If you are wondering what sort of gift to give a friend or relative that has a pet, consider making them a holiday gift basket for their dog or cat. This will be especially appreciated if the friend or relative is having financial difficulties.
The elderly, for example, do not always have the extra money to purchase the things they would enjoy having for their beloved pet. You can help them out, without offending, or embarrassing them. This will also free up a small amount of their own money so that they are able to purchase other things that they may need.
The holiday gift basket for pets can be as big and elaborate as you can afford or it can be small and simple. To build the basket properly, you will need to know a bit about the pet you are making it for. This is especially true if you plan to include food. Dogs and cats need to eat the same kind of food consistently or they may get an upset stomach or diarrhea
Take notice of the brand of food your friend or relative feeds their pet. You can purchase a small bag to go in your pet gift basket, or you can purchase several cans, if that is what your friend or family member feeds them.
The gift basket can be anything from a small wicker basket intended to hold pet toys later, to a new kitty or dog bed for the pet to sleep in. Once you have decided on the type basket and how much food you will be putting in it, think about other pet related items that you might have heard your friend or family member express an interest in.
Pet owner’s love to spoil their furry friends and they will be delighted at the goodies in the pet gift basket. The elderly especially would love to buy many of the nice pet toys; they just can’t afford them, but remember that you are trying to help too, so add in as many things that you know the pet owner uses.
Casually ask them what type of dog shampoo they prefer, or what kind of cat litter they use. Filling the basket with useful items that they need will free up their own cash flow a little bit. Toss in several bags of the pet’s favorite snacks and the pet owner will be thrilled that they do not have to “ration” them out so tightly.
Giving a friend or family member a holiday gift basket for their pet will insure that their pet has a good holiday and plenty to eat. It will also help someone having financial difficulties by freeing up a small amount of their money.
In essence, you are giving and helping all at the same time, without reminding the person that they are having financial difficulties! Your kind gesture will help boost their spirits through what might otherwise be a very dismal holiday season!