11 purrfect presents for people who prize their pets

Christmas dog
Can you ever go wrong with a pup in a Christmas costume? Photo via Minnie Zhou on Unsplash

We all have that friend who’s obsessed with their fur baby. What better gift to give them than something that celebrates their furriest pal? We found 11 gifts from Birmingham small businesses and makers that you need to give the pet lover in your life. Check it out!

1. Dog Dry Shampoo

From Borth Beach Soapery

Borth Beach Soapery
Photo via Borth Beach Soapery

Yup, it’s a thing. No water required—simply sprinkle onto the coat and brush or rub in.

2. Personalized Pet Portrait

From Birmingham artists

pet portrait
Photo via Tim Blanton Art on Facebook

Give a gift they’ll treasure forever—a custom pet portrait!

Check out this article to find five Birmingham artists from whom you can commission pet portraits for yourself or someone on your list.

3. Themed Cat Toys

From pawTree

cat toys
Photo via pawTree

These adorable kits are filled with nine cat toys that correspond to a particular theme, including sushi, first responders, tech, space and more.

4. Doggy Day Care Package

From Dog Days of Birmingham

dog days
Photo via Dog Days of Birmingham on Facebook

Sometimes the thing a parent needs most is a day spent knowing their pup is being taken care of. Gift supervised doggy daycare that both pet and human will love.

5. Raw + Holistic Food

From Sheppard’s Pet Supply

Sheppard's Pet Supply
Pets welcome curbside! Photo via Sheppard’s Pet Supply

Some of my favorite gifts are practical items, and pet food is no exception. Sheppard’s Pet Supply in Avondale offers raw and holistic foods for dogs and cats, plus a whole lot more.

  • Price: Varies by brand
  • Where to buy: Shop curbside at 4410-A 4th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Website

6. A T-Shirt for the Dedicated Parent

From Hollywood Feed (Lee Branch)

Hollywood Feed
Photo via Hollywood Feed

Asking one of life’s most important questions so you don’t have to: “Can I Bring My Dog?” We all know someone who needs this shirt.

  • Price: $14.99
  • Where to buy: Shop online here or curbside at 230 Doug Baker Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35242
  • Website

7. Allergy + Itch Relief Dog Salve

From Borth Beach Soapery

Borth Beach Soapery
Photo via Borth Beach Soapery

This gentle but powerful first-aid salve is packed with soothing + pet-safe butters and oils. They provide deeply soothing benefits to itchy skin, allergy flare-ups, rashes, insect bites, etc.

8. CBD Calming Set

From pawTree

dog CBD
Photo via pawTree

The holidays are stressful for more than just us—fur babies can get anxious as well. This gift set contains pet-friendly CBD that’s ideal for NYE fireworks and a whole lot more.

9. Cat. Socks.

From Hollywood Feed (Mountain Brook)

Hollywood Feed
Photo via Hollywood Feed

Cats and wine make everything fine… and novelty socks. They also make everything fine (and fun).

  • Price: $9.99
  • Where to buy: Shop online here or curbside at 2800 Cahaba Village Plaza Suite 180, Mountain Brook, AL 35243
  • Website

10. A New Leash and Collar

From Sheppard’s Pet Supply

Sheppard's Pet Supply
Photo via Sheppard’s Pet Supply on Facebook

A new high-end collar and leash is something pretty much every dog owner needs. Find a wide selection at Sheppard’s Pet Supply—there’s something for everyone.

  • Price: Varies
  • Where to buy: Shop curbside at 4410-A 4th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Website

11. The Call of the Wild by Jack London

From Little Professor

Little Professor
Photo via Little Professor

This was one of my favorite books growing up, and the tale of a dog named Buck navigating a wild new life is as classic as ever.

Skip the Stress While you Support Local

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Photo via @silverkakan on Unsplash

Here at Bham Now, we love supporting Birmingham’s small businesses. When 2020 hit hard, we wanted to make it easier for everyone to do the same. Check out our small business guide and get info on more than 600 restaurants, bars, businesses and more.

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Shop local this holiday season, and encourage friends and loved ones to do the same!

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  • Beth Cunningham

    A Birmingham transplant who can usually be found hitting a new hiking trail or restaurant opening when she’s not writing stories and snapping photos for Bham Now.

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