The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Perfect Pet Gifts

Show your appreciation for your loyal companion with these amazing pet gifts ideas.

Pet Gits and gifts for pets

Pets are more than just animals, they are beloved members of our families. As such, it’s only natural to want to spoil them with special gifts and treats from time to time.

If you’re new here, our cat, Thomas was basically our first child. And now we’ve welcomed Pez to the family. So whether you’re shopping for your own furry friend or looking for the perfect present for a pet-loving friend, there are plenty of options when it comes to finding the perfect gift for pets.

We put together a gift guide for pets that covers a little of everything (sans reptiles, sorry!). From toys and treats to personalized accessories and cozy bedding, there is something out there for every type of pet and their unique preferences.

So why not show your four-legged companion some love with a thoughtful gift that will make their tail wag with joy?

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Best Pet Gifts

1 — Personalized Pet Blanket

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personalized pet blanket is the ultimate gift for pets and pet lovers. Crafted with soft, cozy material, it provides warmth and comfort for furry friends during naptime or chilly nights. Personalized with your pet’s name, it adds a special touch to their space, making it a cherished keepsake for years to com

2 – Portable Teepee Tent

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Looking for a stylish, chic, and unique bed for your cat or small dog? Look no further than this fabulous teepee tent! Made from 100% durable canvas and pine wood poles, it’s strong and long-lasting, whilst the small size is perfect for pets up to 15-pounds.

Comes complete with assembly instructions. Your pet will love snuggling up in their very own cozy teepee!

3 — Portable Travel Pet Carrier Backpack

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portable travel pet carrier backpack is a must-have for pet owners on the go. Its innovative design combines comfort and convenience, allowing you to safely transport your furry friend while keeping your hands free. 

4 — Personalized Crate Sign

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Give your pet’s space a personalized touch with a personalized crate sign. Crafted with care and attention to detail, this sign adds a unique flair to your pet’s crate or sleeping area. We found this on Etsy, and the site has lots more personalized gifts for pets. You could also fasten it to our DIY liter box.

5 — Custom Pet Memorial Garden Stake

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Honor the memory of a beloved companion with a custom pet memorial garden stake. Crafted with durable materials, it serves as a lasting tribute to your cherished pet, beautifully displayed in your garden or outdoor space. Simply specify your pet’s breed. It can be a dog, cat, horse, or even bird. 

6 — Personalized Name Basket

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Gift your pet with a personalized basket! Fill this handmade rope basket with their delicious treats, toys and blankets. Pick from over 15+ color options.

7 — Collapsible Pet Tunnel

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The pet tunnel tub offers endless fun and excitement! Featuring a 3-way collapsible design and self-luminous photoluminescence, this glowing tunnel provides entertainment day and night. Its peek hole and toy ball accessories stimulate curiosity and encourage play, keeping cats engaged and active. Treat your pet to hours of exploration and adventure with this versatile and interactive toy, perfect for cats, puppies, kittens, and even rabbits!

8 – Cozy Cave for Dogs & Cats

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The ultimate form of care is rest and nothing says rest for a four legged companion quite like the cozy cave bed. The unique hooded design with memory foam makes for a cave-like retreat that’s perfect for snuggling and staying warm.

9 – Elevated Pet Feeder 

Pawfect Pets Premium Non-Skid Elevated Dog & Cat Bowl

Help maintain their pup’s health with an elevated pet feeder. These feeders not only promote better digestion for dogs but also provide a stylish and ergonomic solution for their owners. You could even look for customizable options that match the owner’s home decor and design.

10 – Personalized ID Tags 

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Picture this: a cute little ID tag dangling from your pet’s collar, with their name boldly engraved on it. It’s like their own mini accessory that also keeps them safe. Plus, if they ever go on an adventure without you, that tag ensures they find their way back home in no time. It’s like a tiny security blanket for both you and your furry friend!

11 – Fashionable Apparel 

Frisco Polka Dot Chambray Dog & Cat Button Up Shirt

Dressing up your fur baby in adorable apparel is like adding a sprinkle of extra cuteness to their already adorable selves! Whether it’s a cozy sweater for chilly days or a fun costume for special occasions, seeing them strut their stuff in style is just too precious to handle.

12 – Pet Health Insurance

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Consider the gift of peace of mind with a pet health insurance subscription. This practical and thoughtful gesture helps pet owners cover unexpected veterinary expenses, ensuring that their furry friend receives the best possible care without financial stress.

13 — No-Sew DIY Pet Pillow

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Skip the store-bought and spoil your pet with a personalized no-sew DIY pet pillow! This easy project uses fabric scraps and stuffing for a comfy, budget-friendly gift they’ll love. Perfect for any crafty pet lover! We made a bunch before to donate to an animal shelter.

