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Stocking Stuffers for Pet Lovers: 20 Gifts Under $20

brown and white dog with floppy ears, wearing a santa hat, standing next to a Christmas stocking full of gifts

It’s hard to believe it, but it’s already November and Christmas is just around the corner. If you haven’t already started your Christmas shopping, the clock is ticking! Looking for a little inspiration? Check out these fun stocking stuffers for pet lovers – available online and under $20!


There are two kinds of people in the world – those who start their Christmas shopping months in advance, storing their gifts away, and those who still haven’t started.

Confession: I fit better into the second category… I have started, but just barely!

I am a huge fan of online shopping.

Who needs to fight through crowds of crazy last-minute shoppers when you can shop from the comfort of home in your pyjamas, a glass of wine in hand?

It can all be at your doorstep in just two days as long as you have a Prime membership.

What’s not to love?

If you’re shopping for the pet lover in your life, you’ve come to the right spot!

Each of these stocking stuffers for pet lovers are designed to bring happiness without breaking the bank (priced at $20 or less).

Whether you’re on the search for that PERFECT gift for your dog-loving best friend or your sister and with her love for birds, I’ve got you covered.

So, grab yourself a drink (whether it’s wine or hot chocolate) and let’s get shopping!

woman with long dark brown hair laying beside a Christmas tree and a pile of gifts, an open gift in front of her, looking to a black and brown dachshund beside her that's kissing her nose

Fun and Unique Stocking Stuffers for Pet Lovers

#1 – Women’s Dog Socks Gift Set

These dog-inspired socks are the perfect stocking stuffer for the dog lover in your life.

Made from blended cotton, these socks are both comfortable and made to last.

A variety of different dogs peek out from heel of the sock, adding a fun twist to any outfit.

Looking for other options?

The listing includes other dog-inspired designs as well as cats, birds, and other creatures.

#2 – Rabbit Lover Colouring Book

Adult colouring book are currently one of the hottest trends, featuring everything from Disney Villains to calming mandalas.

But did you know that there are also adult colouring books made for pet lovers?

This rabbit lover colouring book is sure to bring a smile!

#3 – Cat Lovers Oven Mitts Set

Everyone needs a pair of reliable oven mitts. So, why not rock a pair made for cat lovers?

These are advertised as being to fit ‘most average hands’, but they may not work for those with larger hands.

However, even if they don’t fit for use, they would still make great kitchen décor!

#4 – Solar Paw Print Outdoor Decorative Lights

We may be welcoming colder weather (and even snow in some areas), but it’s never the wrong time to consider our garden and yard decorations.

Why not shop stocking stuffers for pet lovers that enocurage us to look forward to the warmer days?

These decorative garden lights are shaped like paw prints, lighting up any walkway with a unique pet-inspired twist.

They are solar-powered, charging during the day and shining bright at night with a beautiful glow.

Options from this seller include white, warm white, purple and pink.

#5 – Bejeweled Gecko Keychain

This adorable keychain is the perfect way to dress up any purse, backpack, or keyring.

It’s both fun AND functional with a standard key ring and a lobster claw clip.

If you’re shopping for a reptile lover, this would work as a stocking stuffer or a cute way to adorn a beautifully wrapped gift this season.

#6 – Make Your Own Homemade Dog Treats Kit

This is a stocking stuffer idea that will benefit both your loved one AND their pup.

With 3 different healthy dog treat recipes included (Peanut Butter Apple, Oatmeal Banana Peanut Butter and Sweet Potato), there is something for every dog.

If you are shopping for someone that loves baking, this is a great alternative.

Related: ‘Beginners Guide to Eco-Friendly Pet Ownership

#7 – Reusable Packable Cat Grocery Bags

Are you shopping for eco-friendly stocking stuffers for pet lovers? Is your loved one a cat lover?

If so, this set of reusable grocery bags is the perfect option!

These recycled polyester bags are strong and durable, standing up to long term use.

At the same time, they easily fold up in their little built in zippered pouch, easily fitting into your purse, pocket or backpack.

The best part? They are easy to clean – Just throw them in the washer and hang dry.

#8 – White Ceramic Dog Measuring Spoons

How cute are these little measuring spoons?

Not only are these fully functional for those who enjoy baking, but they are also adorable.

Dog lovers can show these measuring spoons off as part of their kitchen décor when they are not in use.   

