While a real pet requires food, water, and responsibility, the phenomenal hand-knitted animals scarves from Dutch Etsy artist Nina Fuehrer require…well, just enough responsibility that they come home with your kids at the end of the day.
At a recent Etsy holiday press preview featuring a well-curated selection of gift ideas from independent artists, these stood out. I just couldn’t wait to run back here and share them with you!
In person, the scarves were soft, amply chunky, and beautifully made | Photo: Cool Mom Picks
Forget unicorns and narwhals — what you’ll find from Nina are more classic birds, house pets, and various woodland creatures in both baby/kid and adult sizes.
(Not that I’d complain about a narwhal or two…but that’s not what the artist is focused on right now.)
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There’s a cockatoo scarf, a sweet rabbit scarf with neutral stripes or more vibrant shades of red, and in time for Halloween, a black cat scarf. Because of course, black cats are practical and go with everything.
There are also plenty of fabulous adult-sized knitted animal scarves, should you be looking at the prices and thinking, well…maybe for me. My kids can always take it out for walks when they get a little older.
Visit NinaFuehrer’s Etsy shop for hand-knit animal scarves shipping from The Netherlands. Or save some money, crafty folks, and buy one of 5 knit animal scarves patterns as affordable digital downloads.