Christmas gift guide for life on a farm

Dec 10, 2014

For the farmer who’s got almost everything

By Diego Flammini,

Christmas is just over two weeks away and the rush to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list will undoubtedly intensify.

Add to all that mayhem, trying to buy for a farmer, who no matter how hard you press, will say they have everything and need nothing.

Here’s a list of some items that are sure to make any farmer smile on Christmas morning.

Farm-Opoly$29.99 on AmazonEnjoy the intensity of regular Monopoly with an agricultural twist. Build and sell red barns, but be sure not to end up in “Drought”.
Long Range Wi-Fi RouterVariesKeep connected almost anywhere on the farm. Some routers suggest they can have a Wi-Fi signal up to two miles away from the wired connection.
Personalized Aerial Hometown Puzzle$49.95 on Catalogfavorites.comKeep them occupied with a 400-piece puzzle of their own farm.
Magazine SubscriptionVariesKeep them informed about the most important issues in agriculture with a magazine most suited to their environment and interests.
Agricultural TourVariesAgriTours Canada has plenty of 2015 tours listed and would make a great gift to mingle with other farmers from different parts of Canada and does the same for the United States.
Farm SignVariesSelling products from the farm or the old sign looking a little worn out? A new one is sure to attract the eyes of the public.
Corn Maze Kit$1750 on Farmworks.comLet their creative juices flow and have them design a corn maze for all to enjoy.
Agricola$63.99 on AmazonA strategy game where every move matters. With only 14 turns in the game, deciding whether to collect resources, build fences or harvest crops can change the outcome of the game very quickly.
Solar-Powered RadioVariesNothing makes the day go by like some great music in the background. A radio powered by the sun is a great way to enjoy music and help the environment.
Wireless Meat ThermometerVariesFarmers spend countless hours feeding and caring for the animals so when they make it to the table, it’s the best tasting meat yet. Using one of these will ensure the meats are cooked to the favourite temperatures to be enjoyed by all.
Precision Ag Conference RegistrationVaries by regionAttending conferences during the winter months is a great way for Farmers to learn information quickly on new topics and techniques in agriculture.  In Ontario, the team is holding the precision ag conference in February, early bird registration is only $100.00.

Some of these items might not fit under a Christmas tree, but there’s probably room for them in the life of a farmer.

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