2014 Holiday Guide for Dog LoversEtsy is a fantastic source of handmade pet products from a variety of artisans (myself included!) I scoured Etsy for a handful of items from my local area that I thought you might like too. So keep reading to discover some great handmade gifts for the pet lovers on your list this holiday season.

Stuffed dog toys and more at Michelle’s Zoo

Many dogs would adore some stuffed toys under the tree, or as a great distraction while you have guests over to visit. Check out these unique sets of handmade dog toys at Michelle’s Zoo. The artist is offering to make these toys with holiday fabrics, and also a special discount! Use the code HOLIDAY for 15% off until December 24th 2014, and if you would like holiday fabrics please make a note with your order on Etsy.

Stuffed dog toys

Stuffed dog toys – choose which ones you want, and holiday fabric options available! Handmade to order.

If you have kids, you should also check out these customizable unicorns. I am completely in love with them!

And then I saw this customizable stuffed bulldog (one option is seen below) and I’d have no idea how to choose between one of these guys and the unicorn. Loving Michelle’s Zoo!

Bulldog on Etsy

One of the cutest bulldogs I’ve ever seen. Customizable too!

Custom illustrated cards, stickers, and more for pet lovers at Irene Irene Art

If you have a Frenchie, a cat, or just love illustrated animals you absolutely need to head over to Irene Irene Art. This shop features adorable illustrations printed on a variety of cards and stickers, perfect for adding to gifts at this time of year. There are also adorable cards for other occasions, such as birthdays and sympathy (see below – I adore this cat sympathy card).

Illustration - sympathy card with cat

Custom handmade illustrated sympathy card with a cat. Sure to put a smile on someone’s face.

For cat lovers, how about this as a stocking stuffer? The most adorable tin of cat stickers you’ve ever seen!

Tin of cat stickers.

Illustrated cat stickers – fantastic stocking stuffer gift for cat lovers.

And Frencie aficionados have to check this out:

Frenchie custom illustrated gift card

A custom illustrated gift card with a Frenchie and a feline.

For all of the cat and dog products, head to this section of the shop!

Bow tie dog collars at Usagi Team

This shop features some really cute bow tie collars, perfect for that formal dog-friendly affair or a holiday dinner this season. I particularly like the look of this tuxedo collar, and I love the one below! Head on over to their shop to check out all the available styles.

Dog bow collar

Dog collar with a bow tie built in.

Use the code DT2014 for free shipping until December 15th 2014!

Dog lover pendant at Artful Hummingbird

This Etsy shop has a stunning necklace featuring a labrador retriever, and all of the proceeds from the sale are being donated.

Labrador retriever beautiful handmade necklace.

A beautiful handmade necklace perfect for a loved one with a Labrador retriever.

More reviews coming soon!

I have another great find on Etsy, Damien’s Best Dog Toys, that I just ordered this weekend. Make sure you follow the blog to learn more about these dog toys soon! Mort can’t wait to get his paws on them… he love getting to review new toys!

Check out the 2014 Holiday Guide for more ideas and great coupons

Links within this guide can be clicked to take you directly to the website for more information!

Note: I did not receive product, nor was I compensated for sharing these items. I simply feel they are wonderful examples of local Etsy artisans who are talented and worth sharing to other pet lovers!

About Author

Jen deHaan is graphic designer, small business owner, and dog person living in Bay Area, California. Jen enjoys learning about dog training and behavior, and has taken several courses and seminars since 2010. She also contributes articles to leading websites, such as Victoria Stilwell's Positively . It all started with a great dog called Mikey (aka "dude"), loved and lost but remembered forever. Jen also runs a freelance business focusing on graphic, web, and UI design at FoundPixel, and a small business creating hand crafted dog products at Stylish Canine.