8 Great Homesteading Gifts
Candi Adams on November 4, 2017
If you are a homesteader or know someone who is living the dream of homesteading, you may be wondering what to buy as a gift for that family. Homesteading is a lifestyle that depends on the ability to reuse, repurpose and of course, living off the land. You can help your friend or family member by giving them homesteading gifts and useful tools that will help them out on the homestead. Check out the list of items below that are sure to make most homesteaders very happy while helping them reach their goal of being self-sufficient.
Homesteading is all about growing your own food to sustain you all year round. The way to do that is via home food preservation. A food dehydrator can be used to dry fruits, veggies, meats, and herbs. This is a gift that will be well used for years to come.
Consider an electric grinder which can be used to make sausages as well. A durable grinder will be a useful gift any homesteader can appreciate. You can also look into manual grinders, but they require a great deal more work, even if they are better for an off-grid family.
Homesteading is very hands-on, all year round. A good pair of work gloves is a necessity. You can never give a homesteader too many pairs of gloves. These make great stocking stuffers.
A pressure canner will always be appreciated. It can be used for home preservation of fruits, veggies, meats, stews and so on. If you are feeling extra generous, adding some basic canning tools along with jars and lids would also be welcomed by any homesteader.
A vacuum sealer is a must-have. It can be used to seal dehydrated foods as well as meats that go in the freezer. This is a great choice if you butcher your own meat. You can save expensive cut and wrap costs.
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A cheese making kit is perfect for the family that has dairy goats or dairy cows or access to fresh milk. There are many different kinds of cheese that can be made in one’s own kitchen. Getting started with a kit is the perfect gift for a homesteader.
A fermenting kit will be a welcome addition to any homestead. Your homesteader can use a crock to start sourdough or ferment a variety of foods that can be put on the shelf. Fermenting is another way to preserve foods and many people feel it provides a health benefit. Wide-mouth clamp style lids with weights can also be given in place of a kit.
Candle making supplies are going to be a huge hit. Your homesteader will likely be very happy to be able to make their own candles and save a great deal of money at the same time. They can choose to make the candles scented as well as choose the type of wax they use, but to do that, they need the double boiler, thermometer, and molds included in a kit.
Your homesteader will appreciate any homesteading gifts that will make life a little easier and a little more comfortable on the homestead. Don’t be afraid to buy the accessories and supplies that go with the homesteading gifts featured here. It will all be welcomed and used. Happy gift giving!