The 9 Best Pet Products on Amazon This December (Pet Gift Guide)

Written by Gail Baker Nelson
Updated: January 5, 2023
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We love the holidays and want to share the joy with our pets. They’re family, too, after all. This month, we went through Amazon’s gift guide for pets to find the best gifts and pet supplies for your furry or scaly friend this holiday season.

  1. Paws Place Dog Gifts Dog Care Package
  2. Paws Place Dog Gifts Dog Care Package
    • Filled with fun and functional gifts.
    • Perfect for dog birthdays or celebrating holidays with dogs.
    • Also includes helpful accessories, like pet wipes.
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  3. Ten Acre Gifts Furry Friends Gift Box for Dogs and Puppies
  4. Ten Acre Gifts Furry Friends Gift Box for Dogs and Puppies
    • Includes toys suitable for small or large dogs.
    • Each item featured in the gift basket is individually packaged.
    • Also includes treats for dogs.
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  5. KitNipBox Cat Bundle, Treats and Toys for All Ages
  6. KitNipBox Cat Bundle, Treats and Toys for All Ages
    • A gift basket designed first for cats.
    • Includes a catnip mouse, fluffy feathers, dangling strings, and more.
    • Also includes grain-free cat treats.
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  7. Cat Is Good 12-Piece Pounce Toy Gift Box
  8. Cat Is Good 12-Piece Pounce Toy Gift Box
    • 12 fun toys for cats.
    • Packaged in a box designed for easy wrapping.
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  9. Top Dog Pet Gear Grey Dog Travel Bag for Supplies
  10. Top Dog Pet Gear Grey Dog Travel Bag for Supplies
    • A storage bag for dog essentials.
    • Includes travel dog bowls and food storage.
    • Airline-approved.
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  11. FUKUMARU Cat Hammock Wall Mounted Large Cats Shelf
  12. FUKUMARU Cat Hammock Wall Mounted Large Cats Shelf
    • A wall-mounted hammock for cats.
    • Handmade from wood.
    • Includes machine-washable fabric.
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  13. Guinea Pig Toys, Christmas Tree Foraging Puzzle Toy Treat Feeder
  14. Guinea Pig Toys, Christmas Tree Foraging Puzzle Toy Treat Feeder
    • A Christmas-themed toy for small pets, such as guinea pigs and rabbits.
    • A foraging toy that can be filled with treats.
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  15. Bird Foraging Toy Set
  16. Bird Foraging Toy Set
    • Handmade toys for birds.
    • Good for small or medium birds.
    • Easily installed in a bird cage.
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  17. Simple Deluxe 150W Reptile Heat Bulb & 150W Clamp Light with 8.5" Reflector & Digital Thermostat Controller Combo Set
  18. Simple Deluxe 150W Reptile Heat Bulb & 150W Clamp Light with 8.5" Reflector & Digital Thermostat Controller Combo Set
    • An essential, 24-hour heat source for reptiles and amphibians.
    • Includes a digital thermostat for heat control.
    • Can also be used for incubating poultry.
    Check Amazon

Best Holiday Gift Sets for Pets

This time of year, many companies offer gift baskets and other bundles. We found several terrific gift sets for your buddies. They all come with several toys and treats, and some include a decorative basket. We love that these are often a less expensive way to try a few different toys or treats to see which one your pet likes the most.

Paws Place Dog Gift Basket

Best Holiday Gift Set for Pets
Paws Place Dog Gifts Dog Care Package
  • Filled with fun and functional gifts.
  • Perfect for dog birthdays or celebrating holidays with dogs.
  • Also includes helpful accessories, like pet wipes.
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This set is perfect for the new puppy you’re bringing home. It comes filled with several great products for a new-to-you pup. In the Paws Place Dog Gift Basket, your pup will find a teething toy, paw wipes, yummy treats, a Lambchop character plush toy, and more.

Ten Acre Gifts Dog Holiday Basket

Best Holiday Gift Set for Pets
Ten Acre Gifts Furry Friends Gift Box for Dogs and Puppies
  • Includes toys suitable for small or large dogs.
  • Each item featured in the gift basket is individually packaged.
  • Also includes treats for dogs.
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Give your dog a few great toys and treats this year. This gift set includes a couple of toys and treats, which vary depending on whether you choose the basket with the chicken plush toy or monkey chew toy basket. Of course, if your dog destroys stuffed toys, it may not be the best choice.

KitNipBox Cat Bundle

Best Holiday Gift Set for Pets
KitNipBox Cat Bundle, Treats and Toys for All Ages
  • A gift basket designed first for cats.
  • Includes a catnip mouse, fluffy feathers, dangling strings, and more.
  • Also includes grain-free cat treats.
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This bundle has enough toys to keep your trouble-making kitty interested for at least a few minutes. It includes treats, catnip-filled toys, and a fishing reel with a cat-safe toy attached.

Cat is Good 12-Piece Pounce Toy Gift Box

Best Holiday Gift Set for Pets
Cat Is Good 12-Piece Pounce Toy Gift Box
  • 12 fun toys for cats.
  • Packaged in a box designed for easy wrapping.
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Our cat loves little toys that she can toss around and chase. This set should make even the pickiest cat sit up and pay attention. The Cat is Good 12-Piece Pounce Toy Gift Box comes with an assortment of balls, fuzzy mice, and more for your playful kitty.

Best for Traveling with Your Dog: Top dog Pet Gear Grey Dog Travel Bag — Save 18%

Best for Traveling with Your Dog
Top Dog Pet Gear Grey Dog Travel Bag for Supplies
  • A storage bag for dog essentials.
  • Includes travel dog bowls and food storage.
  • Airline-approved.
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This is a hot item for people who travel or do an activity or two with their dogs. It comes with two eight-ounce collapsible bowls, two 13-cup dog food containers, pockets for brushes, a water bottle, and a back pouch for toys. The food containers are great if you need to carry a few days’ worth of dry dog food, but if you cook for your dogs, you may have to find a different use for them.

