Holiday Pet Gift Hot List 2013: Stocking Stuffers to Splurges

Lea Jaratz

It’s the time of year to do something extra-special for the friend that always has a warm greeting, knows just how to make you laugh, and makes time for extra cuddles. Yup. Your pet. I know, they get treats, and belly rubs, and warm beds to sleep in all year round, but what fun are the holidays if you can’t pick up a little something for your four-legged loves. It doesn’t have to be anything big, because it’s simply their reaction to opening a gift that makes the season bright.

We’ve got a list of popular pet stocking stuffers, with a few splurges thrown in too.


Our family’s cats cannot seem to get enough of playing hide-and-seek, which is why I think they will love this CrackleChute from SmartyKat. It’s long tunnel and crinkle-crackle fabric is sure to provide hours of entertainment for them, and for us, all for under $10. $7.88

Cuddle Cup Dog BedCuddle Cup Dog Bed

Doesn’t this dog bed look like something you’d love to snuggle up in? Perfect for the small dog that loves to hide and burrow, the Cuddle Cup Bed is a 3-in-1 bed, giving you the option of sleeping bag, cup style or a luxurious throw. I can just picture a little one curled up in front of the fireplace in this. $69.99

Bow Wow Couture Bow Ties and Flowers

After seeing how distinguished Henry looked in his madras bow tie from Bow Wow Couture, I’ve decided Kayden needs one in oxford. They’ve got so many patterns and styles, but I think this one will compliment his many freckles nicely. $19.99

Party Mix Cat Treats

Holiday traditions at my family gatherings always included party mix for the people and exchanging treats and gourmet foods for each other’s cats. When I saw Party Mix Cat Treats from Friskies, it was a total throwback for me. A variety of flavors like Mixed Grill and Beachside Crunch are available from Amazon’s subscription program. What a lovely idea to send a package of treats to your grandkitty every few months? $5.63 and up

Cat Cloud ShelfCat Cloud Shelves

These kitties appear to be in heaven as they peer down at you from their Cat Clouds. The Refined Feline Cat Cloud Cat Shelves are decor-friendly perches that come in black, titanium, and white as well as left and right facing, so you can play with design and function all in one. $99.99 & up

Marvin The Moose

Cooler weather doesn’t have to leave your dog feeling sedentary. Marvin the Moose is Kong’s indoor playmate. Floppy, with just a little bit of stuffing and a good squeaker, this will keep your pup amused long into the new year. $4.99

Wilderness Trail Treats

Grain free, by-product free, and full of omega-3 & 6, Blue Buffalo Wilderness Trail Treats are sure to be a hit with your dogs, the neighbor’s dogs, the grand-dogs, your office dogs... you get the picture. You can’t go wrong gifting Wilderness. $6.49

Dinosaur dental chewDinosaurs Dental Chews

Nylabone’s newest design, Nylabone Durable Dental Dinosaur Chew Toy, offers small dogs a chance to look like monsters compared to their prehistoric pals. A bargain at $5.09, but practically free with Amazon’s current $5 off $25 Nylabone treat purchase promotion.

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