Feel-good Gifting: 20 Gifts for Pet Lovers That Support Charities and Small Businesses

Why not spread the cheer this holiday season by supporting small businesses and charities while also bringing smiles to your loved ones’ faces? I’ve rounded up 20 perfect gift ideas for pet lovers — with something for every budget.

All of these gifts are available either from independent artists or support animal-related nonprofit organizations, so you can rest assured that your money’s going to good use.

Check out these 20 awesome gift ideas for the pet lover in your life, and feel good about spending your hard-earned dollars in a way that makes a difference.



  • Feel-good Gifting 1 of 21
    Bring a smile to the face of the pet lover in your life with any of these 20 great gift ideas that support small businesses and charities. Click on the arrows to scroll through!
  • Be an angel 2 of 21
    Be an angel and support the ASPCA with these angelic kitty ornaments in 14 different breed and color combinations.
    Available at the ASPCA, $14 each
  • “Peace, Love, Adopt” thermal tee 3 of 21
    Support the ASPCA in style this holiday season with this cute long-sleeved thermal tee. And hey, maybe you could even adopt a dog or cat while you're at it!
    Available at the ASPCA, $34
  • Your very own meerkat, panda, Komodo dragon, honey badger, or… 4 of 21
    Support the World Wildlife Fund by giving the animal lover in your life a symbolic adoption! Donating different gift levels of $25, $50, and $100 comes with different goodies. At the $100 donation level, you can support a "mob of meerkats," among other things.
    Also, seriously: you can adopt a honey badger.
    Available at the World Wildlife Fund
  • Ask not what your cat can do for you… 5 of 21
    ...because it's not listening anyway. Support the ASPCA with this hilarious 15-ounce mug — perfect for sipping coffee during cold, winter mornings! Also available in a dog version.
    Available at the ASPCA, $9.99
  • Shelter Dogs 6 of 21
    Shelter Dogs is a 96-page book featuring 50 dogs whose souls and spirits are revealed through author/photographer Traer Scott's stunning images. Notes are included explaining how each dog came to the shelter and what eventually happened to him or her. As important as it is beautiful, Shelter Dogs is a must-read for anyone who cares about animals or has ever been to a shelter.
    Available at the ASPCA, $22.99
  • The dog barks for thee 7 of 21
    The perfect door mat for any literary dog lover! It's sure to impress house guests, plus purchasing it supports the Humane Society; it's a win-win.
    Available at the Humane Society, $19.50
  • Cats are serious business 8 of 21
    Give 12 months of awesome with this hilarious professional cats calendar by Etsy artist Amy Beth Geerling Payne. With a different funny photo featured each month, it's the gift that keeps on giving!
    Available at Supah Etsy shop, $20
  • Black cat pillow cover 9 of 21
    Modern and fresh without being cutesy, this fat black cat pillow cover in a linen/cotton blend fabric is a great home accessory for the cat-lover in your life.
    Available at Designs by Nancy T. Etsy shop, $26
  • For the dog walker or jogger in your life 10 of 21
    Track yours and your pup's every step with the ASPCA's logo pedometer.
    Available at the ASPCA, $4.24
  • Scrabble tile pendant 11 of 21
    This piece of jewelry is totally sweet without screaming "crazy
    cat lady."
    Available at Dawn's Trendy Trinkets Etsy shop, $5.95
  • Cats can’t add… 12 of 21
    ...but they can multiply. Perfect for the dual math geek-pet lover in your life, every purchase of this tee supports the ASPCA.
    Available at the ASPCA, $19.99
  • Cat. Hair. Necklace. 13 of 21
    For the really, really devoted cat lover in your life, a necklace made of felted cat hair.
    Available at Nine Lives Twine Etsy shop, $40
  • Carry your dog waste bags in style 14 of 21
    This adorable vinyl holder (available in a variety of colors) clips right to your leash, keeping your doggie waste bags within easy reach.
    Available at Bagstar Etsy shop, $20
  • Rescued: Saving Animals from Disaster 15 of 21
    Rescued: Saving Animals from Disaster, Life-changing Stories and Practical Suggestions, by Allen and Linda Anderson, tells the inspiring stories of dedicated organizations and heroic volunteers who saved animals and reunited them with loved ones after Hurricane Katrina. A perfect way to support the ASPCA as this organization continues to help those animals affected by
    Hurricane Sandy.
    Available at the ASPCA, $18.99
  • Kitty playground 16 of 21
    We all have that friend who treats her cats like her kids. This holiday season, give her "kids" the ultimate kitty playground with these 4 handmade wooden, carpeted cat shelves. Note that your purchase does not come with adorable cats or an epic mural, but man that looks cool!
    Available at Feline Furniture Etsy shop, $100 for a set of 4
  • Microwaveable kitty hottie 17 of 21
    Support the Humane Society while giving your sore back some relief with this microwaveable kitty heat pack.
    Available at the Humane Society, $32.50
  • Treetop doggie angel 18 of 21
    What better gift for your dog-loving friends this Christmas season than this treetop angel — available in almost any breed and color combination! Kitty angels available, too!
    Available at the Humane Society, $36
  • Vintage World Wildlife Fund canteen 19 of 21
    This 1-liter, vintage-style, WWF canteen is way cooler than a plain ol' plastic water bottle and easier to carry on walks with your pup!
    Available at the World Wildlife Fund for a donation of $50
  • Paw-print hoodie 20 of 21
    This paw-print "Rescue-a-Friend" hoodie will keep any animal lover warm during hikes with her pup this winter.
    Available at the Humane Society, $39.50
  • Toasty slipper socks 21 of 21
    These doggie slipper socks keep your feet and ankles warm, while also supporting the Humane Society.
    Available at the Humane Society, $28

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