“Safe” Holiday Gift Guide

For many of us holiday shopping is in full swing.  If you’re still thinking of what to buy those hard to shop for people on your list, the Boise Police Department has a few ideas.  Ed Fritz with BPD’s Crime Prevention Unit joins us with some safety minded gift ideas. 

It’s the time of year when winter weather could surprise us at any time.  Some items we could give our new drivers, or maybe any drivers to keep them safe in their car.

Having safety supplies in your vehicle for simple to major emergencies is important with the amount of time we spend in our cars and with so many people traveling during the holidays.

Ice scrapper

              Emergency roadside kit (Jumper cables, flashlight, tool kit, etc)

              First aid kit w/ bandages and other supplies

              Window breaker, seatbelt cutter

               Car charger for cell phone

Items for our homes.  Here are some suggested safety must haves!

     Doorbell or other security cameras

              Carbon monoxide detector

              Firearm locks

              Firearms safe

Motion lights

Light sensors    

               Light timers

               Fire extinguisher

And for those more adventurous or outdoor focused friends and family, here are some ideas recommend for them.

Bike helmet

Reflective clothing for bike riders

              Bike lights

              U-lock for their bike

              First aid, to include tourniquets 

              Satellite phone for when you head into the back country. 

Here’s a few other ideas that may work….

We always talk about scams and identity theft prevention. 

Document shredder to shed papers with personal information

                Fire safe to keep important documents protected

                A subscription to identity protection services.

                App subscriptions to block scam and spam calls

Happy Shopping!

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