Okay, friends, here it is. My curated list of holiday gift ideas for pets and their people.

I got tired of seeing so many advertisements for mass-produced pet-related gifts popping up in my social media feeds, so I decided to find better gifts made by artists and small businesses here in the Pacific Northwest. Many of the businesses and artists on this list have more things to offer, so be sure to take a look at their shops when you get the chance.

Each item is listed with the following information:

What the item is.

Who made/sells the item.

Why I selected this item.

Where you can purchase the item.

How much you can expect to spend.


The first items I’m sharing are gift ideas for people. Whether you’re a dog who wants to treat your pawrents to something nice, or a cat who wants to reward your subjects for their loyalty, these gift ideas are sure to let the humans in your life know you love them. If you’re a human purchasing gifts for other humans, these ideas should help you be the hero of the holidays.

I’ve grouped these gifts into these categories: Accessories, Art, Clothing, Games & Books, Home Decor & Useful Things and Services & Experiences.



Tabby Cat Pendant by Ryan Berkley Illustration

What: Tabby Cat Pendant

Who: Ryan Berkley Illustration – Portland, OR

Why: I saw the print of this cat character first, and loved it. Anytime artwork can be turned into a unique piece of jewelry, I get excited.

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/293264107/cat-necklace-cat-pendant-ryan-berkley?ref=user_profile&frs=1

How much: Under $30.00


Elvis Catsley Tote Bag by Nitty Gritty Workshop

What: Elvis Catsley tote bag

Who: Nitty Gritty Workshop – Corvallis, OR

Why: You can never have enough tote bags with cats on them, and this one is so damn good.

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/270728929/cat-tote-bag-elvis-tote-bag-fun-tote-bag?ref=shop_home_active_53

How much: under $50.00


French Bulldog Scarf by Twinhaus.

What: French Bulldog print scarf

Who: Twinhaus – Seattle, WA

Why: I love just about anything with a great outline-style illustration of animals, so this infinity scarf with cute frenchies on it is a total winner for me.

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/520969551/french-bulldog-scarf-infinity-scarf?ref=shop_home_active_22&frs=1

How much: Under $30.00


Enamel Cat Earrings by Magpie Mouse Studios.

What: Enamel Cat Earrings

Who:Magpie Mouse Studios – Seattle, WA

Why: Black cats are magic, and I love the simplicity of these earrings. (They come in other colors too, so go check them out!)

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/732691144/yellow-cat-earrings-halloween-cat?ref=user_profile&frs=1

How much: Under $75.00


Ceramic cat earrings by Holly Haymaker.

What: Ceramic Cat Earrings

Who: Holly Haymaker – Seattle, WA

Why: Unique jewelry will always make the list, but these ceramic cats are the kind of gift that will be worn like a badge of honor by cat lovers of all styles. I just might have to treat myself to a pair, unless my husband reads this and beats me to it. 

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/624331090/cat-earrings-cat-stud-earrings?ref=user_profile&frs=1

How much: Under $30.00


Yellow Labrador wood earrings by The Paper Mamas

What: Yellow Laborador Wood Earrings

Who: The Paper Mamas Shop – Portland, OR

Why: I chose this particular set because they reminded me of a yellow lab I knew when I was a kid. The Paper Mamas Shop has more dog breeds, so check them out!

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/499434500/yellow-labrador-head-wood-earrings-studs?ref=shop_home_active_67

How much: Under $20.00


Dog pattern fanny pack by Gray and Hound.

What: Dog Pattern Fanny Pack

Who: Gray and Hound – Portland, OR

Why: Dog illustration + fanny pack = YES. 

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/735203371/fanny-pack-exclusive-treat-pouch-hiking?ref=shop_home_active_9&crt=1

How much: Under $50.00


Cat pattern black clutch purse by Boejack Designs.

What: Cat Pattern Black Clutch Purse

Who: Boejack Designs – Seattle, WA

Why: I LOVE this fabric, and the white cats on black will go with just about any outfit. 

