You breathe a sigh of relief because he's home safe again.
It feels like you've been holding your breath since he left—hours ago.
You thought it might get easier as time went on but it didn't. Every time he gets called to a fire, you worry he might not come back.
And how could you not?
Our firemen and women put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe. They run into the flames while everyone else runs the other way.
So whether it's a firefighter friend's birthday, anniversary with your firefighter partner, or just a regular Tuesday, show the firefighter in your life how much you appreciate them with one of these great firefighter gifts.
Gifts with a Practical Element
The fire station is often a firefighter's home away from home. A custom firefighter duffle bag is the perfect gift to ensure that your firefighter has all the essentials when he or she is on duty.
Tool Roll Made from Retired Fire Hose
Okay, we have to admit, this is not the only gift on this list that is made from an old fire hose. I mean, in this day an age, with the importance of reusing and recycling, a gift like this is sure to be a winner.
It's safe to say your firefighter may already be set when it comes to tools, they probably already have plenty. But do they have a cool place to store them? Probably not!
That's where the tool roll comes in. It's practical and eco-friendly—hard to beat that!
Living life so that you're ready to go at the drop of a hat makes for a lot of half-finished mugs of coffee.
Keep your firefighter's coffee tank full and avoid wasting the good stuff by giving your firefighter the gift of an insulated travel mug.
You've got the freedom to personalize them, and there are some mugs that claim to keep your drinks hot for up to 30 hours! That's plenty of time to enjoy your cup o' Joe, on duty or off.
Personalized Paracord Bracelet
If their choice of profession is any indication of their personality, it's safe to say your firefighter loves adventure.
What better way to make sure they're always prepared—whatever adventure they may embark upon—than the gift of a Paracord bracelet?
Some bracelets are essentially mini-survival kits with a compass and a loud whistle to help them find their way should they lose their way.
Fire Hose Toiletry Bag
Remember how I talked about loving the retired fire hose gift ideas? Well, here's another one.
Having a home away from home means always making sure you've got the tools to stay fresh. Your firefighter needs to be able to start their day with a fresh face and clean teeth.
And where do they keep these essential tools when they're on-call at the station? In their new fire hose wash bag!
Firefighter Gifts That Are Plain Fun
Upcycled Bottle Opener
Sticking to our recycled theme, this antique fire hose nozzle has been turned into a bottle opener, and it is exactly what your firefighter needs in his or her life.
Fire Hose Can Coolers
Can't stop, won't stop this upcycle train!
Keep your firefighter's drink nice and cool on a hot summer's day with some can coolers made from decommissioned fire hoses.
There are a plethora of firefighting-themed items to decorate a firefighter's home and garden.
From hard-hat clocks to shelves in the shape of fire escapes, you're sure to find something to make your firefighter smile.
If your firefighter enjoys being out in the garden, there is no shortage of garden gnomes out there to keep him or her company.
Fire Hose Belt
If your firefighter needs a bit of help to keep their pants from drooping, give them a belt made from an old fire hose!
It's got a practical element but also makes quite the fashion statement.
Gifts That Tug at the Heartstrings
Personalized Keyring and Necklace Pair
If you're feeling a little more sentimental, go for a gift that you and your firefighter can always keep close at hand.
The pair consists of a keyring with a sweet personal message on it and a hole in the shape of the Maltese Cross and a Maltese Cross-shaped necklace to fill the hole in the keyring.
It's the perfect reminder of how much you appreciate each other and just how perfectly you fit together.
Personalized Challenge Coin
Challenge coins originated in the military, but the tradition has now spread to fire departments, police departments, and veterans.
They have grown to take on an even more powerful meaning, as well. While they are still used as a challenge for friends to buy a round of drinks, they can also be used as a way for a person to show they are in need of support.
Whenever they're feeling low or if they're suffering from PTSD, they don't have to let out a cry for help, they can simply pull out their challenge coin to let everyone know they need someone to talk to.
Show your brave firefighter that you're there for them with a challenge coin.
Show Your Support
The best gift you can give your firefighter is to show them how much you appreciate them.
These firefighter gifts all show that you love and support your firefighter and that you're there for them when they need you.
Take a look around to find the right challenge coin for your firefighter, and give them the gift of support.