Holiday Gift Guides 2017: Kids + Pets

Toys and treasures for your favorite small creatures, be they human or other

The cliche is true; good things do come in small packages. While we hate to lump them together—but also find it funny—some of our favorite small ones happen to fall in the children and pets categories. Both offer unconditional love, plenty of laughs and the occasional mess. And it’s important that they know, year ’round, our love and appreciation as well. Here, we’ve selected some …

IKEA Designs Furniture for Pets

With treehouse-hideaways, scratching mats, beds and more, IKEA’s first-ever furniture range designed specifically for pets was created in collaboration with a vet, in order to make sure animals’ needs were accounted for. Designed by Inma Bermudéz, the pet-friendly Lurvig collection includes 62 items. Bermudéz says, “The piece that I’m most proud of is a pet cushion: we encourage owners to fill it with their old …

West Paw’s Made-in-USA Pet Beds

From organic cotton to durable microsuede, this B Corp has an eco-friendly option for your sleepy friend

Celebrating 20 years of designing and producing high-quality pet products in Montana, West Paw is a certified B Corp upholding ambitious social business and environmentally sustainable standards. This means you can rest just as well in your own bed as your dog or cat does on the brand’s signature Bumper Beds. There’s cotton, organic cotton and an eco-friendly hemp option (though they’ve just discontinued the …

Karen Mabon’s SS16 Rosebud Collection

Panda baby showers and cat costume parties perfectly disguised in sophisticated silk scarves

Channeling the seductive stylings of Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly but with thoughtful, contemporary whimsy is UK illustrator Karen Mabon’s spring/summer 2016 Rosebud collection. The 2011 Royal College of Art graduate continues to combine elegance with amusement through artistically derived silk scarves, and her latest drop is perhaps her most fashionably flippant yet. Shot by Scottish photographer David N Anderson, the new collection is modeled …

Crystal: Rendez-Vous

Japanese synth-loving trio Crystal has created the most fitting soundtrack for the videogame that’s become our internet-centered lives. The perfect blend of artificial nostalgia, quirky sound effects and a good squeeze of Jean-Michel Jarre meets Donkey Kong allows Crystal to charm their way into your head. Then they reveal they’re more than just kitsch. Crystal’s track “Rendez-vous” is strong on its own as a carefree, …