Guide to Stocking Stuffers for Pets
Struggling to decide what to put in your pet’s stocking this Christmas? We’ve rounded up our top picks for stocking-worthy toys, accessories, and more for your pet so you can check them off your holiday shopping list.
For the Festive Pet
No Christmas tree is complete without an ornament with your pet’s face on it–consider stuffing your pet’s stocking with a custom ornament this year! Whether you make a DIY Pet Ornament or order a personalized one online, your pet will thank you for including them in the decorating festivities.
Speaking of including them in festivities, everybody loves a good holiday sweater. You can find all sorts of adorable and festive options online like this reindeer one from Chewy that’s suitable for both dogs and cats! Other designs even include gingerbread men, Santa, Christmas trees, and more.
If your festive pup loves a good play session, consider this Pet P.L.A.Y. Merry Woofmas Collection toy set or this Zippy Paws Holiday Miniz Pack to get your dog in the holiday spirit.
For the Furry Fashionista
If it’s been a while since your pet’s collar got an upgrade, Christmas is a great time to switch them out! There are *so many* adorable collar options out there for both dogs and cats. Some of our favorite brands include Jax & Moonie, Pacific Hound, Luck of Tuck,
Many of these small shops also offer super cute leash or bandana options to take your pet’s style to a whole new level this holiday season.
For the Pampered Pet
While some of these items also made the cut in our 2021 Gift Guide, they’re *technically* stocking-stuffer size, too!
First up is one of our favorite gifts of all-time, the FURminator. Their deshedding brushes are some of our favorites and with options for both dogs and cats, these make great stocking stuffers.
If you’re on TikTok, you might’ve seen a video by @girlwithedogs that shows her using the Equigroomer. With some serious deshedding power, the Equigroomer is a great FURminator alternative that fits perfectly in any stocking.
For the Furry Foodie
We’re pulling from the gift guides again here because if your pet is a foodie then there’s all sorts of pet gift ideas that will fit in their stocking. Our top pick is a LickiMat, which helps slow down really fast eaters. Simply spread on some wet dog food or wet cat food and let your pet enjoy!
Speaking of wet food, our cans and tubs make great stocking stuffers for your pets as well! With a huge variety of flavors to choose from, you’re sure to find a recipe you pet will love well beyond the holiday season.
For the Playful Pup
If your dog is more of a thinker, consider enrichment toys for their stockings. Burrow toys like this Zippy Paws Hot Cocoa Cup (how cute are those marshmallows?!) or a snuffle mat are great for hiding treats in and get your dog to work for their tasty reward.
If your dog happens to be more of the destructive type (we all know at least one), Zippy Paws also makes dog toys without stuffing that are great for dodging the inevitable stuffing mess that comes with typical dog toys.
For the more active pups, a good ball can bring hours of fun. The ChuckIt! Whistler Ball is a super fun upgrade from your standard tennis ball and works great with their ball launcher for added fun.
For the Fun-Loving Feline
While your cat will probably be perfectly happy with the aftermath of all of your Christmas morning unwrapping (if you know, you know), stuffing their stockings is just as important! Finding fun cat toys is super easy and sometimes even free if you save all those boxes.
Cat toys are always funny because they never look like anything special but they can still entertain a cat for literal hours. As a cat owner myself, string teaser wand toys are super popular in my household. I can sit on the couch and flop toys like this around and it will keep my cat busy for a while as she tries to catch it.
Another super simple cat toy that will keep your cat occupied is anything they can swat around the house. While you definitely don’t have to buy anything for this since they’re sure to find small objects to fulfill this need on their own, giving your cat their own toy to swat around. Find some like these plush mice that are filled with catnip and you’ll be set.
For the Earthborn Enthusiast
If your pet is a fan of their Earthborn Holistic, we’ve got plenty of stocking-sized treats to gift them this Christmas! Whether you’re looking for soft dog treats or crunchy dog biscuits, fishy food for felines or something with a more chicken-like kick, or wet dog food in a variety of flavors, we’ve got all sorts of options to make your pet’s stocking great.