Are you a last-minute Christmas shopper?  Maybe even a get-it-all-done-on-Christmas-Eve shopper?  Well, the clock is ticking….you have 3 days to get it done.

If you need some last-minute gift ideas, consider giving the gift of safety.  These are items we don’t really think about needing until, well, we need them.  Or maybe we wish we had them after the fact.  Here are some ideas for you.

Items for the home:

  • ABC fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector and batteries
  • Talking smoke detector, if there are small children in the home
  • Carbon monoxide detector and batteries
  • Second story escape ladder
  • Weather alert radio
  • GFCI extension cord

Items for a vehicle:

  • Vehicle safety kit including jumper cables, flares, fix-a-flat, tire pressure gauge, reflectors
  • Car safety hammer, window breaker, seatbelt cutter
  • Emergency kit including energy bars, water, radio, flashlight and/or light sticks, batteries, and first aid kit packed in a small travel bag

Items for runners or outdoor activities:

  • Reflective vest
  • Head lamp
  • LED belt or arm bands
  • Shoe lights

General use items:

  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Hand crank flashlight
  • Hand crank radio
  • Pepper spray
  • Cut resistant gloves
  • Portable charger for mobile phone or other devices

This is just a short list – it could go on and on!  This year you can say “Happy Holidays” with a gift that just might save someone’s life.



Contributed by:
Joy McMeekin
Logistics Manager