One of the biggest reasons people struggle with getting started on their food storage is because they don’t think they have enough space for it. This might just mean they need to organize a basement or spare room, or it might mean they need to get creative. Regardless, the job is always more fun if you have some nice shelving solutions to incorporate into your space.
Water Storage Gift Ideas: Free or Under $1
Emergency Water Pouches
These little pouches are awesome for 72 hour kits or to keep stashed in the car for an emergency. If you get a pack of them they are less than $0.50 per bag and can be funny little stocking stuffers or combined with a nicer gift but representative of the importance of water storage.
Water in Juice or Pop Jugs
If you are on a tight budget but want to help someone get started, you can wash out empty pop or juice containers (not milk) and fill them with clean water. Wrap them with some cute ribbons and a tag and it makes a good little present to get someone started with preparedness.
Water Storage Gift Ideas: $5-$30 Range
WaterBrick Storage Containers
A really nice way to store water in tight places or to use for a grab and go kit is the WaterBrick. You can stack them and store them inside or outside. Depending on the pack you get these can be $22-$25 per brick. Give one to each of your grown-up kids, or be extra nice and give a few to whoever is on your list.
Lifestraw Water Filter
Having water stored is great, but it’s also important to have a way to filter water should you run out of your stored water. The Lifestraw is great for at home use or to stick in 72 hour kits. These make great inexpensive gifts at less than $12 per filter!
Water Storage Gift Ideas: More Expensive Options
Titan Stackable Water Storage System with Barrels
A big ticket item for someone special in your life, these water barrel towers are a great way to store a ton of water in a small space. You can stack barrels 2 to 4 units high depending on your system. You can order these with or without barrels in case you already have barrels in your storage.
Big Berkey Water Purifier
A more industrial water filter solution is the Berkey. It can both filter and purify your water. For someone looking for an everyday water filter as well as an emergency purifier this is a great option.