05 July 2018

Did you know there is a website dedicated to gifts for those who love dogs more than humans?

And no surprises, there’s a site full of gift suggestions for the cat lover in your life, with ideas ranging from a cat-shaped egg mould (the yolks are the eyes and the whites create the rest of the face shape) to a hoodie with a cat holding pouch where you can stow your kitten for cuddles. I kid you not. (Actually, goat-specific gifts probably exist too but I’m not even going to google and go there!)

My point is, animal or critter-related product needs to exist in our world. There’s a plethora of pet lovers out there and plenty of product to please. Westgate Lifestyle is a good place to start, with ideas to be found in various stores. In a previous article I featured a dachshund dog that stretches out to deal to any below-door drafts, and in yet-another I couldn’t resist introducing you to a feathery pink flamingo, and then Orangutan bookends (all from NOOD). I wasn’t even trying to feature critters, yet they just cropped up. So now here I am focusing entirely on animals and birds and sea life. With that theme in mind there’s no shortage of things to dress beds, walls and doorways. It may be that you are looking for a gift for a pet lover, or something cute for a child, or a gag gift for someone who is tricky to buy for…I’m tossing an assortment of things in the mix here from a whale-shaped ice-cube maker to a 101 Dalmatian duvet. There’s a travel pillow emblazoned with elephants and pigs – perfect if you’re about to head off to warmer climates. If not, snuggle up with that cute bunny hot-water-bottle cover.

Speaking of snuggled, my dog’s cuddled up at my feet, fire-side as I type this. I could say she is my muse; but to be honest, it’s all about the snooze. Happy shopping!


1.Bunny rabbit hot water bottle cover, Bed Bath & Beyond, $17.90 / 2. Velociraptor canvas wall art, Bed Bath & Beyond, $11.90 / 3. Bunny stand plate, NOOD, $9.99 / 4. Animals Kids travel pillow, Bed Bath & Beyond, $19.90 / 5. Space monkey (white, black), NOOD, $299.00 / 6. Finding Dory backpack, Briscoes, $29.99 / 7. Wooden Kiwi (two sizes), The Importer, from $22.95 / 8. Dalmatians duvet cover set, Briscoes, $79.99 – $89.99 / 9. Whale ice ball mould, Freedom Furniture, $12.95 / 10. Petite Francais pup (white, black, gold), NOOD, $24.99 / 11. Stacking dogs (matt black), NOOD, $39.99 / 12. Tropical birds artwork, The Importer, $275.00.

Prices mentioned, and availability of products featured, are subject to change. If you love the look, we recommend you head in store to find out more.