DECEMBER 6, 2020

For the next three weeks, BUYVET will feature veteran
owned businesses that offer great holiday gift ideas!
The holidays can be hectic without a pandemic added to the mix. Rather than gravitating to big-box stores out of convenience, let’s think out of the box this holiday season. What if we make the effort to seek out those other small businesses that have a story we can relate to? Or the ones that have products and services that will surprise and delight all who receive them? Doing so will not only give joy to those we give gifts to, but help to keep these hard working small veteran owned businesses viable and there for us in the future. Here’s a few ways to help to support small veteran owned businesses this Holiday season:
• Shop local.
• Buy gift cards or certificates.
• Promote other small businesses on your social media pages – with links.
• Talk them up to your friends so they can support them, too.

If you are looking for other veteran owned businesses not included in this
edition, please visit:

Have a Shot of Freedom Whiskey Co.
Have A Shot Of Freedom Whiskey Co. strives to
provide the highest quality bourbon in America
while building a family of passionate whiskey
drinkers. The company is dedicated to creating
whiskey that honors the heritage of our country
while providing employment opportunities to veterans who have served or are currently serving, their family members, and those who seek to make a
difference in general. What a great cause and a great Holiday gift
Can these Veterans count on your support this Season? Let them help the
bourbon lovers in your life get in the Holiday Spirit!!

Ink Fidel
Inkfidel was founded in 2013 after the Owner
spent 6 years in the U.S. Army as a Paratrooper
with both the 82nd Airborne Division and 173rd
Airborne Brigade Combat Team. He spent 15
months with the 82nd south of Baghdad from
2007-2008 and another year with the 173rd ABCT
in Logar Province, Afghanistan from 2009-2010.
During deployments the owner worked with several different units to develop tshirts commemorating their tours and found that he really loved the challenge of creating a simple yet effective design that could convey the history, pride and accomplishments of each unit. Inkfidel was born on those COPs in Iraq and Afghanistan, from the stories of the men and women who served. I know how much pride our veterans have when it comes to their service because I have it too. Please support this awesome Veteran and order designer shirts, and other unique gifts for family and friends!

Knot Normal in Peebles, OH
Peebles, Ohio Zip: 45660:
Phone: 937-217-0542
Knot Normal is a two person effort to retrieve
aesthetically pleasing dead/downed Cedar branches, clean and prepare for use with antler tip and crown plus other enhancements with a desire to turn it into a heritage product. Knot Normal makes enhanced cedar hiking sticks and ceremonial staffs, handcrafted with antlers, sticks, and other creative natural products. What a unique gift for the avid hiker or outdoorsman in your life. Great Gifts made to order, Super Unique, Great Prices!! Check them out today!

Luckystone Promotions
Store Address: 607 S. Main St., Huron, OH
Phone: 419/616-6008
Fax: 419/831-5895
Email: [email protected]
Lucky Stone Promotions is a locally owned
promotional products business located in Huron,
Ohio on Lake Erie. Turning fresh, creative ideas
into fun, attention-getting promotional
merchandise for local businesses, organizations
and schools is our specialty. We work across all
industries to provide merchandise for annual or
semi-annual events such as trade shows, business meetings, community
festivities, school fundraisers and golf outings to on-going corporate stores and uniform programs. We believe simply in quality products and superior service. And you’ll experience both and much more with every project we work on for you. Want something super special and unique for your gifts this year? Give them a call today!

Address:19120 Old River Road, Rocky River, OH
Phone: 855-766-4224
Don’t think once, but think twice! OdorNo®
believes in a simple, yet revolutionary concept: waste does not need to smell! With odor-barrier bags in every home, apartment and nursery we can effectively eliminate odor. Our bags are made here in the USA and are FDA approved. This is a great idea for personal home use, campers, sportsmen, athletic gear i.e. sweaty clothes and gym shoes, new parents with smelly diapers and more!! WOW, what an awesome gift idea! Don’t delay, please reach out to this company to discover this wonderful product and order today!

