Medal Mode makes a really cool product that displays your medals in a more non-traditional way. Not on a wall-rack like you'd normally see.
These medal displays are pretty cool for a desktop, bookshelf, or really anywhere you'd like to show off a little bit of your athletic prowess.
I'm adding a few pics from THEIR website, as well as the one I took of my medal proudly displayed.
This is a great product, and also pretty affordable, most coming in around the $20 range. What I like most is that it's a DIFFERENT way to display your medals from the normal medal rack on the wall. I can see using this on the shelves above my desk, so I can look at my extra special medals and let them remind me of all the things I CAN accomplish when I put my mind to it. Interestingly ... you can also mount these to the wall if you're inclined - I think they'd accent any wall beautifully. The two I received each came with pre-drilled holes for mounting!
I really like the product - the the people BEHIND it are ace too. Kind, generous, and good people breaking into the world of medals and displaying them. Give them a chance, I think you'll be happy you did!