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.