What gifts do you buy for a farmer? You’ve come to the perfect place. Here you’ll find our top ten list of thought gift ideas for farmers that guarantee a smile for any occasion or just because. In this post you’ll find thirty nine or so thoughtful gift ideas for farmers who have everything.
I love buying and giving gifts. Thoughtful, practical and preferably homemade is my style. When it comes to buying for a farmer, these gifts tend to be tricky as I've found they usually already have everything they NEED. You’ll be excited to see the list I came up with of great gift ideas for what that really WANT.
My husband sounds like most farmers when I ask him what he WANTS for his Birthday, Fathers Day and Christmas. He usually says he wants, more land, more cattle, more time and more money.
I'd give him it all if I could, but until we win the lottery these are my usual go to gifts for a guy that likes the outdoors, homesteading and of course farming.
If you’re looking to buy for a farmer that has everything, wether a boyfriend, brother, father, or a woman ( shocking I know 😉 that loves to farm than you’ve come to the right place.
Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Farmers
At Christmas I put a lot of effort into gift giving for my farmer, I hope these ideas help you find the perfect gift for the farmer -man or woman- on your list. This is a compiled list of gifts that have proven successful with the farmers, ranging in price and size.
If you're a farmer reading this, you probably already know it's hard to give friends and family gift ideas for yourself when you're asked. Share this post with them!
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1. Personalized Business Labels /Stationary
There's something special about getting a personalized set of labels for your farm. Who doesn't love inking a stamp and slamming it onto the paper or better yet a farm fresh egg. Help your farmer find their inner child all while feeling legitimate as a farm with a label or stamp.
A custom stamp set for your family farm is the perfect way to add your logo or family name to your farm to table goods! we will customize your stamp to fit your farm's needs!
This year I went with labels for our highland beef packaging from Boxwood Avenue on Etsy. but there are so many other fun options, like egg carton stamps, mailing labels, a custom address sign. Lots of options for any budget, just add your own creativity, logo and farm name.
A farmer should already have work gloves, but who doesn't love a new pair? Especially insulated ones for the winter.
There's a whole wack of books out there to inspire a farmer in the dead of the winter- when the joy of the hobby seems to be at its lowest and the feeling of work sets in. Check out my list of our favourites.
4. Heavy Duty pruning shears
Soon it will be time to prune the orchard and clean up the woodlot. There's a certain satisfaction in yearly clean up especially with sharp powerful edges. The Holidays is a perfect time for these tools!
Last year, if I got anything accomplished on our farmstead, it was pruning the old orchard and trees on our property. Our Apple harvest paid off, from the much needed maintenance.
5. Barn Decor
Not just for barn but think of fun signs and decor you could add to your coop, home, shed or garage. Decorating can inspire you and remind you of your why on long days when your not motivated, but also add a sense of humour and lighten the load.
And these decor items will be appreciated, as most farmers don't often have the time to shop for themselves in this department. Over the years, they can build a collection. My grandmother has quite the collection of roosters now! Here are some of my personal favourites.
This was the biggest hit under our tree. Save yourself the energy in the dead of winter and see the farm from another point of view. Take pictures at new angles and check on your herd or flock. Note that our first flight did scare our cows.
7. Business Organization Tools
One of our New Years goals is to take better note of what happens on the farm on a day to day basis as a reference for the following year. We've tried this with several methods, like keeping a diary or a farm binder.
I'm thinking keeping it simple with a calendar in the barn will be easier, plus you can grab them at the dollar store in fun themes. I went with the cattle option of course, but dogs doing yoga is always fun.
At the end of a back breaking day farming or working full time and coming home to do farm chores, one would prefer not to complain about how sore their feet are. Insoles might just make this happen more often.
Seamless, waterproof rainboots are essential on the farm.Where we live, on the west coast, it rains more often than not. It's easy to quickly slip them on and head to the barn to muck the stalls or fed the chickens.
The idea is to eat more home grown food right? Well salads, scrambled eggs and a bbq'd steak can get old after the years. Why not find a cookbook that inspires farm life? Here are a few of my favourites.
Carhartts are the number one brand that my husband wears for all his work wear clothes. From jeans, to coveralls, jackets and hats- there's something new that every farmer on the list could use.
13. Coffee Mug/ Thermos
15. Farm Themed Calendar
A favourite tractor brand, farm equipment, vintage or farm animal is always a hit.
16. Weather Radio
17. Milwaukee power charging station/ Music station
18. Valuable Vintage Collectibles
19. Solar Chargers for iPhone iPad
22. Support Your Local Farmer Shirt
23. Portable Air Compressor
24. Cast Iron Pans
25. Leather Apron
26. 5 Gallon Buckets
There’s a good chance at sometime in a farmers life he’s going to need an emergency bottle for a calf or other young infant farm animal. Be ready with extras on hand.
29. Yeti Dry Bag
30. Wood Splitter
31. Heavy Duty Storage Containers – For feed
32. Gift Box Subscription
33. Wheel Barrow, Cart or Sled
Save your farmers back with the handy help of a simple wheel barrow, a cart or a sled for moving around the farm. Sometimes even the shortest trips can take a toll.
34. Heavy Duty Phone Case
35. Worktunes headphones
36. Game Camera
38. Dry Erase Board for the Barn
39. Comment Below, What’s the Best Gift You’ve Received as a Farmer
So, there’s a good chance that you yourself are a farmer since most farms are ran by families. So either you care deeply about someone with a farm or you yourself are a farmer too. Therefore, tell me and the rest of our readers what the best gift you’ve ever received as a farmer was.
I found a lot of the ideas in this list from listening to the farmers in my life especially my husband and also gotten ideas from comments on other lists on social media. Help lend a hand and keep the ideas flowing. I never would have thought of a 5 gallon bucket as a great farm gift until I found it in a post. But it’s the perfect way to create a farmer gift basket.
What would you ask for? Share your ideas with us in the comments!
My Last Tips for Finding the best Gifts for the Farmer Who has Everything
Heres the thing, you already know and love your farmer. They are hard working and would give the shirt off their back. Anything that will help them stay safe and warm, provide comfort during early mornings and save them time and energy is always a good bet.
And if worst comes to worst, you can always offer to muck a barn or do the daily chores and make them a great meal to end a quieter day.
Use this list to inspire the perfect gift, because you’ve seen the hard work they put in throughout the year. Every time you get an idea, jot it down in your notes on your phone or in your journal.
Ps, in the end it’s not the gift that matters- its the time spent together right?!