How many of you are like us? We hate shopping. Period. We do almost all our shopping online, mostly at Amazon. Seriously. The only other stores we enter are farm stores, hardware stores for home maintenance, grocery stores (there’s only two to choose from), and sporting goods stores (for camping and outdoor stuff). We’re just not shopping types. So when the holidays roll around, we either give gift cards, cash, or order something online and have it delivered. Mostly it depends on the desires of the gift recipient. All that’s left is the stocking stuffers, and they are super easy too!
A previous article, Disaster Recovery or Gifts Preppers Give; Part 1 about gift giving was important because everyone needs to be prepared, even those who don’t believe in “prepping”. That book offers up a way to get them thinking, and maybe get their brains working in that direction.
Another way to help the unprepared prepare in a kind way would be to give them stocking stuffers or small gifts that will be perceived as thoughtful, kind or silly, rather than pushy. Who doesn’t want someone to care about them at the most important level?
The important thing about all these gifts is that they will get your reluctant preppers to think about things in a different way. Many of the items they will use up right away. Even so, likely they will buy more of them and will have them on hand. When a world changing event does happen, they now have a different way of thinking and will grab those items on their way out the door.
Here is a list of stocking stuffers and small gifts we will be including this year for family and friends.
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