#9 – Dog Lovers Pasta

This stocking stuffer option had me laughing FAR harder than I probably should have been when I was putting this gift guide together.

Who knew that they made dog-inspired pasta? Right?

This is traditional Italian style pasta with a twist, shaped like dog bones and paw prints.

It’s a great idea for kids and families, or just to bring a laugh to any holiday occasion.

I know that I couldn’t pull a bag of Dog Lovers Pasta out of a stocking or gift bag without bursting into laughter.

#10 – Rat Lover Tote Bag

Available in a variety of different colours, this tote bag is sure to bring a chuckle from rat lovers everywhere.

We can’t forget about the rat lovers when listing stocking stuffers for pet lovers!

This can be used as a stocking stuffer or if you’re looking to get creative, a gift bag that can be used for years to come.

#11 – Cat Butt Refrigerator Magnets

These hilarious magnets are a fun way to celebrate your loved one’s feline friends while also bringing some laughter this holiday season.

Made from vinyl, these magnets are made to last.

With neodymium magnets, they are strong enough to hold your recipient’s pictures, notes, and more.

Shopping for a dog lover? Don’t worry, there are Dog Butt Magnets available too!

#12 – Goldfish in A Bag Earrings

Shopping for a fish lover can sometimes be a challenge.

You see plenty of fun, unique and quirky gifts for cats and dogs, but fish are too often overlooked.

But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!

These adorable earrings are made from acrylic, featuring a goldfish waiting to be released from it’s bag into it’s new home.

Not a goldfish person? You can also shop Acrylic Dangle Fish Earrings with different coloured fish, coral, and starfish.

Whoever you’re shopping for, they are sure to be the star of the party with their new earrings!

#13 – The Dog Game

This has to be one of my favourite ideas on the list because it offers fun for the whole family.

I love the idea of stocking stuffers for pet lovers that will encourage fun family time!

The Dog Game is a hilarious game focused on the question of what our dogs are thinking about.

Match pictures to dog’s thoughts, answer dog-inspired questions and vote for the best answers.

Are you ready for a good laugh?

#14 – Hedgehog Infinity Scarf

This adorable infinity scarf is lightweight and soft to the touch.

The beautiful, eye-catching pattern features cute hedgehogs, giving your loved one the opportunity to show off their love of pets in any situation.

Dress it up with a classy black dress or dress it down with a pair of jeans.

It’s perfect for any occasion.

Related: ‘11 Must-Have Apps for Pet Parents in 2020

#15 – Copper Rabbit Ring Holder

This beautiful little copper rabbit may not look like much, but it may be the perfect stocking stuffer for the pet lover in your life.

Designed to look stylish in any space, the ears of this rabbit will hold your loved one’s rings safely and securely.

Place it next to a sink for those moments when they are washing their hands or on a bedside table for when they are removing their jewelry at night.

Whatever the location, it will bring a touch of elegance.

#16 – Cat To-Do List Notepad

Perfect for the home or office, these to-do list notes are GREAT stocking stuffers for pet lovers.

Small enough to tuck away in a purse or laptop bag, they are also large enough to plan out the day ahead.

Better still, these are sticky notes – easily attached to a planner, binder, or laptop.

The message across the top (Things to do today so my cat can live a better life) is the perfect motivation for any cat owner!  

#17 – Pooping Puppies 2021 Calendar

Some stocking stuffers are more serious in nature, while others are meant to make you laugh.

This gag gift obviously falls in the second category!

That being said, everyone can make use of a calendar to stay organized – so it’s fun AND functional.

#18 – Cockatiel Bookmark

We can’t talk about stocking stuffers for pet lovers and overlook all the bird lovers out there!

This adorable bookmark features a metal feature to keep their place, while a beautiful charm featuring a picture of a cockatiel.

Looking for a different type of bird?

These bookmarks are readily available on Amazon and Etsy, often with custom options available.

Consider reaching out to the seller of your choice to discuss the possibilities to change your bookmark up, featuring budgies, parrots, love birds, and more.

#19 – Embrace the Dog Hair Pillow

This is one that I am REALLY feeling these days!

Any dog lover can tell you that dog hair is part of the package… Depending on the breed, some more than others.

This hilarious cotton pillow cover will serve as a warning for visitors.

It’s the perfect gift for the dog lover in your life.

