Welcome to our Budget Gift Guide for pet lovers. Shopping online is the easiest thing to do in the crazy run up to Christmas. Our budget guide is the perfect way to find something to thank a friend for a good deed, or someone for help received in the past year.
You can shop by ‘phone, tablet or desktop computer! From our review you can jump off to a variety of sites for further fun and shopping, and don’t forget our book recommendations here!
What You will Find in Our Budget Gift Guide for Pet Lovers!
We have searched for low–cost items that will make the perfect small Christmas present. Our remit was treasures of handmade quality as much as we can, or of local manufacture. Our shopping budget is £20/$25US/23€ and we are including gifts from the USA, Canada and Great Britain.
Scrooge Tip 😉 Don’t waste money buying gifts for people who will certainly ‘regift’ them. Buy those folks a clothing voucher so they have something to wear!
A longtime supporter of Dash Kitten, Jana at Colorado Catnip is a skilled sewer and creates gorgeous and colourful gifts for your pets. Her fun and cosy ‘fish‘ mats are perfect for your sofa, or wherever your pet wants to lounge. The second budget item at Colorado Catnip is their fun catnip toys, robust, inexpensive and with organic catnip they are the perfect small gift for cats and kittens.
Although her pet beds are outside this budget post they are worth a look, words like cosy, warm, and comfortable all come to mind. If she doesn’t have your favourite colour Jana can create one to match your decor!
Mum is the proud owner of an Arm the Animals sweatshirt of a kitten brandishing a light sabre, she got it especially to wear at BlogPaws®. ATA (also on FB) make edgy, witty and sometimes directly confrontational tshirts, sweatshirts and accessories. Smaller gifts include beanies, vinyl decals, mouse mats, gift cards and practical bags. Prices for these range from $5.00 to $25.00US
Their byline is Fashion, Activism, Attitude and their wearables are perfect for any animal lover (male or female) who wants to make a bold statement. You cannot fail to find something for the committed animal lover in your life at ATA.
Handmade in Otago, New Zealand, this Morepork $12.50NZ (New Zealand owl) is handmade from the finest quality ingredients. The fragrances include Lavender and Lime, Tea Tree and Rosemary, Manuka Honey and Oatmeal, and Lemongrass and Ginger.
Each owl arrives gift boxed in elegantly restrained packaging that makes it suitable for men as well as women. No girly style ‘pretties’, just a nicely wrapped gift. Honey and Spice (also on FB) do not ship outside New Zealand so check Etsy for your own country’s talented soap makers – you will be surprised at the range.
At last, a Cat mug for a Man, we love it! There is a mug for everyone at artRuss in Canada. Wisecracks and witty sayings across a range of holidays from Christmas, to weddings and pet people. Their last Christmas dates are on the front page of their Etsy shop but we recommend early ordering as closer to Christmas postage all over the world suddenly starts to creak under the strain of so many parcels. Price $17.77US
1) This is irresistible and the perfect gift or memorial for a pet owner BUT 2) the waiting list is 7 months for a portrait as oil paints take a long time to dry. We know, what’s it doing here? We felt you would like to see this as the entire proceeds (£20) go to the Cinnamon Trust who help the elderly and terminally ill with their pets. Each portrait is a miniature, 6.3 x 8.9 cms or 2.5 x 3.5 inches, maybe the size of a business card and hand painted in oils. Price £20. (Plan ahead for special Birthdays and Anniversaries next year. )
Stephanie Guy also does a range of other portraits and prints that make perfect little thank you gifts to slip in an envelope.
Cat Scarf from The Tiniest Tiger – USA Ships worldwide
The perfect gift for someone who does not want to scream out ‘crazy cat lady’ but state her support for felines in elegant shades of black, beige or light pink. The chiffon scarf is soft and very lightweight. It measures 70 x 160 cm and, hand on heart Mum says she would NOt be without hers.
For cooler evenings, at the end of a warm day, or to wrap under your winter coat, This. Is. Perfect! We like ours so much mom is going to model it for you!
This gorgeous journal by Clare Ashton is a true work of handmade art. Not only does she handmake the superb felt, she screen prints her own drawings onto the journals. Each journal is then lined with organic cotton. Luxury at this price? You bet!
The ‘journal’ itself is Seawhite from Brighton, in the UK. These are the same sketch books that Mum uses, so we can verify that the paper are of good quality for notes, sketches and capturing that inspirational moment. Price £20
We hope our budget gift guide for pets allows you to check out handmade arts and crafts on sites such as Folksy (UK) and Etsy (worldwide gifts). You can set your budet on these sites and then filter out what you don’t want to see, search terms include ‘pet lovers’, ‘gifts for dogs’, ‘gifts for cats’.
We also aim to post a guide focusing on the individual shops of animal friends worldwide later this week.
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