That special event is approaching…and you haven’t a clue as to what to get for your special gift recipient. If that special person has pets, you may have struck gold! Pet gifts are a great way to honor that special event in your loved one’s life, as most people consider their cats, dogs and other pets to be bona fide family members, and appreciate attention given them.
Practical, whimsical or home deco items with cat or dog themes are favorites of most pet people. Pillows, boxes or pictures of cats or dogs can enhance their decor, while serving practical purposes. Coasters, artwork and prints that you can also frame for that special touch are also appealing, while t-shirts, robes and other apparel with feline and canine embellishment can win them over.
Also on the practical, yet creative side, consider purchasing a notebook with protective sleeves and slip in a photo or collage of their favorite furry friends. This personalized item can serve to hold special pet records, pet photos, journal or diary entries, or any number of unique purposes.
Pet clothes are popular and fun and can become superb Christmas gifts for dog and cat lovers. Blankets or bedding that can be specially embroidered with the cat’s or dog’s name are other appreciated pet gift ideas.
Create a unique pet gift basket. Select specialty foods that the owner might not ordinarily buy. Look for organic, healthy tidbits and gourmet cans of cat or dog food. Add some fun cat or dog toys, feeding dishes or accessories, and how about a gift card at their favorite pet supply store?
You could prepare a pet spa-basket with safe, non-toxic shampoos, pet combs and brushes, a supply of ear or eye treatments from the vet, or hairball remedies for the cat lover in your life. Add a sparkling touch with a bejeweled collar –but it must be a break-away kind, in the event that the beloved dog or cat should get it caught on something! Wrap it all up in a special basket, decorative tin or fancy gift bag.
Gifts for the pet lover that highlight the special pets’ place in their lives will win favor. Enter their Fluffy or Fido in a pet contest, schedule a special photo shoot, or transform their pet’s countenance into a ‘mug-shot’ on a cup, plate, tote bag or t-shirt or create a handy calendar. Check out your local photo service centers for specialty items you can give with that special pet’s picture adorning it.
Pet gifts that help the bottom line and serve to keep their pets healthy are sure to please! Provide a health insurance policy, which can be researched with local vets or online. Give a book or course that teaches how to care for one’s pet at home and how to know when a vet’s help must be sought.
Good, safe, healthy nutrition, especially with all the pet food recall disasters we’ve suffered, are another fine way to show you care and keep vet bills in line. Select an assortment of healthy, organic chow from a local pet supply or search online. And why not make some yourself? Whip up a batch in your own kitchen, following recipes closely to assure nutritional balance, and prepare a special gift box or basket. Add in a pet recipe book so that the pets’ companion can prepare wholesome, safe meals in the future as well!
Good, natural homemade food for ourselves as well as our pets can’t be beat! And they can serve their pets with peace of mind and keep them healthier for a longer life of special companionship. What better gift than one such as this, right from the heart?
These gift ideas for pet lovers have hopefully cranked up your radar to find that special gift for the pet owners in your life. Let your imagination be stoked along with your knowledge of the pets, and you will surely find just the right gifts for your “A-list” dog lovers and cat lovers — and the pets alike!