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16 Genius Gifts Every New Pet Parent Desperately Needs
Finding the perfect gift for a pet parent is as simple as finding the perfect gift for their pet. Like kids, sometimes pets need things that go far beyond the realm of toys and treats, though. Here are 16 gifts that are guaranteed to leave tongues (and tails) wagging for ever pet parent on your shopping list.
Rocco & Roxie Personalized Stainless Steel Dog Tags, $13
Whether they've recently welcomed a new pet to the family or just love the very sound (or sight) of their fur-faves name, every pet parent loves a good personalized...well, anything, TBH. Name tags are about as classic as it gets when it comes to personalized pet gear, and these Rocco & Roxie tags come in three gorgeous, Instagram-approved shades and they're affordable to boot. That's what we call a win-win, friends.
Groom Genie Grooming Brush, $12.99
The final piece in the battle against pet dander? Good grooming. And, obviously, even the least-allergic among us need to groom our pets regularly. The Groom Genie makes grooming easy and, dare we say it, even fun. How, you ask? By turning grooming into gentle, soothing petting. That's how the Groom Genie works. You just hold it, pet your pet, and voila! Groomed.
kin+kind Organic Nose&Paw, $10
kin+kind has a whole range of incredible, soothing products for dogs and cats, but their nose and paw moisturizer (which is great to use on both dogs and cats), is one of our personal favorites. It also happens to be a great product to have on hand to sooth and protect dry or cracked noses and paw pads. And one that most people never think about, which makes it an amazing gift.
PupRug Faux Fur Orthopedic Dog Bed Curve White, $119
What's the top priority for a dog bed? Comfort and support for your pup, naturally. What comes in at a close second? Aesthetic appeal for the human roommates who live with said pup.
The PupRug hits both notes. It's one part bed (and a comfy, orthopedic one made of human-grade memory foam, no less) and one part rug, meaning it blends in as stunning decor when your doggo isn't lounging on it. Bonus? The PupRug is machine washable, water & odor resistant, and comes with a 10-year "no flat foam" guarantee.
B&B Kustom Kennels, price varies
Want to take Luxe Lounge time to the next level for your favorite pet parent's pup? The answer is B&B Kustom Kennels, which turn crate training into something other than an eye sore. Replace ugly wire kennels with one of these custom designs that looks nicer than a lot of furniture we own.
Precision Pet Products Outback Log Cabin Dog House, $100
To get the stylish look of a custom kennel for a more budget-friendly price tag, consider the Precision Pets outback log cabin dog house. It's made to face the outdoor elements, but could look really amazing indoors too, if we're being totally honest.
Naked Cashmere Love Heart Dog Sweater, $85
We all the person who loves to pamper their pup. If you're friends with such a person and looking to really get on their good side this holiday season, nothing says "fancy schmancy puppy luxury" like an actual cashmere dog sweater. Naked Cashmere offers several puppy sweaters, but TBH, this one is by far the cutest.
White Light Dog Collar, $27.99
For the artsy-but-still-kind-of-rugged pet parent in your life, we wholeheartedly recommend this white light collar from Art 4 All by Abby.
brklz Rose Gold Collar, $29
Carolina Pet Personalized Sherpa Puff Ball Pet Bed, $57.99
This is the perfect gift if you know a pet parent with a dog whose interests include lounging and napping. If you're looking for a gift for that person and their lazy furbaby, add this sherpa puff ball pet bed to your cart. It's perfectly named and perfectly fluffy.
Rocco & Roxie Ultimate Dog Box, $66
The ultimate box is a custom-curated collection of Rocco & Roxie's best products from the brand and it's a heck of a starter kit for new pet parents. It includes:
- Calm Shampoo
- Small Ball.
- Stain & Odor Eliminator
- Beef Jerky Sticks
Katie Rose // Vegan Leather & Organic Dog Bag, $36.00
For any pet parent who has ever wished that the least glamorous parts of pet parenthood (i.e. picking up poop) could be at least a tiny bit more glamorous, there is a solution: Pink Papyrus, which makes genuinely chic vegan leather waste bags for dog owners.
DreamBone Holiday Chicken Wrapped Twists Dog Treats, $10.99
If you're looking for a healthy, tasty alternative to rawhide for the pup in your life (or you know, officially for that pup's owner), these DreamBone holiday chicken wrapped dog treats are perfect. They're made with real chicken, wholesome vegetables and wrapped with even more chicken and they're 100% rawhide free, and vitamin and mineral enriched
HOWND Treats, $8.00+
For the friend looking to go super, super natural with their pet treats, consider HOWND Treats, which are 100% natural hemp dog treats. These yummy bites are packed with organic hemp and rich in minerals, especially Omegas 3, 6, 9. They're high in fiber, hypoallergenic, vegetarian, gluten-, and grain-free, making them perfect for even dogs on strict diets. The Keep Calm variety even helps with anxiety.
PetSafe Drinkwell 360 Stainless Multi-Pet Fountain, $69.95
Did just looking at those treats work up a thirst in you and you're not even a dog? Just me? Whatever. The point is, it's a good time to talk about the latest tech innovations in water dishes: the pet fountain. The PetSafe Drinkwell 360 is big enough to accommodate multiple pets and keeps the water fresh and flowing. In addition to holding a gallon of water at a time, this fountain features an activated carbon filter removes bad tastes and odors and a foam filter that catches hair and debris, keeping your pet's water supply pristine.
Chloe Pink Leopard Cat Mug by Pinky Up, $20
And just in case you got to the end of this list thinking, "...But I just wanted a present for a person who likes their pets, in a normal, healthy way," here's a crowd-pleasing, low-key option: the Chloe Pink Leopard mug. At just $20, it's affordable, even for a more casual gift. Besides, pet-themed mugs are a time-honored gift-giving tradition among animal lovers everywhere.