Fabulous festive firefighter gift ideas
Is one of your loved ones a firefighter hero? Are you struggling to find the perfect festive gift for them? Here are our top ideas for you.
Firefighting is a demanding and tough job. From climbing ladders to hauling hose, firefighters have to be in top physical condition. So, why not buy them some new gear to help them stay in shape? Here’s 3 suggestions:
A set of wrist and ankle weights
Will help them increase strength while running. Or go a step further and get them a weighted vest to replicate the weight of their turnout gear while training.
The Nike 9339/30 Ankle Weights offer a versatile and effective way to enhance fitness routine. With a weight of 2.5 pounds per ankle (2.5 lbs each, totaling 5 lbs for the pair), these weights are designed to add resistance to lower body workouts, helping to intensify strength training, cardio exercises, and rehabilitation routines.
The 5.11 TacTec Trainer Weight Vest is a durable and compact training accessory made from 600D polyester with breathable mesh padding. Designed for versatility, it accommodates various weight plates, features adjustable straps for a secure fit, and includes pockets for accessories.
The adidas Performance Ankle/Wrist Weights are designed to enhance bodyweight exercises by providing additional resistance without compromising joint health. With outer facing weight pouches for a snug fit and inner suede lining for comfort, these weights ensure support during strength, cardio, and endurance training.
A pull-up bar will help them train upper body strength
Essential when hauling a hose or trying to control a high-pressure monitor. There are various designs available from ones that wedge into a door frame to ones that are permanently mounted to the wall.
The Bulldog Gear BSSR3 Squat Rack is a durable and versatile addition to strength and conditioning programs, suitable for both commercial and home setups. Additionally, it features a single pull-up bar for a variety of upper body exercises, making it a comprehensive and adaptable squat rack.
The FP-2 Doorway Pull Up Bar, made in the USA, offers a quick and easy setup with large rubber pads to protect your door trim. Assembling in minutes and installing in seconds, this bar provides a convenient solution for home workouts without damaging your doorway.
The heavy-duty bar featured in the ProsourceFit Wall-Mounted Pull-Up Bar guarantees a secure installation on both cement and wood walls, providing the opportunity to improve pull-ups and chin-ups, ultimately strengthening their upper body in the convenience of their personal spaces.
Home rowing machine or stationary bike
If you can afford a bit more, consider buying them a home rowing machine or stationary bike to help build aerobic fitness. The best of these come with large color touchscreens for an immersive training experience.
Renowned for its unwavering quality and reliability, the Concept2 RowErg® stands as a globally trusted indoor rower. Offered in a sleek black design with customizable leg options, users can choose between standard legs with a seat height of 14” (36 cm) or tall legs with a seat height of 20" (51 cm), accommodating inseams up to 38” (96.5 cm).
The Concept2 BikeERG is an exceptional sport ergometer upright exercise bike that utilizes air resistance, providing a smooth and responsive workout experience. With features like adjustable gearing delivers a top-notch indoor cycling experience with adjustable gearing, realistic pedaling dynamics via a clutch, and the renowned PM5 Performance Monitor.
Does your other half love the great outdoors? Maybe they are into wilderness camping? Or just enjoy hiking in the countryside. Here are some cool ideas for them.
Pure merino wool t-shirts or leggings
Buy them some pure merino wool t-shirts or leggings. These are magical, keeping you warm in winter, dry in summer, and merino wool is naturally antimicrobial, meaning it keeps everything fresher smelling.
The Granary Short Sleeve Pocket Tee offers timeless comfort and style with its classic pocket design, relaxed fit, and soft, breathable 100% merino wool fabric. Ideal for everyday wear, it embodies a perfect blend of comfort and fashion.
Crafted from luxuriously soft and extra-ultrafine 15.5-micron merino fibers, this premium base layer ensures warmth and coziness even on the chilliest days.
Nordic walking is a discipline that improves fitness while reducing stress on the body. All they need to get started is a good pair of walking poles.
Constructed with Outerlock height adjustment levers made of durable aluminum, the Halite 7075 trekking poles are collapsible for convenience. Every Mountainsmith product is covered by the Forged for Life Guarantee, the official lifetime warranty from Mountainsmith.
Socks might seem a present cliche, but a good pair of hiking socks can be the difference between absolute comfort and the pain of blisters.
Men's micro crew socks measure an average of 8.5 inches from heel to cuff, extending approximately 6 inches above a low hiking shoe or just above a standard hiking boot. Engineered for peak hiking comfort, the performance fit ensures no slipping, bunching, or blisters, while the Light Hiker socks feature underfoot, ankle, and Achilles cushioning for enduring comfort during miles of exploration.
Relaxation and stress relief
Firefighters may be as tough as they come, but even they need some R&R and stress relief. Here’s a couple of suggestions for you to consider:
Spa day or a fidget gadget
Book a spa day for you and your firefighter partner. They may be resistant at first, but once they realize how relaxing it is they’re bound to be a convert.
