Whether they meow, bark, squeak or squawk, our pet companions are often our best friends. As you do your holiday shopping this year, don’t forget to represent the furry or scaly pals in your family members’ lives. For the pet-loving guy or gal on your Christmas shopping list, consider one (or more) of these top picks for personalized holiday gifts.
1: iPhone Case
There are many images you can use to create a customized iPhone case—favorite art, family photos, vacation pics, wedding shots—so why not honor a furry friend? Perfect for that person on your list who loves her iPhone in addition to her dog, a personalized iPhone case featuring Fido’s face is sure to deliver a delightful dose of Christmas joy. Consider an iPad case as well, for pet lovers with multiple devices.
2: Coffee Mug
A coffee mug might seem like a cop-out gift—but not when it features a favorite pet’s fuzzy mug. For a coffee-drinking grandpa with a lap dog or your tea-loving friend with a gaggle of cats, a personalized mug makes the perfect Christmas gift. Graced with a beautiful, custom design and some great photos of Max or Molly, this gift is sure to become the recipient’s mug of choice, morning after morning.
3: Canvas Print
Deck their halls with personalized canvas prints made from favorite photos of a feline or canine pal. Choose a high-quality shot of Fido playing fetch or Snowball lounging around and turn it into a gorgeous canvas print worthy of hanging on any wall in the house. You can also display a collage of dozens of shots on a single canvas print for a fun, modern look. Great for making Instagram photos into genuine works of art.
Surprise the pet lover in your family with a beautiful photo book filled with pictures of their furry companions, past and present. This holiday gift idea is best for someone who has several pets, allowing you to devote a page or two to each one. Capture their beauty, their personalities and all their silly quirks with a photo album that’s perfect for displaying on the coffee table.
5: Photo Blanket
Does your pet-loving best friend always complain about being too cold? Solve that problem—as well as the issue of what to get her for Christmas—by giving her a blanket personalized with a favorite photo of her fluffy friend. If you’re feeling generous, throw in a matching photo pillow, too. This is the perfect gift idea for someone who recently moved to an apartment or dorm and is missing her family pet; when she’s feeling homesick, all she has to do is cuddle up with Fluffy in blanket form.
If there’s a youngster in your life who’s enamored with his or her pet, give them the gift of a personalized puzzle. Kids are sure to love putting together a puzzle that features the visage of their adorable animal companion.
Brighten up their refrigerator with some photos of that special furry someone. Turn Instagram shots or slobbery close-ups into mini magnet masterpieces that are certain to bring a smile to the recipient’s face.
8: Water Bottle
Great for the athletic, health-conscious or otherwise water-loving person in your life, a water bottle is a perfect surface for displaying that adorable photo of their pet pal. Serve up a reminder of Kitty’s cuteness or Buddy’s best mug shot for the next time the recipient is on a run or at the gym.
No matter what you end up choosing, any of these personalized items will make wonderful holiday gifts for the pet lovers on this year’s Christmas shopping list.