Homesteaders, by nature, are minimalists. They are people who have chosen to live off the land instead of living in the land of excess – and so, you must be very careful when choosing which gifts to give them on Christmas. The trick to giving a gift to a homesteader is this: give them a gift that will enhance their homesteading lifestyle.
Fancy cars and expensive jewelry aren’t what they’re after (thank goodness for you). Rather, homesteaders love a gift that drives them deeper into their hobbies, improves upon a homesteading skill, or minimalizes their lifestyle even more.
We’ve scoured the market and found some great stocking stuffers that homesteaders actually want! Feast your eyes on this merry list…
Every homesteader needs a good multi-tool, and the Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD Pocket Knife is a classic. It comes with seven built-in tools: a blade, nail file, screwdriver, scissors, key ring, tweezers, and a toothpick.
All the daily and emergency tools they’ll need without having to carry around some bulky tools. It’s even a great starter gift for those young homesteaders just starting out.
How many keys is the typical homesteader carrying around in their pocket? One for the house, one for the shed, one for the car, five for the padlocks and who knows what else! Get rid of that clunky wad of metal with this sleek key organizing system.
The Keysmart Compact Key Holder can hold up to 14 keys, condensing them into the size of a pack of gum that slips neatly in even the tightest pocket.
Whether you need a quick tool to open Amazon Prime boxes or a cutting tool for when you’re unexpectedly stranded in the woods, having a knife on handy is a daily blessing. This lightweight credit card knife can be folded and placed into the credit card slot of any wallet. Just remember not to walk through the airport with it!
For the handyman who is always taking something apart and putting it back together, having a portable screwdriver in their pocket will save so much time. This tiny screwdriver keychain attaches to keys or bag loops, so there’s no need to carry a bulky metal tool in the glovebox anymore. It comes with both a slotted head and a Philips head, too.
5. Duck Call
Turkey calling has never been easier with the H.S. Strut Hammerin Crow Call! With a little practice, it’s easy to replicate Turkey calls that mimic everything from distress cries to fighting calls. Proven effective in the field for attracting close-range and long-distance turkeys.
6. Trail Camera
Want to take inventory of which animals are hanging around your property and when? The Campark Trail Game Camera comes with a low-glow infrared night vision and 90% trigger ability that captures high-quality footage of your targets.
No more smelly men coming through your doors. For the hunters, fish gutters, and animal wranglers, they can now just rub the smell away with the Stainless-Steel Odor Absorber. Smells that usually linger on the skin for hours are now quickly absorbed and removed in minutes. Here’s another secret, it works on underarms and body odor, too.
A true hunter is aware of how unpredictable a day in the field can be. Tracking a buck is no walk in the park, but the right lure can change the entire game. Attract more deer with no effort using a lure made of all-natural doe urine! Doe-in-Rut Buck Lure guarantees that deer will show up within an hour after application!
Sheers are like socks – a gift that you’re excited to receive, but one you probably wouldn’t buy for yourself. So, replace those old and rusty garden shears for the one you love. These super sharp, ergonomic no-slip grip sheers that can cut up to 3/4″ diameter size tree branches! This might be the winning stocking-stuffer of the year.
Stocking a complete garden usually takes a dozen trips to two dozen stores just to collect the basic variety of vegetable seeds. Not anymore! Get variety and quality all in one sitting with this survival garden pack that comes with 32 different non-GMO seeds for the perfect spring harvest.
11. Plant Labels
To go along with the new survival garden, you’ll need plant labels to help keep track of what’s planted where. You can stick these 100% bamboo plant markers in an existing garden, or use them to map out your garden depending on which seeds need how much sunlight- even before planting begins.
Finally, the ultimate survival accessory that is practical and masculine at the same time. This lightweight bracelet unravels to 13.1 feet of strong, durable paracord that’s ready to go in emergency situations.
