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The last word information to farmer-made Christmas presents

When you often battle within the present division, don’t fret. Farmers Weekly has compiled the last word Christmas present information, with one thing for everybody and presents that your nearest and dearest are certain to like.

And the perfect half? All the merchandise featured are made by British farming households. 

For the bookworms…

Forty Farms book

© Amy Bateman

Forty Farms

Primarily based simply outdoors Kendal on the sting of the Lake District, farmer and photographer Amy Bateman has gained nationwide renown for her images, which captures the essence of Cumbrian farming.

Forty Farms is the results of a 12-month undertaking to inform the tales of 40 farmers, and the landscapes that they so tirelessly have a tendency, by way of her lens. 

This espresso desk guide is full of Amy’s lovely and thought-provoking images, and tells the story of every farm, and farmer, featured.

Worth £29.90

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David Richardson book cover

© David Richardson

Around the globe in some ways

Norfolk farmer, author and broadcaster David Richardson has launched a terrific espresso desk guide to adorn any residence this Christmas, through which he recounts hilarious tales of his many journeys overseas to analyze farming in numerous elements of the world.

Known as Across the World in Many Methods and revealed by Tricorn Books, the guide describes the highs and lows of David’s many abroad adventures – from simply throughout the Channel to extra far-flung lands, resembling Russia, Ukraine, New Zealand, China and the Americas.

From his first journey to Switzerland as a boisterous 13-year outdated (“I seen the native ladies who shared the pool with us had furry armpits”) to his assembly with a Spanish rely breeding combating bulls (“swinging a cape and wielding a toy picket sword”), the tales are informed with good humour and an easygoing writing model.

Inside all of it are snippets of excellent recommendation, fascinating insights into how they do issues otherwise in different elements of the world, and greater than a smattering of historical past, to not point out David’s phrases of farming knowledge. And there are footage… loads of them.

Worth £25 (in hardback)

Purchase from On-line at Waterstones or by contacting David direct at

Farmer Christmas

farmer christmas book

© Farmer Christmas

The right addition to any little farmer’s library, the unique Farmer Christmas guide is the primary in a trilogy written by Devonshire farmer’s daughter Catherine Baddeley.

The image guide collection is illustrated by Sophie Baugh-Jones, and follows the adventures of Farmer Christmas together with his tractor and trailer filled with presents.

The tales are written in rhyming textual content and have a “Rusty Robin” to search out on every web page.

Together with the three story books, Catherine and Sophie have created an exercise guide, introduction calendar and Christmas playing cards, which could be bought through their web site.

Worth £8.99

Purchase from farmerchristmas.web

A Christmas tipple…

Black Lion vodka

© Richard Stanton

Black Lion Vodka

Farmers Weekly Diversification Farmer of the 12 months Award winners Tim and Tanya Spittle took the highest spot in 2022 for his or her Black Lion Vodka.

Produced from sheep’s milk, and particularly the waste whey by-product from the cheesemaking course of, their distinct tipple is the primary of its type in Europe.

Impressed by the Swiss Matterhorn and its native Valais Black Nostril sheep, get pleasure from this sipping vodka chilled over ice, or take a look at the Black Lion web site for some festive cocktail recipes.

Worth £55 (70cl bottle)

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Three bottles of cider

© Canterbury Cider

Canterbury Cider

Made by the Maylam household on their arable farm in Kent, the award-winning Canterbury Cider is comprised of a particular mix of Cox, Bramley, Dabinett and Jonogold fruits.

The small-batch drink is crafted historically utilizing 100% pressed apple juice – with not a focus in sight.

The unique mix, Basher, is known as after one of many household’s Tamworth pigs, and the product vary additionally contains the medium-dry Bonagold and frivolously glowing The Duke ciders.

The cider could be bought in circumstances of 12 x 500ml bottles of particular person varieties, or as a combined case.

Celebration Cider 750ml bottles are additionally accessible.  

Worth £54 (case of 500ml bottles)

Purchase from or from Bilting Grange Farm, Bilting, Kent TN25 4HA.

A farm-made hamper…

Lavender gift pack

© Citadel Farm

Citadel Farm

Fifth-generation farming household the Alexanders have been rising lavender at Citadel Farm, Shoreham, in west Kent, since 1998, and, with 53ha of the purple-flowered crop, they’re the UK’s largest grower.

Utilizing the flowers for his or her aromatic important oils, Citadel Farm, which is headed by William and Caroline, make the whole lot from lavender sleep pillow mists and tub salts to care hampers and lotions.

One in all their important hampers, the Lavender Care Pack, consists of a 100% pure bar of lavender cleaning soap, lavender and bergamot hand cream, a lavandin candle, hop and lavender sleepy scent, and mini lavandin bag.

Worth £45.00 (important hamper)

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Winter necessities… 


© Elsa Amiss

Tregullas Farm

What may very well be higher than cosy, sustainable, hand-knitted hats and gloves?

Primarily based on Tregullas Farm, essentially the most southerly farm on mainland Britain, Elsa Amiss and her household use the wool from their flock of Lleyn-cross and Hebridean-cross sheep to make a variety of hand-knitted merchandise.

