5 Gift Ideas for Pet Parents
It's that time of year again! The holiday shopping crunch has begun and anyone who knows pet parents, knows we love to spoil our pets. So giving us gifts for our cats and dogs are one of the best gifts!
An increasing phenomenon is that cats and dogs have quite a few allergies and dietary restrictions. However, like human children, our four-legged kids can also just be picky. You don't want to risk buying food or treats as a gift and them turning their nose up to them.
As pet parents, many of us feed our cats and dogs better than we feed ourselves (seriously). We are always on the lookout for quality, fun and interactive toys. For cats, it's often something stimulating. For dogs, it's more often than not something they can't destroy in 5 minutes.
Here are some of our top 5 gift suggestions:
1. Katt3 Cat Condo
The Katt3 Cat Condos by Be One Breed is like the Ikea for cats. The modular concept of the Katt3 allows you to switch and change your cat tree to fit your cat’s liking and needs. The best part is the EASY ASSEMBLY. It’s a breeze to put together, taking only minutes to create an awesome design!
As you can see, our in-store cats, George & Theo, absolutely love their new Katt3 condo.
Starter Kit: $129.16 or 8,300 Paw Prints
2. Scruff Box / Cat Kit
This month we launched the Scruff Box and Cat Kit. You may have heard of the Bark Box, Bowzer Box, or the Kit Nip Box but what makes these boxes unique is that they are custom tailored for your pet; you can make special requests, identify allergies, etc. AND in the Scruff Box, you even receive poo bags every month.
One of the advantages of being a retail store compared to the other companies offering subscription boxes is that we can offer everything we carry in-store and the vast amount of products available to us from our suppliers. Every box is unique; no one box is the same because every pet is unique.
To top it all off, 25% of each month's proceeds are donated to the Toronto Cat Rescue.
Price: $23.34/month for the Cat Kit or $27.23/month for the Scruff Box
3. Coffee Mug
A simple but timeless gift, especially when they are the cutest thing ever. These giant coffee mugs make great gifts for pet owners. With 9 different designs to chose from, we have something for everyone!
Price: $12.44 or 800 Paw Prints
Kongs are the perfect gifts! They are great for teething puppies, crate training, slow feeding, and even those power chewers.
When I got my first dog, Puppy Kong really helped her through the teething phase and now she just gets really excited anytime she sees me stuffing her Kong with treats. My second dog is a power chewer and absolutely loves having to work for his treats. It challenges and stimulates them. Dog's natural instincts are to hunt and work for their food.
You can do so many things with Kongs. You can fill them with kibble or treats, you can fill them with mixed wet and dry food so its a bit more challenging, and you can even take it to the next level and fill it with a mixture of wet and dry food and then put it in the freezer.
Kongs are the best gifts because dogs love them, you don't have to worry about getting a treat they won't eat, and they can keep dogs occupied (and satisfied) while guests are over for dinner.
Price: $9.33 or 600 Paw Prints
5. Gift Card
You may feel like giving a gift card doesn't have as much meaning as a tangible gift, but nothing could be further from the truth. I remember the feeling as a kid receiving a $20 bill in a holiday card. It was exciting! I could spend that on anything I wanted. I didn't need to worry about clothes not fitting or lining up in the line of shame on boxing day to exchange a gift.
Gift cards are the new cash. They allow you to show your friend or family that you know their likes and interests but allows them to choose what to purchase.
At Pet Cuisine & Accessories, gift cards are available in various amounts, never expire and make great gifts!