Are you looking for a gift for your horsey friend? Chances are if you ask a horse person what she would like for a present, she very well may respond, “a horse!” You can’t afford a new horse for each of your friends? Here are some ideas that won’t break the bank.
Gift baskets have been all the rage for years. Why not put an equine spin on them?
Create a horse themed gift tote or bucket. Purchase a grooming tote or feed bucket and fill it with assorted items based on the theme of your container. For instance, purchase a grooming tote and fill it up with a variety of brushes, combs, hoof polish, hoof pick, coat conditioner, rub rag and ta-da! You have a grooming themed gift.
You could also get a wash bucket and fill it with your favorite sponges, shampoos, conditioners and sweat scraper to create a bathing kit. Do you have a friend who loves a certain color? Purchase a bucket in that color, and fill it with a matching halter, lead rope, brushes, polo wraps and bell boots. The possibilities are endless.
Sometimes the best gifts don’t have to cost much money, they just need to be thoughtful. Grab your camera and take a photo of your friend’s horse. Once you have the perfect image, visit a photo website such as www.snapfish.com or www.shutterfly.com to create a unique photo gift. Consider putting the photo on mugs, notecards, ornaments, coasters, pillows and more.
If you’re not skilled in photography, don’t fret. There are other personalized gift options. Monogrammed gifts are always a good choice. You can never have too many monogrammed saddle pads, towels, bags or baseball hats.
Another item horse lovers can’t get enough of is photographs of their horses. Instead of taking the photo, get a picture frame personalized with her horse’s name.
Pamper Horse & Rider
Horse owners rarely take the time to pamper themselves. Their horses get shoes every four to six weeks, yet they are still rocking boots from the last decade. Give your friend a gift certificate for spa services, so they too can get their hooves polished and mane pulled. Remind them that non-horsey folks call that a “pedicure and haircut.”
Do you have a friend who always puts her horse first? Purchase gift certificates for various equine services that she hasn’t used before, such as equine massage or an animal communicator session. This way both human and horse can benefit from your gift.
Horse treats are a tried and true gift for the horse lover in your life. Everyone loves giving her favorite horse a special treat.
Are you looking for something more unique? Buy a horse shaped cookie cutter, and either a horse treat recipe book or make your own recipe book. Pinterest.com is a great resource for finding recipe ideas.
Still not sure?
Do you have a horse lover in your life, but don’t know what to get? Gift cards are always a useful gift. Visit your local tack shop and pick up a gift card. You can never go wrong with a gift card or gift certificate.