Custom Military Retirement Keepsake Shadow Box

(68 customer reviews)


The Custom US Military Keepsake Shadowbox is the ultimate military retirement gift. Highly customized and perfect to capture a career in the US Military.

Includes – Custom art on the lid top, inside tray, front, and inside bottom of the box. Inside lid felt shadowbox, 3 x 5 flag holder attached inside the bottom, brass nameplate. The included tray comes with a brass plaque and 2-row coin holder that is placed in conjunction with your custom tray artwork.

Additional Options – Medal Pinning Service, Laser Engraving, Additional Challenge Coin Rows, Rush Service. *Patches, medals, challenge coins, and flag are not included.

Made in AmericaHandcrafted in the USA.

Completely Custom. Ships in 12-14 business days from artwork approval.

WEIGHT – 18 lbs
DIMENSIONS – Exterior : 18 x 12 x 10 Interior: 16 1/4 x 10 1/2 x 7H

Upload Custom Artwork We allow up to 5 different pieces of art in one location, there will be an additional charge of 19.95 per additional 5 items in one location. You will be assigned a graphic artist who will provide proofs for approval.
Outside Lid Top Artwork - up to 5 images (+$0.00)
Outside Front Artwork - up to 5 images (+$0.00)
Inside Tray Artwork - up to 5 images (+$0.00)
Inside Bottom Artwork - up to 5 images (+$0.00)
Engraved Brass Nameplate Up to 75 characters spanning three lines. Remember to double check your spelling . . . We engrave exactly what you enter. We will size the font to fit.
Choose Felt Shadowbox Color
Challenge Coin Holder Options
US Flag Holder
Add Laser Engraving? Additional Charge of $49.95 per location. Check each location box that you want to add laser engraved text or line art. Once you check out, you will work one on one with your projects graphic designer to design the proofs for each area you select.
Laser Lid Top - up to 5 images (+$49.95)
Laser Front - up to 5 images (+$49.95)
Laser Inside Tray - up to 5 images (+$49.95)
Add Brass Plaque? Choose one size. Put this brass plaque on the inside tray or inside lid to compliment your custom artwork or shadowbox. Perfect for service and assignment dates, personal messages, etc.
Want Us to Pin the Medals?
Add Rush Service - Ships in 7 business days! Add this rush service to your cart and get your order built & shipped fast! This fee means that your custom gift will ship in 7 business days of artwork approval. 7 BUSINESS DAYS DO NOT INCLUDE THE TIME IT TAKES TO GET TO YOU ONCE WE SHIP IT! We ship all items from our location in North Carolina, so if it is going to California it usually takes 5-7 days to arrive once it ships. Mid-West is usually 4-5 days, and East Coast in 2-3 days. You may need choose a faster shipping method than ground so that it arrives on time.
Special Instructions / Order Notes


Order Early! This custom box take 12-14 days from your approval of artwork proofs until it ships!

Watch this video to see all the options included with this handcrafted military retirement gift.

Surprise your Military Veteran at their retirement ceremony with this personalized custom “One of a kind US Military Shadow Box keepsake that is handmade in America. The Custom Military Keepsake Shadow box comes with Felt on cork board on the inside lid, flag holder with glass top under the tray, and a brass plaque on the tray. A great idea is to put custom rank artwork on the top, photos on inside tray with large engraved brass plaque, and an engraved brass nameplate up to 75 characters.

Pricing with Customization
US Military Keepsake Box – $129
Felt Corkboard Shadowbox for inside lid – $35
Custom Flag Holder with Plexiglass Top – $35
Custom Tray with Challenge Coin Holder and Brass Plaque – $49
Brass Nameplate – $19.95
Custom Front Artwork – $24.95
Tray Artwork – $24.95
Keepsake Bottom Artwork – $24.95

**Optional – Let us pin your medals, patches, etc. $50, Laser Engraving $49.95 per location

Check out our Custom US Military Keepsake Box then order yours and make it your own.

Celebrate upcoming retirements with this personalized Military Retirement Shadow Box Keepsake Gift. The perfect alternative to a boring plain shadow box that is also portable and comes with a Military Challenge Coin Holder with two rows to store their coins. Below the tray, the custom fit US Flag holder is mounted to the bottom and has plexiglass to protect your flag. You can also remove and fly it by removing the six screws that hold the plexiglass in place. It is the perfect coast guard gift to present on any occasion.

Once you place your order, our custom box designers will use your artwork and send a rendering of what your box will look similar to, or they may email you requesting more info or additional / better quality artwork. We try to keep all artwork communication via email to document the creation process.

