Holiday Gift Idea – For the Kiddos (and Dachshund Lovers!)

I cannot believe the holidays are right around the corner!

I personally am not a big shopper.  I’ve always been one of those go-into-one-store-for-ONE-thing shoppers.  Christmas can be a bit overwhelming for me…and this year with a 6 month old I decided to get things done early.  (I always say I’m going to shop early…but this year I actually did!) 

While I do enjoy buying (and looking for great deals) online, there is just something fun about flipping through the pages of a catalog.  I love it!  So, as I find great pet themed gifts, I’m going to post them here.  I would LOVE for you to post things you come across that I (along with all those fabulous Wags & Whiskers Blog readers!) might be interested in.  Just cut and paste those links in the comment section (or if it’s something too good to not get it’s own post, email me – blog@wagsandwhiskershouston.com.)

Not only fun….but maybe we can help each other find unique gifts for our pet-loving loved ones.  

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Look at this that I found at Olivia and Cocoa!  The “Silly Sausage Dog & Book” (item #3596 – $58.)  I love the way this gift comes packaged.  How perfect would this be for a dachshund mama or papa (or any of us dog lovers with a human kiddo to buy for!)

Gifts for Dogs, Cats, and the People Who Love Them

This holiday season,  I was determined to shop early and be organized.  (P.S. I say this EVERY year.)  For me, I found doing a little Googling and putting in a little laptop “window” shopping were the ways to get some personal and unique gifts (…and yes, I did a LOT of browsing!)  Here are a few gifts that caught my eye in the never-ending sea of gifts for pets and the humans who love them.  While I did start my shopping early…I somehow still find myself in need of present or two.  (Warning – when you get married, your “to buy for” list doubles!)

Luckily in the world of online shopping, we still have time to ship!

DJ Cat Scratching PadDJ Cat Scratching Pad – $35 – Uncommon Goods – www.uncommongoods.com

How hilarious is this?  I am a big fan of Uncommon Goods for one-of-a-kind gifts, but this has to be one of the best ones I’ve seen.  According to the site, this product “enables your furry homeslice to spin some phat, chillout beatz with hella catitute.”  I somehow think this entertains cat parents as much as their feline friends.

Lab Lovers Flannel Sheet Sets – $75-$90 -Plow & Hearth – www.plowhearth.com

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A client of mine gave me a Plow & Hearth catalog…and my eye went right to these sheets.  How cute are they?  You don’t see too many dog themed sheets that aren’t overly juvenile.  While the pictures makes them seem overly “doggy”…just the neutral sheets (without the red comforter on top) would be the perfect way to show your lab love in a mature way.  Plus, that special dog (or maybe dogS) who are lucky enough to snuggle with you will appreciate the extra soft flannel!

ASPCA TeeI Heart ASPCA Dog Tee – $6.99 – ASPCA Store – www.aspcaonlinestore.com

All readers of this blog know how much I love and believe in adoptions from shelters.  Seeing as we found our newest addition, Amigo (for those of you who don’t know who Amigo is…click here) at the ASPCA, we love to shop in the their store.  On a recent visit to their site, I saw this shirt for ONLY $6.99.  They even have it in large (which as you big dog owners know, can be hard to find.)  What a great way to show your support and give support to such a great organization.

 

Dachshund Propaganda Coffee Mug – $15 – Cafe Press – www.cafepress.com   Cafe Press Mug

I gave my mom this mugs a few Christmas ago…and she loved it!  I thought it was quirky and fun; it still makes me chuckle every time I see her drinking from it.  What can I say, we have always been dachshund lovers.  (P.S. If you haven’t shopped at Cafe Press, you should definitely check it out.  I can browse on there for hours.)

Small Santa Gift Tote - Harry BarkerSmall Santa Gift Tote – $45 – Harry Barker – www.harrybarker.com

Full disclosure – I LOVE Harry Barker.  I discovered this brand while a buyer for a specialty gift store in Chelsea, NYC…and I think they have such a clean, unique look.  (As a buyer, I was drawn to their packaging.  It is gorgeous.)  This gift tote is a great way to send love to a pet lover – especially if they are far away.  Not only does it include everything a pup could ever want from Santa (treats, toys, balls), it also comes backed in this awesome eco-tote.  (I wish I could recommend everything on their site! )

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Classic Silver Food Storage Canisters ($52-$60) – Harry Barker

Hemp Bone Toy - HB

Classic Hemp Bone Toy ($8-$10) – Harry Barker