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Gift ideas for the homesteader

If you have a homesteader to buy for on your Christmas list this year, these are great gift ideas for homesteading individuals of all levels. I’ve gifted some of these to myself I love them so much!

Over 15 gift ideas for the homesteader and hobby farmer in your life.

There are new homesteaders every day searching for the best tools to use, the best books to read and ways to thrive on their homestead.

It’s no doubt that certain items are worth having on your homestead to make you life easier.

gifts for the homesteader

Inexpensive gift ideas for the homesteader

These gifts are for the budget shopper. Homesteaders will loves these and you’ll spend under $25 to see that smile on their face!

Ball complete book of home preserving

This was one of the first books my mom got me when I started mentioning canning and home preserving. I haven’t done much preserving yet, but have made some jam.

This book is one of my favorites and will be so helpful once I start preserving food. If you have a homesteader in your life, this is the perfect budget gift! The Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving is a must-have in any homesteaders’ home.

The Encyclopedia of Country Living

This book will provide everything a homesteader needs to know about basic skills and country wisdom. I’ve referred back to this book multiple times throughout my homesteading journey. Pretty much all the information you need is right here in one spot!

My mother-in-law bought it for my husband and me while we were working on closing on our first house and homestead. This book will be a homesteader dream book the moment they find it.

Thornproof gardening gloves

If you have citrus trees, or pesky little blackberry bushes that never produce but keep growing back (DARN THOSE BRAMBLES!), these gloves are the gloves for you…and me!

Not only will this gift not break the bank, but they’ll be a gift that keeps giving for years to come.

Norpro canning essentials boxed set

I have this set and I love it. My mother in law recently borrowed it to render some lard from the hog we butchered.

It comes with everything you need to start canning, with the exception of the mason jars of course. The best thing about this set, other than having all the tools you need, is it is under $25!

You can use this kit in a regular stockpot or a pressure cooker for all kinds of canning!

Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Hand Soap

I use Mrs. Meyers soap in my home and love it! This soap is so wonderful for so many reasons. It contains plant-derived cleaning ingredients, is biodegradable, and cruelty-free!

With the number of times I wash my hands during the day, it’s the only soap I really want to use. Since I use it often, I like to buy hand soap refills and just refill my containers to reduce waste in my home.

Egg carton stamp

These reusable carton stamps are so cute! If I ever were to expand my egg operation I would definitely get one of these. Not only are they a crafty addition to your cartons, but you’re also supporting a small business on Etsy.

rubber egg stamp carton

You can customize this stamp, use different colored inks, and use it over and over again. Better yet, you can pair the stamp with some biodegradable egg cartons and make it a package gift!


You can never go wrong with seeds. I buy all my seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds and I swear by them! I’m not an affiliate or a rep, just a lover of the company.

They’re honest and their seeds are some of the best quality.

baker creek seeds


Every homesteader and hobby farmer needs a good set of earbuds.

I listen to music or audiobooks while doing farmwork. Pruning grapes is one of my least favorite activities and having something to listen to helps the time pass by.

I’m convinced you can’t have too many pairs of earbuds! They’re small and fit in the smallest of places. What’s even better is they’re multi-use! PERFECTO.

Essential Oils

I use Simply Earth in my home and love it. Not only are these oils great, affordable gifts for the homesteader in your life but they’re also a great zero waste stocking stuffer item!

Simply Earth is a small, family-owned company producing 100% pure, honest, affordable essential oils for your home! I started using them a few years ago and have loved my experience completely.

They also have a free “Essential Oils for Beginners” eBook you can have printed! Download it for free and use a printing service, such as Staples, to print and bind it for cheap.

Pair the free eBook with an oil for an inexpensive, yet beneficial, gift for your homesteader.

Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box

You can also order your homesteader a subscription to the Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box. Use the code TGAHFREE for a gift card towards your next purchase for yourself or another!

Farm mugs

Here’s a gift for the farmer that goat’s a sense of humor. How about these mugs as gifts for homesteaders and country folk?

