Pet Gifting Has Really Become “A Thing”

A new study finds that the majority if pet parents will buy gifts for their pets this holiday season. What’s more interesting is that half will also buy gifts for other people’s pets.

An overwhelming 84 percent of respondents to Petco’s November survey plan to treat their furry friend with a gift. This is up 2 percent from last year.

Fifty percent are also planning to purchase a present for a friend or relative’s pet.

The survey also found that treats and toys are among the most popular pet gifts this holiday season.

Here are some of the pet gifting options, from Petco:

  • Bowls & Accessories: Petco’s new, trend-forward bowls and feeding accessories include items for both dogs and cats and range in price from $5 to $40.
  • Top sellers include the colorful Bowlmates Single Faceted Bases available in blue, coral, pink and mint. For pet parents looking to add a little sparkle to their homes, the Harmony Gold Dots Ceramic Dog Bowl, Harmony Meow Ceramic Cat Bowl and Harmony Stainless Steel Gold Ombre Dog Treat Jar are sure to brighten up any room.
  • Seuss Pet Fans Collection: This popular line of whimsical pet accessories and toys for dogs and cats is back this season and now inspired by the one whose heart grew three sizes in one day, the Grinch.
  • Highlights include the Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas 3 Hearts Grinch Teaser Cat Toy for the feline looking to put the Grinch in his place and the Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas Max Rope Stick Dog Toy for the pup who likes a little tug-o-war.
  • Trolls Pet Fans Collection: This exclusive collection of vibrant, joyous toys and accessories, inspired from the film’s unforgettable characters, will have pets on a colorful adventure during the holidays.
  • Petco and Unleashed by Petco’s Holiday Inspired Products: These collections inspired by iconic holiday themes and traditions are a great option for the 62 percent of respondents who said they plan to dress up their pet in a holiday-themed costume or accessory, which is an 11 percent increase from last year’s survey.
  • Fun-loving felines will love the Time for Joy Mrs. Claus Cat Hat and Scarf Set, while pups can parade around their festive spirit with a Time for Joy Traditional Antlers Dog Headpiece.
  • For those families interested in coordinating their outfits with their furry friends, the Time for Joy Red and White Fair Isle Pet and Pet Parent Scarf Set or Time for Joy Red and White Naughty Nice Pet and Pet Parent Knit Hat Set are festive options.
  • Other popular holiday products this year include the Time for Joy Tree with Hideout Dog Toys, Time for Joy Holiday Mice Cat Toy, 2-Pack and Time for Joy Hanukkah Kosher Bone Dog Toy.

There you have it, straight from the source. These are the gifts that will help your pet to feel validated, and on par with his/her pet peers. Have at it!

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