Coming up with unique holiday or Christmas gift ideas can be a struggle. If you’re in need of useful gift ideas for her or him, it can be even trickier. Unique gifts can be hard to find, especially when you want to give a present that will actually be useful.
Let this be the year that you put that scented candle back on the shelf, back away from the perfume aisle, and put down that cashmere sweater. Finding gifts for mom, dad, your sister, or your best friend can be easy this year.
This is your chance to get the people you love something that will truly make a difference in their day-to-day life. This year, give your friends and family the gift of self-defense. From pepper spray and gel to a seatbelt cutter and door security bar, you can keep the important people in your life safe with self-defense weapons this holiday season.
Self defense tools are fantastic gift ideas for mom, dad, sister, girlfriend, wife, your grandparents, and your friends! And, if you’re looking for Secret Santa gift ideas that are unique, these are great options too!
Here’s our roundup of discrete self defense tools that would make great gifts for the important people in your life.
Safe Escape 3-In-1 Automotive Tool
This is the king of disguised self defense weapons and tools! It’s a triple threat that includes SABRE pepper gel, a window breaker, and a seatbelt cutter all wrapped into one.
It can fit in your grandmother’s purse, your dad’s glovebox, or on your brother’s passenger seat, and can help cut through their seat belt in seconds.
The stainless-steel tip of the window breaker can puncture glass in seconds in case someone needs to make a swift escape from a rogue Uber driver or an overturned vehicle.
And, the maximum strength pepper gel has a 12-foot range and 25 bursts per canister so the people you love can protect themselves from a distance.
It’s the only 3-in-1 automotive safety tool of its kind too. This is one of the most useful Christmas gift ideas for women and men that we’ve seen!
Flip Top Pepper Gel
Even the best pepper spray can’t compete with SABRE’S pepper gel. The gel doesn’t atomize like traditional pepper spray, so there is virtually no risk of wind blowback.
Your friends and family can spray their attacker without worrying that the gel will blow back into their eyes. It’s a safer self defense tool that offers a 20% greater range (12 feet) than traditional pepper spray for protection at an even greater distance.
This is great for everyday use whether your partner or family member is walking around campus alone, leaving work, or out for the night with friends. It’s also a great gift idea for your husband or wife if they’re frequently out and about with the kids.
Since the pepper gel is a safer alternative to pepper spray, it’s less likely to put the kids in danger if your partner needs to use it (and it’s safe to use indoors!)
Door Security Bar
This DIY home security product is a great gift idea for your loved ones if they spend a lot of time at home alone. If you have a family member who’s away at college or lives in an apartment with friends, this gift is super useful too.
This collapsible bar is made to fit most standard doors and sliding patio doors. Just adjust the bar to the size of their door, and secure at the bottom of the frame to keep out intruders.
They’ll sleep soundly knowing that the 20 gauge steel bar is keeping them safe (and you will too!) A safety tool like this is a great gift idea for grandparents, travelers, or young adults living on their own.
Pink Runner Pepper Gel
If someone on your list is a runner or likes to take long walks, this is the perfect wearable self defense tool for them. This version of SABRE’S Maximum Strength pepper gel comes with a hand strap so they can easily hold on to it while jogging their favorite route.
It contains 35 bursts of gel, which is five times more than most other brands. The gel eliminates wind blowback so it will only affect the target.
It’s lightweight and compact so it won’t slow them down on their run or walk. If you’re looking for running self defense products or hiking self defense products, this makes a great stocking stuffer or white elephant gift idea.
Coming up with unique holiday gift ideas for your boyfriend, sister, wife, or family members can be tough. But giving them the gift of safety with some non-lethal weapons or self defense tools is a gift that keeps on giving.
Shannon Ullman is a writer who focuses on women’s issues and lifestyle content.
-Created in partnership with SABRE