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88Nine's 12 Days of Christmas Gift Guide: day 8, gifts for pet lovers

On the eighth day of 88Nine's 12 Days of Christmas Gift Guide, we celebrate those who consider pets more than just animals, but as part of their family.

Check out the gifts below.

Have a local artist paint a pet portrait, $75-$425

Know someone who would love to adorn their fur baby on the wall? There are a couple local artists who specialize in painting pet portraits and they each have their own imaginative style: Pop Art Pet Paintings, D Taylor Fine Art, or etsy artist paintingsNprints.

Hedgehog Coffee Mug, $30

This one of a kind ceramic mug is individually constructed and carved in a durable stoneware clay body. Choose from cats, dogs, hedgehogs, bears, giraffes or moose. This etsy designer also creates custom designed mugs with yours or your giftee’s favorite pet.



Ruffit Dog Carrier, was $99.99, now on sale for $59.99

For the on-the-go dog parent who wishes they could bring their fur baby everywhere, enter The Ruffit. We’ve seen dog owners bring their pups along on full moon bike rides and the infamous Santa Rampage with these carriers. They are tailored to fit different sized dogs under 25 lbs. Even better, the Ruffit is discounted through December 31.


Pet Print Rubber Stamp, $2.50-$10

Those who see their pet as a member of the family may do things such as signing their pets name along with theirs in greeting cards. Here’s a fun way to give them more creativity in sharing their pet with all of their handwritten notes. This etsy shop has stamps for dog and cat paws, birds, snakes, cows, chickens and more.


Dog or Cat Bow Tie, $46

For those who want their pet to look their very best, Silly Buddy makes handcrafted bow ties, collars and flower attachments that can class up any furball. Orders can be custom made, which may take up to 21 days, or there are ready-to-ship designs that you can purchase.


Catastrophic Creations Cat Climbing Systems, $50-$575

If your giftee is willing to devote their living space to their feline, here’s an idea to take it up a notch. Catastrophic Creations designs space-conscious cat furniture including shelves, bridges, hammocks and walkways. Consider it a jungle gym for cats, that is also pleasing to the eye.  


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