“The stockings were hung by the chimney with care…” so goes the poem written by Clement Moore called ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. So, the stockings are ready, the Christmas tree stands stately in the living room, and the outdoor lights sparkle with the season. Gift shopping commences, and you don’t want to forget the furry ones in your family. What do you get your beloved cat and/or dog companion?
From toys and treats to beds and trees, there’s a myriad of gift ideas for our pets. Articles made by hand (your own or someone else’s) or typical box-store items… which do we get? Maybe a mix of both. Here are a few gift ideas for your special pet this year:
Whether you make your own gifts for your pets or buy online or in-store, Christmas presents for our pets are fun to give – our beloved dogs and cats often get as excited as young children to receive Christmas presents. Just remember to keep your spending in check (see previous blog post).
For a variety of pet gift ideas at a low cost, read these recently published articles:
Woman’s Day: http://www.womansday.com/life/pet-care/g946/pet-gifts/?slide=2
Town and Country: http://www.townandcountrymag.com/style/tips/g2993/best-pet-gifts/
Gayle M. Irwin is a writer and public relations professional who volunteers with various animal rescue groups. She enjoys sharing her books and her passion for pets and the environment with others.