2022 Holiday Gift Guide for Pets

December 19, 2022
By: Adriana Valle

We know how stressful the hustle and bustle of the holiday season can be. Today, we’re throwing you a bone! We took the guesswork out of the holiday shopping for your pets and fellow animal lovers. Our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide for Pets is just what you need to ace the assignment, no matter who you’re shopping for.

Gifts from Connecticut-based Artisans

To start, let’s kick off our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide for Pets with a round-up of Connecticut-based artisans. They specialize in handmade creations for pets and pet lovers alike.

Local Gifts for Pets

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Sew Chipper

Handmade bandanas and collar accessories for dogs along with pet-themed accessories like ornaments and cups! 

IG – @sewchipper

Kettlepot Soap Paw Butter

A natural-made paw butter for your paws (and nose!) to keep them hydrated and safe in the cold weather 

IG – @kettlepotsoap

The Dog Bone, LLC

Healthy, homemade grain-free treats for dogs and accessories for dog lovers 

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Local Dog Treats

IG – @thedogbonellc

Overbite Treats

Fresh made dog treats with no preservatives 

IG – @overbitetreats

Local Gifts for Pet Lovers

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The Greener Gift
Snack Bag

The Greener Gift

Prevent crumbs and greasy pockets with these reusable snack and sandwich bags for your dog’s treats. They are food-safe, laundry safe, and waterproof. They sell gift cards if you’re unsure what your friends might find most useful.

IG – @thegreenergift 

Paws and Reflect 

100% soy candles and wax melts with a portion of proceeds going to area animal rescues and shelters

Rescue Dog Rustics

A small woodworking shop specializing in custom creations to honor your pets 

Leslie Anne Handmade 

Pet portraits drawn to order!

Additional Pet-Centered Boutiques Near Us

Lavender Pond Farm – Killingworth


The Feed Bag – Old Saybrook


Paw Print Pantry – Niantic


Online Gifts for Pets

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Mine Pet Platter for Cats & Dogs

For those that love to travel and adventure with their pets, The Springer Pets Travel Water Bottle is a treat! Their Travel Bottle was featured on SharkTank and is designed for pets to drink from without wasting a drop. To use, you simply squeeze the bottle so the water fills the bowl. When you release your squeeze, the excess water drains back into the bottle and is ready for the next water break. This cool water bottle is leak-proof and includes a carabiner to clip onto belt loops, leashes, bags, etc. “It comes in bright, beautiful colors and two sizes. While it’s designed for dogs, cats too can benefit from this one-the-go water fountain,” explains pet expert, Isabel Alvarez Arata.

Another option, the Mine Pet Platter, is recommended by many holistic vets and pet care experts. The creators of the Mine Pet Platter did extensive research on the healthiest and most species-appropriate way for dogs and cats to eat. After years of research, they ditched the bowl and designed species-specific platters that naturally slow our pets down when eating, stimulate digestion, encourage self-selection, and come in colors that are specifically chosen with our pets’ vision in mind.

Online Gifts for Pet Lovers

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Dog DNA Results

Surprise the pet lovers in your life with the gift of knowledge by purchasing a Wisdom Panel DNA test for them. While some think these tests are only used to determine breeds in mutts, but they are much more than that. 

With Wisdom Panel, you can learn exciting and pertinent genetic traits in your cat or dog, including their fur and hair type, shedding tendencies, and ancestry. You can even get to know any of their relatives in the Wisdom Panel system. Most importantly, however, Wisdom Panel tests genetic predispositions to 210 conditions that could affect them both in their younger and older years. By knowing this information, pet parents can be proactive about the care they give their pets, the products they purchase to support their pets’ bones and joints, and the supplements they consider giving them.

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ZeLo is an innovative lint roller-type tool that was designed with pet parents in mind. It works on soft and hard surfaces, is affordable yet very well-made, and makes quick clean-up a breeze. It can be used on furniture, floors, clothing, you name it. All of December 2022, enjoy 10% off all purchases from the ZeLo website with promo code COVEREDINPETHAIR.

Supplements are a great way to give a gift that keeps on giving. A popular favorite among pet nutrition experts is WINPRO® Pet’s plasma-powered supplement chews. They have a few different formulations – calming, allergy relief, gut health, and joint health. Additionally, dogs can benefit from any of the formulations because they are all made with their magic ingredient, porcine blood, which is scientifically proven to reduce inflammation. They also are a ‘stinky chew,’ which dogs love.

Free & Homemade Options

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Pet Gift Ideas

Lastly, nothing says “I love you” like engaging with pets. Whether you’re playing with their favorite toy, taking them out on the town, or enjoying a sniffy stroll in the neighborhood, enrichment is one of the best gifts we can give our cats and dogs. Time doesn’t cost us much, especially considering how big the payoff is for our beloved pets’ emotional, physical, and mental well-being. 

When in doubt, frame a photo of your loved one’s pet(s) or make a photo ornament for them. The thoughtfulness of a beautifully framed photo cannot be denied. And, as a bonus, they can keep the gift with their holiday ornaments or display it in their home for years to come. Just make sure the photo quality is as good as it gets by ordering from a preferred online printing service like mpix.

SHP Referral Program Guidelines

SHP Gift Certificates for Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Services

This holiday season, in addition to helping you with our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide for Pets, we’re helping with your pet’s care with our walks, adventure hikes, or pet-sitting visits. We offer gift certificates, which make great gifts for friends and neighbors. Plus, we also have a referral program that gets you credits on your SHP account when your loved ones book with us. To learn more about our services, gift certificates, and reward program, contact us at info@cthappypaws.com or 860-964-0464.

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By Adriana Valle

Adriana is the owner and Chief Pet-Loving Officer at Shoreline Happy Paws. She has been a Professional Pet Sitter for over 10 years.

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