11 Pet presents for the pooch or pussycat in your life
A gift guide for our not-to-be-forgotten four-legged BFFs.
By this point of the season, you should have a pretty good handle on your holiday gift shopping. We've shown you everything from gifts to keep you beautiful and keep your shopping local, but what about that furrier friend in your life, the one who is currently ruining your couch? Some may be tempted to just give their pet a piece of leftover turkey this year, but for those of us who want to go the extra mile, here's a few gift ideas for our true BFFs.
Litter Scoop & Holder
First, for the feline in your life, there is no more uncouth environment than the litter box. Even if your kitty's bathroom habits (and odours) are under control, the scoop is often unsightly, leaning on the box or the bathroom counter, grossing out passersby. With this sleek holder, you can effectively hide your utensil in a fashionable manner and turn your litter box environment into a tactful decor statement.
Ugly Christmas Dog Sweater
Rule of thumb: ugly Christmas sweaters on people are a little tired but ugly Christmas sweaters on dogs are timeless. Perfect for a sophisticated evening of petting by the fire, this sweater is functional too, with a loop on the back to attach a leash for walking. And if you want to up your game, there are also matching human sweaters, throw pillows and collars to really claim your alpha status.
Team Canada Pet Sweater
If you're looking for something a little more patriotic, we've got you covered. You can now walk your pooch down the road to the Olympics with this official Team Canada outfit. Not only will your dog be the sportiest on the block, but 10% of the proceeds for every sweater sold supports the Canadian Olympic Team in their quest for gold.
Sweaters are nice but, in this country, your dog is going to need a little more to brave the elements. Available in black and maroon, it's Velcro-closing and insulated, keeping your dog toasty even on the coldest winter day. Oh, and don't worry, the hood is faux fur.
Neoprene Dog Vest
If your dog is even more outdoorsy, they might way to put this on. This camo vest fits snuggly with easy to grab handles and a chest plate that protects their vital organs from any rough and rocky terrain they might encounter.
LED Dog Collar
For those nighttime walks, it's good to make sure your pup stays illuminated and visible to all. This LED collar is available in four colours, and goes from steady to flashing lights and is USB rechargeable, giving off three hours of illumination.
It's never too early to start thinking about the summer (or escape for a tropical vacation). If your dog wants to take a dip, you can keep them afloat with this fashionable lifejacket. Available in 11 pattern/colour combos and seven sizes for almost every dog, the vest is reflective, easy to buckle and outfitted with a leash ring and easy to grab handle in case of emergency.
Tesoon Pet Lifejacket, $6.99 - $23.50, amazon.ca
Travel Pet Carrier
If you do decide to take that tropical vacation, pet travel can always be a hassle. This pet carrier is airline approved, outfitted with a large mesh window for light, a leash holder, side pocket, rubber wheels and easy handle to keep you and your friend airport chic.
Santa Hat & Scarf
Enough with the practicality, let's get cute for Christmas. This Velcro hat and scarf are perfect for cats and small dogs (if they'll let you put them on) and they are made of polar fleece, so your pet will stay warm during the entire Christmas pageant.
Christmas Cat Bed
What's more Christmas-y than a hat and scarf? A bed with reindeer antlers. This bed is available in three sizes, is deep and plush enough to entice your kitty to curl up and is machine washable just in case they spill their eggnog.
Menswear Dog Book
Look, if this dog can basically publish a book, your dog can enjoy one. Bodhi, the Shiba Inu behind the popular @mensweardog Instagram account is behind this book that celebrates the latest in men's fashion… as seen on a him. All the style inspo your pup needs for 2018 in 160 pages.