For a long while, I would get my family cool mugs for all the holidays. Eventually, it became apparent that they all had way too many mugs and I had to change my course.

Never-the-less, you could gift a mug every 3-5 years and get away with it. Plus, they’re perfect for a small budget!

chicken farm house enamel mugs

You could also splurge a little bit and buy a handmade mug from Etsy and support a small business this season!

handmade farm house mug etsy

Gifts for the slightly larger budget

These gifts are more than $25 but are still perfect gifts for the farmer, gardener and homesteader in your life. Big ticket items are great for the intentional who like to live with fewer, more special items.

The fanny pack

I use a fanny pack almost every day on the homestead! I put my cell phone in it, screws, shove gloves in the side, etc.

Although you can find fanny packs under $25, the super cute ones are handmade and more suitable for the farmer like this goat fanny pack and this one with barn animals on it! There’s one for everyone, just make sure there’s enough room in it for the basics.

barnyard fanny pack

Women’s waterproof rain sloggers

Okay, check out these chicken sloggers and tell me they aren’t the cutest! If your homesteading friends have chickens, they need these. Heck, I need these!

The reviews on the sloggers are so great I’m probably going to add them to my holiday list. I’ll leave this picture right here and move right along.

The Homestead Subscription Box

I recently discovered this box and think it’s so cool! These gift boxes are personalized for all types of homesteaders. Find the perfect subscription for the seed starter, cheesemaker and hunter/gatherer alike.

Subscription boxes are the gifts that keep on giving, as long as you can commit to the price. If you have a slightly larger budget and a lover of all things sustainable-living, this is a great gift!

Electric Food Dehydrator

My mom has had an Excalibur food dehydrator for years she doesn’t use that I’ve had my eye on! These models aren’t the cheapest but have great reviews, last for years and are made in the USA.

The Presto Dehydro Electric Food Dehydrator also has great reviews and, after some chatting in the homesteading Facebook groups, folks seem to love this model. Priced at a more affordable number, it’s a great option for the homesteader just getting start with food preserving.

A middle-ground dehydrator as the price is concerned, the Snackmaster Pro Food Dehydrator is compact but powerful. This product is almost completely made in the USA!

DehydratorPrice RangeAdjustable thermostat?Temp. range# of trays includedNotes
Presto 06300 Dehydro Electric Food DehydratorUnder $60No165º F4-8Turns off only when unplugged
Nesco FD-75A Snackmaster Pro Food DehydratorUnder $100Yes95º-160º F5-12Comes with a recipe and instruction booklet!
Excalibur 2400 Electric Food DehydratorOver $100Yes95º-165º F4-9Comes with 5-year limited coverage

Backyard Garden Harvest Basket

Every homesteader needs a quality harvest basket or harvest apron on their homestead. One is more useful than the other depending on the crop you’re harvesting.

I prefer to put hardier crops in my apron and more sensitive crops in a basket. Salad greens and beans can get crushed under each other! If my harvest is abundant, I’ll use a basket no matter what.

I love this style basket because you can also rinse your produce after harvesting – all in one!

harvest basket

Gift ideas for the homesteader: Summary

Are you ready for Christmas time? Have a holly, jolly Christmas without busting your budget this season with these great items!


Homesteading resources all homesteaders need

These resources were part of a giveaway I did with a wonderful group of homesteaders and bloggers.

These bloggers are absolutely wonderful. These books will be a great gift for the gardener and homesteader in your life.

The Self Sufficient HomeAcre

The Beginner’s Guide to Backyard Homesteading paperback book

From raising chickens to tending gardens and orchards, starting a backyard homestead is a practical way to live more sustainably. This homesteading book for beginners provides essential information, step-by-step instructions, and practical tips for transforming your backyard into a homestead that puts food on the table reduces household waste and helps you return to your roots.

Learn how to create a customized action plan for your backyard homestead, calculate expenses, and set realistic goals for every step of the process. From planting vegetable and herb gardens to beekeeping and raising dairy, poultry, and meat animals, you’ll find everything you need to start a sustainable backyard homestead from scratch.

