If you have a special homesteader in your life, you may be wondering what to buy them. Homesteaders have a different mindset. One of practicality. Practical homesteading gifts will likely be the ones most appreciated by your homesteader friends.
But how do you choose a meaningful gift for a homesteader? You need to think about what they currently have on their homestead, as well as what they want to have in the future. Think about what’s important to them, their passions and dreams.
This might be a difficult task, depending on how close you are to the person. Well, today I’m going to help you with some examples of some good homesteading gifts.
.Practical homesteading gifts for chicken lovers
What if your favorite homesteader is a chicken lover? Well, the good news is, there are so many fun gifts for chicken lovers!
Here are some of our favorites (coming from a fellow chicken lover!).
Sloggers rubber boots are surprisingly durable, and easy to clean. I love mine, but I think I would wear them more if I wasn’t always in the garden in my flip flops! And with this cute chicken print, they are sure to please any chicken lover.
Egg aprons are so handy for chicken keepers. They keep your hands free for gathering all those eggs your chickens bless you with. No more leaving eggs in your pocket! Not that I do that….
Hen saddles are a great gift for the chickens themselves. They protect the hens’ backs from the effects of mating. No more broken feathers and ragged-looking birds. The chickens will thank you!
Every chicken owner needs a cute, practical way to hold eggs. The egg skelter is an attractive and efficient way of using the older eggs first. I don’t have one yet…but if someone would buy one for me, (cough, cough…) I wouldn’t complain!
That’s right, even egg cartons can be a good gift for chicken lovers. And you get bonus points if they’ve got a cute design on them. No more saving cartons from (blech!) store-bought eggs!
It’s a good idea for chicken lovers to keep accurate records in order to make sure they are running their operation smoothly. A planner specifically designed for chickens is a great way to do that. A GOOD chicken planner will help you manage your to-do lists, egg production, health records, and much more. The Busy Homesteader’s Backyard Chicken Binder is a GOOD planner! It’s a digital planner, so you can buy and print out as many of each page as you need. Put it in a pretty binder and you’re good to go!
Practical homesteading Gifts For Goat Lovers
Is your favorite homesteader a goat lover? There are some cute and practical gifts for them too!
Here are some of our favs:
Okay, we have to include rubber boots for goat lovers too, because they’re pretty essential! Sloggers are great, durable, and have a ton of cute patterns. Here’s a cute one I found.
If your favorite homesteader has goats that give them lots of milk, maybe help them learn a new product to make with it! This goat chevre cheese making kit is great for beginners. It has everything you need to start making delicious chevre cheese, besides the milk.
Again, keeping records is the only way to stay organized and efficient when raising goats. Here is another good management binder that your favorite goat keeper will love! The Busy Homesteader’s Goat Management Binder is my go-to. Buy this, print it out, and put it in a cute goat-themed binder for great, practical homesteading gifts. There’s also one that does goats AND chickens, all in one, called the Goat and Backyard Chicken Binder Bundle.
Practical homesteading gifts for gardeners
A lot of homesteaders are gardeners. There are so many practical gifts for gardeners! It helps to know what your future giftee doesn’t have, so you give them something new that they will use. I also have a more comprehensive post on gardening gifts for mom here.
Here are our top pics for gifts for gardeners.
This is a great gift for someone who struggles with watering their seeds and seedlings (ahem, that may or may not be me!). It slowly releases water over 10 days. Get one now, so your favorite gardener can get a jump start on planting this spring!
This garden kneeler/seat will be a lifesaver for any gardener. It has pockets on both sides to hold garden tools. And trust me, your favorite gardener’s knees and back will thank you!
This stand up weed puller is an amazing tool. No more bending and weeding – do it standing up! Trust me, it’s a back saver for any aging gardener!
A wonderful thing about gardening is getting the kids involved. It’s a wonderful life lesson that teaches hard work and patience. Help your favorite homesteader teach her kids to garden with this DIY Garden Kit for Kids!
Gardeners know the value of compost in the garden. This great e-book, The Down-to-Earth Guide to Composting for People Without a Science Degree, was written by my friend Kathi, from Oak Hill Homestead. It makes learning to compost easy!
Practical homesteading gifts for the homemaker
Maybe your giftee is more of a homemaker extraordinaire. They might appreciate a gift that’s more for making the home cozy and welcoming, or to make their jobs easier. These can be very practical gifts!
Here are our favorites.
The Instant Pot pressure cooker is a great little tool. It can cook meals in less than 1/4 of the time of traditional cooking. Tough meat? Cook it in the Instant Pot for tender, juicy meat in almost an instant!
The KitchenAid Stand Mixer has been my favorite new kitchen tool. I prefer to bake over cook, so this thing has been really helpful for me. This is a more high-ticket gift, but it is a wonderful, practical gift for the special homemaker in your life.
I love my water bath canner! Giving your homemaker friend a water bath canner will allow them to can all kinds of jams, jellies, and tomato products. This is especially nice if they are gardeners too!
A pressure canner is the next step up in learning to can. Since it’s a little more expensive, a lot of beginner homesteaders are reluctant to buy it on their own. How special would it be to receive it as a gift?
This is a great e-book! This manual, The Ultimate Manual for the Art of Homemaking, has all kinds of tips, resources, charts, and much more, to keep your home running smoothly. Go get it now, print it off, and put it in a pretty binder for that homemaking goddess in your life!
What would you like to give – or receive as a gift?
I’m always looking for more suggestions on great gifts. So tell me – what would you like to give or receive as a gift? Share in the comments!
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