It can be difficult to decide what to get for your favorite pets and pet lovers — even if money is no object — because we all really want to give the perfect thing.
The good news is that we’re here to help you (or your personal shopper) come up with the ideal lavish gift for the pet or person in your life who deserves some pampering this holiday season. We have even found a few gifts that are both luxurious and affordable. From $20 pet toys to $250 waste bag carriers to $4,500 doghouses, there are many fun items to consider.
Though, of course, as with all the items in your pet’s world, you need to keep an eye out to make sure there’s nothing your pet could injure himself with or accidentally ingest. That means watching for stuffing being pulled out of pillows or buttons or other materials coming off clothes or furniture. And you should always supervise your dog or cat when he plays with toys and replace them when there is any wear or tear. Your pet is depending on you.
Kelly Wearstler Dog Houses
Doghouses don’t have to look like they belong in a "Peanuts"
cartoon. These three abodes from celebrity designer Kelly Wearstler look more like pieces of fine art, although they are actually made of durable wood: Douglas fir (left), walnut (center) and ipe (right). Each house also features either Wearstler's signature burnished bronze kiss motif (left and center) or her burnished bronze sphere (right). And although each house also comes with a cushion upholstered in
outdoor fabric, your dog will probably enjoy these more if you keep them inside your home. That way your pet can be warm, dry and stylish all at the same time.
Your kitty probably already observes you while you practice
your sun salutations and Ujjayi breath, so why not give her a yoga mat of her own to enjoy alongside you?
This feline yoga mat can be used as a scratcher, lounger and feeding station.
Plus, there’s an attached catnip-stuffed toy made of sisal and natural twine for her to play with as well.
Add a little sparkle to your (or your dog walker’s) daily
outings with this waste bag carrier made of solid brass and metal alloy. Cleanup
won’t seem like such a chore when you gingerly pull a plastic baggie out of the dazzling golden carrier attached to your leash.
Cat owners know that kitties can be a little finicky about
what they drink their water out of. A lot of times, a simple bowl just
doesn’t cut it. That's why you'll be tempted to gift your favorite feline with this gorgeous ceramic fountain. The flowing water may appeal to your cat, and the fact that it’s easy to clean will probably appeal to you.
Everyone needs a little bling, including your dog. This
handcrafted and hand-jeweled vegan "crocodile" collar comes in black or brown and
features a row of three-carat hand-cut gems — either rubies or white sapphires — accented by one-carat white sapphires. Just keep in mind that your pup
could accidentally scratch off and swallow the gems, so you should always
supervise him when he’s rocking this spectacular collar.
Would you describe your dog as dignified, noble and proud?
If the answer is "why, yes, of course," then this fully upholstered dog bed is a
must. Suitable for pups up to 30 pounds, this classic sofa boasts roll-style
arms and a removable machine-washable cushion.
We’re sure you have lots of balls and galas on your social
calendar, so next time you or a fellow feline fan needs a clutch to pair with
an evening gown, consider this cat minaudière from Judith Leiber. Made of
Austrian crystals, this clutch is sure to turn heads — and will be the
envy of every sophisticated cat lady out there.
Want to get something for your pup from a luxury brand
without the sticker shock? This chew toy from Henri Bendel won’t break the bank
— and it’s so cute, you might want to keep it for yourself (or give to a
child). The canvas toy, which squeaks when chewed, should be given to only dogs
who aren’t heavy chewers.
You won’t find a zebra Pegasus mentioned in any Greek or
Roman myths, but you will find the whimsical creature beautifully illustrated on this
delightful Hermès silk scarf. Available in almost any color combination, this
is the perfect gift for an animal lover with a keen imagination.