Christmas Survival Gift Basket for a Last Minute Gift

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Are you looking for a last-minute gift? Why not make a Christmas survival gift basket. Christmas morning is chaos in my house. On a normal morning, all I want is coffee and quiet. On Christmas morning, what I get is kids, family, noise, chaos, and mess. Most of this before I have managed to drink more than half a cup of coffee. That leaves me slightly less than happy and cheerful. 

Christmas Survival Gift Basket

Christmas Survival Gift Basket

Over the years, I have come to realize exactly what I need to have on hand to make it through the morning. This year, I decided to keep all the things I need within reach and easy to find in a Christmas Survival Gift Basket.

I’m generally the first person out of bed in the morning. So, I decided to leave this basket near the Christmas tree so it catches my eye first thing in the morning. If you’re giving it as a gift, drop it off the night before just to be on the safe side.  This is what I have in mine. Your items may differ slightly depending on the age of your kids.

Of course, this Christmas survival gift basket makes a wonderful gift idea for any busy woman on your gift list.

a Mason jar candle burning near a blanket

Christmas survival kit for adults

Here are a few ideas that you can put in a Christmas survival kit for adults.

Coffee. For me, it’s K-Cups for my Keurig. For you, it may be coffee beans or ground coffee. Just make sure it’s strong and heavily caffeinated. Include a Christmas mug too for fun.

A trash bag. You know there will be wrapping paper, ribbons and packaging materials everywhere when the present opening begins. Make sure you tuck an extra trash bag aside.

A scented candle. No one wants to smell the bacon you fried or any lingering dinner odors when it’s time to open the presents.

Scissors.  There will be dozens of gifts that are attached to packaging that needs to be cut before the item can be removed.

Camera or video camera. Make sure it’s fully charged and ready to capture your special memories.

Christmas survival kit for kids

Warm socks. I hate walking around in the living room on our hardwood floors first thing in the morning. The floors are cold which means my feet are cold. Bonus points for fun, warm socks.

Candy canes. If kids come downstairs while I am trying to enjoy my coffee, I reserve the right to bribe them to silence with candy canes. Or, I can always use them to stir my coffee.

Chocolate. If the candy canes don’t work or I’m having a particularly tough morning, an organic chocolate bar will definitely help. Or, grate some and sprinkle it on your coffee so it’s all yours. If you’re crafty, why not make these homemade chocolate bars.

Christmas Survival Gift Basket

Duracell batteries. I never understood people who gave gifts that needed batteries without including them but you know it’s going to happen. Prevent meltdowns and stock up today.

Christmas survival kit for teachers

You can include any of the above ideas for your favorite teacher. Who wouldn’t appreciate getting warm socks, a scented candle, chocolate, candy canes, and coffee? I know that’s what I’m hoping for this year!

Christmas Survival Gift Basket

Must have for my Christmas survival gift basket

My Christmas Survival Gift Basket wouldn’t be complete without Duracell batteries. I trust Duracell to be my #1 long-lasting battery all year long. I don’t even want to think about the year that I didn’t stock up on Duracell batteries and the kids couldn’t play their new video game because the controller didn’t work. Not a fun time, believe me. Duracell batteries have a 10-year guarantee in storage with Duralock Power Preserve Technology so I know they’ll work when I need them to. CopperTop batteries are available in AA, AAA, C, D, and 9V.

Stock up now and create your own Christmas Survival Gift Basket to make sure you have everything you need on Christmas morning. And, check out these Christmas holiday safety tips!

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8 thoughts on “Christmas Survival Gift Basket for a Last Minute Gift”

  1. What an adorable idea, I just love this! I would also add in a notepad and pencil to keep track of what gifts are from who! I'm always afraid I'll forget who a present is from in the excitement of opening :)
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  2. This is an excellent idea! We've started to switch over to rechargeable batteries, which has saved us a significant amount of money - but it's important to charge them up the night before so they're ready to go in the morning.... Thanks for sharing!
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