Gifts for Dogs

1 — Waterproof & Odorless Dog Collar

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Give the gift of durability and style with PawFurEver’s Waterproof & Odorless Dog Collar. Perfect for adventurous pets and discerning owners alike! We actually purchased one for Pez, and it’s available in many different colorways. Check out the collar on our new fur baby, Pez here when we took her with us on our road trip.

2 – Copper Matte Pet Bowl 

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This non-skid pet bowl is perfect for your cat or dog. It features a round, tall design that makes for easy eating and drinking, and holds 6 cups of either food or water. The dishwasher-safe design makes it easy to clean when needed.

3 – Natural Dog Chew Treats

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These delicious Nature Gnaws Dog Chew Treats are made with only 100% natural premium quality beef, making them a healthier alternative to rawhide bones or manufactured dental sticks. And because they’re completely rawhide-free, you can feel good about giving them to your furry friend.

4 – Sheepskin Toy

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The Petsafe Sheepskin Toy is a durable and heavy-duty toy that your dog will love. Made from imitation sheepskin fabric, this toy is reinforced with stitches to decrease the likelihood of split seams.

The fluffy texture and self-squealing squeakers encourage your dog to play, while the soft and cozy feel is perfect for snuggling.The classic bone shape is fun to fetch and carry, or for games of keep-away. 

5 – Leather Double Dog Leash

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This unique leather dog leash is perfect for walking two small dogs at once. It’s made of high-quality leather for durability and features two comfortable handles for easy control. Plus, it comes in a variety of colors to match your style. 

6 – Paw Protector Booties for Dogs

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If you’re looking for a protector booties that will keep your dog’s paws dry and protected because these are meant to protect their feet from broken rocks, snow and rain.

These booties are built to last, with a sturdy design and comfortable fit that will ensure they stay put even while your dog is on the move. There’s even a reflective stripe for nighttime visibility.

7 –  Velvet Collar with a Removable Bow

The velvet collar with a removable bow is soft and comfortable without hurting your pet’s hair. It comes in a wide range of colors and a pretty gift box. The bow is removable so you can choose to have your dog wear the collar with or without the bow. This collar is perfect for special occasions like Christmas or anniversary photo ops or everyday wear.

8 – Jute Rope & Squeak Chew Pet Dog Toy

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Made of natural jute rope fibers, this Jute Rope and Squeak Chew Pet Dog is great for oral hygiene and teeth strengthening. It also squeaks when squeezed, making it extra entertaining for your furry friend.

The double-sided rope can hold any tug force, so you can rest assured knowing that your pup is safe while playing. Plus, the recyclable materials make this toy eco-friendly.

9 – Reversible Puffer Coat for Dogs

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Looking for a cozy and stylish way to keep your four-legged friend warm this winter? Check out this reversible puffer coat jacket! Made from water-repellent nylon fabric, this jacket features cellucotton filling and a silver zip enclosure.

Plus, there’s an opening for a leash clasp on the back so you can take your pup for a walk without having to take off their coat. And best of all, it’s machine washable or dry cleanable for easy care.

10 — Rose Wine Bottle Toy

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Whether your pup prefers a game of fetch or a quiet chew session, this rose wine bottle toy is sure to become their new favorite playmate. Its whimsical design mimics a bottle of rosé wine, adding a touch of sophistication to your pet’s toy collection.

11 — Posh Pooch Dog Wine Duo Pack 

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Raise a toast to your posh pooch with the Posh Pooch Dog Wine! Brewed in Britain and veterinary approved as safe. This non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverage features essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. So while you sip on your rosé champagne float, your pup can enjoy theirs too!

12 — Happy Barkday Treats

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Celebrate your pup’s special day with Happy Barkday Treats, crafted with love and wholesome ingredients! Made with peanut butter, honey, rolled oats, and cinnamon, these all-natural treats are a delicious way to pamper your furry friend. 

13 – Dog Water Bottle 

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A dog water bottle is pretty much a lifesaver when you’re out and about with your furry buddy. It’s super handy, letting you dodge the hassle of lugging around a separate bowl or hunting down drinkable water every two seconds. Just fill it up, pop it in your bag, and you’re good to hit the road. When your pup gets thirsty, just flip it open, give it a squeeze, and they can drink directly from it. It’s straightforward, spill-proof, and makes those long walks or hikes way easier.

14 – Subscription to BarkBox 

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For the gift that keeps on giving, consider a subscription to Bark Box. Bark Box delivers a curated selection of toys and dog treats to the pet parents doorstep regularly, providing ongoing entertainment and surprises for both the pet and their owner.

15 — Outdoor Splash Pool

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For the dog who loves to live outdoors, an outdoor splash pool is a great option. Fill it with water, and let your pooch sun bathe and take a splash while you BBQ or just enjoy the great outdoors. 

Gifts for Cats

1 – Vesper Mid-Century Cat Playhouse

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Vesper’s mid-century cat playhouse is perfect for your active feline. The furniture is made with an expandable system design that allows you to combine several Vesper Stools together.

