During the course of the year, I try to remember all the neat things I see, that would make great gifts, especially for us horsey folk who aren’t always the easiest to buy for. Why is it, a new pitchfork is celebrated, but a new vaccum is loathed? There probably isn’t enough time for that conversation… LOL
Hand-made items are often at the top of my list, and are easy to locate with the convenience of Etsy.com. I spotted this storefront, Erica’s Creatures one day and I love that it translates well for horse and hound lovers https://www.etsy.com/shop/EricasCreatures. She creates adorable mini animals from copper and paints them to resemble the breed in general, or with a few photos, your own critters.
Also on Etsy.com, you can have your favorite horse customized into personal gifts like these, https://www.etsy.com/listing/228095094/horse-hair-pottery-pet-personalized?ref=hp_rv
Or, for the slightly higher price range, a customized rocker to look like your favorite steed, here https://www.etsy.com/shop/RiesingsRockers?ref=l2-shopheader-name.
Scarves are always popular, and the larger the better it seems now, I love a nice blanket scarf. Modcloth.com has a great variety of gorgeous plaids that really suit your equestrienne, for those rare days she leaves the barn. http://www.modcloth.com/shop/scarves/willamette-for-the-weekend-scarf.
Finally, don’t forget horse folk often care more about our horses than we do ourselves, so it’s easy to overlook the fact that our nails are a little ragged, or our feet are probably feeling tired. Men and women enjoy a good spa treatment. It seems extravagant for a minute, until you have a warm lavendar neck pillow resting on your shoulders and your feet in a warm bath, then it’s the only thing you ever needed. If you’re in the Columbus, OH area, be sure to treat their feet (or yours, make it a date!) at The W Nail Bar in the Short North. It’s a natural nail bar for fingers and toes, and it’s by far the best I’ve visited! http://www.thewnailbar.com. Gift certificates are easily purchased on their site.
Whatever you select, make it heartfelt and add a personal note. We may spend a lot of our time with four-legged friends, but that doesn’t mean we’ve forsaken our two-legged ones. Winter months are a great time to catch up and cuddle up! Happy shopping!