Christmas doesn’t always have to be about people. You might want to show a little love and appreciation for your furry friends that stick with you through thick and thin. For some of us, this is our pigs, our goats, and even our chickens.
For most of us, pets deserve a lot of love and attention, and you can include them in your holiday festivities by getting them a few Christmas gifts as well.
These gift ideas are also great for those who are animal lovers.
Heated Pet Bed
A heated pet bed can be a great option whether you have a dog, cat, or an indoor pig. Pets can get cold, especially in the winter, and most of them love warm spots.
A heated pet bed uses just enough heat to make the most comfortable place for your pets.
They’re not too expensive, but they’ll undoubtedly see a whole lot of use and will likely become their new favorite spot.
You certainly can’t go wrong with some good treats. However, something that’s only given to pets on special occasions or when they do something good will always make a pet light up with joy.
Many dogs get excited at the very word “treat,” and all animals get excited at the sight of them. So get some fancier flavored treats and spoil your pets a bit this Christmas. If you have a cat or a giant dog, chances are they probably like to go through toys pretty frequently.
Chickens also love treats in the winter. So it’s usually the only time I will consider buying my chickens a treat!
Whether they get torn up, worn out, or dunked in water, those toys see a lot of use. New toys are always going to be a welcome addition for a pet. You can get some pretty advanced toys now, including remote-controlled ones that you can use with your phone.
My favorite toy for my pigs is the treat ball. I still use them constantly with all our pigs.
For more exploratory animals, a good quality play place will be a good time for them for sure. Something with many tunnels to climb through and levels to sit on top of can entertain your pets for hours, and give them a new little hangout place for them to relax and enjoy sitting around all day.
You can get them in all shapes and sizes, from smaller plastic ones for mice or gerbils to bigger, more complex ones for cats.
Finally, you should see if you can get some good shampoo or other cleaning products for your animals.
A new shampoo can give a dog a fresh-looking coat and eliminate any odors that they might have acquired by running around outside, and you can even get ones that are extremely animal friendly. It will keep them feeling good, so they’re happier and healthier, too!
Personalized Water Bowl
This is more for the pet owner than the pet, but it’s a great gift idea for those who have pets. There are plenty of options in different colors, sizes, and fonts on Etsy here.
Gift Certificate to a Pet Store
You can never go wrong with a gift card to their favorite pet store. This is a great way to gift a nail trimming or grooming session, as long as the pet store offers this.