It’s a fact, farm girls are not your typical kind of gals. We would much rather get a new pair of boots than a shiny diamond bracelet. Sure, pretty things are nice once in a while, but let’s be real here, a nice diamond bracelet is very impractical for us. I don’t know about the rest of you, but for most of the women I know that embrace this lifestyle… we don’t want shiny things, we want practical, useful things.
So, if you have a farm girl in your life, it’s about the time of year to go out and pick out something for them, right? Or, rush out right before the holiday… I won’t judge. You want to get her something, but you want something she’s going to love, appreciate, and be able to actually use. What do you get her?
10 Gift Ideas for the Farm Girl in Your Life
1. A new pair of muck boots – The best, most useful thing on the planet when it comes to farm living is… boots. Muck boots are amazingly comfortable, versatile (hey, no judging, they can be your everyday shoes, I encourage it!), and practical! They’re warm, they’re cool, they keep your tootsies dry. They work from farm or garden to the store to wherever you need them. Every farmer girl needs a pair of these. Boots not your thing? They have some pretty awesome garden clogs, too!
2. Some flowers. How about the kind she can plant and keep all season long? I love flowers in our planters and garden to look at all spring and summer (and sometimes even into fall!), it’s nice. Sure, fresh picked flowers in a vase are great, but why not get her something that she can enjoy for even longer? Grab her something pretty that she can plant outside, she will love it, I promise.
3. A new pair of gardening gloves – Well, these are up there with the boots. You can never have too many pairs of gardening gloves. If you get her flowers to plant, maybe you should grab a pack of these, too. They will keep her hands protected for everyday gardening!
4. Your love (and your family’s) – We work hard for our families. A little bit of appreciation and love will go a long, long ways with us. Just show us you love us, we don’t need a bunch of material things to show it, either. Just love us, we’re good with that.
5. A break – All that hard work? Sometimes, we just need a breather. Make the breakfast, feed the critters, take care of the kids a bit (if you have any), or weed the garden for us. It doesn’t need to be an all day affair, just a few moments without the unrelenting to-do list piling up, is enough. Just give her a moment to sit back and relax.
6. A Pressure Canner – Seriously, hear me out. I know these are pricey. I know. When I first looked at them I said heck no and absolutely no way was anyone going to purchase one for me. However, my husband bought me one (against my request) and I’m so glad he did (thank you, honey!) because it’s worth every-single-penny. The amount we save by canning our own, low-acid veggies means it will pay for itself in no time. Plus, it frees up space in our freezer, which is prime real estate come hunting season.
7. Tattler Canning Lids– These things are awesome! I get so tired of having to go to the store to buy new canning jar lids every season. These lids will last a lifetime, no more going every season to get new ones! No more messed up lids because they’re cheaply made. They’re heavy duty, BPA free and will never fail you. They’ll pay for themselves in the matter of a couple of seasons, too!!
8. Cast Iron Cookware– I love, love, love our cast iron cookware. I certainly don’t need any more skillets, I’d go for a dutch oven! These things last for-ev-er, they cook amazingly well, and they’re versatile. They can cook food anywhere (stovetop, oven, fire…). I love the old ones best, but a new lodge is a great idea!
9. Books– Most farm girls like to do a little reading up on their skills. Whether it be something about gardening, animal husbandry, or an all in one type book. There are tons and tons of books out there to help you brush up on your skills or even learn something new.
10. A pocket knife – Pocket knives aren’t just for guys, guys! We need them, too. Anywhere from the garden to the barn to the wilderness, a pocket knife can be a great addition to a homesteading gals tool belt. If she doesn’t have one, you should get her one. She’ll be thankful when she doesn’t have to go running around to find something to cut something open or off.
I hope all of you have a happy holiday season, share this with your significant other to give him some great ideas!