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    CPO gift ideas?

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    DH is getting pinned on the 15th and I'm trying to think of a special gift to give him...The problem is that I cant think of anything cool!

    What have you given in the past? halllpp I need ideas

    so far Ive thought of an ingraved pen and a wall plaque
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    I found a WWII era uniform rating patch, a handbook for his rating from the same era (if I remember correctly)... on Ebay. That's all I can remember LOL.
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    when my husband made chief I got him a pure silver challenge coin,,,he still loves it to this day
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    Is there something he likes or is interested in?

    One of our good friends collects knives. For an important career event his wife got him a nice collectors knife. It was a browning knife and the wood used to make the handle was from one of the last remaining Liberty Trees from the Revolutionary War. It was a pretty neat gift.
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    There are some really cool challenge coin holders on Etsy or maybe a shadow box for some of his memorabilia, old patches/nametapes/stuff like that?
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    I did nothing. I might when he makes the next rank because it is harder and rare to make (E-8 and up.)

    Just for the lower ones, eh. He didn't want anything and we didn't have the money too. I think we did supper out the first pay period though.
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    I think making chief is a huge deal, especially since making Senior and Master is never guaranteed

    Thank you all ladies for all of your wonderful ideas! I still haven't decided on anything and I've been searching EBay. I know I'll get a few John Maxwell books but I'm not sure what else.

    Did any of you have to write a letter for final night?
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    Mine was unoriginal.... I just let him get a brand new car for making Chief. But cars are his thing so he was happy

    For his retirement, I want to do a whole room of his memorabilia. We found a handcrafted wooden globe at an estate sale that included a compass in it.
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    I guess I did it backwards then because I didn't get him anything when he made senior chief,,,

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