60+ Gift Ideas for Homestead Moms

Gift ideas for homestead moms that are functional, practical, and fun!

The wish list of a homestead mom may look a little different than the usual gift wish list. While jewelry & handbags make many women’s eyes sparkle, it’s heirloom tomato seeds and baby chicks that do it for the homestead ladies. 

To help with your shopping (for the holidays, Mother’s Day, birthdays, etc.) I put together a list of homestead mom gift ideas that can elevate the daily life of the woman you are shopping for.

 Practical Homestead Mom Gift Ideas

These homestead mom gift ideas are great options for Mother’s Day gifts, birthday gifts, or Christmas gifts!

Homestead Mom Gift Ideas: For the Home

1. KitchenAid Mixer

This stand mixer is a staple for homestead kitchens. KitchenAid offers attachments that allow you to make pasta, ice cream, and sausage, dice & chop, core & slice, you can even grind your own flour with the grain mill attachment! Mom is sure to love it!!

a happy homestead mom with a kitchenaid mixer

2. Cast Iron

Give a practical gift that will last a lifetime…cast iron cookware! Mama can cook just about anything in these pans & she can pass them on to her kids and grandkids.

cast iron skillets
Cast Iron Skillets

3. Chain Mail Cast Iron Scrubber

This little thing is a total time saver when you use cast iron cookware on a daily basis. It does such a good job cleaning cast iron skillets, loaf pans, griddles, etc. If the homesteading lady in your life uses cast iron on a daily basis, she definitely needs this. 

3. Canning Supplies

Preserving food by canning is a huge part of homesteading. Give mom a new hot water bath canner, pressure canner, or jars & other supplies to help stock her pantry this year! You can even gift a heavy-duty outdoor camp stove for canning!

pressure canner on camp chef stove \ gift ideas for homestead moms

5. Real Clean Salt 

Redmond Real Salt can be used for ALL of the homestead processes that require salt… this includes cooking, canning, pickling, and just about everything else! Redmond Salt is unrefined ancient sea salt that contains all the trace minerals (60+) that are removed from most commercial salts. I buy this salt in 10 lb bulk buckets!! That’s how good it is!

Redmond Real Salt in a bucket and a mason jar

6. Mason Jar Salt Shaker Lid

Bulk salt can be transferred into a half-pint mason jar for daily use. This 3D-printed salt shaker lid adds a unique look & functionality that any homestead mama is sure to appreciate.

mason jar salt shaker lid | gift ideas for homestead moms
Mason Jar Salt Shaker Lid

7. Plants

Many homesteading women love plants of all varieties… house plants, vegetable transplants, herbs, flowers for the porch, fresh cut flowers, and you can never go wrong with seeds!

8. Essential Oils

We use these in ev-er-y-thing! Essential oils are used for cleaning supplies, air fresheners, laundry, natural remedies, and in the barn! If you don’t know which oils to give mom, I suggest one of the Mountain Rose Herb oil kits start. 🙂

Essential Oil Kit as a homestead mom gift idea
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9. Food Dehydrator

A food dehydrator is the perfect homesteading mom gift! She can make jerky, fruit leather, dried herbs, yogurt, and so much more with this gift! 

10. Food Processor

I’ll be honest, I just purchased my first food processor this year (2023) and I cannot believe that I have lived without it this long! I have always tried to blend, chop, and puree in my blender, but that takes so long since you can only add a small amount of food at a time unless it is a liquid-based recipe. When you have a lot of food to process (like the bulk pumpkin puree that I did this year), a food processor really comes in handy. 

food processor | homestead mom gift ideas

11. Apple Peeler & Corer

Preparing apples for making apple cider vinegar, applesauce, apple pie filling, and other apple recipes can be a time-consuming task. This apple peeler and corer cuts the task in half by peeling, coring, and slicing all at once!

apple peeler and corer

12. Wooden Kitchen Utensils

Hand-carved kitchen utensils from Riverwood Trading Co. make gorgeous and useful gifts that any home-cooking mama will love! They carry everything from wooden spoons to cheese knives to measuring spoons.

13. Stoneware Crock

Gift mom a stoneware crock for fermenting foods and holding sourdough starter! 

14. Compostable Phone Case

Pela phone cases are made from plant material and they are 100% compostable! When the case has reached the end of its life, it can be tossed in the compost pile and it will become a part of the homestead garden!

Black Pela Phone Case on top of a compost pile

15. Water Filtration System

Berkey water filtration systems are amazing for ensuring healthy and clean water for your family! They make multiple-size systems as well as travel/sports bottle options.

Royal Berkey water filtration system

16. Alpaca Wool Dryer Balls

Greenfield Alpaca Farms has my favorite alpaca wool dryer balls! If they are currently out on the site, check these out.

