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Valentine's Day gift for the Foxhunter who has everything

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  • Valentine's Day gift for the Foxhunter who has everything

    Help! Valentine's Day is approaching, and I need to come up with a suitably romantic foxhunting or horse-related item for my SO. So is the foxhunter who has everything, literally every foxhunting-related tchochke under the sun. I've already gotten him everything Horse Country has that's reasonably priced, and I probably need something more romantic anyway.

    Is there anyplace around Middleburg ( or elsewhere, I could order over the Internet) that might have foxhunting or horse-related Valentines or V-Day gift items? Don't laugh, V-Day nearly killed the relationship last year and I don't want it to happen again!

    Any creative ideas much appreciated....

  • #2
    Horsey cuff links/studs ? http://www.rickcamerondesign.com/men/horse.htm
    http://www.highlandpark.com/ch_N-316...hlandpark_.htm

    http://www.horseandhound.com/get_ite...-cufflinks.htm
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      #3
      Nice. Too easy, though,not "romantic" enough. Who would think a foxhunter (and a tough guy in general) would need all the hearts and flowers?

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        #4
        OK, now I've got it. Where can I get horse-shaped/themed/packaged chocolates? (No, not packaged by the horse. In a horse-decorated box or basket or something.)

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        • #5
          There is a company that makes chocolates that actually are pretty good, and they are hunt themed. They have one with a fox, one with a hunter, etc, and you can get them in a nice cherry box with a hunt scene on it. The company also makes their chocolates in other themes, like boats, flowers etc.
          I'll see if I can find the site but for some reason Grand Prix chocolates is popping into my head.
          I bet someone will post it.


          ok I found them on one site www.horseloversgifts.com but they don't have them in the nice box
          I think Smartpak had them at one time, and Horse Country

          eta Smartpak did have some of their chocolates but a very limited selection

          also found them on www.chocolate.com I think they have the whole line

          It's called Dark Horse Chocolates and the company that makes it is called Harbor Sweets. I used to get their catalog. If you get to their website you could probably get the whole line.
          "Perhaps the final test of anybody's love of dogs is their willingness to permit them to make a camping ground of the bed" -Henry T. Merwin

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          • #6
            Last Valentine's Day my husband -- who is really outstanding at the horsey presents -- outdid himself. In a small red bucket -- useful for feeding -- he put all kinds of hunting and eventing related little things. Warm socks, hand warmers, a cool all in one tool for tightening and removing studs, horsey chocolates, after hunting mints, a bottle of port, etc. It was really fun, very sweet and romatic!! He did well this Christmas with the antique hunting crop... Good luck making this a better day than last year!
            Kate

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            • Original Poster

              #7
              These are wonderful suggestions--thanks so much!

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              • #8
                An antique book on foxhunting, a beautiful stock, cashmere socks.

                There is always the Hermes tie
                FMO:OMG I almost put my eye out hunting clique.

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                  #9
                  Jaegermonster--the chocolates are a definite! Great site, too.

                  Ware Whip--for the benefit of us foxhunting newbies, what makes a really nice stock ? SO has whipped in for years so presumably has a full wardrobe of them--is there a "must-have" for 09 like in H/J land

                  Thanks all!

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                  • #10
                    You're welcome.
                    As far as the stock, they make some really pretty silk ones. I think Horse Country has a bunch, and some patterned ones. There was a thread here once about custom stock ties, if you search I'm sure you could find it. Personally I prefer the heavier cotton ones, I iron them so they look nice. I keep one for special ceremonial hunts so it doesn't get stained and rotate through the others.

                    One of our other whips gave me some stock ties when I first started hunting that were sort of doubleknit looking material, but felt more cottony, and they were great, but I have no idea where he got them.

                    You need to hunt too so you can learn about these things and be the product tester
                    "Perhaps the final test of anybody's love of dogs is their willingness to permit them to make a camping ground of the bed" -Henry T. Merwin

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                      #11
                      Jaegermonster--the chocolates are a definite! Great site, too.

