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Best Gifts For Pets And Pet Owners In Chicago

December 14, 2012 6:00 AM

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By Jessica Cage

The holiday season is upon us. While shopping for gifts, you aim to get something with a specialized touch, something that speaks to the recipient’s interests. This can often be hard to accomplish. Maybe you know someone who is a loving pet owner. For most people, animals are more than just pets. They aren’t just there to fill a space in the home, they are family. And you always want to do something special for family. Here is a list of pet-friendly and owner-friendly ideas that may come in handy this holiday season.

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(Credit: poshpetdayspa.com)

Posh Pet Day Spa
3514 W. 111th St.
Chicago, IL 60655
(773) 881-1837
www,poshpetdayspa.com

Treat your pet to a day at the spa or give this luxury trip to a friend for their special little friend. At the Posh Pet Day Spa, your four-legged pal will enjoy an assortment of grooming details, from your basic bath to a hair trim, and even dental care. The Posh Pet Day Spa also offers day care services where each pet will have a personal attendant to take care of them as they enjoy the climate-controlled play area or outdoor activities. And before you leave, don’t forget to stop by the gift shop to purchase one of many pet accessories to keep as a memento of the fabulous time had.

Related: Best Place For Pet Pictures With Santa

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(Credit: petraits.com)

Petraits Pet Photography
4912 N. Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 777-2891
www.petraits.com

Give the gift that lasts a lifetime, the gift of memories. Petraits Pet Photography is in the business of capturing those memories of your animal. You have portraits done of your family. Why not use the same idea for your beloved pets? Photos can be taken in studio or you can always schedule a house call. A house call may be ideal because it allows your pet to feel comfortable. New environments can be hard on the little ones. Have your portrait printed on items such as mugs or mouse pads, or just go for the standard photo available in all sizes.

Copeley & George.  Owned by Jackie and Rikki. (Credit: tailsinthecity.com)

Copeley & George. Owned by Jackie and Rikki. (Credit: tailsinthecity.com)

Tails in the City
1 E. Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 649-0347
www.tailsinthecity.com

Tails in the City is a pet boutique that offers the latest in stylish and unique clothing and accessories for your pet. Items are created by over 30 designers who are constantly coming up with new toys, carriers, luxury and comfort items to choose from. Get your pet a stylish new collar or a cozy bed to cuddle up in during the chill of the holiday season. You will also be able to select from gifts for pet owners, novelty items, candles and key chains. Purchase something for your pet or buy a gift certificate for someone else to enjoy.

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(Credit: bluewitchceramics.com/)

Blue Witch Ceramics
70 Bradrock Drive
Des Plains, IL 60018
(773) 957-7005
www.bluewitchceramics.com

For a gift intended for the pet owner, visit Blue Witch Ceramics. The selection includes items like mugs, salt and pepper shakers and key chains. All items can be created to display the animal of your choosing. Select a bank in the shape of a pooch or a mug with a dolphin as the handle. And for a special holiday touch, choose from the selection of ornaments. It will make your gift a recurring one, something to be taken out and enjoyed every year.

For more great holiday gift ideas visit YourHolidayHints.com

Jessica Cage is a freelance writer from Chicago. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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