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Tactical (and practical) Mother’s Day gift ideas for police officer moms

For moms who serve as first responders, a practical gift they can use while on duty is a perfect choice

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Discovering the ideal Mother’s Day gift can often feel daunting, as you aim to strike the perfect balance between memorable and useful. For mothers who are first responders, the most impactful gifts are those that enhance their daily duties.

Regardless of your budget, there are numerous options available. Explore our curated list of tactical and practical Mother’s Day gifts to find something that truly stands out this year.

Budget: Up to $900


The Hellcat from Springfield Armory is one of the most acclaimed firearms for concealed carry. The Hellcat comes in a variety of desirable colors and fits nicely on your hip or in a purse. Though small, this 9mm handgun has the largest capacity magazine available. Small yet powerful, this firearm is great for a backup duty pistol if a department allows, or for off-duty carry.

Sig Sauer P365 XMacro

This firearm is another ideal one for CCW purposes. The P365 XMacro is slim like the original P365, which is one reason it is a good option for concealed carry purposes. The magazine holds 17 rounds plus one, and it has a 1913 accessory rail 1913 rail (aka picatinny rail) for lights and lasers. This 9 mm firearm only weighs 21.5 ounces, with an overall length of 6.6 inches and a barrel weight of 3.1 inches. It fits well in a purse.

Budget: Under $100

Concealed Carry Hobo Purse

This chic purse is large enough to fit everything that needs to be in a purse while still holding a special place for a CCW. No one would ever guess this stylish handbag was made to hold a firearm too. This bag can be worn on the shoulder or cross-body. This purse has plenty of pockets including extra zippered pockets on the outside. All of the essentials plus a firearm and backup magazines would easily fit in this purse. In addition, there is a magnetic buckle for a holster. The handbag also comes in a few color options including black, mauve and light blue.

Emergency survival kit

Everyone needs a go-to survival kit with tools for any occasion. This particular kit is only $32 and it comes with a variety of items all encompassed in a bright pink case. The case is 8 by 7 inches and is equipped with MOLLE so it can go on a uniform or backpack. Included in this handy pack is an emergency blanket, disposable raincoat, first-aid items, powerful flashlight and survival bracelet.

Multi-tool knife

Priced at $19, this multitool is an upgrade from most. While most of these tools are on the smaller side and may or may not include a pocket knife, this one has large knife with a 3.15 inch blade included. There is also a 9 in 1 screwdriver, a bottle opener, safety lock for the knife and more in this 20-feature multi-tool. This item would be a great one to keep in a “go bag” for work or to keep in a patrol car. A multitool knife can always be used whether at work or at home.

5.11 Tactical Molle Packable Backpack

The 5.11 Tactical Molle Packable Backpack is extremely lightweight and easy to fold up into a compact pack that you can attach to another bag or even your uniform. Great for on or off duty, this backpack is hydration compatible and would be ideal for taking on a hike or even to the range on range day.

5.11 Basic Patrol Bag 37L

This bag is rugged yet spacious and ideal for holding anything and everything for patrol. With removable dividers, the bag can be organized to suit your needs. The main compartment is 12.5" H x 18.5 “L x 8.5" D. This bag also includes a panel to store ID and has an adjustable, removable strap.

LAPG Bailout Bag

Most moms love to organize and this bag is ideal for just that! The Bailout Bag is great or using on or off duty. This bag is ideal for range day, as it has numerous pockets for magazines, ammo, firearms and any other equipment you may need for the shooting range. It also makes a great gym bag, or for backup clothes and uniforms. Each pocket has velcro flaps, and the main compartment includes a zipper.

The LAPG Bailout Bag is made out of durable 600 Denier Nylon so the bag will last for years to come. The standard bag comes in 16” x 11” x 6.5”, with an interior of 15” x 10.5” x 6”. There is also a jumbo version of the bag that is similar to the standard version but the pockets are larger and the overall bag dimensions are larger. Aside from the larger Bailout bag, there is a sling version that has a cross-body strap. This version includes most of the same great pockets the other two bags have. These bags are priced from $29.99 to $62 based on style.

Qalo Women’s Modern Black Q2X Silicone Ring

Qalo Women’s Modern Rings feature a flat silhouette for added comfort and functionality and are made from LAPG’s exclusive Q2X Silicone Material, which will ensure the ring stands up to the toughest environments.

Balancing the roles of motherhood and a first responder is no small feat. Honor the women who courageously protect their communities and nurture their families, both in and out of uniform, every day.

Hilary Rodela has extensive law enforcement and forensic training. She has been a professional writer for several years with a focus on public safety protocol, products and technology.