catalogs twelve different World War 2 planes for both the Axis and Allied forces. Have him and his buddies walking on air as they start recalling their adventures in the sky once they catch sight of this wall decor.

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22. WWII Themed Hoodie

This cotton and polyester blend hoodie is available in three colors as well as five sizes up to XXL. The statement “Undefeated Two-Time World War Champs” printed at the front also provides a witty take on World War 2, while still managing to express great pride of this fact.

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23. Personalized Custom War-General Portrait

If he is the type of individual who is shy about getting pictures of himself, then this handmade digital portrait can be a great surprise for him. The customized piece will have him portrayed as a war general and will truly be seen as a unique gift meant only for him.

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24. WW2 Red Cross Box 

This ration box was inspired from the World War 2 Red Cross packages that were sent over to soldiers, and can contain chocolate bars, candies, chewing gum, and cookies, among several other items.

For variety, you can also choose to avail of British, German, as well as American box options for this product.

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25. 1941 Italy 20 Centesimi Coin 

If he is fascinated with foreign currency or is an avid coin collector, then he will be happy to receive this vintage coin necklace from you. Securely fastened in a handmade gunmetal chain, veterans as well as anyone interested in World War 2 memorabilia will appreciate this wonderful gift.

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26. Solid Brass WWII Military Pocket Compass

This military lensatic compass is made of solid brass and will have him instantly transported back to those times before the development of GPS which we are enjoying right now. You will help him recall how they literally and figuratively found a way before when he gets this compass from you.

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27. Spitfire Pewter Bookmark

If he loves reading books as well as items related to World War 2, then he can have the best of both worlds with this Spitfire pewter bookmark. This handmade item was carefully crafted to capture the fine details of the aircraft, and provides a touch of sophistication when he needs to mark book pages down.

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