As the temps dropped this morning, I realized that I could give you all some good advise and suggestions.
Do you have a farmer or other person who works outside in your life? Do you struggle to find good gifts for them?
I’m a firm believer in giving gifts of use. For the farmer who is an active researcher and reader, a new book available for beef, poultry, or other meat animal production might be a great option. Same goes for anything soils, crops or amendments.
Then there are the things that farmers can never have enough of. We usually destroy our wearable goods before most others would. Zippers break and pockets rip. Insulated bibs, jackets and long johns are always useful in winter months, as are boots.
One item that never lasts long is gloves! I can’t seem to find any that last longer than a month. Same thing for heavy insulated socks.
Heavy hooded sweatshirts are always handy to have too. They work great for layering. Good turtlenecks save wearing scarves that can catch on all kinds of crap.
Insulated coffee mugs and thermos items are a must for us too. If it keeps liquids hot….we LOVE them!
For the farmer or farm wife that loves to cook…those crock pot and thirty minute recipe books are always good to have too. Try to find ones that a person working 12-18 hours a day could use.
Other good things are boot jacks and boot scrubs.
Hope these help you with your shopping issues this holiday season, including our own families. We really aren’t that hard to buy for as long as you keep our daily basic needs in mind.