For devoted pet parents, receiving a gift for their fur baby is hugely appreciated. After all, they’re deeply connected to their four-legged friend. From a dog bowl that provides fresh water all day long to a fish tank that grows microgreens, we’ve come up with a list of the best pet gifts that you can give to the animal lover in your life!
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Best gifts for dogs and dog lovers
Spot Woodland Collection Possum Dog Toy
Shop TODAY Senior SEO Editor Jess Bender said her parents dog can’t get enough of this squeaky possum toy. “He carries it around like a baby,” she said. (The actual picture is much cuter than it might sound.) Either way, your dog will quickly love this toy all the same.
More and Merrier Plush First Christmas Bone Dog Toy
Commemorate your first holiday with your new puppy with this plush bone toy. It’s festive, they’ll love it and are bound to look adorable playing with it (Christmas cards, anyone?).
More and Merrier BFF Charm/Keychain Set
Your dog is undoubtedly your best friend. Let the world know by sharing this matching BFF charm that attaches to your keychain and your dog’s collar.
Dog by Dr. Lisa Dog Wipes
Having a dog is much like having a baby in that they’re somehow getting into messes all the time. According to the brand, these wipes are plant-based, 100 percent compostable and vegan-friendly.
Laelap Tobi Fleece Varsity Jacket
Besides looking absolutely adorable, your pup will appreciate this fleece varsity jacket that will not only make them look trendy but also keep them cozy. It comes in two colors and sizes XXS to XL (determined by the dog’s weight).
Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound Casino Puzzle Game Dog Toy
Does your pup get disinterested easily? Keep boredom at bay and improve their learning ability with this interactive dog puzzle. It has six treat drawers that open when the bone locks are twisted, making it a fun and rewarding game for them to enjoy.
Outward Hound Squeaker Ballz
If your dog is a strong chewer but still loves a good tennis ball, this is the one for them. It’s outer rubber shell is lead- and phthalate-free to keep them safe, and it has moisture-wicking exterior so you can keep your hands free of dog slobber. It’s a win-win!
Bonne et Filou Macaron Dog Treats
Macarons for dogs? Say no more. Treat your best friend to this gourmet snack available in all kinds of flavors such as vanilla, lavender, rose, strawberry, mint and collagen. They’re made with high-quality, natural ingredients and are free of any artificial colors and preservatives.
Engraved Pet ID Tags
Peace of mind: An advanced laser technology creates a clear and easy-to-read imprint on this tumbled stainless-steel ID tag. Choose your design, then personalize your tag with up to four lines of text.
Kong Reversible Fleece Dog Jacket
A super snuggly polar fleece lining, a water-resistant shell and reflective detailing make this jacket the ideal choice for late-night walks with your pooch.
Outward Hound Hide-A-Squirrel Puzzle
For the pup who’s always chasing the squirrels playing outside, this puzzling toy is a satisfying alternative.
This refreshing leash attachment should quench their thirst after a long jaunt around the block or at the dog park.
Best gifts for cats and cat lovers
EveryYay Assorted Scratchin’ the Surface Cardboard Couch Cat Scratcher
Now, your cat can have their own couch and scratch away until their heart’s content without you having to worry about the state of your actual furniture. According to the brand, the cardboard is made with 100 percent recycled paper and it also comes with catnip.
Catit Senses 2.0 Food Tree Cat Feeder
Interactive feeders are a great way to add some variety to your cat’s day. This food tree from Catit has three different levels to challenge your feline into using their natural instincts instead of snacking away and napping all day.
Pefuny Cat Window Perch
A room with a view: Cats love warmth, and what better way to see and feel the sun than on a window perch! It comes with a removable outdoor fabric that’s tough and easy to maintain, as well as flannel pads for some coziness.
Petstages Cat Tracks Cat Toy
Play ball! Three brightly colored balls glide around three tracks of fun as your cat spends hours swatting at the moving targets.
