Christmas is the most magical time of the year and finding the perfect gift for your four-legged family members will only make it even more special.
Whether you’re shopping for a puppy or a kitty, an adult or senior pet, you’ll want to make sure your furry friend has something unique to open on Christmas day.
To help you make your pet’s Christmas extra special, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 best gifts for your pets. From interactive toys to cozy beds, these are sure to bring a smile to your pet’s face and help create lasting memories.
You could be looking for something fun, practical or just plain cute, but no worries because this pet owner’s guide has got you covered. So, grab your wallet and get ready to spoil your pet this holiday season!
1. Interactive toys
Cats and dogs of all ages love to play, so don’t be surprised if your furry friend tears open their gift and immediately starts playing with it.
From balls that pop to squeaky toys, there are plenty of interactive toys to choose from that will keep your pet entertained for hours. Plus, interactive toys are a great way to help relieve some stress and strengthen the bond between you and your pet.
Especially if you have a puppy, interactive toys are a must-have. Playing with your puppy is a great way to help them learn how to deal with different situations, such as how to occupy their time both indoors and outdoors, and also to relieve some of the energy they have to spare.
And if you have a senior pet, interactive toys can help them stay active and healthy as well, as they can promote their environmental enrichment. As pets age, their activity levels, and sensory and cognitive abilities tend to drop off. Therefore, interactive toys can provide them with new social experiences, exercising their brains and increasing their activity levels.
2. Treat dispensers
If your pet is obsessed with treats, they’re going to go nuts for a treat dispenser. These toys encourage good behavior and provide hours of entertainment. From simple treat balls to more complex puzzle feeders, there’s a treat dispenser to suit every pet and owner.
3. Cozy blankets or beds
What pet doesn’t love to snuggle while sleeping in a cozy blanket or bed? Exactly. That’s why a new one is the perfect gift for them.
There are plenty of options to choose from, like cuddly blankets, fancy-looking pillows or fluffy beds that will help keep your pet warm and cozy during the winter months.
And most of them, besides being comfortable, help your pet to enjoy a restful sleep for improved behavior and better health, while creating a protective atmosphere that can also relieve your pet’s anxiety and provide support to relieve joint and muscle pain.
4. Clothing and accessories
If you have a pet that loves to be stylish, give them clothing and accessories to wear.
It could be a new raincoat, collar, leash or harness, especially if their current ones are getting worn out. You can also opt for travel accessories, such as carriers, for the road-trippers in your life.
More important is for them to feel comfortable in the chosen clothing or accessories, which should be safe and perfectly suited to your best friend’s size.
5. Grooming kits
For pets that like to stay clean and appreciate all the skin and coat care, grooming accessories are also great gift ideas.
That or a spa day at a local pet grooming salon, where they can be pampered with nail trimming, coat brushing and grooming if needed, and a warm and relaxing bath.
Regular trimming and grooming are necessary not only to keep your pet looking pretty good but also to reduce the risk of them getting hurt and breaking their nails, and keeping their fur clean and healthy.
6. Favorite treats
They are always needed and pets love them! So they’re not only for rewarding good behavior, but also great for Christmas!
Choose your pet’s favorite snacks (or prepare ones at home) and make him more than happy, and delighted, with this gift.
7. Subscription to a pet food or toy delivery service
What’s better than getting their favorite food or toys only when they run out or go bad? Receiving them regularly, so they never end and there’s always a new surprise.
Monthly subscription boxes include combinations of pet products, including food, toys, accessories, snacks and grooming products, customized to each pet.
So, if you don’t have a service like this yet, consider it also as an option for a Christmas gift for your best friend. Once subscribed, just start using it and discover a whole new world of exciting ways to play together every month.
8. Pet camera
Especially for those who spend a lot of time away from home and would like to rest assured that their pet is okay, these cameras can be very helpful.
From anywhere and at any time you can see what your pet is doing live, and depending on the chosen equipment, even watch them in the dark or interact with them, so that your pet feels safe with the sound of a familiar voice.
In addition, you can recognize and record unusual behaviors that should be shown to the vet, or take pictures and record videos to immortalize good moments.
Start enjoying it already this Christmas by giving it as a gift to your pet!
9. A donation
Christmas is the most generous time of the year, so join a cause and make a donation to a local animal shelter or rescue in your pet’s name.
Better than a gift received is a gift shared, especially for those who need it most, and there will be plenty of tails wagging with happiness because of your act of generosity.
10. Last, but not least, your time and love
Not just as a Christmas present, but every day!
Nothing is more precious than giving back the loyalty of the pets that keep us company every day and make us so happy with their presence.
And at Christmas, this feeling of gratitude is even greater! Now, with all of these suggestions, it will be much easier to find the best gift for your best friend, so that they have something special waiting under the Christmas tree.
And there is yet another gift you can add to this list, free for iOS and Android – the PETABLE app! It will make your life easier and your pet’s healthier. Merry Christmas!