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31 Best Gifts for Animal Lovers

Shopping for the animal lover in your life doesn’t have to be hard, nor does it have to be expensive. Whether the person you’re shopping for this holiday season is a pet owner or simply follows loads of cute dogs on Instagram (hey, we do, too!), there are so many different routes you can take when looking for the best gift for the animal lover on your list. Cutesy or more practical? Clothing or kitchenware? Then there’s the decision of whether or not to get something personalized. (The answer is yes, always yes.)

Regardless of which avenue you choose, we’ve scoured the internet for all of the options, making it easy for you to scroll through, purchase, and get to the next person on your holiday shopping list. And don’t think we discriminate when it comes to our furry (and not so furry) friends. Below, we’ve recommended gifts for dog devotees, cat people, sea creature lovers, the safari obsessed, and more. Some are actually for the animals (i.e. a nifty portable pet water bottle) and some simply honor them (i.e. a custom pet portrait). Either way, they’re bound to be loved and appreciated just as much, if not more than the animals themselves.

Here are the best presents you can get for the animal enthusiast—aside from an actual pet, that is. (If you plan to do that, you may want to consult them first. And good luck on the gift-wrapping!)

1

Pet All The Dogs T-Shirt

Now that’s what we call ambition! This tee comes in five colors and is bound to be popular among friends and family. 

2

Custom Pet Phone Case

A furry friend will always be nearby when you gift this personalized pet phone case. All you’ll need is a good quality photo of their animal and knowledge of their phone model.

3

Puppy Socks

These might be the cutest animal socks to exist. Not only do they have ears (!!), but spot the little paws on the soles! These cozy socks would make the perfect gift or stocking stuffer.

4

Dog Face Pillow

These puppy cushions are hook-sewn by hand from 100% wool and feature the cutest K-9 expressions. Just look at those pug eyes!

5

Personalized Pet Portrait Necklace

Any pet parent would appreciate the thoughtfulness behind a gift like this one—the ability to be with their furry friends all the time. Include up to three portraits on one chain and choose between white gold plated, rose gold plated, or gold plated metal. 

6

Dansl Kane Clog

Dubbed one of the best shoes for nurses, Dansko is known for its innovative, comfortable clogs. Whether the animal-lover in your life stands on their feet all day or not, these shoes are great for anything from wearing around the house to running to the store. 

7

Nado Pet Hair Remover

Do your friend a favor by upgrading them from regular old lint rollers to this—an innovative pet hair remover that makes fighting fur so much easier. And there’s no sticky tape or adhesive involved. To clean, it just needs emptied and is ready to use again, which is super eco-friendly. 

8

Cat Butt Refrigerator Magnets

Any cat lover would be honored to cover their refrigerator in a variety of cat bums and have a good laugh every time they walk by. 

9

Abstract Sea Turtle Blanket

This blanket features beautiful illustrations of whimsical sea turtles that will remind them of the ocean every time they snuggle up in its sherpa-lined warmth.

10

Paw Print Serving And Cutting Board

Take charcuterie to the next level with this adorable paw-shaped cutting board. It’s made of bamboo wood and is equally functional and decorative.

11

Ceramic Cattle Succulent Planter Pots

A perfect gift for the plant and animal lover, these adorable elephant planters make for the ultimate present. A subtle touch of color gives these ceramic planters some extra oomph. Meanwhile, bottom drain holes and two plant mesh pads help give your plant a healthy environment

12

Silicone Cat Egg Mold

Anyone with a good sense of humor will appreciate this silly spin on breakfast. Some might even say it makes purrrfect eggs.

13

Treat Tossing Wifi Camera

It’s hard to imagine how a pet gadget can get more impressive than this: a pet camera that keeps an eye on pups while they’re unattended and throws treats when they’re on their best behavior. It also features two-way audio to allow for conversation from the owner, and it’s Alexa device compatible.  