Please be aware that this graphic rendering is only an approximation of what the final product will be and be should be used for reference only. Our custom sublimation process means that your artwork is embedded in the wood and full-color artwork will differ somewhat from the renderings. We look forward to making your personalized custom Military Retirement Keepsake Box soon!

Additional information

Weight 18 lbs
Dimensions 20 × 14 × 11.5 in

68 reviews for Custom Military Retirement Keepsake Shadow Box

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  1. Jeffrey D.

    Very pleased with the quality and workmanship.

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  2. Anna Williams

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  3. Nakia S.

    I had an amazing experience, they were patient, timely, and professional. I would highly recommend them.

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  4. Jason Sawyers

    Great product! Caveat: I may have missed the layout design if one was available. The only constructive feedback I have is placement of the flag. I didn’t know where it would be before I got the box. I assumed it would be in the same place I saw on another box, but it wasn’t. I don’t mind where it is, but I would have liked it somewhere else. More importantly, a box layout in addition to the art would have helped communicate the design, thus showing the placement of the flag.

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  5. Ryan Schulte

    Quality product. Will order from again!

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  6. Paul Ford

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  7. Craig Gipson

    WOW!! We are very pleased with the final product. It is truly a TREASURE box that will be passed around thru generations to come.

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  8. John

    It is a very nice product. The Army olive green felt was a poor choice but it was well made. I wish I’d had a more clear understanding of the felt color options.

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  9. Tim Debaghy

    The shadow box turned out better than I imagined. My wife is thrilled and can’t wait to display it for her retirement.

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  10. Heather Hathaway

    This is the fourth time I have had work done by your team. You have never disappointed . Thank you

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  11. Kelly S.

    My husband’s keepsake box turned out amazing and was here in no time. It’s an amazing way to commemorate his Army career.

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  12. Michael K.

    Excellent workmanship! The retirement box is exactly what I envisioned and the quality exceeded my expectations.

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  13. John Wallace

    Came out great. A few medals came lose during shipping. Otherwise very satisfied.

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  14. Kyona H.

    Was better then expected!!! Everything was done exactly how I asked!! Loved it!!! The perfect gift for any veteran!!!

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  15. Pedro C.

    Thank you Relic Wood for my retirement keepsake showdown box. It was perfect and went beyond my expectation.

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  16. Curtis Manley

    There was absolutely nothing incorrect on this order. The box looked amazing and I will recommend this to anyone looking for a great gift. Ordering was easy, proofs were provided, and the recipient loved it. Job well done! Thank you!

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  17. James L.

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  18. Catherine D.

    The box was even more beautiful in person. I cannot wait for my husband to see it.

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  19. Paul Hensley

    Above expectations! Blew me out of the water with the craftsmanship and design. Their designers knew exactly what I wanted when I couldn’t put it into words and were super courteous the whole time. I will come back again and again. This is to help signify my 24 years of service, and I couldn’t be happier with it.

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  20. Robin B.

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  23. Jennifer Kellar

    I was so amazed and loved it so much.

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  24. Jake Laird

    A huge thanks to the entire Relic Wood team! The ordering process was really easy, the feedback from the graphic designer was quick, and I got my military keepsake box in plenty of time for the retirement ceremony. The custom design looks great, and the box is definitely something I will cherish and pass on!

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  25. Arlinda Wesley

     This is my 2nd order and I was (again) extremely pleased with the finished product!!! The immediate contact made with a project manager was quick and productive. The changes I requested were made immediately. The finished product is absolutely beautiful! It’s a Christmas gift, but I want him to see it NOW!!!!

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  26. Amanda Taylor

     The firefighter box I ordered for my husband is even more beautiful than I imagined it would be. He’s going to love this Christmas gift! The quality is outstanding!! Thank you all

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  27. Daniel Hubbard

    Exactly what I wanted, as far as pictures and design. Opened up and smelled like fresh stain.

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  28. Wesley Schuler

    This product was even better than we ever expected, the art on the top was absolutely perfect. My wife and I were stunned with the overall quality. We purchased a custom military chest to honor my retirement from the US Air Force. The art was perfect and the coin tray insert looks awesome!

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  29. Cedric Henderson

    Received my package today & i’m so overjoyed AGAIN of the finished product. The customer service department were EXTREMELY understanding and worked with on a redo of my retirement gift. BIG SHOUT to Amy for your great assistance and the Graphics Designer to bring everything to fruition. THANK YOU

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  30. Monika Jones

    After we opened the package and saw the box for the first time I had tears in my eyes. The box was prettier than what I expected and I was very pleased with the product. The box was for my husband’s retirement from the military and he was speechless and very touched

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  31. Phil Nicholson

    We received our box and the quality and craftsmanship is superior. It is exactly what we were looking for. Thanks so much! 

