Gifts for Animal Lovers
10 Things to Consider When Buying Gifts for an Animal Lovers
1. Don’t adopt a pet on their behalf
Yes, you are shopping for an animal lover, but that doesn’t mean you should show up with a new puppy as your gift. Adopting a pet is a major responsibility, and that is something that animal lovers in particular believe.
Getting a new pet is a decision that they should be involved in so that they are prepared for the cost, responsibility, and more. Even if it is your spouse, we recommend going with something else as a gift.
If you know they have been wanting to adopt a pet, let them know you are supportive, and go with them to help them pick out the animal they want.
2. Go for the tech
If you are shopping for an animal lover that already has a pet, consider investing in some cool tech pet products that will make everything from cleaning, to feeding, to monitoring so much easier!
A robot vacuum is great for daily cleanups of fur or food, or consider a device that can feed the pet treats, or that has a video camera so that they can check on them while at work or away on vacation!
3. Consider their favorite type of animal
Animal lovers tend to have a certain animal, or group of animals, that they love.
Maybe it’s reptiles, or dogs, or birds. With that information you are much better prepared to get them a gift they will absolutely love.
4. Get a gift for their pet
If you are shopping for an animal lover that has a pet, you can never go wrong with getting a present that is for their pet.
This could be new toys, treats, or even a new cage or bed. Make sure whatever you get is safe for the type of animal, and also be aware of any potential food allergies when shopping for treats.
5. Jewelry is great
If you are shopping for a female animal lover, consider either a nice piece of jewelry or other similar accessory.
There are so many great earring, necklace, or bracelet options that show off their animal love without being over the top (unless that is what you want, that is always an option too!)
If you want to go for an accessory, consider a nice phone case, handbag, or even a headband (cat related gifts are all the rage for girls and teens!)
6. Get a photo framed
It is a sad reality that our pets will not be with us forever. For that reason, making sure you document special moments together is really important.
A great gift idea is to have a favorite picture of theirs printed and framed so that they have it forever!
This is a photo gift that they will enjoy now, and will appreciate even more one day when their pet passes away.
7. Consider other decor
If you don’t go with the framed photo, consider some other more general animal artwork or decor instead!
This is perfect if the animal lover doesn’t have their own pet just yet, or if you are going to a housewarming party.
Decor is a typical idea anyways, and making it animal themed will make it the perfect gift!
There are so many cool minimalistic pieces of artwork to choose from, or a throw pillow, statue, table lamp, and so much more.
Think about something they really need and go for the ‘animal’ version!
8. Educate them
There is so much cool information out there when it comes to animals. From cool coffee table books with gorgeous photos, to incredible documentaries that educate and entertain, there are a lot of options out there that are great for the animal lover that always wants to learn more. Now they can!
9. Go for the experience
They love animals so much, so why not take them to see their favorites in person?
A trip to the zoo or other experience gifts where they can see, and possible even interact with, some cool animals is sure to be a memorable gift that they will absolutely appreciate and remember forever.
10. Subscription boxes
Finally, there are plenty of animal related subscription boxes out there. If the animal lover in your life has any type of animal family member, you can be sure to find a matching subscription service that will gift them useful and fun items each and every month!