The season’s best pet stocking stuffers: Cecily’s Picks
Thinking of a present for your pooch or gift for your kitten? Writer Cecily Kellogg shares her picks for best pet stocking stuffers.
Editor’s Note: In a three-part series featuring the best stocking stuffers for your pets this season, content writer and self-proclaimed cat lady, Cecily Kellogg, shares her favorites.
The Christmas holiday means fun and gifts for the whole family. So be sure not to forget those four-legged family members who give us their unconditional love all year long. If you’re looking for some stocking stuffers, here are some great ideas for affordable fun gifts sure to brighten your pet’s holiday season.
Gift Ideas for Dogs
Holiday-themed Chew Toys
Simply Fido™ Organic Holiday Rope Toys. Okay your pup may not know that the rope toy you give her this year is in the likeness of a gingerbread man, but you will. These holiday-themed pet toys are all organic—meaning that only natural pesticide-free fabrics and stuffing goes into making these delightful items. They’re sure to give your pup hours of enjoyment. Retails between $5–$15.
Cold Weather Gear
L.L. Bean™ Field Coat for Dogs. With winter on the way, Christmas is the perfect time to outfit your dog for the season. This cozy winter coat comes in all sizes from small to extra-large. 100% cotton canvas. 80-gram polyester insulation, lining of yarn-dyed plaid cotton flannel, machine washable. There’s even a snap pocket on back to hold treats or cleanup bags. Retails at around $30–$50, depending on size.
KONG™ “ZoomGroom” Dog Brush. Okay, this gift might be more for you than your dog, but the “ZoomGroom”, by the makers of Kong toys, collects loose pet hair like magic. In addition to producing a healthy, lustrous coat, a few strokes a day enhances the people-pet bond and creates a beneficial good-all-over feeling. Fantastic for both long and short-hair breeds. Retails around $5.
Collars, Leashes and Bling
The TailedTailors™ Custom Collars and Bling. Almost everyone enjoys dressing up for the holidays. Why not let your pup join in on the fun with a fancy collar, complete with their name or even your contact info! These snazzy collars are safe and made from durable, stress-tested heavy nylon webbing. Made to order. Retails between $29–$35. Bow ties also sold separately.
Gift Ideas for Cats
Prey Wands and Feather Danglers
Stark Raving Cat™ ACME TNT Sticks. Yes, just like the old cartoons, except the only thing explosive about this dynamite is your cat’s excitement when playing with it. Simply pull the fuse to release the catnip, and your feline friends are ready to play. Each stick is filed with “Gunpowder Grind” catnip. Comes with feather and sparkle fuses. Retails for around $16.
Neko Flies “Kittenator”™ Cat Toy. Neko Flies, maker of lifelike cat toys, presents the Kittenator—a furry feathery wand toy that’s sure to please any active feline. Comes with a 41" long string with a swivel clip for easy attachment to the rod. Made from durable synthetic and natural materials. Retails around $20.
Cat Toys 2.0
Catit Design™ Senses 2.0 Speed Circuit. Put your cat’s reflexes to the test with this unique customizable speed circuit. Cats will find hours of enjoyment “hunting” the light-up ball as it zips roller-coaster-style along the course. The easy-to-assemble plastic track lets you configure your circuit the way you want. Add to your layout with hills, straightaways, and curves. Retails for around $25.
Collars, Leashes, and Bling
LuvUrCats™ Breakaway Collar Set with Bells (12 Pack). The purr-fect gift for the outdoor cat, these brightly colored breakaway collars help keep your cat safe and visible to motorists. Personalize these brightly colored nylon cat collars with your embroidered message. Collars that adjust to fit neck sizes between 8" and 12". Retails between $13–$25.
I hope you and your pets have a safe and joyous holiday!
For more pet gift ideas, check out Kelsie's Picks for the season's best pet stocking stuffers, or Figo's picks for the season's best stocking stuffers.
Cecily Kellogg is a pet lover who definitely has crazy cat lady leanings. Her pets are all shelter rescues, including the dog, who is scared of the cats. She spent eight years working as a Veterinary Technician before becoming a writer. Today she writes all over the web, including here at Figo.