For the Anti-DIYer
iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum
Why do something yourself when you can have a tiny little robot do it for you?! Especially when it comes to the not-so-fun chores like vacuuming. The iRobot Roomba 692 robot vacuum is perfect for cleaning up your pet’s hair and other household messes. With sensors that help it navigate around furniture and other obstacles and a handy app that lets you schedule your daily cleanings, vacuuming becomes a chore of the past!
For the Shedder
As a husky mom, this gift category is very near and dear to my heart. I’ve always liked the quote, “Home is where the dog hair sticks to everything but the dog!” because it is 100% TRUE!
So how do you combat the hair and keep your sanity? The answer is you have to be consistent with grooming and have multiple lines of defense.
Using a deshedding tool regularly like the Furminator® or the EquiGroomer can significantly lessen the amount of shedding and can even cut down trips to the groomer if you want to save a little money. The neat thing about the EquiGroomer is that it’s perfect for dogs and cats with long or short hair. This versatility is great especially if you have multiple pets to groom.
The Furminator can provide a more specialized tool option depending on if you have large or small pets and if they have long or short hair.
Also, remember that brushing always goes a lot smoother if you have the right incentive for your dog. We recommend using our EarthBites Chewy with Salmon Protein treats during breaks. These treats are not only tasty, but also have added Omega fatty acids to help keep your dog’s coat soft and shiny.
Pet Grooming Gloves
Pet grooming gloves can provide some low effort maintenance in between grooming sessions. Simply wear the gloves and pet your dog or cat. There are 255 silicone grooming tips that help catch loose hair while your pet feels like they are getting a massage. Use it dry or use it to help with bath time.
Chom Chom Roller
Who’s gone through their fair share of lint rollers over the years? If pet hair is an unwanted headache in your household try looking into the ChomChom Roller Pet Hair Remover. We love it because it’s a reusable, eco-friendly option and pet parents love it because it actually works (they have nearly 90,000 reviews to back it up!).
By sweeping the roller back and forth, an electrostatic charge is created to attract the pet hair to the roller. The roller doesn’t need batteries and the hair gets collected in a compartment that can easily be emptied out once it’s full. It works best on couches, beds, chairs and furniture! For clothes, be sure to lay them on a flat surface for the best results.
Wool Dryer Balls
One of the simplest pleasures in life is the smell of freshly dried laundry! Many people use dryer sheets to get that freshness, but did you know there is an eco-friendly and reusable alternative? Instead of dryer sheets, you can use wool balls that are free from fillers, chemicals, or synthetics, which is very helpful if you or any family members have sensitive skin.
In addition to decreasing your drying time, these 100% New Zealand Wool Dryer Balls can last for 1000+ loads, reduces garbage waste and contains anti-static qualities to help reduce wrinkles and can collect lint and… PET HAIR! Try using a few drops of your favorite pet-safe essential oils for an added scent.
For the Thinker
In addition to regular exercise, it’s also a great idea to exercise your dog’s mind with different types of fun toys. Here are a few Christmas ideas for the “thinker” of the pack!
Flip… lift… slide… and treat! In this level 2 Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound Brick Dog Toy intermediate puzzle, your dog will lift flaps, remove bones by pawing and nuzzling and then slide blocks to reveal tasty treats. Mentally stimulating and entertaining, this toy helps reduce your dog’s anxious behavior and can redirect destructive behavior.
These puzzles are available in different styles and range from level 1 for beginners and go all the way up to 4 for the doggy experts!
It’s time for a little Hide and “Sniff” with a Snuffle Mat. Snuffle mats, like this Paw 5 Wooly Snuffle Mat, are a great way to engage your pup’s natural foraging instincts and also reward them with some tasty treats. Simply take treats or kibble and stuff them in the mat. Then let your pup sniff out the goods!
Snuffle mats come in various sizes and colors and can provide a lot of entertainment and mental stimulation for all breeds and sizes. This mat has an anti-slip bottom, is machine washable and is sustainably made using non-toxic and safe materials!
Hot Cocoa Holiday Burrow
On a cold day, who doesn’t love a cup of hot cocoa with some delicious marshmallows? Well, ZippyPaws offers a pup safe version for your pet to play with. Hide the three adorable little marshmallows (that squeak!) in the cup and let your pup do their best finding them. You can even add some delicious treats inside for an added incentive with this interactive toy.
For the 9-5 Pet Parent
Sharing a workspace with your pet this year has been great, but what do you do when it’s time to go back to the 9-5 grind? Here are a few ideas to get you or your fellow dog mom or cat dad through the work day while dealing with pet withdrawals.
Eufy Security Solo Indoor Camera
Let’s face it, we all know you’re going to be sitting at your desk wondering what your pet is doing at home so why wonder when you can see for yourself. This Eufy 2K indoor camera determines when a human or pet is present and only records when an event of interest occurs. It can automatically track and follow the moving object so you can keep your pup in frame. Also, you can communicate in real-time to your furry friend with the camera’s built-in two-way audio.
