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20 Best Personalized Pet Gifts for Dog and Cat Lovers

If you’re shopping for a hopelessly devoted pet parent, we’ve got the perfect personalized pet gifts for you.

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If your loved one’s furry friend is more than just a pet and has secured their place as a cherished member of the family, then you know they deserve nothing but the best. That’s why these paw-some personalized gifts for pets are sure to make any four-legged companion smile with delight.

Whether they’re a pup who wants to look snazzy during their long walks or a kitty with a penchant for laying on cozy blankets, we’ve rounded up a collection of tail-wagging and whisker-twitching gifts. From custom treat jars to portraits of your furry friend, these gifts will show them how much you truly adore them and you may just become their new favorite human.

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If My Dog Could Talk Personalized Story Book
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For the book lover: “If My Dog Could Talk” Personalized Story Book

Buying personalized pet gifts for a junior dog lover? You can’t go wrong with a book about dogs written about your little one’s pup. Shutterfly partnered with children’s books publisher, I See Me!, and author Maia Haag on this adorable book about what life is like from a pooch’s perspective.

Customize it with the dog’s name and an illustrated representation, and then add fun details like family members’ names and your very own message. Got a cat lover in your life? Opt for the kitty version, “If My Cat Could Talk”, which is a similar story with a little more catitude, or one of these fantastic gifts for cat lovers.

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Petsies Custom Golfheads Cover
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For the golfer: Custom Golf Club Head Cover

What do you get the person who loves golf (almost) as much as their pet? A custom golf head cover from Petsies. Simply upload a photo of the pet, and six to eight weeks later a plush, airbrushed and faux-fur golf head cover—large enough for drivers and three woods—will arrive on their doorstep. We know this gift for dog lovers will be a hole-in-one on the course.

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Myphotosocks Face Mash Apron
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For the aspiring cook: Custom Face Mash Apron

A dog’s favorite place may very well be in the kitchen, especially when you’re making something irresistible. Even if you want to keep them out while you cook, they’ll be there in culinary spirit with these custom aprons. For personalized pet gifts, it’s a budget-friendly option with a quick turnaround time, and your animal-obsessed family member or friend will think of you every time they make a meal or a batch of homemade dog treats.

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My Petsies Pillow
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For the homebody: My Petsies Pillow

Unfortunately, you can’t take your furry BFF everywhere with you—but now you can at least be reminded of him with this clever, customized pet pillow that’s shaped like your buddy. The photograph of your choice will be printed on both sides of this huggable, cuddly pillow, which is available in three different sizes. Does your friend also love to cuddle with their pup? Check out this human-sized dog bed.

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Wisdoy Personalized Pet Necklace
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For the jewelry lover: Personalized Pet Necklace

Having your prized pet transformed into a piece of jewelry is a lot more affordable than you might expect. For less than $30, own a sterling silver necklace—not only shaped like your pet—but also with their black-and-white photo engraved on it. Customize the back with text engraving for an extra touch. This is one of those personalized gifts that really go the extra mile.

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Personalized Favors Reversible Sequin Pillow
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For the interior decorator: Reversible Custom Photo Sequin Pillow

Looking for the perfect personalized pet gifts for the young (or the young at heart)? This custom flip-sequin pillow will add a touch of fun and whimsy to any home. Choose from a bunch of bold colors and get ready to play virtual peek-a-boo with your cutie pie. Before you check out, you might also want to pick up a few of these pet products with nearly perfect reviews on Amazon.

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Personalized Throw Blanket
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For cozy vibes: Personalized Throw Blanket

Every dog owner is in possession of a dog blanket—you know, that one that’s technically yours but your pooch loves to cuddle with. Now you can really give them their own cozy throw, emblazoned with their photo. These soft fleece blankets are available in 16 colors and four sizes, and they make A+ personalized pet gifts for any animal lover. For more cozy cuddles, find the best dog bed for every type of pooch.

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Oliver Gal Pet Warhol
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For the art enthusiast: Oliver Gal Pet Warhol

If you’re into modern art, à la Andy Warhol, then this personalized pop-art canvas is going to transform your home into a gallery, while putting your dog or cat proudly on display. Not sure what photo to use? Get some inspiration from these hilarious dog and cat photos.

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Custom Face Photo Stickers
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For the stationery fiend: Custom Face Photo Stickers

Most of us don’t really grow out of our love for stickers. These custom sheets of stickers featuring your pet will satisfy your sticky obsession. Personalize letters, books, your or your pup’s water bottle and anything else your heart and fingers desire with your pet’s adorable face.

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Emotional Life Customized Key Chain
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For on-the-go: Emotional Life Custom Keychain

These clever keychains are basically tiny custom pillows on a ring, allowing you to carry your beloved pet around with you wherever you go. They also make for a stellar personalized pet gift due to the low price point and high wow factor. With a gift this memorable, you’ll never forget your keys. In addition to keys, here are items every dog owner needs in their car.

