Practical Homesteading Gifts that Pay for Themselves!

Practical Homesteading Gifts that Pay for Themselves! By The Self Sufficient HomeAcre

Practical Homesteading Gifts that Pay for Themselves

Do you need ideas for practical homesteading gifts that pay for themselves? It sounds like a lot to ask for! Homesteaders, gardeners, and other practical people are usually pretty easy to buy for and giving products that save money and increase self-reliance is a bonus!

We’ve tried many homesteading products that are practical, reliable, and saved enough money to pay for themselves many times over. What’s not to love about that?!

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Homesteading Gifts that Pay for Themselves

Gifts for the Urban and Suburban Homesteader

Homesteading is a state of mind. It’s about learning to do things for yourself, like cooking from scratch and raising some of your own food. You don’t have to live in the country to do those things!

You won’t be able to keep cows or raise grain without acreage…but urban homesteaders can certainly use kitchen goods, food preservation products, and tools for crafting.

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With a little bit of space, homesteaders might be able to keep a few hens or some bees, and plant veggies in a container garden. Not much room? Raise sprouts on a windowsill or grow herbs indoors.

Here are some ideas for gifts for the small space homesteader in your life (or maybe for yourself)…

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Homesteading Gifts that Pay for Themselves

Incubator and Accessories

It can get pricey to order chicks from a hatchery every year. An incubator allows you to hatch baby poultry from fertile eggs, saving money and increasing your self-reliance.

A fully automatic incubator makes a great gift for busy homesteaders and doesn’t require as much attention as a still air incubator without a turner.

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An egg candler is very helpful for home incubation. It allows for the removal of non-fertile eggs that may rot and cause problems in the incubator.

Once the eggs hatch, you’ll need a brooder to keep the chicks warm.

A helpful book on hatching and brooding chicks, along with the proper feed and water dishes, electrolytes, probiotics, grit, and feed are also helpful for the chicken enthusiast.

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Homesteading Gifts that Pay for Themselves

Gardening Gifts

Gardeners are always delighted with new tools, seeds, books, and gloves as gifts! These products allow the garden lover to grow food, flowers, and medicinal plants that save on groceries and other expenses. If you aren’t sure what they need, a Gift Card is always a nice stocking stuffer and is also easy to mail.

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Heirloom seeds make wonderful gifts and allow gardeners to save seeds and grow their favorite crops year after year. Consider a collection of seeds, fertilizers, and seed starting products from Mary’s Heirloom Seeds. The prices are reasonable and there is always a great selection of 99 Cent Seed Packs to choose from.

A basket of gardening goodies makes a great gift. Try filling a Tubtrug or a Hod Basket with seeds, tools, fertilizer, and garden hat and gloves.  A book on gardening or DIY garden projects will always be appreciated!

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Homesteading Gifts that Pay for Themselves

Gifts for the Kitchen

We all like good food, and making meals from the homestead is healthier and saves money. Sometimes it’s difficult to make food from scratch and preserve the harvest because we are so busy on the homestead.

Time-saving tools for the kitchen make great gifts and help us eat homegrown meals instead of reaching for processed foods.

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Many homesteaders start out with a few tools that help them prepare fresh meals from their homegrown produce, eggs, and dairy. Having a few extra tools in the kitchen will help the homesteader on your list preserve and prepare the bounty for their table.

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A food dehydrator, vacuum sealer, or canner may be just what they need to put up the harvest. Check to see what they already have and choose a gift that will help fill another need.

Cheesemaking supplies, yogurt maker, breadmaker or sourdough starter kits could be on their wish list. If they already have a breadmaker, a book of bread recipes may be appreciated.

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Homesteading Gifts that Pay for Themselves

Eco-Friendly Gifts

Saving money and saving the environment can go hand in hand! Urban homesteaders and rural farmers will like receiving products that are easy on the planet and good for your budget.

Stop buying bottled water, coffee to go, plastic storage bags, and plastic wrap with these products.

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Plant sugar maples for a future maple syrup operation or evergreens as a windbreak to save energy.

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Learn to make your own non-toxic cleaning solutions from inexpensive household products.

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Use gift wrap made from recycled paper with wildflower seeds embedded in it. You can grow a beautiful garden instead of adding to a landfill.

Splurge a little on organic, fair trade chocolate for your loved one! You’ll know that your chocolate was sustainably harvested without slave labor. Now that’s something to get excited about!

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Homesteading Gifts that Pay for Themselves

Books and Magazines

For those who love to read or enjoy learning new homesteading tips, books and subscriptions make wonderful gifts. Reading is pretty cheap entertainment (you might even want to cancel your cable) and books chock full of DIY homesteading projects can save a ton of money.

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There are books on creating your own baking mixes, foraging for free food, caring for livestock, raising your own fruits and veggies, woodworking, arts and crafts, knitting, sewing, upcycling, and…well, pretty much anything you can think of.

If you’re really not sure what to get for the homesteader on your list, maybe some reading material will fill the bill!

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Magazine Subscriptions

Subscriptions are a great way to give the gift that keeps on giving all year! Your family and friends will be reminded of your thoughtfulness and enjoy helpful homesteading information in every season.

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Homesteaders Aren’t Difficult to Please

Most of us are happy with some packets of seeds, a new trowel, and maybe a chicken book. You might also want to check into charities that your favorite homesteader cares about and make a donation in their name.

There are plenty of homemade gifts that they will appreciate too. Use your imagination and think green…and you’re sure to please your family and friends with gifts they will enjoy!

Try making peppermint foot balm, vanilla sugar scrub, or homemade cranberry apple jam for gifts!

Practical Homesteading Gifts that Pay for Themselves! By The Self Sufficient HomeAcre
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Lisa Lombardo

Freelance Writer at Tohoca, LLC
Lisa writes in-depth articles about gardening and homesteading topics. She grew up on a farm and has continued learning about horticulture, animal husbandry, and home food preservation ever since. She has earned an Associate of Applied Science in Horticulture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She is a self proclaimed gardening freak and crazy chicken lady.

In addition to writing for her own websites, Lisa has contributed articles to The Prepper Project and Homestead.org.

The author lives outside of Chicago with her husband, son, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a variety of poultry.
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