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If you would prefer to get creative on your own instead of purchasing a pre-made gift basket, you can try your hand at making your own gift basket. Making pet gift baskets is relatively easy, and you can tailor the contents to your furry friend's tastes and preferences.
When making a gift basket for your pet, you must first choose a basket. Baskets can typically be purchased cheaply at arts and crafts stores or even at discount stores. When purchasing a basket, make sure that you choose one that is large enough to hold all of the goodies that you will be spoiling your companion with! If you would prefer for your gift to be a bit more practical, you can choose a different item to use as your 'basket.' A bin or basket that can be used as a toy box for your pet is one good idea, or you could purchase an extra large feed bowl and then fill it with gift items.
Obviously, you will want to spoil your beloved pet with some of his favorite treats when making his gift basket. There are plenty of dog and cat treats on the market, and some of them are so affordable that you can usually purchase several types. Along with treats, you may want to consider purchasing bones for your dog. Some pet stores sell big ham bones that will last dogs for a long time, and they enjoy the meaty flavor of these bones. Rawhide bones are another great choice.
Toys are another important item for any pet's gift basket. Rope toys, squeaky toys, frisbees and rubber balls are great choices for a gift basket for a dog; simply think of your dog's favorite toys, and look for toys that are similar. Cats tend to enjoy scratching posts and scratching pads, small balls or toy mice and pretty much anything that involves catnip. Putting a combination of these toys in your gift basket will make for a very pleased pooch or kitty indeed!
If your pet deserves a bit of a makeover, you can include a new collar or leash in your pet's gift basket. Leashes and collars are available in a variety of colors and patterns, so you can really let your personality shine while choosing these items. Collars with rhinestones or spikes can be a lot of fun and can really give your pet some added style. If your pet likes to wear sweaters and other clothing, you can also include these items in your pet's gift basket.
To make your gift basket appear even prettier, you can wrap it in clear or colored cellophane. Next, you can tie a pretty ribbon around the top of the cellophane, or you can decorate it with lots of curly ribbons. If you want to skip this step, however, you can. Your pet will certainly be more interested in what is in his basket than what the outside looks like!