Pet gift guide

8Shades’ Gift Guide: Eco-friendly Gifts For Pets

So, you’ve got a sustainable Christmas gift for your yogi friend, your foodie friend and your beauty addict friend… but what about your four-legged friends too? 

To ensure your dogs and cats don’t miss out on the festive fun, we’ve rounded up a few of our top picks for some paw-fect Christmas gifts, all with an eye on sustainability – including recycled toys, all-natural treats and minimal-waste accessories. We’ve also made sure they’re all available to buy locally, right here in Hong Kong, meaning you can cut down on your carbon pawprint too. Happy howl-idays!

Beco Pets Recycled Dog Toy

Source: Beco Pets

Give playtime a sustainable twist with some paw-some toys from award-winning, eco-friendly pet brand Beco Pets. Made from recycled plastic cloth and stuffing, these cuties feature puncture-proof squeakers and double-stitched seams for extra durability, ensuring they’re great for cuddling, wrestling, chewing, fetching and general good times all-round.

Available from The Barkyard

Baking Bark Christmas Cookies

Source: Baking Bark

Kiss goodbye to those sad puppy dog eyes when you’re tucking into your Christmas turkey by ensuring your furry friends get a festive feast of their own! Local company Baking Bark’s treats are all lovingly homemade-to-order and use only the finest organic and natural ingredients with zero preservatives or added nasties, meaning they’re ideal for allergy-prone dogs… plus, extra brownie points for the adorable holiday-themed designs.

Available from Baking Bark

Ethique Bow Wow Shampoo Bar

Source: Ethique

Ensure that your pup scrubs up a treat with this plastic-free, carbon-neutral shampoo bar by sustainable Kiwi beauty brand Ethique. Crafted from oatmeal and coconut, lavender and neem oils, this moisturising solid shampoo bar has been perfectly pH-balanced to suit dogs’ skin, and will leave their fur feeling clean, soft, sweet-smelling and snuggle-ready – with minimal waste to boot.

Available from Live Zero

St. Bark Eco Dog Hats

Source: St. Bark

Call the pup-erazzi; thanks to these stylish accessories by homegrown company St. Bark, your furry fashionistas will always be ready for their close-up. These lightweight eco-chic caps and bandanas are made from Oeko-Tex-certified sustainable Specortex fabric, which is produced via waterless dyeing technology and boasts anti-UV and anti-bacterial properties. Even better, each piece is hand-sewn by tailors from local non-profit social enterprises too. 

Available from St. Bark

Suck UK Cat Scratch Skateboard

Source: Suck UK

One for all the cool cats out there – this Cat Scratch Skateboard will bring a whole new meaning to shredding the gnarl. Keep your kitties from clawing the furniture and set them to work on this cool piece of kit instead; it’s made from 100 percent recycled, recyclable cardboard and while not actually being a functional skateboard, will definitely look the part for catching some funny #catstagrams… simply purr-fect.

Available from Homeless

Molly Mutt Dog Bed Duvet Cover

Source: Molly Mutt

Waste not, want not is the name of the game with this ingenious Dog Bed Duvet Cover from Pet Sustainability Coalition-accredited business, Molly Mutt. Simply stuff one of these breathable cotton-canvas covers with any of your old pillows, towels, blankets, clothes or even worn-out dog beds to create a sustainable, new, long-lasting bed fit for any pampered pooch – cutting back on your landfill, while upping your pet’s comfort factor.

Available from Whiskers N Paws

Canophilia Handmade Dog Collars & Leads

Source: Canophilia

Walkies just got a lot more en vogue with these boho-chic macramé and cotton rope collars, harnesses and leashes from local company Canophilia. Each piece is hand-crafted to order, ensuring minimal waste, and can be customised with colours of your choice and personalised name tags; a percentage of proceeds is also donated to a different animal charity each month. Looking good while doing good – it doesn’t get much more stylish than that.

Available from Canophilia

Momotone Pet-Safe Candle

Source: Momotone

Love your pet but not too keen on their signature pong? Freshen up your home with this scent-sational Dewdrops Candle, a one-of-a-kind collaboration between Hong Kong brands Momotone and BeCandle, inspired by waking up in the morning with your cuddly companions. Formulated especially to be safe for dogs, cats and humans, it features heady notes of sage, cedarwood and sea breeze, and is hand-poured from all-natural vegetal wax at BeCandle’s Sai Kung studio.

Available from Momotone


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