Gifts From Homesteaders and For Homesteaders

On This Episode of The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Harold and Rachel Discuss The Gifts Homesteaders Can Make On The Homestead For Family and Friends and Also Gifts Homesteaders Might Like To Receive.

The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 170 – November 27, 2022

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Homesteading Gifts: From Crafted Treasures to Practical Tools

With Christmas on the horizon, we explore the myriad of ways to create and choose meaningful presents, both homemade and purchased, for those who cherish the homesteading lifestyle.

Handcrafted Gifts

  1. Food Delights: Jams, jellies, baked goods, and infusions like vinegars and oils.
  2. Herbal Wreaths: Combining aesthetics with practicality, these wreaths made from herbs serve as beautiful kitchen decor.
  3. Soap Making: Handmade soaps, from glycerin to lye varieties.
  4. Wood Crafts: From practical wine racks to playful toys, woodcrafting offers a range of gift options.
  5. Textile Creations: Knitted items, quilts, and fabric crafts like wax cloths and reusable bags.
  6. Plants and Cuttings: Offering a piece of your garden to help others grow theirs.

Purchased Gifts

  1. Books: A range of homesteading, gardening, and permaculture books.
  2. Tools: Practical tools, both hand and power tools, are always appreciated.
  3. Kitchen Equipment: From pressure canners to dehydrators, kitchen tools aid in food preservation and preparation.
  4. Skill Development Kits: Beginner kits for activities like candle making, leatherworking, and soap making.
  5. Classes and Experiences: Gifting classes or experiences related to homesteading skills or interests can be deeply enriching.

Practical Tools for Homesteaders

  1. Clothing: Durable and safety-oriented clothing like bibs, boots, and chainsaw chaps.
  2. Safety Gear: Ensuring the safety of your loved ones with protective equipment.
  3. Destinations: Trips to homesteading-related locations or events can be a unique and memorable gift.


As homesteaders, our approach to gifts reflects our values of sustainability, practicality, and personal connection. Whether it’s a handmade item imbued with love and care or a practical tool to aid in our daily tasks, these gifts resonate deeply with our lifestyle. This holiday season, consider crafting a gift or choosing one that supports the homesteading journey of your loved ones.


Suggested Book Links:

Permaculture Books

Homesteading Books

Gardening Books

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    Author, blogger, podcaster, homesteading and permaculture enthusiast. I have a passion for sharing what I learn and helping others on their journey. If you're looking for me, you'll usually find me in the garden.

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    An aspiring permaculturist and urban homesteader who loves to teach and inspire others to grow where they are planted.

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