8 Christmas Gifts Your Favorite Prepper Will Love

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By the author of What School Should Have Taught You.

Shopping for your favorite preppers is probably the easiest part of fulfilling your list. We’re notoriously easy to buy for as long as you keep our passion for preparedness in mind. The time of the year is here, meaning you’re more than likely getting ready to get a bit of Christmas shopping done as a means of showing your love to the, uh, loved ones in your life. (Or let’s be real – there’s probably a thingamabob you’ve been eying, too.) 

If you’re looking for survival and preparedness-related gear to give as gifts this December 25, then you may want to check out some of the incredible sales that you can find at some of the following locations.

There’s a little bit of everything here, and I’m fairly confident you’ll be able to find something for the people on your list.

Smokey Mountain Knife Works

The largest knife store in the world – and probably one of the only stores on the planet where Black Friday shoppers are afraid to get rowdy – SMKW has literally any knife that you have ever wanted before. They’ve got a few “spree” sales coming up this weekend, with different tiers for how much money you spend. Buy $39 worth of gear, and you’ll get free FedEx shipping. Buying $75 worth of merchandise will get you a free Kershaw Cinder. $199 gets you a free Cold Steel Axis, and so on up the dollar amount.

Palmetto State Armory

An awesome firearm company in South Carolina, PSA has some amazing firearm sales coming up for Black Friday. Almost $400 off a PSA PA-15 16” Nitride M4 Carbine in 5.56 NATO is pretty fantastic, and they have a PSA 16” M4 carbine length 5.56 NATO “Freedom Rifle Kit” for only $329.99. It looks like the only thing that you would need for the Freedom Rifle Kit is a lower receiver (the part with the serial number), and you’d be all set once you put the thing together.

(Make sure you check out our free QUICKSTART Guide to home canning so that you know what to do with all of that food.)

Doom and Bloom Medical Kits

If you need to get your medical gear stocked up, Doom and Bloom looks like they have a number of sales going on at the moment. Their eye care emergency kitminor surgery set, and emergency labor and baby delivery kit are all on sale, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. They have kits for just about any medical emergency that you could think of, and at the moment, the bulk of them seem to be heavily discounted.


I’m a big fan of John Lovell over at Warrior Poet Society. His recent video here has coincided with a lot of the conversations I’ve had with people lately. It seems there are a lot of people out there at the moment who are buying up books left and right. If you have had a few titled on your “I really need to check that out” list, Thrift Books is having a free book sale where you can get earn free book rewards for different dollar amount tiers. The more you spend, the more free books you qualify for. This could be a great way to either get yourself or somebody you love squared away in the book department.

HarvestRight Freeze Dryers

I always keep my eye on HarvestRight because they’re the king of freeze dryers. Their home freeze-dryer model is marked down to about $2700 this Black Friday, which could save you a few hundred dollars if you’ve gotten serious about freeze-drying your own food. Typically these machines run right around $3200, so you could save $500 here.


If you’re looking at getting your communications gear squared away, Gigaparts has a host of really good radio sales this weekend. The Yaesu FT-4XR is marked down to $70, the Yaesu FTM-300DR is $150 off, and the Yaesu FT-70DR is $15 off. It’s worth checking out.

Mountain House Cans at ReadyMadeResources.com

I’m not sure if this is a Christmas sale or just a sale, but I’m kind of at the point where I don’t really feel that the label matters, right? A sale is a sale! There are a number of great deals available over here on Mountain House food cans if you’re in need of rice and chickengranola with milkscrambled eggs with bacon, or chili mac with beef. Each of these products is at least $50 off, and two of them are over $100 off. That’s not bad if you’re trying to square away your home for rampant inflation.

Seeds for Generations

Are you looking for Christmas gifts…but don’t want to get caught up in the commercialization of the shopping season? I have the perfect solution for you.

Seeds for Generations is a small family business, run from a homestead in Virginia. This Thanksgiving weekend, they’ve decided to offer loads of discounts that will help you PRODUCE, instead of just consume. Check out their sale here.

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Merry Christmas!

I hope that everybody has a fantastic Christmas with their friends and family. Despite all the nonsense that is going on in America today – that you do have a right to be upset about – we still have a lot to be thankful for.

Are there other great Christmas sales out there that you know about? Are you excited about any of the above? What are you getting for your favorite prepper this year? Let us know in the comment section below.

About Aden

Aden Tate is a regular contributor to TheOrganicPrepper.com and TheFrugalite.com. Aden runs a micro-farm where he raises dairy goats, a pig, honeybees, meat chickens, laying chickens, tomatoes, mushrooms, and greens. Aden has four published books, What School Should Have Taught You, The Faithful Prepper An Arm and a Leg, The Prepper’s Guide to Post-Disaster Communications, and Zombie Choices. You can find his podcast The Last American on Preppers’ Broadcasting Network.

