The traditional time of holiday gift-giving is always closer than it seems. Serious sale opportunities like Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Small Business Saturday are coming up fast. Picking out the perfect gifts for friends and family can be a challenge. If you’re shopping for someone like me, a dyed-in-the-wool crazy dog lady, this gift guide will give you some perfect hints.
Cards for Canines is a pet-focused company that specializes in portraits and customized greeting cards. Not only are these gifts sure to be treasured, they also provide for canine charity! Ten percent of all proceeds go to Cincinnati-area no-kill shelters as chosen by company owner and illustrator Abigail Nurre.
Not every great gift for dog lovers goes straight to the dog! A friend or relative who loves both pooches and ink may be thrilled with an opportunity to immortalize their favorite canine companion. Check with local tattoo parlors to find one that offers gift certificates; if this isn’t feasible you can always make one yourself. Some dogs are so beloved they have to be remembered FUREVER! (Interested in dog tattoo inspirations? Check here!)
Sea Bags creates tough, all-weather tote bags by hand using recycled sails. Based in Portland, Maine, this outstanding company offers a range of different totes, or you can have a customized bag created to match your favorite dog lover’s needs exactly.
Waggo makes dishwasher-safe hand-glazed pet bowls in three different sizes. Their bowls are sold in a range of different cheery colors to go with any sort of decor. Want something a little more versatile? Check out the Chalkboard Bowl, which allows owners to create their own ever-changing customizations!
What better way to celebrate your dog or somebody else’s for that matter than to purchase a stone statue of their own particular animal for their garden. OutdoorArtPros.com have a lovely selection of these items and they could be the perfect gift.
If you know somebody who regrets working in an office that’s not pet-friendly, consider investing in a PetChatz for them. This high-tech tool allows owners to check up on pooches no matter how far away they work. PetChatz plugs directly into a wall socket and has a screen for two-way pet checkups from the owner’s phone or computer. The monitor also allows them to release treats remotely, making a long-distance relationship with a dog a lot more intimate.
Dog Bed From Land’s End
Land’s End’s canvas-covered dog beds are the perfect place for a pampered pooch to rest his weary paws. The company produces a wide range of colors, shapes, and sizes, making it easy to provide a comfortable napping spot for virtually any dog. You can even have the lucky pup’s name embroidered on the bed in a variety of different fonts.
Why not give a practical gift to the pet lover on your list? Pet Assure is a long-term discount plan for veterinary care that will make it significantly cheaper to take care of a dog. Flashing their Pet Assure enrollment card will entitle your dog owner to savings every time they visit the vet. The membership also earns them to discounts on merchandise!
Moon and Lola creates unique customized cutout ornaments in either silver or gold. Simply upload a photo and pick out a font for the lucky pooch’s name. This classy pet gift is a steal at just $24.
Got some paw-some gift ideas of your own? Why not share! I’m always happy to find out about great new products for dog lovers.
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