The 2016 Gift Guide for Equestrians

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Relatives trying to get your equestrian themed gifts.
Courtesy of @horsecomics

I want you to raise your hand if you’ve ever been personally victimized by bad equestrian gifts. As soon as people find out you own a horse you are immediately labeled as “that horse person” and subject to every K Mart cowboy themed wall décor, or bedazzled horse purse. If you’re looking for things for people NOT to get you, check out this post from Horse Nation (I audibly groaned while reading it!).  Now, if you’re looking for things FOR people to get you, look no further. Below is a list of gifts at all price points that you will genuinely love opening this holiday season. So, share this list with friends, family, on Facebook, live tweet this post as you read it, send it out as a bat signal, or hold a press conference and get ready for gifts you will want!

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Gifts Under $20

1. Socks- No Really, Socks

Courtesy of Smartwool
Courtesy of Smartwool, $15.95

Your equestrian will flip over getting warm, quality wool socks. My personal favorite are the Smartwool brand. They come in a hundreds of styles, hold up to morning chores, and don’t itch!

2. Monograms!

Courtesy of Relatively Stable on Etsy
Courtesy of Relatively Stable on Etsy – Price varies

Trust that all equestrians LOVE MONOGRAMS! We have this compulsion to label everything. Relatively Stable on Etsy covers all your monogram needs with a huge variety of styles and colors.

3. Halter Tags

Courtesy of HalterTags.com
Courtesy of HalterTags.com, $5.95 each

For things we can’t use a monogram on, equestrians love halter tags. A couple of these wrapped up in a box is the perfect gift! Opt for engraving the name of their horse, their initials or their last name.

4. This Darling Ring or Any Jewelry

Courtesy of Impulse 18K
Courtesy of Impulse 18K, $16.95

BEWARE THE BLING! Please stay away from anything with rhinestones or looks like a midnight special on QVC. A search on Etsy for “equestrian jewelry” gives you tons of great rhinestone free options if your person wouldn’t love this adorable horse ring. Have fun, keep the personal style of your person in mind, and when in doubt – simple is better!

*Visit Oh No There’s Flowers on Pintrest to see even more equestrian jewelry ideas!

5. Personalized Baby Pad – MONOGRAMS!

Courtesy of BobbiGees, $18.99
Courtesy of BobbiGees, $18.99

Yep! We love custom EVERYTHING and a gorgeous new saddle pad is no exception. The best part about this baby pad is the number of color choices. Have fun!

 6. Horse Candles

Courtesy of the GreyHorseCandleCo, $17
Courtesy of the GreyHorseCandleCo, $17

We usually try hard to get rid of “that horse smell,” but still love an equestrian themed candle. With 9 scents, these candles from the Grey Horse Candle Co. will put a smile on your equestrian’s face.

7. Corral Cookies Horse Treats

Courtesy of Mary's Tack and Feed
Courtesy of Mary’s Tack and Feed, $13.99

These treats are the perfect size, made with a great list of ingredients, and come in a resealable tin (believe me your equestrian will understand the struggle of a tipped over bag of treats).

8. Wine Charms

Courtesy of Dover Saddlery, $18.99
Courtesy of Dover Saddlery, $18.99

These wine charms would pair perfectly with a bottle of horse themed wine and are sure to put a smile on your equestrian’s face.

9. Leather Key Fob

Courtesy of Adore Leather
Courtesy of Adore Leather, $8.94

I bought this keychain over a year ago and I love it! It holds up to anything and is the perfect size for my keys. And at only $8.94!

10. Running Horses V-Neck Shirt

Running Horses T-Shirt
Courtesy of Horse Doodles, $16.95

There is nothing better than finding a horse shirt that is also fashionable. Your equestrian will actually want to wear this shirt!

11. Travel Thermos

Espresso Patronum
Courtesy of The Pink Polka Dot CC, $16.00

Chances are you equestrian is a coffee drinker. Must of us have to be to survive horse shows, clinics, and winter at the barn. I’m a total HP fan and would die to have this travel mug, but any custom thermos will do!

Gifts Under $50

12. Spa Gifts or Sets

Courtesy of LittleFlowerSoapCo., $29
Courtesy of LittleFlowerSoapCo., $29

Equestrians are hard on their bodies and it’s nice to relax every so often with some spa gifts. This set from Little Soap Flower Co. on Etsy has everything your equestrian could want and for a good price!

13. Leather Belt

Courtesy of Noble Outfitters, $24.99
Courtesy of Noble Outfitters, $24.99

Okay, there is one thing that equestrians like more than monograms – leather goods. You’ll be hard pressed to find a cuter belt for a cheaper price. The belt comes in three shades and has the perfect equestrian style.

14. Custom Leather Bracelet

Courtesy of SmartPak, $39.95
Courtesy of SmartPak, $39.95

Engrave their horse’s name on this leather bracelet and you will win the holidays. SmartPak offers slimmer options of this bracelet and lots of engraving options to customize this gift your way.

Gifts Under $100

15. SmartPak Fleece Cooler

Courtesy of SmartPak, $72.95
Courtesy of SmartPak, $72.95

You may not know what a cooler is, but your equestrian will love this gift! With embroidery options, you can customize this blanket to make it extra special.

16. Custom Horse Hair Brush

Courtesy of Simply Equine Design, $60
Courtesy of Simply Equine Design, $60

These hand painted brushes are the perfect personal touch for the equestrian in your life.

17. Noble Outfitters Essential Jacket

Noble Outfitters Essential Jacket
Courtesy of Noble Outfitters, $69.95

This jacket is everything to me! Stylish, keeps me dry, beats the wind, and is perfectly designed for use while riding. Get this jacket!

18. Joules Molly Mid Height Rain Boot

Courtesy of Joules, $67.95
Courtesy of Joules, $67.95

Anything from the Joules website is fair game for equestrians, but these Molly Welly’s are simply the greatest. Many styles and boot heights.

None of these gifts seem like your equestrian?

Try some buyers choice gifts!

If none of these gifts peaked your interest. There are lots of other gift options all equestrians love.

1. The Local Tack Store

Head to the local tack shop or equine retail supplier and go crazy! We are always in need of grooming supplies, horse treats, and fun saddle pads. Be sure to speak with the staff about your equestrian so they can match you with the perfect gift.

2. Swanky Saddle

Anything, absolutely anything from this website counts as an awesome equestrian gift. Lots of leather goods, horse prints, and monograms!

3. Gift Cards

Home Depot, the tack store, SmartPak, Dover Saddlery, Target, the Tractor Supply Co., luckily when it comes to gift cards the options are endless.

4. Booze

For the 21+ equestrians,  you can never go wrong with some booze. There are endless amounts of horse themed drink and add these wine charms as a gift topper!

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A HUGE thank you and shout out to my amazing friends and equestrian community for helping me write this post. I loved reading your responses on Facebook! This post is for everyone to share WITH THE WORLD. Post to Facebook, leave in your S.O.’s night stand, hand out to parents, and mail to long lost great aunts who send you pony stickers for your birthday (and you’re 35…). In anticipation for November I want to say Happy Holidays and…

Happy Trails!

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