I admit, my pets always have a present under the tree. Also, many of the gifts with my name on the tag are also pet-themed. My house is covered in black cats and white dog pillows, figures and artwork. So this year, I’ve rounded up some of the best pet-themed holiday gifts out there in case you need the perfect gift for you and your pet.

For the humans:

The Tiniest Tiger Hipster and the Canine Cool Hipster

These bags were selected to be included in the 2012 Academy Awards Swag Bag to the Stars. I can see why as I use my bag almost every day. The crossbody hipster comes in black (cat) or dark gray (dog) quilted animal designs, has a handy front zip pocket, and two inside slip pockets. The bag is machine washable and can be tumbled dry. I’ve had to wash mine once already due to a cat hairball incident and it came out of the washing machine as good as new. Plus, a portion of each sale goes to global big cat conservation. To learn more, go to: http://triple-t-studios.com/

The Dogtipper Dog & Cat Rescue Coloring & Activity Book

For the young animal lovers in your life, this 20-page book features an upbeat look at shelter and rescue adoption. Included in the coloring book are five special activity pages including mazes, word search, and dot to dot. Plus, 20 percent of all proceeds are donated to a rescue/shelter selected by readers in the DogTipper Rescue Donation Program. To learn more, go to: http://www.dogtipper.com/barkonomics/our-coloring-book



Celebrating Dogs: Share, Remember, Cherish by Jim McCann

This is a great stocker stuffer for your pet-loving friends. The author Jim McCann is actually the founder of 1-800-flowers. This book is a collection of heartwarming, quirky and incredible stories about dogs from his customers and employees. Also, all throughout the book are fascinating dog facts. There are many funny stories, including the dog that got his nose stuck in a peanut butter jar. To learn more, go to: http://ww11.1800flowers.com


For the pets:

Rachel Ray Nutrish – Soup Bones Treats

These are favorites for my puppies. They are long-lasting chews made with no meat byproducts, artificial colors or flavors. They come in three flavors including beef and barley, turkey and rice, and chicken and veggies. Plus, proceeds from this treat purchase and other Rachel Ray pet products help fund Rachel’s Rescue. This animal organization has raised over $3 million since its inception and it awards grants to help animals in need.  To learn more, go to:  www.nutrishforpets.com


JW Pets Toys

These toys are all-time favorites for my two dogs. They have toys for all sizes of dogs, cats, and even birds. Also, they are very affordable and are made in the U.S. A favorite JW Toy in my house is the crackle ball. In the middle of the toy is a ball made of water bottle material. This provides the toy with the texture and sounds of a plastic bottle when played with but is much more durable. To learn more, go to: www.jwpet.com



Hot Dogs All Dressed – Hydro Collar

We received this collar earlier this year as a product review on our website, and Preston has worn it almost every day since. These collars are made of a durable plastic-type material that looks like leather. They are waterproof, and more importantly, stink-proof. They are also customizable with different collars and different decorations you can select to go around the collar including, sports balls, butterflies, ducks, stars in all colors, bones, flags, crowns, flowers, paws, peace signs, hearts, and even some glow-in-the-dark bones. Plus, they are very reasonable priced as well. To learn more, go to: http://www.hotdogsalldressed.com/

Cat Lickety Stik

Looking for a treat that won’t add calories to your cat’s diet but that your cat won’t stick their nose up to? Lickety Stick is your answer. It’s a liquid pet treat-to-go in a special container with a rollerball top that delivers just the right amount of treat to your cat. When we first tried out the Lickety Stick, we were afraid that the cats just wouldn’t get it. But within a matter of minutes, they were licking the rollerball to get more treats. As a bonus, there is only one calorie per 20 licks. To learn more, go to: http://www.petsafe.net/products/pet-treats/lickety-stik


This is one toy that will make your cats go crazy! The toy hangs on any standard doorknob, is battery-operated, and can run for hours. A long string is sewn to a soft, flat elastic “conveyor belt” which constantly rotates to bring the string out and then back in.  Even if the string is caught, the string will automatically begin to rotate again after it has been released. The moving string will be irresistible to even your laziest cat!



We hope these pet suggestions make your holiday shopping just a little bit easier. But remember, no matter what you give this holiday season, the most important gift you can ever give is quality time with your family, friends and pets.


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3 Responses to Do You Buy Gifts for Your Pets?

  1. Anne Boodheshwar Anne Boodheshwar says:

    My dog and his doggie friends are getting peanut-butter bones.
    Love the cat toy for the door…how cool!

  2. Adriana says:

    YES!!! My mom buys our pets presents too. Cats get a cat treat in their stocking from “Santa paws” and our dog gets a new bone :) Love it.. its cute fun!

  3. Rebecca Pope-Ruark says:

    Our kitties always get new catnip mousies from us and the grandparents!

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