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Pet owners are a special breed. Most consider their furry, feathered, or even scaled friends to be more like family. That means receiving an amazing gift for their loyal companion can be even more special than getting a great present themselves. Finding something useful and unique is no easy feat, though. There are only so many times you can give the generic treats, after all. To help, we’ve rounded up 23 purrrfect gifts for the next-level animal lover in your life. From a stay at the first luxury dog hotel in the world to a collar and leash set by Tiffany & Co., these lavish presents are sure to get tails wagging.
Tractive GPS Pet Tracker
If you’re shopping for a tech-savvy pet owner, Tractive’s GPS tracker is a great option. Essentially a Fitbit for animals, the nifty device attaches to a cat or dog’s collar and allows the owner to follow their furry friend via smartphone. In addition to providing the animal’s exact location, the tracker shows how active they’ve been, how much rest they’ve gotten and how many calories they’ve burned. You can set goals for pets and even compete with other cats or dogs.
Treat the dog lover on your list year-round with a BarkBox subscription. Each month, the lucky recipient and their pooch will have a box filled with toys and treats delivered right to the door, so they never run out of something to chew on. Boxes follow specific themes every month (think “Lick or Treat” for October or “The Barkies” during awards season) to keep things interesting. Best of all, you get to be a perennial Santa.
The quickest way to any cat lover’s heart is by helping with the thankless daily chores, like serving food and changing the litter. You can do exactly that by gifting them a robot or two from Autopets. The Michigan-based outfit’s $549 LitterRobot takes care of pretty much all the litter box duties, while the $249 Feeder-Robot automatically dispenses cat food at designated mealtimes. It’s automation at its best.
Plush Cuddle Stuffed ‘Clones’
The only thing that a pet owner could ever love more than their loyal companion is a lookalike. Enter Cuddle Clones. These custom stuffed animals look exactly like the original pet. Handcrafted from the highest quality faux fur, the plush “clones” capture all of the physical details and unique features of the real-life muse. The clones aren’t just of dogs or cats, either. You can create a replica of birds, rabbits or even horses. The only thing you have to worry about is the actual animal getting jealous.
Staud Pet Portrait Leather Bags
It’s always good when a gift can pull double duty. Staud’s custom pet bags can not only carry all your essentials, they’re a work of art, too. Each design can be emblazoned with a detailed portrait of a precious pet. There is a myriad of different bags to choose from in a variety of colors, though you can’t go past classic black leather. All you need to do is provide Staud with a full-body image of the pet in question and prepare to win the holidays.
Bonne et Filou Dog Macarons
Bonne et Filou is like Ladurée for dogs. It sells a range of pet-friendly macarons that make a chic little gift for any Francophile pet lover in your clique. The pet pâtisserie is handmade in the US from dog-friendly ingredients and is available in a range of different flavors, like strawberry, rose and vanilla. The gift box is a great option as it comprises three varieties to ensure ol’ Fido never gets bored. Oh là là.
Barbour Dog Blanket
Designed for dapper dogs, Barbour’s dog blanket is guaranteed to keep four-legged friends warm and comfy wherever they may be. With Barbour’s iconic tartan on one side and cozy fleece on the other, the stylish throw gives pooches a plush and preppy place to lay. Made in the UK, it spans 48 inches by 57 inches and can accommodate most dogs. It’s also machine washable, so it’ll stay nice and fresh for your pup. The best part? It’ll pair perfectly with the owner’s Barbour garb.
Tuft + Paw Choco Tent
Cats are elusive creatures that love their personal space. That’s why Tuft + Paw’s Choco Tent makes a thoughtful gift for cat owners. Crafted from natural materials, it comes in five neutral colors that fit in easily with any decor. Inside, the easily washable cushion actually contours to your kitty’s body and acts as a comfortable resting place away from annoying humans. The whole thing takes just two minutes to assemble which is the real gift here.
Frontgate Wentworth Dog Sofa
Forget the humble dog bed and opt for Frontgate’s lavish Wentworth Dog Sofa instead. Perfect for the canine obsessed, it will make any pooch feel like royalty. On top of that, it looks just like a classic Chesterfield lounge (only smaller) and makes a stylish addition to any adobe. Built on a solid wood frame, the sofa can accommodate dogs up to 80 pounds. It’s plenty comfy, too, with rolled arms, a tufted back and a removable seat cushion. Covered in stain-resistant upholstery, it sports a handsome nailhead trim for added longevity.
Paul Smith Daschund Socks
Any animal lover is sure to appreciate Paul Smith’s Daschund Socks. Made in Italy, the navy crews feature a repeating dachshund pattern, with each dog sporting a hat and matching scarf. The socks are also crafted from a high-quality mercerized cotton blend for increased resistance and added color depth. Not to mention, they’re utterly adorable. If you want to go one step further, though, there are businesses, such as Porter Reid, that create custom socks with pictures of pets on them. It all depends on just how far you want to take it.
Versace Dog Bag Dispenser and Charm
Versace’s Medusa Dog Bag Dispenser is a gift that will keep on giving—bags, that is. Made in Italy, it dispenses doggy bags whenever needed to make a certain unmentionable task somewhat more manageable. It can clip onto a belt, bag or keyring and features a snap button closure for easy refill. On top of that, it comes with a matching crystallized Medusa Medallion charm that attaches to a collar because even pups like to be coordinated.
Custom Majestic Animal Ring From Larkspur & Hawk
Forget the predictable nameplate necklace, gift the pet lover in your circle a Larkspur & Hawk ring. The distinctive design takes personalization a step further by incorporating not just a pet’s name, but their face, too. The rings, which take cues from the jewelry of the Renaissance and 18th century, come fitted with custom animal sculptures. You can opt for one pet or choose to have two different ones on either side. You can also pick the color of the tourmaline gem that sits in the center of the ring and is surrounded by rose-cut diamonds. Simply send in photos of the pet, fill out a questionnaire, and the jeweler will handle the rest.
