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The Best Modern Holiday Gifts for Pets + Pet Lovers

11.17.21 | By
The Best Modern Holiday Gifts for Pets + Pet Lovers
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Our pets bring immeasurable amounts of joy and happiness to our lives, so why wouldn’t we want to spoil them any chance we get? If you’re looking for a way to show your dog or cat just how much you love them this holiday season, look no further than these hand-picked modern howliday gift ideas for dogs and cats (and the humans that love them!). For more best-in-show gifts for the humans in your life, visit the Design Milk Shop here.

Dog + Cat Toys by Modern Beast

Dog + Cat Toys by Modern Beast

Dog + Cat Toys by Modern Beast

Watching your pet unwrap these contemporary toys by Modern Beast will be a gift in and of itself this Christmas, and your pet will pawsitively love their enticing shapes and thoughtful little infusions! The noisy crinkle material stuffed inside the Mint Cactus, and its touch of calming mint will be the highlight of your dog’s day. While the Kitty Carrot stuffed with organic catnip is bound to be the cat’s meow this Christmas. Perfect gifts for keeping cats and dogs calm and entertained this holiday!

$12 - 34

Aberdeen Plaid Flannel Dog Bow Tie by The Foggy Dog

Aberdeen Plaid Flannel Dog Bow Tie by The Foggy Dog

Aberdeen Plaid Flannel Dog Bow Tie by The Foggy Dog

Swap your pup’s Christmas sweater with a festive and fancy bow tie! The Aberdeen Plaid Flannel Dog Bow Tie by The Foggy Dog conveniently slides onto your dog’s collar and is made with a thick cotton flannel that’s sure to deliver on comfort (and style!) for your dog. You’ll definitely want to snap a few pics of your furry friend in this!

$19

WagWellies by Wag Wear

WagWellies by Wag Wear

WagWellies by Wag Wear

A Design Milk community favorite + all-time best seller, WagWellies are perfect for snow and city-dwelling dogs, making for a practical and photo-worthy holiday gift. Designed to be slipped on and off with ease, these rubber “Wellington” boots for dogs keep your pup’s paws warm and protected while on the go.

$49

Dipper Ceramic Bowl and Treat Jar Set by Waggo

Dipper Ceramic Bowl and Treat Jar Set by Waggo

Dipper Ceramic Bowl and Treat Jar Set by Waggo

Let’s face it – your dog or cat is already immeasurably excited about dinner and treats, but with this classy ceramic bowl and treat jar set by Waggo, your pet’s feeding time will be exciting for you too! Whether you’re looking to upgrade your pet’s food situation into something you can proudly display, or treat a new pet parent in your life, this set is sure to do the trick. The light grey and rose colorways are soft, neutral tones that will seamlessly mesh with your recipient’s home decor.

$73

Black and White Check Wear Set by The Foggy Dog

Black and White Check Wear Set by The Foggy Dog

Black and White Check Wear Set by The Foggy Dog

This Wear Set by The Foggy Dog was named one of Oprah’s Favorite Things so that pretty much guarantees it’ll be your furry friend’s favorite holiday gift. It has everything your dog needs to be the most fashionable dog at the park: a classic black and white flannel bandana, a rope leash, and a waxed canvas waste bag holder. Plus, the timeless black and white colorway ensures it’ll match your dog-walking outfits, too – making it a win-win holiday gift.

$93

Black Chevron Dog Bed or Bed Cover by Laylo Pets

Black Chevron Dog Bed or Bed Cover by Laylo Pets

Black Chevron Dog Bed or Bed Cover by Laylo Pets

This designer dog bed by Laylo Pets has everything you could ever want from a dog bed: it’s made with 3 layers of orthopedic foam for maximum canine comfort, has durable, and machine washable fabric (!!), and features a non-slip bottom so the bed will stay in place during playtime. Bonus: the optional insert is completely waterproof – an invaluable feature especially during the potty-training phase of puppyhood. Finally, the modern black colorway and white chevron print adds a minimal, graphic touch to your space – making this a holiday gift that humans and pups will enjoy.

$109 - 189

Chara Cat Nest Bed by Noots

Chara Cat Nest Bed by Noots

Chara Cat Nest Bed by Noots

Treat your cat to a luxurious holiday gift this season with this ultra-cozy Nest Bed by Noots. Made from plush faux fur into an extra-cushiony nest shape, the Chara Cat Nest Bed will be your kitty’s favorite place to snuggle up to in your home. The Nest Beds’ grey colorway even helps camouflage your cat’s shedding fur, and – unlike those cardboard boxes cats can’t seem to resist hiding in – adds a modern and elegant look to any room.

$110

Sarah Style 06 Yellow + Blue Dog Raincoat by The Painter’s Wife

Sarah Style 06 Yellow + Blue Dog Raincoat by The Painter’s Wife

Sarah Style 06 Yellow + Blue Dog Raincoat by The Painter’s Wife

We love dog coats from The Painter’s Wife! Inspired by the look of classic fishermen’s raincoats, this Yellow + Blue Dog Raincoat doesn’t just make for an adorable photo opportunity, it effectively keeps your pup dry during pesky potty trips in the rain – making it a welcome (and stylish) holiday gift for your dog or the doting dog-parent in your circle. Even better, it’s made using a (fast drying) recycled polyester derived from the recycling and purification process of plastic waste collected from oceans.

$118 - 130

Destination Tote - Ltd Edition by Just Fred

Destination Tote - Ltd Edition by Just Fred

Destination Tote - Ltd Edition by Just Fred

Bag happy pups and their jet-setting owners will love receiving this limited-edition Destination Tote by Just Fred as a holiday gift this Christmas. The TSA-compliant tote was designed with commuting and comfort in mind and features a lightweight, water-repellant interior, ultra-soft padding, and a breathable mesh enclosure with a peekaboo window so your dog can cozy up and enjoy the ride. Plus, the vegan leather construction and reinforced straps make the tote a stylish and comfortable accessory.

$255 - 285

Emerald Walk Kit by Pawness

Emerald Walk Kit by Pawness

Emerald Walk Kit by Pawness

For the spirited dog who has a taste for the finer things in life, the Emerald Walk Kit by Pawness will be an adorable and splurge-worthy holiday gift. The Walk Kit includes a collar, leash, and poop bag holder – all hand crafted from eco-friendly vegan leather – and 8 rolls of compostable poop bags, perfect for the eco-conscious pet-owner (or the dog with a very regular gastrointestinal system!). The charming emerald green colorway is a breath of fresh air, too!

$270 - 280

Terracotta Dog Collar by Herzog

Terracotta Dog Collar by Herzog

Terracotta Dog Collar by Herzog

We can’t get enough of the earthy natural tones on this dog collar by Herzog. The modern design is the perfect holiday upgrade from conventional dog collars, and still looks classic and comfortable on your dog. The 100% cotton canvas construction and weather-proof silicone buckle will make this holiday gift one your dog will love for a lifetime.

$29

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Alexa is commerce editor at Design Milk. She lives in Miami, Florida with her fiancé Alex and retired greyhound, Phoebe. A longtime art and design enthusiast, Alexa’s first stops in any new city are the art museums. When she’s not writing about her favorite DM shop picks, she might be buried in a book, binging reality tv or adventuring around her city with her partner and pup.