Cadet Store: 845-938-2121
Mangrove Feather Co. in New York
Association of Graduates' Gift Shop:
Lands End -Silk
Plow and Hearth - silk top and pants
The Underwear Guys - Polypropylene
Sportsman guide - lots of stuff
"My son took pictures when he was out in the woods."
"They are small and can fit in a pocket easily. As my daughter said when I asked if she was taking lots of pictures "you just can't whip out a camera during formation and take pictures". However, she has had time to take some and the disposable has worked fine. Prepaid developing mailers would be nice too." alarm clock
"My son needed a good alarm clock which could be set forsmall time intervals in case he got the chance for a nap."
"I went with the practical and when my daughter was home over Thanksgiving she asked if my feelings would be hurt if we looked for an unusual one. Since plebes can only have three items on their desks, the clock doesn't count as one of their extra things. We found some very cute ones but the alarm wasn't loud enough. Be sure to get a loud alarm, with thier lack of sleep they need to be able to have it anoy them."
8 x 10 picture frame
"Some of her friends went together and got a nice one and had it engraved. Then we went through her photos and made collages that we took to the local Walmart and had printed on the Kodak machine that makes the reprints. We made several different pages so while she only has one frame she can change the pictures often."
Gift certificates to Victoria Secrets. (females obviously)
After Beast the one area they can have a little bit of individuality is their undergarments.
Silk Long Johns
Highland Falls Restaurants/McDonald's gift certificates
"There is a McDonald's right outside the gate and within walking priveleges when they get to have those. Also, McDonald's delivers on post. Actually there are 6 or 7 local eating establishements that will deliver on post and a gift certificate to any of those would be appreciated."
"As a graduation present for our son we gave him a Sony digital camera. Made Plebe year a lot easier for us (lots of pictures over the internet) and for him (Upperclassmen liked getting pictures of their cars)"
printer compatable with PC's.
One that can print both Black ink and Color (Color is good for Math Projects and such), and print reasonably fast. Save the box so you can ship it in the Fall.
Speakers for PC
two watches - one for the field (but best one where the light can be controlled so not to give away a position but so that can be read at night), one for dress with uniforms mini-flashlight
"I ordered a copy of "Bugle Notes" from the gift shop in the Visitors center. It wasn't cheap (about $50 I think) but it seemed appropriate and gave him an opportunity to learn some "knowledge" before arriving on R Day."
Videos about West Point - (1) "West Point Story"
video with James Cagney, (2) "The Long Gray Line" video
about Marty Maher, (3) "The West Point Story" 2-vol
about the history of West Point, (4) "Beast Barracks"
video from Academy Photo.
"[Note: "Beast Barracks" cost about $75 but I wanted to make sure that my son knew exactly what he was getting into. I think it helped. Nothing came as a surprise to him in beast since he'd seen examples of it already on the video and it does an excellent job of showing what R-day will be like."
Books about West Point - (1) "A Civil War" book about Army/Navy football, and (2) "Once An Eagle"
West Point Flag
"We fly ours outside like some people fly those holiday flags, but it could be put on a wall or something too."