I love these cases from Walker Bags:
They make fantastic presents — if you pre-load them. A quick trip to the drugstore or dollar store and you can give a great emergency kit: aspirin, nail files, safety pins, bandaids, gum, lip balm … you can also add a $20 if you're so inclined.
NYCers: They sell these at Ricky's and they often go on clearance in January — stock up for next year! And if you live near a Kinokuniya or a Muji you can find similar bags there (although Walker's are the nicest, and they're based here in San Francisco …)
[And we're still on the fundraising drive/Secret Lives poll:]
If we reach $1200 in donations by December 25, I will write a new "secret lives" story, that will include the top-two vote-getters below: