This list of gifts for homesteaders will show you the perfect gift to get anyone looking to become more self-sufficient. Filled with practical ideas, this gift guide will easily move you from browsing to purchasing the best homesteading gift in no time.
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Homesteading is a way of life that requires a lot of hard work. However, adding the right supplies eases the burden and accents how rewarding self-sufficiency can be. Also, the items on this list are high-quality and promote clean living.
My husband and I have the goal of continually learning ways to become more self-sufficient. In my search, I have come across some great gift ideas. Below are the most useful gifts that are a great choice for any homesteading lifestyle.
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Must-Have Gifts For Homesteaders
The homesteader will be able to dry, vegetables, fruits, meats, and more with this food dehydrator. There is great drying space, superb air flow, and a clear door for viewing the food. Made by Excalibur, also included is an adjustable thermostat and 9 trays to fit plenty of food.
Sourdough Starter Set
Another great gift for a homesteader is this sourdough starter set. Great for digestive health, this sourdough set is also organic, which is important for ingesting less toxins. A proofing basket and liner, scraper, dough hook, glass jar, and spoon are included as well a the starter mix itself.
Starting Price: $80
These mesh bags are made out of 100% organic cotton. They serve as an eco-friendly option for holding and storing produce.
These are great for homesteaders because they allow the stored fruits and vegetables to breathe while easily organizing refrigerator shelves. Additionally, the bags are machine washable for less waste.
Another fantastic option sporting a higher price point is this Diamant Grain Mill. The homesteader will use their arm power to crank the grain through this cast iron piece of equipment.
Also, a more affordable mill option, is the electric Nutmill Grain Mill. It uses stainless steel blades to chop the grain down. Additionally it comes with a snap on bowl and a self-cleaning grinding chamber.
If your gift recipient already owns a kitchenAid mixer, then this is a great option for purchasing. It is convenient for saving space because the grinder is simply added onto the machine.
On the other hand, if the person you are buying for does not have a kitchenAid, the second link is another meat grinder option but pricier. However, this is the meat grinder to get if the budget allows.
The LEM meat grinder has raving reviews. Made of stainless steel, containing storage compartments, and fast and quiet grinding, the modern homesteader will love to use this.
Lastly, we have a more budget-friendly option that is not electric. This is for the homesteader that prefers not to have to rely on electricity,
Glass storing jars are an economical must for the homesteading family. The link below provides access to both canning jars and other glass storage jars. Durable, practical, and affordable, every homesteader is sure to use them.
Starting Price: $10
This is on my Christmas list!! These are pricey, so gifts are the ideal way to go. However, the hefty price tag is for a reason. These non-stick pots and pans are not only non-toxic but stand up to extreme heat conditions. Handcrafted by ceramic artists, these pans are made with pure ceramic which retains flavors and nutrients better than traditional cookware.
Price for Dutch Oven: $379.99
Another on the list of gifts for homesteaders are these organic sack bags. If food is going to be stored in bags, then it is important to make sure the material is organic so toxins are not leached into the food. These organic flour sacks are an affordable, thoughtful gift.
Price: $7.99 for set of 3
Buying a safer slow cooker with less toxins is another great gift choice. When a person is a homesteader, using clean, safer, and eco-friendly choices are important. This slow cooker not only is used as a crockpot for a home-cooked meal, but it also can be used on the stovetop.
Buying a gift like these fermenting lids for a homesteader is sure to be a win. These lids make the canning jars even more versatile. They also are economically friendly and saves storage space from additional jars.
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A vacuum sealer is a good option for a gift as well because keeping meats and other food fresh is important. Sealing the meat properly for longer storage saves on the budget. This vacuum sealer by FoodSaver is among the more affordable options and comes with vacuum seal bags as well.
Another great tool for the homestead kitchen is this peel parer, slicer, and corer. No one wants to be spending time peeling through apples when there is a tool that will do it quickly. My friend uses it for dehydrating apples for a sweet treat to have on hand. This is great for gift giving on a tight budget. Also, this works for potatoes and pears.
In addition to the great list of ideas is this knife set. The set includes a storage block with self-sharpening blades. Therefore, your busy homesteading friend will save time not having to continually sharpen the knives. Also, the blades are made of durable stainless steel.
Homesteading Home Supplies
Another great addition to the gift list of homesteading supplies are these beeswax candles. These candles by Fontana and Co. are unscented in fragrance, however, scented options are available. Beeswax is great for purifying the air, and these candles are non-toxic. Coconut oil is also an added ingredient. These candles burn beautifully.
Beeswax is a necessity for a true homesteader whom makes ointments, creams, candles, lip balm, their own soaps, and so on. Beeswax is a great purifier as well as antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal.
You cannot go wrong with a gift that does so many different things. The beeswax linked below is organic and from a reputable source.
