The Ultimate Los Angeles Holiday Pet Parent Gift Guide (Even More Pet Gifts in LA!)

We’re headed into another holiday season. If you’ve started making your list and checking it twice, you might need ideas for your favorite pet parent. What do you get for the person who has everything pet-related? More pet stuff!

Instead of the same old stuff, go for something crafty this year. There are dozens of small businesses here in LA, and a lot of them don’t even have storefronts! These days, many small shops sell exclusively online! So it can take some digging to find exactly what you’re looking for.

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We’ve put together the ultimate gift guide of LA-based Etsy shops! If you’re unfamiliar with Etsy, boy, are you in for a treat! Etsy is an online marketplace where small businesses can sell their crafts and products. With our gift guide, you can support an artisan, and find an amazing unique present for your pet-loving peeps… without even getting off the couch! We’ve done all of the work, so you don’t have to! Get ready to dive right in to our ultimate Los Angeles pet parent gift guide!

Los Angeles Etsy Shops For Pet Parents

Biscuit and Co

If you’re looking for some adorable apparel, like soft sweatshirts that subtly state “dog mom” and a matching beanie, then stop into this Etsy shop. The colors are soft and the aesthetic is cheerful. This shop has rave reviews, so take a look, and maybe get yourself a little treat, like one of their vinyl sticker packs!

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Rock N Pop Shop

Rock N Pop Shop isn’t specifically for pet parents, but that doesn’t mean you should just “walk” on by. This is an upcycle shop where you can get a unique, custom gift for a pet parent. Send in their pet’s photo, and you can get your pet friend a chenille ornament featuring their furbaby as an angel.

If you’re looking for something with a little more wow factor, you can get them a custom edit of their pet on a tote bag. Imagine their surprise when they open their present and see their cat as a cupcake!

Effects And Curiosities

This shop doesn’t have much, but what they do have is spectacular. If your pet parent pal is a little goth, a little quirky, and a little silly, they’ll love what this shop has to offer. You can get them a custom pendant featuring… their pet’s nose! This cute little jewelry piece will let them carry the snoot they love to boop everywhere they go. You can also get your friend a custom pet portrait that will capture everything that is special about their pet.

This shop isn’t just woman-owned, it’s a one-woman show! To see more of the weird, totally wonderful work of this artist, stop by her Instagram page to see some of the other pieces she’s done featuring pets.

Life Of A Pet

This shop will create an adorable digital portrait of your loved one’s pet. You can then pop their portrait on a shop item like a mug or pillow. Or you can simply purchase the digital download of the portrait! You’ll be emailed the file and then use it however you see fit!

Life A Pet is really all about the life of pets. They donate a portion of each sale to no-kill shelters in Southern California. They also routinely make donations of towels and blankets to area shelters. Have a rescue pet owner in your life? Purchasing a gift for them from this shop works double-duty: a gift and a donation to a cause they care about!

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This shop features items with adorable caricatures of dogs and also has a few items with cats. In addition to the paper prints available for purchase, you can find notecards for the person who still practices the dying art of letter writing. The art on these prints is truly unique, and with all the different dog breeds featured, you may turn your gift recipient into a collector!

This shop has multiple 5-star reviews and provides free delivery within the United States which is always a bonus when shopping online.


Pet parents wish we could take out pets with us wherever we go. With a handmade custom plush from SugarPlushCO, it’s possible (sort of). Send in a pet photo, and it will be turned into an adorable plush likeness of your loved one’s pet. SugarPlushCo also makes custom plush door hanging ornaments.

This shop was started by a local pet owner who understands the love people have for their pets. She started the shop to share the joy her dog brought into her life and to celebrate his memory.


This is another shop started out of love for a pet. The owner learned felting to bring a replica of her beloved Poodle to life. And this hobby has evolved into this shop of beautiful, lifelike creations. Each custom felted image seems to spring to life from out of the frame. These designs are a stunning mix of sculpture and needlework that anyone would love to hang on their wall. In addition to portraits, the shop includes felted figures and custom-painted phone cases. A gift from TZPetReplica will be supporting an artist who practices such a unique craft!


For another fun, unique, custom gift ,check out WeeniesEmbroidery. You can have a goofy sweet portrait hand embroidered on muslin and framed in an embroidery hoop. Color is added in colored pencil which gives the piece a watercolor look. This is the perfect gift for the friend who loves bespoke gifts and quirky art. In addition to custom pieces, WeeniesEmbroidery has artwork featuring cute cats for the cat lover who just can’t get enough.

We’ve barely scratched the surface! Hop on Etsy, and adjust your filters to search Los Angeles, and you’ll certainly find even more unique gift ideas for pet parents. We love that shopping online can still help support Los Angeles-based small businesses!

Feeling like you want to get out of the house and shop in person? We’ve got you! Check out the businesses we featured in last year’s gift guide!

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