#20 – Dog Lover Kitchen Towel Set

How adorable are these dog-inspired kitchen towels?

This is a set that I’m seriously considering buying for our home!

Shh, don’t tell my husband that a search for stocking stuffers for pet lovers turned into personal shopping hahaha

Made from ultra-absorbent cotton, they are fully functional while also showcasing a love for our furry friends.

brown and white dog with floppy ears, wearing a santa hat, standing next to a Christmas stocking full of gifts with the title Stocking Stuffers for Pet Lovers

Have you already started your Christmas shopping?

If you have found the PERFECT stocking stuffers for pet lovers, share your suggestions in the comments!

About Author

Britt is a digital/social media marketer and the owner of The Social Alternative. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending her time with her ‘pack’ which includes her husband John, their 2 dogs Daviana and Indiana and their 2 cats Pippen and Jinx. A proud pet mom, she shares all her pet-related tips, tricks and funny pet antics on Shed Happens.


  • Ellie
    November 8, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    So many lovely ideas – really unique! Loved this post 🙂

    • Britt
      November 9, 2020 at 9:17 am

      Thank you!

  • Katherine
    November 8, 2020 at 6:33 pm

    Thanks fir sharing that list! Those were som pretty neat finds! My SIL Would love the bookmark, just not sure if she reads paper books or e-books. I’ll have to investigate! And now that you’re reminded me Xmas is coming I should start buying gifts…. eventually. The dog game gave ,e a good chuckle! Thanks!

    • Britt
      November 9, 2020 at 9:17 am

      Christmas is creeping up WAY too quickly this year, if you ask me lol

  • Kayleigh Zara
    November 9, 2020 at 10:23 am

    I really love those cat oven gloves! There one of those things that every cat lover really needs haha. I also love the look of the colouring book x

    • Britt
      November 9, 2020 at 5:04 pm

      Right? Every house or apartment needs oven mitts, but no one said that they have to be boring! lol

  • Sophie Harriet
    November 10, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    These are great gift ideas for pet lovers – some of them are hilarious! My family are cat lovers so the cat-themed gifts are my favourites, but I also love the rabbit colouring book! xx

    • Britt
      November 11, 2020 at 11:11 am

      I love that colouring is so popular right now for adults. It’s a great form of stress-relief and there are a ton of fun adult colouring books on the market!

  • Loren
    November 11, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    The cat butt fridge magnets are so cute!!! Never thought I’d need dog measuring spoons!

    Thanks for sharing all of these fun and interesting products, I’ll know now what to gift an animal lover.

    Loren |

    • Britt
      November 11, 2020 at 8:02 pm

      Right? I thought my normal measuring spoons were fine until I saw those… lol

  • Charity
    November 25, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Awe! I love this post! I always do a stocking for my cat so this is right up my alley. Thanks for sharing!

    • Britt
      November 25, 2020 at 3:45 pm

      Stay tuned, I have a cat gift guide launching next week with some great options on it! One of the products we were sent to try out has been a HUGE hit in our house and I can’t wait to share it with everyone!

  • Lomash Kumar
    November 26, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    These are some interesting ideas, I really like them. Thank you so much for sharing this.

    • Britt
      November 27, 2020 at 2:12 pm

      Thank you!

  • Mrs. P&P
    November 30, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    You have some super cute stuff on your list!

    • Britt
      December 1, 2020 at 7:34 pm

      Thank you!

  • Brooke Ressell
    December 3, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    Such cute gift ideas. My kids would love the make your own dog treats kit. A friend of theirs made treats for our dog recently and they thought that was so cool.

    • Britt
      December 4, 2020 at 8:33 am

      It sounds like they would have a ton of fun with a kit like that! I’m sure the dog wouldn’t complain either lol

  • Sophia patel
    December 15, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    What a great post! Love the oven gloves and socks!

    • Britt
      December 19, 2020 at 12:29 pm

      Aren’t they adorable?

  • Michael
    December 20, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    Hey, you cute little friend (dog) it’s Christmas time.

    • Britt
      December 20, 2020 at 7:33 pm

      Woot! The holiday season is upon us!

  • Mark Crone
    December 23, 2020 at 9:17 am

    Great pet related gift ideas. You’ve given me some last minute Christmas ideas. Thanks for sharing.

    • Britt
      December 24, 2020 at 9:49 am

      Thank you!

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