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Giving the Gift of Preparedness

November 25, 2019

A woman holding out a brown paper-wrapped package with red and white ribbons

Jewelry, clothes and electronics are nice, but if you really want to show someone you care, consider giving the gift of safety and peace of mind. The holiday season is the perfect opportunity to help your friends and family prepare for an emergency or disaster.

Here are a few gift ideas for the special people in your life:

Stocking stuffers

  • Flashlight
  • Back-up phone battery
  • Freeze-dried food
  • Candles
  • Emergency poncho
  • Heat Reflective Blanket
  • Hand/foot warmers

Gifts under $100

  • First Aid kit
  • Emergency radio (with solar power and/or hand-crank)
  • Multi-tool
  • Personal water filter
  • Emergency water storage container
  • Camp stove
  • Walkie Talkies
  • Portable solar power station

Gifts over $100

These are just a few ideas, and it's possible to get really creative with homemade gifts, gifts for kids, pet-owners and more. The holidays can be a great time to introduce preparedness into the lives of your friends and family, and perhaps cross some items off your own wish-list as well!