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Best Christmas Gifts for the Animal Lover in Your Life

Updated: Dec 19, 2020

Does Christmas shopping have you stumped this year? Don’t fret—we’ve got you covered. We searched high and low for the most charming, unique, and high-quality pet-related gifts we could find. Many of these gifts are handcrafted by independent small, local shops, and all of them feature products guaranteed to make any pet-lover swoon.

Spread the love this holiday season with a thoughtful, pet-themed gift from one of the shops below.

Locally Owned Shops & Gift Ideas

These shops are locally owned and provide great, personalized and thoughtful gift ideas!

BCARL Presents Poorly Drawn Pets Christmas Edition

This is one fundraiser that you won’t want to miss out on! This year BCARL has banded together with Folklore and a team of local, talented artists across the Ohio Valley to create a personalized, fun, unique expression of your beloved pet.

Zeb's Barky Bites

Zeb’s Barky Bites is a unique pet-themed, locally run shop that makes handmade, small batch, preservative free pet treats. Based in Wheeling, WV, this is a company that is truly unique in the Ohio Valley, and they have some great gift ideas for the pet lover in your life.

Also, check out these adorable double sided, personalized pet photo ornaments that they’re doing this year!

The Snotty Pooch

The Snotty Pooch lives up to it’s motto, “where every pet leaves in style!” Aside from their “Paint Your Pet” classes that they hold regularly, they have a number of adorable clothes and accessories for the your favorite pups.

Wet Pets & Friends

Wet Pets & Friends is a family owned and operated store based out of McMurray, PA. Their goal is to “help pets and pet owners to have a healthier, happier relationship by providing the highest quality products and passing along the most recent industry knowledge.”

As their name implies, they have a plethora of products for the avid aquarist, including beautiful saltwater aquarium supplies and wet pond products.

BCARL Approved Gift Ideas

These items are pulled from our Amazon “Wishlist” and have our personal stamp of approval!

Dog Grooming Kit

The Wahl clipper easy Pro pet rechargeable wireless hair kit is a 10-piece hair trimmer, razor, shaving, and hair cutting kit. Featuring 4 clipper attachment guards for convenient and goof-proof grooming sessions ranging from short 1/8” to long 1/2” haircuts. These clippers feature convenient cord/Cordless use Options with 60 minutes of cordless run time, and the long-lasting, easy-to-clean stainless-steel precision blades enable no-snag cutting.

Friends Forever Dog Slip Rope Leash

This premium quality dog rope leash is built with heavy-duty mountain climbing grade rope. It’s extremely durable and comfortable, and great for crate transfer, potty breaks, and dog training.

Plus, it’s super stylish!

Vesper Cat Play Center

The Vesper Cat Play Center is an elegant yet practical line of modern cat tree furniture that satisfies the daily activity needs of fussy felines and the aesthetic tastes of cat lovers. Every piece of cat tower furniture features varying combinations of cozy cat house cubes, cat condos and towers, cat shelf and cat perch platforms, cat beds and cat tunnels, as well as strategically placed cat scratch pad scratching areas.

It's a discovery center, play area, and learning device in one.

Other Online Gift Giving

We scoured the internet for a few our favorite fun, quirky gift ideas!

Cat Box Sweatshirt

YourWishCo is an Etsy shop that creates unique, made-to-order gifts from their at-home studio. This adorable sweatshirt is printed on soft 100% cotton with high-quality heat transfer vinyl.

Plus, for every item purchased this small business donates $1 to an organization helping establish schools and education infrastructure in developing countries. It’s a win-win!

Dog Shaming: The Official Adult Coloring Book

This beautiful, one-of-a-kind coloring book features 35 creative and intricate designs with some of the funniest and most entertaining dog shaming pics to help you relax and let go of the stressful situations in your life. Each single-sided page includes hilarious, aggression-relieving canines and the trouble they get into!

Paw Print Ornament Kit

Personalized ornaments are fun for all ages and incredibly enjoyable for those who like easy DIY projects and making family keepsakes they can use to decorate holiday trees.

This kit comes with air-drying clay, step-by-step instructions, tools, and the accessories needed to craft a single hanging ornament with enough room for one paw imprint and a few words. Good-to-Know Info: There’s no need to mix or bake the clay—it doesn’t get any easier than this!

Matching Face Masks and Dog Bandanas

Celebrate the holidays in true 2020 form with these coordinating face masks and bandanas from ResponsibleChic, a small business based out of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. With plenty of fabulous patterns to choose from, you’re sure to nail this year’s family Christmas photo.

Our pets are our best friends, and the affection and connection we feel for them is the most beautiful love of all. Whether your loved one is a self-described “crazy pet person” or just an avid pet adorer, these gift ideas will be sure to win their favorite list this holiday season!

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