The cushioned bed overlay and scratching post mat are both easy to swap out and can be attached with hook and loop tape and is a perfect match for your mid-century modern furniture.

The rattan ball toy clicks into place with safety closure, making it the perfect addition to your kitty’s playtime.

2 — ORSDA 2-in-1 Interactive Cat Toy

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The ORSDA 2-in-1 Interactive Cat Toy is the ultimate gift for feline friends. With its versatile design, it provides endless entertainment and stimulation, keeping cats engaged and active throughout the day. Spinning balls, feathers, and a bushy tail encourage exercise and mental engagement.

3 — Wiggle Wand

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Treat your cat to endless fun and bonding time with the Wiggle Wand, ensuring they stay happy, healthy, and entertained. The Wiggle Wand is the ultimate birthday gift for playful pets! With its enticing design and interactive features, it promises hours of entertainment and exercise.

4 — Cat Birthday Cake

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Make your feline friend’s special day purr-fect with a 2-tier cat birthday cake infused with catnip and tuna!

5 — Custom Cat Charcuterie Board 

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Treat your cat to a dining experience fit for royalty with this fancy custom charcuterie board. This mini bamboo board can be laser engraved with your cat’s name. Treats are included at an additional price!

6 — Window Hammock

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Elevate your feline friend’s lounging experience with a window hammock—a purr-fect gift for curious kitties! Providing a cozy spot where they can bask in the sun’s warmth while enjoying a panoramic view of the outside world, this hammock offers both comfort and entertainment.

7 — DIY Litter Box Cover

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Transform the mundane task of cat care into a stylish endeavor with our DIY Litter Box Cover—a purr-fect gift for pet owners seeking both functionality and aesthetic appeal. This cleverly designed cover not only conceals unsightly litter boxes but also adds a touch of sophistication to any room.

8 — Floral Cat Tree Tower

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Elevate your feline friend’s lounging experience with the luxurious and stylish floral cat tree tower. With multiple tiers and cozy resting spots, it provides ample space for cats to play, climb, and nap in comfort. It’s a bit of a spurge, but it’s stunning.

9 — Ball Launcher

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Treat your furry friend to endless fun and excitement with a plush ball launcher, an innovative and unique gift for cats that will keep them entertained for hours.

10 — Saury Fish Cat Nip Toy

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Indulge your feline friend’s senses with the gift of these fun catnip toys, a unique and cherished treat for cats that promises hours of playful delight. Sourced from the Nepeta cataria plant, catnip contains an irresistible scent that stimulates cats’ natural instincts, encouraging them to play, explore, and relax.

11 — Laptop Cat Scratcher

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Designed in the shape of a laptop, this laptop cat scratcher toy provides a fun and stimulating surface for cats to scratch, stretch, and sharpen their claws

Gifts for Small Animals

1 — Interactive Treats Toy

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We’ve featured dog gifts and cats gifts. But don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about the other smaller animals. Spoil your pet with endless fun and enrichment with an interactive wooden treats toy

Crafted with high-quality wood, these toys offer both mental and physical stimulation for small animals like rabbits, hamsters, and guinea pigs. The innovative design encourages natural foraging behaviors, providing hours of entertainment while promoting overall well-being

2 — Chew Toys

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Keep your pets healthy and clean with these natural chew toys. They’re perfect for rabbits, chinchillas, guinea pigs, hamsters, ferrets and gerbils and provide long lasting fun.

3 — Xylophone Toy for Birds

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Give your feathered friend the gift of musical exploration and fun with the bird xylophone toy. With each tap of the keys, birds can create melodic sounds, encouraging their natural instincts and promoting cognitive development.

More Gift Ideas

We hope that our roundup of creative and playful gift for pets has given you some inspiration. Whether your loved one is a dog person or a cat person, there’s something here for everyone. For more gift ideas like this, you might want to consider the following related articles below –

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  1. These are some really great gift ideas for those with pets. Some people treat their pets like their own children – so this would be so special.

  2. I just love the rubber boots. I know we are getting something for my sister-in-laws cat and now I have ideas!

  3. My boys were just asking me last night what we are getting our cat for Christmas! You have some great ideas here!!

  4. I adore the getting my puppies Xmas gifts… omg the little tent kills me!!! I’m getting so many dog gifts for my little chunky so excited.

  5. I love how beautiful all of these items are! I’m a sucker for aesthetic and I don’t think that things have to be crazy colors just because it’s for pets.

  6. Gosh, I have enough presents to buy without buying for pets too… I don’t think my fish will notice though, lol!!

  7. LOL no lizard gifts? Bummer, that’s the only kind anyone in our famliy has these days (my bro married into a couple of them), thanks to the fur/dander allergies we’ve all developed to everything else!