5 Gift Ideas for Dog and Cat Lovers

Disclosure:  This post was written in partnership with Responsival.  All opinions are my own.

Before I had my son, I was a pet parent! Our dog Shadow and our cats Sugar and Mina are not just pets, they are members of the family!  If you know someone this Christmas season, who is hard to buy for, and this person loves their pets as much as I do, then perhaps you should get them a Christmas gift that honors their pet.  Here are a few gifts for dog lovers and cat lovers that I hope will inspire you.

Pet Portraits

Who doesn’t have a photo of their favorite dog?  I’m always taking pictures on my phone, and I’m also happy to get actual prints.  Better yet, you could get a canvas print of your loved one’s pet.

But if friend already has photos of their pet, then you can think outside the box by getting them pet portrait like no other! Mr&MrsPaw takes an ordinary photo of your dog or cat and turns it in to a literal work of art!  Just choose a costume, upload your photo, and order your canvas.  This is such a fun idea, and they have so many themes to choose from.  Mr&MrsPaw can transform your favorite pet into a military general or Renaissance royalty!  They can even make turn the pet into a popular movie character or a work of art that goes along with your favorite sport or hobby.

Pet Jewelry and Christmas Ornaments

I personally make hand stamped jewelry and Christmas ornaments, that I sell in my shop, Simply Sweet Creations.  I offer a variety of designs, many of which can be personalized with your pet or loved one’s name.  I also have a variety of beads and charms to choose from, including pet-themed charms.  I also offer custom ordering.  So if you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for, you can just message me, and I’ll make exactly what you want!

Housewares and Home Decor

If the person has more than one pet, or you don’t have a photo of the pet, consider a general home decor item that is dog or cat themed.  This time of year the stores are stocked with all kinds of adorable throw blankets.  This is a very practical that anybody can use!

If you don’t think they’d love a blanket, consider an animal statue or figurine.  You can find so many options for both indoor and outdoor use!


Everyone can use clothing, and tshirts are very affordable!  A simple internet search of the words “dog shirt” brings up a whole host of options, including some that are very funny!  And if you are like and me and you love the custom gifts, you can look for a personalized shirt.

Memorial Items

Sadly, two of my furbabies have passed over the rainbow bridge.  My 5 year old reminded me the other day, that they are still here, just in our hearts!  If you know someone who is missing a dog or cat this year you might consider getting a present in memory of their pet.

In my shop I sell “In Loving Memory” and “Always in my Heart” Christmas ornaments.  Every year when I hang these on my tree, it reminds me that our furbabies are still here.

I also recently learned about cremation art glass.  They take ashes and make it in to beautiful works of art and jewelry.

I hope this list inspires you to find something amazing for your favorite pet parent!




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