Fun and Practical Gifts for Animal Lovers

If you have a kiddo who loves a particular animal or loves to learn about animals, this post is for you. Included below are lists of fun and practical gifts for animal lovers of all types.

My daughter is (and always has been) an animal lover herself. Because she has always enjoyed receiving animal gifts, I turned this post over to her! She created idea lists for gifts she would have loved as a kid. You will find ideas for specific animals (particularly her favorites) and some animal groups.

I hope the ideas are helpful and bring a smile to the face of your animal lover!

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Gifts for Animal Lovers

Within each of the lists, you’ll find a plethora of options from fun to practical. If you think of additional ideas in any category, let us know in the comments. We’ll all appreciate the additional suggestions!

Dog Gifts

My daughter’s first love was her border collie, Lilly. Over the years, we have had lots of dogs who have become best friends and wonderful helpers on the farm. These dog gifts are very similar to many my daughter received over the years.

Dog Breed Guide: A complete reference to your best friend fur-ever100 Dogs Coloring Book (Cute Coloring Books for Kids)I Love Dogs! Activity Book: Pup-tacular stickers, trivia, step-by-step drawing projects, and more for the dog lover in you! (I Love Activity Books)Air BudLadoogo Reflective Dog Collar Padded with Soft Neoprene Breathable Adjustable Nylon Dog Collars for Small Medium Large Dogs (Collar+Leash M Neck 16ifymei Paint by Numbers for Kids & Adults & Beginner , DIY Canvas Painting Gift Kits 16 x 20 inch - Colorful Cute Dog - Without FrameUltimate Pawprint Keepsake Kit (Makes 2) - Paw Print Christmas Ornament w/ Bonus Personalization Tool & Display Stands! For Dogs, Cats & Pets. Non-toxic. Clay Air-Dries Soft, Light & Uncrackable.Wonderart Latch Hook Kit - Puppy LovePack of 5 Sweet Animal Design Women's Casual Comfortable Cotton Crew Socks, Style 1, One Size (5-8.5)Late for the Sky Dog-OpolyMignonandMignon Personalized Pet Gifts Custom Pet Jewelry Dog Necklace Cat Gift Custom Portrait Unique Gift LCN-AP (Gold)


Cat Gifts

The cats on our farm have always been barn cats. They have never been as loveable as the dogs, but they have been ever so useful for keeping unwanted critters at bay. These gifts are sure to keep a cat-lover happy.

CiyvoLyeen Kitten Craft Kit Kids DIY Crafting and Sewing Set Kitty Cat Stuffed Animal Felt Plushies for Girls and Boys Educational Beginners Sewing Gift IdeasMudpuppy Cats and Dogs Double-Sided Puzzle, 100 Pieces, 22”x16.5” – Perfect Family Puzzle for Ages 6+ - Colorful Illustrations of Dogs on One Side and Cats on the Other – Two Fun Puzzles in One BoxIf You Give a Cat a Cupcake (If You Give... Books)National Geographic Kids Cats Sticker Activity Book (NG Sticker Activity Books)Cat's Cradle Book Kit-luomart Girls Cat Birthstone Necklaces Jewelry,Silver Plated Kitty Dog Pendant Gifts Set for Women Boys Men (Girls Pink)ThinkFun Cat Crimes Brain Game and Brainteaser for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up - A Smart Game with a Fun Theme and Hilarious ArtworkCat-tastrophe! - Classic Kitty Cat Board Game - Children's Balancing Wood Blocks Dexterity Games - Cute Animal Tumbling Tower for Game Night, Birthday Parties, & Family FunCat Night Light for Kids Room with Remote Control | VteePck Cat Lamp Gifts for Cat Lovers |Cute Kawaii Nursery Nightlight Toy USB Rechargeable for Baby Bedroom | Cute Kawaii Stuff for Toddler ChildrenThe Cat in the Hat


Small Pet Gifts

We’ve never owned small pets – unless you count the mice and moles that live on the farm. Many of my daughter’s friends have, though, and they inspired these small pet gift ideas.

