Not necessarily a "personal" gift per se in the sense of individual to you - usually the same thing to EVERYONE - Home made cookies and a minor gift - this year baseball cap with barn logo. Really nice of them. I would not feel slighted if they did not give us anything. I just give them my best wishes, and occasionally - if I have the opportunity - some sort of food gift.
Not a "personal" present... but every year they get a gift for everyone in the barn, usually engraved/embroidered with the farm name. We've gotten fleece jackets, L.L.Bean totes, saddle pads... Very generous!
No presents here for horse owners this year at our place... but the horses all get a fantastic fruit treat at midnight tonight... it's the best we can do.
Of course...all year long we feed second cutting hay, supplements and daily wormer to all who reside here along with cookies everynight at tuck-in... so it's kind of Christmas everyday here for the horses.
Ours threw a chili party for us and we all got little bags of homemade cookies. (At least I think they're cookies, they might be horse treats--probably should have asked. Guess I'll have to bite into one and find out.) I wouldn't expect a present from them after how little money they make at the business, and how much time/effort they spend taking care of my horse... but I always get them a gift as a thank you. This year it's just a Tractor Supply gift card, because the darn manure spreader keeps breaking. d;
This new barn gave out gifts - lovely etched glass Christmas ornament with the year. I know they had a party for the juniors but I work nights so . . . Old barn gave a quite nice party at the home of the BO with Xmas card.
I don't board anymore since I finally have an acreage and can keep my horses at home, but at the 4 different places I boarded before that, none of them gave out presents or cards at Christmas. (OK, one place would put candy canes on each stall!) Actually, it was usually the other way around ..... boarders tended to give the BO a gift or card in appreciation of the great care their horses received all year!