Christmas Gift Ideas 2022: Spoil Your Pet for Under £15

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Etsy is TV advertised and home to British and American artisans with various handmade creations, including Christmas gifts for pets and wildlife. My selection is gift ideas from £2.50, made by British creators as an extra special unique present for your companion.

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Gift ideas for your rabbit

rabbit ideas for foraging
Your rabbit will love to mimic natural foraging behaviour

Foraging Box for rabbits and guinea pigs

A foraging box makes an entertaining gift for a rabbit or guinea pig. All ingredients are locally sourced, and the contents look stunningly beautiful in various colours. The boxes are Obi and Romeo, named after the owner’s pet rabbits.

Natural foraging behaviours are excellent enrichment for your pet. You can leave the contents in the box – this has two holes cut out to tempt your pet or sprinkle over hay and toys or near its bed.

Price: £5

Size: 24cm length x 16.5cm width x 2.5cm depth

Handmade in Scotland

Obi’s box:

  • Hibiscus
  • Rose petals
  • Chamomile
  • Marigold
  • Blue cornflowers
  • Lavender
  • Red roses
  • Red cornflowers

Romeo’s box:

  • Lemon balm
  • Plantain
  • Strawberry leaves
  • Raspberry leaves
  • Pea flakes
  • Aronia berries
  • Dandelion root

Visit The Pet Guardian and view more of the Foraging Boxes

Autumn leaf treats for your rabbit, guinea pig or rat

handmade treats for rabbits, guinea pigs at Etsy - Hop and Flop Treats
Delicious treats for your rabbit, guinea pig and rat

These Autumn leaves are made with 100% natural ingredients and make a quirky present for your rabbit, guinea pig or rat. You’ll receive eight leaf-shaped treats in a paper bag, two of each flavour. Introducing the new food gradually is essential, and the maker recommends you offer one treat twice weekly.

Price: £2.75

Autumn leaves blend:

  • Oats
  • Cherry
  • Beetroot
  • Kiwi
  • Carrot
  • Tumeric

Visit Hop and Flop Treats and view more of the Autumn Leaves

Gifts for your rat

Food starter pack for your rat, gerbil, mouse or hamster

Food for rat, hamster, gerbil
Food starter packs made a wonderful gift for your new fluffball

The perfect Christmas gift for your new rat, gerbil, mouse or hamster. The starter pack is supplied in a paper bag; after reading the reviews, hamsters love the food. The packs are 800g and 900g for a hamster.

Start pack contents:

  • Coconut fibres
  • Monkey chews
  • Hay mix
  • Dried fruit
  • Mealworms
  • Wooden chews

Price: £9

Visit The Floofballs and view more for the Starter Pack

Cosy corner hammock for your rat, guinea pig, mouse or degu

cosy hammock  for small animals
Hammock for small caged animals

Your rat, guinea pig, mouse, or degu will feel comfy this Winter with a soft polar hammock. There are fifteen patterns to choose from and a choice of three sizes. Each hammock comes with solid clips to attach to the cage. And the fabric is machine washable at 30 degrees.

Price: £4.49 – £6.49

  • 16″ x 11″ x 11″
  • 19″ x 13″ x 13″
  • 22″ x 15′ x 15″

Visit Adam Craft Art and view more on the Cosy Hammock

Gift ideas for your pony, horse or donkey

Doughnut treats for your pony or horse

homemade donut treats for horses
The image shows Drizzle Treats

These doughnuts look delicious and are an extra special treat for your pony or horse. The blend is handmade in the U.K. and does not contain preservatives or additives, so a healthier option. You’ll find six pretty doughnuts in a box. Because each handmade treat needs to be consumed within 30 days of receipt, ask for a despatch date nearer Christmas but check the seller’s last order dates. Pony Puddings recommend storing the treats in the box received.

Price: £6

Important: the treats are unsuitable for horses or ponies suffering from crushing disease, diabetics or prone to laminitis.

