What might be some good gifts for preppers? Are you wondering what might be on a preppers Christmas list? Or simply a list of some prepper gift ideas for any occasion? Or, what about prepper-oriented gifts for the non-prepper – things that are not so esoteric…
Well, I’ll put out a few ideas on the subject, and welcome your own input for ideas in the comments below.
Preparedness-minded people. The prepper. By definition, they prepare for (fill_in_the_blank) in various ways. One of which is to procure tangible assets within a wide range of categories (too big to capture here).
With that said, here’s a list of prepper-oriented gift ideas to consider for anyone (prepper or non-prepper). Maybe it will inspire further thoughts and ideas about this for those who may choose to gift.
Ideas On Gifts For Preppers — Prepper Oriented Gifts
This is a brainstorm list to get you thinking. Lets hear some more thoughts too. I suppose I’m referring to two scenarios… gifts for preppers, and prepper-oriented gifts for the non-prepper (a stealth prep gift?).
Emergency Wind up (Crank) Radio
Maybe one of the most common prepper gift ideas. The portable emergency AM/FM/SW/NOAA Weather alert radio with wind-up crank to recharge battery pack – or solar recharge… There are LOTS of them to pick from. Great for power outage emergencies, and/or just a cool gadget to play with. Likely the most popular brand in this category is Kaito. Such as the following…
Can a prepper ever have enough flashlights? Haha… I don’t think so! How about a nice compact flashlight to leave on the nightstand next to the bed? Or maybe one to keep on the end-table beside the recliner? Olight makes a really nice small keychain flashlight too (Mrs. J and I each have one). You can’t go wrong with a flashlight as a gift for preppers.
I own all of the flashlights below (and more!)
Maglite Mini Pro
Headlamps are great! Obviously, totally hands-free. I use them more than I do flashlights. Similar to flashlights, there are lots and lots of headlamps to choose from. They also make them an additional ‘red’ and/or ‘green’ light mode to preserve night vision. I do have the following headlamps (and others which have since been discontinued)…
Foxelli Headlamp with White & Red LED’s
(Foxelli on amzn)
Who wouldn’t like to get a pocket knife as a Christmas gift? This may be one of the most common prepper-oriented gifts for preppers. There must be a zillion different pocket knives out there. However the following is an awesome mid-priced folding pocket knife that I would be thrilled to receive as a prepper gift!
Ontario Folding Knife
(Ontario on amzn)
I own a number of knife sharpeners. One of them is the Smith’s adjustable manual sharpener. The nice thing about it is this — you can set a range of angles (degrees per side). This will sharpen most any knife. I listed a chart of these angles (based on manufacturer and type of knife) in the following article:
[ Read: Knife Sharpening Angles Chart ]
Smith’s Adjustable Manual Knife Sharpener
(Smith’s on amzn)
Hurricane /Oil Lantern
Not only can they be decorative, but a hurricane oil lamp will also be an emergency light source as they were originally intended. I have owned quite a few over the years. I found that the cheap ones are not that good, and some may leak or ooze. Here’s an article I wrote about the topic…
I do really admire the Vermont Lanterns for the quality and craftmanship:
Vermont Lanterns Brass Mini 7″ – Small Oil Lamp
(Vermont Lanterns storefront on amzn)
Similar to a pocket knife, who wouldn’t love to get one of these for Christmas? My goodness there are a lot of variations of multi-tools nowadays. One of the most popular brands is the Leatherman.
Leatherman Multi-tool lineup
(Leatherman on amzn)
An ounce of silver. It sure is a unique prepper gift. It is a 100% tangible form of ‘money’, with no counterparty risk or claims against it (as with the dollar). It’s a storage of value.
Car Jump Starter Battery Pack
Certainly a practical prepper-oriented gift! Who wants to be stuck with a dead battery during the winter? You don’t even need a jump from another vehicle with this device. NOCO is the most popular brand. They have different size battery packs depending on the vehicle engine size.
NOCO Boost Product Lineup
(NOCO on amzn)
Simple-To-Operate Walkie Talkies
Plenty of practical uses! Although some 2-way handheld radio walkie talkies are loaded with features, some with better distance than others… They can be complicated to operate and navigate menus. There’s gotta be something simpler, right? Here are a pair of Midlands that may fit that request – somewhere between kids walkie-talkies and those that are more complicated…
Midland 22 Channel FRS
(Midland on amzn)
Plush Fleece Throw Blanket
Staying warm during winter. With the cost of energy these days, there’s no better time to mitigate that to an extent by wrapping up in a throw blanket. With a wide variety of color choices, this plush fleece looks pretty warm to me (and Mrs. J)…
BEDSURE Fleece Throw Blanket
(visit BEDSURE on amzn)
Solar Charger Battery Pack For Cell Phones
This is a practical gift. A solar rechargeable battery pack that will charge up a cell phone (multiple times) when grid power is not available. Great for out camping too, or anywhere without access to power. Here’s a very popular solar power bank for this specific purpose, which also supports fast-charging protocols.
The product listed above will take a long time to fully charge in the sun (though maybe not an issue for some people). For a much more powerful and faster solution to this issue, read the following…
Rechargeable Hand Warmers
What a novel gift idea. Again, keeping warm during winter. While I do purchase the traditional hand and toe warmers for occasional use during winter months, these rechargeable units are pretty neat. Hold in the palm of your hand while both sides heat up (3 temp. levels). This one lasts 4 – 8 hours before recharging. Other models will last longer if you need it.
Let’s hear your further prepper-oriented gift ideas…