For your friends who post photo after photo of their cats on Instagram then Snapchat every passing stranger’s dog, this roundup of gift ideas for animal lovers is on point. There’s no shame in having a soft heart for our furry friends — in fact, it’s something worth celebrating! Whether it’s a birthday gift or a housewarming present, surprise your animal-lovin’ friend with one of these 25 adorable pet-inspired gift ideas they’ll love *almost* as much as the real thing.
1. Urban Outfitters Panda Puffy Stickers ($6): It’s probably safe to say pandas are the cutest bears around. If your friend is a fan of the adorable animals (and really, who isn’t?), they’re sure to love this puffy sticker set.
2. World Market Embroidered Striped Llama Kitchen Towel ($10): Introduce a little South American flavor to your friend’s kitchen decor with this embroidered llama towel. The colorful applique beast of burden will liven up their space — not to mention butter them up.
3. ModCloth Alpaca a Punch Mug ($15): Alpacas may be often mistaken for their llama relatives, but these quirky guys are their own creatures. They’re charming, doe-eyed, fluffy beasts that make surprisingly excellent pets. If your friend is as head over heels for alpacas as all right-minded people are, make sure to grab them one of these stylish mugs.
4. Dot & Bo Animal Indoor Ottoman ($100): You’ll be supporting a US-made and eco-friendly product by purchasing this bright yellow ottoman for your friend’s home. Of course, the *real* selling point is that it’s decked out in your friend’s favorite giant — elephants!
5. Qualy Animal Parade Shakers ($45): Add a little personality to your friend’s table with this whimsical set of animal-inspired spice shakers. As shown, you can create “habitats” for each animal using your favorite spices (i.e. salt for the polar bear’s snow and red pepper flakes for the deer’s leaves).
6. Kate Spade Parliament What I Said Push Pin Set ($20): These bright gold owl-shaped push pins aren’t just hoot-worthy desk decor. They’re also the most adorable means of pinning papers to a vision board — especially if your friend has visions of forest creatures.
7. Orla Kiely Elephant Cushion ($51): It’s no secret elephants have a massive fan base — they’re intelligent, sensitive, charismatic and downright cute. Any pachyderm enthusiast will welcome this delightful elephant-inspired cushion to their bedroom or living room decor.
8. Anthropologie All Ears Knob ($12): Does your friend have a thing for bunnies? If so, get them the All Ears Knob! It would also make an excellent gift for DIYers or anyone who could stand to upgrade an old dresser.
9. Dot & Bo Kissing Bunnies Ring Holder ($11): Lost rings are a thing of the past thanks to this super cute ring holder featuring kissing bunnies. The clean white ceramic design makes this compatible with virtually any interior design scheme.
10. World Market Cat Mug ($14, set of two): They don’t have to be a cat lover to appreciate how cute this mug is. If they happen to be, even better — they’ll be sure to dig the little black paw print inside the bottom of the mug.
11. Sagaform Design Group Large Mug With Cat ($40, set of two): You can’t go wrong with this set of two cat mugs. Either gift them both to your cat-obsessed friend or give one away and keep the other. No matter what you decide, anyone would love the cat peeking out at them as they sip their morning brew.
12. Kikkerland Elroy The Royal Solar Corgi ($19): What’s not to love about corgis, with their stubby little legs and fluffy bunny butt? If your friend agrees, then gift them this solar corgi, who will cheerfully greet them by nodding his head.
13. ModCloth Dachshund, Sealed, Delivered Organizer ($13): Help your bud stay on top of their mail or list of to-dos with this handy dachshund. The dog-shaped organizer even features a convenient pen holder where the tail would be. Now that’s one dedicated doxie!
14. Urban Outfitters Dry Erase Memo Elephant ($26): Elephants have an impressive memory, which is why this dry erase figurine couldn’t be more perfect for jotting down one’s most important notes. You can rest assured your friend won’t forget your birthday if you give them this handy li’l guy.
15. Dot & Bo Topsy-Turvy Birdie Removable Wallpaper ($44): The Topsy-Turvy Birdie Removable Wallpaper will transform any ordinary room into a flamingo-filled tropical getaway. It’s totally summer appropriate, and makes the ideal gift for a friend looking to upgrade their walls, cabinets or bookcase.
16. imm Living Crowned Fox Canister ($90): For fox fans with a taste for elegance, consider gifting them this gold and porcelain canister. Great for housing trinkets or cookies, this regal container does its job while elevating its surroundings.
17. Made by Humans 2 Designs Monkey Bank Gold ($55): Help your friend corral their coins with this gilded bank. The shiny ceramic balloon monkey may be just the motivation they need to put their money away.
18. Kikkerland Hedgehog Dryer Buddies ($8): These adorable hedgehog dryer balls promise to decrease drying time and save energy. Your best pal won’t have to worry about static, wrinkles or stiff laundry thanks to this gift.
19. Urban Outfitters Kitty Tape Dispenser ($16): If your friend is a self-proclaimed cat lady (no shame), then they’ll definitely dig this kitty tape dispenser. Antique-inspired and cat-shaped, this makes the perfect office gift for your feline-loving coworker.
20. Anthropologie Mountain Llama Doormat ($42): Turn your friend’s llama drama into tangible home decor with this llama doormat. The handmade mat works indoors and outdoors, making it the perfect item to greet guests or bid them adieu.
21. World Market Gold Metal Owl Hook Wall Storage ($20): This novelty wall rack featuring three owls and three hooks is sure to be a hoot for any owl lover. Aside from adding a bit of woodland wonder to one’s decor, it makes a functional yet stylish piece for any entryway.
22. imm Living Pineapple & Rabbit Ear Container ($87): Add a tropical flair to your friend’s kitchen space with this pineapple/rabbit ear-shaped container. Though eccentric in design, its bright white finish fits right in with any kitchen decor!
23. Donna Wilson Bear Friends Tea Towel ($16): If your pal enjoys entertaining and loves bears, this Donna Wilson tea towel is the gift for them. The fanciful print will appeal to their taste for unconventional decor.
24. Kikkerland Whiskey Whale Ball ($11): Whiskey and whale lovers, this one’s for you. Keep those glasses chilled with perfectly spherical ice balls made using this fun whale container.
25. imm Living Bear Serving Plate ($74): Don’t let your friend settle for basic serving-ware. Mix things up by gifting them this porcelain bear serving plate that’ll add a unique touch to their dinner parties.
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