                      Ware Whip--for the benefit of us foxhunting newbies, what makes a really nice stock ? SO has whipped in for years so presumably has a full wardrobe of them--is there a "must-have" for 09 like in H/J land

                      Thanks all!

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                      • #12
                        Don't know where you're located, but how about a small gift and a romantic picnic in a favorite hunting spot? Under that gorgeous oak tree near the creek? Next to that giant coop in Farmer Jones' back field? If he's that romantic, I bet going the extra mile with the location will wow him!

                        If you can't be outside, light some candles, rent a horsey movie, and picnic in your living room on a beautiful horsey afghan from Horse Country.

                        Don't forget a flask of your favorite adult beverage! Enjoy!
                        Riding: The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground.

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                        • #13
                          jmho!

                          How about a gift cap with another local hunt or one a little further away? make a weekend out of it. Groom for him or go with him.
                          Stay in a B&B or romantic hotel/lodge or something. Take him for a hot tub soak & massage after hunting...then dinner...then........
                          Make a surprise out of it; don't tell him your destination!

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                          • #14
                            How about a stock tie made out of Valentine's fabric? I can and will make them out of anything!
                            Barbara www.customstockties.com
                            Tulsa-QH; Schnickelfritz-Holsteiner; Atikus-Danish Warmblood; Buddy-QH/TB; Winston-Shire; Thomas-Percheron/TB; Mac-Belgian Draft, gone but never forgotten

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                            • #15
                              Ikea sell adorable and delicious horse-shaped "Dala horse" chocolate cookies filled with caramel truffle, mmmmm.

                              http://www.dc-choklad.com/

                              I see from the dalecarlia website that they also do horse-shaped jelliebabies!!!

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                              • #16
                                I don't usually come over here, but I saw the title of the thread and couldn't resist.

                                If your guy is a hearts and flowers kind of guy, then that is what you get him. Mine is that way, too. He gets a dozen red florists roses, handmade chocolates and a mushy Valentine's day card. Loves every inch of it! Or you could take him out for a candlelit dinner and the movie of his choice. Perhaps make arrangements to take lessons at his favorite barn, or on a horse of his favorite breed in his favorite discipline, tickets to see his favorite artist/band perform, etc. Any and all of it works, but above all, don't forget the roses!
                                "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." Albert Einstein

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                                  #17
                                  You guys are the greatest!

                                  RT66Kix--the stock ties are beautiful. I will PM you.

                                  allpurpose and chief2--great words of wisdom, ladies. ( May I assume you're ladies? If not, I'm available) Especially the roses, you are so right.

                                  Does anyone have any suggestions for horsey movies so we don't end up spending V-Day watching reality TV? I probably need a couple of alternatives because everything is always out around here. No Netflix or cable at either SO's or my place, unfortunately. (We spend it all on the horses!)

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                                  • #18
                                    Search off-course - there have been a few discussions about horsey movies.

                                    The Man From Snowy River is a good start!

                                    Black Beauty (the one with Sean Bean) is another.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by patterson View Post
                                      You guys are the greatest!

                                      RT66Kix--the stock ties are beautiful. I will PM you.

                                      allpurpose and chief2--great words of wisdom, ladies. ( May I assume you're ladies? If not, I'm available) Especially the roses, you are so right.

                                      Does anyone have any suggestions for horsey movies so we don't end up spending V-Day watching reality TV? I probably need a couple of alternatives because everything is always out around here. No Netflix or cable at either SO's or my place, unfortunately. (We spend it all on the horses!)
                                      Suggestions for horsey movies:

                                      National Velvet (with Mickey Rooney and La Liz Taylor)
                                      Black Beauty (best on HD wide-screen. The scenery and horseflesh are breathtaking!)
                                      Hidalgo
                                      Seabiscuit

                                      DO tell us what you decide to do and how the evening went with Mr. Fox Hunter...dying to know.
                                      Riding: The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground.

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                                      • #20
                                        One can never have too many stocks, RT66Kix, what clever ideas!

                                        I can recomend this B&B, highly.

                                        http://www.goodstone.com/home.html


                                        HVD.
                                        FMO:OMG I almost put my eye out hunting clique.

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