51 Best Holiday Gifts for Animal Lovers
Not sure what to get the dog lover or crazy cat lady in your life? Chances are they want something that helps them celebrate the love they have for their favorite little friend, so we put this list of the best holiday gifts for animal lovers together just for you.
For the on-the-go pet parent
If the person on your list is constantly taking her dog (or other pets) on long walks, it’s no secret that she’s probably short on hands. The FreshStart DogiPack is a hands-free system that helps streamline pet walking by offering all sorts of helpful compartments in a trendy belt-bag style. Plus, it’s pretty affordable and made our list of Christmas gifts for people who are impossible to shop for.
For the outdoor pet lover
If the person on your list has a giant yard, impressive dog run, or just loves spending time outdoors with their furry best friend, they’ll make great use of a watering helper called the Pawcet. It lets pets control when they need fresh water (or just some fun time) and the tap of a paw, simplifying your life and theirs.
Adorable tags are always a win
If the human best friend side of the equation loves a dose of humor, they’ll love collar tags from If It Barks, like this witty “I chase squirrels” version. The brand also has slightly more, ahem, colorful versions that you’ll get a kick out of too. Don’t miss their customization option for cute collars and leashes, including their signature Martingale collar that helps with training. We’re loving the reflective strips for nighttime safety.
Something to keep them smiling, even at work
If your pet-obsessed friends can’t stop thinking of their furball at home, they’ll love sipping their coffee, tea, and other drinks at the office from a Tervis tumbler loaded with adorable pups (they also have other animal versions). It’s heat-safe, cold-safe, and dishwasher-safe.
A travel-worthy tote
Sure, this Sea Bags tote is great as an airport carry-on or a day-to-day shopping bag, but it’s also an ideal way to bring all the cutest pet-essentials like snacks, water, and tennis balls to the beach or just about anywhere else you might want to go on a day off with Fido. The brand is known for using recycled boat sails in their construction, making the bags sturdy, virtually weather-proof, and hard to chew through (if that’s a problem for you, anyway).
For the one who loves opening cards
Is there anything more delightfully respectful than a person who takes the time to open and actually read the card attached to a gift? Hardly, which is why a pop-up pet card from Lovepop will surely create some ear-to-ear smiles. It’s a fun, memorable token for pet-lovers of all ages, and comes in both cat and dog varieties.
Gift a night of pet painting and wine
Courtesy Muse Paintbar
All animal lovers that are lucky enough to have a pet in their family love to display pictures of them around their home. What better way to show off your pet than a hand painted picture of them. This holiday season, get them a gift card to Muse Paintbar so they can participate in their Paint Your Pet Night. Muse is a paint and sip studio with 30 locations that span throughout New England, the Tri-State area, and the Mid-Atlantic region. Before the session, guests send Muse a picture of their pet which they print on an enlarged image that sticks to the canvas. They use a new, custom LUMIFY backlit process, that projects the pet image on to the canvas, making for easy tracing. It’s perfect for any pet lover in your life!
For the playful cat lady
She’ll get an enormous kick out of watching her cat get both playtime and snack time in at once with a Temptations Snacky Mouse. It’s an adorable cat toy that doubles as a tartar-fighting cat treat dispenser, and makes connecting to a purrball loads of fun, and very affordable.
Sharing is caring
Sometimes that means tossing a literal bone-treat to your best friend while you sit outside at a favorite cafe or enjoy a picnic in the park. Greenies Flavors Dental Dog Treats are an easy way to bulk-buy Fido’s faves and know that they’re fighting plaque, tartar, and gross dog breath issues. Believe it or not, they’re bursting with minty-fresh flavor, too, and loaded with easy-to-digest ingredients. Now just imagine making a DIY doggie advent calendar filled with these!
For the true doggy gourmet
Maybe the person on your list counts themselves as a true chef and lover of all things gourmet, or maybe they just like the idea of feeding their pooch the healthiest and freshest ingredients. Grocery Pup sells homemade-style doggy meals brimming with good-for-Fido ingredients like non-GMO veggies and gluten-free meat stews. Their most popular is a turkey pawella stew that seems to be totally drool-worthy.