Gift Guide: For the Animal Lover

Gift ideas for the philotherian in your life.

Aurora Timepiece

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Environmentally Friendly Jewelry 
Pick out an Aurora Timepiece to give as a stylish gift that dually helps to protect animals and the environment. A portion of each sale goes towards supporting one of several hand-picked charities that Aurora partners with.

This classy, but affordable Classic Elephant Piece is made with faux leather and is available in white, turquoise and pink $32.99. A portion of each elephant watch sale goes to




Cat dish

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Hand-painted Ceramics
Looking for something unique? Artist Jae suk Shin sells his hand-painted animal ceramic mugs and dishes on under his account CreativeStoneCera.

Make sure to act fast! Items, like this versatile soap or jewelry dish, $14, are one-of-a-kind creations.




Do Unto Animals

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An Animal Lover’s Guide
For a closer look into the lives of animals and how we can make their lives better, give Tracey Stewart’s book, Do Unto Animals (Artisan), as a thought-provoking gift. Stewart, wife of the former satiric host of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart, released the book—which is an illustrated guide to living respectfully with and among all types of animals—in October $16.96.






Personalized Throw

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Cuddle Up Throw
A personalized pet blanket is the perfect gift for the person who has everything. offers a whole host of personalized pet products. Their most popular gift, the Personalized Pet Jacquard Woven Throw takes an image you send in and transforms it into a quilted masterpiece.

Each throw is 100-percent cotton and machine washable and comes in various sizes: the small throw 38″x54″ is $105 and the extra large throw 54″x80″ is $176.





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Species Spyware
Voted one of the best binoculars for beginner birders by Audubon—and sure to be great for species-spyers of all kinds—is the Bushnell Legend series. For just $199, the lightweight E series comes with an ultra wide band coating, lead-free glass and Bushnell’s RainGuard® HD water repellant lens coating.





Pet picture frame

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Memories Memorialized  
Another great personalized gift for the pet-lover in your life is a unique, wooden, custom picture frame. Made from alder wood, the frames are available in portrait and landscape orientation and come in various sizes: 4″x 6″ is $24 and 8″ x 10″ is $37 at






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PetChatz for the Pet Lover 
Know someone who is obsessed with their pet? Get them a PetChatz web-cam. The device plugs right into the wall and features a camera that allows you to see what your pet is up to when you’re not home. The device has a small screen so your pet can see you and also features a cookie drop—at the touch of a button on your computer or mobile app, pet treats will dispense from the PetChatz device $379.






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The Conserve Wildlife Foundation (CWF) of New Jersey allows animal lovers to symbolically adopt a rare Garden State species. Animal lovers can adopt one of 12 species—including the bald eagle, bobcat and Pine Barrens tree frog—to support the nonprofit.

Various adoption packages are available, like the $50 package, which includes a 12″ x 16″ unframed, full color adoption certificate, a decal of your adopted animal to display, an adopt-a-species book mark, a one-year complimentary CWF membership, as well as a subscription to the CWF newsletter, Tracks, and e-magazine, Explorations.




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