Design-Worthy Pet Presents

P. Shaw, A. Angle, C. Jordan

P. Shaw, A. Angle, C. Jordan

People aren’t the only ones hoping for something special beneath the Christmas tree. So are our pets. If like me, you’re looking for something more unique than the typical treat or toy, you’re in luck. Trending high this year are presents that not only pets will adore but design lovers, too. 

Ballard Designs

Ballard Designs

Made of rugged outdoor-safe volcanic material by native craftsmen living in the shadow of Mount Pinatubo (a Philippine volcano that erupted in 1991), the Faux Bois pet bowl adds a rustic, elegant touch. This bowl is nicely weighted and has a removable stainless steel liner that’s dishwasher-safe. $45.

Uncommon Goods

Uncommon Goods

Got a home office with a cat on duty? Make yours the most tech-savvy fur ball on the block with the Laptop cat scratching pad. Made of sturdy cardboard, it features a scratch pad keyboard and a monitor screen that can be easily changed by sliding a new photo into a side slot. $35.

Uncommon Goods

Uncommon Goods

Handmade by a Nepal women’s collective from a textural blend of Tibetan and New Zealand wools, the Meow cat cave is a cozy retreat with a modernist sensibility.

Restoration Hardware

Restoration Hardware

Based on an 18th century French furniture design, the Louis pet bed is hand-built of kiln-dried solid oak with a wrap-around, padded frame upholstered in the same stain/water-resistant fabric as its’ removable button-tufted cushion. Now before you start barking about the bed’s price ($279/small, $335-medium), consider this. This bed is really well made so it should last for years. Plus, it just might entice your pampered pooch to relinquish your favorite chair. In my home, that’d be worth the price and then some.

By design, these presents deliver something for both pets and their people.
Paws up. Thumbs up. Let’s do this.

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