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25 Must-Have Gifts For The Homesteader This Christmas

Farming and homesteading can often be challenging, but choosing a gift for others, (or for yourself) doesn’t have to be. We have compiled a list of items that you may or may not find interesting, but there should be something on this list for everyone. Sometimes we like to handcraft the gifts we extend to friends and family, but occasionally, there’s just no substitute for what the old folks used to call “store-bought” items.

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The Gift of Good Land: Further Essays Cultural and AgriculturalThe Gift of Good Land: Further Essays Cultural and Agricultural

1. The Gift of Good Land, by Wendell Berry

For great reading after a long day at work in your fields.

 

3dRose wb_184997_1 Best Farmer Ever-Fun Gift for Farming Job-Farm-Black Text Sports Water Bottle, 21 oz, White3dRose wb_184997_1 Best Farmer Ever-Fun Gift for Farming Job-Farm-Black Text Sports Water Bottle, 21 oz, White

2. Best Farmer Ever Sports Water Bottle

A nice reminder that you are good at what you do.

 

Hallmark Keepsake 2017 1928 John Deere Model GP Tractor Christmas OrnamentHallmark Keepsake 2017 1928 John Deere Model GP Tractor Christmas Ornament

3. Hallmark John Deere Tractor Christmas Ornament

What’s a Christmas tree without farm tractor ornaments?

 

God Made a Farmer V by Amber Berninger - 13God Made a Farmer V by Amber Berninger – 13

4. God Made a Farmer Canvas Print

Any true farmer needs good canvas art to help place life in context.

 

Bamboo Case for iPhone 6/6s PLUS - Farm Tractor - Personalized Engraving includedBamboo Case for iPhone 6/6s PLUS – Farm Tractor – Personalized Engraving included

5. Bamboo Personalized iPhone Case

If you want to make a statement, put a tractor on your phone case.

 

Colonial Tin Works Chicken Wire Toilet Paper HolderColonial Tin Works Chicken Wire Toilet Paper Holder

6. Chicken Wire Toilet Paper Holder

Look at this cool toilet paper holder! It’ll make you smile every time.

 

Rustic Metal Windmill Wall Clock, NALAKUVARA Silent Non Ticking Wall Clocks Large Decorative - Vintage Antique Conuntry Farm Home Farmhouse Decor - Quality Quartz Battery Operated - 14.5 InchRustic Metal Windmill Wall Clock, NALAKUVARA Silent Non Ticking Wall Clocks Large Decorative – Vintage Antique Conuntry Farm Home Farmhouse Decor – Quality Quartz Battery Operated – 14.5 Inch

7. Rustic Windmill Clock

Like, one of the best wall clocks ever.

Wire Chicken Egg Basket, Wood Handle, Farm Style by EggBaskets (Black)Wire Chicken Egg Basket, Wood Handle, Farm Style by EggBaskets (Black)

8. Wire Chicken Egg Basket

You probably have eggs on your homestead, but do you have a really cool basket to collect them in?

DII 60x104DII 60×104

9. Rectangular Cotton Checker Tablecloth

Old-fashioned plaid tablecloths are always in style.

 

Chefman Food Dehydrator Machine Professional Electric Multi-Tier Food Preserver, Meat or Beef Jerky Maker, Fruit & Vegetable Dryer with 6 Slide Out Trays & Transparent Door - RJ43-SQ-6Chefman Food Dehydrator Machine Professional Electric Multi-Tier Food Preserver, Meat or Beef Jerky Maker, Fruit & Vegetable Dryer with 6 Slide Out Trays & Transparent Door – RJ43-SQ-6

10. Food Dehydrator

Want a great way to preserve your choicest fruits for post-season enjoyment? Try drying them!

Granite Ware 0718-1 Enamel-on-Steel Canning Kit, 9-PieceGranite Ware 0718-1 Enamel-on-Steel Canning Kit, 9-Piece

11. Granite Ware Enamel-on-Steel Canning Kit

This canning set has almost everything you need to get started with home food preservation. Just get some jars and get canning!

 

Char-Broil Vertical Electric SmokerChar-Broil Vertical Electric Smoker

12. Home Smoker

Want to smoke some of your homegrown meats? This smoker will get it done.

