My son called a few weeks ago (he graduates 8/1) and he said he would love a full body massage. He said his back hurts sometimes from sitting on the ground without any back support. Not sure where I would find a place to do that.
This is more of a gag gift. I plan on giving Dusty a "Tide-to-Go" pen. Don't want him messing up his dress whites. He requested a religious medallion for our church that he could wear and I've gotten him one.
My daughter had PIR on 7/3. The only thing that she was allowed to take back on base was a watch. Like Lynn above we took her to the mall and bought her a new watch. The Gurnee mall has a Fossil store there and a Movado store. Apparently the local retailers know that rule too. lol. The Fossil store was pretty busy with new sailors. If you purchase a new watch from a local retailer I would have it engraved with your sailors PIR date.
We did not give him a gift at BC PIR but after he got to his A school we sent him a package of all the things he requested and we tucked in a digital camera and a case for a gift so he can take pictures of all of his Navy adventures across the world...He really liked it