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Top 10 Gifts For The Pet Lover

The Best Gifts For Pet Parents That Are Seriously Obsessed With Their Dog Or Cat

The Best Gifts For Pet Parents That Are Seriously Obsessed With Their Dog Or Cat

Serious question: who in your life loves their pet the most, and why is it a millennial? Just kidding—but we're pretty sure we speak for everyone when we say that we all have that one friend, family member, or S.O. that's completely obsessed with their furry friend. The one that treats their pet like their firstborn child, never misses an Insta post on National Dog or Cat Day, and will most likely feature their fur baby on their holiday card this year. And honestly—if you're reading this, you might just be that person. Whether you're in search of a treat to spoil yourself or are on the hunt for a gift that's sure to earn you a few rounds of praise, we've got you covered. Ahead, we've rounded up a science-backed list of the best gifts for pet parents, all thanks to our unique algorithm that factors in rave user reviews, best-selling buzz, editorial mentions, and more. From a Casper Mattress dog bed to the fan-favorite Furbo dog camera that it seems every fancy celeb-owned pet has, keep scrolling to shop the adorable presents that are perfect for both animals and animal lovers alike. Opening image: barkbox.com

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November 4, 2020

Written By:Meredith Rimmer

Product Expert:Georgia Jones

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Uncommon Goods Personalized Dog Blueprints
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Uncommon Goods Personalized Dog Blueprints

BEST FOR: We guarantee this personalized gift for dog lovers is destined for the art wall. Their soon-to-be favorite piece features a detailed blueprint illustration complete with "design specs" and documentation about breed origins and temperament. Even the most doting paw-rent can learn something new about their furry friend.

USERS SAID: "This is wonderfully framed, and the blueprint does, indeed, look like a blueprint. The details about the breed that are interspersed throughout the picture itself have a touch of humor in their descriptions, and the ones for a golden retriever definitely ring true. This is a unique gift to give to someone who's difficult to shop for (in the sense that they don't want or need anything), as well as any individual who has a deep attachment to their canine, furry family member."

Aesop Animal Wash

BEST FOR: The only thing better than cuddling with your fur baby is cuddling with your clean, freshly washed, citrus mint-scented fur baby, and this animal wash allows you to do just that. The best part? It won't irritate even the most sensitive of manes. 

USERS SAID: "This is a great product. It leaves your pet smelling lovely and really makes washing your dog a much more pleasant experience. This is also a lovely 'present' for your pet for Christmas or perhaps a gift for a pet owner who loves the finer things in life for their animal."

PetPartyCo Customized Dog Socks

BEST FOR: Know someone with more than one pup? Make sure to get them a pair that features all of their fur babies.

LOVED FOR: Getting socks for Christmas used to be considered boring, but we assure you, these are anything but. Snag them their very own pair of customized socks with their dog's face on it. 

Staud x C.Bonz Custom Sweatshirt

BEST FOR: Consider this a huge upgrade from your grandma's beloved dog sweater. This sweatshirt features a chic embroidered image of their dog along with their pet's name. 

WHY YOU NEED IT: Staud doesn't discriminate. This gift will still work out if your recipient's four-legged friend happens to be a cat. 

L.L.Bean Wicked Plush Throw

BEST FOR: Nothing says "thought of you" like something customized, but you can take that concept one step further and personalize this blanket with their pet's name.

USERS SAID: "This blanket is so outrageously soft and fluffy that I bring it back and forth from the bed to the couch each day. The only issue with it is that my dog loves it so much that she keeps trying to take it for her own. Highly recommend!"

BarkBox Subscription

BEST FOR: Dogs need holiday gifts too, and this one is the perfect way to spoil your precious pup. BarkBox is entirely customizable, so you can ensure you give your furry friend exactly what they want. 

ABOUT THE BRAND: If you're looking for a reason to splurge on your pup, here it is: your first Barbox ships immediately, and shipping is always free. Even better? Every BarkBox has two innovative toys, two all-natural bags of treats, and a chew curated from each month's themed collection and customized for your dog.

Uncommon Goods Custom Painterly Pet Portraits

WHY YOU NEED IT: Every family member deserves their own portrait, and the family dog is no exception. 

FUN FACT: The artist, MG Stout, custom paints each and every pet portrait. Just call her the Puppy Picasso.

Embark Breed & Ancestry Dog DNA Test Kit

BEST FOR: If you know someone who can't stop bringing home rescue dogs from the shelter, give the gift of paw-ternity with this DNA test. It screens for hundreds of breeds, allowing you to narrow down nearly any mutt's mix.

USERS SAID: "Finally found out my dog's mix, and it was very surprising, but once I knew, it helped me understand my dog better! I got to connect with some of his relatives and eventually upgraded to also get his health and traits results. I ended up finding out he has a predisposition for IVDD, so now we’re using preventative measures! Without this testing, I would’ve never known. Highly recommend this and any other Embark product."

Casper Dog Bed

BEST FOR: Dogs are entitled to a good night's rest too, especially if they're getting up there in terms of age. This Casper dog bed is so comfortable, they might begin to prefer it over yours. 

WHY YOU NEED IT: Let's face it, some dogs are more ruff than others. Get it? Nevermind. The excess material on top of this bed won't be affected by dogs that like to dig and scratch to make the perfect sleeping spot.

Furbo Dog Camera And Treat Dispenser

WHAT IT DOES: If you've ever dreamed of having 24-hour access to your pet's whereabouts, that dream is about to come true. The Furbo has a full HD camera and night vision, a barking sensor that notifies you when someone is pupset (sorry, had to), and it can toss your dog a treat with the touch of your smartphone.

USERS SAID: "I love Furbo! The setup was quick and easy, and the video and audio quality is amazing—way better than other pet cameras I've tried (yes, I've tried a few)! The wide-angle lets me see the entire room at once, and the app is perfect for checking up on our beloved pets when we're at work, traveling, waiting in line at the supermarket—basically any time."

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