Did you enjoy an abundant fall harvest this year? Homegrown vegetables and fruit plus some pretty colorful and fragrant plants always make the season feel festive - and they give you the opportunity to create inexpensive holiday gift ideas from the heart.
Get creative and use your harvest to make unique, personal gifts for your friends and family. Make these ten holiday gift ideas from your homestead harvest or from other items you find outdoors during the autumn.
Fall Harvest Gift Ideas
2. Homemade Cider
A staple of the holiday season, you’ve probably been given homemade cider before. But have you ever tried making it yourself?
If you have some other fruits or flavors that you may want to add to your cider, you can add them to the apple cider base. This gives you the chance to make your own customized cider flavors, with ingredients fresh from your harvest.
Before you get started making cider, you’ll need a cider press. Lehmans has a stainless-steel cider press that will last you years and help make the cider-pressing quite a bit easier.
If you’ve transplanted any of your plants indoors for the winter or were planning on saving some cuttings, why not give them as a gift as well?
By taking cuttings and regrowing them, you can propagate your plants to make multiple different ones from the same original plant. Seedlings make the perfect holiday gift idea for friends and family members that practice indoor gardening over the winter. That way, the plants will be ready for planting once spring arrives.
If you know someone who lives in a small apartment or has limited outdoor space, seedlings will give them a chance to start growing their own food in an apartment homestead. If they have limited natural light, you may want to add a counter-top hydroponics garden to their gift.
No time to make a gift? Why not shop online through Lehmans? This is a great resource for country-style, old-fashioned, and homesteading gift ideas.
More Gift Ideas
If none of these ideas caught your eye, not to worry. With the surplus of a bountiful harvest, you can get creative and come up with endless holiday gift ideas. If you still can’t think of the perfect gift, one of our other gift guides might be just what you’re looking for.