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/501939920/cats-in-black-clutch-purse-cat-lover?ref=user_profile&frs=1

How much: Under $75.00


Boston Terrier clutch purse by Boejack Designs.

What: Boston Terrier Clutch Purse

Who: Boejack Designs – Seattle, WA

Why: I am a huge fan of this purse design. It’s not annoyingly small, and the print is simple enough to be paired with a lot of outfits.

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/547439562/dogs-clutch-purse-boston-terrier-silver?ref=shop_home_active_12&frs=1

How much: Under $75.00




Octopussy magnets by Clockwork Art Shop.

What: Octopussy Magnets

Who: Clockwork Art Shop – Seattle, WA

Why: These cats are AMAZING, and magnets are great stocking stuffers! 


How much: Under $10.00


Merkitten magnets by Clockwork Art Shop.

What: Merkitten Magnets

Who: Clockwork Art Shop – Seattle, WA

Why: I am now obsessed with this artist because these Merkittens are freaking amazing! Again, great stocking stuffers.

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/635608455/merkitten-magnets-cat-mermaid?ref=user_profile&frs=1

How much: Under $10.00


Cat turntable slipmat by Porchlight Coffee.

What: Turntable Slipmat Cat

Who: Porchlight Coffee – Seattle, WA

Why: Anywhere a cat can go, you should have a piece of art. Your turntable is no exception, and this slipmat is perfect. Especially because its a ginger kitty.


How much: Under $15.00


Side Eye cat stickers by Ragonia Art.

What: Side Eye Cat Stickers

Who: Ragonia Art – Seattle, WA

Why: Who doesn’t love a good side eye from their pet? It’s one of my favorite things to capture in a photo, so these stickers are awesome. 

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/753444665/side-eye-cat-sticker-waterproof-vinyl?ref=shop_home_active_1&pro=1&frs=1

How much: Under $10.00


Custom pet portraits by Kait’s Calling.

What: Mini (5 inches by 5 inches) Custom Pet Portraits by Kait’s Calling

Who: Kait’s Calling – Seattle, WA

Why: Kait is amazing, and her mini portraits are a perfect gift. Several mediums available, so reach out via her website for more info.

Where: http://www.kaitscalling.com/shop

How much: Under $175




Constellation cat hoodie by Revival Ink.

What: Constellation Cat Hoodie

Who: Revival Ink – Seattle, WA

Why: It’s a hoodie with beautiful cat art on it, and it comes in a bunch of unisex sizes!

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/649668836/constellation-cat-hoodie-cat-lover?ref=user_profile&pro=1&frs=1

How much: Under $50.00

Baby cat cocoon hat and booties crochet pattern by Chi K Designs.

What:Baby Cat Cocoon Hat & Booties Crochet Pattern

Who:ChiK Designs – Seattle, WA

Why: For the DIY-ers out there who enjoy creating adorable things for babies, this one is for you. If you make this, please email me photos, especially if you change up the colors. 

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/257571449/baby-cat-cocoon-hat-booties-crochet?ref=user_profile&bes=1

How much: Under $10.00


Cat blowing bubbles shirt by Ugly Baby.

What: Cat Blowing Bubbles Shirt

Who: Ugly Baby – Seattle, WA

Why: It’s weird, it’s wonderful and we all need it.

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/476128660/cat-lover-gift-cat-blowing-bubbles?ref=user_profile&pro=1&frs=1

How much: Under $40.00


Cat pouncing organic onesie by Pattern and Posy.

What: Cat Pouncing Organic Baby Onesie

Who: Pattern and Posy – Seattle, WA

Why: All babies deserve to wear things with cats on them, and I love the simplicity of this cat print.

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/682394927/cat-organic-cotton-short-sleeve-one?ref=related-2&frs=1

How much: Under $40.00


Dog organic cotton bib by Pattern and Posy.

What: Dog Organic Cotton Bib

Who: Pattern and Posy – Seattle, WA

Why: If they have to be messy, let those babies be messy in style. I love this dog print.

