Gift Guide: Housewares for Animal Lovers
Published on August 20, 2014
To really make your home cozy and warm this time of year, add some four-legged decor. Don’t worry: We’re not talking about hunting hounds wallpaper or kitten doilies. These tasteful and stylish items will make even the most critical of interior designers proud.
Hooked Dog Stocking
Your pup deserves something from Santa, too. Jolly Ole St. Nick can put his toys in a Labrador stocking from the Sundance Catalog ($45).
Animal Hooks by Rosalie Sherman
The kids won't pile all their winter garments on the floor if they have these fun giraffe hooks from Artful Home to hang their coats on ($37 and up).
We've got the perfect gift for the dog lover who regaled you with her pup's accomplishments in her holiday card. Let her show off Fluffy's A+ in dog obedience class or her paw print painting on the fridge with delightful dog magnets from Gump's ($30).
Recycled Newspaper Dogs
Who needs a pet when you've got Rover and Rascal, two ecofriendly dogs made of recycled newspapers? Sit them in front of the door to greet visitors (no need to worry about jumping or licking) and put a pair of festive antlers on their heads to really get in the holiday spirit ($149 for Recycled Rover or Recycled Rascal; $22 for antlers).
Limoges Holiday Turtle
No mantel is complete without a festive Limoges porcelain turtle from Gump's. Inside his handpainted shell there's even a tiny surprise ($225).
Wise Ol' Canister
Woot! This Anthropologie owl is sure to turn heads in your kitchen or dining room ($128).
The Igloo Dog Bed
This igloo dog bed from The Refined Canine is the perfect mix of form and function. Your pup will have a comfy spot to catch a few winks, and you can use the bed as a fashionable end table. Perfect for displaying your favorite framed portaits of Fido ($99 and up).
Doxie Dog Desk Pen
Liven up your work day with this cheerful Dachshund pen. Writing your to-do list won't seem like a chore as he jingles while you write ($4.95).
Dog Walker Mug and Puggle Dog Tray
Quick, what do you get when you cross a Pug with a Beagle? A Puggle! And you'll never forget with this Puggle dog tray from Fishs Eddy. Use it to serve crackers or cheese or — even better — a plate of homemade biscuits for your designer dog. While your pup is chowing down on the treats, you can sit back, relax and drink a cup of joe from the dog walker mug ($10.95 each).