For dogs, for cats, for pet parents, for animal lovers, for all! Here’s our annual 2018 gift guide to help cut through the clutter.
For the Tough Talker: Custom Patched Dog Battle Jacket
We first spotted this denim vest on Instagram and were smitten! Even the littlest pup will look tough and hearty in these vests. Ships globally. ($109.95 AUD at Pethaus.com.au)
For the Adventurer: Pendleton National Park Dog Coat
Warm and fuzzy for those cold days on the trail, this pup coat also helps support national parks.
For the Chewer: Smokehouse USA 5″ Braided Pizzle Sticks Dog Treats
Be warned: these are not the odor-free ones (find those here). These 5” braided pizzles will give your pup a good hour of chew-time; more if you’ve got a less vigorous chomper! ($3.99/ea at Chewy.com)
Pet parents take note: do not give your dog a bone from the holiday table as a “present.” They can be choking hazards and can puncture your dog’s GI tract.
A Hiding Spot to Scratch Claws: Hot Cocoa Double Decker Cat Scratcher
This adorable gingerbready-cocoa-stand kitty house satisfies the urge to scratch but also gives your kitty a little privacy. Plus, it would look so cute next to the tree! ($16.99 at Target)
For the Snack-Lover: Catnip Purrito
Got a feisty kitty who shares your love for burritos? This PURRito is designed to take a beating and is brimming with catnip and silver vine.
For the Snuggly Snoozer: “Things Cats Will Destroy” Floor Pillow
These floor pillows are overstuffed to never lose shape, spot-cleanable, and available either round or square. While you may think you’re buying it for yourself, this is really a present for your leisure-loving feline.
For Both Cats & Dogs
For Full Bellies: NomNomNow Fresh Pet Food
One of our fave fresh pet food companies, NomNomNow, provides home delivered meals for both dogs and cats. If that’s not enough, they have treat bundles for your beloved critter: pets get one bag each of Pork & Pumpkin, Chicken Jerky, and Beef Jerky treat and a collapsible water bowl. ($35 at NomNomNow.com).
For Safe & Secure Pets: Healthy Paws Pet Insurance
From swallowing socks to breaking a hip, Healthy Paws Pet Insurance makes sure you can say “yes” to treatments that might otherwise be extremely expensive. You can start by getting a free quote to see your monthly premium. After 15 days, the proverbial bubble wrap can come off, and your best furry friend is covered! (Cats start at $15/mo and dogs start at $30/mo; HealthyPaws.com)
For Pet Parents & Pet-Obsessives
For the Stylish PP: Jewelry from Carrie Cramer
These lovely, chic necklaces bear the silhouette of your favorite dog or cat breed, or you can customize a pendant to match your own little furball. (Starts at $195 at CarrieCramer.com)
For the Proud Pet Parent: Customized Renaissance Pet Portrait
For the proudest pet parent out there, get a customized portrait of your best furry friend. Answer questions later. ($19.99 at BemBemPrints on Etsy.com)
For the Often Overlooked Cat Dad: Best Cat Dad Ever Shirt
Self-explanatory, this shirt is worth it for the “crazy cat dad” who just wants a little recognition this holiday season! ($19.85 at BoredKoalas on Etsy.com)
Know Someone with a Big Furry Family? Get ‘em these.
“Hope You Like Cats” and “Hope You Like Dogs” welcome mats are available for those with more than just one cat or dog in their life. Another favorite: “We hope you brought wine and dog treats.” ($36.99 at NinetoWineDesign on Etsy.com)
For the True Animal Lover: ‘Saving Lucy’ by Ishbel Rose Holmes
When Ishbel Rose Holmes was biking across Turkey, she came across a street dog named Lucy who had been attacked by other dogs. She rescued the pup and changed her life forever. Her novel tells the tale of Lucy’s unconditional love and how the two found “home” in each other. ($12.76 at Amazon.com)
For Crafty Pet Parents: Woof & the Gang ‘Alley Cat’ Knitting Kit
Wool & the Gang launched a pet line aptly called “Woof & the Gang” and it is so cute! This kit helps knitters create a very cute little toy for their pet.
For Your Vet: Vets Against Insanity Card Game
(Well, depending on your vet)
This humorous card game from DVM360 is for vets “who recently thought, ‘I’ll have to laugh about this so I don’t cry’.” Much like Cards Against Humanity, this only slightly scandalous card game has vets and vet techs cracking up. ($35 at IndustryMatter.com)
Don’t forget that donations go a long with this holiday season! Gift an organization that helps to save homeless pets – it’s easy to find one nearby or you can always donate to one of our favorites, Pawsitive Alliance. Additionally, people and pets displaced by the wildfires this year need a helping hand (or paw) too.
Whatever holiday you may celebrate, pet health insurance goes a long way year round to make sure you save up to 90% on vet bills and can say “yes” to life-saving procedures. Find out more by getting a free quote.