So many people seem to either have everything or need nothing. For those folks, one of the following gift ideas might just be the answer. From luggage and a gun rest to personalized mementos and pet products, we’ve included products to cover just about everything.
Case IH Red Combines 1915-2015 Book
If you know anyone interested in the history of farming and agricultural equipment, especially as it relates to International Harvester and Case IH, he or she is sure to love this book.
Red Combines 1915-2015: The Authoritative Guide to International Harvester and Case IH Combines and Harvesting Equipment chronicles the complete story of the red combine’s impact on agriculture and society. The giant book includes photographs and details about every red combine built in the United States and abroad, including the CBX, a top-secret mega-combine built in the 1990s, and tells the story of the creation of the Axial-Flow combine, which was developed in a garage and was such a secret that only a few people knew it existed. The Axial-Flow combine was a technological leap that transformed the industry when introduced in 1977. Authored by Lee Klancher and the team of talented contributors who created the award-winning Red Tractors 1958–2013, this thorough and entertaining book is another captivating volume sure to please fans of agricultural equipment and farm history.
Where to buy: Octane Press
Comments from the Capper’s Farmer editors: Interesting and informative. Beautiful photographs. Full of history. Fascinating book.
Delsey Laptop Tote and Luggage
For on-the-go folks, Delsey offers a great line of laptop bags, luggage, and other travel accessories.
Made from soft nappa leather, the modern and elegant Gaite Personal Tote laptop bag is perfect for a businesswoman. Available in blue, camel (tan), and black, the tote features a wide opening with a roomy compartment, a zippered pocket and organizers. It holds up to a 14-inch laptop, and comes with a strap that allows the user to carry it over the shoulder.
The perfect companion for an extended trip, the For Once Lite 24-inch Spinner Trolley features lightweight and supple material allowing for easy storage when not in use. The spinner wheels make it easy to maneuver, and the roomy compartment features tie-down straps to ensure clothing is secured. Multiple pockets also provide convenient storage.
Where to buy: Delsey
Comments from the Capper’s Farmer editors: Tote is soft and plenty roomy. Long strap makes it easy to carry over the shoulder. Elegant design. Trolley is very spacious. Well-built and durable. Wheels roll nicely and make it easy to pull. Very nice products.
Fowl Play Chicken Swing
For friends and family who raise chickens, the Chicken Swing makes a fun and entertaining gift. The swing will reduce coop boredom for the birds, and it’s sure to bring smiles to faces of chicken keepers. It’s made from safe quality parts that are made to last. The swing gives chickens something to do besides peck, and it’s easy to install in most coop settings.
Where to buy: Fowl Play Products LLC
Comments from the Capper’s Farmer editors: Easy to install. Chickens love it once they get used to it. Very entertaining to watch the birds swing. Well-made product at an affordable price.
Gardener’s Supply Ultimate Eucalyptus Wrap
The soft and soothing Ultimate Eucalyptus Wrap is a nice gift idea for any hardworking people in your life. Made of ultra-soft, washable chenille with a microwavable insert that is filled with rice, flaxseed and eucalyptus, the wrap relieves tension and stiffness, while the eucalyptus calms and invigorates all at the same time. Cover is machine washable.
Where to buy: Gardener’s Supply Company
Comments from the Capper’s Farmer editors: Soft, warm and soothing. Nice smell. Comfortable around neck. Helps to relax and relieve tense muscles, and helps with congestion as well. Nice product.
Live Oak YPOD Gun Rest
Perfect for hunters of all ages, the YPOD gun rest is durable, adjustable, adaptable and simple to use. It’s made of machine-grade plastic-injection molding engineered to endure through harsh environments. The height is adjustable from 7 to 11 inches to fit any size shooter and any caliber firearm. Quiet operation is ensured with a tension ring inside the upper assembly. Noiseless adjustments in the field are designed to make sure game is not startled. The gun rest was designed to function in two environments: deer stand/hunting stand and shooting range from tabletop. When using in a stand, the rubber base of the YPOD hugs the shooting rail without slippage or noise, allowing the raising of the barrel well above the shooting rail, which provides the hunter with a comfortable shooting position, and no more hunching. When used on a tabletop, the base sits firmly on the table to provide a steady shooting position.
Where to buy: Amazon
Comments from the Capper’s Farmer editors: Lightweight and portable. Rotates while aiming. Height can be adjusted easily. Comfortable to use. Perfect for youth and adults. Sturdy, well-made product that works as promised.
Personal Creations Christmas Stockings, Ornaments & Décor
Give everyone on your list something from the heart this season with gifts from Personal Creations, from Christmas stockings and ornaments to memorial stones, throws and personalized home décor.
