Mother's Day Gifts for the Pet-Loving Mom
Mother's Day is this weekend, and while it's no mystery that moms take care of everything and everyone, in pet-owning homes that also means looking after a couple of extra "kids."
In fact, pets are considered part of the family according to a recent National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association. So that makes shopping for the perfect gift for mom a little easier — especially if it seems like she has everything. For the pet-loving mom, unique gift ideas abound when you consider animal-themed gifts.
So here are a few fun possibilities to shower upon the “pet mom” in your life this year:
Framed dog art prints by artist Jody Whitsell are an original way to celebrate the pet in your mom’s life. These lively canine portraits (pictured here) perfectly express pets’ personalities and add color and beauty to any home. Available at www.fetchdog.com.
Eye and Dream Pillows for mom are both incredibly cute and practical. These unique relaxation products, by Warm Whiskers, can be chilled to soothe tired eyes and reduce eye puffiness. They may also be warmed to relieve sinus pressure or used as a dream pillow to ease you into a deep sleep. The Eye and Dream Pillows are filled with flax seed, chamomile and lavender, products all well known for their amazing relaxation qualities. Available in adorable dog, cat, bunny, polar bear, and brown bear designs at www.warmwhiskers.com.
The Paw Plunger Dog Paw Cleaner helps mom keep both her house and her car as neat as a pin. The Paw Plunger features soft, cleaning bristles to keep mud off your pooch’s paws. Simply add warm water, dunk paws one-at-a-time, dry with a towel, and presto! No more muddy tracks. Available at www.fetchdog.com.
Not your average dog tag! Whether her dog or cat is a Mama’s Boy or they’re BFFs, mom won’t be able to resist the unique customizable tags for pets. DogTagArt.com offers hundreds of full color tags that capture pets’ personalities and help ensure they find their way home if they become lost. Create custom dog tags with your own photos or artwork by simply uploading them. Surprise mom with a tag for her favorite pet by visiting www.dogtagart.com.
Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but the purr-fect Mother's Day gift for the cat-loving mom just might be a pair of earrings, bracelet or a necklace capturing the fun and elegance of felines. From two-toned gold to silver designs, The Cat's Closet carries an assortment of jewelry to suit the tastes of every feline mom. The full line of selections is available at www.thecatscloset.com.
The FURminator Dog Brush gives mom a much-needed hand cleaning the house after furry family members. With a stainless steel de-shedding edge, the FURminator greatly reduces shedding — up to 90%! — and keeps dogs happy. Available in small, medium, and large at www.fetchdog.com.
Minty fresh breath sure beats "doggie” and “kitten” breath and now Blizzard’s Bones makes unique mints for humans. These treats come in a variety of stylish pet-themed tins great for collecting as well. Blizzard’s Bones also offers fashionable sunglasses with little silver bones and other dog embellishments on the sides. These creative shades and delicious mints are great for the stylish pet-obsessed mother in your life! Also, a portion of every sale of Blizzard’s Bones is donated to animal charities and rescue groups. Find out more at www.blizzardsbones.com.
Gift certificates are also a great way to treat pet moms. And as a bonus, many online retailers, such as fetchdog.com, even offer e-mail gift certificates if mom is far away this year.
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