National Parents’ Day is celebrated every fourth Sunday of July. This year, it falls on the 26th of July. That gives you a bit of time to get your parents something. For now, let’s take a look at some of the things your mother would love to get.
Cosori Premium Food Dehydrator Machine
It’s every homesteaders dream to own a dehydrator. There are just so many things you can do with one. If you’re mom still don’t have one, the Cosori Premium Food Dehydrator Machine would make for an awesome National Parents’ Day gift.
The Cosori dehydrator is made of food-grade stainless steel with a glass door. It comes with six BPA-free and dishwasher safe stainless steel drying trays, a mesh screen, and a fruit roll sheet. The digital control allows you to dry your food for 30 minutes at a time for up to 48 hours.
At the rear is a specialized internal fan that makes sure air circulation inside the dehydrator is even while operating. This cancels the need to check and rotate the food. You get a recipe book that teaches you to make meat jerkies, dried fruit snacks, dog treats, and other dried foods.
Norpro Heavy Duty Tinned Cast Iron Meat Grinder and Sausage Maker
Most homesteaders earn money selling stuff they grew, raise or made themselves. Some examples include farm produce, eggs, homemade soaps, and even beer. Another homemade product your parents can maker at home and sell for extra income is sausage.
Ideally, homesteaders raise their own cattle. If not, they can always buy or barter meat they can turn into delicious sausages. The meat needs to be grinded, though. That’s where this brilliant National Parent’s Day gift idea comes in. Get your momma a meat grinder.
The Norpro Heavy Duty Meat Grinder and Sausage Maker is made of tinned cast iron so durability is not an issue. It utilizes precision ground cutting knife and two grinding discs to prepare your meat. The stuffing tunnels then stuffs the ground meat into your casing to make your sausages. It also comes with a clamp you can attach to your counter top. The Norpro grinder can also be used to grind fruits, vegetables, and even nuts.
You’ll never run out of things to do at the homestead. That’s why your mom will fully appreciate a National Parents’ Day gift that will make her tasks a whole lot easier. The Spiralizer is one such thing. The triple spiral slicer from Norpro cut slicing time in half, perhaps even more.
The Spiralizer features three different blades. The straight/ribbon blade makes ribbon cuts while the coily cut blade makes curly fries and onion rings. The noodle blade is for shredding and making noodles out of vegetables.
The dishwasher safe Spiralizer is hand operated, which means you don’t have to pay for electricity and batteries. The non-slip base makes sure you don’t have any accidents. It also comes with recipes and an instruction manual.
Norpro Ice Cream Maker
A serious homesteader will make everything with their own hands. Homesteaders avoid depending on grocery stores as much as possible. They may find it difficult to resist the temptation of buying a tub of refreshing ice cream from the store, though.
Perhaps the best homesteading gift idea you can come up with for your ice cream-loving mom is a Norpro Ice Cream Maker. This amazing BPA-free device makes about a pint of ice cream in as short as 15 minutes. Your mom knows exactly what’s in her ice cream. She gets to choose the flavors she wants and not worry about preservatives and other additives.
Husqvarna Viking Jade 20 Sewing Machine
Homesteaders can benefit a lot from learning how to sew and having their own sewing machine. First, you can repair your own clothes and other garments. No need to take them to a tailor, which means fewer expenses. Go further by making your own clothes. You just need the right materials and skills. Again, you negate the need to buy new clothes. Go even further and sell your own creations. This time, you’re putting money on the table.
The Husqvarna Viking Jade 20 Sewing Machine is a great National Parents’ Day present for both beginner and experienced sewers. It is equipped with over 80 7mm wide stitches that can be used for decorative sewing, quilting, and other sewing projects.
The 200mm sewing space, which is larger than what other machines can offer, allows large sewing projects. A pop up sewing guide is located under the lid. Check it out if you know which stitch and setting to use for a particular fabric and sewing technique.
The Viking Jade 20 also comes with a speed control feature. Simply press the plus or minus buttons to adjust the speed to your preference. If your mom is already physically limited, she can choose not to use the foot control. This allows a more consistent speed. Plus, it’s great for decorative stitches, long seams, and winding a bobbin.
