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Blume Farm
May. 22, 2012, 06:33 PM
Next month I am going back to Germany and will be meeting up with some horsie friends (all are from foreign countries). I would like to bring a small gift for each of them that is "American" in nature and horse related. There are 4 women and 1 man. They are all either breeders and/or dressage riders....no jumpers.

Any ideas???

UPDATE: I buy all my halters & leads from Quillin Leather maker in Kentucky. I was thinking about getting these nice engraved key chains. What do you think? Should I get traditional brown leather (very equestrian looking) or a funky colored leather like blue or red?

brown
https://quillin.com/jshop/product.php?xProd=856&xSec=15

colored
https://quillin.com/jshop/product.php?xProd=1231&xSec=15

dudleyc
May. 22, 2012, 06:41 PM
I heard "foreigners" love cowboy magic detangler

Blume Farm
May. 22, 2012, 09:27 PM
great idea, but sadly can't take liquids on board:(

I am trying to travel with only two carry ons!

Keep them coming though!

baytraks
May. 22, 2012, 10:09 PM
Perhaps small, easy to put in luggage, made in America horseshoe nail art.
http://store.horsegiftsandart.com/22212.html

Joanne
May. 22, 2012, 10:12 PM
Not horse related, but I brought some maple syrup as gifts for some people in Germany which they appeared to appreciate. Since you don't want to take liquids, you might try candy or powered..


Something like this: http://www.piecesofvermont.com/maple-candy.html

http://www.piecesofvermont.com/maple-products.html

redhorse5
May. 22, 2012, 10:15 PM
The horseshoe nail art won't get through the screeners. Whatever you send you can have it shipped to your hotel and it will be there waiting for you. That way you could send the Cowboy Magic. I had to do this a lot when I was traveling with tools. It is a lot easier than scrambling with heavy bags on an International flight too.

paintlady
May. 22, 2012, 10:23 PM
How about some Western Dressage T-Shirts.

http://shop.cafepress.com/north-american-western-dressage

Blume Farm
May. 24, 2012, 09:32 AM
bumpng to top to get opinions on key chain color...traditional brown versus funky blue, red, green!!!

Which would you want?

Petstorejunkie
May. 24, 2012, 09:35 AM
I'd like the crazy colors but only because everyone else has brown... So if you're going for American tradition, I'd gift brown.

Zu Zu
May. 24, 2012, 09:40 AM
Well this may seem 'strange' coming from 'ME' but ~~~

I WOULD LOVE A BROWN KEY CHAIN ~ :cool:

or perhaps a hunter green keychain or

well blue is nice :D and then again ~~

red is my favorite color :yes::cool: SO ???

I pick BROWN :cool: :yes: :D ~~~

* you simply can not go 'wrong' here ... receivers will LOVE any color you select for them ~

How very nice of you ~

Tonkafriend
May. 24, 2012, 12:32 PM
If you really want to take some Cowboy Magic (which I bet they'd love), double-check with the airline. I believe you can stow liquids in your checked bags, and for an international flight you may not get hit with a charge to check one bag. Have fun!

alto
May. 24, 2012, 12:44 PM
Not being a key fob person I'd rather the name bracelet :)
- for the letters, you might choose a word/place that is evocative of a shared memory.

witherbee
May. 24, 2012, 01:11 PM
I like the colors and I am usually a traditionalist. I think that is a nice gesture (bringing the gifts)! I love Quillan too!

mp
May. 24, 2012, 01:43 PM
UPDATE: I buy all my halters & leads from Quillin Leather maker in Kentucky. I was thinking about getting these nice engraved key chains. What do you think? Should I get traditional brown leather (very equestrian looking) or a funky colored leather like blue or red?

brown
https://quillin.com/jshop/product.php?xProd=856&xSec=15

colored
https://quillin.com/jshop/product.php?xProd=1231&xSec=15

Very nice. I'd get the traditional brown. And instead of their names, I'd put their horse's or farm names on them.

Equinophile
May. 24, 2012, 07:02 PM
I make horseshoe nail jewelry that will certainly make it by the TSA screeners :)

http://www.etsy.com/shop/LuckyHorseDesigns

Covergirl15
May. 25, 2012, 05:33 AM
Well, I'm usually told that I'm not afraid of color, but on this one, I actually like the brown ones better. And what a sweet gesture! I'm sure they'll love whichever color you pick!