17. Natural and Eco-Friendly Cleaning Supplies

I make most of my household cleaning supplies in order to avoid toxic ingredients and save a little money. I get all of my cleaning tools from Grove Collaborative and my essential oils from Mountain Rose Herbs. Grove has a great customizable subscription system and you can usually snag a quality free gift on each order! 

18. Kombucha Starter Kit

Farmhouse Teas carries an awesome Kombucha starter kit for people who want to get started brewing their own kombucha at home. This starter kit includes a live scoby, a black tea blend, unbleached tea bags, a strainer, unbleached cane sugar, and detailed instructions for homemade kombucha.

Kombucha starter kit from Farmhouse Teas as a gift for homestead moms

19. Swing Top Glass Bottles

Swing-top glass bottles can be used to store brewed kombucha, apple cider vinegar, and other homemade drinks and ferments.

Pouring apple cider vinegar into a swing top bottle

20. Sourdough Starter

Gift a homestead mom a sourdough starter from Cultures for Health so she can make an unlimited amount of her own sourdough bread! You could also make a sourdough starter for her from scratch.

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21. Proofing Basket

A proofing basket is a sourdough bread-making essential. Mom can use this basket when making her sourdough bread for the family!

22. Bench Knife

You can’t go wrong with this beautiful wooden bench knife from Pioneering Today! There are also stainless steel options like this one.

23. Kitchen Compost Pail

This kitchen compost pail can be used to store compost materials until you have the opportunity to take it to the outdoor compost bin. I keep mine in the refrigerator to keep the bugs and smell down (pretty much non-existent).

Compost Pail in fridge

24. Mesh Produce Bags

Mesh produce bags can be used to gather produce on the homestead, from the farmers’ market, and from the grocery store. They can also be used to hold produce in the pantry. This will help to reduce plastic bag use and provide storage options at home.

25. Vacuum Sealer

A vacuum sealer is a good option for homesteaders who process their own meat or need to store food long-term. There are even vacuum sealers that will seal mason jars for you!

26. Solar Panels

Gifting a solar panel setup would be an incredible way to show your homestead mom that you appreciate her values and the hard work that she puts into the lifestyle that she loves!

Homestead Mom Gift Ideas: For the Farm

27. Waterproof Boots

HiSea: These boots are a new favorite! Hisea garden boots are great for all seasons. They can be worn as tall boots or folded over to reveal a cute pattern and allow airflow to your legs as you work. Use code “Jessica15” for 15% off! Get them here!

HiSea Boots | Gift ideas for homestead moms

Muck: Muck boots are tried & tested heavy-duty waterproof boots! This brand has boots for all seasons.

Sloggers: These things are so stinkin’ cute! If chickens aren’t your thing, then you can get Sloggers in tons of other prints! They have tall boots and ankle shoes for all-year comfort and use!

28. New Garden Tools + tools for the kids

Homestead moms are always up for new gardening supplies! Grab a pair of garden gloves for her or maybe a full gardening tool kit! If she has small children, you can get kid-sized garden tools so they can garden with her.

Boy with garden tools

29. Garden Hod

Homestead moms who have gardens need an efficient way to carry the bounty as they harvest. Gift this garden hod for her to use as a harvest basket for her veggies!

30. Chickens

Just trust me on this one… you can’t go wrong here. If you can’t find a local chicken breeder, then Murray McMurray Hatchery is the place to go for chicks!

Happy homestead mom with her chickens in a DIY chicken tractor

31. Incubator

Take the last homestead mama gift idea to the next level of sustainability with an incubator. Not only will she be able to enjoy eggs from her new birds, but she will also be able to hatch a whole new flock next year!

32. Automatic Coop Door

This automatic chicken coop door is perfect for busy homestead moms who may not be able to get outside at the same time each morning. It opens and closes based on a timer and it has a sensor so chickens can’t get stuck while it is closing.

33. Greenstalk Garden Tower

This is the perfect gift for gardeners! Use a Greenstalk garden tower to grow in small spaces (even apartment balconies) or to add extra growing containers to an already large garden space. Grow strawberries, greens, herbs, and even potatoes in these vertical stacking bins!

34. Homestead Apparel

Give her a homestead-themed t-shirt like this Mason Jar Tee or something from the Mama on the Homestead apparel line! Also, look through the homestead apparel shop for other workwear that she may appreciate!

Homestead mama apparel plus a rabbit
"Everything tastes better out of a mason jar" t-shirt

27. Sun Oven

Mom can save a bunch on her electricity bill by cooking with the All-American Sun Oven! She can cook, dehydrate food, and even purify water in this! It is very simple to use and requires only the power of the sun.

