Less than a week to go until Mothering Sunday (22nd March 2020) so here’s some last minute inspiration. 9 gift ideas all from wonderful small businesses from across the UK. In these uncertain times we find ourselves in I thank you for showing these and other small business some support. I hope you find the perfect present for this weekend (I’ve included the order deadline details for you to help with your shopping too).
If like me, you can’t start the day without a brew then these fabulous travel mugs from Teresa Lewis Art are perfect for a cuppa on the go!
With 9 designs in total to choose from – equestrian and farm designs – you’re sure to find the perfect one to brighten anyone’s morning.
Perfect for work, days out, events and at home.
Stainless Steel inner and a sealed screw on, flip top lid, they are hard wearing, so perfect for equestrians and the farming community.
Price £25 each + Free Shipping | Order deadline: Wednesday 18th March 2020 | View item here
Looking for something for the horsey mum who has everything? Why not consider an online training course from NKC Equestrian Training. Gift the gift of invaluable knowledge and the ability to learn at their own pace! The courses have been created with vets and industry experts.
Horse First Aid Online Course – 10 units covering Colic, wounds, preventative health, vaccinations, equine emergencies, lameness, eye conditions, infectious diseases, bio-security and worming. Each section includes slides, videos and audio materials recorded with vets and an accompanying printed learner pack which includes summary handouts and workbook. Price £125 (or £99 without printed learner pack).
Equine Nutrition Online Course – suitable for equine professionals (grooms, therapists, instructors and those undertaking BHS exams) and horse owners, covering the equine digestive system, nutrition your horse needs, hay and grass, forage analysis, rationing, supplements, understanding the feed bag and feeding for common conditions. Price £175
The Cheltenham Serving Tray is a fabulous equestrian wooden serving tray with real horseshoe handles is a conversation piece and looks amazing in any setting. Built using reclaimed wood and re-used horseshoes, the beautiful handmade serving tray is the latest in eco luxe from Mulberry Tree at Home and is beyond stylish.
It’s a fabulous gift for the country loving mum or for an amazing Mother’s Day treat, why not surprise mum with a special breakfast in bed served on this amazing tray. It’s a memory and a gift that she will treasure forever.
Price £49.99 | Order deadline: ASAP as items are made to order | View item here
Family-run 3 Donkeys based in Devon, produce hardwearing, protective ladies coveralls.
The Original 3 Donkeys ladies 2-into-1 work coveralls. Designed to protect your clothing from the dirtiest jobs on the farm, in the garden, or at the stables. Designed by women for women.
Best suited for those dirty jobs that are under cover or outside when it’s not raining, the Classic will protect your clothes and keep you clean every time.
All coveralls delivered in 100% recycled fabric, reusable drawstring bag and gift-wrapping is available. Payment via Klarna is also available online.
Order deadline: Tuesday 17th March 2020
Price £135 | View here
You can never go wrong with a gift of beautiful jewellery and these two tone bumblebee designs from HiHo Silver are no exception. The 18ct gold plated Bumblebee is held on a sterling silver necklace (with adjustable length of 16″ or 18″).
The stud earrings also feature 18ct gold plating and are the perfect gift for nature lovers. Gift wrapping also available.
Image: Rachel Bragg Photography
Price £50 (necklace), £35 (earrings) | Order deadline: Thursday 19th March 2020 | View items here
These specially presented equestrian themed gift boxes from Hooves & Love all include an Exclusive wrapped gift box with ribbon for that special someone.
For those horse lovers who love to pop the kettle on, this charming ‘Time for a Cuppa‘ gift set includes a Hooves & Love mug sat alongside a hand-stamped ceramic coaster. Both products are beautifully worded to encapsulate the love of all things horsey! Price £25 | View here
This ‘Relax and Pamper‘ Gift Box features products from The Dartmoor Soap Company which are all handmade in Dartmoor, UK and the Hooves & Love’s very own relaxing Jasmine & Oud candle. Individually hand made bath truffles, rich lathering hand wash and nourishing soap bar complete the set (5p from every bar sold is donated to The Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust.).
Price £35 | View here |Order deadline for all gift boxes: Thursday 19th March 2020
Still not sure? A gift certificate is a great option when you’re not sure exactly what they would choose or for contributing to a larger gift.
Capture those special moments with a photoshoot session…
Covering West Midlands: Martha Lily Photography
Acclaimed Equine photographer based in Shropshire. Martha own 3 of her own horses and is a specialist in equine portraits, rural brand photography and equine events.
How to order: Contact Martha via FB, Instagram or marthalilyphotography.co.uk | Order deadline: Printed voucher Wednesday 18th March 2020 or Saturday 21st March 2020 for online vouchers.
Covering the South West: Emma – The Fuzzy Sheep
Emma is passionate about the countryside and offers Equine, Canine and Rural Brand photography within a countryside setting
Gift vouchers available starting at £20 (valid for 1 year) and available printed or online. | How to order: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maybe a gift certificate for a special horseshoe gift…
Horseshoe Hearts & Gifts offer bespoke, hand forged gifts. Each item is made to order and crafted by skilled artisans for a gift they’ll treasure. Items can be made from your own horses shoes and personalisation is also available on most gifts.
Gift certificates are available from £10 upwards | Order here
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