Patriot Surplus 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

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If you are stumped on what to get the military veteran on your shopping list for Christmas this year, then look no further. We have assembled a comprehensive gift guide for you to consult and we even broke it down by price level so you won’t break the bank this holiday season! It doesn’t matter if you are shopping for a Soldier, Sailor, Airman or Marine – we have something for everyone. Click the links to check out our recommendations; these gifts are sure to excite even the most reserved veteran on your list.

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christmasThe holidays are here and for quite a few people, that means getting items checked off of their list. Most of us expect to find exactly what we want under the tree on Christmas morning, but in case that didn’t happen – or in case you’re still missing something off your list, Patriot Surplus will have you covered.

You’ll want to stay tuned and keep checking back (hint, hint: sign up for our email list for coupons) as we’ll be sending out some exclusive post-holiday savings for you to take advantage of after the presents have been opened and the turkey leftovers put away.

Didn’t get what you wanted? Check your inbox this week and you’ll be sure to see a surprise!

In the meantime, it’s a little too late to get your order in time for Christmas, but if you want to shop for the new year and start off 2013 with the best gear, be sure to browse our selection. We still have great pricing, service, and selection that you can depend on all year long.

Merry Christmas to all from the team at Patriot Surplus!

Get in on Steve’s Holiday Gift Guide!

Steve's Holiday Gift Guide

Steve’s Holiday Gift Guide

Are you still stumped on what to get for your loved ones this holiday season? Steve is here to help you pick out gifts for all of your friends and family. Steve’s 2012 Holiday Gift Guide has gifts for all ages at all price ranges for everyone on your list!

Babies – There are plenty of baby onesies and t-shirts for a special baby patriot on your list. Show off their patriotism and spirit by dressing them in camo or wrapping them up in a warm fleece camo blanket.

Kids – The gift guide has a great selection of kid’s army gear, including camo pants and shirts for the child who wants be just like G.I. Joe or G.I. Jane. Encourage them to dress like a real hero with military-inspired gear in children’s sizes. Great for play or for everyday wear (camo for kids is always in style, patriots!)

Teens – Teens can enjoy stylish camo pants, a warm military sleeved blanket, or an army style backpack. Military messenger bags, military peacoats, and surplus jackets are always hot items for teens. They’re up on the latest fashion trends, plus, they offer durability and versatility that you just don’t find in other teen fashion or accessories.

Adults – From men’s combat boots to a Zippo lighter that supports your favorite branch of the military, there is sure to be a gift to satisfy the serviceman or woman in your life! Help a patriot on your list show off their pride for the red, white, and blue with must-have Belleville tactical boots, Propper Tac U Combat shirts, Georgia work boots, wool military sweaters, and more.

The best part about this great guide by Steve is that all gifts are 15% off! Just use the coupon code SteveGift at checkout – but don’t wait! This deal only goes until 12/11!

You and your friends and family can thank Steve later for his awesome selection of gift recommendations. Steve’s Holiday Gift Guide can only be found at

Ready, set, complete your list:

5 Ways to Send Holiday Cheer to the Troops

If you’ve been looking for some ways to give back this holiday season, why not give to one of the groups that deserves your support most? You can truly make a difference when it comes to our military and the simple act of spreading holiday cheer can mean more than you know to someone who is stationed far away from home for Christmas.

If you want to send holiday cheer to the troops, here’s what you can do:

  1. Make holiday greeting cards for the troops. Get together some paper, crayons, markers, and be creative! This is a great activity for kids if you want to make spreading holiday cheer a family affair, or if you’re involved with children in your community, encourage them to take part in this activity. Drop them off at a local VA or military support organization to make sure they get delivered.
  2. Send blankets to Wounded Warriors. Many VA treatment centers support the Wounded Warriors by making blankets, which can provide warmth and comfort to those who truly need it this time of year. To start, contact your local VA to see if there are any specific guidelines you need to follow for making a Wounded Warrior blanket. From there, it’s just time to sew!
  3. Send treats for troops. The Treats for Troops’ Foster-A-Soldier program lets you locate a soldier from your home state to send holiday cheer packages to. You can choose a soldier based on his or her branch of service, area deployment, or even birthday. Send goodies, treat filled stockings, toiletries, phone cards, and other items they could use. To get started, visit
  4. Support a military family. If you know a military family who is going through a rough time this holiday season, give them a helping hand. Invite them to holiday dinner, give rides, send cards and baskets of cheer – whatever you can do to make them feel loved and appreciated. It’s a tough thing to be a military family.
  5. Write letters to the troops. There are plenty of organizations who make sure that soldiers receive your letters, but the simple act of taking time to actually write, well, it speaks volumes to someone so far away from home. A letter can mean more than just news – it can mean hope. Send one to a soldier this Christmas and thank him or her for the sacrifice.

Know of another way to spread holiday cheer to the troops? Share your ideas in the comments!

Give Back with Oscar Mike Apparel from Patriot Surplus

Yesterday was Giving Tuesday, but we wanted to take some time to remind patriots that doing good doesn’t have to be scheduled for just one day of the year. There are plenty of ways you can give back to those who need it most. You can donate time, money, goods, etc. Plus, even doing something so simple as spreading the word about a good cause can be a huge step in the right direction.