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Doggie Delights Personalized Pet Treat Jar
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For the treat fanatic: Doggie Delights Personalized Treat Jar

While your dog probably already knows exactly where you keep his treats, these customizable jars add a fun little touch to storing them. Available in five colors, the jar proudly displays your pet’s name on the front and features heavy, chip-resistant and dishwasher-safe stoneware. It also comes topped off with an airtight lid to keep treats crunchy and fresh.

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Dog Stuff Plaque With Hooks
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For the organizer: Dog Stuff Plaque with Hooks

You will never lose your pet’s leash again with this customizable board. Add the words of your choice to this handy hanging board, which features five convenient hooks, perfect for leashes, collars, harnesses, dog bandanas and whatever else your pup owns. Available in five colors, it’ll add style to your home, just like these aesthetically pleasing dog toys.

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Definition Of My Dog Blanket
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For the creative: Definition of My Dog Blanket

How would you define your dog? This creative blanket distills your sentiments about your canine companion in dictionary style. Add your pup’s name, pronunciation and three fun facts or characteristics that make him fabulously unique. And it’s not just clever. This super-soft fleece blanket is so big and cozy, it will quickly become your new favorite.

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Mixbook Pet Book By Black Lamb Studio
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For the memories: Mixbook Pet Book by Black Lamb Studio

Photo books always make fabulous presents, whether you’re creating them for yourself or your loved ones. And we’d venture to say they’re even better, or at least more surprising when they’re created to commemorate the special pet in someone’s life.

These Mixbooks are available in a dog or cat format, as well as various shapes, sizes, finishes and cover styles. Each book offers adorable illustrations and quips (“meowtains of love” and “pawsome” to name a few), but most importantly, lots of photos. Proudly display it on your dual-functioning dog crate side table.

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The Original Plush Cuddle Clone
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For the toy lover: The Original Plush Cuddle Clone

While pricier than other items in our roundup, this completely custom creation is totally worth it for the right person. It’s the stuffed animal version of your pet, and you seriously won’t believe how realistic it is. Handcrafted from high-quality faux fur, it’s oh-so-cuddly. Just keep it away from your actual pets, as they might think it’s a chew toy. Instead, keep your dog happily occupied with these indestructible dog toys that even Fido can’t break.

It’s also a thoughtful way to memorialize pets. Senior Shopping Editor Caroline Lubinsky explains: “I wanted a way to ‘store’ my dog Amy’s collar and sweater when she passed and this is perfect for that.” 

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Sassydogfashions Plaid Padded Dog Harness
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For the fashionista: Plaid Padded Dog Harness

Sometimes the best personalized pet gifts are the most practical ones. Dapper is the word you’ll use to describe your pup when he wears this stylish plaid harness. Select the thread color of your choice, have their name or monogram embroidered on the front and they’ll be the envy of all the dogs on the block. Don’t own a harness? It’s high time to get one, especially for dogs who tend to pull on the leash. Here are more of the best dog harnesses for every kind of pup.

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Uncommon Goods Custom Pet Embroidered Sweatshirt
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For the colder weather: Pet Embroidered Sweatshirt

Kyndall and Jake Chambers custom embroider each of these adorable sweatshirts, helping pet lovers keep their beloved animals close to their hearts. Send in a photo and the artists will transform their mug into a proof. Once approved, they will stitch the design onto the sweatshirt color of your choice and create a wearable work of art. Rid your shirt of any pet hair with one of these handy pet hair removers.

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Uncommon Goods Custom Nose Print Necklace
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For the sentimental type: Custom Nose Print Necklace

“Happiness starts with a wet nose and ends with a tail,” is a popular quote for pet lovers. Delight any pet fanatic with this one-of-a-kind keepsake, custom-made by artist Kaleen Wolf. The jewelry designer mails a non-toxic molding kit along with instructions and crafts each pendant from an impression of the animal’s snout.

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Cuddle Clones Custom Pet Portrait
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For portrait lovers: Cuddle Clones Pet Portrait Canvas

Commission a custom portrait of your fur baby with the help of Cuddle Clones. File this under personalized pet gifts that are super simple to buy: just upload a photo and then pick the background. In two to three weeks, Fido or Fluffy will be turned into a 12 by 16-inch work of art.

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Orvis Side Release Buckle Collar And Leash
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For the functional shopper: Orvis Side-Release Buckle Collar and Leash

Any dog owner will gladly accept a customized Orvis collar on behalf of their pooch. This bestseller, available in a variety of colors, patterns, thread colors and sizes, can be embroidered with the dog’s name and owner’s phone number, bringing peace of mind to all. We think this gift would top the list of things to get for a new puppy.

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Leah Groth
Leah Groth covers everything from cleaning hacks and consumer products to travel and pets for Reader’s Digest. When she isn’t working on a piece, you’ll find her chasing after her four children (two humans, a Vizsla and a German Shorthaired Pointer) or working on her 100-plus-year-old home outside Philadelphia.