Let’s face it. For the prepared person, most Valentine’s Day gifts belong in the “boring” column.

Flowers? Check. Chocolate? Check. Dinner out at a restaurant that features both inflated prices and is overcrowded? Double check.

Thankfully, those with a significant other who pride him or herself on being prepared have much better choices. Don’t settle for what others tell you to do for Valentine’s Day. This day is for lovers. That’s between you, the gift recipient and no one else.

And truth be told, they’d probably prefer a gift they can actually put to use.

Prepared Person Gift Ideas

Here are five promising ideas for that special someone in your life who likes to be prepared for anything.

New Knife

Let’s start here because, well, we’re kind of the experts on this topic around here. If you’re going to invest in a new knife for your partner, do your homework. Research local laws on knife carrying. And pay attention when they start to look a little bit longer than usual at a certain blade.  We humbly suggest you check out the custom designed folding and fixed-blade knives here at Krudo Knives – you can’t really go wrong with knives that have a style all their own.

Pocket Jumper

No truly prepared person wants to depend on other people unless absolutely necessary. Fortunately, that’s no longer an issue with jumper cables. Where once you had to carry a clunky pair of cables in the car and rely on someone to show up and give you start, now jumper cables come in smaller packages with a power source attached. Dead batteries are one of the banes of a prepared person’s existence. But it’s no big deal when you’re equipped with your own set of jumper cables that you can use solo.

Solar-Powered Lantern

Solar-powered anything, really. In a situation where you must rely on yourself, about the only thing you have left is nature. And the sun is not going to run out of power. The solar-powered lantern is an excellent choice for those who want to be prepared if the lights go out and it’s time to go off the grid. The best takes a couple of hours to charge (just leave it in the sun), and the change lasts for around 12 hours – until the sun comes up again.

Survival Seed Vault

One thing’s for certain, you’re going to have to eat. The Survival Seed Vault is just that, a small version of the massive Svalbard Global Seed Vault.  The can is sealed to last a long time (at least five years) and contains up to 20 different kinds of seeds that can grow in a variety of climate zones. For the prepared person, this is going to become a welcome addition to the bug out bag.

Cool Stuff

OK, so maybe you don’t want to necessarily get serious survival stuff. If you want to go the more lighthearted route, check out the extensive array of gear offered on this site that the prepared person is going to enjoy. You can go for hats, shirts or Keltic Kool – a hank for wiping down your blade (or whatever else needs wiping).

It’s hard to go wrong with any of these choices if your significant other is truly a prepared person. Whether you go with gear or more serious items, the bottom line is they will be happy with their gift. That’s what Valentine’s Day is all about, right?