Holiday Preparedness Kits

Posted by Kaylie Kipe on | 2 Comments

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You know what is almost equivalent to the zombie apocalypse? The winter holidays. Seriously: People trampling others {to get into Walmart at midnight}, way too much eating {though of mashed potatoes and not people} and screaming {typically heard in stores, often performed by young children...and I get it, because stores are a shit show of overwhelming right now}.

So, if there is a survival kit you can buy for the zombie apocalypse, why is there nothing to help you get through the next six weeks? No answer? Yeah, I know, but there should be, right? That's what I thought and thus the Holiday Preparedness Kit was born: Items that can keep those around you happy, healthy and sane until the clock strikes midnight on December 25th!

Working in the wonderful world of retail, those in my office are in total 'OMG, it's almost time, hold your breath and don't come up until the holidays are over' mode. To help everyone get through, I put together some of my Holiday Preparedness Kits and snuck in on the weekend to place them on everyone's desks. And right now, if you're thinking 'Holy shit, she's a happiness ninja', well, that's pretty accurate.

Now, on to the goodies! Here's what I purchased to make the bags:

  • Tic-Tacs ($9 for twelve at Costco)
  • Tissues ($1 for eight at Dollar Tree)
  • Tylenol Packet ($1 for three at Dollar Tree)
  • Chap-Ice Lip Balm ($10 for 24 on Amazon)
  • Hand Sanitizer Wipes ($6 for 100 on Amazon)
  • Hot Cocoa ($4.50 for 100 at Costco)
  • Apple Cider ($8 for 60 at Costco)
  • Peppermint Puffs ($1 per bag at Dollar Tree)

Holiday Preparedness Kit Goodies

I then printed out these Snowflake Seeds Tic-Tac printables from Somewhat Simple and affixed them to each Tic-Tac container with the good ol' fashioned, doubled-up tape trick.

Holiday Preparedness Kit Tic Tacs

Put the items in a cellophane treat bag with some white crinkle paper (buy that at the dollar store, folks!) then tie up the top with a piece of baker's twine and this Holiday Preparedness Kit printable I made (download it here!). Easy peasy, folks!

Holiday Preparedness Kit

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  • Gravatar for Kaylie Kipe

    @Cory - Hahaha, naturally!

    Posted by Kaylie Kipe, 26/04/2016 3:07am (5 years ago)

  • Gravatar for Cory Speaker

    Perhaps a small itsy bitsy bottle of booze could be included too, for when your boss gets a little too demanding... :D

    Posted by Cory Speaker, 21/11/2015 7:49pm (5 years ago)

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