Are you looking for unique cat themed gifts? I have found one that will make any cat lover squeal with delight. I can not believe how unique and meaningful this cat themed gift idea is. Are you ready for it?
A customized stuffed cat made to look exactly like their beloved Ms. Kittikins. I have found an online store that does just that. In this article, I will give a review of the site Petsies.
If you are looking for that one of a kind gift, or are curious about Petsies, keep reading. We are going to dive deep.
What is Petsies?
The first question we should answer is what is Petsies. Petsies is a Florida based company that creates custom stuffed animals from drawings or photos of people’s pets. Their about us page claims they have made over 70,000 stuff animals since 2013. According to them, they are the number one custom plush manufacturer in the industry. That is a pretty impressive claim.
What Do They Offer?
The first and foremost offering is a detailed stuffed animal of your pet or the person you are shopping for. To accomplish the realistic look of the pet, they use advanced airbrushing techniques. This technique allows the artist to capture all the little details.
In this article, I am, of course, going to be talking about cats and how Petsies relates to kitties. But I want to take this moment to point out that they do not care what kind of pet you have, they will make a stuffed representation of any pet, be it a common pet such as a dog or a cat to a horse or even rats and guinea pigs. Whatever type of pet a person owns, this would make a thoughtful copy.
Petsies also offers Petsies Stars. They are plushies made to look like your favorite internet pet. Some examples are Meatball, Oscar, and King Kingsley.
You can even sign up if you are a person who has a pet with an internet account. I know that sounds weird, but I follow a lot of different cats on twitter.
If you do not have access to the person’s pet pictures, you can always give them a Petsies gift certificate. There is no expiration date, so the person you are shopping for can use it at their convenience. You can get the gifts cards both physically or digitally. A digital gift card is a practical way to give a gift to someone who does not live close. The best part is you do not have to pay for shipping if you get the gift card digitally. The gift cards can be used to purchase anything on the site.
If money is no object, you can go with a Petsies gift box. The gift box is stuffed with several items.
The person will get :
- A Petsies Voucher to be redeemed for their own cat lookalike plush
- A photo frame so they can proudly display a pic of their beloved kitty
- An ornament in the shape of a heart
- A display tray
* The gift box comes in both cat and dog theme
The last thing that Petsies offers is pet accessories. This offering includes a wide range of dress-up items for both the plushie and the real-life pet. These accessories are a great gift idea by themselves. The custom pet bed would be ideal for a couple looking to move in together; it says I accept and love your pet as my own.
As you can see, there is a lot of unique cat themed gifts at Petsies. It is about finding the one that is right for you.
The Icing On The Cake
I think we can both agree that a custom stuffed representation of Mr. Stinkbottom is a unique cat themed gift idea. But what makes Petsies the right choice.
The Petsies 100% Guarantee that is what makes Petsies the right choice. Let’s look into the guarantee a little deeper. The guarantee covers tears, rips, and holes on arrival. It also includes coverage for any shipping damage while in transit. They will retouch or remake the item if they have failed to follow your selected customizations or if they missed a marking that you have specified. They also cover if the coloring is wrong.
They do set some realistic expectations by reminding us that it is a stuffed animal; therefore it will never be just like your cat, such as the sparkle in the eye, softness of fur, etc.
They do offer a sneak peek upgrade that allows you to receive pictures of the plushie while it is in production. This upgrade will enable you to approve or disapprove the plush and to request changes.
Still Got Questions
I have combed through the faq portion of the Petsie website to bring you answers.
Petsies does ship internationally. So if you want to get this for someone who lives outside the USA, there will be no problem.
I do not want to quote the shipping rates in case they change over the years. I will say that shipping is a flat rate the increases slightly for each additional item. Orders are either shipped First Class Mail or UPS/ USPS depending on weight.
What are they made of?
Petsies are made of high-quality polyester faux fur and stuffed with hypoallergenic polyester stuffing. The features are specialty plastic, and all details are airbrushed.
Where are they made?
They are designed, inspected, packed, and shipped from Florida. They also do touch-ups and repairs in Boynton Beach. However, the cutting and sewing takes place in China.
If you change your mind and need to cancel your order, you can do that as long as it is before they start building your pets double. So as long as they are in the design phase, it is safe to cancel.
What about payment plans?
Petsies offers six months no interest financing on purchases $99 or more through PayPal Credit. That was at the time that I published this article. Please verify that this is still the case if that is the way you want to go. If Petsies has changed this policy, contact me so I can update this post.
The Good They Do
Petsies makes the world a brighter place in two ways. First, they have a K9 program where they donate plushies made to look like retired or fallen police dogs to the officers who worked with them. The goal is to bring comfort to the officer, who has lost a true partner. If you are an animal lover, you know how your pet is more than an animal who lives in your house. They become a part of you forever. I can only imagine the level of connection an officer develops with their doggy partner. This program is such an act of kindness that they offer.
The second way that they help people is by supporting a memorial site. Pet Remembrance Day is a site in which you can honor your pet that is no longer with you. You can upload their photos and tell their story. You can learn about other animals stories — that way the pets live on forever.
Both of these charitable acts add proof that Petsies cares about pets and their families. It is through buying from Petsies that you can be a small part of these good works.
Lets Wrap This Up
If you are looking for that ultimate unique
It does not matter if you are buying this gift as a birthday, wedding, valentine, or a memorial this will speak volumes to the amount of love you put into this gift.
Whereas this would be an ideal gift for any cat owner, it would make an incredible gift for a cat lover that is allergic to cats. I am not sure there would be a better gift for someone in that situation. Along those same lines, this would make the purfect gift for kitty person who can not have a feline in their life for some reason.
Take your gift-giving to the next level with Petsies, even if the gift is for yourself.
If Petsies is not right for you, check out my list of other unique cat themed gifts here. You also can shop directly from my site. My shop has several different items that would make any cat lover happy.
Here is a link to my latest jewelry review if you are looking for a gift that is a little more romantic.
Until next time, be the light in the world.