Gifts for a homemaker- all under $40, some under $10!
Although I have seen lots of lists going around for homemakers, I’ve had a difficult time finding one that has a list of affordable options. So, as I was compiling ideas for my own lists, I thought I would share with you all here, as well! Maybe you just need a hostess or thank you gift, or maybe you’re sticking to a stricter budget this year. Or, you want to compile a fun grouping of things for a homemaker on your list. Whatever your needs, I hope you find something here that will help your search.
Included in this list are some of my tried and true favorites as well as some fun niceties for that homemaker in your life. You can see below the table of contents and go ahead and scroll to each category to find the specific things you were looking for. I hope you enjoy this list as much as I enjoyed putting it together for you! Many of the items on this list I have purchased myself and have enjoyed for many years and they are some of my homemaker favorites, and other things I have curated. Enjoy and happy shopping!
In the kitchen
Honestly, I purchased these towels for myself last year mostly because they were affordable. Turns out, I love them so much! They are absorbent but also lightweight and really large. After everyday use and frequent washings they still look great! They also come in a nice little rolled and tied bundle.
I chose this timer because I bought one for my mom several years back and she loves it and uses it every day but I have yet to actually splurge and buy one for myself. Maybe if you’re my family reading this right now- you can get me one for Christmas. 😉 I love the idea of an analog timer in the kitchen because we all know we have our phones too close to the food we’re cooking when we need to set a timer for what’s baking in the oven. This analog vintage timer has a loud ring, so you’re likely not to miss it if you walk away from those cookies in the oven.
This kettle is definitely on my list this year as we’ve gone through many electric kettles and none has ever looked as sleek and elegant as this one. We are a big tea and coffee drinking family and are currently stuck with boiling a pot of water on the stove which is not as charming of an option as this kettle would be.
Years ago, I picked up a vintage, stoneware, hand thrown, honey pot at a consignment store and I love it so much. We use it everyday so I wanted to include one on the list here for you. This one is a nice minimalist style with neutral colors and would match most kitchens. If you don’t have a honey pot yet in your kitchen, or know someone who doesn’t as well this would make a great gift for them.
This tea is our favorite of ours and I thought it would make a fun complementary gift to some of the items in this list. You could even buy it in bulk at this affordable price and then portion it out in smaller bags to give to multiple recipients. It is an affordable price and a well sourced, organic, loose leaf tea that we order regularly. Rooibos is a nourishing, mild, earthy, and naturally caffeine-free tea.
My mom gave us a magical little individual tea straining cup last year and we have enjoyed it so much and wanted to include it on the list but wasn’t able to find one that was similar. I think it would make a nice gift with some of that bulk looseleaf tea included inside of it for a tea lover in your life.
I was impressed with the classy look and price of these cups. The reviews are good and the holder is included. I’ve definitely got these on my own list this year.
No gift list for any cook or homemaker would be complete without this flaked gourmet sea salt. It makes every meal to cookie better and you can’t make sea salt caramels without it! If you don’t already have some in your kitchen, then now is the time. Also the stoneware cellar below would be a perfect container to store it in, and would make a complementary gift together.
Again, I love this stoneware collection from Hearth and Hand at Target. It would be perfect for containing that flaked sea salt or any other favorite salt.
For the home
No list for the home would be complete without a cozy, neutral, throw blanket. I love that this is 100% cotton and has good reviews for washing up well. We have too many blankets in our home already but I am really tempted to put this on my list anyway!
I love this Oh Cedar spin mop for mopping my large floors efficiently and effectively. We have had one for over a year now and it’s so easy and fun to use, the kids still enjoy mopping for me! Win for us all!
These are my favorite wool dryer balls. I highly recommend them for any homemaker in your life who doesn’t already use them. They cut the drying time, and softens your wash. The are a natural alternative to dryer sheets which are full of chemical fragrances. I think these would make a fun stocking stuffer or hostess gift.
These might seem like an odd gift to include here, but trust me-they are amazing! They naturally get rid of any bad smell in a bag, closet, etc. very effectively! We have tested them in some seriously smelly situations and they’ve always worked! BUT the fun part is- you can actually give coal in someone’s stocking as a gift! Haha! 🙂
I love these elegant, non-toxic, beeswax taper candles. I think they would also make a great hostess gift, especially when paired with the candlestick holders below.
Vintage brass candlestick holders are really popular right now, but very hard to source. I found these for a good price with pretty good reviews on Amazon in case you’ve been looking to purchase some for a homemaker in your life or for yourself! You could pair them with the beeswax taper candles above.
I love my Turkish bath hand towels. They are absorbent yet not bulky and hold up really well to regular use and washings. It looks so classy hanging on a towel ring in a bathroom and just add that fun boho element while still being practical. I think they would make a great hostess gift for a homemaker.
This linen apron is on this list because it’s on my wish list this year! I love the feminine and minimalist style. This is not 100% linen but it is a linen and cotton blend. I’ve seen this one circulating around the Internet a few times so even though I haven’t purchased it myself, I’m assuming it is good option from it’s popularity.
I don’t think any list for homemakers could be complete without some sort of organizational element. This is my favorite bullet journal and I use it every day for planning my months, weeks, daily to do’s, and much more.These hold up really well to every day use and are easily customizable to suit your needs.
These pens are amazing! They are permanent, don’t bleed, yet write with a smooth flow. My kids now try to steal mine! Gonna be stocking up on these for stockings for sure! (See what I did there?;)
What homemaker doesn’t need a pair of fuzzy slippers? Nuff said.
And last but not least this is our favorite Bluetooth speaker, because every homemaker needs some good quality music or podcast playing while she’s working or relaxing.
Well that about wraps it up! I hope you have enjoyed reading through this list and found some good ideas or maybe even just some starting points for a homemaker on your list or maybe for yourself! Happy shopping!
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