You don’t have to spend a lot of money to express how much you love and appreciate your pet. It’s likely you already have items around the house you can use to craft a great gift for the holidays. Take notice of the following ideas to make the upcoming holiday season full of unique and cheap pet gifts. Of course, such gifts are great to give as presents to owners of pets too!
Collar with Pizazz
People have been known to bedazzle their jeans, shirts, and smart phone cases. Why not give your dog or cat collar some added spice with plastic jewels or a silk flower? All pets need a collar for identification purposes, but you can ensure no other has a collar that looks like the one you create.
Smorgasboard of Delights
Pets love their masters and also love to eat. Of course, they have no problem eating their regular treats and meals, yet like humans, they appreciate variety and the sentiment attached to a meal prepared with love. Go online and search for alternative pet recipes to give the gift of a full belly this upcoming holiday season.
This one is especially fun for cats who love the texture of certain fabrics in addition to catnip. Find holiday templates online, such as one in the shape of a gingerbread man, and use pieces of felt or other fabric to fill the object with catnip. Even if the object looks unfamiliar at first, the intoxicating scent of the catnip is enough for your cat to make a beeline to your DIY project.
What human doesn’t like to spend the afternoon resting on a hammock? Why should masters have all the fun? If you have a small to medium-sized animal, craft a hammock by stitching comfy material together and using a series of sturdy nylon and fasteners to suspend the cushion in air within a cage or corner of a room. As you may know, cats can’t resist looking out of a window but may not fit on your ledge. Situate a cat hammock by the window so they can gaze out at their leisure.
Pet owners are in love with the notion of personalization regarding cat collars, dog Christmas ornaments, bunny toys, etc. You can buy a variety of generic feeding bowls at the pet store, yet your pet deserves better than that. Using a wood burning kit, etch your friend’s name on the side of its feeding or watering bowl. If you have inexperience with such projects, use a sharp penknife to carve your pet’s name into a soft wood bowl.
You may have previously fashioned a friendship bracelet for a special person in your life but aren’t pets equally as special? Using gimp or string, weave a bracelet or toy that your pet can wear around their neck or chase around the home. Take notice of what shapes interest your pet to inspire their playful side.
Skimp on spent funds while you compensate with the extra love associated with homemade hoilday gifts for pets this holiday season. Pets can’t count the money spent on them but they can sense the love attached to your DIY sentiments.
Annette Henderson has many years experience in an animal welfare role. She likes to share her insights on all things related to our four-legged friends. You can find her interesting insights on a number of relevant websites.