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10 DIY Gifts for Police Officers

By Soraia Martins August 22, 2021, 8:46 am

Whether you consider yourself a crafty person or not, there is always something you can whip up to bring a smile to a police officer's face. Making something with our own hands carries a different, more endearing meaning — and it even helps you save money in the process!

Go the extra mile and follow these fun suggestions for the best DIY gifts for the police officer in your life, be it your husband, wife, dad, uncle, or cousin — everyone gets a gift that will show them an appreciation for their dedication to the job.

Toy Police Car

Toy police car on wooden surface Source:

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If your kids want to give something to their police officer parent, but you are all out of ideas, we've got a suggestion for you. Think of the many times your kids wanted to ride around in a police car or how cool they thought their dad or mom was for driving it. What's the common denominator? The car, of course. You can easily find an inexpensive toy car that will make for the best gift ever!

Customized Mug

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You know what they say: coffee is a cop's best friend. Why not keep this ritual alive and kicking with a new coffee mug customized by you? The one you see on the image is made with clay, a simple technique that you could quickly learn at a couple of pottery classes, but there are plenty more ideas to customize mugs. The goal is to keep the police officer in your life happy and caffeinated so that they can do their job as best as possible.

US Flag Cookies

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Being a police officer in the US has its perks, one of them being the chance of being given these colorful and fun cookies. Take the Star-Spangled Banner and cover some delicious cookies with it by using some sugar cookie icing — you can make it yourself to keep it all in-house.

Mini Donut Keychain

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Donuts and police officers are indelibly connected forever, hopefully for the right reasons. One of the best DIY gifts for police officers is showing them that donuts can be part of their lives in the easiest of ways. Get your crafting skills going and make a crocheted keychain donut, so they never lose their keys — or sense of humor.

Custom Portrait

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Another great DIY gift for police officers your kids can easily pull off while being creative and hands-on is a custom portrait. If the police officer in their lives is their dad, for example, get his picture, and tell your kids they can let their imagination run wild to end up with the best custom portrait ever! We guarantee their dad will love it — and probably stick it to his locker at work.

Bullet Toy Tank

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Police officers have to deal with bullets every single day, and their lives are at stake every time they get out on the streets. Turn a hefty object into a DIY gift by taking bullet shells and building something out of them. A tank or a gun can be great gifts to remind them that life is precious and their job matter to the community.

Prize Ribbon

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Police officers do not often get the recognition they deserve. They spend day after day fighting crime, so they could really use a DIY prize ribbon to tell them they deserve an award every time they start a new shift. Show your kids how to make prize ribbons and let them give them to the police officer in your life.

DIY Custom Sneakers

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Take a pair of white, plain sneakers and customize it in a way you know your amazing police officer mom, for example, would love. Police officers spend most of their time patrolling the streets and responding to calls, running around to make the world safe, so why not give them something to long for when they come home? Choose blue to keep it under the theme.

Custom Christmas Ornament

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Even if you do not consider yourself a DIY person, there is always time to start, so why not debut your DIY gifting skills with something for the police officer in your life? A customized Christmas ornament is something you can easily get and make. You can simply take the official blue color and decorate the ornament with something simple yet memorable.

Family Hike

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Last but definitely not least, the ultimate DIY gift for police officers is showing them you love them and want to spend time with them, even though their schedules do not always allow it. Try planning a hike, a picnic in the park, or other family experience that will leave the police officer in your life feeling happy and blessed.


Whoever in your life is dedicating their own to protect and serve your community, there will always be something you can give them to celebrate them as police officers and individuals. DIY gifts for police officers are fantastic ways to show them your appreciation, whether they are part of your family or not. Try following these suggestions, and we guarantee there will be many smiles all around.

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