It’s a Valentine’s Day Emergency

rosesAre you prepared for Valentine’s Day? If you waited until the last minute and don’t have a plan in place, you might have found yourself in an ‘emergency’ situation.

We understand that when trying to select the perfect Valentine’s Day present, it can be difficult to choose an item that shows you truly care. Flowers and chocolates are cliché – so why not consider giving that special someone the gift of emergency preparedness? Sure, it’s unorthodox, but nothing says “I love you” like life-saving emergency preparedness materials.

Don’t know where to start? Here are a few ideas from Ready Georgia:

  • Water over wine:  It is important to stay hydrated in the event of an emergency, so buy your sweetheart a few gallons of bottled water to put in his or her Ready kit. Remember that each person in a household should have one gallon of water per day, for at least three days, for drinking and hygiene.
  • Non-perishable food over chocolates:  While chocolates are sweet, they don’t provide great nutrition during an emergency. Make sure your loved one has at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food on hand.
  • Cell phone power pack over “mixtape”:  Although a mixtape or playlist of special songs that connect you to your significant other can be a heartfelt gift, that won’t help you actually stay in touch if the power goes out. Consider giving your loved one a cell phone power pack so you can stay connected to each other in the event of an emergency.

Gifters, please be advised that while flowers and chocolates may be categorized as “cliché,” they still would be a nice complement to any of these emergency preparedness item gift suggestions.