Gifts For Animal Lovers In 2021
If there’s one thing that unites humans, it’s animals, and while there are often spirited debates about dogs vs cats, mammals vs reptiles, and fish vs bird, we can all agree that animals are great; the best, in fact. This is why gifts for animal lovers always go down a treat, often far better than anything to do with people.
Whether you’re a dog lover, cat guy, enjoy chatting to birds, or are one with the lizards, we’ve got a selection of great gifts to treat yourself or someone else for birthdays, graduations, promotions, engagements, or – if you want to be really prepared – the holidays. Some are silly, some are heartfelt, and some will help brighten your home, but others may bring a tear to your eye.
Sure, they make a mess, sure, they keep you up at night, and sure, they can be hard work but isn’t this the exact reason we love them?
Gifts For Animal Lovers
All right guys, it’s time to get emotional, our top pick of the best gifts for animal lovers is the Willow Tree True Sculpted Hand-Painted Keepsake Box which is equal parts painfully sentimental and special, giving you something to show your love for your furry friend.
Inside, there is Truly a Friend written on an enclosure card highlighting the bond that you only get from having the best boy (or girl) in the world. It’s hand-painted and hand-carved, showing the care and attention that goes into having a pet and ensuring their life is the happiest it could be. Whether it’s a housewarming gift for yourself or one for a loved one, they will display it proudly on their mantlepiece, shelf, or windowsill, and while it might inspire a few tears, they’ll be happy ones.
Truly a Friend sentiment written inside box
Message of love and friendship
Packaged in fitted gift box
3” square x 2” high
- BrandWillow Tree
- Weight5.3 ounces
If you’re not satisfied with just one Willow Tree product and want to expand your collection, the Willow Tree Angel of Friendship Sculpted Hand Painted Figure is the perfect addition to your home decor. It boasts all the same quality craftsmanship of the Keepsake box and celebrates the friendships you and your family held with your dog.
The hand-painted resin figure is carefully done, while the wire angel wings are secure and not at all flimsy. At 5” high, it’s not too large that it looks out of place, and stands modestly on a desk or shelf. Enclosed in the box of this gift for dog lovers is a sentiment card reading “For those who share the spirit of friendship”, which seems like the perfect way to honor the bond between you and your dog, whether they are a sprightly young puppy or older pupper that’s still got plenty of life left in them.
Gift to celebrate friendships
Hand painted resin figure
Ideal for display
Sentiment enclosure card
Packed in fitted gift box
- BrandWillow Tree
- Weight4.3 ounces
Moving away from the soppy nonsense for just a few minutes (don’t worry, it’ll be back, though), the Crazy Dog TShirts Only Talking to My Dog Today is a funny and useful option for lazy days or those times where the thought of human interaction seems far too much to handle.
The polyester and cotton blend ensures quality, while the vintage style is suitable for wearing with American made jeans, shorts, or chinos. There are 6 colors and 8 sizes available, and if you want to treat the wife to one so you can wear them together, it’s also available in Women’s, too.
Polyester / cotton blend
6 colors available
- BrandCrazy Dog
Everyone who’s ever owned a dog knows their opinion shifts between good and bad several times a day, and Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Dog is the perfect book to let you know you are not alone.
At 400 pages, there are plenty of stories and anecdotes in there to help you overcome your doggy blues and also help you laugh at some of the ridiculous things dogs of all shapes and sizes get up to. Written by Amy Newmark with a foreword by President and CEO of the AHA, you’ll laugh till you cry, and cry till you laugh.
Written by Amy Newmark
101 heartwarming, humorous, and true stories
Excellent for dog lovers old and new
Available in paperback and Kindle editions
Great for owners of all dog breeds
- AuthorAmy Newmark
- Dimensions5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches
The Gelid I Just Drink Coffee, Save Animals, And Take Naps Coffee Mug encompasses just about everything any pet and animal lover needs from a mug. With a bold and readable mission statement and a large 13-ounce capacity, you can get fueled through those early mornings and be ready for when you’re reunited with your favorite.
It’s both microwave and dishwasher safe and constructed using high-quality materials to ensure durability and longevity. It’s also suitable for more than just coffee, so don’t be scared to brew some tea or fill it up with wine. The mug also comes in a sturdy protective box ready for gift wrapping, so you can hand it over with the confidence there’s no damage.
13 ounce capacity
High quality materials
Microwave and dishwasher safe
Unique, versatile gift idea
Ready to gift wrap
Sturdy protective shipping box
Suitable for hot and cold drinks
- Weight15.5 ounces
Sticking with the drinking theme, The Home Bar “It’s Not Drinking Alone If the Pets Are Home” Stemless Wine Glass is that perfect antidote for end-of-the-day exhaustion with just you and your beloved animals piled in a cuddle puddle on the sofa.
