Every day is a great day to let someone know how much you care. Here are some gift ideas for the homemaker in your life.
Today I’m compiling a list of gift ideas for the homemaker in your life. Whether it’s practical gifts or your homemaker’s favorite things, gifts are always a wonderful way to encourage someone and let them know you’re thinking of them.
So before you finish your Christmas shopping, be sure to add one or two of these to your cart! They also make wonderful hostess gifts.
Homemaker Gift Guide – Simple Gift Ideas 2023
When I think of practical gifts, I always think of those high-ticket items. Usually, it’s appliances or some sort of gear I’ve been looking forward to upgrading.
Here are a few of those high-ticket items you could consider gifting this year.
If you’re looking for time-saving technology, an instant pot is a great choice!
As of 2023, the average cost of an air fryer is $80. But some models can run up to $300! If you’re looking for kitchen gadgets for your frugal homemaker, consider splurging on an air fryer!
Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer
I can’t speak highly enough about my Kitchen-Aid stand mixer. It’s an incredible tool in my kitchen, and my only regret is not investing in the more powerful model!
With this machine, you can knead bread, shape pasta noodles, grind meat and fat, spiralize vegetables, and so much more! Be on the lookout for deals around the holidays – you can save up to $100 per mixer!
Bring the joys of an afternoon coffee trip to your own home! Coffee makers can be pricey, but a worthwhile investment if you’re looking to save money in the long run.
Budget-Friendly Practical Gifts
If you’re looking to get away from candles, a diffuser with essential oils is a great place to start!
A Gift Card
Gift cards are always great options because they never expire, they don’t produce clutter, and they can be tailored to fit the recipient’s interests.
Sometimes simple is just enough! Highlight the beauty of the season you’re in by focusing on mums for fall, roses for summer, and tulips for spring!
Thrift Store Gifts
Don’t underestimate the power of building a home on a budget! Consider thrift store gifts for the homemaker who is striving to make her home elegant and classic.
Cast Iron Dutch Oven
Save for one piece of cast iron that was gifted to us, our cast iron has been thrifted! New-age cast iron takes an extra level of care and consideration that thrifted cast iron does not. Largely because thrifted cast iron has usually been well-loved and cared for.
Cast iron is a great addition to any kitchen! It’s an incredible, non-toxic cooking option.
Enamel Farmhouse Pitcher
Farmhouse pitchers are a great summer decor piece! You can also avoid enamel and opt for galvanized metal or stoneware if your homemaker prefers a different style.
Who doesn’t need more coffee mugs?
If your homemaker is also a homesteader, woven baskets are a great thing to add to any home! Larger baskets can easily be used for books and blankets around the house. Small to medium baskets can be used at farmer’s markets or in the garden.
A set of quality Christmas sheets, table runners, napkins, and even rugs are all things you can thrift! Do your research and look for quality items with little use.
Glassware such as candle stick holders, vases, drinking glasses, pitchers, and the like are all incredible gifts to give. In fact, you may start a collection of heirloom pieces that can be passed down to future generations!
What do you buy a homemaker for Christmas?
Gift-giving should take into account one’s interests and needs. A common gift-giving “guide” could be something they want, something they need, something to wear, something to read.
What is a homemaker?
A homemaker is a woman who oversees the management of her home instead of seeking employment outside the home. If you want to learn more about this incredible work, read about my own journey to becoming a homemaker in this blog post!
Other great gift ideas
Gift card to her favorite shop or lunch spot
Gift cards also make a great stocking stuffer!
Ceramic mug with a gift card for a cup of coffee to her favorite coffee shop
A Clean House
Whether you hire a cleaning service or get your children involved, serving the one who always serves is a wonderful gift!
Recipe cards make meaningful gifts. I treasure the recipes that have been passed down to me! You can make sure those recipes live on by laminating the recipe cards.
Jewelry doesn’t have to be expensive. You can easily thrift jewelry or take the time to build her jewelry collection with something like a charm bracelet. How special it is to create lasting memories with something like a charm bracelet!
You can also add to the collection over time. Consider purchasing a pair of earrings first, then a necklace, then a bracelet. There are practical ways to go about buying jewelry!
Beauty products are a great way to support small shops in your area! If you’re unable to support small shops in your area, make your own beauty products! I have several great recipes on my website.
A Spa Night
Beauty products could be in addition to a spa night! Consider creating your own sugar scrub and including a gua sha tool and a candle. Include her favorite book and a favorite treat for an added touch!
Encourage a New Hobby
Homemakers can get stuck in a rut of never being able to make time for themselves. So encourage it!
For the budding seamstress, consider a craft store gift card so she can shop for fabric. Or buy a needlepoint kit in a design you know she’ll love.
For an aspiring baker, consider starting with something like a silicone mat and a piping bag. You can also add in the ever-popular offset spatula or some decorative sprinkles for some added flair.
A Weekend Away
What a treat! Plan a weekend getaway for your homemaker. This is a great gift given by her husband.
A weekend away could also be a staycation. If you’re looking for a frugal gift or a gift that doesn’t break the bank, let children stay with family so you can have the house to yourself!
Properly Preserve Old Photos
Old photos also make meaningful gifts. You can preserve photos in a few different ways. Consider creating keepsakes like calendars or photo albums using services like Shutterfly or Snapfish.
You can also digitize photos and store them on an external hard drive.
There are so many incredible homemade gifts you can create for the homemaker in your life! In no order of importance, you can create –
– Baked Goods
– Christmas Ornaments
– Keepsake cards or framed photos
– Beauty products, like soap or bath salts
– Art pieces, like painted canvas photos or decor
– Simmer pots
– Premade mixes, like brownie mix or pancake mix
– Other food items, like spice mixes, homemade jams and jellies, homemade salsas, coffee syrups, etc.
– Other keepsake mementos like painted hand prints, clay Christmas ornaments, etc.
These gifts aren’t just for Christmas…
Thoughtful gift ideas also extend to days like Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day. So while this list makes great Christmas gifts, don’t think that they are just for Christmas!
Everyday gifts are also a great way to simply celebrate the stay-at-home mom in your life. They are doing incredible work!
What gift did you decide to give?
I would love to know! Comment on this post and let me know what gift you decided to give.
Don’t miss out on these other great blog posts! Share them with your homemaker friends so we can all do more of what we love – serve our families well!