55+ Gifts for Homestead Kids: Farm Kid Gift Guide

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Homestead kids find joy in many things that you wouldn’t typically associate with Easter, birthday, or Christmas gifts. They tend to love gifts that they can use for real-life activities and useful gifts that they can use on their adventures in the great outdoors. 

They want to be involved in the farm chores that they see mom and dad do so why not give them a gift that reflects that desire. Check out this holiday season gift guide specifically for homestead kids.

Practical Gifts for Homestead Kids

Kids’ Homestead Apparel

1. Rain Boots

These are a must-have for homestead kids! HiSea has durable rain boots and chore boots that keep feet dry and are easy to clean. You could even use new boots to hold goodies instead of an Easter basket or Christmas stockings (depending on which holiday you are reading this post for)!

2. Garden Gloves / Work Gloves

Your kids have their garden tools and seeds, and now they need their very own set of gloves to protect their little hands while in the garden. 

A pair of leather work gloves is another practical and inexpensive gift for homestead kids. 

Little boy smiling and holding garden gloves | Gifts for Homestead kids

3. Aprons

Kids can use aprons in the kitchen, in the garden, in the barn, and for playing dress up! This one is great for all of those purposes OR you can make a DIY apron for them (like this 4-Pocket Gathering Apron)!

4. Hats

A great gift for homestead kids is a hat. Hats help to protect their little faces & necks from the sun that they are undoubtedly exposed to all year long.

Little girl in white dress and white hat | Gifts for Homestead Kids

5. Farm Clothes

Overalls, work bootsdurable jeans, and t-shirts are perfect play clothes for kids on the homestead. 

Throw a few of these in with their gifts this year. You may think they won’t be happy to receive clothes, but you might just be surprised 🙂

Gardening with Kids

Gift your homestead kids with a functional gift for the garden this year!

6. Kids’ Garden Tools

My kids LOVE to help in the garden so I like to give them their own set of tools to use. 

Homestead kid using green toys garden tools to scoop garden soil into a bucket

My favorite kids’ garden tool sets are:

>>Check out more of my favorite garden tools for kids<<

7. Kids’ Garden Cart or Wagon

A garden cart is a great tool for kids to use to help around the homestead! They can also use it to pull their toys (or each other) around.

8. Kids’ Garden Journal

The Kids’ Garden Journal is an excellent gift for homestead kids! They can use it to track their own garden’s productivity from season to season!

9. Seeds or Flower Bombs

Gift a pack or two of seeds to your little ones so they can plant their own flowers, fruits, or veggies. I recommend purchasing from Seeds for Generations, a family owned seed company that won’t let you down.

You could also make homemade wildflower seed bombs for your children to plant for the honeybees.

Around the House

10. Melissa & Doug Cleaning Supplies

Homemaking is a large part of homesteading. This set of cleaning supplies is a favorite for our kiddos and it allows the kids to actually clean instead of just pretending.

Our kids LOVE to clean and I want them to know how to care for our home so this is perfect.

11. Recipe Book & Cooking Supplies

Preserving & preparing food from scratch is a huge component of homestead living.

Gift your little ones with an apron, a cook book, a cast iron skillet, or child-sized kitchen tools so they can work alongside you in the homestead kitchen.

12. Food Dehydrator

If your children are interested in preserving their own food, a food dehydrator would be an excellent gift! They can learn to dehydrate many different food products as well as how to make fruit leather, jerky, and yogurt!

13. Compostable Phone Case

For the kiddos with cell phones, a Pela case is a great gift! These cases are made with 100% compostable material so you can toss them right into the compost bin when they have reached the end of their lifespan!

Pela Phone Case on top of a garden compost pile | Gifts for homestead kids

Outdoor Play

Outdoor toys are some of the best toys for homestead kids!

14. Ride-On Toys

Our kids love to go on adventures around the farm. Sometimes they walk, but usually they take their bicycles or their Powerwheels truck.

The bikes promote exercise and the Powerwheels truck boosts their imagination and their sense of independence.

Two girls riding in a power wheels truck down a gravel driveway with a dog alongside

15. Mud Kitchen

Build or buy an outdoor kitchen so your kiddos can make messy “meals” out by the garden. I made one out of an old pallet a few years ago as a gift for my homestead kids and they loved it!

Homestead kid "cooking" on a diy mud kitchen

Kids’ Homestead Tools & Supplies

16. Kids’ Tools

Okay so we  haven’t purchased power tools for our littles despite what this photo would have you believe. I just couldn’t help but share her little face here 🙂

Excited little homestead girl holding a power drill

Our youngest kids have real child-sized tools. You can even make a screw, nut, & bolt board for them to practice on. 

Our oldest son is learning to use power tools now, but he just uses ours because they are expensive. 

>>Check out this tool set as a gift for homestead kids. <<

17. Firewood Carrying Sling

If your kiddos help you carry firewood around the farm, this firewood sling is a must!

LogOx Firewood carrying sling

18. Fishing Rods & Lures

When I was a kid, my favorite pastime was fishing with my parents… I even wrote a song about it in high school!

There is something relaxing about sitting by the water and it is thrilling as a child to see your bobber dip under the water. Our son received a fishing themed basket one Easter and it is his favorite one to date! 

Throw a fishing rod, bobbers, and lures into their basket or stocking this year for a fun & practical gift they will love!

19. Buckets

So buckets aren’t typically what you think of when you are trying to pick a toy for your kids, but they are free and kids apparently LOVE them! 

Our girls filled buckets with water and climbed right in while we were feeding one day. Now they try to do this almost every time we are outside! 

Homestead Toddler girl in a 5 gallon bucket full of water

You might even want to use a bucket instead of a basket for Easter this year!

