Wow, the homesteader in your life with these gift ideas for homesteading! From the right tools to homemade products, this list got you covered.
Top Gift Ideas for Your Homesteading Family and Friends
Gift Ideas for Homesteading to Wow a Homesteader
As a homesteader, I try to live within my means and try to grow and make pretty much everything I need. So when I give gifts to my fellow homesteaders, I see to it that it’s something they can use and treasure at the same time.
It’s not really hard to think of what to give as great gift ideas for homesteading, but just in case you’re having a hard time thinking of some or even just one, here’s a list for you!
Animal skins or hides have a lot of use for homesteading purposes. If you've got tons of animals with skins waiting to be “harvested” then make good use of them by giving them away in the form of a Christmas gift.
Learn how to tan hides and give them as a gift to your loved ones. You can turn them into a rug, a tapestry, a handbag — whatever you see fit.
2. Infinity Scarf
Everyone loves something homemade. Learn how to crochet this infinity scarf without using any patterns.
You'll see making crochet projects without any pattern is a useful homesteader's skill.
3. Sweater Mittens
If you have an outgrown sweater with an interesting pattern, upcycle it into comfy sweater mittens. Perfect for any homesteader who needs help keeping the winter frost at bay.
So don't throw away those oversized comfy sweaters just yet. You'll never know when you get to decide to sew for your fellow homesteaders these handy pair of comfy sweater mittens.
4. Homemade Scoby for Kombucha
Something so healthy is perfect for anyone! You'll love making kombucha tea with your girl-friends, and make it a great gift idea for them.
5. DIY Deodorant
Alright, so deodorant is typically the last thing on anyone’s “wishlist” but this is made from coconut oil! A practical DIY homestead gifts for your homesteading friends.
Learn how to make deodorant with coconut oil. It smells good, totally works, and is all natural.
This would work best when you're giving it as a toiletry kit, along with some homemade soap and shampoo.
6. Sugar Scrub
After a long and tiring day in the homestead, anyone must have a relaxing bath with this sugar scrub recipe. Made from raw sugar and coconut oil, your recipient will definitely have a healthy and natural homemade sugar scrub soap — it does not only cleanses but it keeps the skin moisturized.
7. Essential Oils
Any homesteader knows you should always have a stash of different essential oils around. If you want to help someone become a prepper, give him or her essential oils for first aid, such as peppermint, tea tree, sage, and the like.
8. Mason Jars
A homesteader can never have too many mason jars. Gift a friend or family a lovely mason jar they can use for canning the homestead produce, for amazing crafts, and for a whole lot of other homesteading skills and activities.
9. Canning Kit
And what are you going to do with all your mason jars? Do some canning of course!
10. Food Dehydrator
Just think of all the fruits and vegetables your homestead buddy can preserve with a food dehydrator. I'm sure they'll appreciate your thoughtfulness and possibly repay you with delicious dehydrated fruit snacks!
You'll never go wrong appearing at a Christmas event with this item as a gift for your fellow homesteader. Each of your friends who is a homesteader would want one of these, so better prepare more than one to give!
11. Burlap Sacks
I always have plenty of uses for burlap sacks around my homestead. They're not only perfect for storing potatoes but I have crafts made out of them, too. Let the homesteader in your life have some, so they can discover its amazing uses.
12. Cast Iron Pans
There are so many amazing dishes you can make with cast iron pans. I’m not sure how you can even live without them.
Any homesteader would love to have a cast iron pan added to their kitchen.
13. Basic Hand Tools
With the help of proper tools a homesteader can create what they require, make vital repairs to the homestead equipment, and maintain the homestead home, yard, and farm. They may already have a toolkit, but every homesteader sees the value in having a backup.
You never know when you need a firestarter around the homestead. These beauties don’t only look dazzling and start great fires, they also have a heavenly holiday scent.
Even if you don’t use them, their look and scent are worth their weight. Perfect homesteading gifts!
15. DIY Warm Winter Blanket
Once the winter chill starts to strike, every homesteader needs more than just a sweater and a pair of mittens. Help them stay warm with one or two of this DIY warm winter blanket.
16. Fermenting Kit
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Our gut health has a huge part in our overall well-being. One way for us homesteaders to stay healthy is to ferment our own food. No wonder a fermenting kit is one of the top homesteading gifts that are practical and very useful.
17. Firewood Bag
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You might have friends who still have an indoor fireplace at home. A perfect gift is a firewood bag. You can DIY this ideal gift using a canvas or buy it online.
Need more gift ideas? Why not try making these homemade extracts you can give to your family and friends. Watch the video from Homesteading Ways & Beyond:
That’s all, fellow homesteaders! Surprise every homesteader you know with one or more of these useful gifts for homesteading and have a merrier holiday together!
What did you think of these gift ideas for homesteading? Let us know in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.