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Christmas Gift Ideas to Say ‘Thank You’ to Very Important Pet People

The holidays are right around the corner. And with that, it’s time to start thinking about thank you gift ideas for some very special people. We’re talking about the VIPPs—the Very Important Pet People—in your life. You likely have a special someone who makes your furbaby’s world go round: your rock star veterinarian, the cat sitter you can call anytime, the dog walker who gets your pup’s tail wagging or a grand-pup-parent or other good friend who loves your pet as much as you do. This holiday season, start a new gift-giving tradition to say thank you to the people who help keep your pet happy and healthy.

Frisco Personalized Berry Garland Coffee Mug

Frisco Personalized Berry Garland Coffee Mug

What better way to start the day than with a cup of coffee and a photo of the best pet on the planet? This festive, 11-ounce coffee mug makes a great gift for veterinarians and other VIPPs. Customize it with a photo of your pet and a heartwarming message to brighten their holiday season. It’s perfect for their morning cuppa joe or for an evening hot chocolate.

$10.99

Pearhead Pawprints Desk Frame

Pearhead Pawprints Desk Frame

This shadowbox frame is sure to add joy to your VIPP’s life. The perfect size to prop on a desk around their home or office, it holds a 4x6 photo and includes everything you need to turn your pet’s paw print into a piece of art. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, and this gift will say “thank you” many times over.

$19.99

True Zoo Lucky Lab Bottle Holder

True Zoo Lucky Lab Bottle Holder

If your VIPP enjoys the occasional bottle of wine, this humorous bottle holder will be a welcome addition to their kitchen. This lucky Lab bottle holder has a felt back and can fit a 750ml bottle. We recommend gifting a bottle of their favorite wine along with it so they can put their new bottle holder to use right away! And for cat-loving connoisseurs, you can get an equally adorable Kluzty Kitty version of this True Zoo bottle holder.

$33.99

Pet Shop by Fringe Studio

Pet Shop by Fringe Studio "The Kitty Is Boss" Mug

The cats in your life probably don’t need to remind you or your VIPP who’s the boss, but this 12-ounce mug from Fringe Studio simply reinforces the happy balance in your feline-centric circle. An ideal gift for pet sitters, this ceramic mug is microwave and dishwasher safe, making it purrr-fectly functional for all-day, everyday use. Plus, with its cute graphics, it will bring a smile to your VIPP—and remind them that your cat rules the roost.

$12

Frisco Personalized Plaid Bone Shape Metal Ornament

Frisco Personalized Plaid Bone Shape Metal Ornament

Deck the halls in style with this personalized, bone-shaped metal holiday ornament. You can pick the perfect picture and customize it with a photo and festive message for your VIPP. They are sure to love this one-of-a-kind ornament, and you can bet it will earn a prominent spot on their Christmas tree every holiday season.

$14.99

Frisco Personalized Dotted Collage Canvas

Frisco Personalized Dotted Collage Canvas

For VIPPs who have their own pet or who really love yours, there is no better way to commemorate their best friend than with a gallery-wrapped canvas. This 16x20-inch canvas makes an eye-catching addition to any home or office, and the dotted blue background is neutral enough for year-round display.

$48.99

Frisco Personalized Portrait Photo Puzzle

Frisco Personalized Portrait Photo Puzzle

If your VIPP enjoys getting hands-on, this personalized puzzle will provide hours of entertainment. Pick your pet’s best picture and have this 11x14-inch puzzle printed with their glamor shot. A great gift for dog trainers who love a challenge, this photo puzzle is mentally engaging. Plus the finished product is sure to thrill them!

$19.99

WeRateDogs 2021 Day-to-Day Calendar

WeRateDogs 2021 Day-to-Day Calendar

Give your VIPP the gift of immeasurable cuteness for every single day of 2021. This adorable daily calendar from We Rate Dogs features tear-off pages with full-color photos of every kind of cute pup imaginable. Perfect for a desk or home office, now every day of their year can be filled with all the top-rated dogs.

$15.99

Frisco Personalized

Frisco Personalized "All You Need Is Love" Bottle

We agree, all you need is love—and a handy way to stay hydrated. This 17-ounce stainless steel, vacuum-insulated bottle is designed to keep drinks warm or cold. It makes a great gift for dog groomers who are on their feet all day or as a gift for veterinarians who are often on the go. Customize it with your VIPP’s bestest friend 's photo and name.

$29.99

Old World Christmas Glass Tree Ornament

Old World Christmas Glass Tree Ornament

These dazzling, hand-painted ornaments will make a stunning addition to your VIPP’s Christmas décor. With a variety of pet-themed ornaments ranging from dogs and cats to horses and birds, you can pick the exact one that they will love. These blown-glass ornaments will add a glittering, festive touch to any Christmas display for years to come.

Starting at $9.46


Show your gratitude this holiday season for the people who love your pet most. In what has been a tough year for many, these 10 top Christmas gifts for the Very Important Pet People in your life are sure to bring them joy all year long.

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By: Kristen Arendt
Kristen is a writer, editor and lover of the great outdoors. In addition to running, hiking, backpacking, biking and skiing, she enjoys reading and spending time with loved ones, of both the human and animal variety. When she's not playing with words or planning her next adventure, she's daydreaming about living on a horse ranch in New Zealand. She is based in Niwot, Colorado.

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