Other features of the Viking Jade include a start/stop function, sewing guide, large assortment of optional accessories, needle stop up/down, presserfoot recommendation-button, one-step buttonholes, drop feed teeth, free motion with any stitch, mirror image side-to-side, and 29 needle positions.
Arrow Auntie Retro-Look Sewing Cabinet
Your mom could also use a sewing cabinet, especially if she already has her trusty machine. Get her something like the Arrow Auntie Retro-Look Sewing Cabinet for National Parent’s Day.
The Auntie cabinet is made of sturdy composite wood with wood grain laminates. Then there are casters that lock for stability and portability. The decorative retro design is achieved by the faux drawer front.
It comes with a universal insert that should fit any sewing machine weighing up to 45 kilos. In case your existing machine does not fit, the cabinet easily adjusts to custom or machine-specific inserts. It comes with four drawers that should be enough to store all her sewing supplies and then some.
The Auntie is equipped with the EZ-Lift air mechanism that moves the machine up and down. The airlift allows you to easily adjust its height to your preference, particularly to freearm and flatbed sewing positions, and for storage.
For large sewing projects, the Auntie features a couple of fold out leaves that increases the work surface. The leaves come with supports and snag-free hinges.
Cooler Kitchen Oversized 1.3 Gallon Kitchen Compost Bin with EZ-No Lock Lid
Help your mom take care of her beloved garden and clean up in the kitchen even if you’re not at home. Get her a small compost bin so she can collect her kitchen scraps and turn them into compost.
The Cooler Kitchen Compost Bin has a capacity of 1.3 gallons. That‘s a lot of potential compost. While waiting for the scraps to be ready, the plastic liner and charcoal filters will keep the odor from stinking up her home. The EZ-No Lock Lid also keep insects and bugs from the scraps. The dishwasher safe compost bin is made of carbon steel metal, which is rust and stain free.
Uquip Buddy XL Outdoor Utility Wagon
When you’re around, you don’t let dear ol’ momma carry heavy things. She’s carried you for years so it’s just right to help her out when something needs to be moved. But you can’t always be there to carry stuff for her, especially if you live on your own or with your family now. This makes wagons one of the most thoughtful homesteading gift ideas you can think of.
The classic red wagon would be nice. In fact, your mom probably had one in her younger years and a National Parents’ Day gift like that is simply awesome. However, that would probably too small to be really useful in the homestead.
Get your mother something like the Uquip Buddy XL Outdoor Utility Wagon. This wagon is perfect for a number of homestead tasks. She can use it in the garden, when she goes to the store, or on her trips to the beach.
The Buddy XL has a spacious cart made of tough 600D Ripstop fabric that can carry up to 220 pounds. It has a collapsible steel frame and an adjustable handle. The free moving tires work on different terrains even on sand.
Spark Naturals Cleaning Bundle Essential Oil Kit
One of the most thoughtful homesteading gift ideas you can think of is a set of essential oils. How so? You’re giving your mother that much needed stress reliever, which we all need these days.
Moms are particularly busy these days with everyone in the family at home right now. Well, at least for those still quarantining themselves to avoid the coronavirus. That means more things to clean up. Aside from helping her maintaining your home, you can get her the Spark Naturals Cleaning Bundle Essential Oil Kit.
The kit includes the essential oils of lemon, Melaleuca, and the Refresh blend. Simply mix 10 drops each of the three essential oils and water in the 8-ounce spray bottle included in the kit.
Spark Naturals Sanity Saver Essential Oil Kit
Some days you just need a little help keeping up with the madness going on around us. Professional help is certainly welcome as many of us deal with anxiety and depression. But when we need a little pick-me-up, perhaps a whiff of nerve-calming essential oils will do the trick.
Spark Naturals’ Sanity Saver Kit includes the Dream (sleep blend), LXR (anxiety blend), Relief (headache blend), and Zen (grounding blend). The Sanity Saver Kit also includes a jar.
You don’t need an occasion to show how much you love and appreciate your parents. Your mother, in particular, brought you into this world after carrying in her tummy for 9 months. She definitely deserves to get something nice she can use at the homestead. Go to Gentleman Pirate Club and see more stuff you mom will likely love to get on National Parents’ Day. Check the website for our list of suggested gift ideas you should consider for your homesteader dad.