GIFT GUIDE: The Animal Lover
For The Pet Immortalizer
Everyone has that one friend who is borderline obsessed with their pet. What better way to celebrate their dedication to pet parenthood than a pillow immortalization?! Custom orders may no longer be available for the holidays, but pet artist Shannon Broder promises that your favourite cat mom will appreciate this gift at any time of year.
Available at: Broder Press
For The Loud And Proud
What's more purrfect than a pullover? We're not entirely sure, but these Crazy Cat Toddler sweaters are comfy, crazy and bound to make anyone smile. The best part is watching your people read the captions out loud - seriously, it happens all the time.
Available at: My Cat Is People
Retail: $40 (no longer available)
For The Dog Whisperer
Move over, Marley & Me - W. Bruce Cameron's bestselling book A Dog's Purpose is now a major motion picture hitting theatres in January! Gift this boxed set to the dog whisperer in your life and get ready for another heartwearming movie about the bond between man and his best friend.
Available at: Amazon
For The Dog Spoiler
These understated dog beds are sure to inspire sweet dreams of squirrel chasing! Engineered by the same team behind the adult-sized Casper mattresses, these canine couches can be a stylish addition to any room with their subdued, neutral palettes available in grey, blue and sand.
Available at: Casper
For The Constant Shoe Repairer
Know someone whose favourite pair of sneakers have fallen victim to chew-toy syndrome? Never fear, Harry Barker now offers durable Boat Shoe Toys that will satisfy every pooch's shoe craving. Made with durable cotton canvas, these bright faux-shoes are sure to keep the dog occupied while the Jimmy Choo's are hidden.
Available at: Harry Barker
For The Rescue Resolver
Janet Healy and Joe Grisham's passion project "Hooray for the Underdog" produces a line of greeting cards featuring rescue animals for any occasion. With 5% of all profits donated to animal welfare charities, you can't go wrong supporting an organization committed to helping every animal find their forever home.
Available at: Hooray for the Underdog
For The Pet Pamperer
The only thing better than a good Christmas gift is one that literally keeps on giving. Barkbox's monthly delivery is loaded with four to six innovative toys and healthy treats, is a guaranteed puppy pleaser AND donates 10% of all profits to over 3,000 shelters and rescues across North America. Now that's something to bark about!
Available at: BarkBox