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Our favorite gifts for pets - what to get your furry friends for the holidays

Pamper your Fidos and felines this Christmas with our list of must-have gifts for pets

Gifts for pets
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It's fair to say that we're a pet-mad world. In fact, in 2018 alone, the USA spent an incredible $70 billion (yes, with a 'B') on our pets. With that in mind, it should be no surprise that treating our pets for the holidays has become expected.

Whether you have a stocking for your animal, or you're gifting to a pet-loving friend, we've found a gift for you. Read on below for our favorite pet gifts for both our US and our UK readers. Walk on!

Make everyone on your list happy this year with our gift guide for homebodies

Best US gifts for pets

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1. Play time

Gifts for pets Joss and Main

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Dexter Contemporary Cat Tree, Was $209.99 Now $156.00, Joss and Main

Replace that scratched up cat tree with a chic, modern version.

We love this tiered monochrome version, which not only looks good, but has everything to keep your - up to four - feline friends busy as well as to help them relax.

This option is covered with carpet, offering a cozy base. There are multiple scratching posts for your cat to exercise their claws without your furniture getting destroyed in the process, as well as a teaser toy for playtime. A sweet cat cottage beneath the platform is the perfect spot for a cat nap.View Deal

2. A step up

Gifts for pets Macys

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3 Steps Links Pet Stairs, Was $94.00 Now $65.99, Macy's

If you have an older or injured pet, make their life that bit easier by giving them back some independence.

These pet stairs allow your cat or dog to climb up into sofas and beds with ease while the cushioning stops any weak bones from hurting.

Available in a range of colors, these Majestic Pet stairs have a machine washable cover, so no need to worry about spills or stains.View Deal

3. Chic storage

Gifts for pets Bloomingdales

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Dog Treat Jar, $60, Bloomingdale's

You won't be rushing to put away your dog treats if you keep them in such a lovely container.

This Nambé porcelain based jar has a wood lid, sweetly crafted into the recognizable ears of a lovable Basset Hound. The lid seals tight, too, so those treats will remain crisp and fresh for your good boy.


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4. Scoop in style

Gifts for pets Anthroplogie

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Clean-Up Bag Dispenser, $24, Anthropologie

Clean up bags are a necessity when you own a dog, but The Foggy Dog has created a way to give this not-so-pleasant task a pretty makeover.

These sweet designs are perfectly sized pouches for doggy clean-up bags, with handy clips for attaching to your pooch's leash.

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5. Drink up

Gifts for pets One Kings Lane

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Medallion Paw-Print Pet Bowl, From $35, One King's Lane

Hydration is as key for animals as it is for us, so instead of buying yourself another Hydroflask, upgrade your pet's drinking bowl.

This charming design is made of melamine, so you don't have to worry about breakages or chips. It's dishwasher safe, too.View Deal

6. Puppy package

Gifts for pets Nordstrom

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Dog Starter Kit, $20, Nordstrom

Give new puppy parents (and, yes, that can include yourself) everything they need to get started with walkies.

This pretty blue kit from Wild & Woofy includes a sturdy nylon leash to head out of the house, collapsible bowl for drinks on the go, tennis ball for exercise and a bow tie to, well, just to look smart.


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7. Sleek screen

Gifts for pets CB2

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Keep Em Out/In Decorative Divider, $299, CB2

There are some rooms you just can't have your pets in for one reason or another - perhaps it holds delicate furniture or a newborn baby has been brought over and you know your pup will keep overexcited.

Whatever the reason, you can section off rooms without ruining the aesthetic or shutting your animal out. This decorative acrylic divider simply needs to be adjusted to fit the desired width and you're good to go. 


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Best UK gifts for pets

Don't miss the best gifts for pets and fur babies, UK-wide.

8. Take away treats

Gifts for pets NOTHS

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Personalised Leather Dog Treat Bagby, £25, Not On The High Street

Have both a dog treat and doggy band to hand wherever you and your pooch go with this Vida Vida buffalo leather pouch. Available in four shades and personalizable in vintage gold lettering, it's an ideal gift this winter.

Plus, for every purchase a school bag gets donated to a child in Cambodia, Nepal or Myanmar through the United World School Bag for a Bag program. Win-win.View Deal

9. Tipi time

Gifts for pets Cox and Cox

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Rattan Pet Tipi, £125, Cox and Cox

Extend the rattan trend into your pets' lives with this fun tipi design.

The stylish spot for your furry friend to cuddle up comes with a super-soft sage cushion to ultimate comfort.View Deal

10. A fancy feast

Gifts for pets Selfridges

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Tsar Caviar leather cat collar, £58, Selfridges

If you cat turns their nose up at anything but the finer things in life, add luxury to their collar with this tongue-in-cheek design.

Crafted from leather and lined with suede, this Cheshire & Wain collar has a removable bell and a caviar-tin for storing kitty's catnip.
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11. Engraved with love

Gifts for pets John Lewis

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Personalised Dog Bowl, £155, John Lewis and Partners

Fido deserves some monogramming in their life too. 

Hand crafted in Kent by The Oak and Rope Company, the design is made from hard-wearing oak with a stainless steel bowl insert, making it both stylish and practical.View Deal

12. Mini me

Gifts for pets Made

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Kyali Dog Sofa, £169, Made

If you're all about mid-century modern, maybe it's time to update your pet bed with a matching design.

This sleek choice has a cool natural ash frame paired with contemporary gray cushions,.View Deal

13. Cozy for Christmas

Gifts for pets H&M

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Jacquard-knit dog jumper, £14.99, H&M

Christmas jumper days are on their way, so it's time to make sure the pets are ready to go.

This sweet jumper boasts a cozy ribbed collar and chic reindeer design. Nothing tacky about this Holiday Sweater.View Deal

14. See in the dark

Gifts for pets House of Fraser

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Spot Your Dog Kit, £20, House of Fraser

With darker evenings here to stay for a while, it can be tricky when taking the pups out for a stroll in the evening.

Keep them safe and in sight with this Wild & Woofy set which includes a yellow reflective dog collar, flashing bone-shaped dog tag and glow in the dark ball.View Deal