At OR, we prefer wallowing in our extended food comas to fighting Black Friday crowds, but it wouldn’t be the day after Thanksgiving if we didn’t spend at least a few minutes thinking about holiday shopping. Below, we compile some of our favorite [clickable!] gifting options for anyone on your list this year.
Still, we know that gift guides are like opinions about how to train your horse (everybody’s got one), so we kept ours short, sweet, and – above all – charitable.
Chantecaille Philanthropy Cheek Color, Horse – $40
This blush by Chantecaille comes in a playful pink hue to brighten any winter complexion, and a portion of the proceeds benefit the American Wild Horse Campaign, which helps to conserve park lands and educate about humane wild horse management. Click here for a synopsis of the dilemma facing mustangs and burros today.
Tiffany “Save the Wild” Collection – $250-600
Tamber Bey Wine Trio – $230
Wine always makes a great gift, especially when the purchase of three bottles provides fifty meals for rescued horses. All of the products sold by Gifts For Good support various charitable causes, but this one is an OR favorite. And if Calistoga is on your vacation calendar, schedule a winery & ranch tour at Tamber Bey to meet their 45 horses (including 25 rescues) and see them in action.
Dreamers & Schemers Boobie Boot Socks – $18
You’re not having deja vu. We featured these socks in “The Rider’s Tactical Gear Guide For Fall” just a few weeks ago. But since five dollars from the purchase of each pair is used to fund breast cancer research, we figured we’d provide a friendly reminder that these make perfect gifts for trainers, assistant trainers, and barn buddies. They also make great stocking stuffers!
LUSH Charity Pot Naked Body Lotion – $10
LUSH Cosmetics is known for organic, sustainable, and cruelty-free skincare. Through the Charity Pot program they advocate for the environment, animals, and people in need. One hundred percent of Charity Pot sales (minus tax) are donated to vetted grassroots organizations with a focus on creating long-term sustainable change. But it gets better! The “Naked” version (middle) is free of packaging. Simply rub on, then rub in.
This is the season of giving, and we’ve got horses on our “Nice List.” To help our equine companions directly, join us in donating to the Equus Foundation, the only national charity dedicated to ensuring the welfare of America’s horses. (Pro Tip: offer your support year-round by choosing Equus Foundation as your AmazonSmile beneficiary!)
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