Searching for the perfect gifts for homesteaders in your life can feel a bit overwhelming, especially to those who aren’t homesteaders. So we’ve taken all the work out of it for you and put together 80+ of the best gifts out there for the homesteader, farmer, gardener, or self-sufficient friend or family member in your life. Homesteaders are a rare breed but don’t worry you are sure to find something they are going to love on this list.
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Gifts For Homesteaders They’ll Love
A homesteader’s work is never done, a gift that makes this work a little easier, or helps them do things they’ve always wanted to are always appreciated. Here are some of our favorite gifts for homesteaders that will make their lives a little bit easier in the kitchen.
A unique butter mold makes a great gift for homesteaders, it’s both functional and gives the homesteader in your life the ability to make beautiful pieces of butter.
- Bird Butter Mold
- Beechwood Butter Mold
- Sweet Mary’s Wood Butter Mold
- Sheep Shaped Butter Mold
- Cow Imprint Butter Mold
Does the homesteader in your life want to get into cheese making? Try purchasing:
- cheesemaking books
- cheesemaking kit
- camembert and brie cheesemaking kit
- hard cheesemaking kit
- cheesemaking molds
- cheesemaking press
- Cheesemaking supplies
A yogurt maker will make a great homesteader gift! Something like this one is big enough to make quite a bit of yogurt at one time
Fermentation Gifts For Homesteaders
Fermentation products will make great gifts for the homesteader in your life. These products will help the homesteader make everything from pickles to sauerkraut.
Fermentation crocks: Traditional fermentation crocks will make a great homesteader gift, they combine a functional product with a classic style.
Fermentation Lids give the homesteader the ability to turn any wide mouth jars into a “crock”.
Fermentation Weights are also a great homesteader gift.
Honored Traditions Fermentation Kits these kits are absolutely amazing and wonderful quality.
Great Gifts For Homesteaders
The art of preserving food is something is a skill every homesteader must learn, tools that make this skill a little easier are a huge help. Things like an:
A meat grinder/sausage stuffer makes a great homesteader gift which allows them to make their own sausages and ground beef.
Sauce/ Food Strainers make a great gift for homesteaders, with this tool they can make an amazing sauce.
This will give the homesteader in your life the ability to make crush fruit to make their own juices and cider.
A Cider Press or Wine Press – we bought one of these and absolutely love that we can now make cider from our own fruit. If you are looking for a great gift for homesteaders with an orchard this would be perfect.
Some other canning homesteader gifts:
Dehydrators make a terrific gift for homesteaders, this helps efficiently and quickly preserve food that can’t be frozen or canned.
A pasta maker is a perfect addition to any homesteaders- or even chief’s arsenal so this is a wonderful gift for homesteaders.
A grain grinder is another amazing homesteader gift, that will give the homesteader in your life a much-needed skill.
This mixer is probably one of my favorite tools that we have here at Rosevine Cottage, it can stand up to anything we throw at it, plus it has tons of attachments that you can use with it to do almost anything. Some of our favorites:
- Splicer & Shredder
- Meat Grinder & Sausage Stuffer
- Pasta roller & cutter
- Sheet Cutter
- Pasta Plates
- Chopper & Grater
Gift Ideas For Homesteaders
Farm and garden equipment is at the heart of every homesteader’s life, which makes them a wonderful choice for gifts.
Fruit pickers are a necessity for anyone growing fruit which makes them a terrific item when searching for gifts for homesteaders.
A nut harvester is another homesteading necessity so it makes another wonderful homesteader gift.
Beekeeping kits make a great option when searching for gifts for homesteaders or:
One of my favorite things to do each winter is tapping our maple trees! These kits will make a wonderful gift for homesteaders.
Smokers make another great gift for homesteaders this is one of my favorite of our outdoor cooking tools. It gives meat such an amazing flavor- plus its super handy for preserving food.
A greenhouse is a great homesteader gift that will be a huge blessing for years to come. This is something we’ve been planning on adding to our property for years. These allow homesteaders or everyday gardeners to start plants early.
Compost Bins: though it sounds a bit strange a compost bin makes a wonderful gift for homesteaders. Some of our favorites are:
Incubators make great gifts for homesteaders! This beauty allows you to see all your eggs while they hatch. Some more great homesteader gift ideas would be:
More Gifts For Homesteaders
The beauty of shopping for gifts ideas for homesteaders is the gift options are endless. From cooking help to farm & garden equipment, they’ll all be helpful to the homesteader.
Soap Making tools and supplies are more great ideas for gifts for homesteaders. Things like:
Candle making supplies are another wonderful gift even if the homesteader in your life hasn’t made candles before candles are really easy to make. Some ideas would be
Some other great gifts for homesteader would be sewing supplies like:
- Sewing Machines
- Cutting table
- Thread holder
- Straight pins
- Pin Cushion
- Sewing Boxes
- Pattern Making Kits
Books Are Great Gifts For Homesteaders
Books are always a great choice when it comes to gift-giving, and the homesteader is no exception! We’ve put together some of our favorite books below:
A garden journal makes a great gift for homesteaders, gardeners know how helpful it is to be aware of what is happening in the garden from year to year – what germinates, flowers or fruits and when; how the weather affects flowering and fruiting seasons and harvests; issues with pests and so much more.
Enjoy the pleasures of growing your own delicious organic food. This plant-by-plant guide includes profiles of more than 765 tasty varieties of vegetables, herbs, fruits, and nuts. In addition to expert advice on selecting suitable plants and growing, harvesting, and storing them, this invaluable resource includes more than 100 tried-and-true organic remedies that fight off diseases and pests. Get out in your vegetable garden and discover how easy and fun it is to grow your own healthy food.
