Gifts for the Design-Oriented Pet and the People Who Love Them

Gifts for the Design-Oriented Pet and the People Who Love Them

Mr. Fluffypants deserves some stuff that looks nice and is functional, too.

Though it's true that a cat needs nothing more than a cardboard box and a hair tie to be entertained, sometimes it's nice to treat your precious ward with something a little more upscale. The same goes for your dog, who certainly wants—and deserves—to be the most stylish border collie at the dog run. This year, pamper your beloved fur baby—or your favorite pet parent—with a special treat this holiday season. These thoughtful gifts for dogs, cats, and their owners are playful and practical but don’t sacrifice design.

Gifts for Dogs

Opt for a fluffy and affordable pet bed recommended by our CEO.

Best Friends by Sheri Donut Bed
Help your furry friend get the restful sleep they deserve with this pet bed. The round design creates a protective atmosphere, while the bolstered edge gives additional orthopedic support and serves as a paw-sitively purr-fect headrest.

If it's good enough for mountain climbers, then it's perfect for Astrid, your Bernese Mountain dog. In green, it's nice pop of color against any dog whose natural color palette skews neutral. 

ZippyPaws Climber Dog Leash
Fit for large dogs, ZippyPaws CLIMBERS Mountain Climbing Rope Dog Leash is made of real mountain climbing rope. 6 Feet length is great for general walking and giving your dog more freedom . Made of real mountain climbing rope. Tested rope tensile strength of over 3000 lbs .


A reversible, striped dog bed handcrafted by pedal loom weavers in Guatemala.

Minna Ziggy Dog Bed
Finally, MINNA brings you the perfect dog bed for the pup in your life. Although we call it a dog bed, it’s really the perfect spot for any four-legged friend to nap on. We also think it doubles as a floor pillow.

This chic bag holds dog treats, your wallet, some trail mix, and whatever else you need for a day with your best pal. 

Wildebeest Farrallon Field Day Bag
Packed with thoughtful details that shine, Farallon Field Day Bag is made to inspire adventure and deliver happiness AKA TREATS for Beesties every day!   Versatile by design, it can go from a sleek waist pack for carrying and accessing treats easily on your dog walks, to a...


Interior designer Lisa Galano recommends choosing a dog bowl you actually want to look at. We couldn’t agree more—and we love this geometric, speckled-clay pick. (The Brooklyn apartment of the ceramicist who makes it is pretty impressive as well.)

Recreation Center Positive Rock Dog Bowl
Wheel thrown in speckled clay. Exterior glazed with speckled shapes and interior glazed with glossy black glaze.

This interactive feeding toy helps slow snarfing and encourage mental stimulation for your pet.

Fable Pets The Game
The Game is a revolutionary new way to feed and exercise your dog. It’s also a great way to help treat anxiety and boredom by providing interactive entertainment for up to thirty minutes.

A no-fuss ceramic food bowl that’s dishwasher and microwave safe.

Waggo Ripple Ceramic Dog Bowl
Time for a few laps. Calling all modern pups: These heavyweight, ultra-durable bowls hold food and water steady while your pet chows down. Made from hand-dipped ceramic, they’re decked out in a ripple pattern so *ahem* fetching we wish the folks at Waggo made human dishes, too.

In no world should your dog do anything untoward with a real dolphin, so this toy is perfect. 

Fluff and Tuff Danny Dolphin
A clever little porpoise with a purpose, Danny Dolphin is always ready to dive in and play. His soft fins, tail, and long nose make him the perfect partner for tugging and shaking.

For fancy fur babies with sensitive skin.

Aesop Animal
A mild skin and fur wash with deodorizing properties; cleanses gently yet thoroughly while calming sensitive skin.  ...

When it comes to tug-of-war, this is the ultimate toy.

Wild One Triangle Tug
The Triangle Tug boasts two shapes, two textures, and is perfect for tug-of-war. If you’re in a multi-dog household or if you’re at the other end of your pups tug-match, the Triangle Tug is built for you. The triangle is 100% natural rubber with a reinforced core for added strength.

Celebrate the most fantastical designs humans have made for their animals—from a hammock for dogs to a bird house built into a roof.

Pet-tecture: Design for Pets
An inspiring, surprising, and fun collection of contemporary design for pets of different shapes, sizes, breeds, and species.

A hand-loomed rug to keep your toes—and your pet’s paws—warm.

Oeuf Dog Rug
Oeuf's super-stylish dog has his own gold watch. 100% wool hand-loomed flat-weave rug.  Oeuf rugs are each hand-loomed by a single artisan, using techniques passed down through the generations in a family-run workshop in Peru. Each piece is therefore a unique work of art.

