Most moms love receiving flowers and boxes of chocolate on Mother’s Day. But it’s always nice to give them a little something extra. If you’re an animal lover and pet parent, chances are your mom is too. So if you’re stuck on what that little extra is, here are some last minute Mother’s Day gifts for moms who love their pets:
One of our favorite bloggers, Tamar Arslanian, has just published her first book, Shop Cats of New York. It’s a wonderful collection of stories and photos celebrating forty wonderful felines. Who happen to be shop “staff” in New York City! You can read more about Tamar and find out where to buy her book at her blog, I Have Cat www.ihavecat.com. Price: $16.99.
If your mom has a pooch, look no further than Rafael Mantesso’s delightful book, A Dog Named Jimmy. Rafael adds drawings to Jimmy in various poses and photographs the hilarious results! See Jimmy “floating” in the air attached to a bunch of balloons, or “singing” with a microphone. You can order the book on Amazon. Price: $12.90.
A Pet-themed Gift Basket
Moms love spending quality time with their families, and that includes their pets. You can help yours do this by filling a basket with gifts that that she can use to bond with her cat or dog. Fill a basket or container with handy grooming tools, a mix of toys and tasty pet treats. If you mom has a dog, include a trendy fashion dispenser and waste pick-up bags such as these from Bags on Board. Prices: Fashion Dispenser $13.30; Waste Pick-Up Bags $14.35.
If you mom has a cat, round out the basket with the new Vet’s Best Flea & Tick products for cats. Made with natural ingredients that are safe for pets and people, they’re available at www.vetsbest.com/products/flea-and-tick. Prices: $11.49-$17.99.
A Gift Card
Would you love to give your mom a T-shirt with a photo of her beloved pet on the front that she can wear with pride? Or a pet portrait? While there might not be time to get either of them made, don’t despair. At sites such as Pop Your Pup you can order an e-gift card to print out or email to your Mom. Then she can choose the photo of her cat or dog that she wants to use for the t-shirt or portrait. Prices: T-shirts, which come in several styles and sizes, range in price from $39.99-$42.99. Custom wrapped canvases, which come in three sizes, cost between $119.99-$199.99.
A Thoughtful Donation
Why not make a donation in your mom’s honor to her favorite animal shelter or rescue organization? Or pick one for her. We’re big fans of Best Friends Animal Society, a nationwide animal rescue and advocacy organization. You get to pick a card design and include a message. They will then notify your mom about the donation either via an e-card or mailed card. For more information, visit www.bestfriends.org/donate/memorials-gifts-and-e-cards Price: Any amount is appreciated.
Whatever you decide to give to your Mom this Mother’s Day, we hope you have a very special time with her. And if you’re a mom yourself, we wish you a very happy Mother’s Day this Sunday!