10 Eco-Friendly Gifts For Pet Parents
Sustainable gifts for dogs, cats, and their parents, too!
Who says gifts are only for humans? Not us! Our furry friends deserve to get in on the gift-giving action. With amazing pet brands making safe and sustainable products, it’s easier than ever to gift the dogs and cats in your life something special.
Need a gift for a human as well? Don’t forget to check out our favorite sustainable gifts for this year (and gifts for him, too).
1. Linen Dog Bed | The Wolf Nest
Every pup needs a place to rest their head, and the Wolf Nest’s dog bed is thoughtfully designed with deadstock linen and hypoallergenic memory foam. It even comes with a calming lavender sachet in the outer pouch! Available in small, medium, and large.
Shop | $175+
2. Cee-Cee Comfort Collar | House Dogge
Collars are like accessories for pets: they should be beautiful, sustainable, and—most importantly—comfortable. House Dogge’s collar fits all those bills. It’s made with nontoxic and earth-friendly materials, including wool felt. Best yet, a portion of sales go to organizations helping abused animals.
Shop | $40+
3. Handmade Pet Bowl | Whichford x Ryland
Say goodbye to flimsy plastic and clanky metal bowls; Ryland Life Equipment has teamed up with a UK-based ceramist to make this gorgeous ceramic dog bowl. Whichford Pottery is located in the English Cotswolds, and the family business uses traditional methods and ethical materials in its one-of-a-kind pieces. This bowl is 100% stoneware and dishwasher safe.
Shop | $33
4. Online Dog Training | MasterClass
For new pet parents (or for ones that could use a little help with their pup), this online training course is a wonderful gift, especially in the year of online learning. Led by Brandon McMillan, an expert trainer and the Emmy-winning host of “Lucky Dog”, this 15-class course will help build trust and communication between pets and their humans.
Shop | $15/month ($180/year for access to this and all classes)
5. Dog Toy Set | Wild One
When it comes to pet toys, Wild One believes you shouldn’t have to compromise on aesthetics or functionality. This set is both beautiful and stimulating, making it a perfect gift for energetic dogs. It’s also sustainable and safe—every piece is made with 100% natural rubber, and the triangle tug is 100% organic cotton. Available in four colors.
Shop | $64
6. Gift Card | PetPlate
Give a tasty gift this holiday season with a gift card to PetPlate. A nutritious dog food delivery service with meals formulated by a leading veterinary nutritionist, PetPlate is perfect for busy dog parents. Meals come portioned and directly to your doorstep.
Shop | Full meal plans start at $2.50/day
7. Catnip Garden In A Bag | Potting Shed Creations
Catnip in a bag? Yes, please! This product comes with organic seed, coconut husks for drainage, and even a festive red bow for the holidays. Potting Shed Creations works out of a renovated 1970s elementary school in northern Idaho, so this catnip bag is made in the USA and supports this small business, making your purchase a win for everyone—including the cats.
Shop | $20
8. Felt Cat Toys | The Foggy Dog
The Foggy Dog’s toys aren’t only for Fido—the San Francisco-based brand makes cat toys, too! Handmade with love in small batches by artisans in Nepal, these toys are made with safe and natural materials, including 100% sheep’s wool, Azo-free dyes, and organic catnip. We recommend the Gingerbread Man.
Shop | $6+
9. Compostable Cat Brush | Redecker
Every pet deserves to have a good brushing now and then, and the compostable cat brush from Redecker is sure to make cats purr. Redecker products are sustainably made in Germany with natural woods, and at the end of its life, this brush is 100% compostable and biodegradable. (Shipped from zero waste shop Package Free sans packaging.)
Shop | $9.50
10. Custom Pet Portrait | Avonnie Studio
For a sentimental gift for pet parents, consider having a custom portrait of their fur babies printed. There are numerous online shops where you can have this done, but we specifically love Avonnie Studio for her hand-drawn illustrations. Each print is truly one-of-a-kind.
Shop | $45
Bonus: Sponsor an animal in your loved one’s name
For minimalist pet parents who don’t need tangible gifts, consider sponsoring an animal in their (or their pet’s) name. Best Friends Animal Society is the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary, and the organization aims to create effective programs that keep homeless animals from entering shelters.
Sponsor An Animal | $25+
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