Farm women can be hard to shop for. This brings up many challenges around Christmas time. While practicality is nothing to frown at, this mindset makes it hard when asked what one wants for Christmas.
I’ve delved into my resources (ok, my group of awesome dairy ladies) and picked their brains as to what great gifts for them would be this year. Some involve the home, some are self-pampering and some people just want to have a scraper for cow poo they never lose again.
The farm mom mobile is often used to haul kids to school and then the occasional load of feed. Maybe a calf or two in a pinch… give gifts to help mom keep her car presentable.
- Car detailing
- Seat covers
- Air fresheners
- Floor mats
InstaPot or Crock Pot
There is nothing better than coming in from the barn to an already made meal, and the InstaPot has been all the chatter lately. A new crockpot can be just as appreciated. If you’re going to gift cookware for Christmas check out the Pioneer Woman brand, available at Walmart.
Living on the farm can drag in more dust and dirt than ever imagined. At the push of a button, the Roomba will sweep all moms cares away while she does afternoon chores!
Footwear and Accessories
- Boots, boots, and more boots was a common reply – barn boots, dress boots, warm dry boots.
- Boot dryers shouldn’t be overlooked. Especially the fancy ones with the glove warmers. No one wants cold soggy feet.
- Warm socks are a must! I am personally a fan of Darn Tough – not only do they come in snazzy colors and keep you warm BUT they come with a lifetime guarantee!
Bibs and Coveralls
Along the same lines of keeping Mom warm, how about some new workwear? A fellow dairy mom tipped me off to this awesome site. Rugged work wear, feminine touch! Rosie’s Rugged Work Wear looks to have your bases covered.
While we give our girls the best attention we can, sometimes we need to still keep tabs on them while they aren’t in the barn. Barn cameras and alert systems are a great way to do that. Products like Moo Call and closed-circuit cameras can give mom a piece of mind outside of the barn.
Dependable flashlights and headlamps – don’t leave mom in the dark. Remind her she is the light of your world!
Even though we may be hard-working, some days smelly, often a calloused-handed group of women, most moms want some pampering. The following items were highly suggested:
- New sheets
- Nap time (this is italicized because it came up a lot).
Farm life is crazy and hectic. Spend some time romanticizing that special farm lady in your life.
- A conversation that doesn’t involve Mickey Mouse, Blippy, and the last bull proof.
- Dinner out!
- Good wine. There are trendy wineries popping up everywhere. (Some local favorites among us where I live are Troutman’s and Sunny Slope.)
Maid for a Day
Deep cleaning is always a big hit. Either hiring a cleaning service or organizing the troop of kids, I don’t know any farm moms who would turn away a good house cleaning.
We pour our coffee and something else comes up. Nothing is more disappointing than room temperature bean brew. I love my Yeti cup. It literally stays hot forever.
Don’t over-think gift giving for that special farm mom in your life this holiday season. I hope these recommendations will help you narrow down a few options for the farm woman in your life. (Or else it may be your turn to pick up that over-indulgent goat… )