All American Sun Oven | Homestead mom Gifts | Mama on the Homestead

36. A Good Knife

A quality multi-use pocket knife is a homesteading essential! I LOVE this tactical knife that has a rope/seatbelt cutter, flashlight, glass breaker, and more!

Image of a tactical pocket knife | Homestead mom Gifts | Mama on the Homestead

37. Gift Card to Local Farm + Feed Store

Homestead moms can always use items from the local farm + feed store (Co-op, Tractor Supply, Rural King, etc.). Grab her a gift card so she can get exactly what she needs!

38. Fruit Trees

Fruit trees are such a fun addition to the homestead! If the homestead mom in your life has space to plant a couple of trees, gift her some from Stark Bros. or a local nursery. 

39. Seeds

Hoss Tools and Baker Creek are my annual seed sources. Any seeds that I don’t get from local seed swaps come from these companies. They each carry a variety of high-quality seeds that are perfect for the homestead garden.

40. Seed Pack Labels

Make sure mom can keep her seed inventory organized with these seed pack labels! Psst… They are free, but you can print, cut, and laminate them before gifting them to her 🙂

41. Seed Storage Box

These plastic photo boxes are perfect for organizing seeds!

42. Mylar Bags

Homestead moms can use mylar bags for food storage and to store seeds & other dry goods. She can keep seeds in these bags and use the free seed pack labels to keep them organized. She can use a vacuum sealer to seal these bags for long term storage. Mylar bags can als0 be used in 5-gallon buckets to store sugar, flour, and beans for use throughout the year. 

43. Firewood Sling

This WoodOx Firewood Sling makes carrying firewood a breeze! Any homestead mom who has to carry split logs on a regular basis would be thrilled to have this handy!

Logox firewood sling

44. Hearth Bin

I LOVE my LogOx Hearth Bin! It holds the firewood that is up next for use in the fireplace. It is sturdy and eye-appealing. Take it straight from the mouth of a homesteading mama, this one is a great gift!

45. Beautiful Hive Tool

Kaylee at The Honeystead makes gorgeous hive tools for beekeepers who like to have tools with a little more to them than your standard beekeeping tools. Check them out in her Etsy Shop.

The Honeystead Honey Gold Hive Tool

Self-Care Gifts for Homestead Moms

These homestead mom gift ideas will help her to take care of herself. She deserves that much after taking care of everyone around her.

46. Something Handmade or Handpicked

Mothers love heartfelt homemade gifts! Husbands can write a letter to her or make her something special if he is into woodworking. Kids can pick mom some flowers, draw a picture, write a letter, make homemade bath salts, or make a craft like these homemade salt dough ornaments.

Image of a boy handing wild flowers to his homestead mom | Mama on the Homestead

47. A Massage

Maybe this is a little cliche for Mother’s Day, but we don’t care! Homesteading mothers are on their feet all day raising plants, animals, and kids… they NEED a good massage every now & again.

48. Natural Skin Care + Makeup

You can’t go wrong with homesteading mama-made beauty products from Toups and Co! Toups is a family-owned business that offers natural handmade skin care, make up, soaps, tallow balms, and more!

Toups & Co skincare and makeup

49. Loose Leaf Tea Mix

A delicious & healthy herbal farmhouse tea is the perfect gift idea for all special occasions! Farmhouse Teas has black, green, and herbal loose-leaf teas, kombucha kits, skin care products, and more!

Loose leaf tea in a paper pouch from Farmhouse Teas

Homesteading Books and Resources

50. Homesteaders of America Membership

A Homesteaders of America membership grants access to:

  • pre-sale and discounted tickets to the HoA conference
  • the HoA member’s library that includes videos of speaker lectures and other resources
  • a private Facebook group filled with homesteaders across the US
  • and more!

51. Homesteaders of America Magazine

Gift a subscription to the new Homesteaders of America collectible magazine!

52. The Homesteader’s Herbal Companion

The Homesteader’s Herbal Companion was written by a trusted friend of mine, Amy Fewell. 

This book teaches the basics of herbalism, how to use tinctures, salves, essential oils, and infused oils, AND how to use herbs with your livestock! If you know a homesteader who is interested in herbalism, this book is the perfect gift!

Image of The Homesteaders' Herbal Companion Book

53. The Farm Girl’s Guide to Preserving the Harvest: How to Can, Freeze, Dehydrate, and Ferment Your Garden’s Goodness

The Farm Girl’s Guide is an excellent book written by another trusted friend, Ann Accetta-Scott! This book is a detailed food preservation reference guide that covers canning, fermenting, freezing, dehydrating, curing, and smoking!

