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Gift Ideas for the Animal Lover in Your Life

We all have an animal lover on our list. In our opinion, these are some of the most fun people to shop for. Whether they treat their dog like a member of the family or love to deck their home out in quirky animal fashion, we’ve got the perfect gift that will be sure to put a smile on their face. Just read on for some simple, yet meaningful gift ideas perfect for any animal enthusiast.

For the dog parent

We all have that one friend that views their four-legged friend as a member of the family. Light up their world with fun gifts for both their enjoyment and that of their pooch. Cute dog toys are always a safe bet as your loved one’s dog will be thrilled to open their own toys come gift-giving time. Try a plush toy shaped like a vegetable for a good laugh, or for the teething pup, try a rubber dog bone. For the dog lover who appreciates a good décor piece, opt for some chic ceramic dog bowls or even a custom pup portrait! They’ll love this sentimental gift that they can display in their home for all to see.

For the cat lover

If someone on your list believes in the philosophy of cats rule, dogs drool, these are the gift recommendations for you. Cats are known for their love of climbing and using their sharp claws to do so. The perfect gift for any cat owner is a cat condo. These fun structures allow kitties to really sink their claws in and get in touch with their wild side as they climb and crawl on all the different platforms. For a personalized touch, design a custom mug, mousepad, or coasters featuring a photo of their feline friend. 

For the decorator

If your friend or family member loves animals as much as we do, they probably enjoy incorporating their favorite critters into their home décor. This is the perfect opportunity for you to get them a gift that will fill their home and heart all year long! We love the idea of wall décor featuring their favorite animal. You can even tie it in with their existing décor. For example, if your loved one has a thing for rustic, warm tones opt for a forest animal print to continue the cozy vibe or if bright, airy tropical is more their style, go for marine animal art to remind them of the wonders beneath the ocean’s surface.

Check out your local home store to search for any and all animal-themed knick-knacks and décor elements. Some of our favorite ideas include animal shaped salt & pepper shakers, wildlife inspired throw pillows, and marine-themed wine glasses.

For the wildlife fanatic

Many wildlife admirers appreciate a simpler gift that delivers an unforgettable experience or provides a deeper meaning. We have the perfect solution for this type of animal lover with gifts that they won’t soon forget! For the philanthropic, we suggest giving the gift of preservation. Did you know that you can symbolically adopt a wild animal online? That’s right, you simply pick your loved one’s favorite wild animal species and choose a package. Your gift will include an adoption certificate, a photo, and information about the animal species. Additional packages also include extra frills like a plush version of your animal, a gift box or bag, and more. Your purchase will go straight to support the conservation of your loved one’s favorite animal. They’ll be thrilled to know that their gift has a deeper meaning and is going towards preserving what they love most.

For those who live by the philosophy of experiences over processions, opt for a gift they’ll never forget! Gifting tickets for a two-hour boat tour on The Manatee will be sure to put a smile on their face. Unwrapping their tickets will give them something to look forward to beyond the holiday and they’ll appreciate this thoughtful gift. Any animal enthusiast will be thrilled at the chance to see coastal wildlife up close and personal from the comfort of their seat aboard The Manatee. Contact us today to purchase tickets and give your loved one an unforgettable experience this holiday!