6 Weeks 'till Christmas: Great Gift Ideas

Staring down the length of a long Christmas wish list from your family can be a bit daunting. You might find a few fantastic ideas within our digital Christmas Gift Guide. It releases tomorrow, if you’d like to receive a copy sign up to our e-mail list on the Home Page.

In the meantime I asked our editorial team to give me their thoughts on great Christmas gift ideas for this year’s giving season. Here’s what we collectively came up with.

From Jenn Webster, My Stable Life blogger, Western Horse Review Equine Health Editor, training facility owner and mother of twin toddlers. 

Ultimate Hose Nozzle

The only nozzle you’ll ever need! The single biggest problem that hose nozzles have is – they break! Now with the Ultimate Hose Nozzle, you’ll never need to buy another nozzle again. Designed by a fireman, this nozzle is built to last as it is constructed of extruded aluminum, stainless steel, reinforced plastic and comfort-grip soft rubber. With a two-way shut-off this handy attachment withstands heavy-duty abuse and turns any standard garden hose into a multifunctional spray tool – making it the perfect tool for watering your arena in the winter! Comes with a life-time warranty. $44.99

Cowboy Boot Crayon Pack

The perfectly unique stocking stuffer for your little cowboy or cowgirl! Cowboy boots crayons are made with the best non-toxic recycled and redesigned crayons formed into fun shapes. Perfect for those little chubby toddler hands and great for big kids too! Each Crayon measures approximately 2″. Set includes 7 Boot Doodler Crayons in red, peach, yellow, pink, blue, purple and green. $7.00

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Be environmentally friendly, be safe and save money all at the same time. The HawksHead tire pressure tracker allows rig drivers to press a button and see in real-time, pressures and temperatures of every tire. This helps stop blowouts from damaging your rig and other potentially life-threatening accidents. Sensors that simply replace valve caps allow drivers a visual of up to 38 tires of the soundness of each wheel. Also monitors for slow leaks and over pressure. The Talon 22C, perfect for most horse trailers or fifth-wheels, comes with 4 sensors and a 1-year warranty. $339.00 U.S.

A hose that works in below-freezing temperatures, the Pirit heated water hose is a godsend in the Canadian outback. Maintain a water line 24/7 throughout the winter or use for periodic tasks, such as watering down your arena. No more lugging water buckets. No more draining hoses. Twenty-five to 100 foot length – prices begin at $114.95.

From Deanna Beckley, Western Horse Review Western Lifestyle Editor, trainer’s partner, and reining enthusiast. 

Consuela Original Tote 

Lose the briefcase and feel like you are always on vacation with the these gorgeous Mexican-inspired totes. Made in the U.S., the bag easily holds a laptop and a few magazines – super fun and bright – prices begin at $168.00 U.S.

Wool Saddle Pad

Natural wool and colorful saddle pads are making a comeback in the show ring. From neon green to hot pink, check out the selection in western stores. From $250.00

From Deanna Buschert, Western Horse Review Assistant Editor, writer, photographer and barrel racing and reining enthusiast.

Laredo Personalized Halter

Deanna pointed out these Canadian-made  personalized headgear from Hooligan Designs. This one a custom speckle with copper spot border and painted orange lettering on cheeks. From $110.00

And, a few additions of my own.

Custom Horsehair Jewellery

What a beautiful way to commemorate a special horse. Gorgeous handmade in Canada pieces which can be fashioned from a few strands of your horse or choose a design from artisans, Danielle and Karen themselves, purveyors of Tails Forever. Stunning work, pieces begin at $40.00

Running Horses Headband 

Layne MacKay has styled a number of outfits in our western fashion shoots over the years, so I’m familiar with her neat mix of funky and classic personal style, and was happy to see her new online store open up. I love these boho and horse-inspired headbands. From salsa boots, to Mexican-inspired jewellery to stunning wall murals, there’s a great selection of eclectic items to check out at her store, Prickly Pear. Headband – $14.95

Finally, one more from our styling account rep, Kristine Wickheim, a perfect idea for the photographer in your life – a gem encrusted custom camera strap. You’ll find Heritage Brand, a U.S. based company, on Facebook.

 

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