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11 Awesome Gift Ideas for Geeky Pet Owners

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Geeks and pet-lovers are some of the easiest people to buy gifts for—quirky animal-related knickknacks and fandom-themed pet gear will give them guaranteed happiness.

If you’re at a loss for gift ideas, don’t worry. We’ve compiled this list to make shopping for the nerdy pet-lover a lot easier.

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1. How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You

Cats may look innocent, but they’re always up to no good behind closed doors. You’ll occasionally get a hint at their dark side when a cat suddenly starts staring you down with their wide, unblinking eyes.

If you have a friend that’s a cat-lover, gift them this How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You book. Cats are always trying to size you up—this book reveals all the eyeopening signs of a secretly murderous cat.

2. Purrfect Wine Glass

After you inform your friend of their cat’s evil tendencies, they’ll need a glass of wine to cope with a lingering fear of murder. What better way to enjoy some Sauvignon Blanc than with a wine glass in the shape of a cat head?

Both wine and cat geeks will enjoy this quirky gift on any occasion—it’s an adorable addition to any wine glass collection.

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3. “Direwolf in Training” Small Dog Bandana

Game of Thrones may have ended, but that doesn’t mean the story is completely over. This “Direwolf in Training” bandana will keep the sense of excitement alive, allowing you to imagine you or your friends’ dog as a vicious direwolf. The dog may only weigh 20lbs and have a questionable level of intelligence, but that’s why it’s in training, right?

4. Captain America Dog Costume

This Captain America dog costume succeeds in making a dog look adorable and utterly ridiculous at the same time. It’s suitable for dogs of all sizes, and lets your Marvel fanatic friend envision their beloved canine as a superhero.

Fit the Captain America cap on the pup’s head, followed by the patriotic shirt—it’ll definitely show some American and Marvel pride at the next Fourth of July celebration or Halloween costume party.

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5. Cookat – Make Your Own Cat Treats

If you don’t want to be scarred for life, it’s best not to know what type of ingredients go into cat treats. However, if you decide to bake your own treats, you can have full control of what your cat eats. Gift your friend this DIY cat treat-making kit so they can start serving gourmet snacks to their cat.

The kit comes with several different flavors of spread that make up to 800 cat treats. The included silicone tray is outfitted with fish-shaped molds to create the ultimate treat.

6. Retro Marvel Comic Dog Collar

Who says dogs can’t be Marvel fans too? Give a nod to the original Marvel comic books with a throwback dog collar. This collar features snippets of the classic Avengers comic starring Thor, Spiderman, Ironman, and the Hulk. It comfortably snaps on dogs using a seatbelt buckle clasp.

7. “I’m Just Here to Pet the Dogs” T-Shirt

Let’s be honest, nerds only go to parties to hang out with the host’s pets (well, at least I do). While everyone is socializing in the living room, you and your friends hang out with the dog in the kitchen.

Gift your friend this “I’m Just Here to Pet the Dogs” t-shirt so they can let the host know their intentions in advance. The next time your friend goes missing at a party, you’ll know that they’re probably petting a partygoer’s dog.

8. “Dogs Welcome, People Tolerated” Sign

This “Dogs Welcome, People Tolerated” sign falls into the same vein as the “I’m Just Here to Pet the Dogs” shirt. It’s for the anti-social pet lovers who understand the value of animals over humans.

It’s really easy to get mad at a human and never forgive them, but it’s nearly impossible to stay mad at a dog, even if they’ve just chewed up your new pair of shoes. Thus, dogs make much better houseguests than humans.

9. Corgi Butt Mouse Pad

In an earlier geeky car accessories guide, I mentioned a corgi butt headrest. Honestly, I’m not sure whether to fawn over the corgi butt trend, or to be really weirded out.

With this mousepad, your pet-loving friend or family member no longer has to rest their wrist on an uncomfortable surface. The corgi’s silicone-filled butt provides ample cushion for the dog-loving computer user.

10. Cat Mood Light

Fill the room with a colorful hue with this adorable cat mood light. The lamp alternates between seven different colors, offering just the right amount of light—it’s a great way to escape the headache-inducing lights used in the workplace.

11. Cat Office Mood Cards

Sometimes the best way to convey feelings and emotions is through images of moody cats. Have the crazy cat lady (or man) in your life prop these cards on their cubicle to show the office how they really feel.

When they’re having a particularly frustrating morning, they can flip to the card featuring an angry wet cat that reads “Bad hair day.” That way, no one will pester them for the rest of the day.

Finding the Perfect Gift

Whatever gift you choose for your nerdy and animal-loving friend, they’re bound to appreciate it—especially if it has something to do with their favorite fandom and pet. Don’t overthink your present, and you’ll make the right decision.

Now that you’ve found the perfect gift for your friend, it’s time to go shopping for yourself. Check out these gadgets that you should add to your office workstation.

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Michele Pineda
Michele Pineda

such cute ideas for my daughter, she would love this stuff for the cats and our dog!

Joel

I’m partial to the dog bone sign 😀