A close friends dream of owning a boarding/training facility are coming true. The brand new farm is being built and is set to open this fall.
Our family would like to give her a gift basket with some helpful items. If anyone has any ideas I would love to hear them.
So far I have come up with:
A cookbook with easy and quick meals
A bottle of wine
A box of energy bars
I have never boarded so I am kind of in the dark about what she may need. Anything that will help make her life easier or even give her a laugh on a hard day would be greatly appreciated.
Hmmm. That may send the wrong message. True, but no need to be a Debbie Downer I guess.
If it can be bigger than basket-size, a larger dry-erase calender or plain board, and some dry erase markers tied up in a bow? VEEEEERY useful everywhere I've been. Also, a locking mail slot box for board/training checks to be dropped into? I bet with some research, you can find an equestrian or otherwise attractive one. Laminated reuseable "Horse Info" cards? Some cute signs? My current barn as "What happens in the barn stays in the barn" hanging in the tack room, kinda cute.
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Something in her new facility's colors? (This year for Christmas I got my trainer the Horseware Newmarket fleece throw in the barn's colors and had it monogrammed. It goes on the road with her and is getting plenty of use.)
Thank you for all of the awesome suggestions. They all are great. I plan on putting the items in a muck bucket so I need to add more equine items.
I was thinking of some first aid items for the horses. But any other ideas are welcome as well.