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15 Easy Ideas: What Do You Buy Equestrians for Christmas?

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Written by Susie W.

Holiday Gifts Your Horse Loving Friends Will Love

Shopping for a horse enthusiast can be difficult, especially if it isn’t your area of expertise. Let us help inspire you with a fantastic list of equine-themed items, perfect for any budget!

The list below is an excellent starting point to help you find the perfect present. Whether you mix and match or add a few custom touches, these items are sure to make that favorite person on your shopping list smile.

Some things to think about when evaluating holiday gifts for the equine-obsessed:

  • Age Range: Some of these gifts are geared towards certain age ranges. For example, may we suggest saving any wine-themed presents for the >21 crowd? We’ll call these out in the details!
  • Creative Combos: Consider pairing various gifts together to make your own customized gift box. One example could be using a horse ornament to decorate a gift box with the Engraved Rolling Pin inside.
  • Size Free: We’ve managed to avoid any sized items on this list, and that was on purpose! Generally speaking, if you aren’t completely sure what size to buy it’s probably best to select something else.
  • Plan ahead: Some of these items are customizable, which further increases the lead time.

Horse Ornament

While Christmas ornaments can seem cliché at first, these particular ornaments really elevate this gift idea to the next level. Classy Equine Gifts, an Etsy shop, has a variety of incredible horse ornaments. The design and details are perfect! Whether your horse-crazy person loves paints or Appaloosas, Dressage or jumping, grays or bays—this shop has it all!

horse ornament

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Why It Makes a Great Gift:

  • Gift Category: These ornaments work great as a stocking stuffer, gift wrap element, or add-on to any other gift to make it more horse-centric. Great for all age groups!
  • Customer Reviews Say: This shop has stellar reviews—these ornaments are both beautiful and high-quality.
  • Pair it With: This gift makes for the perfect add-on to anything else on your shopping list! Need more inspiration? Keep reading 😊

Get it at Etsy

Horseshoe Wine Rack

This cast iron wine bottle holder is made from six horseshoes, welded together to hold three bottles of wine. We love it because it’s horse-themed without being overdone—this wine rack would make a great addition to any wine lover’s collection, equine-enthusiast or not. The smaller size means it could fit in anywhere!

To sweeten the deal, might you consider including three bottles of wine with it?

horse shoe wine holder

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Why It Makes a Great Gift:

  • Gift Category: This gift is definitely made for the >21 crowd that enjoys a glass of vino!
  • Customer Reviews Say: Excellent quality and perfect for the horse/wine lover
  • Pair it With: A few bottles of wine….or perhaps keep scrolling and review the Wine Glass Charms a little farther down in this list?

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Horse-opoly

This board game is a twist on the classic Monopoly™ game. A property trading game, it includes a game board and paper money. We like that it comes with both a “standard play” option or a one-hour version for 2-6 players.

The playing cards also include fun horsey facts.

horse board game

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Why It Makes a Great Gift:

  • Gift Category: Family-friendly, or good for kids 8 & up!
  • Customer Reviews Say: Reviewers say this game is fun, for both kids and adults—it makes for a great gift.
  • Pair it With: This game would work fine as a stand-alone gift.

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Wrangler Vintage Western Throw

This horse-themed blanket makes a great gift for any age group. Measuring 54”x68”, this plush Sherpa throw is super soft and comfortable. Machine washable with a western theme, this blanket is both functional and stylish.

It’s made by Carstens, a Pacific Northwest-based business specializing in premium home décor for lodges and cabins.

horse blanket

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Why It Makes a Great Gift:

  • Gift Category: This gift fits any age range and is both practical and thoughtful.
  • Customer Reviews Say: This blanket is high quality and a good size
  • Pair it With: This blanket makes us want to curl up in front of a fire…might we suggest matching it with a mug, some hot cocoa, or a good book?

Get it at Amazon

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Custom Sign

These custom metal signs are perfect for a ranch, backyard stable, small business, or even stall identification! It comes in several colors and the design is gorgeous. These signs measure 15”x12” and have the option to include a hanging kit. Personalize it with a name!

custom farm sign

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Why It Makes a Great Gift:

  • Gift Category: This gift is customizable! The quality is top-notch. Be sure to budget additional lead time for this one since it is made-to-order.
  • Customer Reviews Say: Customers are impressed—these are high-quality signs that ship fast.
  • Pair it With: This item would work great as a stand-alone gift.

