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North GA - As the holiday season approaches, many of us are on the hunt for the perfect gifts for our loved ones. This year, why not consider giving something that not only shows your affection but also your concern for their safety and well-being? Presenting your family and friends with items that can be added to their emergency kits is a thoughtful and practical way to express your care.
Emergency kits are essential for every household. They contain all the necessary items that you, your family, and your loved ones may need during an emergency. This could be a situation that requires staying indoors for an extended period or during a power outage.
The contents of an emergency kit can vary depending on individual needs, but some common items include bottled water, non-perishable food, a first-aid kit, flashlights, batteries, and a battery-powered or hand-crank radio. Other useful items might include personal hygiene products, a multi-tool, blankets, and a manual can opener.
This holiday season, consider gifting items that can be added to these kits. For instance, a high-quality flashlight or a durable multi-tool can make a great gift for the handy person in your life. A cozy blanket or a set of warm socks can be a thoughtful present for someone who values comfort. For the foodie, consider a selection of their favorite non-perishable gourmet foods.
Not only are these gifts practical, but they also show your loved ones that you care about their safety and well-being. In times of emergency, these items can provide comfort, security, and even a lifeline.
So, as you make your list and check it twice, consider the gift of preparedness. It's a gift that truly shows how much you care, not just during the holiday season, but all year round.

Here is a whole list of great gift options that could be added to your loved ones' emergency kits:

Be sure to enhance your gift with a festive card that includes the above Emergency Kit checklist, and urge the gift recipient to also add these items to their kit:

 Change of clothes appropriate for your climate and sturdy shoes – for each person in the house


Do you know families with children who have disabilities or special needs?Emergency kit holiday dog and girl
View our checklist for Families with Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs (CYSHCN).

Don't forget the pets! Be sure to remind loved ones to stock up on items their pet may need during a disaster. Go to the Pet Emergency Kit Checklist