Wanna give your cowgirl something unique this holiday season? Well, yeeeeehaw cowboy! You're in luck 'cause here's a western gift guide for the horse lover in your life. Read on for some creative gift ideas you'll want to tip your cowboy hat to ...
1. A Pair of Cowgirl Boots
Forget the mistletoe! You're a cowboy guaranteed to get kissed when she unwraps these! Gifting cowgirl boots is a shoe in for holiday gift giving success. I recommend selecting a colored pair or boots with uniquely tooled leather! Red, teal, corral even yellow cowgirl boots are super fun, sassy and make a statement when entering a room. I personally own pair of Dan Post boots - not only are they fashionable - they are tremendously comfortable! Need some inspiration? Check out my Pinterest board called Cowgirl Boots - Wanted!
2. Comission A Portrait of Your Cowgirl's Horse
You'll avoid the naughty list for an entire year with this beyond thoughtful horse gift! Commission an equine artist to paint her pony. and hang that canvas over the fireplace with a bow while she's nestled in her bed so it's the first thing she sees in the morning. Get some ideas by perusing the artwork of a friend of mine from Arizona! Check out his beautiful horse artwork here: http://www.pelokeart.com/
3. Give the Gift of Memories with a Photo Session
Want to melt that cowgirl heart like snow? Her heart will go pitter patter over a personalized equine photography session with her own horse. Heck, why not offer to be in the photos too! That sure should make her spurs jingle! A great example of this thoughtful gift for your horse lover is Melanie Elise Photography. Melanie offers affordable 15 to 30 minute mini-sessions. You can view the behind the scenes video of my author photo session to get a feel for the experience, For pricing and frequently asked questions visit her website here: http://photos.melanie-elise.com/equine-mini-sessions
4. Go BIG with a Horseback Weekend Getaway
Your horse lover will be bouncing in her boots when she unwraps a cowgirl getaway to horse country. Need a recommendation? Try Jackson Hole, Wyoming! It was the perfect getaway for my cowgirl soul! You can read all about where my cowboy and I stayed and what we did in the guest post I penned a guest for Whiskey Tales, a Western lifestyle blog! In my post, I chronicled the inspirational moments from my horseback riding trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming! The post is called, "Jackson Hole, Wyoming: The Perfect Cowgirl Getaway for a Cowboy Romance Author"
5. Country Dancing Lessons
Take your cowgirl out to rock her boots and start doin’ the boot scootin’ boogie together with some country dance lessons! The two of you will be turnin' heads on the dance floor to live country tunes in no time!
6. Swag from her Favorite Horse Association Store
Is she a member of a horse association? She'll be giddy for a gift certificate or some swag from her association. I am a member of the American Paint Horse Association and just love all the horsey goodies they have in their General Store!
7. A Horse Magazine Subscription
What horse lovin' cowgirl wouldn't want to read about news about horses all year long? Give the gift that keeps giving and get her a subscription to a horsey magazine! I recommend Cowgirl Magazine, Horse Illustrated or Horse & Rider Magazine. You could even surprise her with a subscription to her horse association's publication!
8. Give the Gift of a Horse Book
In addition to any of these holiday gifts for horse lovers, you could always throw in a great cowboy love story too. This holiday season give the book loving cowgirl in your life a signed copy of EQUUS Film Festival literary award winner In The Reins - a modern romance novel for readers who love all things western, horses, handsome cowboys and a captivating love story. Don't forget to inscribe your own personal love note inside the cover! Want to give her an autographed copy? No problem! Visit the Carly Kade Creative store for signed books and cowgirlicious swag!
Watch the In The Reins Holiday Book Trailer!
Your cowgirl won't mind getting snowed in with the gift of In The Reins - a romance novel based in modern cowgirl culture for readers who love horses, hot cowboys and an engaging romance. Available NOW in Paperback and eBook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes & Kobo. Watch the spur jingling holiday book trailer!
There you have it, cowboy! You'll be her Romeo in Wranglers this year if you lasso one of these eight spur jingling holiday gift ideas for horse lovers. It's a list worth roping 'cause you’ll be sure to win your cowgirl’s heart over!
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Carly Kade writes for anyone who loves horses, handsome cowboys and a great romance. Creative writing makes her spurs jingle!
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