Not sure what to gift your farm-loving, beginner homesteader for Valentine’s Day? We’ve gathered 21 of our favorite, fun, and functional gift ideas that your sweet farmer is sure to love! Read on to find 21 Useful Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Beginner Homesteader in your life!
Useful Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Beginner Homesteader’s Kitchen
Firstly, and for the love of all things homemade and homegrown, you’re sure to find these gifts for the kitchen a perfect fit for any beginner homesteader. Whether it’s baking artisan breads or using a food dehydrator to preserve their precious garden and orchard bounty.
Below we’ve shared our current top gift picks for the homesteader’s kitchen!
Our happy & healthy Sourdough Starter was born and raised right here in South Louisiana. And it has been lovingly used to bake delicious breads and goodies for our entire family. Homemade sourdough creations such as English muffins, Dutch Baby pancakes, and Starter Pizza Dough (our family’s favorite!) to name a few.
Having a sourdough starter in your kitchen creates a very real sense of sustainability and stability that is irreplaceable! So your beginner homesteader will fall in love for sure!
Moreover, all of this amazingness is packaged in the perfect packaging to gift to your sweet Valentine, straight from our Etsy Shop! All you’ll need to do is make sure to leave us a message for your darling and we will include a custom gift note, from you to them.
Vanessa Kimbell’s “The Sourdough School: The Ground-Breaking Guide to Making Gut-Friendly Bread” Book
What better companion to your honey’s new Beginner Sourdough Starter Kit than one of the most beautifully printed and well put together, hardback sourdough cookbooks available today.
“The Sourdough School: The Ground-Breaking Guide to Gut-Friendly Bread” has a wonderful variety of sourdough recipes. Teachings from the simplest and most comforting to exquisitely intricate and interesting of sourdough creations.
The Presto food dehydrator is one handy gadget to have ready to go in any kitchen! Assuming your loved one may have similar traits as I…and since you’re reading along right now, you can expect them to try dehydrating just about anything in this fun little appliance!
Just a hint: thinly sliced and dehydrated, ripe bananas taste like gourmet candy… without the guilt!
Useful Valentine’s Day Gift’s for Raising Food as a Beginner Homesteader
Secondly, our 21 Useful Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Beginner Homesteader would not be complete without suggesting some great gifts that support the foundations of growing and raising food.
Protein, dairy, and plant based foods are typically the building blocks for any beginner homesteader’s homegrown food dreams. For instance, fresh eggs, milk from goats or a family cow, and yummy homegrown fruits and veggies are usually the go-to staples for getting started.
Here are a few items we would not do without as we’ve started raising and growing our own food. And even a few we can’t wait to try….ahem…hopefully MY hubs will get some Valentine’s Day gift ideas from this guide too!
Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Beginner Homesteader’s Garden
And since you can’t have functional without “fun”, below are some of the most useful yet charming Valentine’s Day gifts for the garden!
If you and/or you’re loved are planning to embark on the mission of growing your own food, a greenhouse can help keep you growing fresh food all year long. This precious and effective greenhouse from Tractor Supply is just right for the beginner homesteader’s seed starting needs.
Not only is this cute little greenhouse a great idea for a Valentine’s Day gift, because I mean…who doesn’t love a beautiful greenhouse, if I do say so myself. But February 14th is widely regarded as an ideal time to start many spring garden seeds! How awesome is that?!
Speaking of starting seeds, “The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner” is a great way to help develop a planting schedule and prepare for that year round supply of fresh food most beginner homesteaders dream of!
And what better way to keep those new baby plants healthy and watered than with this unique, yet functional, vintage style watering can!
Once those precious plant starts are ready for their seasonal spot in the garden, Tammy Wylie’s “Raised-Bed Gardening For Beginners” is an excellent resource to help anyone get started with lush and productive raised-bed gardening.
When it’s time to gather the bounty, these washable cotton mesh totes are perfect to keep the bruises away from those fresh and tender fruits and veggies.
And of course a comfy pair of boots are a must! Whether around the garden or the barn, a trusty pair of slip on boots make such the difference…and they may as well be fun too!
This Roo Garden Apron, “The Joey” model, checks all the boxes when it comes to working efficiently in the garden. It has multiple places to hold your favorite garden tools, seed packets, and most other supplies you may need directly at hand.
Also, the largest “pouch” functions as a gathering bag too! The Roo Garden Apron’s knotted rope closures and folded opening make picking and placing fruits and veggies a breezing.
Valentine’s Day Gifts for Raising Chickens as a Beginner Homesteader
Thirdly, and importantly, since chickens are said to be the gateway to any homesteader’s dreams realized! Here we go again, keeping the “fun” in functional! Check out these precious and extremely helpful Valentine’s Day gift ideas for raising chickens.
