Just as important as it is to shower loved ones with gifts and goodies during the holiday season, finding a present for the special pets in the family should also be at the top of the gift-giving list. Several businesses in the DFW area are dedicated solely to providing specialty services for pets while others create unique and custom items for dogs and cats. When shopping for something festive and extraordinary this holiday season for the loving pet in your life, keep in mind these top gift ideas specifically designated for pets.
Custom “Blinged” Pet Apparel
Bling Is The New Black
Pets need bling too — at least that is the philosophy of Dallas-based Bling Is The New Black. Owner Caitlin McConnell, who creates custom blinged apparel for Aerosmith and for The Real Housewives, also produces specialty blinged clothing and items for pets upon request. Using exquisite crystals differing in sizes and colors, McConnell can bling out any type of apparel; having your pet looking and feeling like the rock star they truly are. Designate to McConnell the design, saying or illustration that best describes your pet, and observe the transformation from ordinary pet apparel to a custom, gleaming designer piece that even the Hollywood’s celebrity pets would envy.
Distressed Leather Sofa Bed
Brinkmann Pet Products
4215 McEwen Road
Dallas, TX 75244
Beauty sleep is the key to everyone’s well-being, including man’s best friend. Brinkmann knows how important it is to owners that their pets are well rested and enjoying a comfortable night’s sleep, so it offers a faux distressed leather sofa bed for pet owners. Allowing your pet to live the life of luxury at an affordable price is just the beginning as this sofa bed is topped with fur and filled with Eco-First recycled fiber. Place a huge red bow on this budget friendly pet sofa and deliver it to your pet this holiday season.
Paw-nut Butter Pupcakes and Big Dog Brew
The Pooch Patio
3811 Fairmount St.
Dallas, TX 75219
Price: $29.95 for 12 pupcakes/$10 Big Dog Brew per pound
Redefine what it means to give your dog a treat when you wrap up a dozen of The Pooch Patio’s paw-nut butter pupcakes for your pet to enjoy over the holidays. Satisfy your dog’s sweet tooth with this savory pupcake created from organic ingredients and drizzled with chunks of bacon-flavored Beggin’ Strips. Go a step further and quench your pet’s thirst with a blend of The Pooch Patio’s uniquely blended Big Dog Brew custom created coffee. Available by the pound, Big Dog Brew is just another way to spoil your beloved pet and venture outside the ordinary routine of daily dog food and water distributions. Treat your pooch like a V.I.P. this holiday season and give the gift that will be unforgettable and undeniably satisfying: paw-nut butter pupcakes and Big Dog Brew.
Big Paw Designs
7324 Gaston Ave. #124-352
Dallas, TX 75214
Price: from $22
While it is known that diamonds are a woman’s best friend, the same can be said for pets and pearls. Treat your pet like royalty this holiday season by adorning it with a luxurious set of pearls that are masterfully assembled into either single or double strands. All pearl necklaces from Big Paw Designs are hand constructed using real pearls of various color tones to perfectly compliment your beloved cat or dog. Choose from a Jackie-O set of pearls or an Audrey Hepburn “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” replica, and make your beloved cat or dog the most sophisticated and stylish pet on the block.
Massage Therapy Session
Paradise 4 Paws
3010 N. Airfield Drive
Dallas, TX 75261
Surprise your pet this holiday season with a custom massage package at Paradise 4 Paws. At Paradise 4 Paws, pets are treated like royalty as they receive their own personal suite and exclusive massage services to help soothe and relax all of their muscles. Conveniently located in the DFW Airport region, this pet-service establishment can provide intimate and attentive massages to relieve any discomfort or tension your pet may have. From Swedish massages to acupressure, the gift of massage therapy for your pet is not only advantageous for his health but also an overall calming and therapeutic experience.
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Leah Frazier is a freelance writer covering all things Houston. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.