How to Pick the Perfect Gift for the Pet Lover in Your Life

Pets are essentially family members and so remembering either pet parents or the apple of their eye at the holidays only makes sense! What pet lover doesn’t love an extra thoughtful holiday gift for their furry – or even feathered or scaly – loved ones?! The question is how to pick out something that will really make an impact.  Here are a few tips on how to choose the right holiday gift for a pet lover in your life.

Consider the Pet

Consider what type of pet the family loves, thinking specifically about breed, size, coat, and personality. This will help you narrow your gift choices to items that would be most appropriate for the animal or the owner. For example, if the dog lover on your gift list has a dalmatian, matching black and white polka-dotted socks might be a fun idea. Is there a long-haired feline lover friend on your list?  Consider a gift card to a grooming service or a personalized cat comb.  

The Lifestyle

Think about the family’s lifestyle. Do they have a lot of space for their pet to run and play? Or do they spend more time on indoor activities? Do they often go places with their pets?  This will also help you narrow your gift choices to items that fit the pet’s daily environment and activities. A family with a dog who loves to run in the yard might appreciate outdoor toys.  An indoor kitty might appreciate a scratching post.  If the family is on the go, perhaps some funky travel food and water bowls would be fun. 

The Budget

When budgeting for the gift purchase, it’s always important to remember that it’s the thought that counts.  Simple and practical gifts are appreciated just as much as something big and fancy.  If you’re on a really tight budget, consider the gift of time and offer to pet sit or run a pet errand for the pet lover on your guest list.  Another similar idea is to give a gift card for a professional dog walking and pet sitting service like Asheville Pawz.  

In Conclusion

With these tips in mind, you will be able to find the perfect gift for any pet lover in your life.  Happy Holidays to all! 

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Asheville Pet Care Team

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