Easy, local gift ideas for the critters on your list

 Get ready for mucho licks and tail wags

christmas trixie
Trixie of Trixie’s Kitchen


Are your clients or friends constantly showing you pics of their “kids”?

Bringing a hostess gift and want to include Rex?

Are you a pet care professional?

Want someone else to do all the work?

Here are a couple of ideas that are impressive, affordable, local, and sure to please.

Trixies Kitchen for custom cookies.

Small Wonders Pets for gift bags.



 Trixie’s Kitchen – Custom Treats

Jackie Schulz Krovblit creates homegrown, human grade dog treats. Named after her late Great Dane Trixie, Trixie’s Kitchen is a  favorite “go to” of commercial dog walkers.

I’ve never done this before but the soft cranberry, mint cookies looked so good I had to sneak a taste. I prefer a bit more sugar but my dog Booboo is all over them.

Krovblit will create custom orders or you can choose from her various packages.

Visit her site, check out the designs and place your order. She’ll bake, decorate, and package the cookies.

All you have to do is pick them up.

Turn around time is about a week, depending on order size.

You can also find Trixie’s Kitchen in various stores. Check her site for locations and various holiday themes.

See a complete gallery of December holiday designs here

Photo credit Trixie’s Kitchen


Small Wonders Pets – Gift Bags

Located on the Danforth just east of Broadview, Small Wonders is a neighborhood source for quality pet products and trusted advice.

Owner Keiley Abbat is a long time Riverdale resident and community activist.

Earlier this year Abbat, along with local Casey Conklin, were awarded a plaque by the City for their involvement in creating the Withrow Park off leash dog park.

Using durable Mighty Dog toys, Abbat will create a gift basket geared to the age, breed, and preferences of the critters on your list. Contact Abbat, give her the details and she’ll make you look like the best Santa ever!

Prices start at $10!

This service is available year round for all your gift giving needs.

Please allow a minimum of one week to prepare.


Trixie’s Kitchen   



Small Wonders Pets

148 Danforth Ave.




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