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    Updated on Aug 5, 2020. Posted on Aug 5, 2020

    21 Perfect Gifts From Amazon For A New Pet Parent

    From delicious-looking canine cookies to organic catnip, if your pet could shop they'd probably want everything in this post.

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    1. A clever plush for the most pun-loving pet parent.

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    Promising review: "I thought I bought this as a gimmick (i.e., for the enjoyment of our pamplemousse Le Croix loving-fam as much as for our dog). Despite it's relatively unremarkable shape and the fact that it barely fits in her mouth (small size is still a bit big for a runty 5-pound poodle), this toy became a favorite from the moment it came out of its Christmas wrapping. Whether she's licking it, chewing it, playing with it, or using it as a pillow, my girl is never far from her her 'Lick Croix' toy. Huge success!" —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes S, L–XL, and 22 styles).

    2. A package of freshly baked, impeccably decorated cookies that'll make all the humans jealous.


    Promising review: "We got these cookies for our dog's 12th birthday pawty (yes, we are those people)! Not only did they look nice on display, but more importantly, they were a huge hit with the pawty guests (including the birthday boy)! And truth be told, I was tempted to taste one myself...that vanilla smell! I didn't find these cookies to be small as one review suggested. In contrast, they may be a little too large for smaller fur kids." —Jack_London

    Get it from Amazon for $13.20+ (also available in pink).

    3. Or a pack of healthy, all-natural, Parisian-level macarons you can count on to be the highlight of any puppy's homecoming.


    Promising review: "Used this product as a gift for my mom for Mother's Day. She loved it and looks like real macarons but for her best friend in life: her dog. He loved the macarons. It's a decent size and hard, which is great as it kept him busy and happy for a while! My mom loved them so much that she buys them every week now! Recommended for sure!" —van Heule

    Get them from Amazon for $23.99 (available in mint, lavender, and strawberry).

    4. A beautiful assortment of cat toys for a regal kitty to paw at for hours.

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    Promising review: "My Bengal kitten loves loves loves this toy. I get tired of playing long before she does, so I've tucked the stick between furniture cushions, used blue painter's tape to attach stick to the stair railing, and more. I suppose the allure is the combo of the feathers and elastic string, or maybe the bell. The packaging is so nice you could gift it. The empty box, no surprise, is another toy; there is some space to put paws through the cutout layer for any object underneath. The strings on the barrel-shaped toy unraveled quickly, but did not detach from the barrel, so these long rope ringlets are equally enticing. Very satisfied with quality and fun for this low price." —Dana Super

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99.

    5. A 2-in-1 plushie cactus that's designed to be destroyed (and reveal a sturdy chew toy in the center).


    Promising review: "Bought one for my mom’s 'super chewer' and one for our corgi. They have become the favored toys for both dogs! While the super chewer is working on destroying his, it’s been two to three weeks and the outer cover is still intact. Meanwhile the corgi loves fetching his." —Meghan S.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    6. A glam birthday bundle, complete with a bandana, squeaky toy, and treats, for the dapperest dog owners you know.


    Promising review: "I love this bandana! It's cute, high-quality, and fits perfectly. It will definitely last for many more birthdays. I didn’t realize it was double sided when I ordered, but it’s a nice bonus. No weird chemical smell like some bandanas have. The fact that it came with ice cream and birthday treats was super convenient. On top of everything my dog LOVED the toy. I will definitely purchase again." —Carson Findley

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    7. A three-pack of strong, organic catnip to energize and excite even the pickiest of kitties.

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    Promising review: "As you can see from the photo, my cat Gordon was immediately attracted to it even before the tins were opened! I can definitely say, at least as far as my cats are concerned, they definitely prefer and are more engaged/excited about Skinny Pete's catnip in comparison to the generic brands you find in pet stores or the grocery store. It's also handy they send you the little cloth pouch as well. Just drop some of the nip in the pouch and it is hours of fun entertainment for your cats! The price is right and I would definitely recommend giving it a try!" —cakeordeath

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    8. A snug, playful tee for your friend's new fur baby.


    Promising review: "The little dog had surgery and experience chills and the direct sun was too much for his tender skin. This little shirt was just right without feeling too confined over the incision. Just perfect at a good price and fast shipping. 😊" —Sandy

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in sizes XS-XL).

    9. A USB-rechargeable laser pointer with serious range and lots of laser shape options to keep a cat occupied forever.


    Promising review: "I love this laser. It's rechargeable so you don't have to keep buying batteries and the range is crazy. I can point the laser from one end of my house to the other and the dot is very clearly visible. Another plus is you don't have to hold down a button and have your fingers hurting like the basic lasers. Overall, the light quality is pretty strong I highly recommend." —Brianna

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    10. A gorgeous book for your biggest cat-loving friend that'll make them want to cuddle their purr-fect little feline.


    Promising review: "This is such a sweet and beautiful book. The illustrations are exceptional and obviously done by someone who knows kitties very well! The words are perfect for the pictures and it captures the essence of life with a beloved cat. We especially love the picture of the cat in the cardboard box as our kitty loves to sleep in a box like that one! It is a wonderful book for the cat lover in your life. Highly recommend it." —Betsy S.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.39.

