Top 5 Gifts for the Pet Obsessed!
The holiday season is approaching and time is running short to come up with a great gift for your loved ones. If you know someone who is a dedicated pet parent, here are my top 5 gifts for the pet obsessed that could help procure the perfect present.
1. A Custom Pet Art Portrait
Toping my list, of course, is a custom hand-drawn portrait created by yours truly. Made to your specifications, pet portraits are creative, one-of-a-kind keepsakes that have deep, sentimental meaning and will be treasured for years to come. They are a perfect way to immortalize the special animal in one’s life.
Alternatively, Pet Art offers gift voucher packages for pet portraits. Shipped to you in a ‘ready to gift’ decorative pet-themed set, they are the stress-free solution! If you’d like your recipient to be the one taking part in the creative process, or just don’t want to be handling delicate artwork, this option is for you.
2. Subscription Pet Boxes
Subscription loot boxes are currently all the rage. As this service becomes more popular, a wider variety of specialty boxes are becoming available. There are currently tons of pet specific boxes out there. Most of these boxes focus on providing high-quality pet products and exclusive accessories not available in stores.
As a pet parent to many different animals, I’ve had great experiences using subscription pet boxes. Here are a few I’d like to highlight:
- Bark Box
Creative new themes every month, Bark Box brings a new world of toys, treats and doggie joy.
- Cat Lady Box
Be proud to be a cat lady! A monthly subscription featuring exclusive items for cats AND their person. ‘
- Happy Bunny Club
A UK based team focused on making the world brighter for bunnies. They source the best toys & treats, taking extra care to make to make sure all items are bunny safe.
Bowzer Box – Dog Toys, Treats & Accessories
Meow Box Cat – Toys, Treats & Accessories
Squawk Box – Bird Toys, Treats & Accessories
Rat Pak Monthly – Rat Toys, Treats & Accessories
3. Tickets to a Pet Convention or Expo
Many areas have fantastic pet events happening year-round. Most are pet-friendly and tickets are often inexpensive, making it a great option for the whole family. These events typically have exotic petting zoos, pet fashion shows, vendors offering special deals on high-end products, and various live entertainment.
For pet events near you, it’s best to research your local area. Here are my recommendations for Ontario:
- Canadian Pet Expo – GTA
- KW Pet Expo – Kitchener-Waterloo
- Ottawa Pet Expo – Ottawa
- Woofstock – Downtown Toronto
4. Pet Magazine Subscription
Another subscription option that lets the gifts keep coming every month! For hardcore pet enthusiasts, a magazine subscription can provide the latest news and trends regarding their pet, along with entertaining stories and specialized offers. A wide variety of pet magazines are available, but here are my top picks:
5. Pet Related Classes & Venues
There is a wide variety of activities that are either pet inclusive or have enjoyable interactions with animals. A gift package from one of these services can provide an interactive gift for pet lovers.
- Bunny Yoga Classes
Better than regular yoga! Adorable bunnies for added relaxation.
My Pick: Sunberry Fitness in Richmond, BC
- Dog Cafe Gift Card
Dog-friendly cafes for a lunch date with your buddy.
My Picks: Munchies Coffee House & Barkery in Hamilton, ON
- Cat Cafe Gift Card
Play with cats as you enjoy delicious cafe fare.
My Pick: My Kitty Cafe in Guelph, ON
- Pet Photography Session
Set up a professional photo shoot for pets and their people.
My Pick: Tuff Scruff Pet Photography
- Pet Safety & Education Classes
Great for kids and new pet owners. Animal safety is number one! My Picks:
Pawsitively Kids Pet Camp – Camps for kids where they can interact with animals and be educated on pet care.
St. John Ambulance Pet First Aid Course – Keeping your pet safe in the event of an emergency.
Thanks for reading. As you can see there’s a vast amount of pet goodies out there. Do you think I missed any great pet lover gifts? Shoot my a note with your suggestions, they may get posted at a later date.