Christmas shopping for equestrians – 4 simple tips
It's December! Which means only one thing: we're mere weeks away from the arrival of the man in red.
Besides leaving you little time to improve your naughty/nice ratio, that means the Christmas clock is ticking – and it's time to get your shop on.
Can't face browsing for hours on end? Worry not: we're here to take the pain and suffering out of your seasonal shopping with our inventory of inspired Christmas gift ideas – all of which are just a quick click away. But before you make a start, here are our top tips for buying:
- Make a shopping list
Write down the list of equestrians you plan to buy gifts for. Critically consider who should be on your gift list and don’t be afraid to trim it. Start with your immediate family and close friends, and selectively add to your list from there.
- Set a spending limit
Many people overspend on Christmas gifts by letting their emotions get the best of them. It’s easy to feel guilty when it comes to buying but don’t be. Think carefully about how much you really need to spend.
- Shop by yourself
If you shop alone, you’re likely to spend less money, especially if you have friends who are compulsive shoppers! A shopping partner in crime can distract you from your plan by convincing you to make unplanned and unnecessary purchases.
- ‘Tis the season to give, not buy
This is the season for giving, not receiving. If you find something you can’t live without, add it to your Christmas list. If nobody buys it for you, treat yourself after Christmas.
Shopping by Budget Reduces Stress
It’s a stressful time of year for many people, so reduce some of the stress now and avoid a big credit card bill with a shopping plan and a spending budget. Know how much you’ll spend on each person, what you’re going to buy them.
Who says you can't have festive fun on a budget? We've put together the best selection of gifts especially for you. Whatever you're looking for and whoever you're buying for, you're sure to find something suitably equestrian at EQUUS. And then you can thank us on Boxing Day.