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11 fantastic holiday gifts for farmers
Show your pride by wearing your ranch's brand on a silver belt buckle (several designs are available for men and women), money clip, pocket watch or wristwatch. The artists at Montana Silversmiths will hand-cut your brand and engrave each item. Visit their website for unique, heirloom-quality gifts. FFA buckles are also available.
Smooth Joshua Tree SPF 15 Winter Stick from Duluth Tracing Company on your face before heading out to chore in frigid weather. The all-natural balm made of beeswax and herbs forms a barrier against freezing wind and water. It also helps heal chapped dry, skin. Two sticks sell for $12.50 -- perfect stocking stuffers!
Safe and sound
Safe and sound:
Protect yourself from the elements without sacrificing safety. The adjustable ROPS umbrella from Tractor Supply Company easily attaches without tools to any tractor or mower equipped with 2" square or 2"x3" ROPS. It has a powder-coated steel frame and 50" yellow canvas umbrella top, and sells for $69.99.
A hat that works for hard-working women
A hat that works for hard-working women:
For women with longer hair, doing chores in the winter often means wet, frozen hair stuck to their face, and that's no fun. The new 100% windproof, water-repellent women's Shoreline Fleece Ponytail Hat from Duluth Trading Company has a 2-34" slot in the back to pull a ponytail through. It's $19.50 and comes in 5 colors.
Sit a spell
Sit a spell:
The hand-crafted Amish personalized rollback porch swing from Pine Ridge Online is made of arsenic-free, pressure-treated pine, and can be personalized with your family name or a favorite saying. Benches are $4.55 for 4' length and $495 for 5', which includes shipping.
Give FFA-themed scrapbook supplies to your favorite members or alumni, and they can record their memories and activities in style! Several different products are available, including books, kits, paper packs, stickers, cardstock, and more.
Small but mighty
Small but mighty:
The Leatherman Squirt ES4 is a key ring that features 5 wire strippers, needlenose pliers, wire cutters, screwdrivers, a knife, scissors, a file, and bottle opener. It folds down to 2.25" and is available in 4 colors. It's $28.95 at Swiss Knife Shop. Engrave it for $6.95 more.
Powerful light where you need it
Powerful light where you need it:
The Gorillatorch from L.L. Bean is a 65-lumen flashlight with flexible, articulated legs. The grippy legs wrap around and hold onto poles or tree branches, and magnetic feet let you mount it on metal objects like a vehicle or tractor. It's 7 3/4" long and runs on 3 included AA batteries. It comes in 4 colors and sells for $29.95.
It's tractor time:
It's tractor time:
Whether the farmer in your life prefers red, green, orange, blue, or another color on his tractors, you'll find a neon wall clock that fits the bill at TractorClocks.com. The neon clocks are $65, and other clocks and thermometers are also available. Perfect for the farm shop or den!
Cozy, cuddly, and kitschy
Cozy, cuddly, and kitschy:
Fleece blankets with sleeves are everywhere this holiday season, including in the 4-H Mall. With the fun 4-H Clover Cuddly, you can work on your laptop or read a book while staying warm and showing your 4-H pride! The cuddly is embroidered with the 4-H clover emblem, comes in two sizes, and sells for just $10.
Give the gift of livestock to a needy family
The gift that keeps on giving:
Your gift in the name of a loved one to Heifer International helps families struggling with hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. Livestock or seeds are supplied, along with training and regular veterinary care, and the recipient agrees to pass an offspring on to another family in need. Browse the organization's website and learn about the many different ways you can give.
Get the farmers on your shopping list gifts they will love this holiday season!