(It takes one to know one – says this dog and cat mom!)
Well, this week’s Girlfriend Gifts are focused on perfect presents for pals who love their pets! You know – your co-worker who took off work when her dog seemed depressed, or the girlfriend who has pictures of her cat all over her Facebook page?!
There’s just something about our furry friends that make a lot of us females turn into fanatics when it comes to our dogs, cats, birds (okay, ‘feathery friends!’), horses or whatever.
These whimsical, clever and cute girlfriend gifts commemorate the friends we find in our pets and are perfect for girlfriend birthdays, house warming, new pet gifts, sympathy over losing a pet or just to brighten her day.
Just Your Cup Of Tea! These Hidden Animal Mugs keep tea parties full of surprises with these extra-roomy ceramic mugs sculpted with fox, owl and bear figurines inside each cup. Like china from Alice’s tea party, each whimsical piece is sure to bring imagination with every sip. Drink up to reveal your hidden animal!
Safari Animal Pillows – create your own ‘Animal Ambiance!’
Take a nap on the wild side with these soft and vibrant 100% cotton pillows, handmade by artists in India using traditional batik techniques. To create each piece, textile craftsmen sketch zebra, giraffe and tiger prints onto hand-dyed cotton and then pour wax to pattern both the animal face (front of pillow) and its corresponding print (back of pillow). Sold as a set of three.
Penguin Corkscrew – A Little Helper from the South Pole
Penguins can’t fly…but they can help you open your next bottle of wine!
Made with white oak wood and stainless steel, this convenient and portable sommelier knife or “waiter’s friend” features a corkscrew in a folding body similar to a pocket knife. A small foil cutter folds out from the other end to cut the wrapping off of the wine bottle. Also features a bottle opener for opening soda and beer.
Nest Egg Necklace – Putting Your Eggs In One Locket
Like a mother’s wing, the sterling silver dome on this clamshell locket protects the semi-precious pendants inside. A hand-textured, warm copper nest cradles your choice of up to four Peruvian opal “eggs.” Hand-stamped with a sophisticated bird silhouette. Lovingly hand-crafted by Trudy James in San Diego.
Pet Windchimes – The Answer Is Barking In the Wind
They don’t bark or purr, but these friendly pets will welcome everyone into your yard or garden with the pleasant sound of tinkling glass. Their charming and playful faces and body language capture everything that people find endearing in animals. Carefree and colorful pieces of glass are a mixture of blues and greens (with fish) for the dancing cats, and oranges and greens (with bones) for the panting dog.
Personalized Dog or Cat Pillows – See Spot or Kit Kat Lounge (:
Inspired by Charlie, her two-year old Labradoodle, artist Lori Blum designed these customizable pillows as the ultimate creature comfort. Warm yet modern, each design is handmade from eco-friendly cotton-linen canvas and water-based ink. Its personalized collar lets you curl up with your pal anyplace, anytime. Spot clean. Handmade in New York. (Or Personalized Cat Pillow)
What’s your favorite girlfriend gift to give or receive? Know any animal loving women? (Bet ya do!)
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