V-Day Gifts: The Pet

Valentine's Day: it strikes fear into the hearts of kids with crushes and married-fifty-years types alike. Why? It's just a day... Okay, a day fraught with overblown expectations and way too many stereotypes. That's why, this year, we're presenting gift ideas that will really mean something to the recipient and show them that you appreciate them for them. Over the next few weeks, we'll be suggesting gifts for the special someone in your life, whether they're the hunkamunk coworker you lust over from afar, your bestest bud, your new sweetie pie, or the sweet schmuck you've lived with for three years.

The Pet... Sometimes we find ourselves loving our furry pal more than we love those of the human persuasion. There's something so loyal and unconditional about the love we receive from our pets that it's nearly impossible to think of a worthy gift. Nothing will ever express how they much mean to us, but hopefully this'll do our undying affection and gratitude some justice.

Dream Big- This Swarovski Collar Necklace ($62) offers five full rows of crystals in your choice of colors. We chose our pup's birthstone, not to sound too crazy, and our little boy has never shined so bright! Surely our little guy is the talk of the dog park and what's so wrong with spoiling your loved one just a tad?

Doable- Can't justify spending more on your dog than yourself? We'd prefer to settle for a less-pricey alternative than suffer from buyer's remorse. There's nothing exciting about your pup's poop, so anything to liven up the daily chore is worth spending money on. A Heart Shaped Waste Bag Holder ($5, complete with 20 heart-print baggies) is just what we need! Think of this as a gift for both you and your pooch!

Editor's note: Commenter Leann makes a great point, stating that not all precious pets are pooches. In answer to her question, the cat-lovin' editors here at OB suggest a very simple "I Love You" for your kitty: Tuna.



Posted on 02.10.10 at 1:15 PM

What about gifts for your cat? When people say "gifts for pets," they really only mean dogs. Where's the love for kitties?

Michael Callahan

Posted on 02.21.10 at 4:15 AM

A great idea for a gift for your special dog is a Kabbalah Red String Collar Bring some peace, tranquility and spirituality into your dogs life

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