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Customized Gifts For People Wanting To See More Of Their Pet

Nothing beats a thoughtful gift (and nothing evokes oohs and awws like our beloved pets).

by Avery Felman
November 22, 2021
customized pet portrait gift guide
Annie Brown; Kinship Creative

Your pet wants you to read our newsletter. (Then give them a treat.)

In a year where nothing seems to be going to plan — recent shipping delays included — you probably want to take it easy this holiday season: spending it with friends, family (biological or chosen), and the pet who helped you maintain your sanity through it all. Whether you’re looking to immortalize your special someone (that would be your cat) or doing a gift swap with a friend who dreams of making their dog Insta-famous, we’ve got you covered with a roundup of literally one-of-a-kind pet portraits.

From Bob Ross-esque paintings and cartoony illustrations to hand-embroidered pillows and temporary tattoos, you can personalize pretty much anything this year. If you are one to wear your heart on your sleeve, may we suggest going ham for the holidays with a pair of pajamas printed all over with your pet’s mug? Perhaps your significant other has been carefully curating their home office — is a ceramic sculpture of the cat you’re raising together not the perfect paperweight? Nothing beats a thoughtful gift (and nothing evokes oohs and awws like our beloved pets), so let them do the heavy lifting this season.

custom cat embroidery

There’s never been a better time to honor your pet than the time of year when we’re taking stock of what we’re grateful for. Alex Friesen’s custom embroideries are becoming more and more difficult to get on the waitlist for, as they can take up to 60 hours to make. If you’re looking for a homemade gift without shelling out a week’s worth of time, we’d suggest this memorable present.

$200 at Alex Friesen Embroidery
the bull dog drawing

We’ve all visited that one friend who has pets everywhere — or, more accurately, a single pet with their face printed on blankets, socks, and practically all four walls. While we aspire to their level of commitment to pet parenthood, we prefer a more subtle approach to interior decor, which is why this cool toned sketch outline of our dearest pet friend is ideal. It definitely reads as over the mantel worthy.

$60 at Vogue Paws

Avery, editor at The Wildest, and her cat, Chicken

Avery Felman

Avery is an editor at The Wildest. She has written for numerous publications, including Refinery29, BuzzFeed, and V Magazine. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her boyfriend and cat, Chicken, and has high hopes that one of them will let her adopt a dog.