Tis the season to be jolly. Farmers aren’t always the easiest of people to get gifts for and if you ask you never get a sensible answer. I’ve had a look on the internet and think I have come up with a fab list of what a farming crazy person would like for Christmas – be they young or old!
When you want your steak cooked rare, anything else just won’t do. Eliminate any confusion on the barbecue with the ultimate cooking utensil for carnivores. Heat it up on hot coals or gas for a few minutes and when your steak is cooked to your personal preference, brand it with “Black & Blue”, “Little Bit of Blood” or “Nearly Burnt”.
They wake up early and come in late. To help with those days where sleep is needed a cup of coffee can just do the trick. My husband is a connoisseur of coffee and swears he can’t find anything strong enough!
Give any birthday or special occasion a tractor-shaped touch with this silicone cake mould. There is also one that can be used as an ice cube tray. I’ve seen John Deere have a range, not too sure how our ‘blue’ family would feel about me buying this!
Your love of the countryside doesn’t have to stop at the front door. You can purchase prints or wall stickers that show the original butchers’ diagrams which I appreciate in my home when choosing the best cuts of meat.
Banish muddy wellies from cupboards, hallways, boot rooms and the car with a water-resistant oilcloth bag. They can zip up to contain all the mud and muck, leaving you to enjoy the dirt-free floors.
Make sure you purchase a dent-resistant, unbreakable, flask with rubber bumpers for extra protection.
Who wouldn’t want a years subscription to Farmers Weekly. Packed full of articles for all the family, it has everything from recipes and diversification stories to humour and pets.
The ultimate versatile gift for outdoorsy types. I know my husband needs one for those late night births that need his help!
No gift list would be complete without socks, but these are no ordinary pair. Waterproof socks, guarantee cosy, dry feet in even the coldest, wettest weather (something us Brits know all about).
Bib & Braces/ overalls
Preferably farm related ones. It means they anger as dirty as they want and it will preserve their clothes plus providing an extra layer for when it’s cold.
For those swift moves from wellies into the house! Trying to keep your floors clean and tidy for a little longer.
If all else fails – beer will always be a winner. A selection of craft and cask beers are always a safe bet for a great gift for Christmas.
Festive foodie hampers
We all know farmers love their food, so why not give a bumper sized hamper as a gift this festive season. Including all the Christmas essentials, such as luxury mince pies, brandy butter and Christmas Pudding.
Farming phone cases
For Father’s Day I gave Gavin a personalised phone case – both to try and make his phone last a little longer and to look more stylish when out and about.
Farmers want to check Facebook, do a bit of tweeting and post a selfie on Instagram as much as anyone else, but long days with poor mobile signal tend to burn down smartphone batteries far too fast. So a power bank can be really useful – especially when they’re working out in the field. They can give enough power to recharge a smartphone or tablet from flat.
These can be a snazzy gift for any farmer who loves to go shooting in the winter. They usually come in their own presentation box. A perfect Christmas present for any wannabe country gentleman.
Farmer Christmas book
Farmer Christmas is a children’s picture book written by Catherine Baddeley. The story follows three children setting off on a festive countryside adventure, with loads of fun pictures along the way of Farmer Christmas and his tractor and trailer full of presents. It’s the perfect gift for all little farmers.
Child’s Tractor Ted onesie
If your kid is tractor-obsessed like my’n then they’ll love the tractor ted onesie which is perfect for staying warm on a chilly winter’s night. It’s machine washable and has press-stud fasteners so your little farmer can get themselves dressed without much effort. This onesie comes in a range of sizes to fit ages two to six years.
Mini John Deere ride-on tractor
No Christmas gift guide would be complete without a ride-on tractor. Tobias was lucky enough to a new Holland version for his birthday, together with a trailer which he takes great pride in.
Farm duvet set
What more can I at, if they like tractors there is no point in fighting it! I did contemplate buying a duvet for Gavin – still might get one!