Holiday Gift Guide: Pawsome Pet Gifts
Our holiday gift guide for the four-legged friends (and pet lovers) on your list
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Deck the halls with boughs of… kibble. It’s gift-giving time, and even your pet (or maybe I should say especially your pet) deserves something that’s just for them. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas or something else, you’ll find a product (or more) in this pet gifts guide specifically designed to make your pet’s fury dreams come true.
Faux-Fur Shag Puff Luxury Dog Bed
Soft and cozy enough for little dogs to burrow in yet big enough for larger breeds to spread out, this faux-fur dog bed—available in five sizes—is overstuffed with hypoallergenic memory-foam fiberfill. There’s an orthopedic version, too. Either would make your dog do a barking holiday dance (from $189.99, animalsmatter.com).
Stuffed with organically grown catnip, these kitty toys come in seasonal motifs such as a stocking, tree, dreidel and candy cane and make the purr-fect gift. They promise to drive your feline crazy—in the very best way, of course (from $9.35, facebook.com/yeowwwcatnip).
Available in three models (some with interchangeable lenses), this anti-fog, shatterproof, pooch-specific eyewear offers 100% UV protection and comes in various sizes to fit any breed—from Chihuahuas to Great Danes. They’re perfect for a day of play at the park or for a car ride on a hang-your-head-out-the-window kind of a day (from $20.89, woof.doggles.com).
Pet Gear Inc. I-GO and GO2 Bags
These carriers—meant for small dogs (the largest size is 22 inches tall)—are a car seat, a backpack and a bag with a telescoping handle and wheels so they can roll. Now there’s no excuse not to take your woofer with you wherever your next adventure may take you (from $38.56, petgearinc.com).
Prevue Pet Products Cat Scratchers
These whimsical scratchers are the cat’s meow! Help your kitty relieve stress, have fun and keep her claws in good condition. The Bounce n’ Spring features a jute-wrapped post and plush springs and swat toys to encourage play ($35.99, overstock.com). Additionally, the new Flower Power offers a cozy tulip-shaped spot for your tuckered-out feline to nap ($78.99).
Necoichi Cat Carriers
Light as a kitten and super affordable, the Ultralite Pop-Up carrier features feline-shaped mesh panels, making travel—on a plane or in the car—a more nurturing experience for scared-y cats. It also folds easily and fits in a drawer, on a shelf, even under the car seat ($25, amazon.com). If your kitty is accompanying you during your holiday travel, you might also consider the matching Stress-Free Cat Cage. The pop-up “hotel” is large enough for two cats and a litter box ($50).
For the pup with a discerning palate, gift all-natural, gluten-free, vegan peanut butter-and-coconut or limited-edition pumpkin-spice dog biscuits, which are freshly-baked by a private chef in Oceanside. These goodies also make a thoughtful hostess gift for those dog-owning friends and family you may be visiting this season (from $6.95, dextersdeli.com).
Doggie Water 2Go
Toss one of these portable, recyclable, electrolyte- and mineral-enhanced water cups in your backpack before a hike, in your bag before a day at dog beach or in your purse before lunch with friends on a pup-friendly patio to ensure that your dog stays safely hydrated when the two of you are out and about (from $19.92 for eight, doggiewater2go.com).