JesPet GooPaws Comfy Dog & Cat Sling
On the go! Free up your hands — and take your small dog or cat wherever you go — with this lightweight, fleece-lined sling. An adjustable inner tether keeps your pet secure, while a zippered pocket stores treats.
Wild & Woofy Cat Starter Kit
New cat in the family? Check out this kitty starter kit that includes a collar decorated in blue fishes, toy mouse, catnip fish toy and bowl. A great gift at a great price!
Interactive Robotic Cat Toy
A moving target! This self-charging toy defines self play — connect any of the attachments (a ribbon, feather or ball) to the toy’s base and watch as it randomly moves and spins around the room, with your cat in hot pursuit. A sensor switches it off after 10 minutes and turns it back on every hour and a half. Warning: You might want to pass if your kitty is a scaredy cat.
Catit Senses 2.0 Wellness Center
A day at the spa! Here’s a place where your cat can chew, nap or simply relax. Place your cat on the green padded cushion and watch as they destress by rubbing up against the brushes, ridges and head massager. Or place some catnip on top of the gum stimulator so they can gnaw on the textured nubs.
CO-Z Collapsible Cat Tunnel
Tunnel of love: Expect these multi-passageways made of a crinkly polyester to tap into your cat’s love of burrowing and hiding. With a three-way design and a cutout in the top, cats will find endless fun dive-bombing in and out of the tubes. Recommended for rabbits, too!
Leaps & Bounds Brass Laser Pointer
The name says it all — your cat will be leaping all over as he chases down the red dot in the room. This battery-operated brass laser is a great way to get lazy cats to engage!
WholeHearted Protein-Rich Chicken Filet Cat Treat
A delicious, healthy and affordable treat, this protein-rich snack contains five ingredients: chicken, water, tapioca starch, salt and celery powder. What you won’t get: artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
Earthtone Solutions Felted Wool Ball Cat Toys
These five colorful orbs, the size of golf balls, are handmade in Nepal out of felted wool and provide hours of physical and mental stimulation for you and your cat.
Catit Vesper V-Stool Cat Scratcher
This stylish cat scratcher has a lot going on with its ’60s-style walnut laminate veneer, sisal scratching mat, seagrass scratching post and memory foam cushion. The best part: The pieces are replaceable if your cat goes to town.
Leo’s Loo Too Covered Automatic Self-Cleaning Cat Litter Box
Spoil your cat (and yourself) with this Alexa-enabled self-cleaning litter box from Smarty Pear. You can download the Leo’s Loo Too app to monitor and control the litterbox from anywhere in the world, so if you’re heading back to the office soon, now is the perfect time to splurge!
Best gifts for birds and bird lovers
Vktech Plush Snuggle Bird Hammock
Everyone loves a good hammock, and this one doubles as a unique hideaway for your parrot or bird. Its plush material provides a warm and comfy place for them to rest, which will be useful during the upcoming cold months.
Deloky Bird Swing Chewing Toys
This seven-pack of toys has over 2,600 verified five-star ratings on Amazon. It allows your bird to climb, chew and explore their way around.
Prevue Mimic Me Bird Voice-Recording Unit
Teach your bird some new words! This battery-operated voice machine records and then plays back words and phrases — in your voice — for up to 10 seconds, utilizing two recording modes where your message is replayed over and over again.
Prevue Hendryx Naturals Coco Hideaway with Ladder Bird Toy
Cuckoo for coconuts! This bird toy is made from natural and sustainable materials, including a coconut shell, Hevea wood branches and sisal roping. Hang it from the top of your bird cage and watch as he hops his way across the ladder to seek refuge in the shell.
Super Bird Creations Chewable Paper Bagel Cascade Bird Toy
The best bagels in town! Birds love to chew and shred, and this colorful toy — with its 24 cardboard bagels — will keep them busy all day long! Bonus: Once spent, the bagels can be replaced.
