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What should you get for someone going into the army?

My boyfriend is going into the army, and I want to make him a boot camp graduation gift basket. I work at a sporting goods store, so I was thinking stuff like a combat knife, a handheld GPS, and stuff like that. Do they need like frame packs or anything like that?

Asked By: - 4/9/2009
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What would someone like after bootcamp....hmmm... At the risk of sounding simplistic -- I suspect a six-pack of his favorite beer and a blo job would be well appreciated. The Army will give him all the gear stuff that he needs.
Answered By: Victory Soldier - 4/9/2009
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how about a watch........the rest when he gets thru with training ait or whatever
Answered By: richard t - 4/9/2009
 
Im sure he'd be pretty embarassed if you brought him a basket to graduation. lol. And forget the knife, he has the best of the best already issued to him. I'd say just a nice HUG would do just fine.
Answered By: jizzin5 - 4/9/2009
 
A religious pendant is always good, if that suits them. A small pad to write stuff on. A digital watch is good. GPS probably not needed, but if you did get a Garmin, they are the best. Stay away from the Magellan Triton series. Those big back packs seem to be a pretty big hit.
Answered By: Joseph - 4/9/2009
 
You have such a big heart to ask this. My suggestion is anything that can be small, compact, and easily used. His unit will most likely determine if he can have a knife...but things like a small address book to jot down friends addresses, mp3 player, batteries, and anything that can help him get through the spaces of... More
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Answered By: DarinG - 4/9/2009
 
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