With the holidays upon us once again, many of us are putting together our gift lists. For those choosing just the right gift for pet parents, or even their own beloved pets, there are lots of wonderful gifts as well as gift ideas for all kinds of pet companions. Here are some suggestions to help you choose a great gift.
Honoring a Beloved Pet Through Donations
Unsure just what gift would best suit your pet recipient? How about giving a donation to your favorite pet charity in honor of your special pet? This gift gives in so many ways.:
Local Animal Shelters - Abused and abandoned animals, as well as animals seeking a new home will benefit from your gift. Making a donation to a local animal shelter will help with the cost of spaying and neutering the animals being sheltered. This gift helps reduce the number of abandoned pets too, by helping to control the animal population.
Donation to pet charities – Select your favorite animal charity and make a donation. There are lots of organizations that could use your support to continue their important work, plus it shows your love for animals and your appreciation for the services these organizations offer. These charities provide services like emergency relief such as food and pet supplies where needed following natural disasters.
Memorial Tribute – This donation can be given to your veterinary hospital, favorite pet charity, or as a monetary gift to a pet shelter to help with the costs of adoption to a family that needs help.
Organic Gifts for Pets
Kitty Catnip Stocking – These 4” specially treating stockings come filled with organically grown catnip, a safely sewn in bell and are made from soft faux suede.
Fruit-shaped Catnip Toys – These handmade catnip toys are made of high quality cotton twill, and filled with 100% organically grown catnip, containing no fillers, plastic, chemicals or pesticides. They come in a variety of shapes such as apples, bananas and lemons.
Stuffed Chew Toys – Dogs will love these soft toys made from safe, non-toxic, all natural organic fabric, colored with natural plants and minerals and triple washed in pure water to set the color. These toys are also saliva resistant, machine washable and environmentally safe.
Non Stick Bone-shaped Muffin Pan – For those of you who like to make treats for their beloved canine companions, try baking goodies in these appropriately shaped baking pans.
Non-stick Bone-shaped Cake Pan – This is a must have for any dog lover’s kitchen. Whether it’s a party for a dog or his beloved companion, this cake will always be a hit!
Bone-shaped Ice Cube Tray – Make chilled drinks even better with these bone-shaped ice cubes! Dog lovers will have fun serving these up at their next party.
Sunburst Hummingbird Feeder – This radiant feeder will bring a burst of sunshine to any spot. It’s hammered tin with a rich rustic finish and a bright red feeder in the center. It would be a perfect addition to any garden or window.
Wall Mounted Fish Bowls - This acrylic fish bowl is a really great addition to any contemporary home or an apartment where space is limited.
Standing Glass Fish Vase - How about a fabulous hand-blown glass vase for your favorite fish enthusiast! Each piece is unique and this will surely get a lot of attention in any home.
If you're not sure what to get someone who loves pets as much as you do, you can always visit your local pet store and get a gift certificate. Gift certificates are always the perfect gift, and you can never get too many!
Dog and cat owners will love a gift certificate from their favorite pet groomer.
If you know someone who travels frequently and needs help caring for their favorite pet while they're away...you could offer to take care of their pet for them during their next trip away. Pet owners will love this gift, especially since most of them will not ask for this particular kind of help.