Firefighters put their lives on the line every day for the sake of other people’s safety. Giving gifts to firefighters is a great way to show them you care and notice their efforts and dedication. You can create a gift basket that can provide firefighters with practical or humorous gifts. Gift baskets are easy to create and can make a big impression on the recipient. Fill a gift basket with foods, gag gifts and useful items that a firefighter will identify with.
Make a food gift basket with a firefighter theme. You can buy prepackaged smoked meats, fire-roasted nuts and red hot chili peppers. Use red and yellow tissue paper to fill the bottom of the gift basket to match the colors of fire. You can also place red hot candies, cinnamon gum and other food items that are hot or smoky in taste. A firefighter will find this type of gift basket humorous and appreciate the food items when she gets hungry.
You can make a gift basket that is full of gag gifts. Use something other than a traditional basket, such as an old bucket. Fill it with a bottle of water, a small hose, a stuffed animal with a firefighter hat and a package of water balloons. There are also a variety of gag items online, including firefighter T-shirts, hats and other clothing.
A touching gift basket idea is to contact a few people the firefighter has personally touched. Explain the gift you’re creating for the firefighter and ask each person to buy a small item that represents what the firefighter means to him. Ask each person to include a small note or letter thanking the firefighter. You can also ask co-workers for small ideas that have meaning, such as the firefighter’s locker number or little things he does on a daily basis.
Give gifts that enable the firefighter to relax. You can include items in the gift basket that you know she enjoys. If he likes baseball, purchase baseball tickets and other items that represent baseball. If she needs to get away, make a spa gift basket. Firefighters need an opportunity to rest and unwind from the daily stress of their job.