The 2022 Artisan Holiday Gift Guide for Pet Lovers

My picks of artisan gifts from Etsy for dogs, cats, and their people, from advent calendars for dogs and cats, pet bowls and snuggly beds, to jewelry and a scarf.

A selection of artisan gifts for dogs and cats including advent calendars, collars, and a blanket

By Zazie Todd PhD

I always enjoy browsing Etsy to find gorgeous creations from independent artists, and at this time of year I like to share some of my favourite picks for the festive season. So if you're looking for a gift for your dog or cat, or a special something for someone in your life who loves pets, here are some suggestions.

Even better, most of these items are currently on sale.

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Modern floral cat tree with green base and lower level, pink upper level, and a cat

This cute cat tree has a cosy pink floral top with petals and a lower leaf level too. It was a finalist in the 2021 Etsy Design Awards. Modern floral cat tree from KPSPETS.  It also comes in a deluxe version with two flower tops, one leaf, and a condo hiding space on the base. 

Mid-century modern dog bowl in pink swirl with wood stand

This handmade mid-century modern dog bowl in pink marble comes with a solid wood stand. The ceramic bowl is dishwasher safe. By Shop House of Barkley. 

A box of decorated doggy treats including iced bones, candy canes, and snowman

Get an advent calendar for your dog with this set of 12 cute festive gourmet dog treats from Dantes Doggy Delights. Also available in a gluten-free option. 

An advent calendar for cats is a box containing a set of brown bags with treats and toys

Cats can get an advent calendar too. This cat advent calendar from Catcouver includes toys and treats and comes for 1, 2, or 3 cats. 

A blue velour pet bed with a matching square pillow and a velour bone

This velour dog bed from Share of Angels comes in sizes from XS to XXL. With a choice of 28 colours, you can get it to match your decor. 

A purple chaise longue for a cat, with a grey cat on it

This chaise longue for cats from Sofa For Pets comes in four sizes and will suit a small dog too. There's a choice of 24 different colours, and you can pick different leg styles and colours too. 

Three vintage velvet dog collars in pink, blue, and green, with the dogs' names embroidered on

Get your dog's name embroidered on these 'vintage' velvet dog collars from Shop Mimi Green that come with a matching leash. Don't worry, there's tough washable nylon underneath that beautiful velvet. 

A dusky pink cat collar with a gold bell

With a choice of breakaway or not, this rose pink velvet cat collar with a bell by Made By Cleo is designed for cats but also comes in sizes for small dogs. Other colours also available.

2 custom cat bowls, one blue with a cat head, one white with a fish, both personalized

These custom cat bowls from claylicious come in a choice of blue or white, and a choice of a fish, cat head, or bone that can be personalized with your cat's name. 

Ceramic pet bowl in red and white with a red paw print

This handmade ceramic pet bowl from Mercano Store comes in three sizes and a choice of colours and patterns. I like this pink with the pink paw print. 

A set of cat kicker toys with or without catnip

Cats love toys they can kick at, and these kitty kicker toys by McTrout Designs are made from velour or faux fur, with a choice of catnip or not. 

A double tug toy (two loops) in the mouth of a red husky dog

This double tug toy from Boss Dog Toys has a flexible center ring. 

A custom family portrait with pet shows Mom, Dad, child and cat, with a heart above

With a choice of options for personalization and the finish, this family portrait with pet by Catia Creative also lets you pick a quote or saying that fits. It's 8 by 10 inches and comes in a wood frame with plexiglass. 

African print dog bandana on a cute little dog, sitting next to a young Black woman with a matching hair wrap

This Ankara dog bandana from Gabe Jade Accessories comes in small, medium or large--and the store also sells African-print head wraps to match. 

A cat blanket in white with pink and green strawberry puff print

Keep your kitty nice and warm with this snuggly fleece strawberry puff cat blanket by Ocatnip.

A wool pin in the shape of the head of a red and white Siberian husky with blue eyes

If you love Siberian Huskies or want a memento for a special husky in your life, this pin from Wow Wow Wool comes in several colour options or a personalized custom husky face. They have a range of cute designs including Australian Shepherd pins, Siamese cat pins, and a very cute river otter lapel pin.

Two grey and gold porcelain cat pendant necklaces

A golden laurel design on the tummy adds sparkle to these grey porcelain cat pendants from Chiko Craft.

Dusky pink scarf with rose gold metallic paw print design

This paw print scarf from Poppy Kitten Designs comes in dusky pink, blue, green, or grey. You can also personalize it with a name or initials. 

A Golden Retriever pendant on a silver chain

For the Golden Retriever fans, this small silver Golden Retriever necklace from Lulu Bug Jewelry features a hand drawn Goldie stamped onto a silver pebble. Also available in other breeds and designs including Goldendoodle and sloth necklaces

A teampunk cat's head with purple and yellow paintwork, available as a necklace

Dara is a handmade steampunk cat necklace from Cat Lovers World, available on a choice of chain types and lengths. 

If you're looking for more ideas, check out the Etsy Editors' Picks for gifts for pets and pet lovers

You'll also find more ideas in my 2021 artisan gift guide and my 2020 gift guide

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. Todd lives in Maple Ridge, BC, with her husband, one dog, and two cats. 

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