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Question - Gifts for Navy Personell
« on: November 29, 2012, 11:33:18 »
Hello,

I hope this is the right place, I am doing a secret santa and was paired with a young man in the Navy. I was wondering if you guys and gals here had any suggestions on gifts that I could send him to show my appreciation for his service to our country.

Maybe something that he can use on long tour's or anything. Basically was there anything you really wished you had on your tour's of duty.

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Re: Question - Gifts for Navy Personell
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2012, 12:19:49 »

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Re: Question - Gifts for Navy Personell
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2012, 13:03:24 »
Even the scent of my suggestion seems appropriate.  ;D
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Re: Question - Gifts for Navy Personell
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2012, 13:28:41 »
Rum,  some money for sodomy and a good lashing afterwords.

Just kidding...

In all seriousness a good book or TV season on DVD is always much appreciated.  Or if you know what candy bar or chips the sailor likes that may be good to, as the ship's canteen may not have that brand.
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Re: Question - Gifts for Navy Personell
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2012, 13:56:52 »
Chips are so unhealthy.  Now cake, on the other hand...everyone likes cake.



And it has a six month shelf life!   ;D

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Re: Question - Gifts for Navy Personell
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2012, 14:23:09 »
A nice CD is always a good gift

either contemporary



or classical

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Re: Question - Gifts for Navy Personell
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2012, 18:28:02 »
Soap on a rope?  Send with an instruction card to "Wrap around ankle"...

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Re: Question - Gifts for Navy Personell
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2012, 18:55:57 »
Just gonna throw this out there:

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Re: Question - Gifts for Navy Personell
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2012, 20:39:05 »
I don't know if it's just the way his eyes are painted, but it looks like the Master Seaman Watson in the package needs to lay off the coffee for a little while. 

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Re: Question - Gifts for Navy Personell
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2012, 01:07:41 »
I don't know if it's just the way his eyes are painted, but it looks like the Master Seaman Watson in the package needs to lay off the coffee for a little while.

Lol yeah...  he really does have the stunned/'on a crazy caffeine high' type of look  :rofl:

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Re: Question - Gifts for Navy Personell
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2012, 02:52:06 »
There was no doubt in anyone's mind where this was going to go :facepalm:
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Re: Question - Gifts for Navy Personell
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2012, 05:08:14 »
Alright, I will try to contribute something helpful! By the way, it is not the coffee in the good MS's eyes...it's the third component of rum and the lash!

Books are always good. One other item which may have fallen out of fashion (I am not sure) is graphic novels/comics. I was never a fan of these but I remember them making their rounds. Home made treats are always good too but depending on where they are going (I am assuming this is someone on board REGINA?) they may arrive in a giant blob due to extreme temperatures (I once rec'd one 1 lb cookie the size of an apple pie).
I wouldn't suggest movies/TV shows and the only reason I say that is because they are probably on board somewhere. Much swapping of movies goes on and with downloaded ones on sticks etc, I don't think this would make the impact the OP is hoping for.

That said, there must be people on here currently deployed, what are some of the things you miss?
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Re: Question - Gifts for Navy Personell
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2012, 09:44:43 »
Alright, I will try to contribute something helpful! By the way, it is not the coffee in the good MS's eyes...it's the third component of rum and the lash!

Books are always good. One other item which may have fallen out of fashion (I am not sure) is graphic novels/comics. I was never a fan of these but I remember them making their rounds. Home made treats are always good too but depending on where they are going (I am assuming this is someone on board REGINA?) they may arrive in a giant blob due to extreme temperatures (I once rec'd one 1 lb cookie the size of an apple pie).
I wouldn't suggest movies/TV shows and the only reason I say that is because they are probably on board somewhere. Much swapping of movies goes on and with downloaded ones on sticks etc, I don't think this would make the impact the OP is hoping for.

That said, there must be people on here currently deployed, what are some of the things you miss?

Ahh yes yes, good point. So I think my best bet will be books and some snacks, that Pusser's rum cake is tempting as well! Can't ship liquor through Canada Post. I'm unsure if he is currently on leave or what boat he is normally(is that how it works?) deployed on.

Definitely if you're currently deployed what are things you miss, or when you come back home from being deployed whats the first thing you need :)

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Re: Question - Gifts for Navy Personell
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2012, 10:08:18 »
A thumb drive. ;)




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Re: Question - Gifts for Navy Personell
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2012, 10:43:36 »
An essential gift for you sailor who enjoys his run ashore  >:D

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Re: Question - Gifts for Navy Personell
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2012, 16:52:16 »
Of course you mean HMCS vice HCMS.
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Re: Question - Gifts for Navy Personell
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2012, 13:30:58 »
I have a question that is slightly off topic, but related to this thread. I notice that CANEX gift cards exist, but don't seem to be available to be purchased online. My though is that this would be the perfect gift for someone in the forces, Navy or otherwise, and even for someone about to go off to basic...like myself ;)

Anyone know if there is more info on them than what can be found on the CANEX website?

Cheers
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