18 Holiday Gift Ideas for Pets (and Pet Lovers)
Let's face it: whether you're a self-proclaimed cat lady or dog lover who loves posting to your pup's Instagram account, you probably consider your fur baby family. (According to some stats, Americans spend more for gifts on their pets than for their coworkers. After all, your pet can't send you a passive-aggressive email or give you the flu.)
So if you're looking to spoil your cat or dog this holiday season — or want to show off your canine or feline allegiance — we've rounded up the best products, ranging from toys and beds to home decor.
Ahead, the best pet gifts for your dog or cat — plus, a few options you can gift a pet-obsessed friend (or yourself), too.
Museum of Ice Cream Popsicle Squeak Toy
For that pet with a sweet tooth. And for that owner who loves posting adorable pet selfies.
The Laundress Pet Duo
To help make cleaning up after your pet a little less painful, this duo includes a luxe detergent and brush to help remove stains, hair, dander, and odor from your clothing and upholstery.
Personalized Dog Bowls
Etsy is the best marketplace for personalized goods, but these dog bowls are proving to be a best seller this year. These ceramic bowls with stamped lettering on them are a great gift for any pet owner looking for something a little more unique.
Embark Dog DNA Test
Perfect for the dog lover who adopted a mixed-breed pup, this DNA kit detects your dog's breed and ancestry back to their great-grandparents and helps you to understand their risk for certain genetic diseases.
Jenni Kayne Floor Pillow
A soft, cozy floor pillow that will put your furry friend right to sleep.
Jonathan Adler Poodle Salt & Pepper Shakers
Have you ever seen a cuter set of salt and pepper shakers? These porcelain poodle-shaped shakers are a chic gift for a dog and home decor lover.
Mark & Graham Jax & Bones Dog Donut Bed
This Mark & Graham dog bed is great for tuckered out dogs after long-walks and play dates. Embroider their name on the front so they can mark their territory.
Avanti Dog Towel Set
The perfect hostess gift for your dog-obsessed friend? This whimsical hand towel set.
The Foggy Dog Rosa Floral Natural Dog Collar
Complete with a floral pattern and gold hardware, your pup will be the chicest on the block with this collar.
Uncommon Goods Fresh Scent Pet Candle
This handmade soy candle is meant to disguise the not-so-pleasant scents that come with pet ownership.
The Land of La Portrait
Every fur parent needs a pet portrait, obviously. Artist Laura Babcock (and InStyle's fabulous associate art director) creates beautiful, one-of-a kind pieces that you can cherish forever.
Target Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Pet Toy Bone
Chip and Joanna have created another product extension we can get on board with. Now even your dog's toys can match your home decor.
The Year of the Dogs
For the dog lover who also loves photography, you can't go wrong with this coffee table book from photographer Vincent J. Musi.
The Original Dog Selfie Stick
If you know a dog who isn't exactly Kendall Jenner when it comes to being photogenic, this special smartphone attachment will finally guarantee perfect selfies. If you want to get your pup to Ella Bean-level Instagram fame, this is a sure way to start.
Max-Bone Curly Knit Jumper
Keep your pup warm and chic this winter in this hand-knit turtleneck.You never know who you'll meet on a walk. (We're talking to the dog.)
Annie Selke Woof Linen Decorative Pillow
For the crazy dog lady in your life. (We all know one.)
Shutterfly Best In Show Gingham Dog Leash
Turn walks into struts with this fashion-forward personalized leash.
Furbo Dog Camera
The Furbo dog camera not only allows you to see what your pet is up to at home (and even speak to them), but it will give them a treat when you simply press a button. The high-tech camera even detects your pup's bark using voice recognition, so you can always know when your dog is in distress. What better way to communicate with your good boy when you're at work all day?!