Gifts for Your Pets – and For You, Of Course
FOR THE PAMPERED POOCH
Does your dog appreciate the finer things in life? We're not talking about bacon, ladies and gents. This chandelier-emblazoned pet bed (available in two sizes) is decidedly chic, even if your pooch's love of bacon is not. Plus, it's machine washable for those days your four-legged friend eats breakfast in bed.
Buy It! opensky.com, $90.25-$132.05
FOR THE CAT LADY
Baby, it's cold outside, so you'll want to snuggle up with this red throw blanket (and your cat, of course).
Buy It! http://www.modcloth.com, $49.99
FOR THE INDIVIDUALIST DOG
From bullied to ballin' on Santa's sleigh, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is the role model of every pooch who doesn't quite fit in at the dog park. Here's a festive sweater to celebrate your dog's individuality (read: love of toilet water) over the holidays.
Buy It! petco.com, $14.99
FOR THE OUTDOORSY CAT
Because not all kitties want to sit on the couch and watch Home Alone marathons with you this Christmas. But when it's time to come inside for the night, this cardboard cabin will trick your cat into believing your living room is actually a rustic campsite situated in the Catskills. (Okay, there is absolutely nothing you can do to outsmart your cat, but it's worth a try.)
Buy It! urbanoutfitters.com, $35
FOR THE GWYNETH PALTROW OF PUPS
When we first saw this tin of biscuits from Bocce's Bakery, we reached out and said, "Hey, don't mind if I do." Then we realized that they were dog treats ... but we won't even pretend we didn't contemplate taste-testing them. Pick up green juice-flavored goods for the health conscious hound or a more indulgent flavor (like truffle mac and cheese, beef bourguignon or apple pie) for the dog who hasn't set his New Year's resolutions quite yet. Bonus: the tins are so cute, it's basically a gift to the human, too.
Buy It! boccesbakery.com, $15.50
FOR THE PINTEREST-Y PET LOVER
This just in: There are better ways to communicate with your family members/roommates/literate pets than by frantic text messages. Mount this peel-and-stick chalkboard in your kitchen for all of your friendly reminders, including "don't forget to walk the dog, Jimmy!" and "Sally, please empty the litter box when you get home!" Pick your board of choice from more than 100 breeds.
Buy It! steadfastfriends.com, $29.95
FOR THE MOST FESTIVE FURBALL EVER
These Martha Stewart Pets reindeer antlers – positioned on a comfy hood with slots for the ears – are also a good gift for the owner who wants to embarrass their dog in front of the whole family on Christmas.
Buy It! PetSmart (in stores only), $14.99
FOR THE DOG WHO'S BAD TO THE BONE
It's so lame when your mom stuffs your stocking with socks. Nobody panic – the same rule does not apply to your puppies. These red Bret Michaels Pets Rock collection socks will, well, rock your socks off and keep their little paws cozy. Mostly the former though.
Buy It! petsmart.com, $8.99