Cute Valentine’s Day Gifts

Still need gifts ideas for valentine’s day for your human companions? Or perhaps for your dog? I compiled a few interesting and different gift ideas for both below.

Human gift ideas:

1. Build a Bear stuffed animals
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You can now record a personalized message into those voice boxes they put into their stuffed animals. So your stuffed toy can say “I love you!” in your voice every time you squeeze its paw. A personalized message is $8.00. Along with this they offer lots of pink, heart motif, and other animals (and outfits) to choose from. You can find their Valentine’s shop here, where you can buy a premade animal with clothes or purchase any of the items separately.

Love You Huggable Hearts Puppy – $44.50
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(Build A Bear)

Not only does this Dalmatian have heart shaped spots but choosing this offer gets you the clothes and shoes as well. Just look at its I *paw shaped heart* you pillow…

Wild About You Bananas Monkey – $47.00
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While this is their basic monkey, and you can get a Valentine’s one, it comes in an adorable tux with shoes and a stuffed rose bouquet.

2. A Custom Pillow of your Pet from Broderpress

You submit a photo of your pet to be placed onto a pillow in black and white, which is shaped just like your pet. See a couple examples below for a better representation:
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Your photos are submitted through their Etsy store here, and the cost is $80. I like the whimsical effect, especially with pets in odd perspective like this:
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Checking out the Broderpress Etsy store offers lots of other pillow options as well.

3. Gloves

Gloves may not usually be that interesting but on Etsy you can buy unique gloves that have different dog or animal silhouettes on them. Talkingloves features lambswool blend gloves with handcrafted images added to suit your tastes.

Sitting dog silhouette with bone – $36

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Dachshund gloves – $36

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4. Miximals
Repurposing old magazines and junk mail into custom designs of your pets Kimberly Thompson Panay will create a pet portrait just for you for $120. You can also see more of her whimsical artwork here.

Here are a couple examples:
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5. Custom Pet Necklace

Of course you could buy any dog or animal necklace out there, but the following two options are very unique!

Custom painted rock pet necklace pendant
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For $60 Rock Artiste will paint a rock pendant from a photo of your dog, cat, hamster, guinea pig, horse, or alpaca. These may be all the animals they have done, or the only ones they are good painting, but it is a fairly inclusive list. Pendants come on a leather cord with claw clasp closure.

Custom nose print necklace
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Cannot get enough of your dog or cats adorable nose? Then get a necklace made of your pet’s nose so you always have it with you! This would be a very unique and personal piece of jewelry. To make the pendant a nontoxic molding kit with instructions is mailed to your home so you can take a mold of your pet’s nose. Then you ship that back to the artist Kaleen Wolfe who creates a pendant for you from that mold. Each one is different and unique to your pet! Your pet’s name is also engraved on the back. Given the nature of the service, this costs $210.

Dog gift ideas:

1. Night camp at Petsmart with a special Valentine’s Day price:
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If your dog cannot stay home alone, or you want them to have a special day too you can utilize this option from Petsmart locations with pet sitting and/or boarding options. Please see the fine print about the requirements for your pet’s health, click here for more info.

You also get this cookie for your dog, which can be purchased this month for $3 as an extra treat for your dog during day or night stays at Petsmart.
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2. Pet Expressions grooming from Petsmart
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For a little extra you can get your pet groomed with some color or fur designs! This is completely safe for your dog, but can only be done after 12 weeks of age. In some areas, especially in CA this is not allowed so make sure it is available in your area first. Colors (and talent) will vary by location. Find out more here. Chalking adds color to fur starting at $2, stenciling adds chalk color in a specific design starting at $4, and feathering adds a little extra feather to the coat starting at $10.

A few more examples:

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3. A cute outfit:
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Is the idea of grooming your pet for the occasion a bit much? How about just sporting an outfit then? There are many options out there varying from heart prints to more subdued items which are simply pink or red. Above is the Wag-a-Tude red ruffle dress currently on sale for $13.45 at Petco.

Or what about this sweet lady dog sweater from Puplife?
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If that is a bit too much Puplife has an amazing selection of collars, leashes, and harnesses in Valentine’s colors (and many that are not if that is more your style).

Don’t let your masucline dog feel left out! This Full of Heart’s hoodie is available from Poochieheaven:

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($27.99)

4. Treats!
What dog would not be excited for treats? There are probably heart shaped treats at your local big pet store. You could also just give a favorite treat instead, because really the shape is only special to you.

If you want a little something more exciting for your dog try these cake pops from Poochieheaven:
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($32.99 for a box of 4)

Or this heart shaped box of dog treats:
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($27.99)

5. Toys
Once again, like treats, dogs love toys. The shape also doesn’t matter, but if you are looking for something special take a look at these:

Plush Valentine’s hearts in a heart shaped box from pampered dog gifts:
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($29.99)

Stuffed mock credit card toys in 4 different varieties from Calling All Dogs:
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($11.50 each)

Kong toys are amazing! Hide some peanut butter or other paste inside and your dog is instantly interested. They also hold up well to chewing and are easy to find at your local pet store. Online at Petsmart from $6.99 on up depending on size/design.
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Has your dog ever played with a Jolly Egg? This egg shaped toy comes in 2 sizes and three colors. This hard toy is built to allow lots of chewing and chasing. The shape makes the toy hard to pin down and roll erratically. Dogs love trying to chase it down! Find it on Amazon for around $15.
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Good luck finding any gifts you may yet need!

-Fizz

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