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It doesn’t matter whether your friend or loved one is retiring from Air Force service after many years or just a few. Retirement from any branch of military service is something to be revered and celebrated.
Here are 20 different gift ideas for celebrating an Air Force veteran’s retirement.
Air Force Retirement Gifts
Air Force Scrapbook Album
This album is a great keepsake because it can hold photos, pins, and patches all in one. It’s a great way to preserve memories of their time in the Air Force.
US Air Force Crested Liquor Decanter
This high-quality glass decanter is perfect for retirements. Help your Air Force retiree store their favorite liquor in a decanter like this.
This “An Air Force Legend Has Retired” T-Shirt
This funny shirt would be perfect for someone retiring from the Air Force.
This “Times Change Values Don’t” License Plate
Even though they’ve left the service, chances are they are still representing the strong morals and values they learned while serving the country.
Air Force Cutting Board
This cutting board would make an excellent addition to their kitchen and recognize their service to the country.
Air Force Glory Flask Gift Set
This gift set is a customizable way to commemorate their service. If they’re into drinking liquors and/or other spirits, this is definitely useful.
US Air Force Beer Cap Map of America
If your Air Force retiree has been fortunate to travel all over the country and they like beer, this beer cap map would be a great way to display some of the beers they’ve tried and places they’ve been.
Handcrafted Air Force Shadow Box
This blue & oak box is a beautiful way to display insignia and medals from their time of service.
US Air Force Plaque
This plaque features the official emblem & motto of the US Air Force. It’s prepared to hang and it’s perfect for an Air Force retiree.
The United States Air Force Rustic Flag
This wooden sign would make an outstanding display in an office or living room to honor their service.
US Air Force Textured Flag Art
These framed pieces of flag art are simple displays for any room of their home.
Stainless Steel United States Air Force Money Clip
This clip is a stylish way for your Air Force retiree to carry their cash.
This “United State Air Force Thank You” Card
This blue & white card is a great place to share your congratulatory message.
This Custom Air Force Print
This print can be customized to the retiree’s career specifics. It’s a simple PDF that you print, frame, and then gift.
USAF Picture Frame with Air Force Collage
Add the retiree’s photo to this frame and you’re set! Commemorate their time in service with this frame.
Air Force Dog Tag Display
A perfect way to simply display their retired dog tags.
This US Air Force Veteran License Plate Frame
These are common on the roads today. If your Air Force retiree has a car or truck, this would be a nice touch.
Air Force Memory Box
This keepsake box would be a safe place to store medals and other important memorabilia.
Air Force Cigar Humidor
If your Air Force retiree smokes cigars, this is an appropriate way to store them and recognize their service.
This 1970s US Air Force Vintage “A great way of life” Wall Decor
This vintage wall decor would be a great unique addition to their home or office.
No matter what you choose to gift, make sure you’re showing gratitude for their service to the country.