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  32. Cassie Buehner

     I ordered a box for my brother’s retirement from the North Dakota National Guard and I could not be happier with out it turned out. It is absolutely beautiful and captures his military career completely! The company was also wonderful to work with. 

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  33. David Coleman

     I purchased the military keepsake box, asked for a quick delivery and got just that, excellent turn time. First look of the box did not disappoint. Exceptional workmanship, uploaded photos were transferred to the would perfectly. After adding shadow box items the presentation caught everyone by surprise and was a hit

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  34. Laura Patz

    Absolutely gorgeous wooden box for my upcoming retirement of 27 years in USAF. Everything I submitted and details were added to the lid, cover, tray and outside inside. Impressed when it arrived and recommended the company to my friends! 

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  35. Chad Funnemark

    I am floored by how amazing this actually looks!!! The whole process was super easy. Although, I changed my mind a few times on artwork, the designer, Rosie, was patient and did amazing! I wouldn’t change anything! I went with the Custom Military Retirement Keepsake Shadowbox. It is so cool looking.

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  36. Kim Loescher

    Custom Military Retirement Keepsake Shadowbox. We LOVE it! It was everything that we expected and more. It will hold all of my husbands military memories and we will love opening it every time… I received a tracking number and did receive it, however it was delayed due to the winter storm.

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  37. Rick Folkerts

     I love the way this came together. The designer nailed exactly what I was hoping for. Love the exterior and interior of the box and coin tray. I was updated regularly about where the item was in the process and was notified quickly once it shipped. The box arrived within 2 days

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  38. Dawn Miers

    I was in tears, literally, when I first saw the box I ordered. It is amazing. The workmanship is better than I expected. It is for my fiancé who retired a couple of years ago and had just recently been relocated back to Ohio and was only there a few weeks when he retired so he didn’t know anyone very well and therefore nobody made him a retirement box. So I am beyond excited to give it to him for Christmas. Thank you for doing such a good job. I love it and will send a video of his response as soon as I give it to him.

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  39. Paris Gerald

     I had tears in my eyes when I received my husband retirement keepsake box, Relic Wood are some of the best in the business.

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  40. Molly Blessing

    I was very happy with my military retirement box. I was a little worried since it’s kind of expensive that it may not seem worth the cost. But it is totally worth it! It’s a beautiful keepsake and one that I can see our children and grandchildren passing on.

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  41. Bridgette Winter

     I purchased the Custom Military Retirement Keepsake Shadowbox. I am beyond, absolutely beyond, pleased with my purchase. This box is 100% stunning. My boyfriend retired from the Air Force after 26 years of service, I gave him this as his gift and he was in awe. 

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  42. Scott Campbell

    Love, love, love my retirement shadow box. You all did a great job with it!!

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  43. Steve Ramer

     I am tremendously happy with the quality of the craftsmanship and the quality of the artwork on the commemorative box. 

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  44. Heather Shelley Hathoway

    Always Amazing work , I have used this team for 3 retirement gifts and every time its turned out with the teammate being overwhelmed with the quality of work. Thank you.

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  45. Jametta Bland 

    The Custom Military Retirement Keepsake Shadowbox was chosen for all the right reasons and creativity that one could put into it. That I did and It was breathtaking according to my sibling. I will recommend to others. The tracking was superb and received right on time. Thank you Relic Wood.

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  46. Marty Kaplan

     From start to finish the Relic Wood process was easy to use. The staff members I dealt with were exceptional. They assisted me with process questions and were very very helpful in talking me through design decisions. The box came out better than i could have hoped for.

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  47. Dean Jeavons

     I am completely satisfied with Relic Woods craftsmanship and customer service. From the moment I initially submitted my request, the customized attention to detail by your graphic designer to the final product, Relic Wood is a class A company. Rosie carefully ensured every detail of my custom military retirement keepsake box

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  48. David Gilley

     I purchased a Custom Military Retirement Keepsake Shadowbox and a Custom Liquor Presentation Box. I received my items in a timely manner and the staff was very helpful and professional. The artwork and end result of the gifts are absolutely beautiful. 

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  49. Manolito Figueroa

    The box itself is extraordinary. I chose the Custom Military Retirement Keepsake Shadowbox with the felt under the top lid. I needed the box in a very short timeline and relic wood did all it could to get the box to me on time. 