14

Elephant Salt and Pepper Shaker Set

These adorable “kissing” elephants magnetically stick together when they’re not being used to season food. Unfortunately, salt and pepper won’t actually come out of their trunks (the holes are atop their heads), but that would be really cool. 

15

Funny Pet Printed Oven Mitt

Whether you’re buying for a cat or dog person, one of these kitschy oven mitts is a no-brainer. They’re made of supreme heat-resistant material and would make a great conversation piece at any family barbecue. 

16

The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts

New York Times bestseller, this book is full of unexpected animal facts that would marvel anyone. For example, did you know that ostriches can’t walk backward? 

17

Dog Water Bottle

If a dog owner in your life doesn’t have one of these, they need one ASAP—especially if outdoor adventuring is their thing. This genius bottle releases water into its cup-shaped top and any unused  drains back in so none goes to waste. It’s also leak-proof and very compact, making it travel-friendly. 

18

Pet Odor Eliminating Candle

With the love and attention of furry friends comes their sometimes unpleasant smells, and this candle was especially formulated to eliminate those types of odors. It’s made of 100% natural soy wax, comes in 20 fragrances, and has a 60-hour burn time.

19

Corgi Planters

These tiny planters are almost as cute as corgis themselves. And unlike many stylish pots, they actually have drainage holes to prevent overwatering which makes them a great gift.

20

Ceramic Sea Creature Mug

Elevate the coffe-sipping experience with a mug like this that reveals a beautiful sea creature as it empties. Choose from a turtle, whale, starfish, manatee, and more.

21

Pet Water Fountain

Keep a friend’s pet’s water clean and always aplenty with this adorable and functional fountain. It holds 84 ounces of water at a time, comes with a silicone mat that acts as a splash guard, and operates with a quiet, low-consumption pump. 

22

BFF Pet Parent and Child Graphic Tee

This may be taking pet parenthood a step too far but, you know what? We’re here for it. Plus, the graphic design is fashionable and made by an independent artist.

23

Safari Snack Bowls

Bring the wilderness into the kitchen with these beautiful safari snack bowls that were hand-carved from jacaranda wood in KenyaGrab this lovely elephant one, or complete the set with the zebra and giraffe designs. 

24

Bad Dog Wisdom Tumblers

Fido teaches his owners a few new tricks in this hilarious series of glass tumblers. They’re sure to give any dog lover a good laugh. 

25

Turtle Tofu Press

A more beautiful tofu press simply does not exist. This one comes with a perforated tray inside and silicone band to squeeze excess water into the bottom of the wooden container, keeping a puddle from forming on the counter. 

26

Painted Blossoms Hummingbird Feeder

This intricate hummingbird feeder doubles as a piece of art—it was hand-blown and hand-painted by local artisans in Mexico, and any lawn would be lucky to display it. 

27

Brian The Lion Print

To create Brian’s intriguing dimension and color, Portland-based artist Jennifer Mercede used a combination of ballpoint pen, watercolor crayon, colored pencil, and acrylic paint on wood. Uncommon Goods provides the option to purchase a print of his gloriousness framed or unframed.

28

North American Bird Call Set

Both the novice and experienced birders in your life will appreciate this handmade bird call set created by French woodworker Francois Morel. The instruments emit American Robin, Mallard duck, and Black-capped Chickadee calls. 

29

Hand Painted Pet Ornament

The holiday cheer can be endless thanks to these custom, hand-painted pet ornaments. Who doesn’t love showing off their animal’s cuteness at every chance they get? 

30

Custom Pet Portrait

Because every pet is royalty and deserves to be treated as such. This Etsy seller offers a variety of Renissance portrait styles, so there’s plenty of opportunity to gift a one-of-a-kind conversation piece. 

31

Dachshund Embossing Rolling Pin

Forget cookie cutters, this pin makes any baked good more sophisticated and fun thanks to its embossed design. This one just happens to be dachshunds.  

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