Season’s Greetings! Have you finished your holiday shopping yet? Do you have a close friend or family member with a bunny buddy? Read on for some great suggestions from me, your Marion, IA area veterinarian.
Gift bags and boxes are nothing new: they’ve been around for decades. However, they have evolved a bit. These days, you can find ones made just for pets. You can find bunny bento boxes and other fun options for Floppy online. There are also some that contain safe chewing treats.
Holiday ornaments make fun and cute stocking stuffers. They’re also good gifts for coworkers. Look for an adorable one that features a bunny.
Floppy has been a major character in many classic books and movies. A beautiful edition of The Velveteen Rabbit is a great option. You can also go for Peter Rabbit or perhaps The Runaway Bunny. If your loved one has only recently adopted a bunny, you may want to go with a more educational book. It’s probably best to skip Watership Down, though, at least for the holidays.
There’s almost no end to the toys you can make for Floppy. The tubes from toilet paper rolls, for instance, are very versatile. You can also do a lot with plain paper. Plus, there are many kids can make, which can be a cute option for stocking stuffers. Just stick with ones that you are sure are safe.
To be honest, gift cards can be a great option for anyone, because they’re just so versatile. You may want to consider one to a pet-specific retailer.
Foraging mats–also sometimes called whuffle mats–can be great, because they allow Floppy to indulge in her natural behaviors. After all, wild bunnies forage for their meals. Include a small package of veterinarian-approved treats to get Floppy started.
Socks may not be the most original gifts ever, but there’s a reason they remain a staple stocking stuffer: everybody needs them! Plus, putting on a comfy new pair is one of those little luxuries everyone enjoys. Look for some super cute ones with bunnies on them. Of course, if you want to go all-out, get some silly bunny slippers to match.
As your Marion, IA area veterinarian, I want to wish you (and your bunny buddies) a wonderful holiday. Please contact me anytime.