Like most pet owners, you know that your furry friend is more than just a pet. They’re a family member. They love you unconditionally, support you when you’ve had a bad day, make you laugh with their silly antics, and sit nestled in your heart as your best friend. As pet owners, spoiling your extended family seems natural. After all, what better way to say how much you appreciate everything they do than getting them a fantastic gift they’re going to love?
Fantastic Gift Ideas for Your Furry Friend
Custom Pet Portrait
Whether it’s for Christmas, for their birthday, or for no formal occasion at all, a custom pet portrait is a wonderful way to showcase how important your pet is to your family. Depending on your style and design, creating this piece of art is an affordable gift that will last for generations. You’ll have a beautiful piece of art drawn exactly to their likeness to show off to friends and family. Although your pet may not personally use this item, it’ll bring a smile to your face every time you see it hanging in your home.
Upgraded Pet Bed
You wouldn’t want to sleep on a hard, cold floor, and neither should your pet. Upgrade your pet’s bed for the ultimate in comfort; perfect for aging dogs with body aches or playful kittens looking to curl into something soft. With memory foam, heated pads for cold winter nights, cooling sensors for humid summer afternoons, and a soft flannel exterior, don’t be surprised if you’re tempted to flop into their bed right along with them.
Grooming Tools and Accessories
As much as we love our pets, cleaning up pet hair that is floating across the floor seems to be a never-ending battle. Add allergy season to this for us humans, and it can be a recipe for disaster. Long nails can cause pain and discomfort to your pet. It puts pressure on the nail beds, instead of the base of the paw; by regularly maintaining the length, you’ll keep your pet in top physical shape. Shedding hair can become heavy and itchy against delicate skin, leaving your pet scratching and irritated. We all know about these various issues.
If you’re looking for a great way to show how much you care, consider investing in some high-quality grooming tools to help them stay in top shape physically. After all, the best way to show someone you care is by helping them feel their best, and that’s what regular grooming does.
Luxury Natural Treats
Sometimes a delicious treat can say more to a pet than words ever could, so why not grab a few new varieties to add to their snack bowl. With grain-free, whole food, natural options available, you’ll never have to question what your pet is eating (except when they get into the trash). Choose options that are specifically formulated for your pet (for example, dog treats for dogs) and have added dental or nutrient benefits too. High-protein options are a great lean option for pets wanting extra shine to their coat. With many freeze-dried or jerky options available for both cats and dogs, grabbing a few new treats for your pet is an inexpensive way to show them how much you care.
Add a Few Toy Options to Their Toy Bin
It doesn’t matter what kind of pet you own, mental stimulation is an important part of keeping them healthy and active, making toys a great gift your pet is going to love. Look for dog toys with the added benefit of mental stimulation when you purchase, or multi-play options. Quality toys will be built to last through the most vigorous play sessions, so check the manufacturing materials before you purchase. Opting for high-quality rubber, double or triple sewn seams, and natural products will last longer for your pet’s playtime.
Always make sure to monitor your pet when playing with their new toys and supervise any loose or moveable parts. Items like feathers, sewn-in eyes (or plastic eyes), and squeakers can pose choking risks if left unattended.
Spoiling Your Pet is the Best Part
It doesn’t matter what the reason is for buying your pet a gift; spoiling your pet is a fun way to return some of the love and affection they offer you every single day. Physically caring for them will help them lead long, healthy lives. Mentally stimulating them will encourage continued growth and development (and eliminate destructive, boredom-induced behaviors). Commemorating them with a portrait will always remind you of the special place they hold in your heart. The end goal of a gift isn’t necessarily the purpose in mind, but it doesn’t hurt to have one either.
While getting a gift for your dog, do not forget about yourself as well. Try these dog-themed comfy onesies for adults.