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/675220726/dog-organic-cotton-bib?ref=shop_home_active_29&pro=1&frs=1

How much: Under $25.00


Games and Books:


Animal portrait memory game by Ryan Berkley Illustration.

What: Animal Portrait Memory Game

Who: Ryan Berkley Illustration – Portland, OR

Why: This artist’s animal portraits are AMAZING, and a memory game is always such a great gift for your little ones. 

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/621694135/memory-game-animal-matching-game-child?ref=shop_home_active_3&frs=1

How much: Under $30.00


Social Animals: A Berkley Bestiary Book by Ryan Berkley Illustration.

What:Social Animals: A Berkley Bestiary Book

Who: Ryan Berkley Illustration – Portland, OR

Why: More of this artist’s amazing portraits. I can’t get enough!

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/252621625/social-animals-a-berkley-bestiary-book?ref=shop_home_active_2&frs=1

How much: Under $25.00


Color Me Goat coloring book by Chelsea Vaught Art.

What: “Color Me Goat” Puget Sound Goat Rescue Coloring Book

Who: Chelsea Vaught Art – Seattle, WA

Why: I love Puget Sound Goat Rescue, and this little book is a beautiful way to honor the goats!

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/696013127/coloring-book-color-me-goat-puget-sound?ref=user_profile&frs=1

How much: Under $15.00


Cat coptic bound writing journal by White Pigeon Bindery.

What: Cat Coptic Bound Writing Journal

Who: White Pigeon Bindery – Seattle, WA

Why: The cats on the cover of this handmade journal are going to make someone smile every time they sit down to do some writing.

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/267559175/cat-coptic-bound-writing-journal-cat?ref=user_profile&pro=1&frs=1

How much: Under $25.00


Dog journal by White Pigeon Bindery.

What: Dog Bound Writing Journal

Who: White Pigeon Bindery – Seattle, WA

Why: Can you tell I really like simple illustrations of dogs?! Yeah, I’m nuts about them.

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/606499734/dog-journal-dog-notebook-dog-sketchbook?ref=related-1&pro=1&frs=1

How much: Under $25.00


Ghost Cat by Kevan Atteberry.

What: Ghost Cat, by Kevan Atteberry

Who: Third Place Books – Seattle, WA

Why: This book is wonderful, and the author is local to the Seattle area. I don’t want to spoil anything by telling you much more, but I just love this book so much.

Where: https://www.thirdplacebooks.com/book/9780823442836

How much: Under $25.00


Why Do I Sing?: Animal Songs of the Pacific Northwest by Jennifer Blomgren, Andrea Gabriel (Illustrator).

What: Why Do I Sing?: Animal Songs of the Pacific Northwest, by Jennifer Blomgren and Andrea Gabriel 

Who: Third Place Books – Seattle, WA

Why: I love children’s books, and one featuring animals of the PNW seems like the perfect book to be on this list!

Where: https://www.thirdplacebooks.com/book/9781570618451

How much: Under $25.00


Avalanche Dog Heroes By Elizabeth Rusch

What: Avalanche Dog Heroes: Piper and Friends Learn to Search the Snow, by Elizabeth Rusch

Who: Third Place Books – Seattle, WA

Why: I love the idea of kids learning about the important work these dogs do. 

Where: https://www.thirdplacebooks.com/book/9781632171733

How much: Under $25.00


Kaibyo: The Supernatural Cats of Japan, by Zack Davisson.

What: Kaibyo: The Supernatural Cats of Japan, by Zack Davisson

Who: Third Place Books – Seattle, WA

Why: This just seems like a really interesting book, and I might have to buy a couple for gifts (including one for myself because I can).

Where: https://www.thirdplacebooks.com/book/9781634059169

How much: Under $25.00


Home Decor and Useful Things:


Cat’s eye glasses mug by Bread and Badger.

What: Cat’s Eye Glasses Mug

Who: Bread and Badger – Portland, OR

Why: I love how the design is etched into the mug, and cats wearing glasses are super cute.

