HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

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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.

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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!

 

 

 

 

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