ISSUE 46  |  Harvest

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Armchair Farmer

November 12, 2012 8:00 PM

BY Janet Hall

Here's a roundup of holiday gifts for the farmer in your life; to make sure we've got everyone on your list covered, see all of our gift guides to date in our House Gifts section.

Above: Field Notes National Crop Edition Box Set features six memo books celebrating American farmers and the six leading crops they grow. Inside is light-tan lined graph paper perfect for garden planning. The set is packed in a custom box along with a map and an embroidered logo patch; $23 at Fire Escape Farms.

Above: The Garden Maker: Vegetable Garden Kit includes eight varieties of seeds (Marmande Tomato, Chantenay Carrot, and Maxibel Haricot Vert Bean to name a few), marking stakes, marking pencil, and easy-to-follow instructions, packaged in a recycled steel case; $28 at Branch Home.

Above: From the heart of New Hampshire's apple-picking country come the handmade Peterboro Bushel Storage Baskets, useful for a multitude of other storage tasks. A two-basket set of in two sizes is available in three colors; $44 per set from Peterboro Basket Co. Image via Kaufmann Merchandise, where the baskets are available seasonally (currently sold out).

Above: Get ready for seed planting with the Seed Dibber and Label Set from Labour and Wait. The set includes a wooden plant dibber with 1-inch increments, two sets of aluminum plant labels, and a carbon garden pencil (our favorite part of the set) that reacts with the aluminum of the tags (the writing is weatherproof and can only be removed with an eraser); £11.50.