(These items originally appeared in the November 2019 issue of Military Officer, a magazine available to all MOAA Premium and Life members. Learn more about the magazine here; learn more about joining MOAA here.)
By Blair Drake, MOAA Contributing Editor
Know someone leaving the military or starting a second career? These gifts can help them prepare, stay organized, and look the part.
The Rocketbook Wave looks and feels like a traditional pen-and-paper notebook, but it allows you to instantly save your notes into the cloud with your smartphone. The notebook, available in two sizes, comes with the special Pilot FriXion pen. To erase your notes and reuse the notebook, microwave it!
Where to buy: www.getrocketbook.com
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Get your caffeine fix with a coffee machine from Coffeeboxx dubbed the “world’s toughest coffee maker.” They are crush-proof, dust-proof, impact-resistant, water resistant, and portable, and are available in three colors: High Vis Green, Special Ops Black, and Desert Tan.
Cost: $229.99. Complete the form at www.oxx.com/military-discount to receive a military discount.
Where to buy: www.oxx.com
Keep printed documents, pens, notebooks, and devices organized for meetings or interviews with a professional padfolio. Available in various sizes and 22 colors, these also can be personalized with a debossed name, monogram, or phrase.
Where to buy: www.leatherology.com
Available for both men and women, Armitron’s collection of dress watches feature stainless steel and leather bands and come in a variety of sizes, styles, and colors.
Cost: $45-$145. To receive a 10% military discount, go to www.armitron.com/pages/military-discount and follow the instructions to receive a one-time discount code to apply at checkout.
Where to buy: www.armitron.com