I made a list and double-checked it – here’s what pets Christina gets mostly for Christmas.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – at least for me!
Christmas is coming and it will be here before we know it. You don’t want to be a last-minute shopper, do you?
That’s why this week I wanted to share some great gift ideas for the urban pet (or urban parent) in your life.
Even better, these picks are one-of-a-kind — they’re all from that haven of handmade goods that we know (and love) as Etsy, so you can be sure that everyone and their dog won’t be strutting around town in the same thing and will be supporting independent makers and artists over the holidays. . Winning, am I right?
All items on this list can be shipped worldwide, so your pooch is in luck no matter where on this beautiful planet he lays his head.
Puppy Pocket Scarf Sling Pet Carrier by HeartPup ($118)
seriously? This is a great idea (not to mention chic!).
While my dog is too big to carry in a sling, it’s perfect for the urban pet parent with a puppy or small breed dog.
If you’ve got a dock to pound and errands to run but don’t want to leave your pup at home, this is an amazing option. It’s hands-free, has a small “leash” that keeps your dog secure in the handle and also has a pocket for your cell phone.
It’s perfect for getting around town and won’t cramp you up. $118 is a lot of money for a glorified pet, but it’s also made from a luxurious 100% Italian cashmere blend, so it won’t look out of place, even if you’re walking around the Upper East Side.
Pebble Cat Bed by SimplicityOfFelt ($59 and up)
Aside from the obvious cool factor, it also provides the warm, cuddly atmosphere that cats love – and it’s basically like their own little hideaway, and considering they’re made of spotted merino wool, the price is very reasonable.
Beds also come in different sizes, so if your dog is on the smaller side, this might work as well.
Seriously, the cat will love To fall asleep in this bed come Christmas morning.
Hawkeye Hoodie by D PetitDD ($27 and up)
I’m just kidding; The only thing this little guy might take offense at is kisses, but doesn’t he just look badass?
The skull-and-mohawk print gives it urban grit, but the color scheme and warm plaid flannel just scream winter wonderland (and I love it!). It’s perfect for pounding the middle streets of the concrete jungle when the temperature drops below zero.
There’s also a wide variety of other styles, sizes, and colors in the seller’s Etsy shop (including some adorable mohawk winter hats!).
If you have a very forgiving cat, you might be able to get away with putting these things on her (but I wouldn’t bet on her!).
Traffic Embossed Leather Handlebar by Leathercraftshop $30.95)
As you can see, this leash has two handles: one for when you want to give your dog a little more leeway and one for when you need to keep your dog close (like in high traffic areas, hence the name “traffic”). ).
This is ideal when crossing a busy city street or navigating through a sidewalk filled with pedestrians. Right now, I usually wrap Matilda’s leash around my hands in a “gazillion” when I want to shorten it, which sucks because it cuts off the circulation in my hands!
Plus, the handlebar is made of leather and comes in a variety of colors, so it’ll stand up to city life and look stylish in the process. Did I mention you got embossed with your dog’s name? I’m sold
Designer Dog Crate Cover by BowWowBeds ($58.95 and up)
I think we can all agree that while chests are great, they are not the sexiest thing in the world. Black wire framing is not elegant.
But a custom-sized dog crate cover in high-quality canvas with your choice of print? amazing. You can get one that not only works with your home decor, but also expresses your (or your pup’s) personality.
We put an old blanket over Matilda’s crate, how I wish we’d known about her instead!
Christina Peden is a lifelong animal lover and avid wordsmith. She lives in Toronto with her boyfriend Ryan where they are proud parents to two pets, Matilda and cat, Oscar. In her spare time, she can be found enjoying Toronto, which is a very short yard season in Canada, taking advantage of the city’s many parks or curling up with a good book.