The pet gift and subscription box market has exploded with a variety of options to cater to a modern pet’s whim, and of course the owner’s convenience of having it delivered direct to their door. Affording your pet the opportunity to sample everything from treats to toothpaste, there’s even a service to keep you on top of your pet’s healthcare treatments.
As the title of this post suggests, these boxes can be purchased as a one off or for the gift that keeps giving - as a subscription, normally three, six or twelve months. The major plus for pet boxes is they favour new or quality products that you don’t tend to find in your local pet shop making it a real treat for your cat or dog.
We’ve rounded up nine pet gift and subscription boxes based on their quality and value for money. As with the beauty box companies, you will find some similarities between the boxes so which one you go for is a personal choice. However, we recommend digging around their website to see past boxes, weighing up what price suits and sniffing through their social media to weigh up what gang you want your pet to be part of. Plus many of the companies donate a portion of their sales to charity so let that be part of your decision too!
PAWPOST: Basil has previously received one of their boxes and we were v. impressed with the quantity and quality of its content. Their boxes read like a who’s who of premium, natural and eco-friendly pet brands, and they normally include a gift for the owner too. Essential info: for cats + dogs, one-off or subscription, lowest price £17.95 p/m.
THE ARTISAN PET DELI: this Deja Treat Box cuts straight to the chase focusing on what your dog probably loves the best, with three delicious packs of treats including biscuits, liver and venison. Plus for every sale, £1 is donated to All Dogs Matter. Essential info – for dogs, one-off gift only, priced £6.49.
VET BOX: a health-orientated box designed to keep on top of your pet’s essential healthcare treatment for things like fleas and worms. Dependent on your pricing option, samples such as shampoo or ear cleaning products will also be added to your box. Great for sometime airheads like yours truly. Essential info: for cats + dogs, subscription service, prices start at £5.99.
BARK BEATS: the team at BB aim to delight their canine customers with products that are new to the market or not yet widely available in Europe to ensure your dog stays ahead of the pack, plus there’s an emphasis on natural and biological treats. They also support smaller rescue homes and shelters around the UK with at least 10% of their profits. Essential info: for small, medium or large dogs only, one-off or subscription, lowest price £13 p/m.
Shop & Exclusive Offer: Barkarama readers can receive an exclusive 50% off their first Bark Beats Box at Barkbeats.co.uk. Enter the code Barkarama50 at checkout to claim. Valid until 31 December 2016 and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.
Giveaway: we also have two Bark Beats Boxes to giveaway. Visit our Bark Beats prize draw page for your chance to WIN! Closes 5 April 2016.
CHESHIRE & WAIN: especially for new kitties is this sweet New Cat Gift Selection box. Featured in the box is an Incomplete Book of Cat Names to inspire any naming struggles, a bag of loose of catnip to drive your pussycat wild and the brand’s popular prawn catnip toy. Essential info: for cats, one-off gift, £25.
PURRFECT BOX / PAWESOME BOX: from the fun packaging featuring pet illustrations, quality contents of no less than six items of treats, toys and a feeder, plus the mini magazine that came with our delivery, the kitty version comes Catarama-brother approved. Essential info: for cats + dogs, one-off or subscription, lowest price £16.90.
Shop: for cats - Purrfect-box.co.uk; for dogs – Pawsomebox.co.uk
TUX & TABBY: hip and handmade, you won’t be rushing to hide away the contents when people come to visit. From chaser wands, cat-nipped filled toys and hoops, all items are made from natural materials such as sisal and birch. Essentials info: for cats, one-off gift only, New Cat Box shown is £26 but other options available.
TAILWAGGER: a cute community to be part of, the Tailwagger team are tight on making your box bespoke to your pet so say your dog is a serious toy destroyer, you’ll never be sent a plush. They also offer options based on the number of items you’ll receive in your box making it easier on price point. Essential info: for cats + dogs, one-off or subscription, from £13.99.
CAT HAMPURR: this one is just for kitties and the box we trialled had a heavy emphasis on treats and food but there are toys too. Cat Hampurr is great for their variety of purchase options, which caters to both your cat’s demand and your budget with options including on-off gifts or bi-monthly/monthly or double subscription packages. Essential info: for cats only, various packages available, lowest price £8.