4 Creative Holiday Gift Ideas to Offer Your Pet Parent Customers
The holidays are the best time of the year for small to medium businesses to boost their sales. After all, it’s when many customers are rushing to complete their gift lists for all their loved ones. Not only that, but they’ll be looking for unique presents, not just any gift.
Whether your business is related to pets or not, take advantage of the coming weeks by coming up with creative holiday gift ideas for your pet parent customers. That is to say, create and promote new products they’ll be excited to give to their fellow pet parents or even get as a gift for themselves. Not sure where to start? Consider offering one or more of the gift ideas below as holiday-exclusive products for pet parents:
Custom Treats Bags for Pet Parents On the Go
The holidays are a busy time for all, especially for pet parents visiting multiple relatives and attending several reunions in a row. That said, everyone has at least one friend or family member who’s busy at all times of the year. Whether it’s due to their demanding careers or simply because they’re always “on,” these people may not always have the time to go shopping for or to make treats for their precious pups.
Why not help your customers tick off one task from these pet parents’ lists by offering custom treats bags during the holidays? You can provide these bags in various colors, designs, or patterns that relate to dogs in some way. For example, the treat bags can feature the phrase “dog treats for your fur baby” or “tasty treats for the goodest boy.” Of course, you can also make these treat bags look festive to match the spirit of the season.
Additionally, you can level this offering up by offering pet treat bags with built-in carabiners. These will allow pet parent recipients to clip these treat bags onto their belts or bags, ensuring a tasty snack for their pooches is always within easy reach.
A Cute Personalized Dog Cap
Pet parents can’t help but dress their fur babies in adorable outfits. Whether they’re fond of taking fashionable pet photos for social media or simply love doting on their pups like children, pet parents will always find an excuse to buy their fur babies stylish clothes and accessories. This makes pet apparel a particularly sure win when it comes to creative gifts for the fur parents in your customers’ lives.
An example of pet apparel that’s sure to delight pet parents is personalized dog caps. You can stock your store with eye-catching dog caps in a variety of colors, designs, and sizes. Not sure what types of designs would sell? You can’t go wrong with pet-related parodies of popular brand logos or funny quotes pet parents can relate to. Another option is to go for pet caps featuring common dog names like ‘Spike’ or ‘Buddy.’ You can even offer dog caps that feature the names of certain jobs dogs can have such a ‘K-9 Unit,’ ‘Guard Dog,’ and ‘Service Dog.’
Go a step further by also offering personalized dog caps, allowing customers to request specific designs for their orders. These could include, but aren’t limited to, the names of their loved ones’ pets or custom illustrations of their recipient’s fur babies. Your customers’ holiday giftees will be delighted once they see their furred friends rocking these stylish and functional caps.
Fun Beer Can Dog Toys
Holiday parties are everyone’s excuse to have a drink on hand. While your customers can certainly gift their loved ones with their favorite alcoholic drinks, why not give them the option to ensure that their recipient’s fur babies aren’t left out of the festivities?
You don’t necessarily have to offer pet-friendly drinks, either; instead, you can start offering cute beer can dog toys in your store’s holiday catalog. These toys can be pet-friendly parodies of existing beer brand designs or feature beer-related quotes that people often say during the holidays. You could even collaborate on a holiday-exclusive promo with local beer brands in your area by producing dog toys made to look like these brands’ beer cans.
“Ugly” Christmas Dog Sweaters
When it comes to holiday traditions, “ugly” Christmas sweaters are definitely one of the most popular. Who said that these sweaters only have to be gifted to people, though? You can help your customers make their giftee’s fur babies a part of this long-lasting tradition by selling “ugly” Christmas dog sweaters during the holiday season. Better yet, why not offer matching “ugly” Christmas sweaters for both pets and their parents? With these, your customers’ giftees will be twinning with their pups in their holiday photos.
While you can certainly stick to selling more “traditional” sweaters featuring Christmas designs such as reindeer, Santa, and snowflakes, it’s best not to hold back when it comes to offering a range of ridiculous designs. You can sell sweaters that go overboard with bright shiny sequins to sweaters that make your pup look like a gift-wrapped present in their own right. Though these sweaters may not necessarily be the chicest, pet parents’ pups are sure to still look adorable in them.
The holiday season offers many opportunities for you to boost your business’s sales, especially if you’ll be catering to the wants or needs of pet parents. Take advantage of these potential sales booms by creating and selling products that your customers will be excited to buy as gifts for the fur baby caretakers in their lives. The sooner you start, the smoother the entire process will be. So, what are you waiting for? Start planning pet products that will make for creative holiday gift ideas today!