Another great option for gifts for homesteaders is our Rosevine Cottage Girls Garden Journal
This beautiful 32-page journal includes pages for:
seasonal tasks planner
seed wish list
garden bed planner
what to grow next year tracker
Another item on our list of great gifts for homesteaders is: The Backyard Homestead
This comprehensive guide to homesteading provides all the information you need to grow and preserve a sustainable harvest of grains and vegetables; raise animals for meat, eggs, and dairy; and keep honey bees for your sweeter days. With easy-to-follow instructions on canning, drying, and pickling, you’ll enjoy your backyard bounty all winter long.
Growing vegetables and raising livestock is only the beginning of a successful homestead — that fresh food goes to
waste unless you can properly prepare, cook, and preserve it. Andrea Chesman shows you how to bridge the gap between field and table, covering everything from curing meats and making sausage to canning fruits and vegetables, milling flour, working with sourdough, baking no-knead breads, making braises and stews that can be adapted to different cuts of meat, rendering lard and tallow, pickling, making butter and cheese, making yogurt, blanching vegetables for the freezer, making jams and jellies, drying produce, and much more. You’ll learn all the techniques you need to get the most from homegrown foods, along with dozens of simple and delicious recipes, most of which can be adapted to use whatever you have available.
The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner also makes the list of gifts for homesteaders.
This hardworking addition to the best-selling Backyard Homestead series offers expert advice on what tasks to do around your farm and when to do them — no matter where on the planet you call home.
Gardeners, small farmers, and outdoor living enthusiasts will love this compilation of 76 rustic DIY projects. From plant supports and clotheslines to a chicken coop, a greenhouse, and a root cellar with storage bins, most of the projects are suitable for complete novices, and all use just basic tools and easy-to-find materials.
Enjoy a weekend breakfast featuring eggs, bacon, and honey from your own chickens, pigs, and bees, or a holiday meal with your own heritage-breed turkey as the main attraction. Gail Damerow covers everything you need to successfully raise your own farm animals, from selecting the right breeds to producing delicious fresh milk, cheese, honey, eggs, and meat. Even with just a small plot of land, you can become more self-sufficient, save money, and enjoy healthy, delicious animal products.
The Pioneer Woman Cooks meets 100 Days of Real Food, on the Wyoming prairie. While Jill produces much of her own food on her Wyoming ranch, you don’t have to grow all—or even any—of your own food to cook and eat like a homesteader. Jill teaches people how to make delicious traditional American comfort food recipes with whole ingredients and shows that you don’t have to use obscure items to enjoy this lifestyle.
Another item that makes the list of great gifts for homesteaders would be: Can It & Ferment It
Welcome to the world of produce preservation. In Can It & Ferment It, blogger and preservation enthusiast Stephanie Thurow brings the canning and fermenting communities together by offering recipes that work for both canning and fermenting. From a first-timer to the advanced preservationist, Can It & Ferment It shows canners and fermenters alike how they can have the best of both worlds.
The Homesteader’s Herbal Companion is a beautiful guide for the modern-day homesteader. From learning how to incorporate herbs and essential oils around your home, to learning how to enhance your family’s health and well-being, this book is the go-to resource for those wishing to live a more natural homesteading lifestyle.
Welcome To The Farm is another book on our list of perfect gifts for homesteaders
The homesteading movement is continuing to grow, as more people are stepping up to have a hand in where their food comes from. Whether you want to dabble or immerse yourself completely in the do-it-yourself, back-to-basics lifestyle, Welcome to the Farm is a comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to growing the very best food right in your own backyard.
Another great item on our list of gifts for homesteaders is: The Made From Scratch Life
Do you long for simpler days? Do you wish you had the time to offer your family home-grown meals? Does your heart cry for a quiet place in this fast-paced world?
Blogger and homesteader Melissa K. Norris inspires with practical and easy methods to help you cook from scratch, garden, preserve your own food, and see God’s fingerprints in your everyday busy life. You’ll learn how to
- plan, plant, and harvest for eating and preserving
- troubleshoot common gardening problems with natural solutions
- improve your family’s health with natural cooking and cleaning methods
Another great gift for homesteaders is The Farm Girl’s Guide To Preserving The Harvest
Preserving food can be one of the most intimidating aspects of homesteading and cooking. Luckily, no one makes it as easy and as much fun as farm-girl-in-the-making Ann Acetta-Scott. For a beginner new to the world of preserving, the ideal tool is a detailed reference guide, and in The Farm Girl’s Guide to Preserving the Harvest, Ann covers all the basics on canning, dehydrating, freezing, fermenting, curing, and smoking, including how to select and use the right tools for each method.
From the immensely popular blogger behind Little House Living comes a motivational homemaking book, inspired by Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie, featuring creative, fun ways to live your life simply and frugally—perfect for fans of Ree Drummond’s The Pioneer Woman.
The Homesteader’s Natural Chicken Keeping Handbook is another excellent option for gifts for homesteaders.
The Homesteader’s Natural Chicken Keeping Handbook is the modern homesteader’s guide to raising, feeding, breeding, selling, and enjoying the noblest animal on the farm—the chicken. From the rooster’s crow in the morning, to the warm egg in the nesting box, chickens are the gateway livestock for almost every homesteader and backyard farm enthusiast. In this book, you’ll learn everything you need to know about raising chickens naturally.
Finding The Perfect Gifts For Homesteaders
There are so many great gift ideas that you can get for the homesteader in your life. As long as you think outside the box of traditional gifts you can find the perfect gift that will help them in their self-sufficiency journey.
Are you a homesteader? Which one of these gifts for homesteaders would you love to have?
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