Vitakraft Mini-Pop Corn Cob Bird Treat
To pop or not to pop? The beauty of this corn treat is that it can be served either way — your bird can pick away at the cob, or you can place the cob in a microwave-safe dish, heat for 15 seconds, then cool for 30 minutes before serving.
Best gifts for hamsters, guinea pigs, ferrets and fish
More and Merrier Ferret Toy Pack
Your ferret will stay entertained for hours with this three pack of toys that come with two plush toys and a ball.
More and Merrier Small Animal Advent Calendar
Get your pets in on the advent calendar fun with this pick from Petco that’s filled with 12 days of chews and toys. Goodies include things like wood peppermint, wicker balls and a pinecone — perfectly festive!
Niteangel Small Pet Fun Tunnel
Ideal for animals on the smaller side (such as ferrets, hamsters, rats and certain types of guinea pigs), this tunnel provides a fun and interesting place for them to satisfy their natural tunneling instinct. It can also expand up to 39 inches and is made out of durable, stain resistant plastic.
Kaytee Run-About Hamster Exercise Ball
This 7-inch plastic exercise ball is ideal for hamsters or gerbils who need to let off steam. Place them in the orb, fasten the lid and off they’ll go. Warning: The slits in the ball are great for air circulation, but they also provide an escape route for waste.
Wesco Bunny Blast Yucca Chew Toy
Fact: Rabbits’ teeth never stop growing, which requires them to constantly nibble and chew. This tube-shaped toy, made of 100% biodegradable yucca wood, provides a place for your rabbit to gnaw. Position their favorite snacks in the cutouts for a bonus treat.
NBone Ferret Chew Treats
These super-affordable grain-free treats (they come in bacon, chicken and salmon flavors) are made with good-for-your-ferret ingredients, including skin-benefiting omegas and vitamin E, and taurine for improved retina and cardiovascular function. They can be broken into pieces to minimize snacking.
Ware Manufacturing Rice Pops Small Animal Chew Treat
Snap, crackle, pop! These colorful and crunchy rice snacks — great for hamsters, rabbits, mice and chinchillas — promote clean teeth and help reduce boredom as your small animals munch away.
Midwest Critterville Arcade Hamster Cage
Fun for the pet and the owner, this multilevel cage helps your hamster stay active with play tubes and a wheel. It even comes with a water bottle, food bowl and nesting nook. A full-out hamster oasis.
Back to the Roots Water Garden Self-Cleaning Fish Tank
Not your everyday fish tank! Here’s a quick science lesson on how this self-cleaning ecosystem works: Fish produce waste, the waste fertilizes the sprouting plants and the plants clean the water. Choose whatever microgreens you’d like to grow.
Prevue Pet Products Multi-Color Small Pet Playpen
A playpen for your pets! With nine 13” x 9” interlocking multicolor panels (you can buy two sets and combine for twice the space), this enclosure is the ideal play area for hamsters, mice and gerbils. Simply add your pet and his toys!
Best gifts for all pet lovers
Petcube Bites 2 Lite
Keep an eye on your furry friend at home with this camera that also dispenses treats. The HD camera has 1080p quality and the machine allows for two-way audio so you can hear them and they can hear you. It even has an interactive laser toy built in so you can entertain them from wherever you are.
More and Merrier Pet/Human Sock Set
Match with your four-legged bestie during the holidays with this sock set that comes with a pair of socks for you and four socks for your furry friend.
Best Friends by Sheri Original Calming Donut Bed
Best Friends by Sheri’s calming donut dog bed has become extremely popular for its ability to provide better sleep and joint support for your furry best friend. Its made of durable, vegan nylon and filled with AirLoft fibers that’ll keep them cozy during the colder weather.
Kurgo Kibble Carrier
Hit the road with your pet and this kibble holder that’s both PVC-free and made from safe materials. It also holds up to 5 lbs of dry food.
Sherpa Delta Pet Carrier
Airline approved! Small dogs and cats can travel in style — on a plane or to the vet — in this pet carrier. Mesh windows allow for ventilation and top and side entry, a no-slip carrying strap and a machine-washable faux lambskin liner allow for an easy and efficient structure for both pet and owner.
