10 Affordable Stocking Stuffers for the Pets and Animal Lovers in Your Life
Real candy is a no-no for dogs, so get them the next best thing: rawhide in the shape of the most ubiquitous Christmas treat. These canes will keep Rover or Bella busily gnawing away while the rest of the family focuses on unwrapping their gifts.
Buy It! Pet Holiday Dentley's Festive Rawhide Cane Dog Treats, $2.99; petsmart.com
BAD TO THE BONE
Is "Jaws" your dog's nickname? Do you have a pet-toy cemetery in your backyard? If so, this is the dog bone for you ... er, for your pup! Durable, floatable and dishwasher safe, this toy is made to outlast even the most intense chew session.
Buy It! West Paw Design Zogoflex Hurley Guaranteed Tough Dog Bone Chew Toy, $11.99; amazon.com
It's hard to get excited over a lint roller, you say? Just wait until your pet-owning family and friends try out this puppy. The PEOPLE Pets editors tried the Flint Lint Roller in the office (you should see our fur-covered selves every day) and we were fully impressed. Plus, it comes in a variety of cute colors and easily fits in a purse or backpack.
Buy It! Flint Retractable Lint Roller, $11.99; amazon.com
BEST IN SHOW: GIFT EDITION
It's the ultimate gift for the true Fido aficionado in your life: tickets to the Westminster Dog Show! Surprisingly affordable for such a famous and fancy extravaganza, the cost of different segments of the event range from $15 for children to $210 for the full package. Guests might even catch a glimpse of Best in Show star Parker Posey judging the pedigree pooches backstage.
Buy It! Westminster Dog Show and/or Meet the Breeds Tickets, from $32; Westminsterkennelclub.org
In response to the decriminalization and legalization of recreational and medical marijuana throughout much of the U.S. in 2016, American cats let out a loud yawn. They've been inhaling catnip, legally, for centuries. But only recently have catnip products become so, well, diverse. Skip the messy "hard" leaves, and sniff out Meowijuana's catnip spray. Hey man, your cat will thank you.
Buy It! Meowijuana Catnip Spray, $13.95; amazon.com
Make bathtime great again for your pet! TBH bathtime is never great for most pets, but these handy grooming gloves may just change everything. Turn your tub or shower into a home spa and massage salon where you can bond with your furbaby while prepping him for holiday guests.
Buy It! HandsOn Grooming Gloves, $24.99; handsongloves.com/shop/
Animals are the gift that keeps on giving. In the case of World Vision, making donations to needy families around the world in the form of feathered and/or furry friends is the perfect way to express love for humankind. Gifts range from two chickens to an entire nativity scene or small farm. Cards can be printed or emailed from the website at any time to let an honoree know that something special has been done for him this holiday season.
Buy It! World Vision Donation: Two Chickens, from $25; Worldvision.org
FRUITY FIDO FIX
Give your dog a Valentine this Christmas with these adorable — and healthy! — treats. The fruit smoothie blend consists of oats, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. Hmm, made for hounds but good enough for humans? We think so.
Buy It! Love Hearts Dog Treats Fruit Smoothie, $14; MungoandMaud.com
For the non-committal cat lady (or cat man ... or cat child or teenager) in your life, we present: Cattoos. The portmanteau is so obvious and so adorable, much like Chronicle Books' trendy art paperback with a pawful of cattitude.
Buy It! Cattoos! Temporary Tattoos; $7.99; amazon.com
The best dog moms and dads come prepared. This indispensable mini kit contains dog eye wipes, dog ear wipes, dental wipes, hand towelettes, rolls of waste bags and a collapsible water bowl. Pinch's essential items are great for both traveling and neighborhood jaunts alike.
Buy It! Pinch Provisions "Miniemergency Kit for Dogs," $16; pinchprovisions.com