Christmas is the time of year for giving. If you know someone with an emotional support animal, you may be wondering what you can get them for Christmas that’s fun and unique yet useful as well. But if you’re stumped with your shopping, we’ve got you covered! Here’s what to get an ESA owner for Christmas.
Doggie DNA Test
If the ESA owner in your life has a dog but isn’t sure exactly what type they are, get them a doggie DNA test. You can easily find these online or at a pet supply store. They uncover a dog’s DNA profile, determining the breed or breeds in its DNA. It’s a fun gift, and can help your ESA owner friend to solve a mystery they’ve likely been thinking about for some time!
Believe it or not, you can get personalized products made with a picture of your friend’s ESA on them – such as pillows! And who doesn’t want a cozy, soft pillow featuring their favorite friend’s face to grace their couch or bed?!
Holiday Picture Ornament
Your friend undoubtedly loves their ESA deeply. Why not help them to showcase that love with a picture frame ornament? Get a picture of your friend and their ESA to put in it – it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
Some ESAs require a little more grooming than others. If your friend has a higher-maintenance ESA in terms of grooming, get them a kit that can help to make the process a little easier. You never know how far a brand-new grooming brush can go to make an ESA owner’s life a little better. Pick out some nice-smelling shampoos for an extra touch, too.
Paw Print Ornament Kit
Make an ESA’s prints last a lifetime by gifting a kit that can make an impression of a dog or cat’s paw for eternity. It’s the ultimate personalized gift for dog owners and cat owners alike.
Matching Sweater Set
Nothing says love like matching your ESA, so why not get a matching dog-and-owner gift, like a sweater set? These are easy to find online and come in a variety of sizes and colors, so you can be sure to find the perfect one.
Pet Store Gift Card
Gift cards may seem as if they’re not very personal gifts, but they show an understanding of what someone really cares about. Plus, a gift card is a great present for someone with an ESA, especially a non-traditional animal that you may know nothing about.
The recipient can use a card to buy their ESA a special treat, or even just help to buy food or essentials. It’s a super useful and considerate gift.
Many ESAs love to play, but for a variety of reasons, an owner may not be able to give them as much one-on-one attention as they’d like. In these situations, an automatic toy can be a game-changer!
There are a variety of automatic toys on the market. Find one for the specific type of pet your friend or family member with an ESA has, and watch their animal play to its heart’s content.
All animals enjoy treats, especially dogs and cats – and that’s why you can’t go wrong with a variety of treats for someone’s ESA. Try finding treats that will serve double duty, such as those that help clean teeth.
Certain chewy treats, such as antlers, can also stimulate an animal like a dog when the owner doesn’t have time to play. There are even all-natural treats with special ingredients available that can work to calm a furry friend.
If you know someone with an ESA that is trainable, why not sign them up for classes? Even if they’ve been to an obedience class before, there’s no harm in brushing up on a few good habits.
The ESA owner in your life may want to do this already but hasn’t been able to prioritize it, which makes this an even better gift that will make everyone happy.
There are plenty of recipes out there for animal treats you can bake at home, and you’d probably be surprised by just how simple they can be to make. It’s a thoughtful gift that any ESA owner would love for their pet.
After all, many people gift homemade Christmas cookies to their friends and family – why leave out the furriest friend or family member?
A Smart Collar
You can find smart collars for dogs and cats on the market today that use vibration or ultrasonic waves to help curb bad behavior.
Most also contain GPS trackers that allow you to keep tabs on a furry friend via a downloadable app on your smartphone. This can help if your friend has an ESA that likes to roam a little too freely…!
Some animals can be particular about their water. That’s what makes water fountains for furry friends so great. These gadgets filter the water and create a bubbly stream that will encourage an ESA to stay well hydrated.