We get it – not everyone wants to buy gifts that are mass produced or from retailers like Amazon or Walmart – so, the next best thing is to shop on Etsy! If you are not familiar with Etsy, it is primarily a giant online market of artisans who make their products by hand. While you will find some mass produced items on there, we are only focusing on some of the best of the best of pet related items for everyone on your list.
Below are some of our favorite Etsy finds that for different animal lovers on your list!
Against Animal Testing Shirt
Take this adorable shirt that takes a hard stance against animal testing. A beautiful pencil drawing style design featuring a puppy, kitten, monkey, frog, rabbit and more animals that are commonly used in labs all over the world is the focus of this shirt.
The center text features a bold text box with the words “Against Animal Testing” and the quote below, that is by Albert Schweitzer and reads:
“Until he extends his circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.”
The style of this shirt is perfect for the ladies who are not fans of regular t-shirts (like me!) and like to keep things pretty and girly. It is 100% unbleached cotton and made with brown water-based ink. The soft elastic shoulder and bust will allow you to drape it perfectly on most body types.
My Dog (or Cat) & I Talk Shit About You Glass
This stemless wine glass holds 15oz. of your favorite wine and is available in a whole slew of awesome colors including glitter, metallic and even an opal which tints in a rainbow of colors.
The text reads “My dog and I talk shit about you”.
The coffee tumbler they offer with the same text holds 16oz and features a flip top and double wall for keeping your drink hot or cold.
This particular Etsy shop has several options with this specific text including coffee tumblers, totes and more. They also have other pet lover gifts with different sayings – so be sure to check out the whole store!
Pet Ash Cremation Pendant or Urn
We get it – not the most “happy” gift idea, but one of the most heartfelt and thoughtful gifts an animal lover can receive is an urn for their pets ashes that allow them to cherish their spirit in the most beautiful ways.
Having lost 2 dogs and having them with me in my office in a wooden box – I appreciate the idea of having something a little more meaningful like a beautiful glass urn or pendant.
JB Nature Wood Cremation Pendant
This beautiful cremation pendant is created from spalted Horse Chestnut and goes through a special process to help keep it as protected and polished as it can be. There is also a titanium eye at the top with a cubic zirconia stone as an option.
Your pets ashes will be processed into the pendant in the groove where it will be showcased for everyone to see. The included chain is stainless steel.
The particular Etsy shop has a lot of variety in their jewelry options for ashes, so definitely take a peak! We saw a great wood and tungsten ring and so much more that would make an awesome gift.
The pet ash ring would be great for that man who truly had a dog that was his best friend so definitely check that out for the hard to buy guy on your list!
If the animal lover in your life is not a jewelry kind of girl or guy – there is another option that we think is stunning!
The Tree of Life cremation urn is a stunning display that is bright and colorful and will offer an amazing display of your pets ashes. It is available in a variety of color options and they are all handcrafted for a truly unique look.
You can also select your preferred topper whether cork, heart shape or love forever designs. The glass measures 6.5″ tall by 7″ wide and holds up to 2 cups of anything. T
This specific item has a bit of a lead time, so ordering early is key for meeting any gift giving deadlines!
It may not be 100% truly an animal lover gift – but one that an animal/Simpson love will absolutely love! Especially the guy in your life – since I am guessing it is the man of the house that loves the Simpsons, like in our house.
The artist will add your family and pets into the Simpsons inspired living room or any other background you can imagine! there are so many great examples in his store.
Every dog, cat, bird and fish can be included too – they are part of the family after all!
The artist delivers a digital print so you can print the finished product on anything you can imagine – from a wall print to a coast!
Custom Ceramic Pet Mug
A custom ceramic mug that is customized to a likeness of your pet. Send in a photo of of your pet with their name and breed and then the artist creates a mug from your details.
Every piece is hand carved and painted so not 2 pieces are ever alike. It is also food, microwave and dishwasher safe – BONUS!
Just about any pet can be done including dogs, goats, cats, horses and more.
Turnaround time can be 3-4 weeks so be sure you order in time!
Custom Leash Holder
This custom leash holder is both a home decor item and a useful way to hang leashes so just about any dog lover will appreciate this in their home.
Submit a photo of the pet and their name and the artist will turn it all into a creative art piece that emulates a painting. At the bottom there will be 2 hooks for hanging leashes or any other lightweight item.
You can select from 2 sizes 6″x6″ or 8″x8″ to ensure it fits in a space you are considering placing it.
Custom Pet Photo Pillow
Send in a photo and they will print it on a high quality eco-friendly canvas and trim to a shape that mimics the pet.
Choose from a variety of sizes – where the XXL is a generous 38 inches which is one big pillow to snuggle up with!
This is a made to order item so be aware of dates if you need it by a certain date!
So that is some of our favorite items! What do you thinK – is Etsy a great place for gift giving? Have you ordered something from Etsy that you think is worth us sharing – leave a comment below so we can take a peak at it!