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/736746930/cats-eye-glasses-kitty-mug-engraved?ref=shop_home_active_16&pro=1&frs=1

How much: Under $30.00


Ceramic tuxedo cat planter by Holly Haymaker.

What: Ceramic Tuxedo Cat Planter

Who: Holly Haymaker – Seattle, WA

Why: I love tuxedo cats, and any way to incorporate them into decor is awesome. 

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/729308568/ceramic-tuxedo-cat-planter-tuxedo-cat?ref=user_profile&frs=1

How much: Under $75.00


Mini sprinkles donut cat by Marnin Saylor.

What: Mini Sprinkles Donut Cat Plush Toy

Who: Marnin Saylor – Seattle, WA

Why: I’m on keto, so regular donuts are out of the question. Really, though, I think having a donut cat is a staple of being a resident of Seattle. I better go get one.

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/600749663/sprinkle-mini-donut-cat-handmade-plush?ref=shop_home_active_2

How much: Under $40.00


French Bulldog coffee makes me poop mug by The Paper Mama Shop.

What: Frenchie Coffee Makes Me Poop Mug

Who: The Paper Mama Shop – Portland, OR

Why: It’s hilarious.

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/659242419/black-french-bulldog-white-french?ref=shop_home_active_23

How much: Under $25.00


Corgi butt pillow by Kara Burke Illustrates.

What: Corgi Butt Pillow 

Who: Kara Burke Illustrates – Portland, OR

Why: Whether you love corgis or not, this pillow needs to be on your couch… or bed.. or breakfast nook seating area.

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/526404616/corgi-butt-pillow-illustrated-dog-pillow?ref=shop_home_active_3&pro=1&frs=1

How much: Under $40.00


Basset Hound plush ornament by Kara Burke Illustrates.

What: Plush Basset Hound Ornament

Who: Kara Burke Illustrates – Portland, OR

Why: This artist makes a bunch of dog ornaments, but I chose to feature the basset hound because I love those droopy pups.

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/738149116/plush-basset-hound-ornament?ref=shop_home_active_18&pro=1&frs=1

How much: Under $20.00




What: Yoga with Cats Five Class Pack

Who: Seattle Meowtropolitan – Seattle, WA

Why: Do I really need to explain this? It’s purrfect.

Where: https://seattlemeowtropolitan.com/yoga

How much: $75.00


Gift cards for entry to Dogwood Play Park in Seattle.

What: Gift Cards for Play Park Entry 

Who: Dogwood Play Park – Seattle, WA

Why: For the dog parents you know that need a space to hang out with other dog people, this is a great gift. Check out Dogwood’s website for more information about entry fees/rules/etc before you decide how much you want to gift. Gift cards are delivered electronically.

Where: https://squareup.com/gift/F7SZDQFMV1C6H/order

How much: Varies


Basic animal massage class with Vicki Draper of Healing Your Animal.

What: Basic Animal Massage Class

Who: Vicki Draper of Healing Your Animal – Kirkland, WA

Why: If you or someone you know wants to do something wonderful for the animals you love, this is the perfect gift. If you’re not sure you’d want to learn how to massage, then consider booking some private healing sessions for your pet with Vicki (inquire with her for private session pricing).

Where: https://healingyouranimal.com/BasicAnimalMassageClass.php

How much: Under $100.00 for this specific class.


Puppy Love limited edition studio sessions with Dirtie Dog Photography.

What: “Puppy Love” Limited Edition Studio Portrait Session Package 

Who: Dirtie Dog Photography – Seattle, WA

Why: Yes, this is self promotion, but for someone who would love to have gorgeous professional portraits of their dog with one of the best pet photographers in the PNW, this is a really great gift. There are only 10 sessions available, so visit the link to get your paws on one!

Where: https://www.dirtiedogphotography.com/puppy-love-2020/

How much: Packages start at $349.00


Building the Photo Ark (National Geographic Live) at Benaroya Hall.