Visit Pony Puddings and view more on pony and horse Donuts

Laser-engraved face brush for your horse, donkey or pony

Brush for ponies horses and donkeys
A face brush for donkeys, horses and ponies

Spoil your pet with a personalised, laser-engraved soft face brush for Christmas. Your pony, horse or donkey has its name in bold, with your name in a different font lovingly intertwined. The face brush is wooden backed and treated against wear and tear. It comes with choices of bristles to remove grime, dirt and dust. The overall size is 125mm long x 35mm wide.

Price: £12.50 – £14.50

Bristle colour options:

  • Horsehair bristles in dark brown
  • Goat hair in cream
  • Nylon in red, purple, pink, blue, brown/beige

Visit Blbllsbttrfls and view more about the Face Brush and other horsey products.

Gifts for dogs and puppies

Vegan smokey bacon-scented bubbles!

bubbles are great enrichment fr dogs and puppies
Fun enrichment for puppies and dogs

Bubbles will get your puppy or dog in a playful mood in the garden. It is ideal if you are dog-sitting, at doggy daycare, or at a rescue centre. Dogs and puppies enjoy trying to catch these long-lasting bubbles, jumping and watching, and giving canine enrichment and exercise. The good news is – the mix is non-toxic and safe for dogs and cats. Available in salted caramel-scented too.

Price: £2.50 to £5.75

Sizes available:

  • 150ml
  • 500ml

Visit PetsPad and view read more about the Vegan Smokey Bacon-Scented Bubbles.

Dog bone-shaped Advent calender with yummy treats

advent calendar for dogs and puppies
Advent calendar that can be used for dogs and puppies each year

Your dog or puppy deserves an Advent calendar with delicious daily treats too! The bone has been laser cut from poplar plywood and smoothed so safe for your dog. There are 24 biscuit /gravy bone treats, and on the 25th day, a larger treat. Each treat is secured with festive twine of your choice. Of course, you can swap treats for your pooch’s favourite bites, and what’s good about this product is that it can be used each year. Available as 330mm width x 200mm height x 4 mm depth.

Price: £14.95

Twine colour:

  • Red & white
  • Red, white & green

Visit The Queen of Keepsakes and read more about the Advent Calendar.

Gifts for cats and kittens

Kitten treat & toy gift box

Christmas treat gift for kittens
Spoil your kitten for its first Christmas

When you have a new kitten addition to the family, you want to buy them everything. What about this kitten treat box filled with nibbles, a toy and Webbox stick?

This yummy treat box is suitable for kittens from 12 weeks old (and the Webbox stick) and is letterbox friendly. It can be posted directly to the recipient too.

Price: £4.75

Contents of the kitten treat box:

  • Go Cat kitten chicken flavour biscuits
  • Duck fillet mini strips
  • Whiskas milky biscuits
  • Webbox stick

Visit The Treat Box and view the Kitten Treat Box.

Deli-Cat-Essen treat Christmas box

You have an option for an Original gift box or a Deluxe, and both are packed with goodies your cat will love. A loving little gift card can be added to your order too! One single box fits through the letterbox.

Price: £6.25 – £8.25

Contents for the Original Treat Box:

  • Lick-e-licks sachets
  • Dried duck fillet strips
  • Chewy treat sticks
  • Crunchy filled pockets
  • Meaty catnip hearts
  • Meaty catnip fish
  • Dried tuna mini strips
  • Dried chicken breast wrapped fish

Contents for the Deluxe Treat Box:

  • All the above, plus –
  • Felix premium food pouch
  • Sheba premium food pouch
  • Fluffy mouse toy

Visit Carly By The Sea and view more of the Deli-Cat-Essen Cat Treat Box.

Gifts for your ferret

Crochet sweaters for ferrets, dogs, cats, rats and guinea pigs

ferret coats
handmade ferret coats

Lots of people have pet ferrets. What about a crochet sweater available in colours to keep them warm, especially on a walk? Created with acrylic yarn, a sweater can be hand-washed.

Price: £14.95

Sizing is:

  • Length 7″ at the back
  • Length is 4.5″ at the front
  • Chest 8″
  • Neck 5″ to 7″

Island Sweaters also crochets sweaters for hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, toy dogs, bearded dragons, cats and teapots!

