Gift guide for pet owners and pets
1. Pet Photos
walmartphotocentre.ca, starting at 11 cents for a single photo
Capture cuteness by printing off a pet photo, or as many as you’d like. Whether you frame the photo, put it in a photo book or album, or give the photo as is, the recipient will treasure it.
2. Personalized Pet Ornament
Rudolph and I, $19.95
A tree ornament comes with memories and sentimental value for years to come. Rudolph and I, a kiosk at CF Masonville Place during the holidays, has a selection has of petrelated ornaments you can personalize with the pet’s name so they always have a spot on the Christmas tree.
3. Pet Calendar
Calendar Club, Prices vary
With a wide selection of calendars ranging from Star Wars cats, underwater dogs, celebrity pets like Grumpy Cat (RIP), and different breeds of cats and dogs, every pet owner can get organized and mark important dates for 2020.
4. 50 Shades of Grey Pug 2020 Calendar
Perfect for pug fanatics! Local celebrity dogs Igor Pugdog and Zombie Pug are honouring senior dogs with their 2020 calendar and raising money for the Pugalug Pug Rescue. Calendars can be ordered either email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or through a direct message on their Facebook page, which also has information on where calendars are being sold in store and during pop-up events.
PetSmart, Prices vary
The best toy for the pet depends on the pet, but toys are the easiest way to spoil pets.
6. Humane Society Holiday Gifts
The Humane Society of London and Middlesex, Prices Vary
Give a gift that gives back. The Humane Society of London and Middlesex sells catnip mice and bags of toys for pets, a dog treat advent calendar, and socks and hoodies for humans. All proceeds support the organization and you can visit hslm.ca/holidaypet- gifts to find out when they’ll have their pop-up events selling items around the city. They’re also selling their gifts at their 624 Clarke Rd. office until Dec. 31.
Pet Valu, $15.99 for Spot dog blanket, $6.99 to $11.99 for Prevue Cozy Corner bird blankets
Even pets enjoy curling up with a blanket when watching TV.
8. Gift Bags and Boxes
Dollarama, starting at $1
Perfect for the cat or dog who doesn’t care what’s inside the package, as long as there is a package at all. Be warned, though. Once my dog discovered he could stick his head into gift bags, he couldn’t stop and now he thinks all gift bags are for him. I wouldn’t be surprised if that was true for other pets, so if you’re also using gift bags for everyone else on your list, keep the non-pet gift bags out of reach.