Christmas gift buying can be hard work, especially when you struggle to think what to buy that person who already seems to have everything! Everyone knows an animal lover, so why not indulge their softer side by getting them an animal themed present?
A Gift in More Ways Than One
One of the best gift ideas (if they really do have everything) is to sponsor an animal in their name. When you sponsor an animal the organisation usually sends you a nice presentable pack with pictures of the animal. The great thing about this gift is that it appeals to all ages. Children love the idea of being involved in an animal’s life and adults get the satisfaction of having aided a charitable organisation and given an animal a better life.
Obsessive People are Easy to Buy For
There’s also a whole range of gifts on the market for people who are obsessed with their pets. Do you know anyone who constantly talks about their cat or dog? There are books on how to throw your dog a party, or the classic picture book of angry looking cats dressed up in cute little outfits. Just remember you’re the person everyone will blame if the recipient of your gift uses this as inspiration!
Don’t Chicken Out, Try Something Different
If you really want to be original, try thinking a little bit beyond the normal dog and cat themed presents. Chicken keeping is an ever growing trend and you probably already know someone who’s got a few hens in their back garden and you may be surprised to learn there’s a great range of chicken gifts available. For real chicken lovers there’s some quirky jewellery and for the kids, some sweet treats. Even if they don’t have their own chickens, a kitchen themed chicken gift would give any house a homely country touch. Or if they’re really dedicated to their hens, perhaps get them a practical chicken gift like some chicken treats. Just make sure they know they’re for the chickens!
Keep Furry Friends in Mind
Pet accessories are a nice gift for an animal lover to share with their pet. New collars, bowls, and toys will always go down well and are something you know will get used.
Just for Laughs
If the animal lover you know has a sense of humour then get them a novelty/ joke present. Bringing a smile to someone’s face is what Christmas is all about and your present is bound to be a source of amusement for everyone.
For the high brow animal appreciator there’s always animal literature. From amusing cartoon books to tips on how to look after chickens, there’s a perfect gift out there for everyone.
Lucy has always struggled to buy her parents gifts at Christmas, but when she was low on cash one year, she decided to get her mother a novelty dancing chicken, just because there was nothing else to get her that she didn’t already have. She expected a very bad reaction, but her mother insists to this day that it is the best present she has ever recieved, and the chicken remains proudly perched on the fireplace.