The 2021 Artisan Holiday Gift Guide for Pet Lovers

My picks of artisan gifts from Etsy for dogs, cats, and their people. 

The 2021 artisan holiday gift guide: a selection of gifts for dogs and cats
From snuffle mats to cat sampler toys and pet beds, this artisan gift guide has you covered.

By Zazie Todd, PhD.

I love browsing Etsy to find beautiful creations from independent artists. Here are my picks of the best gifts for pets and their people this festive season.

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Artisan Etsy gift guide for pet lovers: Felicette

I love this limited edition 5x7 art print of Felicette The Space Cat by doggiedrawings. On sale at time of publication.

Artisan holiday gift guide: an origami Yorkshire Terrier pin

This origami Yorkshire Terrier soft enamel pin has a gold clutch back, perfect for Yorkie lovers. 

Artisan gift guide: An ombre snuffle mat in shades of blue and purple

Hide food in this ombre snuffle mat for your dog to find. Machine washable, in shades of purple and blue. 

Artisan gift guide: a reindeer cat toy

This reindeer cat toy comes with a choice of cat nip, honeysuckle, or a rattle inside, so you can customize it to your cat's preference. 

Artisan gift guide: purple and gold geometric pattern dog collar

This geometric-patterned purple and gold dog collar comes in various sizes, including xmall for toy dogs and cats.

Artisan gift guide: Stained glass cat suncatcher

With a choice of colours for the moon, this stained glass black cat suncatcher will brighten your window. 

Artisan gift guide: Cute dog earrings in pastel colours

These cute dog earrings come in gorgeous colours. 

Artisan gift guide: 4 cat toys with samples of catnip, honeysuckle, silver vine, and valerian

For feline fun, this cat toy sampler kit includes four refillable cat toys and four different substances so you can find out which ones your cat loves: Tatarian honeysuckle, Silver vine (fruit and leaf), valerian root/lemongrass, and catnip. 

Artisan gift guide: midcentury modern pet bed with hairpin legs

This mid century modern pet bed with hairpin legs comes in a choice of stain colours. 

Artisan gift guide: Doormat says woof with paw prints

Welcome people to your home (or just have somewhere nice for the postie to leave your packages) with this woof with paw prints doormat

Artisan gift guide: A cat bed that fits over a heat register, enjoyed by a tortie cat

Your kitty will stay nice and warm on this "Bedgister" cat bed that is designed to fit over a heat register. It comes in grey or beige.

Artisan gift guide: embroidery kit of a cat sniffing some flowers

This embroidery kit features a cat sniffing some flowers and comes in a choice of colours, with or without a hoop.

Artisan holiday gift guide for pet lovers

You can emboss dogs all over your holiday cookies with this Bedlington Terrier laser-engraved rolling pin

Artisan gift guide: A jewellery dish with a blue cat design

This purrfect small stoneware jewelery dish features a blue and white cat design. 

Artisan holiday gift guide for pet lovers: Scottish Terrier pin

This sweet hand made wooden brooch of a Scottish Terrier with pressed flowers is by PtichkaSergi. You can choose between two designs. 

Artisan gift guide: Purple dichroic glass paw print pendant necklace

This purple dichroic glass paw print pendant necklace comes on either a silver chain or a black cord. 

Artisan gift guide: Three jellyfish cat teaser toys (purple, blue, pink)

If you're looking for a new wand toy for some interactive play with your cat, these cute jellyfish cat teaser toys contain catnip and come in a choice of colours.

Artisan gift guide: Blue Fox Terrier pin

This blue enamel pin features a winking Fox Terrier from Forever Foxed.

For more gift ideas for your pet, see my guides to cat toysdog collarsdog beds and cat beds on Etsy. And I also have a guide to gifts for dog and cat lovers

For even more suggestions, check out Etsy's Holiday Shop and the Etsy Editor's Picks for Pets and Pet Lovers

Zazie Todd, PhD, is the award-winning author of Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy and Purr: The Science of Making Your Cat Happy. She is the creator of the popular blog, Companion Animal Psychology and also has a column at Psychology Today. Todd lives in Maple Ridge, BC, with her husband, one dog, and two cats. 

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