13th Annual Holiday Gift Guide

Ready to get in the giving spirit? Check out our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide, featuring our favorite presents for pets and their people.

[Check back December 16-22 for our Week-of-Giving Giveaway, and you might just win some of the cool items on this list!]



Ask a question, draw a card, and consult the booklet to discover what the card indicates about your dog’s past life, present behaviors, and future possibilities. // TheDogTarot.com

Stocking Stuffer, For the Pet Parent, Kid-Approved



12 DOGS OF CHRISTMAS: GREAT PUPPY RESCUE ON DVD // Sony Pictures Home Entertainment ($15)

Get the whole family together and cuddle up with some hot chocolate for this delightful holiday tale. // 12DogsOfChristmas.com

Stocking Stuffer, Kid-Approved




Each box includes two colorful cookies stuffed with 100% certified organic catnip and a fortune for every cat. // UpCountryInc.com

The Gift of Play, Delicious Delights



ANIMAL-THEMED IOS SPEAKERS // Electric Friends ($59.99)

You won’t find an iPhone or iPod portable docking station that is cuter, sweeter or better sounding than these animal-themed ones by Electric Friends. // BeMyElectricFriend.com

Kid-Approved, Cool Gear


ORBEE-TUFF MAZEE // Planet Dog ($16.95)

Hours of brain-stimulating fun! And 2% of every Planet Dog purchase goes to the Planet Dog Foundation, funding the training, placement, and support of service dogs all over the country. // PlanetDog.com

Stocking Stuffer, The Gift of Play


HIDE-A-SQUIRREL // Kyjen ($12.99-$29.99)

Dogs must figure out how to retrieve the squeaky squirrels from within the plush tree trunk, encouraging their natural instincts to stalk and hunt prey. // Shop.Kyjen.com

The Gift of Play


SQUEEZZ JELS // KONG ($8.99-$9.99)

Keep your pets entertained long after the holiday season with these bouncy characters! Available in a rainbow of vibrant colors. // KongCompany.com

Stocking Stuffer, The Gift of Play




Say goodbye to all that pet hair! iRobot’s premium vacuum cleaning robot automatically removes dirt, pet hair, and other nasty debris from all areas of your floor. // iRobot.com

For the Pet Parent, Clean Up Must-Haves, Splurgin’ Santa


ID TAG/BOTTLE OPENER // Pop Tag ($14.99)

The Pop Tag is a fun, personalized ID tag for Fido unlike any other: It’s also a bottle opener! That’s right, now a nice cold beer is just a whistle away! // ThePopTag.com

Stocking Stuffers, For the Pet Parent, Cool Gear



UNDERWATER DOGS BY SETH CASTEEL // Little, Brown and Company ($19.99)

Showcasing bubbles, balls, and big brown eyes, Seth Casteel’s vibrant and viral photography comes alive in Underwater Dogs. // LittleFriendsPhoto.com

Gifts That Give Back, For the Pet Parent, Kid-Approved



CONVERTIBLE DOG COLLARS // Pawsibilities ($12 for basic collar; $6.50 for each pattern)

These unique convertible dog collars allow you to change your dog’s collar styles in a flash! // PawsibilitiesCollars.com

Stocking Stuffers, Cool Gear


RE-USEABLE SNACK BAGS // Eco-Ditty ($9.99)

This eco-friendly, 100% organic cotton reusable snack bag is perfect for storing treats on a trip to the dog park. // Ecoditty.com

Stocking Stuffers, Gifts That Give Back, For the Pet Parent, Kid-Approved, Eco-Friendly Giving 




DOORMAT // Soggy Doggy ($19.99-$84.99)

The Soggy Doggy doormat is made of super-absorbent, durable microfiber material that absorbs up to 5x more water and dirt than a typical doormat—goodbye muddy paw prints! // SoggyDoggyDoormat.com

For the Pet Parent, Clean Up Must-Haves



THE PUPLIGHT2 // Puplight ($24.95)

Love taking nighttime walks with your dog? The Puplight2 makes dogs visible up to a mile away, increases visibility so you can see what’s in front of you, and even helps older dogs see better. // Puplight.com

Stocking Stuffers, Cool Gear


WATERLESS BATH FOAM // Fresh Dog ($12)

Fast acting, quick drying, and with a yummy grapefruit scent, it’s an ideal way to keep your dog feeling, looking, and smelling good—no bath needed! // FreshDog.com

Clean Up Must-Haves



THE PET TRACKER // Tagg ($99.95)

An advanced pet tracking system equipped with GPS and wireless capabilities, allowing you to always stay in touch with your furry loved one. // PetTracker.com

