Looking for a gift that doesn’t fall into the other categories? Take a look at these catch-all suggestions, including some items for humans like books and a limited-edition plush dog toy.
If you know a dog lover who enjoys surprises, BarkBox is the perfect gift. Each month, quarter, or half year, a box containing four dog presents is delivered to the recipient. Products include toys, bones, treats, shampoos, leashes, and innovative new gadgets. Choose from monthly, 3-, or 6-month subscriptions, with free shipping (some exceptions). The greater the frequency, the more the savings, and 10 percent of each purchase goes to rescues, animal welfare organizations, and shelters.
Available at: BarkBox
Beautiful Old Dogs
Beautiful Old Dogs is a heart-touching tribute book written to honor our elderly, four-legged furry friends. Author David Tabatsky compiled award-winning photographs along with uplifting, insightful, and good-humored essays and poetry to help inspire individuals to get involved with senior animals. The book highlights the value of senior dogs, their gentle souls, and the deep connection they can have with humans. At just 144 pages, Beautiful Old Dogs is a must-read title.
Available at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Jonny Justice Top Dog Stuffed Animal
Jonny Justice, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier rescued from the Michael Vick dog fighting ring, won a 2012 contest as the most beautiful dog in the country. The rehabilitated pooch was immortalized in the form of a limited edition plush toy made by one of the oldest manufacturers of such items, New Jersey-based Gund. Act fast on this one — quantities are limited, and once they’re gone, they’re gone.
Available at: Amazon | Gund | Nordstrom
Kong ZoomGroom Rubber Grooming Brush
The Kong ZoomGroom attracts loose hair like a magnet. Regular grooming with the ZoomGroom helps to reduce shedding. Great for all fur types — even works wonders on dogs with thick undercoats. Used on dry fur, this stimulating rubber brush promotes natural oil production for healthy skin and coats. For a relaxing bath, the ZoomGroom helps to thoroughly massage shampoo into wet fur. Can be sanitized by washing with antibacterial soap, then placing on the top rack of the dishwasher. Another little tip: the ZoomGroom is also effective in picking up unwanted fur off of carpets and furniture.
Available at: Amazon | Petco | PetSmart
Lixit First Aid Kit for Pets
Accidents happen to humans and pets, so avoid “if-I-only-had-a-first-aid-kit” situations with the Lixit First Aid Kit for Pets. Encompassed in a convenient drum-shaped container, the kit contains 45 items, including bandages, splints, disinfectants, cold pack, thermal blanket, tweezers, and first-aid guide to help your pet when he has an accident. Kit doesn’t have everything you want? Add your items and keep everything in one place. The lid doubles as an impromptu water bowl. The Lixit is a crucial part of any survival or disaster-preparedness kit.
Available at: Amazon