20. Pocket Knife or Multi-Tool

Knowing how to properly use a Pocket Knife is a good skill for a homestead kid to have. We use pocket knives every day around here so we want our kids to be familiar with them. 

You know your child and if he or she is ready for the responsibility of a knife / multi-tool or not, so use your discretion with this gift.

21. Slingshot

A slingshot is a perfect gift for older homestead kids! Just be sure that they are properly supervised and/or they know how to safely use a slingshot without harming livestock (or their siblings).

22. BB Gun

Gift a BB Gun to farm kids who are responsible and wanting to practice their aim and to learn proper firearm handling and safety. 

23. Bow & Arrow

You can find bow & arrows for almost any age group. There are plastic bow and arrows with suction cups on the end of the arrows as well as rubber tipped arrows for younger kids. 

Homestead teen boy learning how to shoot a bow and arrow

Older kids can use dull tip arrows or the real deal if they are ready. My oldest son has his own bow and arrow and he has recently joined a local archery team with it.

24. Flashlights & Headlamps

Farm kids can use flashlights and headlamps to help around the farm, to play flashlight tag with siblings and friends, and so much more! 

This is an inexpensive and very practical gift for homestead kids!

For Homestead Creatives

25. Farm Themed Stationary and Art Supplies

Stuff stockings for children of all ages with farm themed pens, note paper, and art supplies! Here are some of my favorites:

26. Vlogging Camera

My homestead kids have been BEGGING to start their own vlog. This year for Christmas, they are each getting their own camcorder so they can get started!

Homestead Animals

Raising animals can give your kiddos a sense of pride as well as teach them responsibility & care for living creatures. 

But, please be responsible with this one, y’all. If you are equipped to raise animals (have the land, resources, and time) then this is a good option. 

Just don’t buy a bunny for your toddler only to resell it or, even worse, turn it loose when the new wears off. 

Have the kiddos keep solid livestock records as well.

27. Chickens

Chickens are a great place to start with livestock for homestead kids. 

They can raise chicks to show in a 4 H livestock show, sell eggs at the local farmer’s market, and learn proper animal husbandry with backyard birds. 

You can purchase chickens locally, receive chicks from the 4H program, or order from a trusted hatchery like Murray McMurray.

>>Grab The Chicken Record Book here<<

Excited homestead boy holding a chicken

28. Rabbits

Rabbits are another good homestead animal for kids to raise. They can raise them for meat or as pets. We have an indoor rabbit that we keep as a pet. 

My kids are learning how to care for the rabbit and how they require different nutrition than our other animals.

You can find rabbit breeders to buy from pretty easily, but I suggest going through a rescue if you are able.

>>Grab The Rabbit Record Book here<<

little homestead girl looking at a white rabbit

29. Goats

Goats are good for kids who are a little older. If your kids are in 4H, they can show goats to earn money or they could raise them to sell!

Find a local farm that keeps good records on their goats so you don’t buy an animal with undocumented issues.

>>Grab The Goat Record Book here<<

Homestead girl with her arm around a goat. More goats in background

Toys for Homestead Kids

30. Schleich Farm Animals

We buy Schleich Farm Animals at our local farm store. They are super durable & kids play with these for hours! We also use them when we do livestock unit studies in our homeschool.

They make a perfect practical gift for kids who love animals!

31. Toy Tractors

My 2 year old son LOVES his toy trucks and tractors. He could play with them for hours and I’m sure that’s the case for most other farm kids as well. 

DIY and Handmade Gifts for Homestead Kids

32. DIY Gathering Apron

DIY Gathering Apron | Gift Ideas for Homestead Kids

33. Homemade Fort Kit

34. DIY Peg Dolls

35. Hot Chocolate Mix

36. Cocoa Bar in a Box

Cocoa Bar in a Box | Farmhouse Teas |  Farm Kid gift Guide

Homestead and Farm Books for Kids

Check out these books to teach your homestead kids more about farming and food production.

For the Youngest Homestead Kids:

37. Farm Sounds

38. That’s Not My Cow

39. Baby’s Very First Tractor Book

40. Colorful World: Farm

41. Lift & Look Tractors

For the School-Age Homestead Kids:

42. Henry Meets a Honeybee

Henry Meets a Honeybee Book with Author | Homestead Kid Gift Guide

43. The Long-Necked Sheep

The Long-Necked Sheep Kids' Book | homestead Kid Gift Guide

44. Gardening for Beginners

45. Big Book of Tractors

46. Vet Academy

47. Wipe Clean Garden Activities

48. On the Farm Shine-A-Light Book

49. Secrets of the Vegetable Garden Shine-A-Light

50. Lift the Flap Why Do We Need Bees?

51. The Usborne Book of Growing Food

52. See Inside Where Food Comes From

53. Gardening for Kids: Learn, Grow, and Get Messy with Fun STEAM Projects

>>Check out this list of my favorite dairy animal books for kids<<

For the Older Homestead Kids:

54. The Julia Rothman Collection: Farm Anatomy, Nature Anatomy, and Food Anatomy

55. Vegetable Gardening for Beginners: A Simple Guide to Growing Vegetables at Home

56. Backyard Homesteading for Dummies

>>Check out this list of homesteading books for teens and adults<<


What are your favorite gifts for homestead kids??

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  1. Mud boots all the way! And if you want to make them extra special pick up a pair that lights up. Another great idea is a wagon. Farm kids always have something to put in a wagon and cart around. We recently bought our daughter a wagon and when we’re not pulling her, she likes to trek her buckets and tools around in it.

  2. Thanks for the great ideas. My daughter already has a small fishing rod and she is now passionate angler. Now I will buy her gardening tools and I hope she will find it fun.

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