It’s never been a better time to be a pet in America. Our national love for dogs and cats (plus, to a lesser degree, rodents, birds, and reptiles) has created a $60 billion industry. The flood of money means come gift-giving time, there are thousands of products specifically designed to spoil your pet.
Whether you want to keep your pet safe, indulge his playful side, or give him a peaceful retreat, there’s a gift for your adoptive family member.
Below, we’ve compiled a list of items you can wrap, and then unwrap, for your pet this holiday season.
Nuzzle collar Created by former Apple industrial design chief Robert Brunner, the GPS-enabled smart collar is compatible with iPhones and Androids, which means worried owners can track their pets’ location on their phones. Imagine how short Homeward Bound would have been if Chance, Shadow and Sassy had received collars for Christmas. $196.66
Whistle GPS Pet Tracker Collar
Think of it as a Fitbit for pets. The device, which attaches to the collar, allows owners to track their pets’ activity via a free smartphone app. If Fluffy is being lazy and not getting her steps in, Whistle makes sure you know about it. $49 for the device, with monthly service plans starting at $6.95. $49.99
Another wearable option for pets, Poof measures activity and tracks calorie intake. The device also serves as a diagnostic tool. Per the company’s website: “A dip in activity, a spike in sleep, or too many calories per day are all signs it’s time to take your pal in for a checkup or change their routine.” $39.99 for a model that comes with a replaceable battery, $49.99 for a model that comes with a rechargeable battery. $50
A dog bed, just smarter. Equipped with Wi-Fi, Zencrate aims to reduce canine anxiety with motion-activated soothing music, sound insulated walls, and a programmable fan. Think of it like a Nest home system, for your dog. Pre-orders start at $450 (expected ship date: April 2017). $499
A BarkBox Subscription
For a monthly fee, BarkBox sends your pup a box filled with four to six toys and treats. The company lets owners specify what their dogs’ likes and dislikes, and curates accordingly. $20 per month for 12 months, $24 per month for 6 months, and $29 for a one month membership. Starts at $20/month
These “guilt free” snacks are “dried, not fried” and “virtually fat free,” which makes them good for canines with particularly sensitive stomachs. Order a bag of puptato chips your dog, grab a bag potato chips for yourself, veg out on the couch, and call it a perfect night. $4.99 for a 2-ounce bag.
Aviator Hat and Scarf Set
Want your dog to stand out at the park? Consider an aviator-themed, hand-knit scarf and hat—together, they’ll make your pooch appear as if he’s about to take flight. Best of all? The set is custom made to your dog’s exact measurements, so Fluffy’s abnormally large head shouldn’t be a problem. $30
Shabby Chic Cat Collar
If your cat was a person, would she gravitate towards flowery dresses, combat boots, and an overall boho hipster aesthetic as seen in Portlandia? If the answer is yes, or even a “maybe,” then this pink and navy flower-patterned collar, handcrafted in Portland, Ore., makes the perfect present. $12.99 to $13.49.
Figo Pet Insurance
In exchange for a monthly fee, the web-based insurance company—which allows users to track claims by app—will pick up the cost for unexpected expenses, including emergency surgeries or vet visits. For dogs, premiums average about $35 a month.
The video feature allows owners to keep an eye on their pets when they’re out of the house, and the two-way audio feature allows for more conversational updates. It’s like a baby monitor, just more high-tech. $199.99.