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What to Send Deployed Troops for the Holidays

The holidays are here, which means it’s time to start shopping for everyone on your list. If your loved one is deployed overseas this season, anxiety about buying the perfect gift is likely compounded by questions about what items active service members need and if there are restrictions on what you’re allowed to ship. While your loved one will undoubtedly appreciate anything you send, some...

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Exclusive Holiday Bottle Openers From Bullets2Bandages

We started Bullets2Bandages with a mission of providing people with a simple, yet powerful way to say “thank you” to the service members and veterans who have fought for our freedom and safety. In this season of gratitude, we’re excited to announce that we’ve expanded our collection of upcycled military ammunition to include exclusive holiday bottle openers. Whether you’re shopping for an...

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Top Personalized Gifts for Friends and Family

In an era where gift cards are a popular yet generic offering for any special occasion, gifts that take the recipient’s personality and preferences into account are more valuable than ever. Going one step beyond, personalized gifts are an even better way show you’re a thoughtful gift‐giver and not a procrastinator who swings by the grocery store for a gift card on the way to a party or holiday...

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How to Express Appreciation This Veterans Day

Veterans are such a crucial part of America’s history and future that one official day to honor them—November 11—doesn’t seem like enough. As Veterans Day approaches, you might be wondering what you can do to show your appreciation beyond displaying a flag and sending patriotic social media posts. If you want to give back to the veterans in this country who give so much, here are some...

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Awesome Gift Ideas for Any Occasion

Thinking of one perfect gift is hard enough—coming up with perfect gifts for a year’s worth of holidays, birthdays, weddings, and other gift­giving occasions is impossible for most people, especially for those with large families and lots of friends. Fortunately, there are some gifts out there that are widely appealing enough to work for any occasion, whether it’s Christmas, Mother’s Day,...

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10 Things You Didn't Know About Labor Day

For most Americans, Labor Day means the official end of summer—one last chance for a backyard barbecue or trip to the beach before school resumes and fall begins. But the holiday is more than just a day of relaxation. Labor Day was created to honor workers and support unions at the height of the industrial revolution, when working conditions were less than ideal.



In the late 1800s,...

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Incredible Military Technologies of the Future

Imagine when the catapult was introduced as an amazing new addition to modern warfare—kings and generals of the past must have thought they were seeing the peak of military technology. Of course that wasn’t the case, and although it’s tempting to think the same about the awe­-inspiring tech used in today’s military, there’s always something even more incredible around the corner.

So what will...

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How to Plan the Best Fourth of July BBQ

Each Fourth of July, people gather in neighborhoods across America for the most anticipated barbecue of the summer, full of flags, fireworks, and delicious food.

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5 Ways to Celebrate Father's Day in San Diego


Years ago, a handmade card or #1 Dad keychain might have sufficed as Father’s Day gifts, but now that you’re a grownup, it’s time to put a little more effort into showing appreciation for your dad.

Some of the best Father’s Day gifts are those experiences you can share and reminisce about for years to come. So instead of getting Dad a tie this year, treat him to an experience he won’t...

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10 Refreshing Beers to Try This Summer Season

Beer is great in any season, but there’s something about a hot summer day and a crisp, cold brew in your hand that takes the pleasure to the next level. If you’re looking to expand your beer horizons, check out these 10 refreshing beers to try this summer season. They’re the perfect seasonal companions to barbeques, swim parties, and days at the beach.

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How to Honor our Troops on Memorial Day

For many Americans, Memorial Day is the official kick­off to summer, celebrated with barbecues, a day at the beach, a camping trip, or some other fun use of a three-day weekend. And despite flag-emblazoned ads for sales at department stores and car dealerships, it’s easy for the actual point of the holiday to get sidelined.

At Bullets2Bandages, we encourage celebrating Memorial Day with the...

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Top 9 Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Your mother already gave you the greatest gift of allyour lifewhich is probably why it’s so hard to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift. How can you compete? Still, Mom deserves something that shows your appreciation for all she’s done for you, and a basic bouquet or trinket from the mall won’t cut it. This year, give her something truly unique that will propel you to the top of her “favorite...

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Top 7 Military Landmarks in San Diego

Yearlong sunshine, beaches for miles, and more attractions than you can fit in a week’s vacation—it’s no wonder tourists flock to San Diego in droves. In fact, there’s so much to see and do that you can personalize your trip based on your interests. If you’re a current or former member of the military, or simply a military enthusiast, you couldn’t pick a better vacation spot than San Diego,...

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What Your Choice of Beer Says About Your Personality

A beer might be just a beer to you, but the kind of beer you typically drink can be as telling about your personality as the clothes you wear, the car you drive, or the political party you support—at least according to major consumer research firms. So what does your brew of choice say about you? Read on and see:

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Birthday Gifts They Won't Forget

When most people think about personalized gifts, they think monogrammed bathrobes or photo coffee mugs—in other words, nice enough but not super special. This year, why not upgrade your gifting with a personalized birthday gift that will wow your buddy, your mom, your husband, or whoever’s on your gift list? Take a look below at some ideas for a special birthday gift they’ll never forget:  

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