Do you always buy your pet a holiday present? If so, you're not alone. Fifty-four percent of dog owners and 38% of people with cats bought them Christmas or Hanukkah gifts last year, according to a poll from Petside.com. Here are our top gift picks for your four-legged friends. Bonus: They're all $25 or under.
By Maria Minsker
Hang a festive scratcher in your home so your kitty's claws stay trim through the holidays.
Treat your canine to hours of nibbling on tasty 100% beef candy canes.
Fish will swim with joy around a decorative barnacle.
This LED light-up leash will keep you and your best friend visible during evening walks. Plus, $3 of each purchase benefits local nonprofit animal rescue and shelter organizations across the country.
The beloved Snuggie is sure to keep your pup warm and comfortable.
Spoil your dog for all eight nights of Hanukkah—these softies have a rattle inside, ideal for playtime.
Playful felines will get into the cheerful spirit with a calendar full of fun trinkets.
Your pooch will love sleeping next to—and chewing on—holiday-themed plush toys.
Not only will your purchase of a crunchy peanut butter snack satisfy Fido's cravings, it'll help feed and care for rescued animals with the Greater Good organization, which connects donors with various charities.
There's plenty of room for your hamster to run around in this cozy fleece sleeper.
Originally published in the December 2011 issue of Family Circle magazine.
This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, offerings and styles are subject to change.