Like many pet owners, you may consider your pets part of the family. And like family, shouldn't they get a few holiday gifts, too? While Fido would most likely be thrilled with a simple bone or bag of treats, it’s fun to think outside the box when gifting to your pets. Here are five fun gift ideas for your furry family member this holiday season.
The cold weather is upon us, and humans aren’t the only ones who will appreciate an extra layer of warmth when spending time outside. Hoodies, seasonal sweaters, and waterproof coats are cute and functional gifts for dogs and cats. You can get personalized dog hoodies from Etsy that let you choose the perfect fit, color, and design. Do you have a spare hoodie that would look great on your cat or dog? Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to retrofit your old hoodies for your pets.
Let your pet dine in style by gifting them a matching food bowl and placemat. Kick it up a notch by personalizing the placemat — you can easily make one using a plain plastic placemat, wrapping paper, Modge Podge, and clear paint. For complete step-by-step instructions on how to create DIY placemats for your pets, you can follow this tutorial from Dollar Store Crafts.
Santa’s Little Squeaker Photo from P.L.A.Y.
Some pets can’t resist gnawing on Christmas tree ornaments. This year, give them something much better — and safer. Santa’s Little Squeakers from P.L.A.Y. let you do just that. Complete with holiday-inspired designs including pine trees, snowflakes, and holiday sweaters, these squeakers fit right in with your Christmas tree’s ornaments. When your dog starts looking for something to chew on, simply take these special treats off the tree for your dog to enjoy. These plush squeakers are stuffed with eco-friendly polyfiber, so they’re built to last.
Do you get antsy every time you take your pups out for a drive? You can make road trips more comfortable for you and your pet by giving them a blanket of their own to serve as a back seat car protector. These covers protect your car seats while making the dog feel right at home.
Homemade Dog Treats
Some dogs can be picky eaters, and store-bought treats just won’t do the trick. For the holidays, treat your dog to homemade dog treats. Not only are homemade treats yummy, they’re also free of unhealthy additives and ingredients. These Peanut Butter and Coconut Oil Dog Treats are easy to make but there are dozens of other recipes you can try as well. From pumpkin and peanut butter to blueberry dog biscuits, bake treats that will best suit your pup’s needs.
With a little imagination, you can give your furry friends a special gift that will make them feel even more like family. Did we miss any gift ideas for pets? Let us know your favorites in the comments!