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Gift Giving Ideas, 2011

Published: 11/30/2011
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Need something original to give for Christmas?

There are plenty of options out there for something clever, sweet, and horsey.

Local artisans and artists have impressive items to offer.

Use the Comment Bar to add yours!

A gift certificate or purchases from:

Beth Carlson - A fantastic Maine painter, offering stunning custom-made pendants (above)

Susan Elliot – A wonderful mixed media artist who loves creating characters and stories from nature.

Unbridled Photography

Deb Flood
– lovely Maine equine watercolor artist

Tom Lamprey of Granite Buckaroo, fine saddle maker. You don't have to spend big bucks. He has lots of small gift ideas, too.

Sue Laffley from Windham makes leather-bound photo albums, scrapbooks, & portfolios with horse theme decorations
CLICK HERE for her ebay store

Charitable Giving

Buy a Kims Crafts farm or barn slate through NickerNews and a portion of the proceeds goes to the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals.

Or donate a bale of hay to the MSSPA. Head to their Holiday Open House this weekend!

The Rolling Dog Farm is a non-profit in Ovando, Montana, that provides sanctuary to blind horses. Why not donate or give in a loved one's name?

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12/8/2011 Susan
Riding To The Top has great artistic cards of our horses photographed by Catherine Frost, packet of 6 cards and envelopes $10 or 3 packets for $25. Call 892-6523 or email to order.
12/8/2011 Chris Korben
Susan Burnett at Trotting Park Studio in Falmouth MA has beautiful horse inspired jewelry. Or give the gift of time or money to your local horse rescue.
12/15/2011 Andrea Barstow
How about making a donation to a non-profit equine rescue, in honor of a loved one! Perfect gift for the person who has everything! First Light Farm Equine Shelter will send a handmade leather wristband/keychain and an acknowledgement to the honoree!

"There are no problem horses, only problem riders" - Mary Twelveponies