Finding the perfect gift to give to someone you care about can be a bit tricky, and maybe that is why you are here. Get a few unique and different ideas for gifts for simple living that are great to give or receive.
Gifts that you know your friends and family will love to receive, especially if they want to work towards living a simple life.
Whether you are new to simple living or a full-blown homesteader, this gift list is something you might just love. A perfect gift list guide for anyone in your life that just loves to be outdoors and outside.
It doesn’t matter where you live or what time of life you are in, there are easy things you can do to simplify your life just a bit. To remove some of our dependence on outside sources and learn to Grow it, Raise it, or Make it so we can live better.
Perfect Ideas for Gifts for Simple Living
I love this list of ideas mainly because I own almost all of them. They are useful and perfect because they will be valued for the life they are owned. If you see something you like, just click the image and it will take you to the product on Amazon. Remember, these are affiliate links and that means I get a small commission for recommending them, however, it does not change the price on your end, thank you for your support!
Simple Living Gift #1. Composter
One of my favorite things to do is to create something out of nothing. In this case, turning kitchen scraps into gardening gold. Even though I have a large compost pile out back, I love this little indoor kitchen composter I keep below my kitchen sink. It is made of ceramic and has a filter to keep the smell down. And when I use the bags that come with it, I can so easily take the contents out back and toss them in.
No more making daily trips; now, I make one every other week and keep my daily to-do list a bit more manageable.
Simple Living Gift #2. Chore Sled
I am sure there is a more technical term for this chore helper, but this is the name I gave mine, and I am sticking with it. I cannot tell you what a lifesaver this chore sled is. It helps me to get my chores done without risking injury to my back and turns an arduous chore into an easy one.
It is durable and can easily carry quite a bit. Even if I fill it with weight, I can still pull it quite easily. When it’s empty, it is lightweight as well and easy to pick up and move if I need it to.
Simple Living Gift #3. Wheelbarrow or wagon
These two gifts are listed together because it all depends on what type of person you are. Some folks are wheelbarrow people, and some folks are wagon people. I love owning both because I have many chores where one will work better than the other.
A garden wagon is good if you have back issues, as pulling tends to be easier than pushing. On the other hand, a garden wheelbarrow tends to be more of a workhorse, allowing you to fill it up with heavier items and still get it from point A to point B without too much effort.
Simple Living Gift #4. Firewood Carry bag
This is another super practical gift that helps to keep your back from getting sore. A firewood carry bag is great for carrying logs of wood to your fireplace without bending over too much to pick the logs up. I have a bad back, horrible actually, and these wood bags help me to bring in wood without too many issues.
This bag that we use is simple yet surprisingly durable. Since we heat our home almost exclusively with wood, we must bring in several loads daily. These canvas bags work great and last quite a bit longer than expected. All in all a great help to have in a simple living home.
Simple Living Gift #5. Wood Splitter
This is one of those things that most folks need on a homestead, and on ours, it’s one of our most valuable tools. Heating our home with wood is how we can do more with what we have on our own land. Splitting our own wood is an economical way as well but it is a huge chore and one that does require help.
Clean out your woods of fallen trees and use a wood splitter to stock up on wood that you can then use to heat your home. One of the perks of living on a homestead.
Simple Living Gift #6. Good Boots
No matter what time of year it is, having good boots is essential. I am very picky about what I wear so when I recommend a pair of boots you can be assured they are worth the money. Not only are the warm in the winter but they are super comfortable so much so that I can wear them all day without any issues. Comfortable is also important for my back. The better the boots the less likely I am to quick work because my back is giving me issues.
These boots do not have half sizes, and they run just a bit large, so use that as your guide when you order. See what they have here and use this special discount code Tracy15 when you shop!
Simple LIving Gift #7. Food Storage Containers
Whether or not you have animals, you may want to add this to your simple living gift list. I was so impressed with these containers and their quality I have been showing them off to anyone that comes to my home. Made of heavy-duty plastic with twist-on lids, you can use them to store just about anything without the risk of ants or mice getting inside.
We had a bad mouse infestation in our barn one year ago, and anything stored in these containers was kept safe and sound. I use them to store my chicken, goat, and duck feeds. You can also use them for any food storage, even for your family. Rice, flour, and sugar would all keep quite well in these containers.
Shown is large size, but they have a smaller size as well if you are looking for a more compact option.
Simple Living Gift #7. Instant pot
For the longest time, I refused to purchase an instant pot, believing it was a fad that I did not need to clutter up my kitchen. Then over the summer, I purchased one, and I cannot believe how much I love it! I can make soups, potatoes, veggies, and so much more; the flavors are simply amazing.
I may even prefer an instant pot over my crockpot since I can make a manly bowl of chili in half the time!
Simple Living Gift #8. Table GArden
No matter where you live, you can have a garden. I write about this frequently on my blog because I strongly believe in it. Growing more and buying less is so essential to a simple lifestyle. Along with the fact that you know just exactly what you are putting into your body because you are eating foods you have grown from seed.
Patio gardens have been around for years, but recently, they have been gaining in popularity. And the best part is, if you can grow it in the ground, you can probably grow it in a pot too.
My favorite is this table garden, and it’s perfect for growing herbs. It is at a height that is easy to work and looks so good on the patio. It is also durable and does well out all summer long.
Sometimes it’s the simple tools that will help you along your journey to a simple life.
Simple Living Gift #9. Deep Fryer
Okay, maybe not the healthiest gift option out there, but if you love french fries, onion rings, or even lake perch, you need this on your pantry shelf. There is nothing more fun than a good old french fry party, which we always have when we break this baby out.
Our deep fryer has been on our shelf for years and is going strong!
When finding a gift anyone will love, it might be best to find things that fit their life. Any of these gifts for a simple living may be perfect for anyone that loves the outdoors and the idea of simplifying their loves and likes to create a life they truly love.
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