Personalized Pet Portrait
When your old office decor isn’t cutting it, why not make your pet’s face a work of art? Another great gift idea is a custom pet portrait to decorate your cubicle or office space. Morgan Broome Art & Design offers personalized ink, pastels, and watercolor drawings of your lovable pets like Banjo (pictured above) to help keep their smiling faces top of mind.
I love dogs and I love socks… Now combine them together and you have a gift idea that will not only make you smile, but it’ll also keep your feet warm. That’s a double win! For the cat or dog lovers in your life, find some fun pet-themed socks to put under the Christmas tree.
If you want to go the extra step, gift them with customized dog or cat socks from DivvyUp. All you need to do is upload their pet’s photo and choose your favorite sock color. You can also feel good knowing that you are supporting a company who also gifts socks to the homeless in areas across the country. They’ve given 1,000,000 socks so far!
For the Tree Lover
Cats LOVE trees… But is this always a good thing? Probably not when it comes to attacking Christmas trees and trees that always seem a little too tall to climb back down.
On2 Pets Cat Canopy Shelves
How about a fun tree alternative that you can utilize in your house? These On2 Pets Cat Canopy shelves are a fun, safe and stylish way to bring nature inside and also provide a great climbing, stretching, hiding or napping spot for your feline friend. These shelves can be set up in as little as 15 minutes and are designed for cats up to 32 pounds.
Earthborn Holistic Dry Pet Food
Besides being nutritious and delicious, our Earthborn Holistic dry dog and cat food is eco-friendly as well. Through our UPCs for Trees program, we plant trees in areas of deforestation around the world. We’ve planted over 900,000 trees through this program, created 228 forest gardens and have helped put 1822 people on the pathway out of hunger and poverty. Help us hit 1,000,000 trees planted in 2022 by collecting UPCs from our participating products and joining our program.
For the Furry Foodie
A lot of our pets think with their stomachs, so why not gift them with a delicious variety of food choices and provide unique ways to eat them?
The Lickimat SlowMo is developed by vets and is great for puppies and dogs of all breeds and sizes, especially pups who like to lick. So why do dogs lick? According to the AKC, licking can be a sign of affection, food-seeking behavior, or even a sign of anxiety, boredom, or fear if it becomes excessive.
The LickiMat Slowmo allows your pup ample licking time as they clean their plate. Fill the slots with different options like kibble, treats, wet food, peanut butter, pumpkin, yogurt, blueberries, and more! You can get pretty creative with meals or snack time.
This mat has textured surfaces to help with dental health by removing food and bacteria off your pet’s tongue. Also, for flat-nosed dogs like French Bulldogs, this makes for a great slow feeding alternative to the more traditional slow feeders with the bumps and mazes. Finally, this eco-friendly mat is also freezer, microwave and dishwasher friendly which makes prep and clean up a breeze!
Outward Hound Slow Feeder Interactive Dog Bowl
Does your pet inhale their meal like they are never going to eat again? If so, you may need to find a way to slow down meal time. An easy way to prolong dinner is with this fun Outward Hound Non-Skid Slow Feeder Interactive Dog Bowl that features ridges and mazes.
This can help keep your canine engaged for up to 10 times longer at mealtime and can help prevent bloat, indigestion and canine obesity! They can even savor their favorite Earthborn Holistic kibble a little longer.
Win&Co™ Silicone Baking Molds
These cute Win&Co Puppy Paws & Bones Silicone Molds are oven-safe up to 450 degrees, microwave-safe and freezer-safe so it’s a great way to make treats for your furry friend. We recommend freezing our moist cat food or wet dog food in these molds to make delicious frozen cat or dog treats. A perfect idea for when the weather heats up and summer rolls around again.
Earthborn Holistic Grain-Free Wet Food
Earthborn Holistic offers nutrient-rich, grain free wet cat food and pouches for even the pickiest of kitties. Meaty cans of K95 and resealable tubs of wet dog food make the perfect mixer, topper or full meal for your canine friend as well. With a variety of protein choices, you can customize the perfect dinner experience for the furry foodie in your life.
For the Little Snoozer
P.L.A.Y. Pet Teepee
Does your cat or little dog need a place to snuggle up and catch some zzz’s? Well you’re in luck because this Horizon Pet Teepee is the perfect place to snooze! It is made with 100% natural pine wood and the super soft ergonomic foam cushion cat or dog bed is also machine washable and dryer friendly. It’s both fashionable and functional, which means your little snoozer will be sleeping in style!
Ethical Pets Cuddle Bunny
Well this could go one of two ways…this little bunny from Ethical Pets could be the perfect cuddle partner for your pet or it could also be your pup’s next victim depending on play styles. Let’s hope for the best and go with the first option. This toy is soft, adorable and has a squeaker for added playtime fun after cuddle time is over.
For the Player
‘Cause we all know the players are gonna play, play, play, play… So let’s give them the ultimate toy play pack this Christmas! When choosing toys for your playful pup, be sure to take into account your pup’s size and play/chew styles.