 

Fiskars Iso Core 8 lb Maul, 36 InchFiskars Iso Core 8 lb Maul, 36 Inch

13. 8lb Maul

Unless you want to spend several hundred dollars on a gas-powered splitter, you’ll need a splitting maul to take care of your firewood chores.

Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole SystemKreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System

14. Kreg Jig

For those who want to build their own farmhouse furniture with super strong wood joints, get one of these. We use one quite frequently.

Aladdin Deluxe Genie III Brown Translucent W/Nickel Mantle Maxbrite Oil Lamp C6108NAladdin Deluxe Genie III Brown Translucent W/Nickel Mantle Maxbrite Oil Lamp C6108N

15. Aladdin Oil Lamp

Aladdin lamps are a must-have for the true homesteader. They are not just for looks. They function very well.

Behrens B907P Steel Black Ash PailBehrens B907P Steel Black Ash Pail

16. Ash Bucket

You’d be surprised at how necessary the ash bucket becomes in cold weather.

RSVP 3-Tier Hanging Woven Wire BasketRSVP 3-Tier Hanging Woven Wire Basket

17. Hanging Fruit Basket

Hanging baskets provide a way to use space effectively. And they’re pretty too!

MyGift Rustic Style Wood Framed Erasable Chalkboard, Message Board Sign, GrayMyGift Rustic Style Wood Framed Erasable Chalkboard, Message Board Sign, Gray

18. Wood Framed Hanging Chalkboard

Chalkboards provide an easy and simply way to write personal reminders and chore lists for the hard-working homesteader.

Farm Tuff Metal Galvanized Feed Scoop, 2-QuartFarm Tuff Metal Galvanized Feed Scoop, 2-Quart

19. Galvanized Feed Scoop

We used feed scoops everyday, and these are among the best.

Life Comfort Ultimate Sherpa Throw, Red Plaid - 60 by 70 inchesLife Comfort Ultimate Sherpa Throw, Red Plaid – 60 by 70 inches

20. Sherpa Throw

For those cold winter nights. Get more than one if you don’t want to share!

Streamlight 88033 ProTac 2AA 250 Lumen Professional Tactical Flashlight with High/Low/Strobe w/ 2 x AA BatteriesStreamlight 88033 ProTac 2AA 250 Lumen Professional Tactical Flashlight with High/Low/Strobe w/ 2 x AA Batteries

21. Flashlight

Flashlights come in handy more often than you might think.

5 Pieces Scroll Fireplace Tools Set Black Cast Iron Fire Place Toolset with Log Holder Fireset Fire Pit Stand Rustic Tongs Shovel Antique Broom Chimney Poker Wood Stove Hearth Accessories Set5 Pieces Scroll Fireplace Tools Set Black Cast Iron Fire Place Toolset with Log Holder Fireset Fire Pit Stand Rustic Tongs Shovel Antique Broom Chimney Poker Wood Stove Hearth Accessories Set

22. Fireplace Tool Set

This is an absolutely gorgeous fireplace tool set for the classy homestead!

Lodge EC7D43 Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, 7.5-Quart, Island Spice RedLodge EC7D43 Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, 7.5-Quart, Island Spice Red

23. Dutch Oven

Lodge cookware, still made in Tennessee, provides the best way to prepare soups, stews, and a host of other down-home recipe favorites. Lodge cookware is an important item for us at Sunny South Farmstead!

Update International (UP-71) 1 Lb Analog Portion Control ScaleUpdate International (UP-71) 1 Lb Analog Portion Control Scale

24. Kitchen Scale

A mechanical kitchen scale comes in handy around the farm kitchen.

8 Liter/ 2 Gallon Mason Jar Drink Dispenser - Glass Beverage Dispenser with Spigot and Bail Lid Closure8 Liter/ 2 Gallon Mason Jar Drink Dispenser – Glass Beverage Dispenser with Spigot and Bail Lid Closure

25. Mason Jar Drink Dispenser

A good drink dispenser is essential to happiness around the farmstead. For us, sweet tea is a daily staple!

 

There are so many things you can get when it comes to gifts – what’s your favorite?

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