Hermès Riding Saddle
Hermès has been making saddles for elite riders since 1837 and is the only Maison that still produces riding gear. That’s a good thing, too, since it makes the perfect gift for equestrians. Made by hand at the Hermès atelier in Paris, each upscale leather saddles require 25 to 35 hours of work and showcases a level of craftsmanship that’s sure to please the most discerning riders. Naturally, the saddles can be custom fitted for both the client and the horse. Now that’s what we call VIP treatment.
Pet Oil Painting
A surefire way to any pet owner’s heart is a portrait of their beloved companion. There is a myriad of different artists available to help immortalize your animals, but Zann Hamphill certainly stands out. From her coastal studio on Vancouver Island, she creates realistic custom oil paintings of pets and ships them all across North America. Zann says oil paint allows her to work wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry to capture a beautiful variety of textures. This way she can slowly build an animal’s likeness from the ground up. The paintings are available in a range of sizes—all you need to do is send pictures of the special subject and prepare to receive a huge thanks from the lucky recipient.
Fendi Dog Coat
Designer pet wear is a booming business. From Moncler to Prada, it seems every high-end label is now crafting apparel and accessories for four-legged folk. The latest line of luxury pet accessories from Fendi, which was unveiled earlier this year, makes a great gift for the animal lover in your life and will ensure Fido is at the bleeding edge of pooch fashion. The dog coat is particularly stylish. Made in Italy, it features the house’s iconic “FF” motif in shades of brown and tobacco. Finished with a collar and removable strap, the coat is slightly padded to keep your pup nice and comfy. If you’re feeling generous, opt for the matching pet carrier.
Tiffany & Co. Collar and Leash Set
Everybody likes a little Tiffany & Co. bling come Christmas time—pets included. Treat your animal lover and their four-legged companion to this three-piece set by the storied luxury jeweler. The matching collar and leash are both crafted from Italian leather and finished in the iconic Tiffany blue. The duo also features palladium-plated metal hardware that will stand the test of time. The dog bowl, meanwhile, is bone china and is both microwavable and dishwasher safe. This lucky pooch will be the Audrey Hepburn of the dog world.
YSL Belt Bag
Walkies are no fun when you have to schlep about doggy bags and treats. That’s why a bag makes a very thoughtful gift. Made in Italy, YSL’s classic monogram belt bag can hold everything an owner needs and free up their hands for petting. Crafted from crocodile-embossed sheepskin leather, it features black metal hardware that renders both strong and chic. The unisex design also sports an adjustable pin-buckle that means it can fit all different sizes. Inside, the pocket is fitted with three card slots and offers enough space for pet-related gear. Best of all, you can use this stylish bag beyond the dog park.
A Stay at Urban Mutts
Urban Mutts is the first luxury dog hotel in the world. Located a short walk (or walkies) from London’s West End, the five-star hotel offers overnight stays, daycare, fitness classes and, of course, grooming. Shell out £150 (about $207) to cover the initiation fee for membership and then your favorite animal lover will be able to plan a little vacay for their pup whenever they’re heading across the pond. You’re giving the owner a mini-break, too, which is a nice little bonus.
Catastrophic Creations Cat Hammock
Cat owners are always looking for interesting new ways to spoil their beloved felines. Catastrophic Creations creates a range of stylish cat furniture that attaches to the wall to create a space for cats to both play and lounge on. Pieces are sold individually or as a set, but can always be rearranged and modified to create an ever-evolving playground for your feline friends. The hammock with a built-in planter is particularly fetching as it also adds a splash of greenery to the home.
Mr. Dog Stoneware Treat Jar
While giving treats is a lot of fun, finding a place to store them can be a pain. Pups deserve better than Tupperware, after all. That’s where this stylish solution by New York outfit Mr. Dog comes in. Handcrafted by a Brooklyn ceramist, this stoneware canister will give the animal enthusiast in your midst a way to keep treats fresh without sacrificing any style points. Finished in a rich black glaze, the jar is free of any dog-related words to ensure it’s nice and subdued. That also means it can also be used to store treats for cats or even sugar cubes for horses.
WagWellies by Wagwear
If the pet lover on your list has a cat or dog that’s particularly precious, gift them a set of WagWellies by Wagwear. As the name implies, these slip-on rubber pet shoes are kind of like the Wellington boots of the animal world. Sleek and sturdy, they will protect paws from the elements. They’re also sure to make one hell of a fashion statement. WagWellies are available in a range of colors, so you can pick a set that suits Fido’s coat—of fur, that is.
A Tribe of Goats from Oxfam America
For the pet owner (and pet) who has everything, why not opt for a gift with a philanthropic twist. Oxfam’s charity gift cards allow you to buy everything from honeybees to a pair of sheep on behalf of your animal lover to help those living in poverty around the world. The tribe of goats, for instance, gives families a chance to earn a decent income and can change everything. We’re sure Fido will be on board with that.
Cat Water Fountain
The more water cats and dogs get, the better. That’s why a pet-friendly water fountain is a great gift for the animal lover on your list. This striking ceramic design by ThirstyCat Fountains will not only encourage four-legged friends to drink more, but it also makes a nice little design feature for the home, too. Finished in a green glaze, the fountain features an upper basin from which the water flows out into the bowl below. This gives pets three separate places to drink. Irrespective of the name, ThirstyCat Fountains is a good choice for dogs as well.