If you've given the cowboy in your life the requisite boots and cowboy hat for his birthday each year, it's time to find a new gift idea for him. Surprise your cowboy with a more creative gift that still pays homage to his love of ranching, horseback riding and country-line dancing. A fun, quirky cowboy-related gift may spark his interest or even send him on the cowboy trip of his dreams.
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Personalised Saloon Sign
Get the cowboy in your life a personalised saloon sign that has his name as the saloon owner and decorative western themes all over it. For instance if your cowboy friend's name is Tom, you can get a saloon sign that says, "Saddle Up to Tom's Saloon, Est. 2010." The cowboy can put the sign over his home bar if he has one. You can find personalised saloon signs for sale from several different online companies.
Working Ranch Vacation
If your friend is only a cowboy in his heart, send him on vacation to a real working ranch to live out his cowboy fantasies. Working ranches are located all over the United States. Be sure to send him to a ranch that emulates as closely as possible the life a real cowboy ranch hand: doing cattle drives, roping steer and caring for horses.
Send your cowboy friend to the rodeo to watch up close and personal cowboys competing against each other in several types of events. Competitions include bull riding, calf roping, steer wrestling and team roping. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association lists the schedule for professional rodeo shows on its website.
Western Movie Collection
For the cowboy who loves old western movies, get your him a set of the top five westerns of all time in the best format possible. If he has a Blu-ray DVD player for instance, give him five restored classic western movies such as "High Noon" and "The Searchers." The American Film Institute has a list of the top 10 best westerns on its website.
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