Gifting a friend or just about anyone is tricky business, on some unspoken level a gift is a representation of how well you know that person and getting the wrong kind of gift can mean a load of things such as indifference or lack of interest or even lack of close relationship with that person. It gets worse if you are buying a gift for a known close person and you happen to get them the wrong kind of gift, this is could sometimes have a serious effect on the relationship. The key to getting a good gift if you are close with the person to whom you wish to give the gift is to find it if they have any hobbies such as reading, horseback riding, swimming etc.
once you figure this out, getting them a gift shouldn’t be too hard. To figure this out, you can casually ask them by slowing including it in a conversation without making it too obvious and from there on getting them a gift should be a breeze. After you have confirmed their hobby, getting the most appropriate gift is the next challenge; this is important because this sort of depends on the closeness of your relationship and the comfort level shared between the two of you, for instance, getting a swimmer a swimsuit wouldn’t be appropriate unless you have established a really strong relationship with them but something like. Pair of goggles can be acceptable as a gift from pretty much anyone. Here are a few gift ideas for friends who are horseback riders:
Anything That They Can Use Directly When Riding
Horseback riders use a lot of gear when they ride. Some of these gear they would need to purchase whilst others they can simply loan. Find out what they are missing or any items that they are owning and make it a point to get them those, for example a gullet, riding gloves or even riding boots. Find out what their preferences are like and in the case of boots and gloves find out the correct sizes before making the purchase, otherwise you will have to either return the gift or it will be of no use to them.
Both outcomes are not what you want. If you aren’t particularly close with the person but still know that they go on horseback riding as a hobby and you aren’t feeling all too confident to give them a specific item as a gift then you can always choose to give them something like a gift voucher; this way they know you know something about them and doesn’t cause your relationship any harm by giving the wrong gift because a gift voucher leaves a whole heap of options open.
Generally Useable Items
Generally useable items include anything from a riding hat or any items such as sunscreen etc. These might sound like things you don’t give someone but if you simply get a gift hamper that includes all these little items it could be very useful to your friend.