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  50. Scott Scalafani 

    The Relic Box is absolutely amazing in every aspect. The proofs during the order process were fantastic but they did not do the box justice. I am floored by this piece and the outstanding work this company does everyday. Truly one of a kind and top notch. Thank you so much.

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  51. Tammy Guerrero

    Husband loved his box, he was speechless which doesn’t happen much.

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  52. Ronald Reiff

     I ordered with a short timeline and many custom requests. Not only did they deliver early, they delivered a great product. Rosie did an amazing job putting my limited vision into action and the production team turned out the perfect keepsake for me. I can’t thank you guys enough. 

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  53. Richard Williams Jr.

     When I first got to look at my Retirement Keepsake Box I was  I am very pleased and so is my family. A lot of work and time went into it from not only on my end but on your end as well.. I am truly proud of my keepsake.

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  54.  Terra Cabe

     I couldn’t be more happier! My dad absolutely loved it and it reminded him of the good old days back when he was active duty coastie! Turned out absolutely amazing!!! I loved how y’all blended the pictures with the wood grain!!! Truly appreciate it guys!!!!

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  55. Nancy Burgin

    This has been the best experience, of a purchase online I have ever had. I was nervous ordering online really not knowing what the final outcome would be. I was immediately put at ease when contacted by your staff regarding design and editing approvals. BUT the real moment of pure happiness was opening the shipment and seeing the final product. It was beyond my expectations beautiful, and everyone that has seen the shadowbox is blown away by its beauty. Thank you for making such a special retirement gift for Chief, I can’t wait to present it to him at his retirement ceremony. I will make sure to send you pictures of the big reveal! Thank you doesn’t seem enough.

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  56.  William Gillespie

    Relic Wood’s keepsake box is the perfect military retirement, or end of tour, gift especially since it can be personalized.  Instead of putting military memorabilia in an old shoe box, it is ideal for storing items such as rank insignia, unit patches, shoulder boards, medal boxes, specialty or organization badges, uniform

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  57. Ann Duff

     Absolutely loved the Retirement Box — it was even better than I imagined. My designer was excellent and very helpful as we decided exactly what to put on the box and where; once the box went into production, it moved quickly

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  58.  Danielle Caley 

    “I opened the shipping box in front of my father, who is also a veteran, and we both loved it. My father was actually jealous and now I will be getting one for him for Christmas. Micah was wonderful to work with and made some really great suggestions

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  59.  Andrew Smith

    Amazing! I am extremely impressed with the outcome of the project that I worked on with Relic Wood for my SGM’s retirement gift.

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  60.  David Nuckles

    This product completely exceeded my expectations. I love it. Thanks for making this special retirement gift.

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  61. Austin Waelty

    I can say that it is not often that you order something and it exceeds all your expectations. I am retiring from the Navy after 20 years and definitely wanted something that would reflect that and would last a lifetime. I ordered the Custom Navy Retirement Keepsake Shadowbox. 

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  62.  Kym Bellerose

    “I was so impressed with this box that I ordered for my husband’s retirement. It was the best experience going back and forth with the graphics team. They were very professional. I was very worried about the box getting done in time, but it arrived 3 days before my husband’s retirement.

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  63. Larry Reid

    Let me start by saying…What an Awesome work of art!…exactly what I was expecting. I have never been the kind of guy who likes to hang up and show off all my military stuff. I wanted something that was decorative and discreet and if I wanted to show someone I could.

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  64.  Seth J.

    I had a great experience. It looked exactly how I imagined it, maybe even better! Customer service was great. I ordered during the holidays so a long wait was expected. Especially when ordering from a small American Family, which is a good part of the reason why I was willing to

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  65. Brian Hall

    From the moment I began the process, to the day I received the custom wooden box, the folks at Relic Wood were responsive, offering expert design advice and expedited service.

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  66. Audra O’Neal

    The work that we ordered was better than expected. It was beautiful and everyone complimented the gift that was presented. We chose the retirement gift box that came with all of the bells and whistles. 

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  67. Bobbie Dobberstein

    The retirement box turned out absolutely beautiful. My husband was just thrilled! The quality is wonderful and the technician was so patient with me. I’m so glad I got to see the proofs too. It’s just perfect.

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  68. Julie Mills Hall 

    My husband retired this weekend and his box was a hit!! We laid the flag they folded and some of his medals on the tray for show at his party, but we did opt for the flag holder inside and it looks great!! So many compliments!

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