Colours available:

  • Turquoise
  • Lilac
  • Mint

Visit Island Sweaters to see Winter warming sweaters.

Christmas toy trio

fund enrichment christmas toys for ferrets
Fun toys for your ferret

Yep, ferrets love toys, and these Christmasy gifts provide fun and enrichment.

Price: £5

A trio of toys available:

  • Chunk Christmas cracker for tug-of-war games
  • Squeaky stocking
  • Rattle dressed in a bow and ribbon

Visit Ferret Birthday Boxes to see these fun toys

Gifts for your indoor birds

Bead and bells enrichment toy

Indoor birds need enrichment - here is an idea
These beads and wood will give your indoor bird lots of fun

Enrichment and boredom breaker toys are the ‘thing’ today, and this beautiful toy is ideal for your budgies, canary, small conures, finches, and lovebirds. Last year I bought a handmade enrichment toy for our two budgies, Ronnie and Reggie, and they loved it, especially the parts they could shred. The toy featured here is different and handmade with beads and wood. I love the vibrant colours, and the materials and clips are bird-safe.

Price: £4.25

Visit Linshandmadebirdtoys Store to view this colourful toy

Personalised swing for small birds

funky swing for indoor bird
Modern swing for budgies, parrots

Indoor birds are lucky today because of the wide variety of quirky products available. This swing is made with bird-safe materials and is suitable for finches, cockatiels, conures, budgies and canaries.

Price: £9

Materials used to make the swing:

  • Leather
  • Wood
  • Stainless steel

Visit Fur Feathers and Family to view the swing

Gifts for wild birds

Bird Feeder Hamper

Christmas gift- bird food and feeder kit
Treat your garden birds this Christmas

The box of goodies comes in a reusable tray. The hamper contains lots of food that birds will love on Christmas morning!

Price: £10

Hamper contents:

  • Wild bird seed
  • Niger seeds
  • Sunflower hearts
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Fatballs
  • Peanuts
  • Bird feeder

Visit Doggie Doolittles to view the contents of the hamper.

Gifts for hedgehogs

Soft fleece foraging strips

captive hedgehogs foraging, digging, bedding
Hedgehogs will love this soft fabric bedding

I love the idea of these soft fleece strips for hedgehogs, and like sellers here, they own animals they make gifts for. The strips are between 1.5cm to 2cm wide and can be used for bedding, hiding, foraging, playing, nesting, burrowing, or digging boxes. The strips come in various colours, are environmentally friendly, have different lengths and are warm for the hogs.

The strips can be hand washed or put on a short wash of up to 30 degrees Celcius and must be air-dried, not tumble-dried.

They also make a wonderful Christmas gift donation to your local hedgehog charity.

Price: £2.50 to £5.50

Safety: The Hog House make these strips with hidden seams to ensure there aren’t any loose threads that may catch around a hog’s toes.

Bundle weights:

  • 60g
  • 120g
  • 180g
  • 240g

Visit The Hoghouse to take a look.

Porcelain hedgehog-shaped feeder dish

hedgehog bowl
Hedgehog feeders

This white porcelain feeder is shaped like a hedgehog and can be used for food or water for nightly visitors. It comes with an information sheet about how you can help these creatures. The dish can be placed outside or in a hedgehog house. However, the listing does not say what temperatures it withstands.

Price: £5.50

Visit HedgehogsRus Shop to view this hedgehog feeder

Gifts for squirrels

Natural wood rustic squirrel house feeder

keep squirrels occupied and avoid stealing food for bird feeder
Penthouse squirrel feeders

Made with natural wood in a rustic style with a transparent plexiglass front, you can see if your garden squirrels need a food top-up. At the rear of the house is access to fill with nuts and seeds. The overall size of the squirrel house feeder is 26cm x 17cm x 16cm, and it can be hung from a branch or garden wall with a strong loop supplied

Price: £8.99 to £16.99

Option to buy more than one:

  • One for £8.99
  • Two for £11.99
  • Three for £16.99

Visit We Love Gardening for this quirky squirrel feeder

Key Takeaways

  • Handmade
  • Personal touch
  • Gifts under £15 (exclude any applicable postage)

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