2020 Gift Guide for Preppers and Non-Preppers

With the holidays coming up, you’re probably thinking about what to get for your loved ones. You want to get them something they’ll like, and also something that they’ll find useful…but where should you start?

This gift guide will give you some great ideas for what to get for your loved ones, whether they’re a prepper or not. You’ll see what to get for a prepper, an outdoors/camping enthusiast, and a student.

What to Get For a Prepper

If you’re buying for a prepper, you can go all out. Anything that might help during a crisis is a welcome addition to a prepper’s collection.

QuadraPro Solar Charger: Power will be out during a crisis, so being able to use solar power is an absolute must for any prepper.

quadrapro solar power bank

QuadraPro Solar Power Bank

Tough Tesla Lighter: Uses plasma arcs to start fires at the push of a button.

Tough Tesla 2.0 Lighter

Weatherproof Matches: Small, cheap, and undeniably useful for bugging out.

Waterproof Matches

Tact Bivvy 2.0: Hypothermia is a big issue on preppers’ minds, and the Tact Bivvy 2.0 is the thing that beats it. Any prepper would be glad to get this emergency sleeping bag as a gift.

Tact Bivvy

Emergency Solar Blanket: Useful for making shelters and for warding off the cold. Small, lightweight, and just under $6, this piece of survival gear makes a great stocking stuffer.

Emergency Survival Blanket

Water Pouches: Water is one of the most important resources to have during a crisis. Having extra water is never a bad thing. Use these emergency water pouches as a well-thought-out stocking stuffer.

Emergency Water Pouches

Pocket Stove (with Hex Tabs): Cooking food when SHTF will be a challenge, so why not help them out by getting them the pocket stove? It’s small enough to fit in your hand, and it cranks out enough heat to cook a regular meal.

Pocket Stove With Hexamine Fuel Tabs

Mini Tact Light: Everyone needs a good tactical flashlight. Get one for them this holiday season and they’ll thank you for it.

Mini Rechargeable Tact Flashlight

Magnesium Fire Starter: Modern firestarters are great, but it’s good to have a fire striker as a backup plan.

Magnesium Fire Starter

Lifeshield All-in-One Kit: Want to go all out and really “WOW” a prepper you know? Get them the Lifeshield All-in-One Kit and watch their jaw drop. This package includes a bug-out bag and six essential survival kits to go with it. Needless to say, you’ll really get their attention with a gift like this.

LifeShield Bug Out Bag

Lightweight Dry Bags: Give them a place to store all their survival gear so it won’t get damaged by water.

HydroStop Lightweight Dry Bag

25 Year Shelf Life Canned Meat: This canned meat is locally sourced and hand-picked. It is canned and then pressure cooked lending to its 25-year shelf life! Every prepper needs this in their pantry, and we have pork, chicken, turkey, beef, and an assorted case!

Beef Survival Cave Meat

What to Get For an Outdoors/Camping Enthusiast

If you’re buying for an outdoors/camping enthusiast, then they probably aren’t preparing for the end of the world…but you can still find them plenty of things they’ll find useful out in the woods or on the trail.

QuickHeat HandWarmer: It can get pretty cold out in the woods, so give them a way to warm up. This little electric hand warmer will keep their hands warm on those long treks outdoors.

QuickHeat Rechargeable Hand Warmer

LifeStraw Water Filter: Give them the LifeStraw as a gift and they’ll always have access to clean drinking water wherever there’s a pond, stream, or creek.


BioLite Camp Stove: This unique tool acts as a stove and as a charger for electronic devices. It’s a bit of a strange combination, but everyone who uses the BioLite Camp Stove loves it!

BioLite Campstove

USB Rechargeable Batteries: Going through batteries like crazy is more than just inconvenient, it’s also expensive. These rechargeable USB batteries will save them money every time they use them.

USB Rechargeable Battery Pack & 4 Port Charger

Pocket Radio: It can get pretty boring sitting around in the woods for hours, so get them this little pocket radio to liven things up while they’re out there.

Kaito Pocket Radio

Tactical Backpack: Tactical backpacks aren’t just for preppers. Outdoorsman make good use of them too as a way to comfortably carry all their equipment.

Frog & Co. Tactical Backpack

Water Bladder: Get them a water bladder and they won’t have to carry several bottles of water with them anymore. They’ll just fill up the bladder and stuff it in their backpack.

Quench Hydration Bladder

Mountain House Food: Outdoorsmen don’t want complicated, they want simple…and it doesn’t get simpler than Mountain House Food. Just tear the bag open and add hot water. They’ll love you for providing them with a hot and delicious meal even while away from home.

Mountain Home Meal Rice & Chicken

What to Get For a Student

A student probably isn’t interested in prepping or the outdoors, but you can still get them survival/prepping gifts that they’ll love and use.

QuickHeat HandWarmer: Keep them warm and cozy in their dorm this winter with this rechargeable hand warmer. They can set it by their laptop to keep their fingers warm on those cold winter nights.

QuickHeat Rechargeable Hand Warmer

Scream Whistle: Keep your loved ones safe on campus by giving them a “scream whistle”. If they’re attacked or are in any sort of danger, they can blow this extremely loud whistle to alert nearby people for help.

Micro Scream Whistle

Universal Waterproof Cell Phone Case: Pretty much everyone has a cell phone these days, and students can’t live without them. Help them keep their cell phone safe from water damage with this waterproof case. It works with every phone, no matter what kind it is.

Universal Waterproof Cell Case

Self Defense Kit: This 3 piece kit includes pepper spray, a taser, and a personal alarm, all life-saving gadgets if ever in a situation where you are unsafe.

LifeShield Self Defense Kit

Survival Playing Cards: Have some good old-fashioned fun by playing some card games…with a survival/prepper twist! This is a great way to introduce a non-prepper to prepping in a fun and non-threatening way.

Survival Tips Playing Cards

No matter what kind of person you’re buying gifts for, you’re sure to have found something on this list that will suit their taste.


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