Homesteader Gift Guide

Written by Cricket

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A standard gift guide isn’t so helpful if you have a homesteader, prepper, do-it-yourselfer, or urban farmer in your life I know how hard it is to find gifts for these people—since I am one—so I decided to make a list of some things anyone like me would LOVE. I’ve organized them in categories based on various skills or  topics. Look for them locally if you can. I’ve provided Amazon links to the ones I recommend. Once you start looking, you’ll see that there are so many things that will spark your gift-giving imagination.


Gifts for the Canner


Gifts for the Dehydrator


Gifts for the Home Brewer


Gifts for the Cheese-maker


Gifts for the Fermenter


Gifts for the Chicken Farmer


Gifts for the Gardener


Gifts for the Soap and Salve Maker


Stocking Stuffers Too!

  • clothes line
  • hand trowel
  • seeds
  • rooting hormone
  • different brewing yeasts
  • bottle of rennet
  • gardening gloves
  • boxes of canning lids
  • worms
  • soap nuts
  • beer bottles, caps, corks
  • ingredients for soap, cheese, beer, wine, etc.
  • cheese cloth

About the author


Welcome to my blog! I’m Cricket (yes, my parents named me that!) and I’m a natural homesteader. Growing up in rural Idaho with a garden, a horse, and lots of canned food, I like to bring those sensibilities to my suburban home in Phoenix, Arizona. Add a little dose of cottage garden flavor and permaculture tendencies, and you’ll see why GardenVariety.Life is a reflection of everything I do.

I truly enjoy sharing the skills that promote a meaningful and practical connection to our gardens and environment. Because so many residents of the metro phoenix area are transplants, I find that the area’s unique desert climate is often misunderstood and underestimated in terms of what is possible. That’s where the fun begins. Arizona is a burgeoning permaculture haven with homesteading written all over it, and there is nothing I enjoy more than encouraging others to jump in and give it a try.