It’s that time of year where we all exchange gifts with those we love. Why not support service members, first responders and military spouses during this shopping season? Sandboxx was founded by Marine Veterans, and has grown into a team of military spouses, veterans and civilians who are committed to providing innovative solutions to meet the changing needs of the military community. We are partnering with Spouse-ly, an online marketplace, to shop a wide variety of both products and services created by military and first responder families. It is through their one-of-a-kind platform that anyone can shop small, make a big impact and purchase with a purpose.
Spouse-ly was founded by a military spouse on a mission to put more funds in the pockets of our nation’s heroes by supporting their businesses. Here are just a handful of gift ideas for your service member, family and friends that help support small veteran and milspouse businesses.
After nearly 20 years of serving in the Navy, Heirloom founder Commander Geoff Weber and his family have moved around quite a bit. And, like many military families have experienced, they often found themselves asking, “What are we going to do with all these old family tapes and photo albums?“
Heirloom digitizes any type of media (VHS cassettes, reels, photo albums, scrapbooks, etc.) and not only securely stores it online, but makes it available for family and friends on the Heirloom Cloud – a private social network without ads, spam or the negativity commonly found on today’s social media.
Being a veteran-owned and operated company, Heirloom knows the sacrifices military families make to serve our country. That’s why they are committed to giving back by offering a 10% military discount on all digitizing orders.
Sketch + Sentiment’s mission is twofold – first, they create original, handmade goods to inspire your faith and put your personal journey on display. Next, they thank our service members and families by honoring their oath, service and sacrifice. Their goal is to help evoke a deeper meaning in your day-to-day life by creating products drawn from their own experiences that are personal, purposeful and meaningful.
Ingrained Laserworks and Gifts think custom, hand-made and personalized creations make the best gifts, so they hope to help you find just the right present for everyone on your list. Want your home to show off your personality? Let them help you accent your surroundings with decor that will make you feel right at home. If you’re feeling crafty, they have DIY paint kits ready to fuel your creative side also!
Trevona Pottery creates all pottery in their home studio. They are a husband and wife duo; the husband is currently serving as a Captain in the United States Army and the wife works hard on her business with her two cats, Trevi and Verona.
Rollors a mission to inspire people to unplug, have fun & create positive memorable experiences. They value outdoor fun & social engagement.
Rollors is a game that the entire family can play together, and share with others, where differences in age, gender or fitness are unimportant. It’s a relatively easy game to play. You’ll likely pick up the rudiments in an afternoon; nonetheless, it’s an oft repeated truth that Rollors is a sport that takes a few minutes to learn and a lifetime to master. Rollors will usually surprise you, never bore you and more often than not leave you with a smile.
PATTERN OPS was founded by a USAF Fighter Pilot to bring a bit of class to the normal military squadron swag.
In this world of loud squadron swag, we bring you a subtle brag of your airframe, unit, career field or business on a classy button-up. Rather than the typical shirt that is in your face or too casual to wear out, they created one that is classy, subtle and can continue to be worn no matter where your job takes you.
Corspice is a Veteran owned spice company that gives back to active military, veterans and first responders with every bottle sold. All their products are gluten free, sugar free, no msg and no GMO.
The Magical Order of Brave Knights was created with the intent to help develop strategies to conquer separation anxiety and nighttime fears and replace it with happiness and blissful sleep. Brave Knights offers your child friendship, devotion, love and guardianship all through the night.
It was founded by a dedicated mom of three boys with a master’s degree in psychology. Years of sleep deprivation and exhaustion brought Colleen to her knees, but it was also the inspiration behind the writing of her first book in a series. However, it was her determination to help other moms and young children that led to the creation of Sir William the Brave Knight.
FuelED Nutrition Coaching’s vision is a world in which reliable and relevant nutrition information is accessible to all who want to lead a happier, healthier life.
The journey to health and happiness isn’t a perfect one. They believe, if you’re willing to commit and trust the process, that you can achieve the results you want to see – together.
Luxurious Ambience is a luxury handmade candle company. Hand crafted with love and filled with coconut soy or apricot cream wax, their products are free from toxins, parabens and phthalates. Their products will put you in a luxurious ambience to enhance your inner peace.
A digital Exchange gift card is simply a gift card delivered digitally via email that service members can redeem at any Exchange worldwide. These gift cards are accepted online or in person and they do not expire. The Exchange is an on-base store that provides tax-free goods and services with military-exclusive pricing to the military community worldwide. Plus, 100% of Exchange earnings support the military community.
Here’s how you can purchase an Exchange gift card:
1. Log into the Sandboxx and click the “Wallet” tab
2. Click Purchase Gift Card
3. Enter the email address you’d like to send the gift card too.
4. Select the applicable military branch. Then click Next.
5. Confirm your purchase.
Support those in need this season. Check out our Giving Guide to learn more about organizations that need your help, including Blue Star Families, Children of Fallen Patriots, Seal Future Foundation and Semper Fi & America’s Fund.
Thank you for supporting military families, veterans, first responders and charitable organizations that benefit the military community. By shopping through our Military Gift and Giving Guide you are directly helping support those who support us.