15 Pet Gifts for Pet Owners This Christmas
1. Furbo Dog Camera, Retail Price - $249
This versatile HD video camera helps owners keep an eye on their dogs through a smartphone app. See and hear what the dog is doing, talk to them or even toss them a treat from the camera’s built-in treat bin. Plus, the barking alert notification helps owners calm down unruly pets and could tip off other unwanted activities in the home – such as if a dog is barking at an intruder.
2. Eufy BoostIQ Robot Vacuum, Retail Price - $249.99
This Eufy robot vacuum provides powerful suction with a quiet design. It can clean hardwood floors and carpet alike with automatic adjusting suction power. You won’t have to worry about manually replacing this Eufy robot vacuum as it will return to its HomeBase when the battery is low.
3. Embark Dog DNA Test, Retail Price - $199
Learn about your dog’s breed and health with the Embark Dog DNA testing kit. Send off a saliva sample using the provided swab, and receive results that include the canine’s family tree in about 3-5 weeks. Developed in partnership with the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, this kit screens for 250+ dog breeds and 170+ genetic diseases.
4. Petcube Play 2 Camera, Retail Price - $199
The Petcube Play 2 keeps you connected with your furry friend through video and two-way audio. Play with your pet with a pet-safe laser controlled by your phone and get motion alerts. Petcube Play 2 also features Alexa, allowing you to play music, get the news, and manage your smart home devices.
5. Custom Pet Face Stickers, Retail Price - $15.99
Nothing delights pet owners like seeing their dog or cat’s face. With these custom stickers, they can plaster it everywhere! Upload a clear, well-lit photo of the pet and the vendor will trace their face and turn it into a high-quality matte vinyl sticker sheet. The custom stickers should ship in 3-4 days, but be sure to check the estimated delivery date if you’re on a deadline.
6. Whistle GO Explore Health & Location Pet Tracker, Retail Price - $129.95
Some dogs are escape artists. Others just spend a lot of time outdoors. This collar-mounted GPS tracking device uses AT&T cell towers and Google Maps to allow owners to track down Rover when he roams. It also has activity detection features to help indicate whether there are changes in your dog’s health or activity level. For location tracking, you’ll need to subscribe to Whistle’s annual plan ($7.95/mo.) or two-year plan ($6.95/mo.). For best results, mount on one of Whistle’s Twist & Go pet collars, sold separately.
7. WOPET Automatic Pet Feeder, Retail Price - $79.95
An automated feeder grants pet owners a little more flexibility in their daily schedules while still keeping pets to a regular routine. This pet feeder holds up to 20 cups of dry food and dispenses customizable portions for your cat or dog. Schedule up to four automated feeding times, and let your pet know when it’s mealtime with a custom recorded message.
8. Aquapaw Pet Bathing Tool, Retail Price - $24.95
Pet owners that DIY their dog grooming need all the help they can get. This device connects to a water source (either a shower or hose) and fits over your hand, so you can bathe your pet using the same action as you would to pet them. Plus, it eliminates the mess of spraying and helps to permeate dense coats.
9. PetSafe ScoopFree Self Cleaning Litter Box, Retail Price - $169.95
The PetSafe Self Cleaning Litter Box provides odor control with crystal litter, allowing you to go weeks without manual cleaning. It comes with a hood that allows your cat to enter from the front or top. A disposable tray and cover makes it easy for removing and discarding litter. Save time with this self-cleaning litter box for your home.
10. iBuddy Dog Seat Belts, Retail Price - $9.99
It’s easy to appreciate this cheap, durable, effective safety device that helps dogs stay put during car rides. The elasticized nylon bungee clips into your car’s seat belt buckle and latches onto your dog’s collar or harness. It makes driving with an excitable dog much easier and safer, for drivers and passengers alike.
11. Jincheng Calming Pet Bed, Retail Price - $27.99
Let your pet sleep plushly in this calming pet bed. It features a round, donut shape and is filled with premium pearl cotton. This pet bed is great for small pets, weighing between 5 and 25 pounds. It comes with a one-year warranty for replacement and has a 31-day hassle-free refund or return.
12. QUMY Dog Boots, Retail Price - $28.99
Protect your pet’s paws from the winter elements with these stylish dog boots in Leopard, Black, or Red. They’re designed for easy wear with adjustable and reflective straps, and they also feature an anti-slip sole. Hand-wash these pet boots for care.
13. AOFITTE Reversible Plaid Dog Coat, Retail Price - $19.89
Keep your dog warm and cozy while outdoors with this reversible plaid dog coat. It features a velveteen design and cotton lining plus hook and loop closures for easy wear. This dog coat comes in a number of sizes for fit, ranging from X-Small to XX-Large.
14. Friends Forever Interactive Laser Cat Toy, Retail Price - $24.99
Some cats can’t resist the siren song of the little red dot. Fulfill their wildest dreams with this interactive laser toy that points in random directions across the floor. It has customizable settings so that you can adjust its speed and pattern for maximum feline appeal. It also has a 15-minute auto-shutoff feature to make sure your cats won’t overdo it.
15. Prodigen Pet Carrier, Airline Approved, Retail Price - $23.99
Take your pet wherever you go in the Prodigen Pet Carrier. Airline approved, this carrier provides great ventilation for your pet with breathable mesh. The travel bed is removable and can be washed, and this carrier also features a shoulder strap and storage for your pet’s supplies. This carrier is great for small to medium-sized cats or small dogs
Buying Tips: What to Consider When Buying Gifts for Pets & Pet Owners
Products marketed to pets aren’t always thoroughly regulated, so purchase from reputable brands. Plus, some animals have injuries or sensitivities that require them to avoid certain foods and activities.
Number of people and pets in the home, yard size, and whether or not the pet spends a lot of time home alone are all factors that could determine what kind of gift might be best.
Even popular and highly rated products won’t appeal to every pet. Keep the pet’s temperament in mind when choosing a gift, along with the behaviors that the pet owner would like to promote.