Best of JN: Mother’s Day Gifts That Aren’t Over the Top Horsey

Mother’s Day is nearly here — is YOUR shopping done?

Mother’s Day in the USA is fast approaching! I actually thought that it was May 17…then, someone mentioned May 10 — leading to oh no I haven’t bought gifts yet *facepalm*

Choosing a gift can be difficult for Mother’s Day, especially if your mom appreciates horses (and/or rides herself) but maybe doesn’t want something over-the-top horsey with a giant stallion on the front of a shirt. Here are my top picks for some great gift ideas for Mom. Hint: Get expedited shipping if you still need your gift! Go!

Ronner Design Campeona Riding Sun Shirt. Ronner Design creates stylish clothing for both active riding in the schooling and show rings, as well as lifestyle clothing like blouses and dresses.  This shirt offers sun protection with Ronner’s classic bit design, with plenty of stretch.  I like this shirt in particular because it can be worn “stable to street” for exercise.

Material: High tech poly with elasticity

Originally $169, on sale for $59 USD

Photo by Ronner Design.

Bettina Norton I’ll Follow You Anywhere Print. Bettina Norton paints artwork that ranges from simple brush strokes to complex works.  Prints are available on paper or canvas and also can be further customized.  This print would be a lovely addition to dress up any wall; imagine it in a bedroom or office to change the whole vibe of the room.

Material: Paper or canvas; multiple sizes available

$18 – $698 USD

Photo by Bettina Norton.

Milton Menasco Giddy Up Sweatshirt. Pardon my French, but Milton Menasco is a total bad*ss in the equestrian world.  She’s a pioneer of style and positive equestrian vibes.  Her latest style collaboration is with Celeris UK.  It can dress up any outfit for riding, doing nothing in quarantine, making dinner…Make your mom feel like a total bad*ss.

Material: 80% organic cotton, 20% recycled PET French terry

$80 USD

Photo by Milton Menasco.

Hunt Seat Paper Co Tally Ho Notecards Set.  I haven’t met many people who don’t like to keep a little set of notecards on hand.  Sometimes it’s great to be able to send a thoughtful note out of the blue to a relative or friend, and it’s always a safety net in case you’ve forgotten about someone’s birthday and don’t have time to run out and get a totally fresh card!  Hunt Seat Paper Co creates all sorts of fresh notecards, notepads, pins, face masks, and art prints.  Something for Mom (or you!) awaits here.

Material: 16 pt card stock matte finish with envelopes

$19 USD

Photo by Hunt Seat Paper Co.

Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Defense Sunscreen. Even if your mom isn’t out at the barn every day, or maybe she just enjoys watching you ride from the ground, she’s getting some sun.  You can even get sun exposure on cloudy days through the window while you’re inside.  Sun protection is more important than ever!  I personally use this sunscreen daily and like it because it has no silicones which can cause breakouts, and it has plenty of ingredients to moisturize.  SPF 30 does the job.

Active ingredient: Zinc oxide 20%

$34 USD

Photo by Drunk Elephant.

What’s on your Mother’s Day list?  Or, if you’re a mom yourself, what are you hoping for?

Go Jumping — and happy Mother’s Day soon!