Of course, if you have essential oils, then an essential oil diffuser only makes sense to be next on the best gifts list. This diffuser does not use water and uses ceramic accessories to diffuse the scent. This is a great option for anyone wanting a cleaner fragrance.
In addition to the list of gifts, is this immersion stick blender. Multiple color options are available to choose from as well. An immersion blender is useful for not only food and meal prep but also for handmade gifts such as lotions, soaps, and other creatives.
Another good idea for a homesteading gift is this duster. Lamb's wool contains lanolin which naturally attracts dust. Therefore, a home can be safely and effectively dusted without the use of chemicals. This duster comes in different sizes.
Starting Price: $11.99
In addition to the more expensive gift option is this Aquatru reverse osmosis water system. Although it costs more than some of the gifts, it will be one of the most often used items. Harmful contaminants are removed promptly using this system.
This coffee maker is stainless steel and does not require electricity. It also can be used on multiple surfaces such as a stovetop or woodfire place. Additionally, it comes with a built in filtration system, alleviating the need for paper filters. We have one of these and they make an excellent cup of coffee.
My husband and I got this for my parents, and they used it all the time. It sits nicely on top of the counter or a discreet area in the kitchen. Once filled, simply empty it outside into the larger compost bin. Alternatively, use this without the additional cost of a larger one. It is made of stainless steel for odor-free composting.
Gardening Gifts for Homesteaders
Often homesteaders have large gardens which require a lot of work. This gardening tool set is ideal for making the tasks more doable. Additionally, the tools all come in a storage set for easy pick up and finding. Gloves and knee pads are included as well.
Who would not love to go pick fresh fruit off of their own fruit tree? This is a thoughtful and useful gift to give your favorite homesteader. It is a practical gift that will give for years to comes as they continually are able to grow their own food from it. Also, there are many organic varieties from which to choose.
Another great gardening gifts item is this Austrian cold frame. Homesteaders will be able to extend their food growing supply as well as the growing season with this miniature greenhouse.
Homesteaders want self-sufficiency as much as possible and this will extend their possibilities. This actually is great for anyone looking to save extra cost at the grocery story.
Also, this cold frame will hold up to snow coverage and is designed for less condensation drippage.
Whether it be a gift card to Eden Brothers to purchase their own seeds, including seed packets in a gift basket, or gifting them individually all on their own, these seed packets are a practical option. A homesteader will always be able to make use out of quality seeds.
Outdoor Homesteading Supplies
This is also a great gift idea for any homesteader and a must. Creating fresh soil from the breakdown of food is a wonderful natural process that must be utilized. This is especially the case if it is organic food that is being broken down. The compost bin is large with 3 sections, insuring that the homesteader will continually have a supply breaking down while another supply is being used.
Another great piece of equipment to have on hand as a homesteader is a smoker. They range in prices quite a bit, however, this is a basic one that will do the job for many people. It uses propane for heating. We had one like this for many years that did a really nice job smoking meats.
This is definitely an expensive gift. However, the self-sufficiency aspect of it gives it the hefty price tag. Through the use of solar panels energized by the sun, this generator features many outlets allowing it to power small appliances without giving off fumes. This is great to have on hand when a power outage hits.
Another gift option great for Christmas gifts or other occasions is this Little Giant Ladder. My husband loved this ladder and had it for the longest time, until it was eventually stolen out of the back of his truck. It is convenient, durable, and is easily positioned many ways. A homesteading convenience for sure.
This chainsaw made by Husqvarna is another gift with a higher price tag. I have linked the chainsaw through this supplier to insure the quality is made to a higher standard than getting it from a traditional style boxed store. The chainsaw is an item that is great for a homesteader to have on hand at all times.
Also a good option for homesteaders is this canvas firewood carrier. It is convenient and will be used frequently. My Mother-in-law made one for us for Christmas. Getting wood was much easier when we had a wood burning fireplace because of this bag.
A water butt is a great way to repurpose water and conserve energy. My mother-in-law has one and uses it on her plant materials and flowers. Adding accessories as well will allow for cleaner water. It is important to make sure water stays uncontaminated using safe methods.
Emergency Gifts for Homesteaders
Another excellent gift idea is this solar radio. Great for emergencies, however, fantastic to use any time as well. This is a crank radio that is powered either by batteries or solar panels. Additional good news is that it has a built-in flashlight. My husband has a similar radio that was given to him as a Christmas gift by his kids: He uses it all the time when he is working outside.
Other Gifts for Homesteaders
An herbal book is also the perfect gift to add to the homesteader's resource library. Rosemary Gladstar is know as the "Mother Of Herbs". This book is about healing herbs and the ways to properly use them. Any homesteader is sure to be happy to receive this gift.