No matter how many people are on your holiday gift list, the one family member you should never forget is your cat or dog. After all, these four-legged friends deserve all the love, outfits, treats and gadgets they can get.
So, to save you time, we’ve put together some top gift ideas for pet lovers from across our province. Whether you’re looking for useful gifts to make pet parenting easier, or a way to spoil them rotten, these BC Marketplace businesses have you covered.
Gift Idea: Handmade Dog Beds
Perfect for: The Travelling Pup
Location: Bowen Island
Have a pup that travels wherever you go? These handmade beds offer a great solution for finding them a comfortable spot wherever you are. Their practical design comes with: handles, to make them easy to carry, removable inserts make it easy to clean, and are made with stylish but practical fabric.
Gift Idea: Natural Healthy Treat Variety Packs
Perfect for: Lovers of Cookies and Cakes
Big Dog Little Dog Bakery cakes and cookies are a staple for any dog owner. Whether it’s a Mutt Mix Pack of cookies or a Turkey Spinach cake, they have you covered. These tasty treats are not just fun to look at, but also contain natural ingredients to keep those pups healthy and happy.
Gift Idea: Me + My Furkid Session
Perfect for: The Pets Who Are Family
Location: Port Hardy
Capture the love that you and your pet have for each other, and book one of Paws and Tails Signature Pet Photography Sessions. These packages include a Meet and Treat, so both you and your pet can get to know the photographer, as well as a 60-minute photography session anywhere in the TriPorts. Sounds paw-fect.
Gift Idea: Bow Wow Box
Perfect for: Pampered Pets
Bow Wow Boxes are great for those who want someone else to make all their decisions. These boxes include a selection of organic, healthy treats, and toys to keep them entertained while you open your own gifts this season.
Gift Idea: Waterproof Collars and Leashes
Perfect for: Adventurous Pups
Have a dog that joins you, no matter the adventure? Pilot Pet Gear’s offer handmade leashes and collars that not only look good, but are functional, and durable. Whether you opt for the climbing rope leases or the waterproof (and stink proof) collars, a percentage of your sale will also go to support local animal rescues.
Gift Idea: Pet Care Record Book
Perfect for: The Organised Pet Parent
Location: Nanoose Bay
Whether you have a new pet and are trying to keep track of what they ate, their vaccinations and their reactions to certain things. Or an older pet who has a list of medication and requirements list a mile long, the Pet Care Record Book offers you an opportunity to put your pet needs first, in an organised and trackable way.
Gift Idea: Collars, Leashes and Harnesses
Perfect for: The Stylish Pet
Location: North Vancouver
Have a stylish pet that appreciates the finer things in life? Puccissime Pet Couture offers a line of functional, but luxurious collars, leashes and most importantly, bow ties. With over 40 colours and patterns to choose from, you could choose a different style for each day of the week, and never get bored.
Gift Idea: Sustainable Pet Wear
Perfect for: The Stylish Eco Warrior Pet
Whether it’s a bandana, bow tie or shirt collar, give your dog or cat a stylish makeover. Made with up-cycled materials, these handmade, machine washable accessories will add colour and a touch of pizazz to any pet this season.