With a 17 ounce capacity, it’s the ideal size to forget the day behind you and not worry about the one ahead, and the lead-free glass ensures it’s safe to drink from (which should be the bare minimum you expect, but whatever). It’s handmade, hand-blown, and boasts a modern design for the modern animal and wine lover. Its lettering is also durable, and unlike similar-style glasses, this will stay looking great for many years to come as you grow your furry family, much to the chagrin of your partner. For the best results, we recommend hand washing it over cleaning it in the dishwasher.
17 ounce capacity
Suitable for all wines or other cold beverages
Hand wash recommended
- BrandThe Home Bar
- Weight10.4 ounces
The Pet Studio Art Don’t Judge My Dog Tote Bag is arguably the perfect gift for dog lovers with its cheeky hand-printed and original design that sums up what it is to be a dog owner like few other options. It’s available in 14 styles with a variety of dog breeds including Pugs, Chihuahuas, Chow Chows, Dachshunds, Corgis, and more so there’s something for (almost) everyone.
The casual size is large enough to carry dog treats, store poop bags or toys, or just use them for your groceries. It measures 14” by 15”, and is easy to roll up to stash away, easy to wash, and easy to hang when you need to dry it. Like all tote bags in this style, it’s also eco-friendly, so there’ll be no more shady glares the next time you head off to the supermarket and need to ask for a bag. If you are also looking for some grooming products for your pet, check out our guide to the best dog shampoos.
14” tall 15” wide
Easy to hang
- BrandPet Studio Art
The GALLERIA Animal Kingdom Umbrella is one of the best gifts for animal lovers of all kinds and stretches further than domestic pets with something more exotic in mind. This umbrella features many famous faces from the animal kingdom including tigers, toucans, pandas, and chimps, with plenty more to find if you’re waiting around.
The polyester canopy boasts a 34” arc suitable for one person, or one person and their beloved pet should the rain be coming down a little too hard. It also comes with unbreakable fiberglass handle sure to last for years which is accented with a vibrant, bright red hooked handle that’s easy to hold and easy to hang when drying. It doesn’t pop out automatically, but this is hardly something to complain about, and the no point safety tip means you’re absolutely, totally, and completely unlikely to take someone’s eye out with it, which is always a bonus.
Unbreakable fiberglass ribs
No point safety tip
Vibrant red handle
Jungle and exotic motif
- BrandGALLERIA ENTERPRISES, INC.
- Weight9.6 ounces
The Le Dogue 2-Pack Dog Paw and Bone Molds are the ideal choices for those who have stopped trusting exactly what goes into their store-bought doggie treats. Thanks to a handy recipe book full of highly researched ideas for dog biscuits, you can rest assured your dog will love them, with no potentially harmful ingredients.
The molds are FDA approved and safe for your pet, and you can also use them as ice cubes trays if you please. The high-grade silicone is more reliable than lesser models, while it’s easy to use, easy to clean design means your floor won’t be flooded with slobber come to treat time. There are 29 molds overall and are certain to be a hit whether you use them for your pet or want to add a splash of character to your next glass of ice-cold water.
Recipe booklet included
Suitable for homemade dog treats or ice cubes
High grade silicone
Easy to clean
Easy to remove treats for hungry pets
29 molds altogether
- BrandLe Dogue
- Weight13.8 ounces
Houses with dogs are generally mayhem, and it’s easy to lose leads, keys, rain jackets, and more. To solve this, the Ashes to Beauty 3 Dog Tails Key & Leash Hanger delivers an easy organizational tool to ensure you never misplace your much-needed going out items ever again. The heavy-duty resin is durable giving you a sturdy and durable option for hanging whatever you need. It attaches to the wall using special D hooks that stay in place even with the frantic pattering of paws ready to head out for walkies.
Unlike similar options, it provides varied dog textures to give it more character, and it measures 7 x 4 inches, with a 2-inch depth, which is large enough to stand out in your hallway or kitchen, but still compact enough not to take up too much room, leaving more space on the wall for precious pet portraits. If you are more a cat person, you will surely like some of the best cat toys from our list, so check them out.
Heavy duty resin
Sturdy and durable
Easy to hang
Varied dog textures
7” x 4” x 2”
- BrandAshes to Beauty
- Weight1.75 pounds
Fans of the classic dog shaming trend of recent years will find all of their favorites combined in this Dog Shaming 2021 Day-to-Day Calendar. Compiled by Pascale Lemire and Dogshaming.com, it offers a new dog and their naughty transgression every day of the year, making it a perfect pick-me-up for those days you wish you’d just stayed in bed.