Get it at Etsy

Holiday Horse-Themed Coasters

These coasters are the perfect way to mix horses with some holiday cheer! Choose from three different materials for the coasters and a variety of color options for the coaster stands. If you are looking for something for use a little more year-round, this shop has other horse-themed options as well.

horse coaster

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Why It Makes a Great Gift:

  • Gift Category: Practical, great stocking-stuffer or complementary gift
  • Customer Reviews Say: This item is cute and shipped fast.
  • Pair it With: May we suggest some cold beverages that necessitate a coaster?

Get it at Etsy

Western Wristlet

This hand-made wristlet is crafted from Brazilian cowhide and measures 8” x 5”. The shop offers a variety of patterns—if you contact them directly, you can choose a specific color/pattern from their existing inventory! This wristlet will hold money, credit cards, and smaller items and can be used on its own or thrown into a larger bag.

horse wristlet

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Why It Makes a Great Gift:

  • Gift Category: This is a great gift for women who like Western-styled clothes & accessories. We recommend this for ages 15 and up!
  • Customer Reviews Say: Buyers LOVE this item, and this shop!
  • Pair it With: Consider a matching keychain, coin wallet, or coaster—all available from Western Leather Shop

Get it at Etsy

Horseshoe Nail Wine Glass Charms

These wine glass charms are made from actual horseshoe nails! They come with a variety of colored satin cords and are perfect for helping you remember which glass was yours at a party. Packaged in a gift box, the metal will patina over time. If shiny is more your style, simply buff with some steel wool.

horse wine charm

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Why It Makes a Great Gift:

  • Gift Category: This is perfect for the >21 crowd that enjoys wine!
  • Customer Reviews Say: “Adorable gift—so cute I bought myself a set after giving them as a gift.”
  • Pair it With: This gift would pair perfectly with a bottle of wine and set of glasses!

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Breyer Horse Advent Calendar

Why yes, Breyer does make a horse-themed advent calendar! Buy and deliver before Dec 1 for a 25-day equine countdown to Christmas.

This equine advent calendar includes 40 hidden treasures, including Breyer horses, a unicorn, and various barn/riding accessories.

horse advent calendar

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Why It Makes a Great Gift:

  • Gift Category: Great for kids, but not the little ones! This gift has small pieces.
  • Customer Reviews Say: “A new little gift each day—this calendar was a lot of fun.”
  • Pair it With: This is an excellent gift designed to lead up to Christmas! You may want to consider another gift to open on Christmas day…might we suggest a larger-sized Breyer horse?

Get it at Amazon

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Engraved Horse Rolling Pin

The Great British Baking Show® has seen a lot of success on Netflix…and home baking is rising in popularity. If you know someone who loves baking AND horses, an engraved rolling pin may be a super creative gift to consider! This particular rolling pin is embossed with wild horses for some custom horse-themed Christmas cookies!

horse rolling pin

Click to see it at Etsy

Why It Makes a Great Gift:

  • Gift Category: Anyone obsessed with The Great British Baking Show, or a baking enthusiast that also enjoys horses.
  • Customer Reviews Say: It’s great to be able to combine passions for horses and cooking in one gift. 
  • Pair it With: A cookbook or horse-themed ornament would pair nicely with this item!

Get it at Etsy

Horse iPhone Case

Create a custom illustrated iPhone case for your horse-obsessed loved one! To buy this, you’ll need to know exactly what iPhone model it is for, as the dimensions can change between models. You’ll also need a reasonably high-quality photo where the horse’s face is clear, unobstructed, and well-lit. Feel free to send a few options and the artist will create the one that will work best for the design! You’ll get a proof to approve (& 1 free edit) before going to print.

custom horse phone case

Click to see it at Etsy

Why It Makes a Great Gift:

  • Gift Category: This is an excellent, customized gift for an iPhone user!
  • Customer Reviews Say: Graphics are amazing, and the shop owner works hard to create a quality design.
  • Pair it With: This makes a great stand-alone gift. Be sure to budget extra time as it’s highly customizable.

