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  • Xmas gift ideas for Adult Students

    Seems that younger students are easier to buy gifts for. My mom has several adult students and she is in need of ideas for Christmas gift ideas for them. Ideal presents would be under 15-20 bucks but useful. All ideas welcome, thanks!

  • #2
    Books... Morris, Steinkraus, Self's The Horseman's Encyclopedia, Neil Ffrench Blake (coffee table, gorgeous photography - has dressage and show jumping)...

    Equine Photography in the Northeast


    • #3
      How about good things to keep in your trunk during cold weather months - hand cream, lip balm, toe or hand warmers, ear muff things that you can wear with a helmet. One of the best gifts I got one year was a pair of ski socks that were thin enough to wear with riding boots.
      My new mantra - \"Life is too short not to eat ice cream.\"
      ReRiders Clique


      • #4
        I'm an adult, and some of the less expensive but still appreciated gifts include a pair of nice riding gloves, riding socks socks/boot socks (I always seem to need more of these!), gift cards to the local tack shops, a nice pair of spurs or spur straps, a nice riding crop, a framed picture of a favorite horse or from a show, scented candles... I'm a fan of things I can put to use!


        • #5
          I second hasahorse and Pancakes' ideas. A little winter care package would be easy (and inexpensive) to put together. Depending on the person, maybe even something for their horse would be appropriate -- stall name plate, engraved brass plate for a halter, embroidered bridle bag or saddle cover, etc.

          I got one of those microwaveable bit warmers from my trainer a year or so ago -- I absolutely love it (my horse does too )!


          • #6
            All of the above are good suggestions.

            I once got a snow globe with pictures of my horses (in the snow even!) w/reindeer antlers on. It's still one of my favorite gifts.


            • #7
              I always appreciated a nice bottle of wine.


              • #8
                My trainer picks things up along the way, over the years she has given me a pillow with a hunt scene, a sketch from an equine artist, winter gloves (I think of her every time I put them on!), a hand-painted tree ornament, and a stall name plate for my horse who basically "retired" the stall he lived it. He no longer lives there, but the plate is still there, and we refer to it as "Grant's Suite", and it makes me smile every time I see it, even if other horses live in it now, it's still "his" stall. None of these items were expensive, I don't think, but they were special and thoughtful, and they reflected the relationship we have as client/trainer.


                • #9
                  Travel mugs with barn logo on them! I know all of our adults (me included) live on coffee!!


                  • #10
                    Saddle pads are always useful. Maybe a stall name plaque if they don't have one for their horse? Lots of good idea on here already.
                    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                    ¯ Oscar Wilde


                    • #11
                      I definitely suggest not doing alcohol. Not everybody drinks.


                      • #12
                        I love the idea of the travel mug with the barn logo on it!


                        • #13
                          Baby pads with the barn logo?
                          "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"


                          • #14
                            Smartpak has personalized picture frames that are pretty inexpensive. That, tall boot socks, and gloves always go over well at our secret santas.


                            • #15
                              If you have enough pictures of the person and/or her horse, I like to make personalized calendars. Very easy to put together online or at any drugstore, and always a hit.
                              "Life is too short to be a slave to the whims of others." -- RugBug, COTH


                              • #16
                                Bailey's to put in coffee before morning lessons. At least, that's what I like. Bonus: a more relaxed rider. (;
                                "Remain relentlessly cheerful."

                                Graphite/Pastel Portraits


                                • #17
                                  Does anyone know where you can get travel mugs made with the barn name on them?


                                  • #18
                                    Haha, I got a bad rating for saying some people don't drink? It's true, some people don't. I don't drink even though I am an adult and when I get wine I have to just pass it off to a friend I know that drinks. Majority of my family doesn't drink (and none of them drink wine) so it can't even be used by my family.


                                    • #19
                                      Wow, some really great ideas in this thread! Not as practical as many that have been mentioned, but a girl on another forum makes custom clay ornaments from a picture you send her, and I bought a couple as gifts for students/other horsey adults. Just a nice personal touch on the Christmas tree, and very reasonably priced! I guess it's a bit late in the year for custom gifts, but it's a nice thought, especially if anyone is thinking for next year.


                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Cruise Control View Post
                                        Does anyone know where you can get travel mugs made with the barn name on them?
                                        We get stuff for my work from a place called 4Imprint. I've ordered personalized metal water bottles from there for meetings that have been really awesome. I also have a sample of one of their travel mugs that I've been using at work for like three years and it's great.