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Gift Guide: 16 Christmas Ideas for the Farmer in Your Life

Because as varied as farmers’ interests are, we’re not always the easiest people to buy Christmas presents for. Most of the time, I’m happier buying a new drill set or cover for my utility vehicle than getting something decorative or seasonal. It’s our practical nature to be around cars and animals all the time, trying to be safe and moving forward day by day. So we hope this gift guide for the farmer on your Christmas shopping list will be just the thing to help you find the best thing for him or her.

Everything on this farmer gift guide list is tried and true—and proven to be functional and durable for life on the farm or in rural America. And we admit that almost every one of these things are items we have in our closets, mud rooms, or workshops, and some are even repeat purchases after many years of good use. These are the types of gifts I’m always happy to find under the Christmas tree, so I hope they give you some inspiration as you do your seasonal shopping!

Here are 16 great items you might not have thought of before that you should consider as Christmas gifts for farmers (and most everything here can be had for under $100):

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YETI Hopper SideKick Dry

SideKick Dry is designed to keep important things accessible, safe and 100% dry. This waterproof gear case is the worry-free way to carry your keys, wallet, fishing license and phone in the wild. It’s built with a powerfully magnetic HydroShield closure and RF-welded seams that repel any sign of moisture.


Duluth Trading Co. Work pants with fire hose

There are a lot of reasons to love these work pants from Duluth (we wear ours a lot!), and here are a few of them:

  • Tough yet soft 11.5 oz. Cotton Fire Hose Cloth – the fabric that once wrapped fire hoses
  • The FendOff Finish fabric treatment repels stains and water
  • Crouch Gusset comfort allows you to bend and crouch
  • Mid-foot and back pockets with exclusive push capability
  • Deep 8 oz. Fire hose pocket bags resist tool punctures


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Men’s LaCrosse Alpha Range 14″ NMT Work Boots

These boots are meant to be worn hard and worked hard and are a great multi-season choice for farm jobs. We reviewed them in 2016, and one comment I made at the time was: “The flexibility and fit of the Alphas Range boots made for a comfortable and protected day.” A few years later, and they’re still our go-to pair for the wet and colder months so far. The biggest features are:

  • Knee-high work boots with waterproof ZXT rubber and neoprene upper
  • Active fit with adjustable gusset for easy on/off

If you’re looking for this in a women’s version, check them out in a 12″ size Here.


Dare Universal Single Row Gate Latch

After struggling for years with gate latches that would fall out of alignment as our wood fences or posts deteriorated, we were so happy to find this item! The Dare Rownd Up Lock is a universal one-way gate latch. Works on wood, tube, galvanized metal, chain link, ornamental gates and more. The Rownd Up Lock locks securely with or without a padlock, has universal mounting, a universal bar and reinforced 10 gauge steel with a powder coated finish.


WRAPTIE double belt pack

From securing equipment on a tractor or utility vehicle to hauling logs or fencing materials, these quick release straps make ropes and knots obsolete in many cases. The belts come in 120″, 180″ and 240″ versions (hence the difference in listed price) and are highly adjustable for just about any load you’re dealing with around the farm. Plus, since there are no buckles or hooks on the straps, there’s no need to worry about anything getting scratched or otherwise damaged.


Egnaro silicone wedding ring

If your wedding ring has ever been caught and jerked by your finger while hauling cattle feed or lifting a horse or getting off a tractor, then you may need a farm ring that you won’t have to worry about worry so much. We know that metal wedding rings can get pretty scratchy or worse, break on your finger. Silicone rings help remove that worry – and they’re not so terrible if it falls out or is otherwise lost.


FiberFix 1″, 2″ & 4″ Wrap Tape – 3 Pack

Not that we’re not fans of good old-fashioned duct tape, but the regular stuff can’t hold a candle to the awesomeness of FiberFix (it’s actually billed as 100 times stronger than duct tape). These things gained a bit of fame on the TV show “Shark Tank” of all places, and have been used by us to fix ax handles, pipes, and a lot of other things ever since. (Here is our review of it.) With a little water, this tape hardens to often make the patch stronger than the original. It’s perfect for the dad in your life who likes or can’t help but break things.