What: Building the Photo Ark (National Geographic Live) (Multiple May 2020 dates)

Who: Seattle Symphony

Why: This is going to be incredible, and tickets are already on sale. It’s a great “let’s do this together” type of gift.

Where: https://www.seattlesymphony.org/concerttickets/calendar/2019-2020/nat-geo/benaroyahall/photoark

How much: Varies


Whew, we made it through all those amazing gifts for the pet-loving people in your life. Now it’s time to focus on the pets. I’ve only featured gifts for dogs and cats this time around, but in the future I hope to find some great things for your other animal friends.


For Dogs:


Cheeseburger hat for dogs by All Dog Kind.

What: Cheeseburger Hat

Who: All Dog Kind – Seattle, WA

Why: Tiny hats for dogs are a must for gifting. Lauren from All Dog Kind donates 20 percent of proceeds to dog rescues, so that’s another reason to purchase her amazing creations!

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/701851492/cheeseburger-hats?ref=shop_home_active_3&frs=1

How much: Under $20.00


Tiny glitter crowns by Kait’s Calling.

What: Tiny Glitter Crown

Who: Kait’s Calling – Seattle, WA

Why: Every person and every dog needs their own tiny glitter crown. Kait makes these in a variety of colors, so go get some for all your friends!

Where: http://www.kaitscalling.com/shoptinyhats/tiny-glitter-crown

How much: Under $10.00


Navy and gold dog bow tie by Rose City Pup.

What: Navy and Gold Bow Tie

Who: Rose City Pup – Portland, OR

Why: Rose City Pup has a great selection of bow ties. I chose this one because I like the gold detail for the new year.

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/663047582/the-blue-mountains-navy-gold-pet-bow-tie?ref=shop_home_active_47&pro=1&frs=1

How much: Under $15.00


Cascadia dog collar by Gray and Hound.

What: Cascadia Collar

Who: Gray and Hound – Portland, OR

Why: I love the thickness of this collar, and the mountain design is pretty.

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/737040800/cascadia-collar-mountain-dog-collar-mt?ref=shop_home_active_4&crt=1

How much: Under $75.00


Matching bandana and headband for dogs and their moms by Juniper Leaves.

What: Matching Bandana and Headband for Dogs and Moms

Who: Juniper Leaves – North Bend, WA

Why: This plaid is really nice for both dogs and their moms, so it was an easy choice for this list. Juniper Leaves has a lot of wonderful selections, so check them out!

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/720988672/buffalo-plaid-bandana-and-hair?ref=shop_home_feat_1&frs=1

How much: Under $30 for two items (Make sure to follow instructions to purchase each item in the set)


Glacier bandana by Pawcific North Designs.

What: Glacier Dog Bandana

Who: Pawcific North Designs – Everett, WA

Why: Simple black and white designs are hard for me to resist, and this bandana by Pawcific North Designs is so beautiful it had to be on this list.

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/720480693/glacier-dog-bandana-summer-collection?ref=shop_home_active_14&frs=1

How much: Under $20.00


Christmas cars and pines collar by Pawcific North Designs.

What: Christmas Cars and Pines Collar

Who: Pawcific North Designs – Everett, WA

Why: This might need to be a “treat yourself now” item since it is Christmas-themed. It’s so dang cute, so go get it!

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/752067817/christmas-cars-and-pine-trees-winter?ref=shop_home_feat_1&frs=1

How much: Under $30.00


What: Sofa Bed Plush Decor Comfy Couch

Who: Furhaven Pet Products – Bellingham, WA

Why: This bed looks really comfortable, and I love supporting a business that gives so much back to the community. Furhaven is awesome.

Where: https://www.furhaven.com/shop-pet-beds/sofa-bed-plush-decor-comfy-couch/

How much: Varies


Paw balm by Ruff Trade.

What: Paw Balm

Who: Ruff Trade – Seattle, WA

Why: I’ve heard so many great things about this product, so if you want your sweet pup’s feet to feel great, go get some!

