25 Best Personalized Pet Gifts for Dog and Cat Lovers
If you’re shopping for a hopelessly devoted pet parent, we’ve got the perfect gift ideas for you!
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Perfect presents for the pet-obsessed
Since the start of the pandemic, pet adoptions have surged across the country to the point that many shelters have even run out of animals. This is not only good news for the canines and felines out there who need homes, but also for all of the new pet owners: Multiple studies have found that pets can boost your health in all sorts of ways, including helping to reduce anxiety and depression. Know someone who’s the proud new parent of a fur baby or someone who’s had pets forever and is completely obsessed? You’re in the right place. These personalized pet gifts are just the thing for that special someone—even if that special someone is you!
So, what kinds of items can you find? Everything from cozy throw blankets and pillows printed with a pet’s picture to jewelry and phone covers customized in honor of your recipient’s dog, cat, ferret, fish, chinchilla…you get the drift. Perhaps best of all, aside from being adorable, most of these gifts are also incredibly affordable. While you’re shopping, you’ll also want to check out these other great gifts for dog lovers.
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West & Willow Pet Portrait
Back in the old days, commissioning a portrait of your pet was reserved for the wealthy. However, thanks to West & Willow, you can have a customized illustration of your pooch, feline, or fish (or all of the above) hanging in a frame on your wall—for as little as $60. The process to create this personalized pet gift is simple: Upload a photo, and then pick the background (from plaid to plain), frame color, and size. One of West & Willow’s digital illustrators will work some magic, and two to three weeks later, your modern-looking artwork can be hanging over your sofa! Here are more genius best friend gifts that show just how well you know your BFF.
Petsies Custom Face Mask
We all need to wear face masks, so why not make the experience a little more enjoyable? These fun double-layered masks can be personalized with your pet’s adorable mug, as well as the design theme of your choice. (For example, you can turn your cat into a unicorn or place your pup alongside some pink doughnuts.) They also feature adjustable straps, making them super comfortable, and can be tossed in the wash with your other masks. If you’re looking to round out your collection, check out these super stylish face masks, too.
If My Dog Could Talk Personalized Story Book
Buying for a pint-sized dog lover? You can’t go wrong with a book about dogs that happens to be written about your little one’s pup. Shutterfly partnered with I See Me and author Maia Haag on this adorable book about what life is like from a pooch’s perspective. Personalize it with the dog’s name and an illustrated representation, and then add fun details like family members’ names and your very own message. Got a cat lover in your life? Opt for the kitty version, If My Cat Could Talk, which is a similar story with a little more catitude. Make sure your child’s library is also filled with these 100 children’s books everyone should read at least once.
MyPetPrints Phone Case
We all love showing off our pets, and we all love using our phones, so why not combine these two great loves? This custom-made pet photo phone case is seriously adorable. All you do is send in a photo of your pet and choose the background, and within a few days, you’ll receive sample artwork to approve. FYI, you can order this for a variety of iPhone and Galaxy models. Here are another 15 cell phone accessories you’ll end up using every day.
MyPetsDecor Custom Stemless Wine Glass
For the ultimate in relaxation, cuddle up with your pup…and a glass of vino featuring his cute face right on it! This 15-ounce stemless wine glass is roomy enough for a sizable pour of your favorite beverage, and better yet, you can toss it in the dishwasher when you’re done. The picture is made with UV-cured ink, so the image won’t fade, even over time. You can print only one pet per glass, but of course, if you have multiple pets, you can always order multiple glasses! By the way, did you know that you can cut a cake with just a wine glass?
My Petsies Pillow
Unfortunately, you can’t take your furry BFF everywhere with you—but now you can at least be reminded of him with this clever, customized pet pillow that’s shaped like your buddy. These huggable, cuddly pillows are printed on both sides from the photograph of your choice and are available in three different sizes. Try these 13 ideas to get your cat to like you. (Surprisingly, getting a pillow with her face on it is not on the list.)
MyPupSocks Photo Socks
Wear your heart on your sleeve and your furry companion on your feet with these custom pet socks, available in every color imaginable. All you have to do is take a photo of your pet in good lighting and upload it. A team of designers will do all the hard work, placing that cute face in a repeating pattern. A few weeks and about $15 later, you’ll be wearing your pet socks. If your feet are always cold, you’ll also want to invest in a few of these warm socks worth buying for winter.
Wisdoy Personalized Pet Necklace
Having your prized pet transformed into a piece of jewelry is a lot more affordable than you might expect. For less than $30, you can own a sterling silver necklace not only shaped like your pet but also with their black-and-white photo engraved on it. You can even personalize the back with text engraving. Here are more of our favorite personalized gifts that really go the extra mile.
Personalized Favors Reversible Sequin Pillow
A great personalized pet gift for the young—or the young at heart—this custom flip-sequin pillow will add a touch of fun and whimsy to your home. Choose from a bunch of fun colors, and get ready to play virtual peek-a-boo with your cutie-pie. Before you check out, you might also want to pick up a few of these pet products with nearly perfect reviews on Amazon.
Veelu Personalized Throw Blanket
Every dog owner is in possession of a dog blanket—you know, that one favorite blanket that’s technically yours but your pooch loves to cuddle on or under. Now you can really give them their own cozy throw, emblazoned with their photo. These soft fleece blankets are available in a bunch of colors and sizes, and they make for the perfect gift for any pet lover. For more cozy cuddles, find the best dog bed for every type of pooch.
