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#1 hockeyfanamo  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 26, 2013 - 3:45 pm

This Christmas I plan on doing coffee/tea baskets for the 18 stations in my town. When I went on my ride out firefighters were saying how they wished people would give them things they use daily, since it is out of pocket, instead of baked goods. So I need some ideas to include. I'm thinking coffee, creamer, sugar, alternative sweetner, hot tea, honey, and cold tea. Any ideas of what else to add in?

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Posted Sep 26, 2013 - 5:38 pm

Cups and/or mugs. Maybe some small size flavored syrups. Stirring straws/sticks.

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Posted Sep 26, 2013 - 5:52 pm

What a lovely idea! I'd add Hot cocoa packets too.

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Posted Sep 26, 2013 - 8:26 pm

Great ideas!! Thanks!

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Posted Sep 27, 2013 - 6:25 am

Depending on your budget maybe include small gift cards so they can purchase whatever they like to prepare... it takes a lot to fuel firefighters. :)  And of course don't forget the note of appreciation.



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Posted Sep 27, 2013 - 5:41 pm

Frisbee, hacky sack, playing cards, or board games.


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Posted Sep 29, 2013 - 5:14 pm

Note pads/pens

paper goods

& some times you can get shaving cream/razors for almost nothing at drug stores on BF if you combine with coupons!


Bring on the ads !  :yelclap: 


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Posted Oct 4, 2013 - 7:32 pm

What a great thing to do! You seem to have a kind and generous spirit!

 

If you can get a deal on plain cheap (as the ink stays on better) coffee mugs, you can use a sharpie to decorate them (Maybe just a "THANKS" or something written on them). Put in the oven and turn it to 475 for 30 mins. As long as the mug is a cheap one without too much coating, your marker art will stick and could make your giftbaskets pop.:) 



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Posted Oct 5, 2013 - 3:26 am

What a great thing to do! You seem to have a kind and generous spirit!

 

If you can get a deal on plain cheap (as the ink stays on better) coffee mugs, you can use a sharpie to decorate them (Maybe just a "THANKS" or something written on them). Put in the oven and turn it to 475 for 30 mins. As long as the mug is a cheap one without too much coating, your marker art will stick and could make your giftbaskets pop. :)

if doing this i would suggest personalizing the mugs...with the unit number,or station name.



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Posted Oct 5, 2013 - 2:53 pm

I might try this on my next day off and see if I can master it! Fantastic suggestions everyone!




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