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Holiday Gift Guide: Dogs, Cats, and the People Who Love Them

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Holiday season is just around the corner, and as you’ve seen on here recently, I’m sharing some of my favorite gift ideas each week.

This week is no different, and today’s gifts are for your furry friends and their owners. Please note that these posts are not sponsored – these are simply items that I’ve picked out on my own that I think everyone will enjoy!

Bandana Bootique (WebsiteFacebook ▴ Instagram)

cat and dog bandanas

If you follow here, you know I’m all about animal rescues and I love philanthropic businesses. So for there to be an Etsy shop that does both? And they sell adorable, quality products? I’m in. The dog in the middle is named Boo. Boo and her family make bandanas for dogs and cats, and 20% of proceeds go to local animal shelters. I’ve already ordered some for Maeby, and may do a giveaway for these in the future.

A Leash A Collar (WebsiteFacebook ▴ Instagram)

handmade dog collars

Here’s another Etsy shop for you, and definitely one I’m excited about! How about handmade collars? They’re prettier than anything you’ll find at the pet store and they’re handmade upon ordering. In addition to holiday designs, they also have really cute patterns that are suitable for wear year-round. Another thing I’d love to get for Maeby.

Loyalty Unleashed: Pit Bulls and the People Who Love Them (WebsiteFacebook)

loyalty unleashed book pitbulls

Not only am I a huge advocate of animal rescue, but I love speaking on behalf on pit bulls and bully breeds because of the common misconception of the breed based on media portrayal. The author of this book has compiled stories from pit bull owners all over the country. Some stories are sad and others are funny, but all are uplifting and convey just how incredible this group of dogs is. If you or someone you know is passionate about pit bulls, dogs, or just wants a story about amazing animals, this is the book for them. A portion of all sales go to animal rescue.

PetBox (WebsiteFacebook ▴ Instagram)


I’ve written about PetBox several times before, since we get a monthly PetBox and Maeby is actually a spokesdog for it. For prices starting at $9.99 per month, you can subscribe to this monthly service in which you’ll get a box full of toys, treats and more for your dog or cat. We’ve only gotten three boxes, but so far we are loving it! I’ve been thinking about getting this for family members’ dogs for Christmas and I know others would love it as well. Don’t forget that you can get 10% off your first PetBox with code MAEBY.

Sunny Side Design – Rescue Me Jewelry (WebsiteFacebook ▴ Etsy)

dog and cat jewelry

Inspired by her own dog, the maker of this jewelry knows that people love their pets and often feel as if their pets have rescued them, rather than the other way around. These handmade, sterling silver charms are adorable and I can think of several people that I know who love their dog or cat, and who would love jewelry like this. A portion of each sale goes back to animal rescue organizations.

The Ultimate Dog Treat Cookbook (Website)
The Ultimate Cat Treat Cookbook (Website)

dog and cat cookbook

Do you know someone who loves to bake? And that person has a dog or cat they’re sort of obsessed with? Then these dog and cat treat cookbooks might be just what you were looking for. As a side note, I enjoy the cover artwork for both of these books.

Local Dog Daycare Day or Boarding Pass

We love Maeby so much and hate leaving her when we go anywhere. But we have lives and it must be done. We spent a lot of time researching where to take her when we’re going to be gone for a day or overnight, and we love the place we’ve chosen, but it’s definitely expensive! I can guarantee that any dog owner would love to have a giftcard, day pass, or boarding pass for their dog at their favorite boarding facility.


What did I miss? Are you a dog or cat owner? What kind of gift would you like to receive?

12 thoughts on “Holiday Gift Guide: Dogs, Cats, and the People Who Love Them

    1. Yes, isn’t it so cute? Love that you have two rescues yourself – they really are the best, and it’s wonderful knowing you’ve saved a life (or in your case, two).


    1. I completely agree, which is why I listed most of these items! All (with the exception of the collars, recipe books and dog daycare pass) give back to animal rescues. Also – agree with you on the jewelry. It’s really nice!


    1. Yes! My friend who is a huge pit bull advocate posted a graphic with this on Instagram and I loved it. Didn’t know they had shirts though – maybe something I should get for my mom for Christmas.


    1. Thank you! I’ve read the book and it’s wonderful. So many uplifting stories about pit bulls that shows just how amazing the breed is. Definitely recommend!


    1. Wow, that’s a great idea! Lilo is gonna love that during those hot summer months or after playing on the beach and wearing herself out. I may look into that for Maeby since last summer was really hot in our house.


  1. This is great, but do you have a gift guide for people who hate their pets…? KIDDING. My parents recently rescued a precious boxer, and I think my mom might actually love that jewelry!


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