Holiday gift ideas thread! - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 35 Old 11-01-2013, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 5,504
• Horses: 0
Holiday gift ideas thread!

The holidays are closing in once again, which gives me an idea!! Ever have trouble finding a gift or thinking of gift ideas? ... Well let's start a thread dedicated to gifts for the holidays! Maybe we can give a fellow HF comrade a good idea or two!!

One of the special things I'm doing this year is having an oil painting done of my girlfriends dog. She is getting up there in age and has a few health issues.

My mother is getting Yankee candles (look for their buy 2 get 2 free coupons!!!)and maybe another Pandora charm.

My sister will be getting money. She will be graduating from the NYC police academy and she has LOTS of stuff she needs to shell out money for.

Still stumped on what to get my GFs parents..
Posted via Mobile Device
SlideStop is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 35 Old 11-01-2013, 09:17 PM
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 229
• Horses: 2
will be checking in on this to hopefully get some more ideas! Love your oil painting idea. I have no idea what to get my in-laws or parents...or brother...I'm in trouble!

I'm getting my sister in law a wooden welcome sign with their name on it for their front yard. And my best friend I'm thinking of trying to make hand print ornaments of her kids, but not sure how to go about it yet. Other then that, I'm at a loss!


pbeebs is offline  
post #3 of 35 Old 11-01-2013, 09:54 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 2,431
• Horses: 1
My dad is getting a belt and mum's getting a 'blingy' leather leash for the dog (she's obsessed with our dog). Sister will probably get something very superficial, and I'm not sure what everyone else is getting.
I REALLY like the welcome sign idea though, I have a few people that would suit.
alexischristina is offline  
post #4 of 35 Old 11-01-2013, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 5,504
• Horses: 0
I love practical gift! I can't stand giving or receiving something for the sake of getting/giving something. I'll sooner give a gift card or check then something someone will toss, "lose", regift, etc.
Posted via Mobile Device
SlideStop is offline  
post #5 of 35 Old 11-01-2013, 11:08 PM
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 2,088
• Horses: 0
Since money's a little tight right now my family and I decided to give homemade gifts. For my aunt I'm making her a journal, I've got all the paper made, the beginning of the binding and all she needs to do is make her cover so that it has the design she wants.

My mom's getting a homemade custom sized bit for her horse from my grandpa, as well as a leather headstall for it. I'm getting her driving lessons with my BO or me (I've already worked it out so I don't have to pay for them!).
tinyliny likes this.
Incitatus32 is offline  
post #6 of 35 Old 11-01-2013, 11:26 PM
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 5,582
• Horses: 2
Protip for everybody: Joann's fabrics has HUGE savings on blizzard fleece for the weekend after Thanksgiving ($3/yard versus the regular $12, plus 25% off coupons).

I have made a lot of fleece blankets for the last 3 or 4 years because of this. They averaged out to be around $10-12 a blanket (full cost is usually around $40, depending on size) and everyone has loved them.

They're easy and they're awesome.
Poseidon is offline  
post #7 of 35 Old 11-02-2013, 12:30 AM
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: North Atlanta metro
Posts: 1,658
• Horses: 0
On the subject of belts, Quillin leather in Kentucky makes them out of the same bridle leather they use for racehorse bridles. You can also get an engraved plate like you see the names of race horses. Thought it would be a good idea for a horse person. They have nice personal items for desk/office.
aubie is online now  
post #8 of 35 Old 11-02-2013, 12:36 AM
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
Posts: 8,318
• Horses: 0
Honestly, I prefer to receive as a gift a certificate of donation made in my name to one of my favorite non-profit fellow creature protection organizations. I think it really captures the "essence" of Christmas. But....I don't think others feel the same, although they might. So, I agonize over what to get them. Ugh.

I am w slide, I will only give gifts I deem "practical". If I am completely at a loss as to what to get someone - I get well made, super soft cotton towels. No bathing experience is complete w/o really nice bath towels. It might be a "boring" gift, but it is totally "practical".

I have no idea what I am getting anyone at this point. :( Except, I will get DH some Dark Obsession...I love that cologne!

Some of my most cherished gifts were hand made by friends. I don't have any such talents - I wish I did.

There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.
Missy May is offline  
post #9 of 35 Old 11-02-2013, 02:03 PM
Join Date: May 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 141
• Horses: 2
For friends I'm going to make hair ties, headbands, sugar scrub cubes, decorate candles/glass and blend some loose tea mixes.

My parents love wine so I think I'm going to get them a case of good local wine to take up, and then something else for each.

My parents and I started using amazon wish lists, and have been really happy with it. You can add things from external sites. People can get things they want/need, and gift givers still get to feel like they're making a choice!

I have a new "pseudo-nephew" too! (friend I grew up with is like a sister) so I'm sure I'll be doing some over the top baby shopping. I did hear she wanted a baby bullet blender, so most likely that for her and some other small things. She's probably the only non family member I'll spend more than small crafting supplies on this year.
Coffeejunkie is offline  
post #10 of 35 Old 11-02-2013, 02:07 PM
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
Posts: 15,915
• Horses: 1
I'm not sure what I'm getting people for Christmas. I'll probably get my BF something Dallas Cowboys-related...or Marine Corps (he's a former Marine)-related. My son will be getting something Star Wars-related, as he is currently obsessed with Star Wars.
Posted via Mobile Device
DraftyAiresMum is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Christmas (Holiday) Gift for BO nicole25 Barn Maintenance 21 01-15-2012 02:48 PM
Holiday gift ideas! farmpony84 General Off Topic Discussion 4 11-27-2010 08:39 AM
Holiday Ideas? proequine Horse Boarding 3 11-05-2009 10:47 PM
My holiday gift to myself.. Ooooo! Midwest Paint Horse Pictures 9 12-22-2008 09:11 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome