Because people are more in love with their critters than ever, there are any number of paw-some animal-themed items for humans that make terrific holiday gifts. Check out some of my faves, which are perfect for the animals lovers on your Christmas or Hanukkah gift list.
Pet Themed Gifts for Some ‘Furry’ Worthy Causes
A great way to honor the animal lovers in your life is by presenting them with gifts with proceeds that benefit animal rescue and welfare causes. The Glamour Puss Watch pictured above left is one of the many enchanting pet-themed items available from the Animal Rescue Site, an online store that’s under the Greater Good umbrella of charitable organizations that sell goods to aid a variety of causes.
The two-toned silver and diamond accent cat pendant on the right is just one of the many beautiful pet-themed pieces from the ASPCA Tender Voices collection of items that benefit animal causes. These are available at such retailers as JC Penney, Sears and Zales.
Sweet Treats for Pet Lovers
As if our pets weren’t sweet enough as it is, a number of chocolatiers, confectioners and baked good makers have capitalized on our love affair with our animals by producing adorably festive critter shaped goodies. Above left are the enchanting dog and cat chocolates from Kron Chocolatier of Washington, D.C. The fur-bulous cat bons on the right are from the Animal Chocolates collection available from acclaimed Japanese candy maker Goncharoff.
Oh-So-Cute Pet Clothing and Accessories
Clothing and accessories designers and manufacturers have taken the pet-themed market to new heights with a huge variety of cool items for critter lovers. Chinese online retailer Aliexpress carries a voluminous collection of kitty-inspired shoes, handbags and other accessories, including the black cat shoulder purse above left, and the embroidered feline flats on the right.
Dogs lovers can proudly sport images of their favorite breeds with the intricately airbrushed Big Face T-shirts from The Mountain.com, based in New Hampshire. This iconic maker of quality casual wear, which started out in the 1990s by producing licensed apparel for the Grateful Dead, Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix, prides itself on its environmentally friendly manufacturing approach. The company exclusively uses eco-friendly, water-based inks and dyes. Plus, the designs are free of any chemicals that could be harmful to the body.
Do you have any suggestions for unique holiday gifts for pet lovers? Please feel free to share these in the comment sections below.
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