The holiday season is upon us and we are all receiving some serious retail therapy right now. The barn bestie can be a tough one sometimes - especially if they seem to have one of everything! We've got your back, after brainstorming the staff and local customers we've put together a list that should help you find a gift that's both thoughtful and creative.
Tack Trunk Emergency Kit
Mishaps occur all the time and never when it's convenient. Putting together a little first aid kit for your friends tack trunk could come in handy for both of you - and not just for the band aids! You'll need a small sealable plastic container to start. We suggest filling it with things like a pocket pack of tissues, a spare hairnet, Tide stain sticks, band aids for blisters, small tube of triple AB ointment, alcohol wipes, hand sanitizer, lip balm, small towel, facial sunscreen, hand lotion and top it off with their favorite candy.
One of my all time favorite gifts from a barn buddy in my youth was a photo album she customized for each of her friends. This is definitely for the crafty set as it requires a glue gun. My friend started with an inexpensive photo album, cut out cardboard to make it a bit sturdier. She then cut out a key hole in the card board. Covered the cardboard in a fun quilted fabric and trimmed the edge with some eyelet lace. She then took the fabric covered cardboard (making sure to cut out the keyhole) and glued it to the photo album leaving a pocket above the key hole. She then added a picture of me and my horse to the keyhole and a picture of she and I with the junior barn crew to the first page to get it started. She finished the album with two pieces of ribbon to tie it closed. I'm not crafty at all, this has been a treasured gift for many years.
If you are looking for something less DIY and more commercially available any one of these is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
USG Casual Belts - No need to know exact sizing, these stretchy belts are easy to give and fit just about everybody at a price that won't break the bank!
Kerrits Hand Warmer Gloves - We've all got one friend who is chronically cold, whatever the weather. These gloves are perfect for keeping hands warm. The fleece lined interior paired with the water and debris resistant outer shell make these perfect for barn chores.
Air Vest Accessories - If your bestie has a safety air vest, an extra air cartridge will absolutely be appreciated. We forget to unhook at the most inconvenient times! Be sure to get the brand of cartridge matches the brand of vest they use!
Hats, Caps, Beanies & Ear Warmers! - Nothing says I love you bestie like a cap! Here cover up that unsightly helmet head! We've got plenty to choose from, ball caps, beanies available in a variety of colors and styles.
Jewelry and Accessories - Maybe your barn bestie is a little on the girly side we've some fun outfit accessories that would pair perfectly with her #rootd
Let us know if you have anything we should add!