Cute Hamster Stickers for Kids-100PCS/2 Sticker Packs,Vinyl Waterproof Stickers for Water Bottles, Laptop, Skateboards, Helmet, Phone, Guitar, SuitcaseKMUYSL Bigger Talking Hamster - Repeats What You Say - Toddlers 1 2 3 Years Old Interactive Stuffed Plush Animal Talking Toy - Early Educational Toy, Fun Gift for Boys & GirlsRypet 4 PCS Guinea Pig Christmas Costume - Christmas Guinea Pig Hat and Scarf for Guinea Pig Chinchilla Hedgehog and Other Similar Sized AnimalSocksmith Womens' Novelty Crew SocksAdjustable Lizard Leash Bearded Dragon Harness Cool Leather Wings Safety Walking Leash(S,M,L,3pack)Patgoal Remote Control Toy for Cats Funny Chasing Electric Kitten Toy Simulation Animal Toys (Grey)JA-RU Super Stretchy Sticky Reptiles Snake, Lizard & Alligator (3 Units Assorted) Prank Squishy Sticky Toy Party Favors Toy for Kids, Pinata Filler, Bulk Toys, Snap Hand Like Fidget Toy. 429-3ALizards Stickers (Dover Little Activity Books Stickers)Sanfiago Cozy Cute Bunny Animal Rabbit Home Slippers for Women Girls Memory Foam Sole Indoor Outdoor Birthday Holiday GiftsNational Geographic Readers: Squeak! (L3): 100 Fun Facts About Hamsters, Mice, Guinea Pigs, and More


Water Animal Gifts

Fish never survived very long in our house, but we sure did enjoy them when we had them. We’ve also enjoyed many pond, creek, and ocean animals on nature walks and vacations. Aquatic animals are often kid-favorites which is why this list was created.

Little Live Aqua Dragons - Deep Sea Habitat - LED Light Up Tank Hatch and Grow Aquatic PetsJellyfish Lava Lamp Bluetooth Speaker, White Noise LED Jellyfish Aquarium Lamp 7 Colors Changing with 4 Light Mode, Mood Night Light for Home Office Sleep Relax, Gifts for Kids Teens Girls Boys AdultsUltimate Oceanpedia: The Most Complete Ocean Reference Ever (National Geographic Kids)K. Bell Men's Water World Novelty Socks, Sharks (Imperial Blue), Shoe Size: 6-12Peaceable Kingdom Go Fish! Classic Card Game for Kids - 48 Cards with Gift BoxDIY Acrylic Oil Painting Kit Paint with Numbers for Adults RICUVED Acrylic Paintworks with Brushes Canvas Arts Craft Wall Decor Sea Turtle 16x20 inchCraft-tastic DIY String Art – Craft Kit for Kids – Everything Included for 2 Fun Arts & Crafts Projects – Features a Sparkly Sea Turtle & Hibiscus Flower PatternsLEGO Creator 3in1 Deep Sea Creatures 31088 Make a Shark, Squid, Angler Fish, and Crab with This Sea Animal Toy Building Kit (230 Pieces)NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Ocean Play Sand - 2 Pounds of Play Sand, 6 Molds, 6 Ocean Animal Figures, Activity Tray, A Kinetic Sensory Sand Activity Kit for Boys and GirlsNATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Ocean Animal Dig Kit – 12 Seashell Shaped Dig Bricks with Sea Creature Figure Inside, Party Activity with 12 Excavation Sets, Stem Toy For Boys & Girls Or Fun Party FavorsMudpuppy Ocean Life 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle for Adults and Families, Family Puzzle with Colorful Illustrations of Fish, Sharks and Ocean Life , Blue


Bird Gifts

Birds have been a favorite animal for our entire family to observe out the window or on nature walks. Whether your children have pet birds or simply enjoy bird watching, these gifts are sure to please.

