Commemorating someone’s AA anniversary or AA birthday, or another similar sobriety event is a very important thing to do. Of course, most of all, you want to show your support to your family member, friend or loved one that is going down the path of recovery, but you, too, want to truly celebrate their hard-won success!
One thing you will want to do is give a well-thought-out sobriety gift. Like any other gift you would give, you want it to be well received and of value and significance to the recipient.
One of the best gifts for AA members is something to commemorate their sobriety because their sobriety is a centerpiece of their lifestyle.
If you have never shopped for NA recovery gifts before, you will be surprised at the beauty and variety of what is available out there! You will surely be able to find something that will suit both your budget as well as the personality of the recipient and the importance of the occasion.
Gifts for AA Members
At first thought, it might seem like a daunting task to buy an NA recovery gift or gifts for an AA member, mostly because we all know that recovery is a very individualized and personal thing. The important thing to remember in choosing your gift is that it is your love and support that will count for the most with your loved one. Whatever gift you give, they will cherish it and remember you every time they see it.
Medallions as NA Recovery Gifts
Chips, coins, medallions, and tokens are given and kept to mark significant milestones in the process of one’s recovery. These will often include 24 hours, one week, one month, six months, and each year thereafter.
These pieces or medallions can range from fairly run-of-the-mill to very fancy AA medallions. The fancier AA and NA medallions may have elaborate designs, stunning colors, optical illusions, quotes, and other kinds of texts, and the very best ones you will find on the market are even customizable! These types of more elaborately decorated AA and NA medallions are perfect NA recovery gifts or gifts for an AA member.
- AA Bling Medallions and NA Bling Medallions
Bling medallions are a gorgeous tricolor enamel decorated with text and intricate design. Text on the medallion reads: Twelve Step program phrase “To Thine Own Self Be True,” with the anniversary year and “Unity, Service, Recovery” on one side, and the Serenity prayer on the other. The anniversary year is customizable with the purchase of the medallion, and it comes with its own velvet pouch for safekeeping. These types of medallions have fields of vivid color and often come with glitter or precious crystals.
- Crystal Bling AA Medallions and Crystal Bling NA Medallions
Crystal bling NA medallions are also a tri-colored enamel medallion featuring the program phrases “Out of the Ashes of Addiction Comes Recovery and Growth”, “Just for Today,” and the words Serenity and Peace. On the reverse side is the Serenity Prayer with the program words “God, Gratitude, Hope and Healing” and in the center “Miracles Happen.”
Crystal bling AA medallions are just as gorgeous and feature the Twelve Step program phrase “To Thine Own Self Be True,” with the anniversary year and “Unity, Service, Recovery” on one side, and the Serenity prayer on the other. Both come hand-decorated with fine Swarovski crystals.
- NA Bronze Medallions
NA bronze medallions are antiqued finished bronze medallions featuring the time-honored program words “Self, God, Society, Service” and “Freedom Goodwill” on the front, and the program phrase “That No Addict Seeking Recovery Need Ever Die” and “My Gratitude Speaks When I Care and When I Share With Others The NA Way” on the back.