    11. A puzzle that will stump even the smartest of dogs as they try to suss out where the hidden treats are.


    Promising review: "This is awesome! My border collie’s level of intelligence is a part time job for me. He requires engagement and he figures out everything fast. This puzzle took him a good hour and a half to figure out the first time and every time after that, he sits with this for about an hour. He’s really calm (which he’s normally not) and concentrated with it, methodically moving pieces." —Courtney Oldham

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in three styles).

    12. A durable, rose-shaped chew toy for the Barkchelor of the house to gnaw at all day (and get cleaner teeth in the process!)

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    Promising review: "I don't watch the show The Bachelor but it is incredibly popular among my friends and I just think it is so funny, when my dog is chewing this durable toy it makes me laugh. The green and red colors are super bright and have, almost, a swirl pattern to them which really is very pretty. My dog loves it and seems more included to hand it to people, which makes them laugh too. He hasn't chewed into it yet, which is a good sign." —Kerri

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    13. A generous 24-piece set with all the cat toys anyone could ever need, including wand toys and a big tunnel to crawl through.


    Promising review: "You really can't beat the toy selection for this price. There are lots of options to keep my new kitten busy and I have held back half the toys to replace some when they get worn or add new ones to the mix when he gets bored. The tunnel gets a lot of attention, but the weight of the toys hanging in the picture just makes them roll to the bottom (darn gravity), but he likes the ties better anyway. :) The cats liked it so much, I ended up getting a set for a friend as well..." —Nurdigirl

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    14. A jar of calming hemp treats that will be a lifesaver to a stressed-out new dog owner (and more importantly, their stressed-out dog).

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    Promising review: "The product seems to take an hour or more to work, but it does work.... I have three dogs and this is the only way I can slip their nails is if I give them Mellow first." —Carol

    Get them from Amazon for $28.97.

    15. A soothing, purring toy for an anxious new cat to feel like it's next to another feline friend.

    two cats cuddling the soft toy
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    Promising review: "Works like a charm! I recently found myself a cat mama of an abandoned week old kitten, I bought this knowing she needed just something to cuddle up to in her bed. Turns out it basically hypnotizes her to sleep, she crawls to it, kneads it and eventually her meows turn to silence. I wish the purring lasted longer but for $10 it is a lifesaver. She's pooped on it a couple times I throw it in the washer and dryer minus the battery pack and it holds up great." —S Leytem

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available shaped like a kitty, sloth, unicorn, or glow-in-the-dark mouse).

    16. A set of squeaky hide-and-seek toys meant for scattering around the house and keeping a dog busy trying to fetch them all.


    Promising review: "My dogs LOVE this toy. We have an 85-pound boxer/mastiff mix and a 17-pound jack Russell mix and they can both play with it easily. It's so cute and very durable - Our big guy is pretty rough with toys and this one is still alive after months of use." —Mandy

    Get them from Amazon for $7.46+ (available with or without a "den" to store them in, and come in Hedgehog or Chipmunk).

    17. A DIY paw print picture frame kit to remember how little those puppy paws were. 😭


    Promising review: "I bought this for my 13-year-old 120 lb hound dog. I was worried that the putty wouldn't be enough to fit his gigantic paws (his paw is the same size as the palm of my hand) but there was plenty. I got funny looks from him while I was doing his imprint but it was very easy to use. It took about two days for the putty to dry completely. This was way easier than I expected and mess-free." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.54.

    18. A funny, good quality T-shirt for the cat dad in your life.

    a black tee that says "the catfather"
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    Promising review: "Nice product, good material and rich color. My husband thought it was hilarious! It was funny watching him buy cat food with his shirt on!!" —Christy Collins

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    19. A soft, personalized mat you can order as soon as your friend decides on a name for their new pooch.


    Promising review: "I bought two mats, a large for my dog and a small as a gift. My dog absolutely adores the mat. I started out with personalized side up but she prefers the 'shaggy' side. It hasn't been laundered yet and I hope the pet hair comes out easily. I will advise later if there is an issue on that. The delivery time was very fast. I plan to order more as gifts. Great job Custom Catch!" —Marty B.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95.

    20. A cheeky wooden word square for your bud who just got their third cat.


    Promising review: "Bought this for my sister who has rescued many, many kitties and has reached the century-plus mark on spaying/neutering her huge menagerie. She has ONE indoor kitty, but a truck load of outdoor kitties that she somehow, along with help from her very patient (!) husband, manages to feed and give shelter to on her beautiful farm in North Carolina. She found this little sign very appropriate and certainly spot on." —Meredith Gray

    Get it from Amazon for $8.64.

    21. And a gift card, for when you really aren't sure what to buy.

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    Promising review: "Wish I had figured out gift cards on Amazon earlier. I had a special coupon from Petsmart for 20% off food and litter. Not only did I save 20% off on this gift card but an additional 20% at the store. My kitties will eat well for a long time." —Esha

    Get it from Amazon for $25+.

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