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Farm life is a tough life. Farmers work long days, hard days, all for the freedom to live on and provide for the land. There's a reason why they say farmers are a rare breed. Most don't ask for much. So, when it comes time to show them some appreciation, it can be hard to know what sort of things make good gifts for farmers.
My dad has been a farmer for a long time. Over the years, I've gotten good at brainstorming lists of farmer gift ideas. What makes it onto that list every year? Hint: it's not farmhouse decor.
What makes it onto the list are practical things. Farmers value utility, they like the functional. If you can think of something practical then you're on the right path. If not, use this gift guide to help sprout some ideas.
Great Gifts For Farmers
1. Carhartt Men's Workwear Pocket Henley T-Shirt (Regular and Big & Tall Sizes)
Carhartt workwear can't be beaten. It's some of the toughest, high-quality clothing out there. Up and down the tractor, under crawl spaces, herding animals, or checking irrigation lines, this Carhartt is a farmer T-shirt that can keep up with it all.
Plus, it's the perfect gift because it comes in John Deere green. Your loved one will live in this shirt.
2. Magnetic Wristband with 15 Strong Magnets for Holding Screws, Nails, Drill Bits
The best gift ideas are useful gift ideas, but your farmer probably has enough work gloves already. This magnetic wristband is an outside-the-box solution that problem solvers will appreciate.
Farmers spend a lot of time tinkering. I can't begin to count the number of hours I've spent just holding screws, washers, and drill bits for my dad as he works away. With this wristband, I can free up my own hands for some tools, and he can stop blaming me for losing the nails (Sorry, Dad).
3. Multitool Knife
I may have said your farmer already has enough gloves, but there's one thing you can't have too many of. And that is a good multi-purpose knife. One for the car, the truck, the tractor, the workshop... I could go on, but here is the short and simple: heavy-duty pocket knives that have multiple tools are literally what farmers dream about (other than good weather and full fields).
With 3,000+ reviews, this multitool is a best-seller. How's that for a dream?
4. Tractor Travel Coffee Mug
Speaking of dreaming, this mug is the closest I'd come to getting a keepsake or gag gift for my favorite farmer. The novelty design has a functional handle where tumblers don't, and the solid dad-joke is sure to get a laugh at the farmer's market.
5. Denim Chicken Egg Apron
This egg apron is where farming gifts and unique gifts collide. Functional in a way that the farmer will appreciate (holds more than a baker's dozen), stylish enough that the farmer's wife can enjoy wearing it too. This is one of those gifts for farmers that checks all the boxes.
Amazon has all sorts of other great gifts for farmers. Farmers are already planning their next planting season, so it's never too early to start considering your own holiday season stocking stuffer lists!