Last-Minute Christmas Gifts For The Pet Lovers In Your Life

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So you just found out your great-uncle is coming to Christmas dinner, and all you know about him is that he loves cats. Or maybe you just waited until the last minute to buy a gift for your dog-obsessed sister, and now you're panicking.

You’ve come to the right place.

Instead of scrambling to find last-minute Christmas gifts, take a leisurely look through our roundup of the best last-minute gifts for pet owners from Amazon.

From stocking stuffers to splurges, this list has gifts that any dog or cat person will love — because they clearly love nothing more than their cat or dog, and all these gifts will show them that you know it.

The best last-minute Christmas gifts for pet people

This kit that’s so much more than just a DNA test: Basepaws Cat DNA Test Kit

This cat DNA test is an awesome gift for pretty much any cat parent. (We even tested it on our own cats, and it earned our Paw of Approval!)


It provides a breakdown of his breed composition and screens cats for health markers that are associated with 40 different diseases, so cat parents will know if their BFF is more likely to get certain ones. It even gives a free dental health report.

A way to personalize an ornament: Ultimate Pawprint Keepsake Kit

This is an adorable way for parents of dogs or cats (or any other pets!) to make their pets part of their holiday decor for years to come.


It comes with all the supplies they’ll need to make a paw print ornament, including a roller, circle cutter, ribbons, display stands and stencil kit. Plus, they can even hang it around their house all year!

The best bonding activity: Embark Dog DNA Test Kit

This gift is a super fun way for obsessed dog parents to find out what breed mix their pup is, but it also provides a ton of health info, like genetic markers for diseases. You can even connect with your dog’s relatives through DNA matches. (We tried it out ourselves and gave it our Paw of Approval because we liked it so much.)

Because coloring isn’t just for kids: "Amazing Dogs: Adult Coloring Book"

Perfect for someone who needs some serious stress relief, this adult coloring book comes in hardcover and paperback and has over 30 intricate dog designs to choose from.

A relaxing activity for cat lovers: “Cats With Mandalas: Adult Cat Coloring Book”

For your artistic cat friends, this cat-themed coloring book includes funny drawings of cats to color in, including cats loafing, cats with their tongues out and cats with their butts in the air.

This fetch toy to give their arm a break: ChuckIt! Sport Ball Launcher

This is a gift that a dog will enjoy just as much as the person you’re buying it for, since it will totally revolutionize their game of fetch (which is why we gave it our Paw of Approval).


It folds up, so dog parents can bring it with them to play fetch anywhere, and it has a ton of throwing power that lets them play their dog’s favorite game for even longer.

The funniest magnets you’ll ever find: Cat Butt Refrigerator Magnets

For someone who has a sense of humor, these cat butt magnets come in a set of six different colored cats and are the perfect stocking stuffer.

The perfect way to show off their BFF: Pearhead Dog or Cat Paw Print Pet Keepsake Photo Frame

This gift is great for friends or family. The wood frame holds a picture of their pet on one side and a clay paw print on the other.


It comes with the supplies needed to make the paw print, so they can make the perfect personalized keepsake.

A matching set of pajamas: PajamaGram Matching Family Christmas Pajamas

These matching holiday pajamas are perfect for a family, and the fun red-and-white striped print is extra festive (there are also other prints to choose from, listed separately).


They come in sizes for adults, kids, babies and, of course, dogs.

A light-up leash for nighttime walks: Illumiseen LED Dog Leash

This gift is super useful for people who take their dogs on lots of walks, especially at night.


The LED light has a rechargeable battery, and there are multiple settings to choose from to make sure people can see pet parents and their dogs in the dark — including steady light, rapid flashing and slow flashing.


It comes in a bunch of colors, too, and even earned our Paw of Approval.

A cat lover’s new favorite book: Tamar Arslanian “Shop Cats Of New York” Coffee Table Book

Get this book for someone who wants to spruce up their space with a coffee table book. It’s filled with professional photographs of cats that any obsessed cat person will love flipping through.

A laser pointer for endless play: PetSafe Bolt Laser Pointer Cat Toy

This laser toy is perfect for people with hyper cats who need some extra exercise and stimulation — or just for people who love to spoil their cats with fancy toys.


Watching him zoom around after the laser will make the cutest photo ops, and the toy automatically turns off after 10 minutes, so he won’t get too tired.

The ultimate pet camera: Furbo Dog Camera

This is the perfect splurge gift for people who get separation anxiety from their dogs (or vice versa). They can watch their pup on a livestream from their phone while they’re away to see what he’s up to.


It will also send notifications to their phone when it detects barking, and they can talk through the microphone to calm him. Pet parents can even toss their pups treats from the device!

A new craft for cat lovers to master: Nuberlic Cat Embroidery Kits

Your crafty cat-loving friends will love this cat embroidery kit. It has all the supplies they need to get started, and it’s great for beginners.

So there you have it — hunting for last-minute Christmas gifts for the pet lovers in your life can actually be fun instead of stressful.

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