Editor’s Note: In a three-part series featuring the best stocking stuffers for your pets this season, the Figo Pet Insurance team shares their favorites.
The holidays are always a special time to eat, drink, and enjoy time with your loved ones--especially those four-legged ones. Those pets usually have their own stockings and, at least in our family, the pets get their stockings first so they are distracted while everyone else opens their presents.
Whether you’re looking for some gift ideas for the pets or their humans, we’ve got you covered.
Top 5 Gifts for Pet Parents
1. The Dog Print Tie.
A great gift for the dog-loving, business person on your list, or maybe to show some canine style at special events, either way the Brooks Brothers Dog Print Tie is the perfect gift. Available in a variety of colors, and retails for $79.
2. A Pet Tote.
The Canvas Tote Pet Carrier from Land’s End is the perfect way to carry your small dog in style, or even your Great Dane if you get creative. The bag is 100% cotton and can be personalized with your pet’s name. Available in red/natural and navy/natural and retails for $49.50
3. Cat Ears Headphones.
Brookstone’s Cat Ears Headphones are perfect for the cat-fancying, music lover in your family. These uniquely designed headphones allow the wearer to share the music with friends, while enjoying the music individually. Comes in turquoise or purple, and sells for $99.99 at Macy’s.
4. Your Dog Bestie T-Shirt.
For the dog owner who wants to stay in watching Netflix in their sweatpants (and who doesn’t feel that way every now and then), this “I Just Want To Hang With My Dog" t-shirt from TheDailyTay on Etsy will make them smile. Bonus: 20% of proceeds go to animal shelters (primarily, Chicago’s Felines & Canines). Available in S-XXL, and sells for $24.
5. Fuzzy Cat Cell Phone Case.
For that cat person on your list that can’t seem to put their phone away, the Kawaii Cat Phone Case from Etsy’s tsrose is the ideal gift. The case is handmade, has a tail and comes in a variety of Android and iPhone sizes, as well as six different colors for $14.50.
Bonus: Figo Pet Insurance.
The gift of pet insurance is the best of both worlds: It makes pet medical care more accessible, and gives pet parents peace of mind for unexpected accidents and injuries. More importantly, it provides more quality time with your pet.
Top 5 Gifts for Pets
1. Rope Dog Toys.
We love every one of these Jax & Bones Rope Toys—they’re 100% eco-friendly, made with cotton rope dyed in vegetable dyes. And while there’s quite a variety to choose from, we’re partial to Fran the Flamingo and her bright colors. Bonus: All Jax & Bones Rope Toys give 10% back to animal rescue organizations! The toys retail for between $10–$20.
2. Goat’s Milk Dog Soap.
Only the best for your dog’s skin, especially during the harsh winter months. The Y.U.M Bar Dog Soap from Indigo Wild is made from goat’s milk and includes natural ingredients: 100% food grade olive, coconut, palm and castor oils, aloe, citronella and other pure essential oils. So lather up your pooch, while supporting a good cause. For every Y.U.M. Bar sold, Indigo Wild donates $1 to Kansas City Sheltie Rescue.
3. Treat Dispensing Dog Toy.
For the dog who has oodles of energy and inhales all his food in three seconds, the PetSafe Busy Buddy Magic Mushroom Dog Toy is a lifesaver. It keeps your pooch engaged, challenges their mind and slows their eating pace—buying you some time. Two sizes are available, small and medium/large, and it sells for $14.95.
4. Ombre Rope Dog Leash.
Leashes all tend to look the same, so this handmade and hand-dyed Teal Ombré Rope Dog Leash from MoondogDesignStudio is the perfect gift for the stylish dog owner that wants to stand out from the crowd. We love the ombre effects (especially the teal) but they also come in solid colors. The ‘pretty yet practical’ leash retails for $36 on Etsy.
5. Cat Activity Center.
Cats love to chase flashy objects and they love to sharpen their claws—the Bergan Star Chaser Turbo Scratcher masterfully brings those two activities together. So save your furniture and keep kitty entertained! The LED ball and the cat scratching pad are replaceable. Available in multiple colors and retails for $17.99 in pet stores and online. (Tip: There’s also an upgraded version with additional attractions, such as a dangling feather toy.)
Bonus: PupJoy Box.
Can’t decide what to get for your pet? Subscribe to a PupJoy plan and they’ll pick out some pooch-friendly items based on your profile selections. PupJoy has options for sensitive tummies and organic needs, as well as dog size and toy preference. Prices range from $29 to $44 per box depending on your selections.
The Figo team wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday season!
For more pet gift ideas, check out Cecily's Picks for the season's best pet stocking stuffers, or Kelsie's Picks for the season's best pet stocking stuffers.