Looking for a unique gift for your pet or animal-loving friend this holiday season? Here’s our round-up of great gifts for every canine, feline, or pet lover on your list.
Gifts for a canine companion or favorite feline
Every pet likes a new toy during the holidays, but your dog’s typical tennis ball or rope toy might be ready for an upgrade. Treat toys like Bark Busters’ GameChanger are both entertaining and enriching for your pet. They are also a great option for a dog who easily gets bored or anxious while you’re away, or a cat looking for some extra exercise and mental stimulation. Treat toys come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and complexity to match almost every pet’s ability level.
For those fancy felines or couture canines looking for fashion-forward gift, jazz up your cat or dog’s collar with a bow tie, bandana, or fabric flower this holiday season. Make sure there aren’t any small loose pieces and your pet doesn’t mind the extra fabric. A new leash, collar, or harness for your dog is also a great excuse to get outside, show off, and spend some extra time together. If your dog isn’t the best behaved on a leash, training tools like the WaggWalker dog harness will help you and your pet fall into step together and create an even better opportunity to spend some quality time together.
For the tech-savvy pet owner
Do you ever wonder what your pet is up to when you aren’t home? A pet cam can help solve the mystery for you or a friend! Systems like Petcube allow you to monitor, speak to, and play with your pet remotely through an app.
Keep a closer eye on your pet’s needs with apps and pet trackers like BabelBark. Store all of your pet’s health details and information in your pocket while you track their health and fitness goals. The app can even offer reminders for veterinarian appointments and share information with your favorite veterinarian or pet business about your pet’s health.
For the pet owner always on the go
You can still give your pet the best, even if you don’t have a ton of time. Upgrade their dinner to a veterinarian-approved gourmet meal that’s just as easy as giving them a scoop of dry food. JustFoodForDogs offers packaged meals for pet owners who want to give their pets a home-cooked meal but don’t have time to make two dinners each night. They also sell healthy treats made with ingredients like pumpkin and peanut butter if you’re just looking for something small. They even have food for cats!
Is your friend or family member always asking you to take care of their pooch while they’re away? Have they avoided a much-needed vacation because they’re afraid to leave their pet behind? A gift card to a pet-sitting service like Dog Vacay can be a great way to give their pooch a home away from home, even if you aren’t available to host. Dog Vacay even offers an adorable gift box with a leash, toy, portable bowl and poop bag holder, gift card and more to set them up for a great stay.
For the artsy or sentimental pet owner
Give your friend or family member a piece of custom jewelry to celebrate and remember their pet, even when they can’t be by their side. Dimples offers customized paw print and nose print necklaces, charms, and more that are a unique reminder of how special their pet is to them.
Commissioning a custom pet portrait is also a great way to honor a pet and can make for a great art piece in the home.
For the responsible pet owner
Give your friends and family a worry-free holiday season with medical insurance from Trupanion. The holidays are an especially hectic time of year, so it’s important to be prepared for unexpected trips to the veterinarian. When it comes to your pet, peace of mind is priceless, and the holidays are a perfect time to give your pet or friend the gift of Trupanion.