Get it at Etsy

Horse Head Squirrel Feeder

This hanging squirrel feeder is positioned so that the squirrel must stand on its hind legs to eat out of it—which yes, makes it look like the squirrel is wearing a horse mask.

I personally find this absolutely hilarious and cannot wait until squirrels move into my neighborhood so I can fully appreciate this gift!

horse head squirrel feeder

Click to see it at Amazon

Why It Makes a Great Gift:

  • Gift Category: This is more of a gag gift. If you’re shopping for someone who likes feeding wildlife, and want to get some fantastic entertainment points, this gift is worth considering.
  • Customer Reviews Say: “It’s a horse squirrel feeder. What more do you need in life?” In all seriousness, one reviewer recommended hanging 9” off the ground and using wire to hang it (little fuzzy buddies can chew through string.) Apparently peanut butter also works well if you’re trying to snag some fun photos!
  • Pair it With: We really think this gift stands alone!

Get it at Amazon

Horse Wall Decals

Shopping for a pre-teen, horse-crazy girl? Consider this set of 30 Horse Wall Decals! This set comes with six 11.8” x 7.8” sheets with various wild horses on each.

Plus, they are super easy to both stick and remove! Use on any flat, dry, clean surface—walls, windows, or doors.

horse wall decal

Click to see it at Amazon

Why It Makes a Great Gift:

  • Gift Category: This is perfect for a horse-crazy girl in that 5–12-year-old age range.
  • Customer Reviews Say: The horses are bright colored and look realistic.
  • Pair it With: This gift would go great with a young adult, horse-themed book!

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Wild Horse Puzzle

Puzzles have increased in popularity recently, and this one is no exception! This puzzle features wild horses from Assateague Island. With 252 puzzle pieces, the finished product will measure 10” x 13.5.”

pony puzzle

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Why It Makes a Great Gift:

  • Gift Category: Most fun for kids aged 8+ (and adults!!) This would also make a great family activity.
  • Customer Reviews Say: Excellent quality and fun for friends and family.
  • Pair it With: A puzzle would pair well with a horse-themed ornament, sweets, or a hot beverage!

Get it at Etsy

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Tack & Gear Carriers

Etsy shop Custom Horse & Hound uses Tough 1 bags (known to be high quality!) and monograms them for a personalized tough. There are a TON of thread colors and font options to make these items truly unique.

bridle bag

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Why It Makes a Great Gift:

  • Gift Category: These items are perfect for anyone who shows or has to haul riding gear back and forth between home and the barn.
  • Customer Reviews Say: Shipping is fast, and customer service is wonderful!
  • Pair it With: Mix and match or buy the whole set!

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What’s a great funny horse-related gift?

We are mildly obsessed with the Horse Head squirrel feeder—we’ve heard it makes for some fantastic photos and videos!

What’s the best budget gift?

Consider who you are buying for—if you happen to know what discipline they ride, or what their horse looks like, consider a horse ornament somewhat specific to them. These ornaments receive high marks from both horsey-people and non, so you can rest assured they are good quality, physiologically accurate, and beautiful.

What’s the best family-friendly gift?

Consider a board game, such as Horse-opoly or Herd Your Horses. These games are generally a horse-themed twist on a classic, so they can be fun for everyone to play whether you are horse-obsessed or not!

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Parting Thoughts

There can be a lot of pressure to find the perfect Christmas gift for your loved one! This list can make for a great starting point. Consider pairing similar items together to create a themed gift that will be sure to “wow.” A hand-written card is always a nice additional touch. And remember—oftentimes it is the thought that counts, so don’t stress the details!

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Sources/References: https://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/gifts-for-horse-lovers/
 
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About the author

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Susie W.

Horses are my first love, but travel is a close second! I grew up riding in 4-H and went on to ride on my college equestrian team. As an adult, I've ridden and shown Quarter Horses for 20+ years, including several wins at Quarter Horse Congress. I also worked for 7 years at a leading horse feed company, and I'm passionate about equine health and nutrition. Lastly, I have a big soft spot in my heart for senior horses!

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