The entire course of takes place domestically to the farm, and the wool by no means leaves Cornwall, as it’s spun on the Pure Fibre Firm in Launceston and knitted into beanies and fingerless gloves within the Lizard village.

The product vary contains child hats, youngsters’s and adults’ beanies, fingerless gloves and headbands.

All the merchandise can be found in a alternative of white Lleyn or black Hebridean wool.

Worth The Farmer’s Beanie is obtainable for £25 and a Mini Farmer youngsters’s model prices £18

Purchase from Orders needs to be positioned through Fb @tregullasfarm, or by emailing gross

Mini Farmer gilets

© Seren Handmade Bows

Seren Handmade Bows

Lauren Garbutt runs Seren Handmade Bows from a farm in mid-Wales, the place she produces a variety of nation and {custom} clothes in addition to handmade equipment.

The Mini Farmer gilets are “enterprise within the entrance, farmer within the again”, with a fantastically detailed embroidered tractor and matching Mini Farmer textual content.

Tractors and matching textual content can be found in a alternative of pink, blue, inexperienced or pink colourways, and are good all through the winter months worn with a jumper beneath.

The gilets can be found in sizes from one to 2 years all the way in which up to13 years.

Worth £30

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Stocking fillers…

Oz OverBoots

© Oz OverBoots

Oz OverBoots

An ideal stocking filler for farmers, eager walkers and equestrians, the Oz OverBoots Sox Savers are designed to sit down excessive of shoes, and stop hay, straw, grain and muck from stepping into your footwear.

Based by Bedfordshire arable farmers Hannah and Andrew Mahon, the concept happened when Andrew returned from working in Australia, and struggled to switch his overboots within the UK.

The pair have since developed a full vary of cotton and weatherproof Sox Savers, that are appropriate for brief boots, and Overboots, which pair properly with wellies.

Worth Normal cotton Sox Savers retail for £11.50 and can be found in oilskin (£16.50) or weatherproof (£12.50) variants

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Salt pig

© Jo Edwards Ceramics

Jo Edwards Ceramics

Farmer’s spouse Jo Edwards creates lovely, but sensible, ceramics from her studio close to Malmesbury, in Wiltshire.

The whole lot from throwing the pots, to the trimming and glazing is crafted by Jo’s skilled hand, although her just lately bought kiln, named Helga, is a welcome addition to the studio.

The salt pig (pictured above) is the proper addition to any nation kitchen.

Worth £25 (giant)

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tractor hair clips

© Hillbillie Bows

Hillbillie Bows

Hillbillie Bows started round Danielle Hill’s farmhouse kitchen desk in 2019, the place she would make bows for her eldest daughter that sparked demand from fellow mums.

Whereas the enterprise has grown, every merchandise remains to be lovingly hand-made, although now in a studio on her mid-Wales beef and sheep farm.

Danielle sells a variety of country- and farming-themed hair equipment, tweed gadgets and boys’ bow ties and braces units, although she admits the tractor design hair clips are a agency favorite and bestseller.

Worth Tractor hair clips can be found in a alternative of colors, and could be bought in units of two (£5.95) or 5 (£12.50). The tractor design can be accessible as a pin-badge or brooch for £2.50.

Purchase from Extra data and footage could be seen on Instagram and Fb @hillbilliebows or see



The Little Goat Cleaning soap Firm

Made in Oxfordshire by fourth-generation farmer Joanne King, founding father of the Little Goat Cleaning soap Firm, these hypo-allergenic soaps are comprised of mild goats’ milk and pure substances.

The excessive fats and oil content material of goats’ milk means the soaps are implausible for soothing the signs of eczema and psoriasis, and are appropriate for these with delicate pores and skin.

The soaps can be found in particular person bars, as present units, and at the same time as a month-to-month subscription, and are available a variety of scents, together with the unique unscented Merely Goat cleaning soap, lavender and bergamot, juniper, rose geranium and festive cinnamon spice.

The place to purchase The soaps could be bought from the onsite present store that operates from April to December at Park Farm in Littleworth, Oxfordshire, or from

A little bit of enjoyable…

Slogan T-shirt

© The Suave Farmer’s Spouse

The Suave Farmer’s Spouse

Everyone knows a farmer who most likely wants a swear jar, however what a few swear hoodie? 

Vendor of sweary farm-themed clothes, farmer’s spouse Beth Heaton from north Wales is called The Suave Farmer’s Spouse, and produces custom-order T-shirts, aprons, hoodies and jackets, amongst different issues.

Whether or not you’re on the naughty or good listing, there’s one thing for everybody, with greater than 200 country- and farming-themed designs good for farming stag and hen dos, Younger Farmer meets, or to rejoice a good-humoured love of farming.

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Reward that retains on giving…

Farmers Weekly subscription

Your week wouldn’t be fairly the identical with out your favorite farming learn touchdown in your doorstep. Reward a Farmers Weekly subscription and get limitless entry to the FWi web site, together with the weekly digital version

Join a subscription right now and benefit from our unique festive 20% low cost on all present subscription packages,
utilizing code XMASFW.

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Farmers Weekly introduction calendar

For an opportunity to win each day prizes all through December, observe @FarmersWeekly on Instagram for our 25 Days of Christmas giveaways.



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