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2021 Best Holiday Gifts for Pet Lovers

‘Tis the season… to get that holiday shopping done! And with shipping delays in full swing, I thought I would make things easier for you by creating my first ever Holiday Shopping Guide for Pet Lovers!  I know you have some pet lovers in your life that you need to purchase for, and I’m excited for you to check out my guide – from ornaments to wine I’m sure you can start checking off your shopping list.

I am grateful to know all of these business women personally.  They are amazing!  I met them through Women’s Business League, a wonderful group of women supporting women in business. They have chapters launching throughout the country.   Be sure to check if there is a chapter in your area. If you don’t see one, consider starting one!  I love what they do and I’m excited to share what a few of these wonderful ladies do that can help you get ahead with your holiday shopping.  


Ornaments always make a perfect gift!  I love giving and receiving them. I have two options for you and you can’t go wrong with either!  

I Love Drawing Pets

Emer McCourt is a self taught artist and animal lover. Her medium of choice is charcoal and she does beautiful charcoal drawings. This holiday season she has launched these adorable 3×3 ceramic ornaments with a ribbon to adorn your tree and make you smile! I’m guessing you won’t be able to choose between the Santa Pup or little gray Santa Mouse, both wearing the cutest hats!   

Cost: $18 each

Where to buy:  Santa PupSanta Mouse

Santa Mouse Ornament
Santa Pup Holiday Ornament

Sage & Oak Creative

Sydney O’Neil is the artist behind Sage and Oak Creative.  She does beautiful hand lettering with a focus on boosting your brand or special event you have coming up!  This holiday season she is doing cute hand lettered ornaments in the shape of a dog bone, stained in an espresso with white lettering.  This makes the perfect gift for a family member or friend with a pooch! 

Cost: $15

Where to Buy: Sage & Oak Creative

Wood Dog Bone Personalized Ornament


Sprinkles by Stacey

Treats always make a great gift! These paw print cookies by Stacey Welch-Andrade are a perfect gift for your dog walker or pet sitter!  Stacey does custom cookies in the Merrimack Valley area of MA and southern NH. (She currently does not ship cookies). Stacey does a beautiful job with design, and her cookies also taste amazing!!!  She did my custom logo cookies for my coffee table book, Tails of the North Shore. My favorite flavors are Lemon and Almond.

Cost: $5-$8 per cookie

Where to Buy: Sprinkles By Stacey

Paw Print Cookies


Lisa Scala Jewelry

Lisa Scala is a metalist and the owner of Lisa Scala Jewelry, “designs to lift your soul”. Her jewelry is creative, unique and her designs reflect a spiritual meaning. 

One can’t go wrong with jewelry as a gift –  And even better with a paw print for your dog lover! This paw print charm in sterling silver is perfect for the lady in your life (or treat yourself)!  Sterling silver is connected to the moon and is know to enhance inner wisdom. 

Cost: $54

Where to Buy: Paw Print Charm

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Paw Print Charm



Gail Zona is the artisan behind jGoolz gifts.  She specializes in unique business and client thank-you gifts, from custom charcuterie boards, to this adorable  leash holder that makes a perfect gift for the dog lover!  Hang this in your entryway so your dog’s leash and harness (don’t forget your keys!)  are always available when you are ready to head out on your morning walk. This is made out of slate and comes with everything you need to hang it up. Gail will ship it right to your recipient, to make things simple when holiday shopping. 

Cost: $40

Where to Buy: Leash Organizer 

Entryway Slate Leash Holder

Pant the Town Photography

Another perfect gift for the home is the Say Paws 2022 calendar!  We all could use a cute calendar on our walls to welcome the New Year! This calendar features 11 adorable dogs and 2 stunning cats and has already raised over $13K for the MSPCA Nevins Farm to help the animals. 

Cost: $20 and $26

Where to Buy: Say Paws 2022

Dog Calendar Fundraiser

Children’s Book

King’s Day Out

Looking for a great book the dog loving kiddos can enjoy?  Author and storyteller, Maggie Van Galen, along with pediatric occupational therapist, Amy Wheadon, have this covered with King’s Day Out – The Car Wash!  A beautiful story of friendship with adorable illustrations by Leslie Beauregard – you might want one for yourself, too!  

“Travel along with king, a Bernese Mountain Dog puppy, and his best friend Ben as they experience, observe, and grow through new experiences together. Each story introduces a new adventure and the sensory challenges that can be associated with it. “

Cost: $14.95

Where to Buy: King’s Day Out 

(PROMO Code: “Holiday15” at checkout)

Kings Day Out


Looking for a gift to bring to the holiday party? Even though you’d rather stay home with your dog? Haha!  Judy Shoobe has that covered for you! She is an independent consultant with Scout and Cellar, clean-crafted wine. She offers virtual and in person tastings, personalized recommendations, and gift ideas.  Judy knows her wine!  And check out that lovely variety of dog labels! 

Cost: $22-$26

Where to Buy: Scout and Cellar

Scout and Cellar Dog Labels

Don’t Forget the Dog

Lickable Art

Lauren Ward is a pet death doula  and helps support pet parents during their pet’s last phase of life. This is a challenging time for pet owners and she does an amazing job with educating and helping to put forward an end-of-life plan for families. She also offers pet loss and grief companion sessions.

On a positive note, she put together these Lickable Art kits for your dog to enjoy!!!

Cost: $28

Where to Buy:  Contact Lauren to discuss paint colors and she will take care if the rest for you!!!

Week 3 Mini Contest Prize
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Week 3 Mini Contest 4

So what do you think?  Does this cover all of your holiday shopping?  Get started NOW!!!  These ladies are absolutely amazing!  Let’s support women in business!

If you are local to Georgetown, MA, and would like to do some in-person holiday shopping, mark your calendars for December 4th!  I will be participating in Holiday on Main – stopy by 28 West Main St. You can also meet author/storyteller Maggie Van Galen, and jeweler,   Lisa Scala.  It’s going to be a fun day!



This post is part of a pet photographer’s blog circle and this week’s topic is holiday gifts!  Be sure to click on the link at the end of each post – you might get even moe shopping done!  Next up Seattle dog photographer, Holly Cook, explores gift ideas for working dog fanatics. I can’t wait to see what Holly has in store for us!  Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

5 thoughts on “2021 Best Holiday Gifts for Pet Lovers”

  1. Great article on the various business in your area to purchase holiday gifts ! It’s wonderful that you are promoting them & the Women’s Business League.

  2. That lickable art kit is so original and the Lisa’s jewelry is gorgeous. I love that you met many of these women through the league. After reading about you stepping out of your comfort zone last year (and your subsequent success), you’ve inspired me to do the same. Unfortunately no chapters down here, but I’ve considered joining the Chamber of Commerce, so I’ll give that another look as well as search for another women-led business organization. I bet there are many.

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