We love the roomy main pocket, numerous extra pockets for storage, and the convenience of having all dogs’ goodies easy to grab. The Top Dog Pet Gear Grey Dog Travel Bag is our pick for the best pet travel product this month for its overall utility and terrific price.

Best for Climbing Cats: Fukumaru Cat Hammock Wall Mounted Large Cats Shelf — Save up to 16%

Best for Climbing Cats
FUKUMARU Cat Hammock Wall Mounted Large Cats Shelf
  • A wall-mounted hammock for cats.
  • Handmade from wood.
  • Includes machine-washable fabric.
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Cats love to get up high and stare down at their people, and with the Fukumaru Cat Hammock Wall Mounted Large Cats Shelf, they can do that without knocking off all your knick-knacks. The installation can be tricky if you have never used drywall or masonry anchors, but it’s not too difficult with a little help and the right tools.

When installed correctly, this wall-mounted hammock can support a 15-pound cat. Depending on which color you choose, you can save up to 16% when you purchase it. A few reviewers mentioned that the only mounting hardware that came with it was for masonry-type walls. However, the description also says that it includes hardware for drywall, so it may have been updated since the review.

The Fukumaru Cat Hammock Wall-Mounted Large Cats Shelf is our pick for this December’s best cat product. We love the sturdy construction and consideration of a cat’s natural desire for altitude, even if you need to be careful with the installation.

Best for Small Animals: Christmas Tree Foraging Puzzle for Small Pets

Best for Small Animals
Guinea Pig Toys, Christmas Tree Foraging Puzzle Toy Treat Feeder
  • A Christmas-themed toy for small pets, such as guinea pigs and rabbits.
  • A foraging toy that can be filled with treats.
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How’s this for cuteness overload? Now your little fur babies can enjoy Christmas fun with this tree-shaped foraging puzzle. This great gift is made from lightweight plywood and is 12 inches tall by about 9 inches wide at the base. It’s painted with non-toxic paint and even has a little star at the top. There are cutouts for you to insert little pieces of vegetables as edible decorations. If your furry friend gets a little rambunctious with this toy, they could knock it over, but otherwise, it seems pretty solid.

We loved the unique design and sturdy construction of this item. The Christmas Tree Foraging Puzzle is our pick for December’s best product for small animals.

Best for Toy Birds: Shredding Seagrass Wall with Toys for Birds — Save 6%

Best for Birds
Bird Foraging Toy Set
  • Handmade toys for birds.
  • Good for small or medium birds.
  • Easily installed in a bird cage.
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Birds are inquisitive and need to keep their minds and beaks busy. This toy is multiple items in one, which we love. It comes with a loofah, shredding paper, and several other toys attached to a seagrass net. The net has two hooks so you can hang it up in your bird’s cage for easy climbing and play.

Some reviewers said that larger birds like African grey parrots destroyed it fairly quickly, even though they loved it. With that in mind, it’s probably best suited to birds about the size of cockatiels and parakeets. We loved the bright colors and interesting design; the Shredding Seagrass Wall with Toys for Birds is our pick for the best bird toy this December.

Best for Reptiles and Amphibians: Simple Deluxe 150W Reptile Heat Bulb, 8.5-Inch Clamp light, and Digital Thermostat Controller

Best for Reptiles and Amphibians
Simple Deluxe 150W Reptile Heat Bulb & 150W Clamp Light with 8.5" Reflector & Digital Thermostat Controller Combo Set
  • An essential, 24-hour heat source for reptiles and amphibians.
  • Includes a digital thermostat for heat control.
  • Can also be used for incubating poultry.
Check Amazon

During those cooler months, your reptile may still need to stay in a particular temperature range, even if it is in brumation. This set is perfect for the cooler months of the year because while reptiles may need to stay above a given temperature, keeping their heat lamps on all day and night isn’t healthy.

The Simple Deluxe 150W Reptile Heat Bulb is our pick for the best reptile and amphibian pet item this December. We love the ability to keep our cold-blooded friends warm throughout the cold winter months.

Saving Money with Amazon

Amazon offers multiple ways to save money, and you can find discounts on bulk purchases, set up a “Subscribe and Save” order, or simply watch the website for specials. Since Christmas is around the corner for those who celebrate it, even more deals are available.

About Amazon Prime

You probably know about Amazon Prime’s free 2-day and faster shipping. A couple of additional benefits that are standard with your Amazon Prime subscription are that it also comes with access to Prime Music and Prime Video. With access to thousands of movies, television shows, and music, it’s a substantial value.

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About the Author

Gail’s love for a very misunderstood group of animals, reptiles, led her to write about and draw them. She loves the natural world and it’s endless inspiration for her work. She is a freelance writer and illustrator, and her latest book, “Pebble Skins and Fast Walkers: What’s In a Name?” Is due out in early 2023.

The 9 Best Pet Products on Amazon This December (Pet Gift Guide) FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 

How do you find the best prices on Amazon?

Amazon has great prices on many items and daily deals that shave even more off the price. In addition, you can find digital coupons that apply to specific items within your order.

Is an Amazon Prime membership worth the price?

It depends. If you stream movies and TV shows, shop on Amazon and find the price within your budget, then yes, it could be worth it. However, if you don’t often shop or stream entertainment, then perhaps not.

What is Amazon's return/refund policy?

Their normal return policy is 30 days. However, items purchased between October 11 and December 25, 2022 can be returned until January 31, 2023.

There are exceptions, and most electronics can’t be returned unless it arrives damaged or not working.

For their full policy, visit their website.

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