I hate to break it to you but your wife probably doesn’t want any more decor or candles. When we stopped using toxins in our home my husband had to get a little more creative. These are all things that I have and love or have added to my list for gifts. I don’t list anything that I don’t personally recommend so that is why you will see some specific brands here too. This homesteader women’s gift guide will be helpful for years to come.
People look right past this but it is a great gift! We will end up buying seeds one way or another so getting them as a gift gives us a head start. Plus, you can never have too many seeds. Try Johnny’s Seeds, MIGardener, or Baker Creek Seeds.
If your wife or partner already makes sourdough this is a terrible gift and you should skip it. If they have yet to enter into the sourdough world it’s an awesome gift. You can find a lot of different ways to buy it, but my favorite right now is that Ballerina Farm is offering her special sourdough starter “Willa.” There are a lot of gifts that you can give in addition to this too: bread whisk, bread lame, dough scraper, and banneton basket to name a few.
Stainless Mixing Bowls
The best thing about stainless bowls is that they come in great big sizes. I’ve yet to find a plastic one that compares to the large stainless steel bowls. They hold up for a long time and are a great investment.
I was shocked when I realized how expensive pressure canners are! My mom got hers on an auction but we haven’t found any since then. This is what I’m currently asking my husband for this year. My mom and I share them for now but I’m extremely excited to have my own and step up my canning game.
Another thing that we just can’t get enough of! Supply on these have been super hit or miss lately. If you can find them, they will certainly be valued.
This is another thing that is on my current list. A dehydrator gives another way to preserve food. It helps to reduce waste because you can use some of the byproduct to create more. Tomatoes are a good example of this. The innards of your tomatoes can be dehydrated to create tomato powder.
One of the things that can be challenging about cooking from scratch is getting into ruts. I’ve found that I often start making the same thing and need to push myself to try more. One of the ways that I do that is using cookbooks. A cookbook stand helps so your book doesn’t keep closing on you while you’re trying to follow a recipe.
If you are preserving cherries this is a great tool to have on hand. Some people use hair pins to get the pits out but this is just another quick way. If you aren’t as quick or have small hands that are helping this will make the process go much more quickly.
Apple Corer Peeler
Another tool to help with cooking and preserving. This is something you can also do by hand but it will save a lot of time to use the tool.
KitchenAid and/or KitchenAid Attachments
There are mixed reviews on KitchenAids. To be honest there are a couple options here. The reason I choose the KitchenAid is because of the attachments that you can add to it. There is the corer/slicer, food processor, or the pasta maker that I’ve used and love.
If you are just looking for a mixer the Bosch is highly recommended. It holds up to very large loads and has a long lifespan. I’d love to have both the KitchenAid and the Bosch but that also seems superfluous so for now I’m sticking with the KitchenAid.
This could be a gift for man or woman but putting on the homesteader women’s gift guide because babies is kind of what we do. This is an awesome way to hatch your own chicks. You can raise them to keep or you can raise them to sell and make some extra money.
If you are living in a non-toxic home and you’re concerned about the ingredients that you bring in your home Grow Fragrance is a great option. They typically have some holiday scents they release too. This is definitely a splurge item and something women would definitely enjoy as a gift.
This can be one of the more difficult things on the list. They are definitely pricey but worth the investment. Over time you will save because it is cheaper to buy wheat berries than it is to buy flour. Plus, you can keep more berries on hand for longer which helps you stay prepared for any sort of emergency that may happen.
This is like the instant pot on steroids. It lets you do so many things and has become a serious staple in our home. We use it multiple times per week. Whether you are cooking for a couple people or a crowd this is well worth the investment.
Hori Hori Knife
This little gadget is so helpful for planting bulbs! This is something that I’m just learning about and this made it a lot easier. It gives the depth so you know exactly how deep you are planting to make sure that you are doing it correctly.
BONUS: Homestead books and/or books on raising animals. I’ve loved perusing these books and learning new things to apply to our homestead. As someone who doesn’t have a ton of experience with animals it has been super helpful to read through these to get an idea of what we need and things to have on hand in case something happens.
Hopefully this homesteader women’s gift guide makes your Christmas shopping easy! Let us know what you are getting that special woman in your life this year!