Gift Guide: For the Animal Lover

pet portraits by Alexzandra Fajardo

We all have an animal lover on our list. Whether she dotes on her dog or is a quintessential cat lady, these are some of the most fun people to shop for in our opinion. If you have pets of your own, then you know that animals are just as much a part of the family as anyone else. They bring us endless joy, limitless love, and so many laughs all year round. So whether your gift is for the animal or for the owner, here are a few special pet-focused picks you’ll want to check out…

1. Furbo Dog Camera, $199
This futuristic dog camera not only allows you to see and talk to your pet when you’re away, but to throw him or her a treat, too! It’s sure to be at the top of every dog owner’s wish list.

2. The Little Market Elephant Mug, $22
This charming elephant mug is handmade by female artisans at India Kala using locally sourced clay. Plus, it’s as practical too—you can skip a saucer and store your teabag in the elephant’s trunk!

3. Alexzandra Fajardo Custom Pup Portrait, from $150
We can’t think of a more beautiful and sentimental gift idea for the dog lover in your life than a custom watercolor pet portrait by artist Alexzandra Fajardo. (P.S. Recognize those cute faces in the picture?)

4. Urban Outfitters Iveta Abolina for Deny Desert Pet Bowl, $25 – $30
This is the perfect gift for the animal lover who also appreciates home décor. These chic ceramic bowls are printed with painted desert imagery by artist Iveta Abolina, and come in two different sizes to accommodate all pets.

5. Yark Tug Toy – Avocado Toast, $17.50
We can’t get enough of avocado toast—even in dog toy form. This toy is made with soft cotton rope and includes a squeaker inside for ultimate entertainment.

6. LC Lauren Conrad Petite Faux Fur Critter Crossbody Bag, $35
Can you think of a more purr-fect gift for the cat lady in your life? This adorable handbag from Lauren’s Kohl’s line is the perfect mix of cheeky and chic.

7. Anthropologie Hedgehog Bristles Doormat, $38
This completely adorable doormat will have everyone smiling from the minute they walk in the door—including your favorite animal lover.

8. Miso Handmade Croissant Catnip Toy, $14
Crafted from fleece and filled with organic catnip, this toy will amuse your fancy feline friend.

9. LC Lauren Conrad Chunky Knit Kitty Ear Beanie, $11
Inspired by the hats Lauren would knit for her family and friends, this soft and chunky beanie features a subtle cat ear design.

10. Design Dua Bear Dog Bed, $170
Handwoven from natural elephant grass and dyes, this is one dog bed you can proudly display out in plain site.

11. Yark Finley Collar, $75
Made from the softest leather in a seafoam hue and handcrafted in California, this luxurious collar will keep your pup looking stylish. Plus, every Yark purchase supports a global community of animal advocates and nonprofits.

Which one of these gifts is perfect for the pet lover on your list?

Let us know below!

XO Team LC

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Photos: Alexzandra Fajardo
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