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  • I was looking at the “sales” on a firearm supplier the other day.
    Most brass was on sale at 10% off.
    Same with bullets unless it was factory seconds. Not sure if I would be willing to part company with money for factory seconds.
    Most reloading dies were also 10% off, with larger discounts on some of the more exotic dies.
    I have scopes/red dots that cover the basics. Not willing to spend $2,300 for scope.

    • 1st Marine,
      I’ve bought a lot of Factory Second Bullets from Midway, and haven’t had any issues with them. Most, are what they call “Blemished,” which usually means they’re discolored (pink instead of red polymer tips), or the cannelure is mispositioned by a few hundredths or are missing the cannelure, or the copper jackets didn’t polish up good.
      For target practice an drills, I’ve not seen any decrease in accuracy between the Seconds and Target Grade Ammo.
      I haven’t purchased many Hollow Points that are Seconds, except for some 95 gr. .355’s for .380.
      .355, .356, .400, .223, .308 and .338 Seconds I have several hundred of each. Most are Hornady and Speer Seconds.
      When I’ve sat down and done a side by side comparison while working up a load, I’ve not had any issues in function that show any deviation.
      I’m pretty anal about my reloads, my OCD really shows if you look at my log books (down to temperature and barometric pressure when testing).

      Just an FYI for you. Factory Seconds from a reputable company haven’t been an issue for me since I started buying them about 10 years ago.

      • Bemused Berserker,
        Thank you for that input.
        Based off your recommendation, I will take a second look (ha, I made a pun!) at factory seconds.

    • Forgot to add that I’m the same way about Optics. I just can’t bring myself to spend more on a scope than I did on the rifle. As long as it zeros and holds its zero, the fancy bells and whistles are just an expense I can do without.
      I’ve a Vortex Venom on my SBR, but my other AR’s sport the SIG Romeo MSRs which are under $100. The MSR gets a pretty regular Best Bang for your Buck from reviewers, and I have to say they do work, the dot is nice and crisp, and so far I haven’t had to rezero any of them between shooting sessions.
      Sure, it would be nice to have the money to buy an EOTech or Trijicon, but being retired and on a limited budget, that ain’t going to happen.

      • Yeah, there are some really sexy optics out there I would love to have.
        Realistically, when am I ever going to make a shot past 300 yards around here? I got scopes that can do it, but for a deer, I will keep it at a more humane shot of 200 yards or less.
        Got a number of red dots.
        Do I need the $800 one when the $200 does the exact same job, just not as MIL-SPEC?

  • Today is the last day of My Patriot Supply’s Black Friday sale. Their case pack foods are good; I prefer them to the #10 cans, as you can open just one pack for a couple of meals, and the rest remain sealed and retain their 25 year shelf life. They also have emergency lighting, cooking, and medical supplies. Their “Deals of the Day” are worth checking any time.

  • When you start looking for gifts for Preppers, there’s a lot of gear and accessories on the market to chose from. Multitools like Leatherman, Gerber and other manufacturers are always a good gift, because having more than one is a definite recommendation. Since I began the Prepping Journey a dozen or so years ago, it seems like I always get one from somebody, and I’ve enough to keep one in each vehicle and each GHB/BOB Bag.
    A CMMG Bravo or Echo .22 LR Adaptor kit for your favorite AR Owner is another option. It enables one to fire .22LR ammo in a .223 or 5.56 AR 15, making the AR a dual purpose gun.

    Gosh, there’s so much out there, I can see Aden struggling to limit the article, as he could easily have written a small book on the subject. Kudos to him for keeping his list to a manageable size.
    It really just depends on how much one wants to spend on the recipient.

  • I think a great article idea would be prepper items to buy as wedding gifts or, in my case, things to register for. I’m getting married this fall and I’m not from like, a Morman family or something where prepping is something you learn…I suspect a Morman registry could include lots of prepper things that no one would bat an eye at. But as a citizen that doesn’t advertise my prepper mindset, I don’t want guests to think I’m off my rocker when they see items. I’ve searched for an article that might suggest some good ideas, but have only come across Christmas gift ideas, which I did get some things from. But these lists are mostly geared towards preppers buying preppers things…I can’t exactly register for a gun (or if I can I wouldn’t. lol). So far, I’ve added a large, stainless, countertop water purifier, some high-power walkie talkies, a roof rack storage bag and a small solar generator. All things that would seem, to someone not in the know, as pretty normal stuff for camping, etc. We also have a bunch of outdoor cooking stuff, which we actually would have even if I wasn’t a prepper. lol. We just like to cook outside. I’m going to look for some countertop herb grow light type things to add too, I think. But I can’t help feeling that I’m not leveraging my registry for preps like I could be.

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