Price: $16.19

How to Make Money at The Farmers Market eBook

Are you looking for ways to add a side hustle to your homestead? Do you want to make an income from your garden? Maybe you’re hoping to earn income from home by growing food for a farm stand.

Selling your homegrown and homemade goods at the Farmers Market or a home-based Farm Stand are both great ways to make a side income if you know where to start!

In this eBook, you’ll find out how to:

  • Set up your business
  • Plan ahead for success
  • Choose the best location for sales
  • Pick the best products to sell
  • Market your goods for increased income

In addition, you’ll get a bunch of helpful worksheets and checklists to help you plan ahead and track your business records!

Price: $2.99

The Farm Wife

The Search For A Simple Life paperback book…

When faced with the many uncertainties in life, we often wonder how we can make it through relatively unscathed. Whether it be personal, such as the loss of employment, hectic schedules and the cost of living going up, or globally, such as chemicals in our foods, food scarcities and health-related pandemics, we begin to start longing for a better way to live.

Learning to live a simple life may not fix all of life’s problems, but it is certainly a way to help you provide for your family, cut expenses and live a quieter life at a slower pace. The Search for a Simple Life outlines the basic steps you can take to start shifting your lifestyle.

From building a foundation on faith and living a more frugal life, to gardening, preserving the harvest, teaching your children basic life skills, and more, The Search for a Simple Life offers ideas and food for thought to help you begin a journey toward living a happier, healthier and more contented life. 

Price: $9.99 (Available only on Amazon)

Have a Merry Simple Christmas eBook & 25 Days to a Merry, Simple Christmas Journal!

Have a Merry, Simple Christmas is designed with you in mind to help keep your holiday organized and running smoothly, and still maintain the normal daily activities and meals. Loaded with tips, ideas and worksheets – from getting organized with a notebook,  recipes, and meal planning help for regular meals, as well as for the holidays, to  gift ideas (and DIY directions for them, stocking stuffers and tree decorations) you can find it all here.  

There are also 15 great printables – including party planning, shopping lists and budget worksheets, to name just a few. This e-book can easily get you well on your way to loving every minute of a Merry, Simple Christmas and still keep the sparkle in the holidays!

Price: $12.99 for eBook and $3.99 for journal

Sales Info:  25% Discount + a Free Copy of 25 Days to Have a Merry, Simple Christmas Journal (valued at $3.99) will be included with your purchase of A Merry Simple Christmas eBook!

Just enter code HTH25 – then email The Farm Wife at [email protected] to let her know you purchased the book. She will send you your FREE 25 Days to Have a Merry, Simple Christmas Journal.

Joy on This Mom Journey

Super Easy Guide To Planning Your Garden Like A Pro online course…

Course NameSuper Easy Guide To Planning Your Garden Like A Pro
Description:  A complete garden planning course that will give you a crystal clear plan for a garden that will produce all your family needs (and wants) for the year. 

Super Easy Guide To Planning Your Garden Like A Pro will give you confidence in your gardening plan, and a calmness that you haven’t left anything out and Know you won’t forget anything important. 

Units on:

  • What to grow
  • When to plant
  • How much to grow
  • Season extension and year-long harvests
  • How to plan for succession planting and companion planting
  • How to plan for space requirements
  • Making a visual garden plan
  • Printable forms, charts, lists, and more to bring your plan to life.
  • and much more

Price: Super Easy Guide to Planning Your Garden Like A Pro is regularly $24

SALE PRICE: November 14th through 30th this course is 35% off with code BYH35 or follow this link…  https://joyonthismomjourney.teachable.com/p/super-easy-garden-planning-course/?product_id=1958905&coupon_code=BYH35

Better Hens and Gardens

Nigerian Dwarf Goats 101 

Nigerian Dwarf Goats 101 is the first book in a series of four ebooks on the breed, and it describes why the breed is so popular, what the basic requirements are for keeping Nigerian Dwarf goats, and the questions you should consider before committing to owning them.