It’s a fantastic gift for dog lovers, vets, and anyone who works with animals, and with such a variety of sometimes silly, sometimes unbelievable actions by your favorite four-legged friends, it’s guaranteed to give you and anyone who sees it a good laugh every day and remind you of all the great reasons to have a dog. It’s suitable for both office and home, and if you love this, you may as well prepare for next year with the 2022 calendar ready to keep the laughs and the awws coming throughout the year.
Created by Pascale Lemire and Dogshaming.com
Each page displays guilty pup with transgression sign
Great gift for dog lovers
Funny every day
Suitable for the office or at home
- AuthorPascale Lemire
The Pearhead Forever in My Heart Memorial Pet Frame is a darling, emotional option for those who want to immortalize their pet both while they’re still with you and long after they’re gone. As our premium choice, it’s not cheap, but being able to look at it every day and remember the good, nay, great times is more than worth it.
With it, you place a 4×6” picture of your favorite pet beside the impression of its paw in a solid wood shadowbox frame to display on your home office desk, shelf or bookcase. The hinged frame keeps it upright for all to see, and the acid-free beige beveled mat keeps it in top condition. The process is completely mess-free, with no mixing required, and it dries completely between 24 to 48 hours. We know that some days it may be too hard to look at, but on the good days, you’ll be thankful you added this to your home.
Create a frame and impression of the pet’s paw
Complement with 4×6” photo
Air dry in 48 hours
Solid wood shadowbox frame
Acid-free beige beveled mat
Hinged frame for standing
- Weight1.08 pounds
When a pet dies, the house becomes horribly, almost unbearably silent, and while the Pawprints Pet Memorial Wind Chime can’t bring barking, sniffing, and patting back into your house, it can fill your home with sweet, jangling melodies that remind you of how much joy your pet brought you and your family.
It comes in a giftable box that doesn’t need wrapping before presenting it to the recipient who will be touched by the care and detail that has gone into it. On the right, they can read a heartfelt poem courtesy of Teri Harrison, while on the left, the wind chime sits with a metal cast chime that you can engrave with the pet’s name for greater sympathy, sentimentality, and personalization. Saying goodbye to a beloved pet is never easy, but making music out of their absence, while hard at first, is one of the best tributes you can give them.
13.5” metal cast
Paw print with sentiment
4 musical tubes
Poem written by Teri Harrison
Suitable for indoor or outdoor display
Engrave paw with the pet’s name for further personalization
- BrandPawprints Left by You Memorial Gifts
- Weight0.16 ounces
Okay, okay, we’re done with the emotional parts so wipe your eyes and check out the DII Pet Lover Printed Dish Towel Set of 3 which is an excellent and practical gift for both dog and cat lovers. It’s available in 7 styles and made from 100% cotton to ensure high-quality performance whether you’re cleaning up spilled pet food or just wiping down the counter after mastering those delicious homemade dog treats.
It’s perfect for an animal lover’s kitchen and adds a splash of personality and character, just like your pet. The towels are ultra-absorbent and low-lint, and they’re also easy to clean being machine washable and tumble dry ready (but only on low heat). The designs are cute and help capture what it is about cats and dogs that you so massively adore. DII also offers matching aprons, so if you want to go all out, you know where to look for the next gifting occasion.
7 styles available
Ideal for kitchen use
Easy to clean
Tumble Dry ready
- Weight8 ounces
Our next pick of the best, most amusing, and heartwarming animal lover gifts is the hilarious Dog Butt: An Off-Color Adult Coloring Book for Dog Lovers. We’ve previously discussed the benefits of adult coloring books for mental, emotional, and intellectual health, and while this is a very silly example, it’s no less effective.
Throughout, you can choose from 80 pages worth of cute, small, large, and bizarre dog butts to color to your heart’s content on the bright white and high-quality paper that’s suitable for all coloring mediums. This means it doesn’t matter if you use pencils or paints, you can unleash your inner creativity however you please. The silky-matte cover prevents creasing and keeps the pages protected from sun damage, although we can’t guarantee it will survive a curious pup wondering how it tastes. The single side design stops colors from bleeding and ruining the other side to ensure every picture looks exactly how you intended it too. This adult coloring book is the perfect gift for those obsessed with their dogs and who have a sense of humor, and at less than $7 it’s hours of fun make it the gift with the best value we’ve found for you today, so happy coloring.
Silky matte cover
Printed single side
Bright white paper
Suitable for all coloring and painting mediums
High quality 90gsm paper stock
- AuthorHoney Badger Coloring
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