Homesteading gifts? Christmas is right around the corner, and you need the right gift for the homesteader in your life.
I’ve found a collection of lovely illustrated books from author Celia Lewis. All you have to do is pick the right one for YOUR homesteader. These illustrated books are the perfect combination of useful information and gorgeous artwork. That makes them the gift that’s both functional AND delightful!
You might need homesteading gifts for someone who is already raising livestock or who is thinking about branching out into livestock, in which case you can pick from cows, pigs, chickens, or ducks and geese. Or for the homesteader who is a nature lover, there’s An Illustrated Country Year and An Illustrated Coastal Year. One of these is guaranteed to be a hit. Click on the Amazon affiliate links, and find the perfect homesteading gifts for Christmas this year!
The Illustrated Guide to Cows: How To Choose Them – How To Keep Them – Whether for meat, milk, or grassland management, keeping a cow or two is fun and useful. This book covers all the familiar breeds and has great advice on choosing a breed, housing and fencing needs, and feeding and breeding. And of course the gorgeous illustrations guide the way!
The Illustrated Guide to Pigs: How to Choose Them, How to Keep Them – If you’re looking for homesteading gifts for ME, this would be the one to get me. Hint hint, just saying! :) Here’s what you need to know about breeds, how to buy, the equipment you need, and advice on care, feeding, and hygiene. And of course lots of artwork of adorable piggies!
The Illustrated Guide to Chickens: How to Choose Them, How to Keep Them – Chickens are the perfect way to get started as a new homesteader. But whether you’re new or already experienced, this detailed and gorgeous book makes the perfect homesteading gift.
The Illustrated Guide to Ducks and Geese and Other Domestic Fowl: How To Choose Them – How To Keep Them – I miss my ducks! Maybe again sometime soon. This book has what you need to know about getting into fowl, from choose a breed to determining your water needs. And it’s gorgeous enough to be a coffee table book for anyone who loves these animals.
An Illustrated Coastal Year: The seashore uncovered season by season is for coastal nature lovers (focusing on the UK). Learn what’s flowering when, how to read a tide table, and find identification guides, crafts, and recipes all illustrated by beautiful watercolors.
An Illustrated Country Year: Nature uncovered month by month This stunning book is full of interesting nature information written with love and humor. You’ll find recipes, crafts, and other ways to explore the beauty of nature.
Any of these going to make it onto your homesteading gifts shopping list? I hope so!