 If you think you want to get started with this increasingly popular breed of small goats, then this book will get you started on the right track! 

In the first book, Nigerian Dwarf Goats 101, you’ll learn:

  • What it takes to house, feed, & keep them healthy 
  • What they can be used for (milk, meat, weed control, companionship, etc.)
  •  Which types are best given your goals
  • Common mistakes to avoid

Price: $4.99 and includes a coupon code at the end of  the book for $2.00 OFF the next book in the series: Nigerian Dwarf Goats 201: Getting Started (regularly $6.99)

Grow Where You Sow

The Ultimate Homesteading Basics eBook

The Ultimate Homesteading Basics Book is your one-stop-shop for all the basic information you’ll need as a homesteader. With 50 pages, 7 chapters, and 10 free pdf downloads, it covers small livestock, predators, gardening, compost, and the resources and advice you need to get started.

Whether you’re a beginning homesteader or a forgetful homesteading veteran, this eBook is your manual for quick and accurate information, resources, and advice.

Price: $12.99

Oak Hill Homestead

How to Grow Vegetables & Herbs in a Shady Garden eBook

Description: Some vegetable plants will grow just fine in filtered or partial shade, and many herbs even prefer it. If your garden space is less than sunny, you might need to use some creativity to grow a great garden  – but I’ll tell you all my secrets in my new 27-page ebook, How to Grow Vegetables and Herbs in a Shady Garden.

Price: $2.49

15 Acre Homestead

Natural Old Time Hacks Tips and Recipes for Your Homestead Garden eBook

If it’s time to clean out your closet, the Tips and Tricks section can put some of those items to better use. From old boots and helmets to kitchen ladles and chopsticks, Natural Old Time Hacks Tips and Recipes for your Homestead Garden is chock full of great ideas to help you create and maintain a lush, beautiful garden.

 No matter what is preventing you from having that picture-perfect garden, you will find a remedy in this great e-book. All you have to do is check your pantry or refrigerator for most of the common ingredients.  Find links for websites where you can order what you don’t have, or have beneficial insects delivered right to your door.

Price: $5.99

Homegrown Self Reliance

Raising Chickens for a Natural, Self-Sufficient Lifestyle eBook

So you want to start raising chickens? What a wonderful idea! Chickens are often referred to as a “gateway” to raising livestock. And they are a great way to start working on your self-sufficiency. But actually raising them can raise a lot of questions!

Have you ever wondered: What size coop do you need for the number of chickens you want? What do you use for bedding? How do you care for chicks? What if a chicken gets sick? I don’t have money to take her to the vet! What about caring for chickens in winter? Do I need to heat the coop?

You’ll get all of these answers and many, many more in my newest e-book, Raising Chickens For a Natural, Self-Sufficient Lifestyle.

And right now, it’s priced at the low, low price of $1.99. Normally $3.99! Go grab yours today!

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  1. Awesome giveaway and thanks for all the great gift ideas.

  2. Deborah Urich says:

    I found this site by accident and just love it. I live in the country and love all the advice. Thank you. Looking forward to all of your emails.

    1. Hi Deborah! I am so happy to hear that. Country livin’ is the best, for sure. Thanks for subscribing to receive the emails! Let me know if there’s anything specific you’d like to hear about from me. Have a great weekend!

  3. Richele Dunavent says:

    The baskets are wonderfully done and such practical uses. I really liked the other ideas you have listed here, as well.

  4. Tami Lewis says:

    Absolutely fantastic giveaway! And gloves where I don’t feel thorns…swoon!

  5. Awesome giveaway! Thanks!

  6. One of God's says:

    I truly appreciate giveaways with the opportunity to win a goodie. Thanks.

  7. Wow! We have to start over with chickens next year! A bear decided we did not need fresh or chickens this spring!

    1. Oh my heart, Linda. I’m so extremely sorry to hear that. My thoughts are with you and I hope that next year provides a better experience. If I can provide any direction, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Thanks for sharing it with me! -Chelsea

  8. goofychas says:

    This is a great list, thanks so much for sharing.