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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for that Special Homesteader in Your Life

Giving that special someone a gift beats getting one 10 times out of 10.  Figuring our what do give them isn’t always a walk in the park. From practical to romantic, check out these Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for that Special Homesteader in Your Life:

1. A rustic new pair of cowboy boots for stomping around the homestead

Every homesteader needs and loves a good pair of cowboy boots. Whether it’s taking care of chores, horseback riding, or any of the other homesteading demands a solid pair of boots is always welcomed with open arms.

2. High-quality jacket to weather all the adventures to come

Exploring the outdoors and being prepared no matter the weather is a must for homesteading. Rain or shine there is work to be done. Surprise your special homesteader with a new jacket to weather all the adventures to come.

3. Organic hemp bath bombs for a spa day on the homestead

After all the hard physical work homesteading demands, spa day’s on the homestead are much needed. Lavender bath bombs are a great way to enjoy a relaxing soak in the bathtub.

4. This leather-bound journal to track the annual harvest dates

Keeping track of frost dates and more are essential to time your planting and harvesting just right. A leather-bound journal is perfect for keeping these notes and sure to delight any homesteader.

5. Decorate and delight with a beautiful wind chimes

The only thing better than a little breeze on a hot summer day is a beautiful wind chime to sing along. Wind times are tasteful outdoor decorations and very easy to install. Simply hang by a nail and short string.

Valentine’s day is almost here, hopefully, you now have some great Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for that Special Homesteader in Your Life!

Don’t forget to check out these Top 10 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Homesteaders for more ideas.

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Homesteaders

One of the biggest reasons that many of us chose to embrace the values of homesteading is the enriching lifestyle that helps us be closer to our loved ones. That’s why Valentine’s Day is a special day on the homestead. This fun and sweet holiday is all about showing your Valentine (or Valentines) plenty of love, whether it’s your significant other, your kids or your Mom. Choosing the right gift is always more of an art than science, but we’re here to help. This eclectic collection of wonderful Valentine’s Day gift ideas are sure to delight your special homesteader!

1. A Kilner Butter Churner because nothing is better than fresh homemade butter

As beautiful as it is practical, this small hand-cranked butter churner can be used to whip up fresh butter from cream in less than 10 minutes. If the design looks charmingly vintage, it’s for a very good reason. Kilner has been producing high-quality glass products since the 19th century.

2. Merino Wool Socks to stay cozy on those chilly nights

High-quality wool socks are an amazing comfort at any time of the year, but they truly make all the difference during cold weather. Your Valentine will enjoy these durable socks made of a medium-heavy thickness and with a reinforced heel and toe. They’re the perfect gift for working outside, going on a hike, or curling up to watch a movie.

3. Ora’s Amazing Herbal Touchy Skin Salve

This buttery salve is made with a wholesome mix of organic ingredients, including calendula, coconut oil, and licorice root. After a long day of working hard on the homestead, this salve is just the thing for soothing aches and healing chapped skin.

4. Fair Trade Chocolate, because it’s Valentine’s day!

Along with being a delicious treat all year long, chocolate is one of the most traditional Valentine’s Day gifts. The Equal Exchange Organic Chocolate Variety Pack is the perfect decadent gift for your chocolate-loving Valentine. Along with being delicious, this high-quality chocolate was made with ethical business practices.

5. A Grow Your Own Mushrooms Kit is leveling up for serious homesteaders

Featuring gourmet pink, white and brown oyster mushrooms, this unique gift is both delicious food and novel experience. The kit comes with everything your loved one will need for organic, homegrown mushrooms that can be harvested in a matter of weeks.

6. All-Natural Soap is a lovely smelling gift if they don’t make their own soap already

This wholesome gift is especially thoughtful if your Valentine has sensitive skin, but quality soap can be appreciated by anyone. The O Naturals gift set includes 6 soaps, all packed with beneficial organic ingredients like olive oil, oatmeal, and shea butter. The bars are moisturizing, lightly scented and made with cold-pressed oils. This is our favorite of all the Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas!

7. Any true homesteader appreciates nature so look for a pair of Binoculars and “The Sibley Guide to Birds” by David Sibley

Give your Valentine a timeless gift that they can enjoy all year long. Learning more about the birds that visit the surrounding areas is a rich way to connect with nature. Sibley’s comprehensive guide includes detailed and elegant illustrations of North American birds alongside fascinating information about their characteristics.

8. Taylors of Harrogate’s Classic Tea Variety Box is great for the homesteader who isn’t growing and making their own tea yet

If your Valentine is a tea connoisseur, this gift will be a delightful way to sample 8 different flavors, including English Breakfast, Peppermint and Green Tea with Jasmine. Taylors of Harrogate is known for having incredibly flavorful, high-quality teas.

9. An Organic Bathrobe for the homesteader who enjoys cozy comfort

What could be cozier than a thick, comfortable bathrobe? This Valentine’s Day gift is both practical and incredibly luxurious. The Whisper Organics bathrobe is soft, quick-drying and made with organic Turkish cotton.

10. For those early mornings and late nights, a Rechargeable Headlamp is a practical gift

Although this gift is very practical, it will definitely be cherished every time it comes in handy. A headlamp is much more convenient than a flashlight during any nighttime task that requires both hands. This rechargeable gadget is bright, waterproof and hassle-free.

We hope this roundup sparks inspiration for the perfect Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for your loved homesteaders!

Don’t forget to check out these Sustainable Date Ideas for Homesteaders on Valentine’s Day as well.

Sustainable Date Ideas for Homesteaders on Valentine’s Day

Going out on a date for Valentine’s Day can be compatible with your commitment to sustainability. It’s even possible to have a fantastic Valentine’s Day date if you’ve also made a commitment to frugality. We hope you your partner and family have an awesome Valentine’s Day with one of these dates. Here are Date Ideas for Homesteaders to Enjoy on Valentine’s Day.

Thrift Shop Scavenger Hunt

A typical thrift store is filled with interesting items that are fun to see and talk about. You can make up your own thrift store scavenger hunt list or print one from the internet before you head out.

Each partner has an identical list. You agree upon a time limit to find the items. To avoid having a cart full of stuff to put back on the shelves, you could take pictures of the items with your phone. When time’s up, whoever has found the most items wins the challenge. For the rest of the evening out, the loser has to wear something the winner picks from the thrift store.

Help Someone Else

Volunteering together is a wonderful way to grow closer and do good for your community. The experience gives you something meaningful to discuss afterward. It’s not difficult to find organizations that can use the services of two adults for a few hours. In your community, these types of organizations may need volunteers:

  • Soup kitchens
  • Senior centers
  • Homeless shelters
  • Nursing homes
  • Food banks
  • Hospitals
  • Hospices
  • Animal shelters

Hit the Books

Although a bookstore would also be a great place for a scavenger hunt date, there are other ways to enjoy an evening at the book shop. You could pick a funny children’s book to take turns reading aloud to each other. Find a recipe in a magazine or cookbook to cook together later. Set a budget (perhaps $10) for each partner to purchase a Valentine’s Day gift from the bookstore. Then, meet in the in-store cafe to exchange gifts and enjoy a sweet treat.

Happy Valentine’s Day! We hope you have fun with one of these Date Ideas for Homesteaders to Enjoy on Valentine’s Day!