Christmas Gift Ideas

Tis the season for Christmas shopping.

I thought it would be fun to have a conversation about preparedness gift ideas for the prepper in your life.

Maybe it’s the excuse you’ve been waiting for to buy that ‘thing’ for yourself. You could gift it to your significant other ;)


Winter Gifts

It’s winter time, so maybe something related to the cold weather season?

Maybe apparel such as winter gloves, winter coat, scarf, warm hat? What about Hand and Foot warmers? Do you keep emergency outerwear gear in your vehicle? Anything else related to winter preps?

These are pretty decent winter gloves:
Ozero Winter Gloves

Need a warmer coat?
Winter Coats

Maybe a nice scarf for the Mrs.?
Scarfs for Women

Related articles with winter gift ideas:

Hand Warmers And Foot Warmers For Your 72-Hour Survival Kit

Best Ice Cleats for Traction on Ice and Snow

Emergency Heater! ‘Mr. Heater Buddy’ for Winter Preparedness


Emergency Kit Items

Maybe it’s time to build another emergency kit.

It’s a great idea to keep one in your vehicle too. It might include items like food bars, emergency blankets, fire starter kit, paracord, portable water filter, and whatever else floats your boat…

S.O.S. Rations Emergency 3600 Calorie Food Bars

Swiss Safe Emergency Mylar Thermal Blankets

Gobs of Sparks!

PARACORD PLANET – 1,000 Foot spools – 250 Foot spools – 100 feet Hank

Lifestraw Water Filter (3 pack!)


Countertop Gravity Water Filter

Perhaps the best countertop water filter available, the Berkey, would be a great preparedness item. It will assure you of safe drinking water for your family at home.

You do know that WATER is right up there around #1, right?

Big Berkey Water Filter System – 2 Black Berkey Elements – 2 Fluoride Filters

Or maybe you’re interested in a smaller Berkey like this one that I wrote about:

Travel Berkey – The Smallest Berkey Countertop Tabletop Water Filter


Flashlights !

I love flashlights, all sorts… They always make a great gift item – perfect for preparedness.

I keep this one on my keychain:
Olight 90 Lumens AAA Compact Keychain EDC Flashlight

One of my favorite little pocket carry flashlights is the Streamlight Stylus Pro:

Streamlight Stylus Pro LED PenLight with Holster – 100 Lumens

Related articles with flashlight suggestions:

Best Pocket Carry Flashlight For Under 30 Dollars

Best Flashlight 2018

I love my Dorcy


Emergency Radio!

Another great little prep gift item is the emergency radio. Most are multi-powered and include AM/FM as well as shortwave radio bands. Weather bands too.

I recently wrote about 3 great choices (although there are many!),

Emergency Radio Choices From Sangean, Midland, & C.Crane

( this one looks good from Sangean )

How about a pair of 2-way radios for communications?
One popular choice is the following pair of Midland’s.

Midland – GXT1000VP4, 50 Channel GMRS Two-Way Radio

A battery powered portable shortwave radio is a nice information gathering tool for one’s preparedness. Plus they’re fun for listening:

Tecsun PL880


The Survival Kitchen

What preparedness items might be good for the kitchen?

Maybe a hand grain mill? A food dehydrator? Thinking about finally getting into canning?

Related articles:
Choosing a Hand Grain Mill
Food Dehydrators

Here’s a popular and inexpensive food dehydrator model:
NESCO FD-75A, Snackmaster Pro Food Dehydrator

For your information, an article about a particular pressure canner brand that will be handed down for generations:

The All American Pressure Canner That Will Last Forever…

What about kitchen safety? Grease fire anyone?
How To Put Out A Grease Fire (and product suggestions)

Maybe a sharpener for your kitchen knives?
Double Sided Diafold Sharpener Fine / Coarse
( review )


Knife ?

Speaking of knives, what about a new knife for Christmas?
Maybe a pocket knife, or maybe something bigger?

Pocket Knives on Amzn

Survival Knife with Fire Starter and Sharpener on Sheath

Morakniv Bushcraft Knife


Ready Made Resources

You might visit our long time sponsor, Bob Griswold over at Ready Made Resources. They have all sorts of products that are directly purposed towards preparedness!

If you purchase items there,
let them know you heard about their store from Modern Survival Blog!

Any other ideas that might be nice for a preparedness Christmas gift?

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