Preparedness Gift Ideas – 31 Gift Ideas for Preppers On Your List

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Do you have a prepper on your shopping list this Christmas season? If so, you’ll know just how hard it can be to come up with gift ideas for preppers. Most of us are extremely picky about our gear or preps and there is a reason for that. Preppers want gifts that they know are going to hold up and work when they need them to. This mean that when you’re looking for emergency preparedness gift ideas, you need to opt for sturdy, quality items. This year, we’re putting together a holiday gift guide for our readers and since I technically consider myself a prepper, a few fantastic gift ideas for preppers who are on your shopping list. Hopefully, they’ll help you with your Christmas shopping.

Need a few gift ideas for preppers? Check out these 31 emergency preparedness gift ideas ! They're sure to please even the hardest to buy for!

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Preparedness Gift Ideas – 31 Gift Ideas for Preppers On Your List

Ready to get started? I am! We’ve tried to spread out the range of gifts to include gifts for every budget. Some will be more costly while others will be much more affordable. Some are fit for actual gifts and others might be better suited toward stocking stuffers. If you would like to buy your favorite prepper something from this list of gift ideas for preppers but don’t have the cash just yet, bookmark this page and then head over to find out how I add $225/mo to my income every month. During the holiday season, I use that system to help pay for Christmas.



Thrive Life 3 Month Basic Freeze Dried Food Supply – Freeze dried food is often a staple in a prepper’s home which makes it a fantastic gift for them. The Thrive Life 3 month basic freeze dried food supply contains everything that a prepper would need, if they were in a situation where they had to survive only on their freeze dried foods. The 3 month kit has everything from milk to actual meals and none of them require anything but water to make.

Sam’s Club MembershipFor someone who plans for emergencies, there’s not much better than a warehouse club and that makes a Sam’s Club membership the perfect emergency preparedness gift idea! It allows them to stock up on exclusive member only deals and on bulk items like rice that most preppers keep stocked. For the best way to give this as a gift, buy the Sam’s Club Plus membership so that your gift recipient also earns cash back on their purchase.

Wise Foods 72-hour kitAlmost all preppers love to have lightweight backpacking or freeze dried food available for things like their 72 hour emergency bags which makes the Wise Foods 72 hour kit one of my favorite gift ideas for preppers. It is a budget friendly gift idea since they often go on sale for 50% (or more) off regular price which means you can give it as a gift without worry too much about the cost.



Presto 23 Qt Pressure Canner – Your favorite preppers need to be able to preserve their own food because really…man can not live on freeze dried foods alone. That’s what makes the Presto 23 quart pressure canner such an amazing emergency preparedness gift. I you want to round out the gift, grab the next two canning items on this list and bundle it together as a package.

Presto Pressure Canner Pressure Regulator – I am a self-taught canner who has been canning for around five years now but let me be totally honest. This is a new addition to my life and I’m seriously wondering now how I ever canned without it. I no longer have to run to the stove every 10 minutes to adjust the heat (my stove doesn’t regulate heat easily) and instead can check every 30 minutes or so (and even less if I really wanted to). The Presto Pressure Canner Pressure regulator turns the dial gauge canner into a weighted canner and my life is so much easier. This would make an amazing stocking stuffer for someone who already cans but uses a dial gauge. At under $11.00, it also makes it an extremely budget friendly gift for preppers.
Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Solar Recharging Kit – No preppers kit or supplies are complete without a solar charger and the Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Solar Recharging Kit is one of the best portable ones that are made. What makes me favor this particular kit is that it also comes with the solar AA/AAA battery charger attachment. In an emergency, having that ability would be a huge one up over not having it.

Presto 7 function canning kitAnother canning item that would be great for beginners and veteran canners alike is the Presto 7-function canning kit. It includes everything that someone needs to can including a bubble popper, jar lifter, tongs, canning funnel and more. For beginner canners, they may not have these supplies on hand and for veteran canners, they may be using tools that could use a replacement. Either way, the kit is usually priced under $15 so it makes it a super easy gift to pick up.

Legacy Premium Storable Garden Seeds – Another food item that most preppers want to have is garden seeds, but for the majority of preppers, regular seeds aren’t where they’re looking for when it comes to long term storage. Instead, they prefer what are commonly known as “seed vaults” to protect their seeds for years. Legacy Premium Storable Garden Seeds are storable for around 5 years and with almost 23,000 seeds, it is also a killer buy.

Granite Ware 4-Quart Bean Pot – Got beans? If so, you need an awesome pot for them and the Granite Ware 4-Quart bean pot is perfect! It can be used on the stove or a campfire making it great for those who love to be outside too.


#10 can food rotation system – For the prepper who already has a good supply of freeze dried foods, food rotation systems are fantastic preparedness gift ideas! They help your favorite prepper keep their food storage organized and rotated so that they have no waste.

Stansport Cast Iron Cooking Tripod Know someone who camps a lot or wants to be able to cook outdoors easily? The Stansport Cast Iron Cooking Tripod makes an awesome gift. It allows you to hang a cast iron dutch oven over the fire so that you don’t have to worry too much about your food burning.

Granite Ware 9-piece Waterbath Canning Kit – Another great canning gift is the Granite Ware 9-piece waterbath canning kit. It comes with everything needed to waterbath can certain fruits, jellies and jams.

REI Membership – REI is great for both campers and preppers alike and an REI membership is a great preparedness gift idea! A lifetime REI membership runs around $20. Add their membership number or card to a Christmas card and you’ve got an easy gift!


Augason Farms 55 gallon Emergency Water Storage – Water storage is one of the main staples for preppers and aside from having a water source on their property, the next best thing is a 55 gallon food safe water storage barrel. These food safe barrels make it possible for your prepper friend or family member to store large amounts of water in one spot.

