Glenn Polyn//April 1, 2021//
Glenn Polyn //April 1, 2021//
Now, more than ever before, pets are considered part of the family. After all, the term “pet parent” has generally become accepted at describing the relationship between human and companion animal.
We have seen since the arrival of the COVID how important pets are for our general well-being, as they have kept us company and boosted our spirits at a time when it’s so easy to collapse under the stress of the pandemic. Therefore, it should be expected that the sky’s the limit when it comes to how much consumers are willing to spend on their companion animal.
The act of spoiling one’s pet is not something new. However, while we’re used to buying gifts for them, it’s the pet parent who should be taken into consideration when the holidays or a pet birthday is being celebrated. After all, the pet parent is the caretaker of the companion animal, often taking the pet on a daytrip or tending to its bed, toys or other belongings. It’s that thinking that enables gifts to include items that allow pet parents to celebrate their beloved furbaby.
Gifts come in many forms and cover a wide range of product categories. Personalized accessories like collars and beds have become common, while product designs that represent a sports team, hobby or interest that appeals to the pet parent are also growing in popularity. And stylish fashion or travel products will always be in demand for trend-setting consumers.
Dog Christmas Ornaments
Old World Christmas offers 130+ different dog breed ornaments, so pet parents can show off their canine companion on the Christmas tree! Dogs selflessly give humans their unconditional love and loyalty. Throughout history, dogs have been faithful friends and workmates, even giving their lives to protect or rescue their owners. No wonder dogs are considered man’s best friend.
MyFamily has more than 600 styles of Italian made ID tags, in various shapes styles and finishes that can be instantly engraved with Techla, a proprietary state of the art self-service engraver. MyFamily collars, leashes and harnesses are 100 percent Italian-made and are available in a variety of premier quality materials, including leather, leatherette, polycotton and nylon. Each collar contains thoughtful features such as an “Always Ready D-Ring” that makes it easier to attach a lead, and a “Tag Holder,” which allows ID tags to hang straight and visible.
WaterField Designs Dog-Walking Kit
WaterField Designs has combined its Wag Dog Collar with its full-grain leather Wag Hip Pack and reflective Wag Dog Leash to complete a stylish, premium dog-walking kit. The dog collar can be personalized with a dog’s name, address or whimsical phrase. The six foot dog leash features a leather-wrapped handle for comfort while all-brass hardware with PVC coating ensures strength and longevity. All products are manufactured in San Francisco.
RIFRUF Dog Shoes
The RIFRUF Caesar 1 is the first design-driven and functional dog shoe made from the same materials as premium human sneakers. Durable RUFKNIT mesh upper provides maximum breathability while the natural rubber midsole and outsole protects paws from rough surfaces. Whether for daily walks or the runway, RIFRUF dog shoes are with your dog every step of the way.
The Brookstone PhotoShare frame is the perfect way to enjoy your favorite photos of your pets. After connecting quickly to wifi, photos can be sent to it via the PhotoShare frame app. The full HD display vibrantly shows off up to 5,000 images. Plus, it looks stylish in any home thanks to the real wood frame available in black or espresso.
Callisto Cat Travel Bag
A spacious easy to clean carrier featuring a water-resistant interior lining and supportive base. Featuring a laser cut design, this soft-sided cat carrier offers plenty of ventilation and peepholes for your curious cat. Zippers along the top and side of the carrier allow for secure travel and an easy check in option. For on-the-go easy city travel, look no further.
Park & Bench
Park & Bench’s line of cat products fit with the style and finesse of the modern and sophisticated cat. These scratchers bring something new to the table – something sure to delight cats and their humans alike. Your cat has her own style. Give her the tools she needs in a style that suits her personality with Park & Bench’s unique line of hip cat scratchers.
Guy Harvey Pet Beds
The new line of eco-friendly signature pet beds from Guy Harvey are the perfect gift for ocean and marine wildlife enthusiasts. Made with 100 percent biodegradable water based ink and recycled materials, these colorful, artistically designed beds feature high-resolution iconic artwork by world-renowned artist, conservationist and scientist Dr. Guy Harvey. Sales benefit ocean conservation through the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation.
Pet Throw, Wrap & Beach Blanket
It’s a throw, a car seat cover, a wrap, a towel, a beach blanket. This gorgeous fabric is incredibly versatile. Each throw is handwoven in Guatemala by artisans using a traditional wooden pedal loom, the same way their ancestors have been weaving for generations. This 100 percent cotton throw is a perfect addition to your warm evening outings, with your pup by your side, or anywhere you need a beautiful lightweight layer. Think end of your bed or the arm of your favorite chair.
Pet Photo Saver
Designed to store and organize all of your pet’s most precious moments, Pet Photo Saver recognizes photos of your pet at just the touch of a button. Pet Photo Saver automatically gathers and organizes your pet photos safely and securely when plugged into your phone’s charging port. Pet Photo Saver’s advanced technology uses smart scanning processes filters pets by type such as dog, cat and small animals. Using the Pet Photo Saver App, pet parents can create, share and print custom gifts for friends, family or themselves.