Buy them a gadget with real fidget potential. These can be a lot more than a simple fidget spinner. For instance, bolt-action pens, torches with built-in spinners, or infinity cubes.
The Loop Gear SK01s, also known as "Skywalker," is a compact Long-Range Flashlight (LEP) offering a max 910 lumens beam, adjustable profiles, and a remarkable 1.6km throw. Available in titanium or aluminum alloy, it boasts unique features like ceramic balls, light effects, and a bolt mechanism for a secure physical lockout, merging modern design with practical functionality.
PILPOC theFube Infinity Cube Magic Fidget Cube is crafted to alleviate stress and anxiety, offering a therapeutic solution for individuals with ADHD, students needing focus, seniors enhancing manual dexterity, and aiding those quitting smoking or nail-biting. This desk toy is a versatile stress-reliever designed to cater to various needs.
Everyone loves a movie or boxset. So help your loved one relax with a subscription to an entertainment service, audiobook or eZine. Here’s a few to consider:
Netflix or Disney
Nights in watching videos on streaming services are so popular we coined the phrase “Netflix and chill”. But there are lots of other subscriptions you can gift them from Disney+ to Apple TV.
Disney Bundle Trio Basic includes Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ with ads. For an enhanced experience, consider the Premium version, offering ad-free viewing on Disney+ and Hulu while ESPN+ maintains ads.
Basic with Ads is designed to offer the cherished features of Netflix's Basic plan at a reduced cost, with intermittent ads. Providing a diverse selection of TV shows and movies, a personalized viewing experience, and the flexibility to modify or cancel the plan at any time,.
Magazine subscriptions have always been a popular gift. Nowadays, all the best magazines are available as online subscriptions. And there’s an endless choice to suit every possible interest.
Gain access to a profound understanding of domestic and international affairs, business, and technology by subscribing to TIME. Offering authoritative coverage, concise reporting, and compelling opinions in every issue, TIME brings the world directly to you.
Enjoy comprehensive coverage of your favorite sports, spanning the NFL, College Football, Baseball, College Basketball, the NBA, and more, offering a rich and engaging reading experience.
Books are great, but sometimes it's better to listen to someone else reading. Audiobook subscriptions like Audible give them access to a wide range of audiobooks on demand
Audible Premium Plus presents an unlimited listening experience, providing access to a diverse selection of genre-bending Audible Originals, exclusive audiobooks, and captivating podcasts.
Does your loved one enjoy grilling the perfect steak or rustling up a burger? Consider buying them something special to up their grilling game at home or at the firehouse:
Meat thermometers and more
Meat thermometers allow you to cook that steak to perfection. These vary from simple probes with a digital readout to advanced models with bluetooth and smart technology.
With advanced technology for quick and accurate readings in 2-3 seconds, this product includes a temperature probe, instructions, 2 CR2 button batteries, a meat temperature chart, and 4 hook and loop dots for effortless storage. It also offers a recalibrating feature when needed.
Extended Remote Range Wireless Thermometer monitors food or oven/grill/smoker temperatures from an impressive distance of up to 500 feet, appreciates the straightforward setup, and utilizes the backlit display for low-light conditions. The built-in kitchen timer, USDA-recommended temperature settings, and resilient, precise probes make it an indispensable tool for culinary adventures.
Grilling can get messy. So maybe get them a good quality leather apron or a striking personalized chef’s jacket. Help them stand out as the Grill master!
Leather apron crafted from 100% distressed full-grain leather, ensuring both durability and a rustic aesthetic. With dimensions of L85cm x W29cm (top) W59cm (bottom) and brass fittings, this apron features a large front pocket for tools, six smaller pockets for brushes or smaller tools, and adjustable straps for both the neck and waist, providing comfort and practicality..
The William Chef Coat by ChefCloset is meticulously designed for today's discerning chef, placing emphasis on both style and functionality. With its modern zipper front closure, this chef coat effortlessly fuses contemporary aesthetics with practicality, allowing to maintain a polished look while maneuvering through the demands of a busy kitchen.
A quality cast iron griddle will expand the range of things that can be cooked on the grill. These come in many different shapes and sizes
A culinary marvel tailored for both cooking enthusiasts and seasoned chefs. Crafted with meticulous precision, this cast iron griddle features a flat top on one side and a grill top on the other, delivering a versatile culinary experience.
Personalized gifts show you have really given that bit of extra thought. Here are some things that might go down well:
Personalized thermal mugs. Ask any firefighter and they’ll tell you callouts always come the moment they’ve made a coffee. A good thermal mug could be the perfect answer.
Crafted from stainless steel and insulated with a 450ml capacity, these flasks maintain hot beverages for approximately 5 hours and are equally effective at keeping drinks cold. This engraved coffee cup promises to be your most practical and indispensable vessel. Hand wash only.
Firefighters love to collect commemorative items and memorabilia. So maybe commission a collector’s plate with their name and ladder number.
Turn to Etsy, Wix or other online crafting marketplaces to look for a truly unique handmade art piece. They will love it and you can be sure you’re supporting an artist or craftsperson.