Alright, ladies, I’m sure many of you are right there with me. Christmas is coming, and what on earth are we supposed to by for our Rugged Man Homesteaders? Is it just me, or are guys hard to shop for? (Or is it just that they go shop for themselves the month and days before Christmas? Stop that!)
After asking the hubby and getting the typical, “I dunno” response of what he wants for Christmas, I decided to look whats cool on the all-knowing internet for help.
It did me very little good.
I can guarantee my rugged homesteader man does NOT want ties (which he doesn’t wear), cuff links (which he doesn’t wear), or a shaving kit with a nice shaving bowl (he’s not shaving that beard anytime soon, and I don’t want him to!). So I asked my fellow homesteaders. They came up with some great ideas! So here’s a great list of…
Over 35 Christmas Gifts for the Rugged Man
Wood working tools, big or small such as a table saw, a nice hammer, the Bosch RA1181 router table is one of the best, or a new tool belt (If you’re not sure what your guy would want, hint around or take him to a hardware store and watch to see what he drools over.)
Heavy duty and/ or insulated work gloves
Insulated coveralls for working and/ or hunting
Smart Wool socks (I live in my Smartwool all winter!)
Insulated rubber boots (Like Bogs. LOVE my Bogs!)
Heavy duty vacuum sealer
Cast iron cookware
Grinder/ sausage maker
Heavy duty thermos
Gift cards to Lowes, Home Depot, Menards, Bass Pro Shop, Gander Mountain, etc.
Tools, whether garden or mechanical
Heavy duty machete
An ax for getting to work on the wood pile.
The best dart board for him and his buddies.
Alaskan Mill MK III (This just may be on my Christmas list too…)
Chainsaw, or if he already has one, new chains or a sharpener from the www.thetoolboss.com would be great stocking stuffers! Here’s a little tip, if your man loves wood working, it goes without saying that wood watches would be interesting for him.
Ammunition (Not sure what to get? Take a pic with your phone of ammo boxes he already has or the gun itself. The guys at the counter will usually be happy to help you get the right stuff!)
Fishing Gear (A great tip- if you’re not sure what to get him, check his tackle box and see what he has and is getting worn out!)
This way-cool Gerber Hunting Myth Hatchet (Not only is it a hatchet, it can be used to skin out a moose too!)
Bungee cords or tie-down straps
Beard oil or soap – Who needs a Wahl shaving kit!
Cornhuskers Hand Lotion
Tickets to a local sports team or concert
Musical instrument- If there’s something he’s always wanted to learn, new guitar strings, harmonicas, etc.
Golf or other sport accessories
And you’re probably pretty safe with anything related to bacon…
Some are more practical gifts that may even bounce back to you, for example if you give your man a chainsaw mill, he might make you some shelves, you see where we’re going here. Many of these would work as stocking stuffers too! Great for Father’s Day too! Need some more ideas? Check out Pantry Paratus’ online store! Etsy.com is also another great place to look too or gearhungry.com if that’s too girly.
What are your favorite Christmas Gifts for the Rugged Man?
I’ve got a gift guide for those tough homesteading ladies too!
Looking for more ideas? Check out the 2015 Trayer Wilderness Gift Giving Guide!