Posted on February 25, 2020 by Monique Hanford
We’ve found it can be difficult to find good quality guinea pig themed gifts so we created this guinea pig shopping page to guide you to some great shops who supply guinea pig products as well as specific items that you might otherwise not have found.
Many of the best gifts are on Etsy where you can find beautifully designed original and unique gifts for guinea pig lovers.
This Etsy shop sell unique jewellery, home wares, guinea pig ornaments, hanging ceramic signs, aprons, bags and even needle felted guinea pig craft kits! They design all these beautiful gifts themselves.
Beautifully illustrated guinea pig gifts by Katie whose style is cute and whimsical with lots of colour and fun injected into every piece. She has Christmas wrapping paper and cards, birthday cards, colouring books, mugs, stickers, badges, signs, key charms and phone cases in her shop. These gifts are fantastic for kids but also for adults with a sense of fun and who love extreme cuteness too! The perfect place to go for stocking fillers. Check out her super cute guinea pig gifts here…
This is an Etsy shop owned by Hayley, based in Winchester, UK, who creates adorable guinea pig designs (as well as other animals). Her range includes some fabulous unique guinea pig gifts of her own which you won’t find anywhere else. She has guinea pig plates, mugs, sweatshirts, baby romper outfits, baby hats, bags, kids drinks bottle, tea towels, tins, chopping board, drinks coasters, purses, lunchbox, folding garden chairs and more.
Suzanne, a professional artist in the UK, produces some beautiful original pieces of very cute guinea pig art prints as well as bedroom signs, birthday cards and unique keyrings as well as similar products for cats and other animals. Take a look at her Etsy shop here…
Another Etsy shop, this family run shop has a range of ceramic guinea pig gifts (and other designs) for the home and kitchen which are hand decorated by Jacqui and Sophie. Their products include guinea pig teapots, mugs, wall hangings, kitchen cannister sets, wax burners, plant holders, gift baskets, money jars and lots more.
Guinea Pig Classics Box Set: Written by Alex Goodwin and Tess (Illus) Newall, this popular set of 3 hardback books include retold classic stories featuring guinea pig characters. The books include Romeo & Juliet, Oliver Twist and Pride and Prejudice. All books are beautifully illustrated which makes it a fabulous and affordable gift for a child’s birthday.
Olga da Polga Book Set: Set of 6 books about the guinea pig Olga da Polga, written by Michael Bond, who also wrote the adorable Paddington Bear books.
Christopher Nibble Story Books – Beautifully and colourfully illustrated, the Christopher Nibble books are for young children and include “Christopher Nibble”, “Christopher’s Bicycle” and “Christopher’s Caterpillars”. Even grown up guinea pig lovers will enjoy looking at her amazing illustrations!
We love the Guinea Pig Plush from the Hermann Teddy Collection. Hermann, founded in 1912 and now run by his granddaughters, is a company known for good quality soft toys. This 20cm brown and white guinea pig is beautifully soft, suitable for all ages and is also washable. It makes a lovely present for children young and old and even adults who still love their cuddly toys!
Children learn a lot through interactive play and playsets which helps them to use their imagination and creativity. For a child who loves guinea pigs and other small pets, Playmobil provide a 3 sets which are great for keeping young and growing minds away from screens! Note: these Playmobil sets are for ages 4+ due to the small parts:
There are also sets that include other pets small and large so you can expand your collection if you want your child to have a large set of imaginative toys to help them love and care for animals.
Clothing is always popular with kids – here are our favourites:
It can be difficult trying to find a gift that someone will use or like but you can never go wrong with a mug. However, as a gift, you’ll want to make sure it’s something really special which is what you get with the Wrendale “Lettuce Be Friends” fine bone china guinea pig mug by Royal Worcester. This unique design featuring 2 guinea pigs sharing a leaf was originally painted in watercolour by Hannah Dale in the heart of the Lincolnshire countryside. This is the perfect gift for a good friend. View the mug here…
For somewhere to put your mug, check out this set of 4 guinea pig coasters with a unique guinea pig watercolour design. Each set has 4 designs.
This vibrantly coloured guinea pig chopping board is by the same artist who designed the coasters above. The guinea pig image is one of her watercolour designs.
Here are some of the best guinea pig themed clothes we found for adults:
There are many beautifully illustrated guinea pig greetings cards for birthdays, Mother’s Day, or any occasion on Etsy. You’ll also find a good variety of wrapping paper on Etsy for different celebrations too.
We particularly loved the cards from “Out of the Hutch” which is owned by a professional illustrator and guinea pig lover. Her greetings cards are created from the stunning whimsical paintings created where she lives on the Isle of Wight. These colourful cards can be used for any occasion including birthdays, thank yous, weddings, valentines day etc, as they are blank. Her illustrations include gardening guinea pigs, a piggy party, picnic at Coleman’s Farm, a guinea pig on a flying carpet, a guinea pig wedding and lots more.
We’ve designed some helpful care sheets including checklists and record sheets that will help you keep organised and up to date with the care of your guinea pigs…Find out more...