These easy recipes will have you whipping up healthy, dog-friendly meals in no time.

Feed Me: 50 Home Cooked Meals for Your Dog
This book takes the mystery out of what you should feed your dog with simple recipes that follow healthy guidelines.

For a nice break from the neon-green tennis ball.

Wild One Tennis Balls
A timeless classic—our signature tennis ball comes in a set of four, made from ultra pet-friendly materials and an extra bouncy rubber core that your dog is sure to love.


Gifts for Cats

Embrace your inner cat lady and drink this tea with your kitties.

Cat Person Catnip Tea for Two
In the 1600s, catnip tea infusions were a common way for people to relax and unwind after a long day. We’re bringing it back with new, catnip tea pyramids sourced from a certified organic farm.

A Dwell fan favorite, this cave bed hits the sweet spot for under $50.

Juccini Wool Cat Cave Bed
A spacious and cozy hideout for cats, large and small or large. Each cat cave is handcrafted in Nepal from 100% all-natural Merino wool. Soft yet durable, the wool creates a resting place that keeps your cat warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Let your feline friend taste the rainbow.

Yeowww! Catnip Rainbow Cat Toy
The Yeowww! Catnip Rainbow Cat Toy is shaped like a rainbow, but it’s got something better than a pot of gold at the end. This fun and quirky Yeowww! toy is sewn by hand and individually stuffed with 100% organically grown catnip that comes from trusted farmers.

This fascinating book explores the history of Japan’s feline fascination, from the Nekozushi craze to the Aoshima "cat island."

Land of the Rising Cat: Japan's Feline Fascination
Read this book if you want to find out just how crazy Japan is about cats. In a country with millions of cat owners, it's not unusual to find felines in coffee shops, hotel lobbies, and museums; being taken for stroller rides; or even serving as train stationmasters.

Look, if it has to sit in the living room, it might as well look nice. 

KBSPets Cherry Blossom Cat Tree
Want a cat tree that beautifies your home while giving your cat a place to rest? This stunning, life-like Cherry Blossom Cat Tree is the one you are looking for.

Mix it up with this pack of assorted catnip toys. 

HDP Grab Bag Assorted Catnip Cat Toys, 24 Count
Any cat will be delighted to open up the HDP Grab Bag Assorted Catnip Cat Toys. Filled with a whopping 24 toys in different shapes and styles, this bag will provide hours of fun and exercise for your playful cat.

A comfy hoodie to display your feline fondness proudly.

Cat Person x Jason Wu Signature Hoodie
A look that says, “I’d rather be with my cat right now.” Part of the Jason Wu / Cat Person Collection, this pocketless hoodie features a cat illustration designed by Jason himself.

Your cat will love this pounce toy that keeps the rivalry alive.

Cat Person Jason Catnip Pounce Toy
Cats vs. dogs? We’re pretty sure we know who’s gonna win.

A cat bed for scratching and snoozing, made from recycled paper.

Necoichi Cozy Scratcher Cat Bed
This circular shaped bed is made from 100% recycled paper and designed with a replaceable scratching pad that’s also reversible. Not only will your cat companion love to curl up in this ultra-modern piece, but she’ll also love scratching away to help keep her claws strong and healthy.

It's for the best that cats can't speak out loud, but this book might give you some insight into what's happening inside their cute little heads.

I Am a Ccat
Written from 1904 through 1906, Soseki Natsume's comic masterpiece, I Am a Cat, satirizes the foolishness of upper-middle-class Japanese society during the Meiji era.

This minimalist cat throne will blend in seamlessly with other home decor.

Tuft + Paw Grove Cat Tower
When it comes to cat perches, it doesn’t get any better than this. The Grove's distinctive slatted design is visually striking while seamlessly harmonizing with your existing decor.


There’s nothing like the gift of stress-free scooping.

Whisker Litter-Robot 3 Connect
Take the work out of your kitty’s litter routine with the Litter-Robot WiFi Enabled Automatic Self-Cleaning Cat Litter Box! This WiFi-enabled, self-cleaning litter box helps make cleaning up after your favorite feline a total breeze.

This cat tree will show your sweet kitten that you care.

Happy and Polly Flower Design Cat Tree
Our cat climbing frame is made of highly qualified harmless timber and wrapped by hand with a natural sisal rope. This cute cat climbing tree allows cats to scratch, climb, move, and jump and protect their furniture and walls.

Looking for something else? Check out the rest of our holiday gift guides here.

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