Gifts for Pet People

Dec 3, 2016

Cute knickknacks for dog lovers!
Credit cogdogblog (Alan Levine) [Flickr]

Gifts for pet people are easy to find, and they don't have to be expensive.  One year my sister-in-law cross-stitched a cat picture on a pillow; I still use the pillow and enjoy it all year long!

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I have been looking over my Christmas gift list. There are a few names on it that may pose a problem because they are just hard to shop for. But others on my list? They are pet people which means they are easy to buy for. I have a friend who likes Dalmatians. He has a lot of knickknacks already so this year I found a Dalmatian calendar that he can enjoy all year long. Another friend has a fondness for Tuxedo cats – you know, the black cats with white paws and white chest. Don’t tell him but I found a phone shaped like a cat and painted black with white paws. The cord is the cat’s tail! (Sure, it’s old-fashioned but he will love it.)

There seems to be no end to the gift options that have pet themes. It may be a figurine of a sleeping cat curled into a ball, or a book about pets, or even a pet calendar. So here’s a hint for those of you who are shopping for pet people – it’s really easy. Just buy them pet stuff! You can find all sorts of gifts they might appreciate, and to fit any budget – things like picture frames, t-shirts and sweatshirts, key chains, artwork, jewelry. Personally I like Christmas ornaments, to give and to receive. Almost anything you can think of, you can find something that’s just right for a pet person. And if you have limited funds, you might give a gift certificate that says you will provide pet-sitting services when your pet-owner friend has to be away.

Surprising someone with a gift you know they will like is part of the fun of Christmas. And like I said, it’s pretty easy to find a gift for a pet person. The one Christmas gift you probably should not give as a surprise is – a pet!  Instead, consider giving a gift certificate for a pet. Then after the holidays, when there may be more time to spend getting to know a new best friend, you can take the person with you to choose the pet. They get a pet they really want, and if you bring your camera or phone, you get some great first pictures! You and the new pet owner will make memories to share and enjoy for many Christmases to come, when you’re speaking of pets.

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