This may be the cutest egg gathering apron ever created! Seriously though…major hint to my hubs! Look at it, it’s fantastic! And a very secure way to carry up to a dozen eggs…without accidentally making pocket omelets!
“Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens” has been a go-to reference for all types of chicken owners for over 20 years. This particular copy is the most up to date, fourth edition, and it’s slap full of chicken raising knowledge and skills.
With color photos and illustrations, it creates genuine confidence in the material in this book and the care your Valentine will be able to provide for their feathered protein producers.
And just in case that precious egg collecting apron doesn’t have quite enough room for your loved one’s egg gathering needs, this beautiful dual purpose vintage style wire basket is sure to do the trick and then some!
Not only is this cutie super functional, it also serves as storage for those yummy fresh eggs and a beautiful addition to any kitchen counter space.
This simple chicken coop checks all the boxes in my book when it comes to beginner chicken coops. And I’m here to tell ya, I have done a ton of research on chicken coops…I may be a little obsessed, actually.
So when I came across this little “Cumberland Cottage” on Tractor Supply’s website, aaaand found out my local tractor supply had it in stock so I could take a peek before I purchased, I was thrilled!
I knew it was exactly the style I was looking for but was concerned about the ergonomics of it, being a “prefab” coop and all. I’m sure you can tell by this point in your reading, it did not disappoint.
We have had our “Cumberland Cottage” for going on four years now. It has moved several times, been out in all types of weather, and shared among friends and family’s flocks. It is still hanging in there and keeping our sweet “house chicken” safe and happy. You’ll have to check out my YouTube channel to see our sweet house chicken, she’s a doll and absolutely loves her Cottage!
This little coop will happily accommodate 3-4 large breed chickens and up to 6 bantams, either free range or with extra run space. Absolutely perfect for the beginner!
Another extremely helpful item your sweetheart is sure to love is an automatic chicken coop door opener. This particular model functions with solar power! This adds the flexibility of not having to obligate your chicken coop to being placed near a power source.
This automatic chicken coop door opener also closes automatically, making sure those sweet chickens are safely tucked in without the worry of forgetting to close the coop!
Let me tell you about a little thing called “Chicken Math”…yep, it’s a thing. And if you or someone you know have ever owned laying hens, then you’re most likely fully aware of chicken math.
Chicken math reminds me of the 1963 Frito-Lay marketing campaign…I bet you can’t have just one! Well, the Frito-Lay campaign actually goes “I bet you can’t eat just one!”, but you get where I’m going with this…
So, to fulfill those chicken math moments without paying the hatchery prices for new chicks, a modest incubator is a great tool!
One can quickly spend the entire price of this incubator on one hatchery order! So why not invest that dough in a gift that keeps on giving!
Gifts for the Beginner Homesteader Raising Dairy Livestock
And last, but definitely not least, the realm of dairy livestock on the beginner’s homestead. This section of “21 Useful Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Beginner Homesteader” may be one of my favorites, just maybe. As I’m sure you can tell, I get a tad excited about each of the topics in this article. But there is definitely something about a dairy animal that just woos me.
The fact that these animals can turn grass and sunshine into nutrient dense, delicious milk is nothing short of amazing. On top of that, they have to have babies to produce said liquid gold! Yes, precious new babies on the homestead to ooh and ah over!
These valuable animals create a constant source of food for a family, as well as potential for an extra source of income!
Below are a few well respected and useful items that are perfect for any beginner homesteader starting out with dairy animals.
Joann S. Grohman’s “Keeping a Family Cow” comes highly recommended across the entire spectrum of homesteading enthusiasts. This book encompasses all of the information needed to start a novice off confidently with their first family cow. It is also a great text to keep on hand as a reference, even for the semi-experienced family cow owner!
And of course, with any facet of animal husbandry, there will always be chores that take place after the sun goes down for the day. These headlamps have been a life saver for me! Being able to have both hands free is a requirement for effective chore tending, especially in the dark.
Oh the dairy goat, such entertaining little critters and amazingly productive for their size! In “Storey’s Guide to Raising Dairy Goats”, you will find everything needed to be successful in raising and utilizing dairy goats. From a home milking setting to a profitable farmstead, it’s all in this book!
If your beginner homesteader is planning on or currently has small livestock or poultry, this electric netting could be such a huge help when grazing their animals! This netting is mobile yet effective in containing smaller animals in a desired area. It can even be useful for allowing animals to naturally and efficiently prep soil for planting in garden areas!
And of course, if you decide your loved one would enjoy the benefits of electric netting on their homestead, this solar powered fence charger is the perfect companion gift! Another remote capable power solution to help create a more sustainable lifestyle in a snap! They will surely love it!
Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your Beginner Homesteader!
We hope our gift guide, 21 Useful Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Beginner Homesteader, helps you find the perfect gift for your farm-loving, food-growing valentine!
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