Valentines Day Gift Ideas with a Military Discount

Finding that special Valentines gift on a military budget isn’t always easy and sometimes a little creativity is needed along the way.  A military discount helps too so with that here is a list of valentines day gift ideas that also offer up a military discount as well.

Valentines Day is Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Valentines Gift Ideas for Women

Staycation – Sometimes it isn’t where you travel to as much as it is about just getting away for the night.  Most hotels such as La Quinta Inns & Suites and Red Roof Inn offer discounted rates to the military so find one in your area next to a great restaurant that offers a military discount and make a night of it.  You might need a baby sitter as well and Sitter City offers members of the military receive free access to qualified childcare providers.  Another option is to trade sitting nights with another couple with kids.

MoviesMany movie theater offer military discounts either directly or through the local MWR, ITR or ITT offices.  Better yet, skip the discount and save more money on a 4:45 matinee and follow it up with dinner for an evening out.

Flowers and/or Chocolate – Cliché? Check, but still a tried and true gift but you just may want to mix something else in if you’ve already gone to the well on this one a few times.  ProFlowers offers up to 20% off flowers and chocolate arrangements.

Jewelry – Another tried and true gift but you’ll get no complaints with this one.  Many jewelry stores offer military discounts up to 10% off.  Here are a few Helzberg Diamonds, Zoara.

Shoes – Marilyn Monroe once said “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.”  Get a military discount at Lady Foot Locker.

Special Events, Theatres & More – This may not be a man’s ideal night out but it is Valentines Day and it may be hers.  Head on down to the local MWR, ITR and ITT office and check out the list of events in your area that will make her head spin.

Valentines Gift Ideas for Men

Athletic apparel, Jersey’s and Shoes – Most soldier’s need to stay fit and need the clothes to do so.  Others that need to stay fit but don’t still have a favorite sports team and love getting sports paraphernalia with their teams logo all over it.  Under Armour offers a military discounts of 10% off.  The Under Armour discount applies to Veterans too!

Clothes – Love the man but don’t love the clothes?  Here is your chance to change that.  Aeropostale offers a 10% military discount and includes NFL, NBA and X Games clothing as well.

Home Improvement, Tools & Hardware – Cordless chainsaws, magnetic tools, pocket knives some men love home improvement projects and the tools to do them.  Get 10% off at Home Depot or Lowes.

Auto Parts & Accessories – Many men love to work on their cars and but need the parts and accessories to do so.  Pep Boys offers 10% off every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Man Crate Care Packages – Send a Man Crate that are specifically packaged for men that you even open with a crow bar.  Military families can save 10%.

Deployed Valentine’s Gift Idea Past the USPS Shipping Deadline

Photo by Tyler Main
Photo by Tyler Main

If you missed the shipping deadline for Valentine’s Day creativity is now key here.  Send your soldier a video eCard from JibJab .  With JibJab you can insert pictures of your favorite solider, the kids and anyone else into funny and creative videos .  Cost is $12 per year and there are videos for every holiday, birthday and much more so this gift can keep on giving.

Where to Find More Military Discounts for Valentines Day

  • Visit the local MWR (Morale Welfare and Recreation), ITR (Information Tickets and Registration) or ITT (Information, Tickets and Tours) offices for a complete listing of military discounts.  Some are even online.
  • Visit the Exchange and Commissary websites or stores for special Valentines promotions and gifts.
  • See a list of military discounts.
  • See a list local area military discounts.
  • Many stores don’t publish military discounts but will provide one if asked.  Even local stores of national chains are known to provide military discounts even if the parent company doesn’t

If you’re single it’s not too late to meet someone before Valentine’s Day.  Military Cupid connects military singles or civilians looking for military dating online.  There is also Russian Cupid but probably not recommended if you’re in the U.S. Military.