• The Sock Monkey Stocking is cute and retro-style, featuring a small pocket on the front with a removable sock money that doubles as an ornament. The stocking can be embroidered with a name, up to 9 characters.
• Perfect for newlyweds or any couple, the Carved Heart Wood Ornament is made of wood, includes string for hanging, and can be personalized with any two names, up to 9 characters each, and a numeric date.
• Made of weather-resistant resin, the Cross Memorial Stone can be displayed outdoors or indoors. It measures 12 inches wide by 8 inches high by ½ inch deep and weighs less than 3 pounds. It features a cut-out cross and a loving verse about a departed loved one. It can be personalized with any message on three lines, up to 22 characters per line.
• For special couples, give them the You Are My Happily Ever After Canvas. The canvas features a distressed look and is stretched over a solid wood frame. It measures 9 inches high by 27 inches wide, and can be personalized with any names, up to 12 characters each, along with a date.
• Recipients will love the rustic Welcome Bear, which is crafted of durable all-weather resin, but with the look of carved wood. The statue measures 16 inches high by 13 inches wide, and the sign can be laser engraved with any message on two lines, up to 9 characters per line.
• A Custom Throw makes a great gift for parents and grandparents. A digital image of your choice gets reproduced into a high-quality throw that measures 38 inches wide by 54 inches high, and is made of an 80-percent polyester/20-percent cotton blend that can be machine washed and dried.
• The Our Family Circle Canvas is another great family gift. A joyful accent for any room of the house, this inspirational art canvas celebrate the faith and love that makes a family work. Available in a variety of colors, the canvas is stretched over a solid wood frame, measures 9 inches wide by 27 inches long, and can be personalized with any family name, up to 12 characters, as well as a year to mark the year the family was established.
Where to buy: Personal Creations
Comments from the Capper’s Farmer editors: Products are durable and built to last. Beautiful craftsmanship. Personalization is detailed. Quality items at fair prices.
Solvit Pet Products
Consider these items from Solvit for the pets or pet parents on your holiday list.
• The Bedside Pet Ramp is great for puppies and older dogs. It features ribbed carpet to provide sure footing, a landing area at the top to provide confidence, and will hold pets up to 120 pounds.
• The Cargo Area Net Pet Barrier is great for pet parents, because it keeps pets in the back of the vehicle so they’re not in the driver’s way, and they’re not all over the seats.
• Perfect for any size dog, the PupSTEP Wood Stairs help pets reach furniture without hurting themselves. The steps are made from wood and stained with rich walnut stain. They hold 200 pounds, and they fold easily for storing and transporting when needed.
• Give dogs easy access to vehicles with the Deluxe Telescoping Pet Ramp. The aluminum/plastic design of the ramp makes it light yet strong – strong enough to support 400 pounds with no bending. In addition, the ramp extends from 39 to 72 inches.
Comments from the Capper’s Farmer editors: Amazing products for puppies and older dogs. Bedside ramp is sturdy, wide, and well-made. Cargo net barrier works like a charm to keep pets in the back and off the driver. Steps are sturdy, and easy to set up and take down. Telescoping ramp is perfect for getting dogs into an SUV. Nice products at affordable prices. Note: It does take some time to get pets used to the ramps and steps.
If you’re looking for a unique or custom-made holiday gift, here’s a great gift idea.
StageCoach Bags, a company created by Arizonan sisters Vicki, Gayle and Debra, produces bags using gently worn but much loved cowboy boots, thereby turning ordinary western footwear into something dazzling and fun.
Each bag is made from a gently worn, vintage pair of cowboy boots – complete with small marks and blemishes, giving the purse character and charm. All bags are fashioned with a combination of stunning colors, stitches, sizes and styles, and adorned with an assortment of conchos, rhinestones, silver studs and beads. In addition, each bag is lined with a coordinating cotton fabric or leather, and includes unique straps made from various beadwork, shimmering chains, belted straps, horse reins, conchos and more.
They offer a variety of bag styles – Doubles, Giddy-Ups, Hipsters, and Totes – as well as cuffs and accessories. Check out the sisters’ story, as well as their whole line of unique bags.
Vicki, Gayle and Debra also love to do custom orders using cowboy boots that belonged to a loved one who has passed away, creating a personal gift full of cherished memories.
Where to buy: StageCoach Bags
Comments from the Capper’s Farmer editors: Absolutely beautiful. Handmade with care, precision and attention to detail. Quality craftsmanship in every bag. Each bag is unique.
Need more gift ideas? The 2015 Capper’s Farmer Holiday Gift Guide has lots of great gifts for everyone on your list.