Gifts they’re guaranteed to treasure, not toss out.
16 billion dollars’ worth of Christmas presents are thrown away every year…and your gifts may be among them!
Today we’re going to help you give a gift that will never be tossed out: the gift of preparedness.
Read on to see 12 of our favorite preparedness gifts that EVERYONE NEEDS and that could save the life of someone you love.
By the way, these items are all on sale as part of our 12 Gifts of Christmas event. Check them out here.
The 12 Emergency Preparation Christmas Gifts
1. ALEXAPURE PRO WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM
Outside of shelter, water is the top priority in an emergency, so we’ll start this list with the Alexapure Pro. It’s the best emergency water filter for families that we’ve seen, and in our opinion a must-have if you’re emergency prepping for multiple people.
It comes with an extra-powerful filter that clears over 200 contaminants from your water BUT leaves healthy trace minerals intact. In other words, it makes just about any freshwater source drinkable.
What’s more, this bad boy is big, which is exactly what you want in an emergency countertop filter. The tank holds over two gallons of water, and the filtration system cleans 5,000 gallons. That’s enough to take care of a family for years.
2. 9-IN-1 LED SOLAR FLASHLIGHT
As we’ve said many times before, gear that fills more than one role in your emergency plan is worth its weight in gold. Space is limited, and if you can get multiple uses from a single item, you’re making more room for life-saving supplies like food.
To that end we highly recommend this 9-in-1 solar flashlight for Christmas. It’s equipped with a powerful 200-lumen LED bulb that illuminates 200 yards ahead of you. The kicker is that it also comes with a phone charger, glass breaking hammer, rope cutter, compass, as well as other features.
3. SOLAR AM/FM WEATHER RADIO, LIGHT, AND CHARGER
Here’s another multi-purpose piece of gear that looks great under the tree: the Ready Hour 4-in-1 Radio, Light, and Charger.
The name tells the story here; it’s a radio that gives off light (as a flashlight as well as a reading light) and charges devices. There are three options for powering the device: batteries, solar power, and a hand crank for when all else fails.
Our favorite feature, though, might just be the “weather” tuner that dials you directly into a NOAA station for moment-to-moment meteorological updates.
4. HIGH-ENERGY SURVIVAL SHOT
The Survival Shot is a supplement that’s bursting with Christmas cheer; around the office, we call it the “chocolate pudding pill.” You can imagine what it tastes like…
But don’t let the taste fool you. The Survival Shot supplements have been formulated specifically for disasters. They’re perfect for the person who already has a pile of emergency food because it provides the micronutrients that are missing in some dehydrated meals.
5. WIRELESS SOLAR POWERBANK CHARGER
Most people who prep either have a woefully underpowered emergency device charger or no charger at all.
This Wireless Solar PowerBank fixes all that. It’s a powerhouse that puts out 20,000 mAh—enough to jump a car! It will charge three phones at once or a laptop. Plus, it’s got a 28-LED bank of bulbs that will light a whole room.
6. WATERPROOF FARADAY CAGE
It’s sad the Faraday cage is associated with some of the loopier fringes of prepper-dom because it really is a critical item.
If someone you love has overlooked the Faraday Cage in their emergency planning, now is the time to correct that mistake! Grab them one for Christmas and show them what they’re missing.
7. SOLO STOVE LITE
Here’s another gift that almost everyone needs—even if you’ve already got an emergency stove.
Why? Simply put, you need a backup. Camp stoves break and fuel runs out and if you don’t have a second emergency stove, you may find yourself up a creek when disaster hits.
That’s why the Solo Stove Lite makes a great Christmas gift. It runs on sticks and leaves, so running out of fuel isn’t a worry.
8. INSTAFIRE BIOMASS STOVE
If the stripped-down Solo Stove Lite doesn’t do it for you, how about the Cadillac of camping stoves?
The InstaFire Biomass Stove is a cylindrical chamber with a fan mounted to the bottom that creates a “fire vortex” which quickly reaches temperatures in excess of 1,000 degrees. Because it puts out such intense heat, the biomass can be fueled with anything remotely flammable. Plus, it boils water in just three minutes.
9. INSTAFIRE FIRE-STARTER POUCHES
This is the safest, most reliable fire starter that we know of…and we’ve looked around!
It’s made of a volcanic rock, oil, and paraffin wax mixture that’s waterproof and nearly indestructible. It lights on snow, in the rain, and in 30 mile-per-hour winds. It even starts wet wood.
If any of this sounds like something the people in your life would appreciate, we recommend InstaFire Fire Starter as a stocking stuffer. The pouches are just a few inches across, so you cram a handful into a stocking at once.
10. READY HOUR DELUXE THERMAL BLANKET
Here’s another emergency supply upgrade that looks great under a Christmas tree. It’s a blanket, shelter, and ground cover all in one, and the perfect upgrade for the family member who’s already got a space blanket or two stowed away.
The Deluxe Thermal Blanket is made from riveted polymer and comes with a second layer of metallic coating that reflects your body heat back at you. Reinforced grommets make it a cinch to hang as a shelter, and it’s rated for freezing temperatures.
11. MYMEDIC MYFAK
We love first aid kits—every emergency supply needs at least one. But let’s be honest…standard first aid kits are made to treat little boo-boos, not the traumatic injuries that are all too common in emergency situations.
It’s why we recommend the My Medic MyFak First Aid Kit this Christmas. It was designed by special forces military medics, and these guys weren’t messing around. It’s hospital quality, amazingly organized (so you can identify exactly what you need in seconds), and it comes in a CORDURA nylon bag that folds out into three compartments. We call the medical “toolbox,” and it lives up to the name.
CHECK IT OUT HERE. YOU’LL SEE WHAT WE MEAN.
12. INSTAFIRE CROSSFIRE PLASMA LIGHTER
Our final recommendation is simple enough—a plasma lighter shaped like a cigar—but a closer look will show you why this might be the perfect stocking stuffer.
The shape isn’t just for fun. Most plasma lighters look just like Zippos, which is nice, but can actually be cumbersome in certain emergency situations. The long, cigar shape of the CrossFire gives you a few inches of extra space for lighting campfires. It makes it much easier to reach in and start a pilot light. And it gives you a surprisingly spacious compartment for holding kindling.
It's why we call it the “flame that never fails.”