It seems like just five minutes ago that we were all geared up for Christmas, but it’s now time to get ready for Valentine’s Day. The 14th of February conjures images of red roses, dinner for two and lavish gestures to the one you love. Of course, Valentine’s Day gifts for horse lovers are often more along the lines of a bottle of wine and a box of chocolates! But after a tough 2020 and for many couples, balancing work, childcare and homeschooling, maybe this year it’s time to just say ‘thank you’? 

Thank you to someone who has taken the burden of homeschooling from you so that you could focus on work. Thank you to a partner who has learnt how to muck out, turn out and feed your horse when you’ve been busy working on the frontline of the battle against Covid-19! Or maybe thank you to someone for just helping you get through this toughest of times? 

Whatever your reason for buying a Valentine’s Day gift, one thing is certain. Thanks to lockdown 3.0, we can’t get out to browse gorgeous little shops for that perfect something. Unless your local supermarket has suddenly developed a line of lovely little gifts (sorry Tesco, it seems unlikely!) then you’ll be searching online. Luckily, there are some fab small British businesses which are absolutely nailing the online shopping experience. From exceptional service, beautiful packaging and personalisation, they offer so much! For those who are on the hunt for Valentine’s Day gifts for horse lovers, enter Hooves & Love… 

For him

Has he been helping you on show days by holding, fetching, carrying and then cheering you on? Maybe he stays at home to hold the fort so that you can return after a day in the saddle to a warm welcome and a hot meal? Or perhaps he’s right there with you, riding and loving every moment in the saddle? A horse-loving partner in crime! If your man has been an absolute star during the last 12 months, we have the perfect gift box for you. 

Finding presents for men can be tricky, so allow us to introduce you to The Gentleman’s Gift Box! This contains a stylish cashmere-feel scarf, lightweight cotton socks and a bar of handmade Gentleman’s Soap with peppermint and lemon essential oils. Shop yours here

For her

If you’re on the hunt for a Valentine’s Day gift for a horse-loving lady then how about the Soft & Cosy Gift Box? It’s packed with goodies to help you cope with the stresses and strains that winter has on our bodies so it’s ideal for horse-loving ladies! The gift box contains the most beautifully soft alpaca wool socks which will keep those feet warm on the coldest winter nights plus vegan hand cream and lip butter from British brand Blushberry Organics. Take a closer look here

For the horse? 

If your horse is the love of your life then surely you’ll want to treat them to a Valentine’s Day gift? Hooves & Love have a gorgeous selection of grooming and horse care goodies but the Naturally Clean Box is our favourite. It’s packed with a range of grooming products. These include a wooden-backed dandy brush, Topline Naturals horse shampoo and leather balm and a microfibre towel for polishing the coat to a gleaming shine! Snap yours up here.  

Don’t forget that Hooves & Love can personalise all gift boxes with the name of the recipient and includes a hand-written greetings card with every order. Plus, with their “create your own’ option you can add in extra goodies, such as the Hooves & Love chocolate bar…! The perfect Valentine’s Day gift for horse lovers? We think so!