Freedom Bound Quilt Company
Beautiful handmade and made to order quilts are
perfect for Holidays or for any special occasion!
But wait there are more unique gifts available, not
just quilts! So many things to choose from, and
the prices are very reasonable. They also offer
quilt making lessons, and more! Gift cards are available! Beautiful gift idea,
simply timeless!!
Address: 1050 N Shoop Ave
Wauseon, OH 43567
Phone: (419) 379-3031

Photography & Design Unlimited
Email Address: [email protected]
Phone: (440) 462-7300
Now is the time for those special Holiday Family
Photos! Trust your family photos to a photographer who values the gift of family and cares about your needs! Photograph & Design Unlimited takes pride in photos of all kinds Events, Commercial, Session, or Outdoor nature photos based on your specifications!
There are also other unique gifts to consider such as stylish masks, 2021
Nature Photo Wall calendars which make great gifts for family and friends, and more. The Holiday Season is upon us, don’t wait! Give them a call today with questions or to schedule your consultation!!

Ravenna School of Music
214 1/2 W Main St, Ravenna, OH
Phone: 44266-2714
Website: ttps://
Do you have a music lover in the family? Consider the Gift of Music Lessons
this Holiday Season! This is the gift that lasts a lifetime! Owned by Steve
Cipriano this school is Ohio’s best choice for lessons!! Lessons available in
Guitar, Bass Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Beginner Violin and Beginner Viola,
Music Theory and Songwriting!

Music Quote of the Day: “Life, he realized, was much like a song. In the
beginning there is mystery, in the end there is confirmation, but it’s in the middlewhere all the emotion resides to make the whole thing worthwhile.”
― Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song
Give them a call today!!

Rogue 1 Defense LLC
Owner: Kyle Paridon
Address: 1009 N Mantua, Kent, OH 44240.
Here is another great Holiday Gift Idea!! The gift of self defense through Firearm Safety! Rogue 1 Defense LLC is an Ohio Domestic Limited-Liability Company in operation since February 26, 2016. This company provides instruction on self defense to include safe weapon handling
and general weapon safety which is very important. To learn more, visit the

Rick’s Lasting Impressions
738 Indian Bridge Ln., Defiance, OH
Phone: (419) 980-0764
The perfect recipe for a Great Gift starts with Rick’s Lasting Impressions! Rick’s Lasting Impressions is a Laser Engraving Business in Defiance Ohio. Their custom creations make great gifts for all occasions such as Holiday, Wedding gifts, New Baby Gifts, Mother’s day, Father’s day and so much more!! They make Memories that Last a Lifetime. Super unique gifts at very affordable prices. Call or email today. Give them a call today. These unique items make great, unique Holiday Gifts!! Please call them and support this veteran owned business today!!

As we near the end of the year, many individuals consider Charitable
Organizations to complete their year of annual giving. Think Veterans First would like to
feature its favored Non Profit Organizations that assist our troops and veterans throughout the year. This week the Think Veterans First team would like to feature the American Legion (
Since 1919, The American Legion continues to serve America’s Veterans in
many ways. The Legion offers assistance to military veterans and veteran
families with children. They deliver vital financial support for veterans, assists veterans with military benefits, education assistance, conduct buddy visits, and much more. These services are crucial, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The American legion also has a voice in Washington DC and advocates for Veterans and veteran interests. If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces since December 7, 1941, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving – you are eligible for membership in The American Legion! Please support the American Legion, an organization of Veterans devoted to strengthening America. Visit the website at: to learn more. End your 2020 with a generous donation to the American Legion. Thank you American Legion for all you do to serve and assist America’s veterans.


On Behalf of the Think Veterans First Team,Happy Holidays to all of our supporters!
Blessings to each of you and your families. ========= Support your local
Veteran Owned Businesses (VOBs) as often as you can. If you are looking for
other veteran owned businesses not included in this edition, please visit:

Enjoy your families this Holiday Season and please wash your hands often, wear your mask to protect yourself and others, and avoid large gatherings to stay safe!

“Love, Joy and Peace this Holiday Season

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Mickale Bates