I am running an AKC Hunt Test this fall, and it's common practice around here to offer the judges a gift as thanks for their commitment to the club and sport.
I'm looking for creative ideas for around $50. There are 3 men and 1 woman as a judge. All are very involved in campaigning dogs in hunt tests and field trials, so they likely already have every gadget and gismo related to dogs.
We often give a bird bag with a brass name tag on it to the judges.
I was given an entry in a Hunt Test by the club. One club even gave two. It applied to either the weekend I judged or the next time the club held a Hunt Test. Since I was putting titles on a few dogs it was well appriciated.