Prima Pets Collapsible Travel Bowl
Never let your pet go hungry again! Made of food-grade silicone, this on-the-go bowl folds up flat and clips onto your gear or luggage.
Pet Odor Exterminator Candle Orange Lemon Splash Jar
This candle has perks beyond its yummy orange creamsicle scent, including enzymes that eliminate pet odors in the air. Each fragrance (including pineapple coconut, lavender with chamomile, and cinnamon sprinkle) has a burn time of up to 70 hours.
Heyrex Torus Filtered Water Bowl
Fresh water all day long! Up to 2L of filtered H20 can be stored in this bowl’s reservoir — rubber feet prevent the bowl from tipping, and a cap stops spills if you’re on the move. More: The bowl automatically refills when empty without the need for batteries or a power source.
Railroad Stripe Bandana
Sometimes you just want to splurge on something super cool for your pet, and this bandana has très chic written all over it. Made of a cotton-and-linen blend, the square comes in three sizes and is machine washable.
Hyper Pet IQ Treat Mat
Repetitive licking is soothing for a pet, as it releases anti-stress hormones. Using a spatula, spread your dog or cat’s favorite food — from peanut butter to yogurt to almond butter — across this food-grade rubber mat and watch your pet lap away! It also slows down fast eaters.
Wyze V3 Pet Camera
Eye spy! Connect this camera to your mobile device to keep an eye on your pets when you’re not home. If they start misbehaving, there’s a two-way sound feature where you can call them out for scratching at the door or sitting on an off-limits couch. There’s even a night vision feature so you can snoop in the dark!
Little Dove Pet Teepee
Give your kitty or pup some privacy with this easy-to-assemble cotton canvas teepee. Add your own cushion, rug or blanket, then hang the chalkboard sign out front featuring your personal message.
W.C. Redmon Precision Digital Pet Scale
Your pet’s weight can say a lot about their health, which is why vets often suggest weighing your pet at least every six months, more depending on their age and well-being. This digital scale runs on two AAA batteries, has a maximum weight of 225 pounds and can recall previous weights.
Chuckit! Paraflight Flyer
Not your typical frisbee! This well-priced flyer is made of a nylon canvas and has a soft rubber edge, making it gentler on the teeth when your dog goes up for a catch. It comes in small and large sizes and is easy for dogs to spot with its bright orange and blue colors. Plus it floats in water, making it a great toy for the beach.
Pet Neat Grooming Brush
This brush, which is actually a comb, has stainless steel teeth and a soft, anti-slip handle to eliminate pet hair from your dog or cat’s coat quickly and easily — before it gets all over you and your furniture. Push a button and the comb releases for easy cleaning.
Reddy Black Cotton Canvas Pet Carrier Backpack
He’s got your back: Free up your hands and bring your dog or cat along with you! This backpack, with zippers on the top panel to make loading and unloading your pet easier, is full of extras, including mesh panels for fresh air, side and front pockets for treats and water, an interior tether and a removable mat with a washable cover.
Biorb Round Aquarium Tank
Who would have thought a fish tank could enhance your room’s décor? Made of acrylic, which is 10x stronger than and 50 percent lighter than glass, this tank holds up to 4 gal of water and comes with a five-level filtration system to keep everything clean.
Peerless 76455 Sidekick Shower System Combo
Perfect for bathing your cat or dog, this shower head comes with a pet scrubber attachment that allows pet owners to combine the jet spray with a comb-like tool to scrub dirt and debris from pet fur.
Yeedi K650 Robot Pet Vacuum
Hate cleaning up pet hair? Now you don’t have to! The super strong suction on this robot vacuum picks up hairs on both carpet and hard wood floors, while a 3-layer air filtration system captures up to 99% of allergens, pollens and dust mites. Connect through Wi-Fi via the Yeedi app or Amazon’s Alexa.
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