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Homesteaders really aren’t that hard to buy for – usually we love practical gifts that we both need AND will get a lot of use from. If you’re looking for something special for the homesteader you love, here’s a list of my Top 10 Great Gifts for the Homesteader.
There are some inexpensive gifts on the list and then there are some more expensive gifts. Any one of these 10 will be appreciated. Whether you are looking for stocking stuffers or a big gift for the Homesteader in your life, you’ll find it here!
10 Great Gifts for the Homesteader
A Leatherman –
Leatherman tools are awesome! I am always walking around with my Leatherman in my pocket – so handy and so many tools – all in one spot! My only problem is I am going to have to buy one for Graham because he keeps taking mine!
Here is the list of tools this one pictured has:
needle nose pliers, regular pliers, hard-wire cutters, wire cutters, knife, serrated knife, saw, strap cutter, cleaning rod/brush adapter, can opener, bottle opener, oxygen tank wrench, phillips screwdriver, large screwdriver, medium screwdriver, small screwdriver
They aren’t cheap, but they are fantastic quality and when you have one, you never have to go back to the tool shed to finish a job. So handy when you are way out in the field trying to fix fencing.
TIP: Some of these are all black. I would get one that is just metal or a mix of both. Why? Because if it falls out of your pocket, it is going to be a LOT harder to find the black one in the grass!
Price? Under $100 for the best ones. Cheaper for the ones with less tools.
Anyone with property knows the importance of a GOOD wheelbarrow or yard cart. Here’s why this one is so great:
- Converts work as an extended dolly, flower pot mover, trailer mover, bag holder and cylinder carrier
- steel construction that can hold 300 lbs
- Ergonomic lift design makes a 200-lb. wheelbarrow load feel like 17 lbs., 3 cubic feet volume capacity
- Fold-out arm to carry flower pots, small trees, mulch bags, straw bales and other oversized, awkward items
Price? Under $160 and worth every penny
Warm Socks –
Need some stocking stuffers? Here you go – EVERY homesteader or farmer LOVES getting good quality warm socks. Trudging off to the barn two or three times a day is a LOT more comfortable when you have some warm socks on!
Why we love them –
- made with premium 65% merino wool that will keep your feet nice and warm.
- reinforced toes and heels for extra strength in the spots where socks suffer wear and tear first. These are wool socks that women and men can wear year after year.
- higher than an ankle sock, these will protect the lower leg and keep you warm. The wool hiking socks tops won’t slip as you walk, and they have a smooth fit that conforms to the shape of your foot.
- you can toss them in the washing machine! Yes that’s right, Merino wool socks that you don’t have to handwash!
Price? Less than $15 for 3 pairs – a great deal!
Electric Log Splitter –
We have been splitting wood for years and this is the BEST homesteading investment we ever made! It’s easy to use, pretty much indestructible and never breaks down. I have split dozens of cords of wood with our splitter. Our log splitter is electric, but you can get gas ones too. We just run a long extension cord from the house outlet to the wood room and get started.
Splits wood so much faster than by hand and far less work. Well worth the price!
Price? Less than $350
Good Quality Leather Gloves –
I don’t know about you, but I NEED leather gloves. I am either hauling something, digging something, throwing hay or using my hands in some other way. Those thin garden gloves? They never last for a full season around here. They don’t even last a half of a season for me. If you’re a weekend gardener, sure they are fine. But if you are working hard outside every day, you need good thick work gloves.
I wear these even in the summer, yes they are a bit warmer but I need the toughness and thickness of leather gloves. Check out the reviews on these and pick up a pair for the homesteader in your life!
Price? Under $13 and I bet they last all year long.
My word, do I LOVE my Sloggers! I have the red Chicken boots and wear them a lot around here. Sloggers have great grippy soles and are really good quality. They are made for great traction in mud and even snow. And they are made in the USA – and that’s important!
Guaranteed – if your wife loves livestock, she will love a pair of these. Get them with Chickens on them, Goats, Cows or Leopard Spots! Seriously, check them out and get her a pair!
Price? Under $40
Another awesome inexpensive gift for anyone who has to go off to the barn several times a day. If you live in a Northern climate, your homesteader will really appreciate these hand and toe warmers. If you’re going for a stocking stuffer, buy them individually, but really, what homesteader wouldn’t love a whole box of these to use during those really cold months?
Price? Under $30 for 24 pairs
This isn’t a gift a lot of people would think of buying for someone, BUT if your loved one is heading off to new property and planning on getting a woodstove for heating, this is a NECESSITY.
Anyone with a wood stove needs to have this – and the brushes need to be replaced every once in a while. So think about getting the brush or several lengths of the rods. They will never see this gift coming, but they will really appreciate it!
This is actually two gifts – the pipe cleaning rods and then the actual woodstove chimney cleaning brush. You will need to figure out the length of the stove pipe in order to calculate how many cleaning rods you will need. But…since a lot of homesteaders have a woodstove, they need to have one of these kits.
Price? Under $20 for 2 lengths of rods. Around $15 for the brush.
A Stihl or Husqvarna Chainsaw
These are the best quality chainsaws. Invest in a good one, take care of it and it will last for years, maybe decades. We have several that have been around for years. Just get one that is between 18-24 inches – that length of bar will take care of pretty much anything you ask of it! If you heat with wood, you need a chainsaw!
Price? Around $450
If he has a chainsaw, he needs a chainsaw filing kit! Chains get dull or they get damaged if it hits a rock (happens more than you might think). This one comes with all the tools in a roll up kit, so you can take it out in the bush and have everything you need.
Bonus? The bright orange colour means it will be a lot harder to lose in the bush!
Price? Under $20
See? Homesteaders aren’t really that hard to buy for – get them something practical and something that makes their life easier. It will be appreciated!
Know someone who loves their chickens? Take a look through our 5 Great Gifts for Chicken Lovers