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/553422251/ruff-trade-soft-paw-balm?ref=shop_home_active_1

How much: Under $20.00


The Seattle Barkery has multiple locations to pick up treats!

What: A Plethora of Treats!

Who: The Seattle Barkery – Seattle, WA (also available in select stores in Oregon and Idaho)

Why: The Seattle Barkery will always be on every list of favorite things because they are amazing. They have so many things for you to choose from to help make the holidays amazing for the pups in your life. My advice is to visit one of their locations to select the perfect treats to bring for Christmas. 

Where: https://www.theseattlebarkery.com to view locations where you can purchase treats and order cakes.

How much: varies


Gift cards from Puddles Barkery.

What: Treats and gift cards

Who: Puddles Barkery – Seattle, WA

Why: gift cards make great stocking stuffers, but I’m pretty sure your dog would also love to have some adorable cannoli on Christmas morning. Puddles Barkery makes delicious, healthy treats that are available to purchase at various locations around the Seattle area. Visit the website to find out more!

Where: https://www.puddlesbarkery.com/handmade-treats/gift-card

How much: Varies


For Cats:


Ethically sourced feather cat toy by Nerdy Hippie.

What: Ethically Sourced Feather Cat Toy

Who: Nerdy Hippie – Portland, OR

Why: Cats love feather toys, and I love that these have been ethically sourced.

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/551034301/ethically-sourced-feather-cat-toy?ref=shop_home_active_13&crt=1

How much: Under $10.00


Cheeseburger combo meal catnip toys by Cat Galaxy Goods.

What: Cheeseburger Combo Meal Catnip toys

Who: Cat Galaxy Goods – Ashland, OR

Why: Yes, you can haz cheezeburger.

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/629334129/cheeseburger-catnip-toy-vegan-felt?ref=shop_home_active_12&pro=1&frs=1

How much: Under $20.00


Organic catnip toy by Pom Pom Pets Toys.

What: Organic Catnip toy

Who: Pom Pom Pets Toys – Portland, OR

Why: These are the perfect length for cats to play with with all four paws (kickers) which makes me very happy.

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/558097992/organic-catnip-toy-kitty-kickers-silver?ref=user_profile

How much: Under $15.00


Fish bones cat collar by Knine Couture.

What: Fish Bones Cat Collar

Who: Knine Couture – Seattle, WA

Why: Tiny cat collars are adorable, and this one with fish skellies on it does not disappoint. I recommend adding the bell to your order if your cat is plotting against you.

Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/733191223/fish-bones-cat-collar-breakaway-cat?ref=user_profile&pro=1&frs=1

How much: Under $20.00


The Great White Shark cat ball cat bed by Cat Ball.

What: Great White Shark Cat Ball Cat Bed

Who: Cat Ball – Seattle, WA

Why: This is one of the coolest things I’ve seen all year. There are more awesome designs on their website, AND they’ll be at Urban Craft Uprising in December if you want to pick up a bed in person.

Where: https://www.thecatball.com/collections/special-edition/products/great-white-shark-cat-ball-kitty-cave-bed

How much: Under $100.00


DIY Catio plans by Catio Spaces.

What: DIY Catio Plans

Who: Catio Spaces – Seattle, WA

Why: I have photographed cats in their amazing catios, and it’s my wish that every indoor cat that can have access to safe space outdoors, gets to have their own catio. Your cats will love you forever.

Where: https://catiospaces.com/catios-cat-enclosures/diy-plans/gift-certificates/

How much: Under $50.00


I’m going to be totally honest with you all. This list took me DAYS to put together, and then hours to organize into this post. It was so much more work than I anticipated, but it is worth every minute because I was able to learn about so many amazing things that are being created here in the Pacific Northwest for people who love animals. Let’s work together to support our local communities by choosing to purchase the things and services they are creating for us. I am grateful for every one of you who takes action. Whether it’s by sharing this list or purchasing from a local business, thank you.




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