By Bailey Bianco, AmWager

thechristmasgiftgivingguideAs Christmas draws nearer, it’s easy to get lost in the season’s hustle and bustle. Between travel, holiday parties and family reunions big or small, thinking about gift giving can often fall to the bottom of your to-do list. Let’s face it, picking out the perfect present can be hard! But don’t fear, we’ve got the perfect gift guide for those horse racing lovers in your life.

First, anything Breeder’s Cup. This year’s Breeders’ Cup was one for the ages. The world’s best equine athletes battled it out in races filled with fields of champions. With victories and upsets, horse racing stars became household names. To commemorate the excitement of this year’s Breeders’ Cup, we suggest apparel for the Thoroughbred racing fan in your life.

Get your horseplayer a 2016 Championship jacket or hat embroidered with the name of their favorite horse for a guaranteed conversation starter wherever they go. (Plus, the Breeders’ Cup shop offers free shipping!) Shop Here: http://ow.ly/9rXv306RFkl.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. How about a framed picture of your horseplayer’s favorite racehorse? With your help, and a little bit of Christmas magic, gift them the chance to bring home their very own Thoroughbred. (Deep down we all want a pony for Christmas.) Check out the BloodHorse Photo Store for that perfect shot to frame for display here: http://ow.ly/dYB6306S6H7

Next, a portable phone charger. Not only do charging gadgets come in handy while traveling to the track, they are also useful as a spectator. Online wagering, picture taking, filming and uploads to social media can wear your battery down in no time. With the racing day starting at morning workouts, make sure your racing fan stays connected ‘til the last horse crosses the finish line with a portable phone charger. There are plenty of sizes, colors, and capacities to choose from. Get One Here: http://ow.ly/lukn306RFaf.

Speaking of using your phone… we also suggest a cell phone camera attachment. With an attachable camera lens that fits in your race lover’s pocket, purse, or program holder, they’ll be shooting with the pros! No more pixelated and fuzzy photos. Not to mention, better zoom for not having to convince friends and family that the microscopic speck of chestnut on your phone screen really is California Chrome. Buy Here: http://ow.ly/rFkh306RGgT.

If the weather is frightful, give your horse racing fan the opportunity to curl up on the couch with a good book. It is winter after all! Some of our favorites include best seller, American Pharoah: The Untold Story of the Triple Crown Winner’s Legendary Rise by Joe Drape (http://ow.ly/Etdc306RN9i), Horse of a Different Color by Jim Squires (http://ow.ly/OwVV306RMk5) and, of course, Seabiscut: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand (http://ow.ly/qSET306RMSD).

For the horse loving ladies in your life, a simple – yet timeless – horseshoe necklace. This gift will give a subtle, yet apparent reminder to those around her, that she can always talk horse. Gold, silver, platinum – all holiday and jewelry classics that she’ll treasure forever. And, as an added-bonus, the horseshoe will give her luck on picking winners in every race! Purchase Here: http://ow.ly/kRWZ306RFYx.

Last, but certainly not least, good ‘ole money. You can’t really go wrong here. When all else fails give your horse racing lover money to fund their Advance-Deposit-Wagering (ADW) account at www.amwager.com. Besides, what’s better than a winning ticket sponsored by you? Maybe they’ll even share their earnings… or not.