You know she does a lot around the house whether it’s working outside, taking care of the family, feeding the animals, crafting things from scratch, or any other odds and ends. But what do you get someone who isn’t interested in the traditional sorts of things? Not to say every homesteader isn’t interested in jewelry or fashion, but there are definitely some better choices. So, here are my top ten things that the homesteading wife will not only love, but use constantly!
$26.99 regular price (discounted to $19.99 at time of writing)
From chopping to grinding, blending, slicing, or shredding, this hand-cranked processor is in many ways better than the electric alternative as you can control how much it gets chopped or shredded. This particular one comes with multiple edges and a recipe book to get you started!
$38.49 – $196.99
Dehydrating is one of the easiest and best ways to preserve excess fruits, veggies, and even meat in the form of jerky. The one linked is one of our favorites, but if you’re looking for a more affordable option, check out this article about picking the best one for your family!
3. Oil Lamp
$18.52 regular price (discounted to $15.19)
Oil lamps are an absolute must on any homestead and while the camping variety might be more practical in a way, I personally simply love how elegant and old-fashioned this pewter oil lamp looks (plus, you probably already have the practical ones hidden away somewhere, right?). It’s just adorable you could leave it out all the time! Make sure you also pick up some oil if you don’t have some laying around already.
4. Canning Set
Canning is a fantastic way to preserve garden goodies, but all of the setup can be pretty expensive. So, if you don’t have a good water bath canning set, then this one is a great choice. It includes a pot, rack, funnel, strainer, jar lifter, and magnetic lid lifter. All you need are cans and some fruits or veggies!
There are some things that you just can’t use a water bath canner for, and that’s where a pressure canner comes in. This is one of the highest rated canners and cookers available on Amazon, and it holds a whopping 23 quarts.
You can never have too many cast iron pans, and these pans really do cook better than anything. While some come pre-seasoned, which is good if you’ve never had cast iron pans before, this particular set will need to be seasoned, so make sure you do your research first if this is your first set!
Believe it or not, not all rolling pins are created equal. Marble rolling pins are perfect because they won’t stick to your dough and will help keep the dough at the perfect temperature as the marble is naturally cooler. Also, it looks awesome! If she’s a big baker, trust me, she’ll love it.
Composting is great for the environment and your garden, but sometimes the process of composting can be kind of gross. However, this really cute compost keeper can sit on your kitchen counter, with the lid on, and not only look great but also be convenient and keep the place from smelling thanks to a filter in the lid. This particular keeper holds up to a gallon will match most kitchens. However, there are plenty of other options, depending on your kitchen, so don’t hesitate to look around!
This all-natural soap making kit includes literally everything you’ll need to get started including pure essential oils, a reusable mold, natural colorant, a digital scale, instructions, and more. It’s a great way to get started, and will give her the tools to make whatever scents she likes!
We’ve talked about essential oils a lot here on Old Fashioned Families, and if your family haven’t gotten in on it, then this is a great choice to help get you started. For an additional $27, you can purchase a diffuser to go along with these popular oils.
Do you have a great gift idea to share? Tell me in the comments below!! Happy gift giving!