Boxie Pets by Rachel Travis

Here it is: The absolutely perfect gift for anyone who loves their pets. Local artist Rachel Travis' Boxie Pets are custom, hand-painted portraits on 4-inch square "boxes" that are an inch-and-a-half deep. You simply send Travis one or two photos of your favorite pet, wait two weeks, and voila! You have a gift-boxed painting that's brimming with individuality. Painted in vibrant colors, Travis' works may be playfully evocative of folk-art whimsy, but they also truly bring out the personality of each dog or cat. For pet owners, these can be very personal items—a way to always remember one's best friend. And you won't find 'em at Walmart. To see examples of Travis' Boxie Pets, or to place an order, go to boxiepets.com. Standard boxies start at $65.