MyPupSocks Welcome Mat
Let the world know whose house this is. These super fun doormats—which have a durable, heat-resistant, non-woven fabric top and neoprene rubber non-slip backing—can be customized with your pet’s (or pets plural!) name and photo. These are the tech gadgets every pet owner needs.
Oliver Gal Pet Warhol
If you’re into modern art, à la Andy Warhol, then this personalized pop-art canvas is going to transform your home into a gallery. Not sure what photo to use? Get some inspiration from these hilarious dog and cat photos.
My Sticker Face Stickers
Most of us don’t really grow out of our love for stickers. While you might not be into sticking Disney Princess or Hot Wheels stickers all over your home and on letters, these custom sheets of stickers featuring your pet will satisfy your sticky obsession. Don’t miss these 21 cat memes that you’ll laugh at every time.
Emotional Life Customized Key Chain
These clever key chains are basically tiny custom pillows on a ring, allowing you to carry your beloved pet around with you, wherever you go. They also make for a stellar personalized pet gift due to the low price point and high wow factor. Find out the 17 things your cat would love to tell you.
Super Socks Boxer Shorts
Because you can get pretty much anything you want with your pet’s face on it, custom pet underwear is a thing. These boxer shorts are made out of soft and stretchy cotton, and they’re available in 14 colors and five sizes.
Super Socks Pajamas
Even if you don’t let your pet sleep in your bed, now they can be there with you in spirit. These custom-made pet pajamas—available for both men and women—are comprised of a pair of black sleeping shorts and a shirt emblazoned with your furry friend’s face on repeat. Find out what a dog’s sleeping position reveals about its personality.
Doggie Delights Personalized Pet Treat Jar
While your dog probably already knows exactly where you keep his treats, these customizable jars add a fun little touch. In addition to having your pet’s name printed on the front, you get to choose from one of five colors. Incredibly well made out of heavy, chip-resistant stoneware, this jar is topped off with an airtight lid to keep treats crunchy and fresh. Try filling it with these simple homemade dog treats your pupper will love.
Dog Stuff Plaque with Hooks
You will never lose your pet’s leash again with this customizable board. Add whatever words you want to this handy hanging plaque, which is available in five colors and features five convenient hooks, perfect for leashes, collars, and other random dog stuff.
Definition of My Dog Blanket
How would you define your dog? This creative blanket distills your sentiments about your canine companion in dictionary style. Add your pup’s name, pronunciation, and three fun facts or characteristics that make him fabulously unique. And it’s not just clever. This super-soft fleece blanket is so big and cozy, it will quickly become your new favorite. Cuddle up under it with your pup and read these 50 fun facts about dogs you never knew.
Mixbook Pet Book by Black Lamb Studio
Photo books are always a great idea, whether you’re creating them for yourself or your loved ones. And we’d venture to say they’re even better—or at least more surprising—when they’re created to commemorate the special pet in someone’s life. These Mixbooks start at just $15.99 and are available in a dog or cat format, as well as various shapes, sizes, finishes, and cover styles. Each book offers adorable illustrations and quips (“meowtains of love” and “pawsome,” to name two), but most importantly, lots of photos.
Printy Pets Custom Pet Print Hoodie
You will never have to leave home without your BFF (best furry friend) if you have this fabulous hoodie. (Sort of.) Be prepared to be stopped in public with “oh, how adorable!” comments just as often as you are when your pet is physically with you. Speaking of adorable, you won’t want to miss these pictures of the 50 cutest dog breeds as puppies.
Yappy Personalized Book: Where’s Your Cat? Adventures in Meowtown
If you like the “Where’s Waldo?” series, you’ll pawsitively love this clever book that asks the same question about your cat after she gets lost in the fictitious Meowtown. Illustrated by Rod Hunt, it offers 30 pages of feline fun for the whole family. While the illustrations aren’t custom, you will surely find a doppelgänger of your cat, as there are several colors and breeds to choose from.
The Original Plush Cuddle Clone
While pricier than other items in our roundup, this handmade and completely custom creation is totally worth it for the right person. It’s the stuffed-animal version of your pet, and you seriously won’t believe how realistic it is. Handcrafted from high-quality faux fur, it’s also oh-so-cuddly. Just keep it away from your actual pets, as they might think it’s a chew toy. Instead, keep your dog happily occupied with these indestructible dog toys even the toughest Fido can’t break.
MyPhotoSocks Face Mash Apron
A dog’s favorite place may very well be in the kitchen—especially when you’re making something irresistible. Even if you want to keep them out while you cook, they can be there in culinary spirit with these custom aprons. It’s a budget-friendly gift option with a quick turnaround time, and your pet-obsessed family member or friend will think of you every time they make a meal.
SassyDogFashions Plaid Padded Dog Harness
Dapper is the word you’ll use to describe your pup when he wears this stylish plaid harness. Write his name or monogram in the font and thread color of your choice and he’ll be the envy of all the dogs on the block. Don’t own a harness? It’s high time to get one, especially for dogs who tend to pull on the leash. Here are more of the best dog harnesses for every kind of dog.
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