My Awesome Field Guide to North American Birds: Find and Identify Your Feathered Friends (My Awesome Field Guide for Kids)JoyousJays Felt Animals Kids Sewing Kit, Educational Arts & Crafts Gift for Boys and Girls, Perfect Sewing Kit for Kids Ages 7 to 12Exploring Birds Activity Book for Kids: 50 Creative Projects to Inspire Curiosity & Discovery (Exploring for Kids Activity Books and Journals)Wild Republic Audubon Birds Collection with Authentic Bird Sounds, Northern Cardinal, American Goldfinch, Chickadee, Bird Toys for Kids and BirdersThe Little Book of Backyard Bird SongsMy Bird Watching Journal: A Birdwatching Log Book for Birders & Bird Watchers (Gift Idea for Kids, Teens and Adults)Decorate Your Own Window Bird Feeder Craft Kit - Gifts for Kids Girls and Boys Ages 6 7 8 9 10 Years Old and UpPaint by Sticker: Birds: Create 12 Stunning Images One Sticker at a Time!LET'S GO! Easter Best Toys for 3-12 Year Old Boy, DIMY Compact Watreproof Binocular for Kids Boys Brithday Easter Gifts for 3-12 Year Old Boys Toys for Year Old Boys 3-12 Green DY1Birds of the Northeast Playing Cards (Nature's Wild Cards)Laurence King Publishing Bird Bingo


Farm Animal Gifts

Cows, in particular, are one of my daughter’s favorite farm animals, but she has always enjoyed learning as much as she can about any and all of them. In fact, these days she’s the farm manager around here! When she was young, she preferred horse-themed gifts, but if she were still a kid these would be her choices.

Bits and Pieces - 100 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle for Adults 15CREATURE CUPS Pig Ceramic Cup (11 Ounce, Peach) | Hidden Animal Inside | Coffee Mugs & Tea Cups | Piggy Farm AnimalWomens Knit Lovely Animal Slippers Non-Skid Sole Home Slippers for Adults Girls (7.5-9.5, Cow)E-Clover Scarves for Women Lightweight Horse Print Scarf Shawl Wraps for Winter Horse Lovers Gifts KhakiCarhartt Women's Work-Flex Breathable Spandex Work Glove, Blue Dusk Black, MediumBaby Farm Animals 2022 Hanging Wall Calendar - 19Eggs Collecting Apron Egg Holding Apron Deep Pocket Holder for Collecting Holding Storing Eggs (L)Sheep Canvas Pencil Case Kawaii Pen Bag Pouch Stationary Case Makeup Cosmetic Bag Gadget Box(Sheep)National Geographic Kids On the Farm Sticker Activity Book: Over 1,000 Stickers! (NG Sticker Activity Books)Farmer Boy (Little House, 2)LSPBN Paint by Numbers for Adults Beginner Kids,DIY Adult Paint by Number Kits on Canvas No Framed,Cows and Sunflowers Acrylic Painting with 3 Brushes Easy Crafts Hobby for Women Oil Painting Kit


Wildlife Gifts

Nature walks have always been a big part of our homeschool. There is so much wildlife to observe and learn about during nature study or a trip to the zoo – or even on a trip to another part of the world! These gift ideas can help spur on the love of wildlife.

Perler Beads Woodland Creatures Animal Pattern Crafts for Kids, 4004 pcs24 Pieces Christmas Suncatchers Craft Kits Assorted Sun Catcher for Art Window Suncatchers Kits with 24 Pieces Suction Cups for Painting Crafts Home Decor Supplies (Animals Theme)Made By Me Create Your Own Bead Pets by Horizon Group Usa, Includes Over 600 Pony Beads, 6 Key Rings, Storage Box & Much MoreLEGO City Wildlife Rescue Operation 60302 Building Kit; Creative Toy; Best Gifts for Kids; New 2021 (525 Pieces)MindWare Extreme Dot to Dot Animals Book Puzzles Range from 300 to over 1,400 Dots Features 8 2-Page SpreadsSkillmatics Card Game : Guess in 10 Animal Planet | Gifts, Stocking Stuffer for 6 Year Olds and Up | Super Fun for Travel & Family Game NightAnimal Atlas for Kids: A Visual Journey of Wildlife from Around the WorldVeterinary & Zoology Coloring Book: 2-in-1 Compilation | Incredibly Detailed Self-Test Animal Anatomy Color workbook | Perfect Gift for Vet Students and Animal LoversHABA Animal Upon Animal - Classic Wooden Stacking Game Fun for The Whole Family (Made in Germany)


A membership to No Sweat Nature Study LIVE is perfect for animal lovers of all types! Your children will be able to attend two live, online classes per month and have access to a video library full of previously taught lessons. It’s a gift that keeps on giving!

No Sweat Nature Study LIVE

I sure hope these gifts for animal lovers help you bring smiles to your family!

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