Oil Lamps – For some preppers, preparing for a situation where the light switches no longer work is an important part of their preparing. This makes oil lamps a great gift for them. You can find them fairly cheap and since they’re usually “pretty” plus functional, they work very well as a gift. Ideally, you would want to buy oil lamps that will burn both kerosene or lamp oil. For a cheap option, you can go with Lamplight oil lamps or for a more expensive option ($30 or so), opt for ones like Dietz #80 Blizzard Oil Burning Lanterns.

Sterno Outdoor Overnight Stove Kit – Backpackers and preppers alike adore easy ways to cook and the Sterno stove kit makes it easy. If you want to make it a well-rounded gift, pick up a few cans of Sterno fuel to go with it.


Wonderwash Portable Non-electric Washing Machine – I actually own one of these for washing my LueLaRoe leggings (my main washer destroyed a pair), but it will also be useful if things ever do go really bad. The WonderWash Non-electric washer is perfect as a preparedness gift idea since it literally uses nothing but the power of your arms to wash. It is sturdy and will wash quite a bit of laundry in one load.

American Red Cross FRX3 Hand Crank NOAA AM/FM Weather Alert Radio with Smartphone Charger – If things ever go bad, having an emergency radio on hand is going to be super important and this American Red Cross hand crank radio is perfect. These are great for storm preparation too since they broadcast NOAA weather channels as well as regular radio stations. On top of that it has a 2-function flashlight and a usb port to charge cell phones.

Coleman 5 piece Mess Kit – Need a cheap gift idea for preppers? Pick up the Coleman 5-piece mess kit. It is small enough to pack in their bug out bags, but necessary enough that they’ll thank you.


Hand Crank Clothes Wringer by Calliger

Hand Crank Clothes Wringer by Calliger – While I love the Wonderwash I mentioned above, it can be hard to get all of the excess water from rinsing out of it. It is possible to do, but having this hand crank clothes wringer by Calliger would make things much, much easier. If you’re looking for a preparedness gift idea, this by itself would be a great one and if you pair them together, you’ll knock things out of the park.

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter – Not only are those water barrels a great preparedness gift idea, but so is a Lifestraw Personal Water filter. These small filters are able to clean hundreds of gallons of water and are small enough to fit in a purse or get home bag.

Farberware Classic Stainless Steel Yosemite 8-Cup Coffee PercolatorCoffee is good and in a situation where your regular coffee pot doesn’t work? A classic percolator is just the ticket! We actually own this Farberware Classic Stainless Steel Yosemite 8-Cup Coffee Percolator and use it when we go camping. It works great and would work just as well if the power is out (or the pot breaks).

Plant Therapy Most Popular Oils Gift SetMost preppers recognize the value of having essential oils on hand to supplement their health preparations and for me, there’s no better set than the Plant Therapy Most Popular oils gift set. These 32 essential oils are their most popular oils and also some of the most useful to have on hand for preparations. It also comes with a zippered binder for storage as well as a shoulder strap to make carrying them easier.

Be Smart Get Prepared 100 Piece First Aid Kit – Another of our budget friendly gift ideas for preppers, this 100 piece first aid kit. It contains everything that your gift recipient would need in a kit for their 72 hour emergency kit, gym bag or vehicle emergency kit. The price is good enough too that you could buy several and still have money left in your holiday gift budget.

FoodSaver 2-in-1 Automatic Vacuum Sealing System with Bonus – Foodsavers have a place in not only every prepper home but in every frugal minded person’s home as well. Not only do they help preserve foods to cut waste, but they can also help you save a considerable amount of money. The FoodSaver 2-in-1 Automatic Vacuum Sealing System with Bonus is one of the better systems and comes with the handheld attachment already built in. Add the Foodsaver jar attachment and you’ve got a well rounded preparedness gift idea.

Wonder Junior Deluxe Hand Mill

WonderMill Junior Deluxe – Emergency preppers really do try to prepare for everything and that includes the possibility that they may need to both grow and grind their own foods. The WonderMill Junior Deluxe makes it easy for the preppers on your gift list to grind their own wheat and corn. Wondermill is a well known brand that is known for their quality so while you might pay a bit more for one over other brands, you know you’re giving a gift that will last and will work as it always should.

Berkey Water FilterBerkey water filters are fantastic for preparedness gift ideas (and really for anyone who wants to drink nothing but pure water.). They’re expensive but they can filter thousands of gallons of water. For preparation gifts, you’ll want to choose something like the Big Berkey since it has the capacity to be used full time during an emergency situation.

UCO Candlelier Deluxe Candle Lantern – These might be small but they pack a big punch when it comes to a portable light source. UCO Candle lanterns use a specific type of slow burning/low smoke candle that makes them great for when you need a long lasting light source. Plus, they all fold down to a really compact size making them perfect for bug out bags and more.

LEM Products #10 Stainless Steel Clamp-on Hand Grinder – Along with the ability to grind their own wheat and corn, the ability to grind their own meat is a big one for preppers too. That’s why this stainless steel clamp-on meat grinder is such a great gift idea! It has great reviews and the price is actually affordable for this type of item.

WEN 1800 Watt Portable Gas Generator – Got power? If you gift your favorite prepper this 1800 watt gas generator they will! To round out the gift, be sure to pick up the wheel and handle kit that goes with it for a few bucks more. If you wanted to go one step more, you could get a 5 gallon gas can filled and a bottle of Stabil for them too.
Datrex Emergency Water Pouches – Finally, if you just can’t think of another gift, these Datrex Emergency Water Pouches will be great. They’re perfect for a small bug out bag, for keeping in the car and more. Plus, at a case of 66, they’re a fairly decent deal as well.
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