If you have an equestrian in your life, you know there’s nothing they love more than their horse. So if you’re struggling to get them something for the holiday season, why not try some horse Christmas gifts?
Now, I did write a post a couple of days ago about gifts that you can get your horse for Christmas. And there’s plenty of ideas there that you could use!
But here I wanted to focus specifically on gifts for the rider.
Now, I know everyone does Christmas a little differently. Some go all out on gifts. Others save it for birthdays or other occasions. Others just aren’t really into gift buying at all. I’ve tried to make sure there’s something for everyone on this list. But if you think I’ve missed something cool, definitely let me know in the comments!
For anyone thats into virtual gift giving, this might be exactly what your horse person is waiting for. Check out our How to Buy Your First Horse package, I mean if they are as horse obsessed as me – it’s only a matter of time.
Accessories as Horse Christmas Gifts
#1: Horseshoe Necklace
Really you can’t go wrong with something a little bit sparkly for Christmas. A bit of jewellery is always appreciated by a woman of any age.
I love this rose gold horseshoe necklace by Gemma J.
I just think it’s so cute, and is definitely something I would wear myself.
#2: Gucci Horsebit Handbag
Another cute piece that any equestrian would love is this Gucci horsebit handbag.
I know that Gucci is super expensive, but I just wanted to provide you with a diversity of possible products to buy! Plus it’s the kind of thing I dream of one day owning.
#3: Funny Horse Wine Bottle Holder
I don’t know about you and your family, but my Mum is really into gag gifts.
When I saw this wine bottle holder, I immediately thought of her.
If you wanted something to make your favourite equestrian laugh, this could be the gift for you. It could also be a great stocking filler (if you still do stockings for your drinking age family members, like we do!).
#4: Maybe Some Horse Art?
Now one thing I always recommend is shopping local.
It may not seem that way, because I often recommend buying things online. The reason for that is that since this blog has readers from all around the world, I can’t make specific product recommendations that are going to be local for everyone.
But I can give you some tips about how you can buy local. And one of the easiest things to buy locally is horse art.
I actually have a whole guide on how you can do this! You should definitely give it a read.
What About Horse Riding Gear for Christmas Gifts?
#5: Perhaps a New Pair of Boots?
Now this is a gift that is hard to make a surprise. But hey, sometimes people don’t like surprises. And that’s okay!
I don’t recommend buying a pair of new boots as a surprise because fit is so important for riding.
But you could get around this, and still surprise your favourite equestrian. To do that, I would recommend buying (or making) a cute little card, and write in it that you owe them a new pair of boots. That’s sure to get them excited on Christmas Day!
If you’re looking for some inspiration for the boot you want to get them, you should definitely check out our ultimate guide to horse riding boots.
#6: Maybe Riding Lessons?
My final suggestion is that maybe you could get them some riding lessons.
This is another great way to support local businesses!
I would caution you – make sure you’re nice and polite about how you deliver the gift! You don’t want it being interpreted as a criticism of their riding skills – trust me on that.
#7: Why Not… Just Buy Them a Horse?
Okay so hear me out on this one.
How cool would it be to get a horse for Christmas?
But I want to be clear: this isn’t a decision I advocate making quickly. Definitely do your research, and make sure you’ve found the right horse. But if you’ve managed to get everything lined up at this time of year, why not make it the best Christmas ever for your favourite equestrian?
I actually have a post on whether you should buy a horse for your daughter that has some good advice. I know it’s targeted at parents of young riders, but I think it makes for helpful reading for anyone thinking of buying a horse.
Merry Christmas and Happy Shopping!
I hope this has given you lots of inspiration to go out and buy some presents.
Just remember: ultimately it’s the thought that counts. And I’m sure that the special equestrian in your life will love the fact that you thought of their love of horses while buying a gift for them.
If you have any questions for me about these presents, or other ideas, please comment below! We always love hearing from you.
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