A jar of anything you've canned, jam, chicken, etc.
A certificate to teach a preparedness skill you've learned. Making bread, making silver, canning chicken (this might be fun with a jar of canned chicken), etc. Skills & knowledge are invaluable!
A grouping of preparedness items from Dollar Tree
(posts on that http://singlemompreparedness.blogspot.com/2011/09/more-dollar-store-prep-items.html
Anything you have extra you've gotten free or really cheap with coupons. Such as razors, toothpaste, bandaids, etc. Make a grouping, come up with a cute saying, or put it in a little box with some other preparedness info.
Start them a survival library! Print off blogs you think are good, the free Dr book I posted in October, things like that. Information they can save for when needed.
Keep an eye out all year for deals, & buy extra for people for Christmas. When I found hand crank flashlights for $2, I bought extras for gifts. Same with pocket knives, little lights, etc.
Download some preparedness radio & burn onto CD's for them to listen to.
A sampler pack (or just 1 item) of some of your favorite preparedness products. A small thing of shelf stable milk or whipping cream, lemon juice powder, anything you really love.
I'd love to hear anyone else's ideas in the comments! Meanwhile, here's a few more:
- Magnesium Fire Starter - $6.95
- Fire Sticks - $1.95
- Fire Lighters - $2.95
- Waterproof/Windproof Matches - $2.95
- Hotties - .95 to $1.25
- Emergency Blanket - $1.25
- Emergency Poncho - .75
- Deluxe Poncho - $2.95
- Endurance Headlamp - $4.95
- Flashlight - $7.99
- Emergency Tent - $3.95
- 13-Function Knife - $1.99
- Multifunction Tool - $4.95
- 5-in-1 Survival Whistle - $1.50
- 1st Aid Kit - $5.95
- Basic 72 Hour Kit - $9.50