2023 Gifts for Houston Pets & Pet Parents

It’s time to make last-minute holiday purchases! Retailers are maximizing the little time left by bombarding us with endless gift ideas every day. Before you go out and spend your hard-earned money on generic gifts for loved ones, though, check out our list of 2023 gifts for Houston pets and pet parents. In this list, we focus on mostly Houston area pet supplies with online retailers thrown in. No matter what you choose, we’re confident your friends and family – and their pets – will love these thoughtful holiday surprises.

2023 Holiday Gifts for Pets & Pet Parents: Personalized Pet Products

The Suburban Homestead

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Gift idea by TheSuburbanHomestead on Etsy

As you can see from this blog post, we are longtime fans of Etsy, especially when shopping for pets lovers. One of our favorite Etsy stores is TheSuburbanHomestead. While not made in Texas, this shop specializes in modern farmhouse home decor and gifts. Their wooden animal name tags for stockings are personalized, one-of-a-kind, sentimental gifts that your friends and family will cherish forever. Shaped as kitty faces, paws, and dogs with whiskers and all, these stocking tags can elevate any holiday gift as a gift tag and can also be used as Christmas tree ornaments.

The sky’s the limit on the many ways you can use these beautiful wooden tags. Get creative and wow the pet lovers in your life with a custom-made trinket by TheSuburbanHomestead. They are a beloved personal favorite!!!

Southern Kick Leather

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Gift idea by Etsy seller SouthernKickLeather

Southern Kick Leather is a Houston-area Etsy retailer that is sure to knock your gift giving efforts out of the ball park. They make waxed leather key chains that are individually cut and hand sewn. The key chains come in a few color options and can be personalized with a specific dog breed on them. They offer a surprisingly large variety of dog breeds to choose from and laser the design onto their premium leather products. You can also add a dog’s name and personalize your gift as desired.

If you know a person that loves a specific breed, a gift from Souther Kick Leather is sure to warm their hearts. By letting your loved ones know that you were paying attention when they talked at length about their beloved pets, these affordable gifts are winners in our book.

2023 Holiday Gifts for Pets & Pet Parents: Local Dog Products

Gorilla Dog Beds

The Houston area is home to great pet product manufacturers. Among them is Gorilla Dog Beds. They make luxury chew-proof, orthopedic, and attractive dog beds for dogs of all sizes. They also make crate pads, crate covers, collars, and leashes. Their claim to fame is their focus on quality and durability and commitment to manufacturing their products in the USA. Their dog bed mattresses, for example, are American-made and 100% certified by CertiPUR-US.

This level of craftsmanship and attention to detail is sure to be noticed by the pet lovers in your life. And, thanks to your generosity, their pets will have something cozy, comfy, and safe to sleep on for years to come.

Doggie Express

Local treats are all the rage at Doggie Express, makers of all-natural dog goodies. Their menu includes wuffins, pupcakes, bones day cakes, ice cream, you name it! They have a subscription box, help plan doggie parties, and are located in Houston proper.

Their creativity, packaging, and passion for wowing dogs will not go unnoticed by the dog lovers in your life. And, their hand-decorated treats are sure to gain a fandom from the dogs that are lucky enough to receive these mouth-watering treats.


2023 Holiday Gifts for Pets & Pet Parents: Houston-inspired Pet Products

Houston Texans Apparel & Accessories

Texans Gear at Petsmart.com

The Houston Texans fans in your life will love to receive pet apparel that celebrates their favorite team. From Texans bandanas and jerseys to toys, this thoughtful gift idea will make you look like you scored the winning point. While most of these types of products are designed for dogs, even those with cats can join in the fun. A Texans hoodie is sized for both cats and dogs would look amazing at the holidays, for example.

Even if they don’t use this gift often, it’s a fun way to celebrate your loved one’s home team. And, while we’re loyal to Houston’s local teams, you can, of course, choose teams for the whole family around the US and beyond.

Houston-Area Brewery Gift Cards

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Local, Dog-Friendly Spot

Support a local business and give your local loved ones the treat of a gift card to Fulbrook Ale Works Brewery in the Pecan Grove area of Richmond, Texas. They are dog-friendly, are open seven days a week, and host family-friendly events year-round. We like the idea of supporting local when gift-giving because it celebrates Houston businesses and residents while boosting the local economy and reducing consumerism.

I would personally love to take my family to a fun afternoon for food and refreshments at a local spot like Fulbrook Ale Works; I’m sure your friends and loved ones would too. You can find other breweries, wineries, and restaurants in and around Katy on Bring Fido.


Animal Admiration Pet Care Services Katy, TX

At Animal Admiration, we are proud to live and serve the West Houston area. We offer dog walking, pet sitting, and home care services in Katy, Richmond, Fulshear, Cypress, and West Houston. While we are currently limiting the number of new clients we are accepting for the holiday season, we welcome you to contact us to register for services in January and beyond.

At Animal Admiration, we offer pet sitting and dog walking in KatyFulshearRichmondEnergy CorridorMemorialWest Houston, and Cypress. To learn more about our team and our services, contact us at info@animaladmiration.com or (281) 391-1015.



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