Create a makeshift fishing line, secure your storm shelter, or make a tourniquet in an instant. The Friendly Swede Paracord Survival Bracelet is made of durable polyester that can hold up to 350lbs of weight!
Start the year right with a fresh new pair of work gloves. Synthetic leather offers comfort and protection, while stretchable spandex is designed to give a good strong grip even when wet. They don’t shrink, slip or sweat – perfect for any homesteader who loves to work with their hands.
In the workshop, in the garage, or out on the property building a new fence – it’s so easy to lose nails, nuts, and bolts. Save the trouble of searching for that damn screw and ensure that no loose nails are in the grass waiting to be stepped on. This magnetic wristband securely holds all these easy-to-lose tools on your wrist while you work.
Through rain, shine, snow, or sand, there’s nothing that can stop the UCO Titan Stormproof Match Kit. These matches will spark up and stay lit even in the rain or when dropped in the dirt. One stick is proven to last a full 25 seconds – giving plenty of time to get the job done.
Release your inner beast in the kitchen with these Bear Claws that are used to shred chicken, pork, beef, and duck twice as fast without the mess. Designed with ergonomic grip handles, the shredding motion really feels like you have claws! Plus, it’s completely melt-proof and can stand a temperature as hot as 475 degrees – great for BBQ season.
Any seasoned juicer knows the pain of having to squeeze lemons by hand. Give your hands a break with this metal citrus press that makes juicing fast and easy. The best part? This Citrus Press Juicer is extra efficient, getting every last drop.
18. Herb Scissors
Enjoy the soothing feeling of snipping herbs with perfect symmetry. The Jenaluca Herb Scissors come with five heavy-duty blades to make cutting herbs quick and easy. When your herbs are perfectly cut, you can ensure even cooking temperatures and beautiful plate decoration.
New year, new lids! How many wasted fermentation projects have we lost to badly fit airlock lids? Get rid of those old locks and switch to these modern-day waterless airlock fermentation lids! Each lid fits snugly to any wide mouth mason jar with a 3.25-inch diameter and cuts out hours of canning time.
A must-have essential for any and all outdoorsy folk. Whether you’re hiking on the weekend or working outdoors on the weekdays – take away the discomfort of wet feet with these waterproof and breathable socks. The high-performance fabric is lightweight and ventilated while the waterproof nylon keeps water from seeping in.
More than a poncho, it’s also a tent, picnic mat, and sunshade. This multi-purpose outdoor accessory is so lightweight and compact that it can be easily carried in the bottom of any bag or backpack without taking up precious space. Pull it out and unfold when needed.
Who doesn’t love these instant hand and toe warmers? Stuff them in your gloves or slip them in your boots during a snowy work day or winter trek to improve circulation and bring feeling back into your numb appendages.
With just a few shakes, the warmers heat up within 30 minutes and stay warm for up to eight hours–just enough time for a hike or a duck hunt.
You don’t realize how reliant you are upon electricity until it’s gone. A true homesteader should always have a backup plan in the case of a grid blackout. and this emergency radio and power bank is that Plan B.
The iRonsnow Upgraded Version IS-088U+ is a solar-powered AM/FM/NOAA/WB weather radio ensures that you’re never cut off from the outside world. It also comes with a built-in LED light and a USB plug for any phone.
Every other day shouldn’t have to be a struggle between man and his livestock food bucket. Make opening lids easier and less painful with this handy bucket lid wrench. It’s made with durable plastic that won’t bend or break no matter how stubborn that bucket lid is.
Many homesteaders make the mistake of throwing out and replacing dull knives – but hey, you’re doing it wrong! Your knives just need to be sharpened. Give your homesteader this Knife Sharpening Stone to start the new year off with precision. All you need is some water and your dull knives are as good as new!
Don’t make the mistake of stuffing junk in a homesteader’s stocking this year. Follow this list to avoid wasting money on unwanted trinkets and blow your homesteaders’ minds with gifts that will actually be appreciated. The holidays are approaching fast, best to start stocking up now!