Why should humans have all the fun? Spoil your favorite pet this holiday season with gifts! These days, presents for pooches go beyond dog treats and funny hats. Don’t believe us? Here’s our 2018 holiday gift guide for pets!
Pet Subscription Services
You’re probably familiar with the monthly subscription boxes by now—after all, they’re popular in the beauty, food, and lifestyle industries too! For a more-than-reasonable monthly fee (usually around $20-$30 + free shipping), you’ll receive a box every month with treats, accessories, and toys for your dog!
Some boxes like Dapper Dog Box and Bark Box are themed. That way, you can skip a month if there’s a particular theme that doesn’t suit yours or your dogs’ fancy. Dapper Dog Box, in particular, donates a portion of their sales to animal rescues or shelters across America! In the season of giving, treating your dog and helping others around the country sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?
We know Halloween is over, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop playing dress up! Get festive with this Santa Claus dog costume, for instance. The costume has enough give to not restrict the legs. It also has a Velcro strap along the body so you can adjust the costume for maximum comfort. With an attached Santa hood, 1 costume will get it all done.
Pet grooming glove
Finally, a piece of dog grooming equipment that doesn’t have a huge learning curve! These highly-rated grooming gloves work on both dogs and cats. Although cats can be notoriously picky, so keep the gift receipt! These gloves each have 255 silicon grooming tips that allow you to detangle and pick up loose hair as you pet your companions. While it’s no substitute for a professional groomer with an undercoat rack, it’s great for controlling heavy-shedding. Not to mention, it’s an easy way to get the maintenance grooming done between grooming appointments.
Pet treats are an obvious addition from the holiday gift giving canon. Bennys Bully’s are always a dog-pleasing stocking-stuffer. If you’re looking for fun treats, look for (or make!) natural dog treats with little fillers. But also avoid gifting rawhide chews or bones—pieces can splinter and get lodged in their throats!
Dog treat distributor
This automatic treat distributor is on the more expensive side. But if you or a friend are huge into gadget-gifts and connectivity tech, this is a must-have. The Furbo dispenses treats and allows you to play catch with your dog when you’re away using a phone app! The 1080p camera with night vision allows you to monitor your dog throughout the day. With a 2-way chat and barking sensors, you’ll always know when your dog is in distress… and be able to talk them down. And, finally, if you have an Alexa, this dog camera is compatible!
Want a budget camera without all the bells and whistles? Try this baby monitor!
Love taking photos of your dog but they never seem to want to cooperate? The Pooch Selfie is a simple, yet ingenious, way to ensure every photo is a winner! The gadget attaches to most smart phones and allows you to secure a tennis ball right above the phone. If your dog is a ball-lover, their eyes will be drawn towards it, with the effect of them staring directly into the camera!
Holiday gifts for pet owners
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Matching ugly Christmas sweaters aren’t just for cheesy couples! You could be the Mrs. Clause to your dog’s Santa with complementary sweaters. Or, match completely from head to toe with these dog and human elf sweaters! Don these to the upcoming holiday get-together and you’ll both be the hit of the party!
Dog grooming course
Want to learn how to groom your own dog? Save yourself a lifetime of grooming salon bills—and maybe discover a new passion! Dog grooming courses allow you to learn exactly how to take care of your specific dog. You’ll learn the theory and practical applications to ensure you keep your pet healthy and safe for the rest of their life! Plus, some pet grooming courses throw in free pet first aid training. You’ll know exactly how to act in the event of an emergency!
The most thoughtful dog calendars are those that you can customize yourself. After all, who wouldn’t want an desk calendar featuring their sweetest pup at work? But unless your friend has an Instagram account dedicated to their dog, finding 12 good-to-print quality images can be difficult. Therefore, a great alternative are these unique, artist-created calendars on Etsy!
We recommend this 365 Dogs calendar. It features one breed a day for the entire year! With three spaces each day to put your to-do lists and memos, never forget a birthday again! But our favorite is this 12-month dog calendar. This calendar features 12 illustrations of real dogs living (or that once lived) in the Bideawee Adoption Center in Westhampton, New York. The shop owner, Tiffany Bowman, donates $5 from each calendar sale to support the same shelter
Any other must-have gifts you’d recommend for pet owners? Leave a comment!