Shop Local Gift Guide: For the Animal Lover

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'Dog Mom' Beverage Mug from Hey Daisy

These local gift ideas are truly the cats’ meow – believe us, we aren’t horsing around! From a beautiful pawprint pendant necklace, to a zoo membership pass, and custom painted artwork, there is something worth happily howling about on this list!

These gift ideas are a part of our Shop Local Series! To show our own love and support for small businesses, we encourage the community to shop local this holiday season. Go Valley Kids is providing these ideas as gifting inspiration and is not being compensated by the businesses listed in our guides. By shopping local, you can find unique gifts for everyone on your list and leave a lasting impact on the many boutiques, shops and businesses found in our wonderful community.

Funny Animal Towels from Wild Apple

Funny Animal Towels from Wild Apple

Decorate any home with humorous animal towels from Wild Apple! The one-of-a-kind gifts are available in multiple designs in cheerful colors featuring modern prints. From cats to dogs, there is an adorable pet-themed gift for all at the quaint shop, located in downtown Menasha!

‘Dog Mom’ Beverage Mug from Hey Daisy

Dog moms can proudly sip their morning brew in a colorful, double-sided mug from Hey Daisy! The mug is made out of durable ceramic and is both microwavable and dishwasher safe. This gift could be beautifully paired with assorted coffees or teas or a Hey Daisy gift card!

Annual Zoo Pass Membership from The NEW Zoo & Adventure Park

For those who love animals – a zoo membership is a gift that keeps on giving! The passes provide free admission to the zoo for a year, discounted or free admission to 160 other zoos on the list, free tickets to special events at the zoo, exclusive discounts in the gift shop, and more. Visitors of all ages can enjoy the zoo, which covers 43-acres and is home to Giraffes, Black Bear, Macaws, Mountain Lions, Red Panda, and more!

Pampered Pet Services from Clippity Do Da

The best way to a pet lovers’ heart is through their furry pal! Pick up a gift certificate for Clippity Do Da, based in Appleton! Pets can receive full pampering and the service offers baths, haircuts, and nail trims for all breeds. The shop also sells an impressive collection of grooming brushes, pet-themed car magnets, and little trinkets for pets!

Pet Odor Exterminator Candles from Depawsitory

Pet Odor Exterminator Candles from Depawsitory

With the Pet Odor Exterminator Candles from Depawsitory, pets and a fresh-smelling home can coexist! The candles are pet-safe, made of a paraffin and soy blend, and come in a variety of scents. Not only do candles already make wonderful gifts, but they are great for any pet parent! Depawsitory also sells a large selection of other pet goods from dog food to toys galore – the shop truly has all the goodies a pet lover and their pal needs, all under one woof!

Hand Painted Animal Ornaments from Blue J Studio

Puppies, elephants, kittens, oh my! Blue J Studio can paint any animal onto a glass ornament for a loved ones’ Christmas tree. The images are artfully hand-painted and make for a unique and customized gift. Contact the studio for custom orders and give a creative gift this holiday season!

Pawprint Pendant Necklace from Tennie’s Jewelry

Friends and loved ones will love a sweet pawprint pendant necklace wrapped and waiting for them under the tree! The modern-style necklace features beautiful Swarovski crystals and is set in polished sterling silver. The pendant can also be accessorized with birthstones of pets and customized with initials, making it a thoughtful gift for any animal lover!

Cat Cafe Appleton
Coffee Date with Cats from The Pawffee Shop Pet Cafe

Coffee Date with Cats from The Pawffee Shop Pet Cafe

Introducing one of the most unique gifts for those crazy about cats! The Pawffee Shop Pet Café not only offers fresh-brewed beverages like Chai Lattes and Caramel Macchiatos, but they offer snacks and an opportunity to snuggle with sweet and soft kitties! The shop doubles as a cage-free sanctuary and rehabilitation center for cats with disabilities and special needs. Grab a gift card for someone special to spend the afternoon relaxing and visiting these lovely felines! Cats are available for adoption and you can give the gift of adoption sponsorship for a kitty resident, too!

‘Fabulous Feline’ Flower Arrangement from Flowerama

Crafted from a mix of colorful blooms, a charming basket with a unique floral arrangement is an innovative gift for animal lovers this season! Flowerama offers this adorable 3D gift which includes white carnations, hot pink Matsumoto asters, yellow Viking poms, purple statice, green button poms, and pink waxflowers. The arrangement is accented in a split wood basket with greenery and is shaped to include ears, eyes, a mouth, and whiskers.

  • Flowerama, 2191 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Appleton

Animal Themed Sugar Cookies & Cakes from Hilltop Bakery

Give a holiday treat while surprising your favorite animal lover with custom cakes and sugar cookies from Hilltop Bakery in Kaukauna! The amazing decorators at the mom and pop-style shop can recreate an edible treat based on a photo of a pet or design one with any animal theme. There are also many other amazing holiday goodies to grab from the bakery. Nothing says happy holidays more than a deliciously sweet treat!

Unique Pet Portrait Artwork from Art by Kristy Parma | Photo Used with Permission

Unique Pet Portrait Artwork from Art by Kristy Parma

Turn a cherished photo into a masterpiece, hand-painted by local Green Bay artist Kristy Parma! The artwork is done in acrylics on stretch canvas and is a truly unique piece that all pet and animal enthusiasts will adore. These customized pieces make wonderful gifts and will be an exquisite decorative element to the home for many years to come!

Floppy Ear Farm Gift Basket from Petal Pusher

Those who love animals will appreciate a locally made spa basket filled with handmade beauty goods! The basket includes products made at Floppy Ear Farm including Goat Milk Lotion, Bar Soap, Lip Balm, Bath Fizzy, Shower Steamers, and Soy Wax Melts in mixed scents. These goat-milk based products are wonderful for the skin and are a natural gift from local, Wisconsin goats!

Cat Nap Footsies Slippers from Uptown Girl Beauty & Boutique

Warm-up cold feet with a pair of fuzzy wool Cat Nap slippers from Uptown Girl Beauty & Boutique! The blush pink slippers feature an embroidered cat face with whiskers over the toes, soft ear embellishments, and anti-slip grips on the bottom. The slippers are available in sizes 4-10 and can make a cuddly soft gift for the holidays!

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