If you’re looking to do some real good this holiday season while you’re doing your shopping, think about making purchases that truly give back, like Oscar Mike Foundation apparel from our selection. At Patriot Surplus, we’re proud to carry Oscar Mike Foundation hoodies and t-shirts to benefit those in need, more specifically, disabled veterans.


The Oscar Mike Foundation is unique in that it gives 100% of its proceeds to disabled veterans. The company itself was started by a disabled veteran and disabled veterans help to create the designs, which are also made in the USA. When you purchase Oscar Mike t-shirts or hoodies from Patriot Surplus, 10% goes right to the Oscar Mike Foundation. Patriots, you have to know how amazing this is. With every t-shirt or hoodie, comes help for someone who needs it most.

Shop now and help disabled veterans get on the move. Purchase your Oscar Mike Foundation apparel today at

Voodoo Tactical: Save on this Must-Have Tactical Gear


Voodoo Tactical Gear

Voodoo Tactical Gear

Voodoo Tactical is quickly becoming our patriots’ top choice when shopping for the best, high quality tactical gear. From armor & plate carriers to assault packs and accessories, Voodoo Tactical has the gear you need that you can value and depend upon.

Voodoo Tactical is a brand of MOLLE compatible tactical gear that has been around for only a few years. Their Armor Carriers, Plate Carriers, and Chest Rigs are designed with an outstanding feel and fit. The multiple rows of webbing enable you to customize your load. If you have a long mission ahead of you, Voodoo Assault Packs are the perfection solution with its padded shoulder straps, spacious holding capacity, and hydration compatibility .

Voodoo Tactical also carries a quality line of Holsters to securely hold your handgun in place. They are adjustable to fit any body size and are available for both left and right hand users. Similarly, if you carry a rifle or shotgun, fully padded Scabbards offer maximum weapon protection.  Be sure to check out the Configurable Range & Equipment Bags that enable you to store any type of gear needed for your mission.

Voodoo Tactical continues to offer plenty of shooters gear and accessories as well, including flashlights, rifle slings, knee pads and bean bags. Don’t forget about your necessary Medical Gear, where Voodoo Tactical carries the full kits, bandages and pouches you need.

Patriot Surplus always strives to bring you the best by offering the top tactical gear and supplies on the market. We carry a large selection of Voodoo Tactical gear to suit all of your needs. Did we mention Voodoo Tactical is compatible with all major tactical brands? That’s right, patriots. Shopping for tactical gear just got a whole lot better.

We’ve got a knife for that.

Now, that’s a knife.

At Patriot Surplus, we’ve got knives for just about anything. Hunting, survival, military service…you name it and we’ve probably got a knife that can keep you prepared for just about anything. As for sizes and styles, let’s just say we have a full range, from the pocket knife to the machete. Just take a look at our knife selection and you’ll see what I mean.

What are the best knives we carry? Well, I tend to think it’s a matter of opinion. In my experience, I’ve never been let down by Smith and Wesson’s HRT series knives. They are pretty much up for any task. ASEK survival knives are popular among those who serve and collectors appreciate our GI pilot survival knives and genuine British Commando knives. Those who like the great outdoors think are machetes are badass (they are) and usually go for any of the military survival knives in our selection, which come with accessories that can get you through an emergency situation. My fellow Marines also know what it means to have a Ka-Bar USMC knife at your side. Oh yes, there’s nothing better for keeping a Marine prepared for anything than a Ka-Bar USMC knife.

Speaking of being prepared, we also have multitool sets and pocket tools in our knife selection that are great for carrying along anywhere. We have the classic Red Swiss Army Type knives, plus a few different Leatherman and Gerber compact muli-pliers and pocket tools that include everything from scissors to screwdrivers. Stow them in your bag, car, or office. You never know when you might need them.

Need a knife? We’ve got the one you’re looking for: military knives

Hint, Hint Ladies – Get Your Valentine a Gift Certificate

Patriot Surplus Gift Certificates

Patriot Surplus Gift Certificates

It’s almost here: Valentine’s Day. To some, it’s a day for rejoicing. For others, it’s a day to be feared. But ladies (yes, this post is for our lady patriots), you don’t have to worry about getting your guy another sweater he won’t wear this year. Instead, you can get him something he’ll actually want for Valentine’s Day; something he’ll appreciate and can actually get some good use of.

We’re talking about gift certificates. Last year, we had plenty of lady patriots come forward to ask, “Steve, I have no idea what to get him for Valentine’s Day – what should I do?” Well, ladies, the answer is simple. Let your guy pick out what he wants. He knows you care (I mean, c’mon – you’re asking him to pick out something he actually wants!) and he’ll still be delighted with what he gets. And of course, it’s from you, so he knows it’s special (awww!).

So, lady patriots, get your Patriot Surplus gift certificate today while you’re planning your romantic evening. Because nothing says love like a military hoodie and a new pair of Belleville Flyweights. :)

P.S. - Any guys out there looking to delight their camo diva? Their fierce huntress? Their own lady patriot? Well, gift certificates are also great ideas for Valentine’s Day if your special lady wants to stock up on some new pink camo, a pair of women’s combat boots, or some new hunting gear. Hey, flowers, chocolates, and jewelry are also great bets, but in case you want a little something different his year. Just be sure to do something special for her too. The best gift you can give on Valentine’s Day is spending some time together (shucks, folks – getting all sentimental now!).