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Milwaukee Tool 3″ Smooth Blade Knife

This is another article that I’ve reviewed AGDAILY before, and to this day, is a tried and true blade for carrying around the farm. The blades have a slim profile and feel comfortable in the hand, and with their D3 steel, they can take a beating. There are four knives in the Hardline series: three 2.5- to 3.5-inch drop-tip smooth blades and a 3-inch partially serrated tanto blade, but this 3-inch version is our favorite.


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The saddle for horses

This smartphone holder with straps is great for the trail-loving mom. Primarily made to be attached to the rider’s leg, it can also be clipped into a pocket, belt, belt or belt loop for extra support! However, with a cross and waist strap for those particularly rough rides, I’ve truly never seen another smartphone holder perform so well.


MagnoGrip Magnetic Bracelet 311-090

MagnoGrip Magnetic Bracelet 311-090

This bracelet is embedded with super strong magnets to hold screws, scissors and small tools – think of it as your third helping hand when you need it most. It is ideal for many woodworking, home improvement and DIY projects.


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Freshley Dovetail Jumpsuit in Black Stretch Denim

These are not repurposed, boxy men’s overalls. They are intentionally designed to complement a woman’s frame without sacrificing the functionality of men’s overalls. There are deep pockets galore. Accessible – and functional – pockets! They have a great, slightly stretchy fabric — the jumpsuit moves no matter what position the wearer is in. The Freshley dungarees are a straight-leg pant, fitted at the waist and thigh, relaxed through the calf, with plenty of room for boots. Features double-face reinforced thigh and back cuff panels minimize wear; flexible braces mean no restricted movement; closet loop for quick hanging; and knee pad inserts. See Us unboxing video here and our wider review of this product here.


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Gerber Center-Drive Plus Multi Tool with Bit Set

The Gerber Center-Drive Plus is an innovative multi-tool that has dozens of applications on the farm, and I actually had a chance to play with him.

New for Center-Drive Plus are:

  • Spring scissors
  • 3.25 inch partially serrated blade
  • The tools are finished with a breakaway for a sleek, polished aesthetic that doesn’t sacrifice performance
  • Berry-compatible, American-made full-grain leather sheath features a click closure to ensure secure storage as well as reliable performance

The intentional one-finger opening design remains for quick deployment to the tools you depend on the most: the spring-loaded pliers, the full-size blade, and the full-size, center-shaft screwdriver. That screwdriver, in particular, seems so obvious for a tool like this, but until now, Gerber says no multi-tool has ever offered such a feature on the center axis with a standard bit.


milwaukee tool gift set

Milwaukee M18 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Impact Drill Combo Kit

M18 1/2″ Hammer Drill with Milwaukee 4-Pole Frameless Motor delivers 450″ lbs. of peak torque; 0–550/0–1700 RPM; and 29000 BPM. Includes the compact M18 1/4-inch hex impact driver with a Milwaukee-designed impact mechanism for 1,400 inch lbs. of couple. DPM Digital Power Management overload protection prevents tool and battery damage in abusive situations.


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The Klean Kanteen glass

Klean Kanteen is a company built on love – love for adventure, conservation and waste reduction. They make everything from coffee mugs to cocktail sets and also appear on top glassware lists. Their insulation can keep drinks hot for hours, and even after three years of heavy use from one of our reviewers, the Klean Kanteen seal didn’t fail even once. Not to mention, they are definitely one of the best color selections of glasses I’ve seen, and if you like drinking from a straw, Klean Kanteen glasses are for you.


black-decker-spotlight-gift

BLACK+DECKER SLV2B 10W lithium-ion rechargeable spot

Perfect for working on your cars in the field or trying to find an animal that has gotten out of the fence, this rechargeable lithium-ion searchlight reaches up to 750 lumens. It also has a dual-purpose handle/stand and can operate for up to seven hours.


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Don’t mistake your Google search for my agricultural grade stainless steel mug

This is our new favorite coffee mug! Who among us has not tired of the army of “keyboard farmers” on social networks? This travel mug sums things up well and is a perfect gift for anyone heading off to college or who has completed their senior studies. Just a heads up though, this is not part of Amazon Prime so expect delivery to take more than a few days.


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