Image of The Farm Girl's Guide to Preserving the Harvest

54. The Sustainable Canning Course

The Sustainable Canning Course from A Farm Girl in the Making walks students through the canning process from start to finish. It provides all the information needed to take the fear out of hot water bath canning and pressure canning!

55. The Sustainable Living Mentorship Program

The Sustainable Living Mentorship Program is a customized 7-month coaching program for your homestead! It includes one-on-one Zoom calls, video tutorials, recipes, and more! *This program only opens up a couple of times each year so keep an eye on it.

56. 50 Do-It-Yourself Projects for Keeping Chickens: Chicken Coops, Brooders, Runs, Swings, Dust Baths, and More!

50 DIY Projects for Keeping Chickens is a book filled with actionable projects from Janet Garman at Timber Creek Farm! In this book, you will find fun activities for chickens, nesting box-building plans, brooder pen instructions, feeding stations, and so much more!

57. 50 Do-It-Yourself Projects for Keeping Goats: Fencing, Milking Stands, First Aid Kit, Play Structures, and More! 

50 DIY Projects for Keeping Goats is a book filled with actionable projects from Janet Garman at Timber Creek Farm! In this book, you will find plans for goat fencing, hay storage, natural weed control, dehorning box, play structures, goat milk recipes, and more!

Image of 50 Do-It-Yourself Projects for Keeping Goats | Fencing, milking stands, first aid kit, paly structures and more! | Janet Garman Timber Creek Farm

58. Born-Again Dirt

I read Born-Again Dirt during college for a book report assignment. This book redefined my love for agriculture and put me on the path toward sustainable homesteading.

The author, Noah Sanders, encourages farmers and homesteaders to re-evaluate farming methods with faith in mind. If you are buying for a homesteading mom of faith, this book would be an incredibly thoughtful gift that she will treasure.

Image of Born-Again Dirt Book | Farming to the Glory of God by Noah Sanders

The author, Noah Sanders, encourages farmers and homesteaders to re-evaluate farming methods with faith in mind. If you are buying for a homesteading mom of faith, this book would be an incredibly thoughtful gift that she will treasure.

59. The Permaculture Women’s Guild Courses

The Permaculture Women’s Guild has free and low-cost online permaculture courses PLUS a permaculture certification program. 

60. The Homestead Management planner

Give her a journal filled with blank pages for her to jot down her thoughts & farm data in or The Homestead Management Planner that has categories & checklists pre-made for her 🙂

The Homestead Management Planner
The Homestead Management Binder

61. The Homemade Household: Complete Collection

The Homemade Household is a collection of e-books that are filled with recipes for from-scratch cooking, homemade cleaning supplies, bath + body products, and natural homemade products for the garden and livestock.

The Homemade Household Complete Collection

Homemade Gifts for Homestead Moms

These handmade gifts are sure to put a smile on the face of your favorite homesteader!

62. DIY Gathering Apron

This Gathering apron can be made in just a few minutes out of a pillowcase! It can be used to gather eggs, harvest produce from the garden, or to carry tools in.

DIY Gathering Apron for eggs and garden produce

63. Family Recipe Book

Write down some favorite family recipes in a notebook or journal so she can have easy access to them for meal planning and prepping. Check out these blank recipe books:

  • Wooden Recipe Book– this one is expensive, but there is currently a 50% off coupon on Amazon so it’s still in an affordable range
  • Leather Recipe Book– This is a customizable leather recipe book that is very budget-friendly, aesthetically pleasing, and functional!

64. Homemade Bag Balm

My homemade bag balm is a simple recipe that can be used on dairy animals to keep their udders from cracking, on dry hands and feet to protect and revitalize, or by nursing mothers on sore breast tissue. 

Homemade bag balm for livestock and human use

65. Homemade Beeswax Wraps

Does the homestead mom in your life have the desire to reduce her need for disposable plastics and paper products? Make some beeswax wraps for her!


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8 Comments

  1. Ok… I live as far from a homestead as is possible! BUT according to the list:
    what gifts would a homesteading mama like to get….I would like everyone! … including the chickens ( if I could).
    I have a postage stamp size garden that I’m amazed at what God gives us out of it. I love fermenting vegetables, baking real food from scratch. I’m living small in a big way. I’m like a sponge soaking up all the info I can. Thanks I used to blog… it was called, Journey Down the Garden Path. I had to take a break because of health but I would love to go back to writing. I think I’m going to enjoy your posts

  2. Amazing read, it brings peace of mind and makes us self reliant. These best useful tips are very helpful for homesteading and daily life as well. Homesteading is much adventurous and rewarding as well.

  3. Just love the way you write for women, its an honor to be a homesteading mama. We just praise God for what we have been given and try to be the best follower of it. I just look forward to reading more of your posts as it is healthier for the whole family and fun learning as well.

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