ZippyPaws Plush Toys
Brody LOVES squeaky toys, but he also likes “killing them”, removing the squeaker and then basking in the white stuffing like it’s snow! This 3 pack of ZippyPaws Skinny Peltz No Stuffing Squeaky plush dog toy is perfect for dogs who like to seek out the inner squeaker. All of the fun and none of the stuffing which is a welcomed relief for several pet owners including myself!
The ZippyPaws Burrow Squeaky Hide & Seek Plush Dog Toy is perfect for medium to large size dogs! Each of the adorable little chipmunks has a squeaker and can be hidden inside the log for your pup to find them. Bonus points is that the toy is machine washable, because you know there will be slobber.
Plus, since we love the earth here at Earthborn Holistic, this adorable dog Squeakie Pattiez Earth Toy is definitely one of our favorite picks for playtime.
Petstages Dogwood Tough Dog Chew Toy
A lot of dogs love to chew on real sticks, but that isn’t recommended as sticks can cause splintering and other health hazards. For an alternative option, try this Petstages Dogwood Tough Dog Chew toy that combines real wood with non-toxic durable materials so your dog can still enjoy chewing on a “stick” without the health concerns. It has a natural wood smell, can float in the water and is made in the U.S.A.
Chuckit! The Whistler Ball Dog Toy
Want to upgrade from your dog’s standard tennis ball? Try the Chuckit! Whistler ball! It has a small cutout to create a unique whistling sound as it flies through the air and is perfect for the dog who loves to play fetch. Available in multiple sizes and can fit into the ChuckIt! launcher.
Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Dog Toys
Playtime can go green, too! Grab your favorite EarthBites Chewy treats and stuff them into this Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Snoop Dispensing Tough Dog Chew Toy. Your dog will have endless fun trying to shake, pounce and nudge in order to get their tasty reward! Planet Dog toys are made in the USA from eco-friendly materials that are tough, non-toxic, and free from BPA & Phthalates.
Unrefined with Ancient Grains & Superfoods
As we all know, playtime can get a little… Unrefined! So why not feed your playful dog or puppy Unrefined with Ancient Grains & Superfoods. Ancient grains simply harvested from trusted sources including many family farms. Freshly picked superfoods for a nutritious punch. All woven together with fresh, smoked and roasted meats like salmon and rabbit for a delicious combination of protein. A tasty meal to help recharge for the next round of playtime.
For the Well-Blended Pup
Embark Breed Identification DNA Test for Dogs
For the adopted rescue pup or for the lovable mutt in your lives, an Embark Breed Identification DNA Test for Dogs is a great gift idea to find out all the wonderful ingredients that make up your pup’s perfect mix. It can analyze over 200,000 genetic markers, screen for over 350 different breeds and help identify your canine’s family tree…all with a simple cheek swab.
For an even more in-depth test, you can choose to get a breed identification and health identification DNA test that not only tells you about your pup’s genetic makeup, but also tests for over 210 genetic health risks like glaucoma, common adult-onset diseases and many more.
It generally takes between 2-4 weeks for your pup’s test results to come in! During that time, be sure to treat your pet to our baked biscuits and delicious EarthBites Chewy treats to make waiting a little more bearable!
For the Pack-On-The-Go
Are you always on-the-go and need to transport your pack with ease? These three gift ideas will help you stay organized, keep your car clean and your pup safely on leash for all your travel needs.
PetAmi Dog Travel Bag
Whether you are roadtripping or flying on a plane, this dog travel bag provides enough space to pack all of your pet essentials. It’s a great way to stay organized and includes two food container bags and two collapsible bowls.There are several different colors to choose from so you can pick a style that works best for you.
Frisco Quilted Water Resistant Bench Car Seat Cover
Designed to fit the backseat of most cars, this water resistant (and machine washable) Frisco quilted car seat cover is a great way to protect your backseat from hair and accidental messes when you’re on the road. It has additional pockets for added storage and closeable slits for easy seat belt access. Set it up in three steps and you’re set for your short or long road trip.
TUG 360° Tangle-Free, Heavy Duty Retractable Dog Leash
If you are traveling with your dog, you will most likely need a reliable leash to keep your dog safe at all times. The TUG 360° Retractable Dog Leash has worked really well for my dog. I run and walk with him in the mornings and he definitely puts the leash to the test when he spots rabbits in our neighborhood! It’s easy to lock, unlock, and hold in my hand.
Retractable leashes are also a little controversial so it’s important to mention that they may not be the best choice for all dogs. If your dog is inexperienced on a leash, be sure to practice in a safe area first. Also, always watch out that you’re not giving your dog too much of a lead where they could run into traffic.
Limited Ingredient Dog Food
For those on-the-go adventures, it’s a good idea for your pup to fuel up with delicious and nutritious grain free dog food like our limited-ingredient dog food. Limited-ingredient dog food is perfect for dogs with allergies or other sensitivities. Carefully chosen proteins blended together with antioxidant-rich veggies and probiotics make up each tasty limited ingredient diet. Venture has everything you want and nothing you don’t!
Thank you for sticking with me through this incredibly long list of gift ideas! You are amazing and I truly hope this list helped give you a few ideas and maybe even helped eliminate some stress from your holiday shopping.