Cool Gear, Splurgin’ Santa



LEMONGRASS & FLAXSEED SHAMPOO // John Masters Organics Pet Collection ($20)

Made with 18 certified-organic ingredients, this velvety shampoo lathers into a rich foam that rinses off easily without drying or irritating the skin. Includes citronella and eucalyptus to naturally ward off insects, fleas, and ticks. // JohnMasters.com

Eco-Friendly Giving, Clean Up Must-Haves



No longer will you have to relegate plastic litter boxes to the closet or guest bathroom—Litterfish is utilitarian, stylish, and easy to use. // IOVO-Designs.myshopify.com

Splurgin’ Santa



CHEWISH SQUEAK TOYS // Humane Domain ($9.50-$17.95)

These adorable squeaks by Copa Judaica are the perfect Hanukkah present for your pet! Pick up these and other cool toys, apparel, gear, and more at the Humane Domain—the online store of the Humane Society of the United States. 10-20% of every purchase made benefits HSUS campaigns and programs. // Store.HumaneSociety.org

The Gift of Play, Gifts That Give Back



Available in seven different formulas, they’re a daily dose of happiness for your dog or cat! Even better, a portion of all sales is donated to the TAILS to the Rescue fund. // TailsPetSupplements.com

Stocking Stuffers, Gifts That Give Back


FLOCK OF CHICKS // Heifer International Gift Catalog ($20)

Help provide a family in need with a starter flock of 10 to 50 chicks and the training that will empower them to turn your generosity into a lifetime of opportunity. Explore other meaningful gifs in the Heifer International Gift Catalog. // Heifer.org

Gifts That Give Back



PET TUBE CAR TUNNEL // PetEgo ($76-$146)

The Pet Tube is a lightweight but super-strong fabric kennel that provides a smart and stylish solution to traveling freely with your pets. A must-have for frequent car travelers! // PetEgo.com

Cool Gear


BAMBÙ DAYBED // Pet Lounge Studios ($249.99)

This stylish pet bed, made of rich, solid bamboo and fitted with an orthopedic memory foam mattress, will be your pet’s new favorite spot. // PetLoungeStudios.com

Splurgin’ Santa



CUSTOM STUFFED DOG // The Shelter Pups ($125)

Immortalize your special doggie forever—just send a photo of your pet and The Shelter Pups will put together your very own one-of-a-kind stuffed animal. Proceeds support a variety of shelters and rescues! [Custom cats coming in 2013]. // ShelterPups.com

For the Pet Parent, Kid-Approved, Gifts That Give Back





Customization site Zazzle has thousands of adorable products you can personalize for your pet. We love this pink and green chevron monogrammed food bowl—and your cat will too! // Zazzle.com

Cool Gear


“DO NO HARM” TEE // Victoria Stilwell for Dog is Good ($23.99-$25.99)

This tee is not only cute, it gives back: Dog is Good donates 15% of the sales of each shirt in the collection to the Victoria Stilwell Foundation. // DogIsGood.com

For the Pet Parent, Gifts That Give Back


DOGGIE DREIDELS // Creature Comforts ($16.95-$18.95)

10 hand cut dreidel shaped cookies in royal blue and white packaging. As cute as they are yummy! // CreatureComfortsTM.com

Delicious Delights, Gifts That Give Back


PAWBOX SUBSCRIPTION // PawBox ($10 for one month, $30 for three months, $110 for twelve months)

An innovative, fun, and affordable way for pets and their parents to try high-end pet products—sign-up a friend (or yourself!) to receive a box once a month filled with a bunch of cool samples. // PawBox.com

The Gift of Play, For the Pet Parent, Cool Gear


OTIS UDDER TUG // Helping Udders ($15)

Made from recycled, rubber milking machine liners and originally developed on a Kansas dairy farm, your dog will get hours of fun out of this tough toy. Helping Udders donates 25% to 50% of the sales from their website to support customer selected rescues and shelters across the nation. // HelpingUdders.com

The Gift of Play, Gifts That Give Back


CERAMIC KITTY GARDEN // Pioneer Pet ($3.99)

No, it doesn’t grow kittens, but it does grow delicious green grass that will help your cat’s digestion and provide her with key nutrients. // PioneerPet.com

Eco-Friendly Giving, Delicious Delights




When it comes to the best in at-home grooming, look no further than the 9-piece EasyClip Clipper Kit by Andis. The clipper itself is light, easy to use, and whisper-quiet––better yet, it’s maintenance free! // Andis.com

Stocking Stuffers, Clean Up Must-Haves

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