Just because I am not offering pet portraits this year doesn't mean I can't help you spoil your favorite pet owner with something unique and personalized this holiday season.
I work closely with hundreds of other hand crafters from all over the globe and I have hand picked the top five custom pet portrait ideas that will make the perfect gift this year.
The Pastel Pug
Fun wood slice pet portraits
Handmade and shipped from Texas, USA
The Pastel Pug is one of my favorite stores, not only is the owner Chelsea super friendly and sweet she has the wildest imagination, which really shows in her products. I purchased a piece from her last year and it was a snail wearing a mushroom crown, I totally love it!
Her custom work is amazing, she uses a combination of wood burning and watercolor painting to create unique, personalized portraits of your extended family members. Not only does Chelsea offer amazing customer service and oodles of talent, she will also include a personalized message and gift wrapping for your item at your request, I definitely recommend this shop for your painted pet portrait needs!
Brenda Kessler Designs
Stunning nose print pet gifts!
Handmade and shipped from Indiana, USA
Keep your best friend close to your heart, these beautiful and unique personalized pet gifts are handcrafted by the very talented Brenda Kessler. Brenda will create a piece of beautiful jewelry out of your beloved pet's nose print so that you can take a piece of them with you everywhere you go, alright yes... I know you already have about a hundred pieces of their fur with you everywhere you go but, this is something a little extra special.
This two step gift idea is the perfect present for the pet lover that already has it all, send them a print kit as a gift for Christmas and then let Brenda do the rest!
Adorable fabric pet portraits!
Handmade and shipped from Florida, USA
I have already placed my order with Hither Rabbit to have my three feline friends fabric'd by this very unique pet portrait artist, I just about squealed when I bumped into Carolyn's shop and realized that I must have some for my very own. Carolyn was very personable and had a fun and friendly personality which really shows in her artwork.
With wool free options for these custom portraits I highly recommend them to anyone searching for a truly, one of a kind gift idea for the pet lover in their life this holiday season!
Amazing polymer clay pet portraits!
Handmade and shipped from Romania
Wow, is the first word that comes to mind when I think of Nico's work, her pet portrait pendants are truly amazing, they have such a fun and unique feel to them that just brings me instant joy. I cannot get over the detail and skill that are crafted into these unique polymer clay portraits.
Nico is based out of Romania so be sure to get your orders in early to stay ahead of shipping times, this is a gift that will truly surprise and amaze any pet lover in your life this holiday season.
susan altenau pottery
Unique pottery pet portraits!
Handmade and shipped from Ohio, USA
I am counting on having a Susan Altenau mug under my Christmas tree this year (hint, hint to my significant other), I have had my eye on Susan's work since 2015 and will be needing at least three to satisfy my pottery mug and kitty addiction.
These mugs are so unique and personal, they will warm the hearts and hands of all the coffee drinking pet owners on your Christmas list this year. BONUS, if they have more then one pet, you now have the perfect gift lined up for the next few years!
Let me know what you think of this list of pet portrait ideas and which one gets you the most excited for gifting this year!