I want to start this post off by saying that the holidays are not all about gifts. Holidays are about spending time with the people you care about, whether their family, friends, or the voices in your head, and about taking some time to sit back and reflect on life, appreciating all of the little things (like Caramel Brulée Lattes at Starbucks and Arie’s big brown eyes as they stand out against her white fur). Still, part of celebrating the holidays is by showing the people we love how much we care about them by giving them something they value: a gift.
This year brings an interesting light on holiday giving: Arie and I are moving into a new apartment in January (more on that pursuit later), but the cost of moving basically absorbs our holiday gift budget–and then some. To celebrate our frugal holiday season, we’re going to go over two gift lists for pet owners and the pets they love: The oh-my-goodness-I-can’t-believe-you’re-this-AWESOME list, and the holy-moses-who-knew-something-this-affordable-could-be-so-AWESOME list.
What items would be on your holiday lists this year? (For a few ideas, check out the post that inspired this one on our friend’s blog, Life With Claire) On one, share your absolute dream gifts, whether they’re just a special chew toy or a house with great pet capabilities. On the other, share the little things in life that are free or VERY affordable and why they’re such great gifts for your pet or pet-loving people.
We’ll be covering each list this week, so stay tuned to the blog to see what they contain. For those of you who met us at the Dog Dash 5K or the Atlanta Pet Expo, we’ll be sharing our coverage of those events this week as well.