15 Must-Have Christmas Gifts For Pets And The Humans Who Love Them

man, woman, baby, and a dog wearing matching yukon sweaters from dog threads while sitting on the floor under a blanket AND container of chopin' chicken entree from petplate sat on a counter with fresh ingredients like sweet potatoes, green beans, and apples displayed around it

Our pets are some of the most important companions we have in life, which is exactly why they shouldn’t be excluded from the gifting portion of the holiday season.

Whether you’re shopping for your own pet, someone else’s pet, or another pet parent, finding the purrfect animal-related Christmas gift is no easy task. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of incredible gifts that your friends, both human and animal, will adore.

1. Stunning pet portraits.

If you want a portrait of just your pets or the entire family together, all you have to do is submit a photo for the artist to base it on and voilà! You’ll have an insanely adorable portrait that you’ll be able to cherish for years to come. Plus, there are so many options when it comes to size and portrait material (wrapped canvas, framed print, and print).

2. Easy-to-use dog treat maker.

Surprise your dog with delicious, unprocessed treats right from home with this treat maker! Although it’s a pawsome gift for any pup, it’s especially perfect for those with allergies or special diets.

Not sure what to make? Included with the treat maker is a recipe guide full of simple snacks that can be made with ingredients commonly found in any kitchen.

3. PrettyLitter.

Designed with advanced odor control, these innovative litter boxes are total game changers. In addition to eliminating the smelly part of the litter box process, thanks to their non-clump formula, you’ll only need to refill them once a month.

The formula is also made to change color, notifying you of potential health issues so you can get your cat the help they need ASAP. Plus, you don’t even need to go to the store — simply let them know how many cats you have, and they’ll deliver them to your door every month!

4. Festive matching socks for pets and their humans.

You and your furry friend can celebrate the season in style with these holiday-themed matching socks! They’re the best touch for Christmas Day photos, but we won’t judge you for wearing them year-round.

5. Hoodies and bandanas.

Ethically sourced and made with incredibly soft fabric, your pet can be both comfortable and fashionable! No matter if you choose a hoodie or a bandana, there are so many fun colors and patterns to choose.

6. Faux fur cat tree and hammock.

Give your feline friend everything they need in one spot: a soft place to nap, dangling pom-pom toys to attack, and durable pillars to scratch to their heart’s content. Best of all, these cat trees are made to be compact and easy to assemble.

7. Dog food subscription service with PetPlate.

With PetPlate, you can trust that your dog is getting the kind of food they need in order to live a long, happy life. Each meal is veterinarian and nutritionist designed and lovingly made with USDA meat, fresh fruits and veggies, and a supplement blend. They even arrive to your door in ready-to-eat, pre-portioned cups, making mealtime that much easier.

Click here to get 50% off your first box.

8. DIY paw print kit.

With this deluxe kit, you’ll have everything you need to preserve your sweet pet’s paw print forever. It’s the perfect way to create a sentimental Christmas ornament or to celebrate their birthday!

9. Hilarious animal paw socks.

Match your furry friend by wearing a pair of socks designed to look like their paws! Yes, this is actually a thing. And, yes, it’s just as hilarious as it sounds.

10. Support Pets.

To every pet parent, their fur baby is much more than just a pet. For some, animals are even a key element in their emotional well-being as they help manage their human’s anxiety and stress levels. Thanks to Support Pets, you can easily and quickly find out if your pet qualifies as an Emotional Support Animal (ESA). With this doctor-approved certificate, you’ll be able to take your much-needed friend anywhere you go.

11. Wine for cats… yes, really.

OK, so there’s no alcohol in this clever beverage, but it does have the most comparable thing that a cat is able to consume: catnip.

12. Matching dog and human sweaters.

Family photos where everyone is wearing matching sweaters are absolutely adorable, but they’re even more precious when the dog is let in on the fun!

13. Personalized dog book.

Made in the style of “Where’s Waldo?” this incredibly unique book takes your dog on an imaginary adventure by placing them in 12 fun, high-quality illustrations.

14. Cat food subscription service with Smalls.

Thanks to Smalls, your cat can avoid consuming unnecessary, harmful filler ingredients that are often found in cheap cat food. Instead, your precious kitty can have human-grade meals that can lead to shinier fur, a less stinky litter box, and overall health improvements.

Best of all, when you try Smalls this holiday season, you’re also donating 10 meals to cats in need.

15. Gag gift calendar.

There’s nothing quite like the gift of laughter. Featuring 12 different pups in the middle of taking care of their business, this truly one-of-a-kind calendar is sure to elicit the kind of response that will be talked about for years to come.

With such a wide range of pet-related gifts, there’s no doubt the humans and animals in your life will be left speechless this holiday season!

If you know a fellow pet parent who could use some gift ideas, share this list with them.

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