HRL Holiday Gift Guide

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and welcome to the HRL Holiday Gifting Page! We’re celebrating the horse life with unique gift items with an equine flair from Tractor Supply, Cracker Barrel, talented artisans, authors, and more!

Our first stop shopping is Tractor Supply Company!  While we think of TSC as a go-to store for our horse needs, they also sell clothing and boots – and with 1,800 stores nationwide, there is sure to be one near you. Tractor Supply carries boot brands such as Justin and Ariat for men, women, or children. And where else can you find jeans for less than fifteen bucks, along with western-style shirts?  Add a decor line that any farmhouse would love…well, you get the picture.  (Seriously, you get the picture; check out that slide show!)

The next stop is Cracker Barrel. Yes, we said Cracker Barrel!   Believe it or not, this favorite southern homestyle restaurant carries items in their retail section that cater to those who love horses.  So not only can you savor the homestyle cooking they provide, you can shop for unique items not found in most big box stores.  Imagine dish towels embellished with a horse head or a notebook with western style flair…you can find these, and unique items like them, either in your closest Cracker Barrel storefront or in the comfort of your own home, online at

Want a pleasant drive into the country? If you’re in Florida, Horse Country Trading Company (at Kimberden in Ocala, Florida) is another unique boutique shop catering to equestrians.  From riding apparel to gift items not found in most stores, they offer a rich palette to anyone looking for an equestrian related gift!  They are open during business hours and by appointment in the evenings; learn more here. 

Another online vendor we love is Horse Lady Gifts, handcrafted equine jewelry designed and made by Florida artist Cindy Hughes. You can peruse her wares at Etsy and Amazon, as well as keep in touch on Facebook.

While commissioned artwork requires extensive lead time – usually months – you can secure a place for custom pet portraits now, or order prints and other items with their work! Check out Kit Gray Illustration, Drawing on my Heart, and Brush and Oil for more.

Finally, for the readers in your life, we highly recommend something from one of our highly talented profiled writers!

Merry Christmas and happy shopping! Stay safe!

Team HRL

Barbara Godwin, Publisher
Cristina Miller, Creative Director

Barb currently resides in Central Florida with her three horses; when she’s not writing or riding for HRL, she loves to read and travel.