Holiday Gift Ideas for Pet Parents

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Pet Parents - Animals Matter, Inc.

Pet parents are always on the lookout for holiday gifts for their beloved pets. To help you find the perfect presents for your dog this holiday season, we've compiled this holiday gift guide, full of gift ideas for pet parents!

Great Gift Ideas for Pet Parents (And Your Pampered Pooch)

Dog lovers who love spoiling their furry friends will enjoy this section of our gift guide. It's all about luxury, comfort, and uniqueness, from a velvety pet bed to a dog car seat that is more like a miniature throne for your little princess. If it's one of the trending gift ideas for pet parents, you'll probably find it here.

  • Not sure what perfect blend of dog breeds went into creating your precious fur baby? Give yourself the gift of a dog DNA test and find out!
  • If you aren't allowed to take Fido to work, you probably really miss your doggie while you're gone. Why not install a Furbo dog camera to keep track of your dog's antics while you're away? It's another wonderful gift to yourself and your dog that you'll both enjoy all year long.
  • If loved ones want to know what to get you for a holiday gift, let them know that a BarkBox subscription would not go amiss! After all, the best gift for a pet lover is a thoughtful gift for their pet!
  • Certified organic, vegan, non-GMO shampoo for dogs? Yes, please! These dog spa products are perfect stocking stuffers for a beloved pet. Include organic paw and nose balms for a little extra pampering.
  • Once your little darling has enjoyed a spa treatment, it's time to get dressed. Which outfit will it be today? A new outfit or two, or even a substantial new wardrobe, will delight any dog that enjoys dressing up in cute outfits.

Decor and More for Pet Parents

  • Pop Art You offers trendy pet portraits that show your pet dressed in an outfit that matches their personality. Is your pet a real aristocrat? Then royal robes are appropriate, as are military outfits for dogs that take guarding their families seriously. There are a wide variety of outfits available, so you're sure to find one that suits your pet's unique personality.
  • If you're looking for a gift for the dog mom in your life, a coffee mug with her favorite dog's name and picture printed on it would be perfect. Etsy has tons of other personalized gifts for pet owners, too.
  • You can even order a custom pet portrait from one of the many talented artists on Etsy. While you're there, don't forget to check out their collection of unique cat toys and pet-centric phone cases.
  • Don't forget the grandpawrents! A framed paw print or pet photo of their favorite grand fur baby would make the perfect gift.

There's nothing quite like cuddling on the couch with your best friend, wrapped in a luxuriously soft chenille or quilted throw while sharing a bowl of popcorn, watching a favorite Christmas movie, and dreaming of how to spoil your fur baby just a little more. After all, they deserve it, don't they?

Christmas Gifts for the Dogs in Your Life

Here are more of the best gift ideas for pet parents from storefront and online retailers like Amazon, Chewy, Nordstrom, Petsafe, Walmart, and more.

  • What dog can resist dog treats, especially if they're unusually tasty flavor combos like pumpkin & blueberry or berry & yogurt? Treat your doggie with an assortment of healthy and delicious goodies like these in their stocking this Christmas.
  • A cozy coat will keep your dog snuggly warm on winter walks or while chasing balls in the snow. Dogs that are young, old, slender, or thin-coated (or hairless!) will appreciate a sweater even in the house, especially if you keep your home on the cooler side.
  • Is your dog getting older and starting to have mobility issues? Don't let those issues keep them off the couch or your bed! A set of doggie stairs will give them access so they won't strain their joints. These stairs are one of the kindest gifts you can give to an aging pet.
  • A lightweight water bottle with a built-in drinking bowl will make it easy for your dog to stay hydrated on those extra-long walks needed to burn off the calories from too many Christmas doggy goodies.
  • If your dog needs even more of a workout, try a hands-free leash specially designed for runners and their dogs.
  • After all that running, your dog will be ready to crash into a really comfortable dog bed. Even better would be an orthopedic dog bed designed to cushion sore muscles and achy joints.

Ideas for Fun Dog Walks

Does your dog love taking you on hikes where the wild ones hang out? Put on your most comfortable t-shirt, take a hoodie along to keep your trail buddy warm, and pack some yummy snacks. Then grab a two-way radio if you're heading out with a group of other dog owners, and hit the trails. That's the best way of all to spend quality time with your best friend this holiday season!

When shopping for gifts for your dog, always check out the products at Animals Matter first. We carry only the finest pet products because that's exactly what your dog deserves. Call us for more gift suggestions for your pet or to have all of your questions answered by our friendly, dog-loving team members.


What are some good gift ideas for pet parents?

It's hard to go wrong with a dog DNA test if their dog is a mixed breed. Other great choices include personalized items that feature their dog or anything that allows them to pamper their beloved pooch.

What are some gifts a pet parent can give their pet?

How about a luxuriously soft new dog bed or a superbly comfortable crate mat? Of course, a bag of tasty treats or a new chew toy is always appreciated too!

What are some great toys for a dog?

Interactive dog toys will exercise your dog's mind and body. Besides, what dog can resist a toy that dispenses treats as they play or as they solve the parts of the puzzle? It's a gift that just keeps on giving!

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