The holiday season is a time of giving, but when it comes to our furry friends, it can be hard to find the perfect pet present. If you’re looking for something special that won’t cost the earth, then consider these sustainable pet presents this festive season!
A great and simple choice for sustainable pet presents for is eco-friendly toys. Look for items that are made from natural materials such as organic cotton, hemp, or bamboo. These materials are not only durable and safe for your pet to play with, but they also have less of an environmental impact than traditional plastic toys. Make sure to look for toys that are manufactured in ethical ways such as those that are free from harmful dyes and chemicals or are an Aussie-owned and run business.
Another great option for sustainable pet presents for the holiday season is organically grown treats. Not only do these treats provide essential nutrition to keep your pet healthy, but they also help support local farms who use responsible growing methods. Many organic treat makers source their ingredients from farms that use renewable energy sources, natural fertilisers, and other environmentally conscious practices. You can even find treats made with ingredients like pumpkin or sweet potato which provide additional health benefits to your pet!
Finally, recycled bedding is an excellent choice when it comes to eco-friendly pet presents. Many companies now offer beds made from recycled materials such as plastic bottles or old t-shirts which can help reduce waste while providing a comfortable place for your furry friend to lay their head at night. Look for beds that are machine washable so you can easily keep them clean and free from allergens or dirt build-up.
DIY toys and treats
Making your own toys and treats is not only budget-friendly but also super sustainable. Plus, it’s lots of fun too! You don’t need to be an expert crafter either; there are plenty of simple DIY projects online which use upcycled materials such as empty toilet rolls or plastic bottles. For example, you could make homemade catnip mice with some recycled fabric scraps and fillings from old pillows or blankets. Or why not bake your pup some delicious doggy biscuits using natural ingredients? Get creative (and thrifty!) this Christmas by making your own pet presents.
Sustainability doesn’t have to mean sacrificing style or quality when it comes to spoiling your furry friend this holiday season! There are many eco-friendly options available ranging from organic treats to recycled bedding that will make any pet feel special this Christmas time. Take some time this season to think about what type of sustainable gift you can get for your beloved family member and make sure they know just how much they mean to you!
By Sarah Panther