Not sure what to get for your daughter, sister, and girlfriend? I’ve put this holiday gift guide together for out-of-the-box gifts for that safe and savvy woman in your life who puts her health and safety first.
Stocking Stuffers (under $20)
This gift is a no brainer. Every woman should have one on her keychain. When walking to her car in the parking garage or out for a evening run, carrying this alarm in your hand keeps you aware and can sound off up to 300 feet if set off. This can scare off your attacker and alert others in the area that you are in harms way. For just $9.99, you can grab one here or at Target.
Of course I think my book is a good idea as a gift, but here’s why. We wrote the book in young people’s language so they wouldn’t feel like it’s their parents giving them safety tips. The book is a great learning tool for any young woman in high school, college or in their early 20-somethings. They will learn tools to become more self confident, how to stay safe on social media, on dates and on the streets. There’s even a few recipes and food tips to keep them strong and healthy! You can find it on Amazon.com for less than the listed price of $14.95.
This book was a game changer for me. Gavin DeBecker explains how our intuition and gut feelings are actually our greatest gift when it comes to keeping us out of trouble. Oprah raves about it and says it’s a must read for every woman. I agree! My only regret is that I didn’t read this earlier on in my life. The Gift of Fear is also found on Amazon.
Stilettos and Self Defense DVD
Is your girl not a reader and more of a visual learner? Try my Stilettos and Self Defense DVD so she can watch from home and practice along with 5 other women. She’ll learn the ABC’s of self-defense as well as the basic moves: knees, elbow, hammer fists and kicks. For $19.95 you can find it here.
$20 – $50
I personally LOVE this item. It’s got everything a girl needs to stay safe if she’s living on her own, either in a dorm room or her first apartment. The door alarm helps her sleep easy knowing that if anyone should try and break in the door, the alarm will sound and wake her up and also her neighbors while hopefully scaring off the perpetrator. The kit also includes a personal alarm and a window alarm to safeguard your home against intruders. You can find it at Target too!
Here’s a fashionable way to stay safe! This scarf allows you to hide your money, keys, license and credit cards all tucked away without having to carry a bag or purse. Your new hands-free way of carrying your valuables give you peace of mind and the ability to fight back when you need to.
Feel like giving back while your gifting? When you buy this cool shirt you are giving a woman a fighting chance (and it says so on the back of the shirt!). When any Kuros products are purchased, pepper spray is given to women in developing countries where sexual assault runs rampant. It’s literally a gift that gives twice!
1 Month membership to a Martial Arts Studio (Price will vary)
If you want to invest a little more into your loved one’s safety I strongly suggest a month membership at a reputable martial arts studio in her area. Not only is martial arts a great physical workout, it’s a way to build stronger mental and emotional muscles. Her confidence will soar as she gets stronger and learns life-saving skills.
Here’s some tips on choosing a martial arts studio near you.