The 12 Days of Holiday Gift Guides! Day 5: The Animal Lover

I'm dedicating this post today to my mom and my sister, Brooke, who would both, without hesitation, stop their car in the middle of a busy intersection to save an animal from getting run over. Who both have adopted more stray (and strange) pets than anyone I know. Who both stop others from killing bugs, insisting instead that they be carried outside safely. And even though I don't share their particular overwhelming affinity for any and all creatures, I admire (often from afar) their selfless, unconditional, and, frankly, brave acts of kindness and love. If you, too, are lucky enough to have people like this in your corner, celebrate them with some of these awesome gifts, perfect for the animal lover in your life!...

Dapper Animal Plates, $8 each, West Elm
Embroidered Krishna Dog Bed, $98, Free People
Tiny Confessions By Christopher Rozzi, $14, Urban Outfitters
Poppy Polka Dot Collar, $78, Coach
Cooperative Animal Face iPad Case, $29, Urban Outfitters
Measuring Hedgies, $50, Anthropologie
Yumi Fox Jumper, $78, House of Frasier
Enchanted Forest Print, $38, Anthropologie
Foxy Fold Down Boots, $39, Accessorize
Horse Head Bangle, $38, C. Wonder
Accessory Pouch, $28, Thomas Paul
Merry Woofmas Assorted Dog Treats, $38.50, Frontgate
Swift Fox, $59, West Elm
Found Your Animal Overdyed Rope Collar, $50-$62, Free People
Papier-Mâché Animal Sculpture, $169, West Elm
Signature Pheasant iPhone 5 Case, $27.22, ASOS
Red Stag Sweater, $76, Topman
Calamity Pond Sleep Pant, $47.60, Abercrombie & Fitch
Paul Smith Nodding Dog Cufflinks, $143.38, ASOS
BarkBox Subscription, $44 for 3 months (orig. $72), Gilt City
Animals Talking In All Caps By Justin Valmassoi, $15, Urban Outfitters
Latex Dog Chew Stick, $7.95, Williams-Sonoma
Pet Stockings, $9 each, Furbish Studio
Growler Goods Ikat Tipi, $198, Free People

Still need some more gift-giving ideas? In the name of Michelle Tanner, "You got it, dude!" Still to come- The Homebody, The Athlete, The Old Soul and more!


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