Buying Christmas presents for dogs is absolutely a thing now. They don’t even have to be your dog, you can, and probably should, buy for the dogs that belong to your closest family members and even your best friends. You see most people view their dog as one of their kids and if you would, or do, buy for their children then I suggest you think about buying Christmas presents for their dogs too. However, that being said these gifts do not need to be expensive they can just be a token gesture like a new toy or accessory.
To help you get some motivation I have put together a list below of perfectly acceptable Christmas presents for dogs.
A new collar
One of the best Christmas presents for dogs has got to be a lovely new collar and this one from Scaramanga really is special. It is made from semi-vegetable tanned leather and is available in four sizes from extra small to large. They also have a whole host of other leather accessories available too.
Squeaky toys are the perfect go to Christmas presents for dogs as they are loved by most and as they are played with so much they need replacing regularly so it really doesn’t matter if your dog already has one. This fake news squeaky toy is also great for those that love to torment your paper boy/girl as it looks like a rolled up news paper with a hidden squeaker inside and is priced at £10 from Kikkerland.
Soft Squeaky toy
If the dog in question is a soft toy fan more than a chew machine then how about opting for this soft squeaky beaver toy from Pet Love. It is a non filled toy so no need to worry about the stuffing ending up all over the floor when they rag it from side to side but it is still super soft with realistic fur for your dog to cuddle up to. It is also available in 4 different designs.
A smelly set
Oh yes you read that right, you can absolutely buy beauty products for your dog and good ones at that! Sniffe and Likkit are a brand we have used before and we love them. They have created lovely gift sets that contain
- Give A Dog Cologne Fur Coat Conditioning Mist 50ml
- Fragrant Fur Coat 3-in-1 Shampoo 50ml
- 4 x Wippets fragrant and refreshing paw-kit cleansing wipes
- Scent Somethin’ Nice hanging scented sachet
All for only £17.
They also have these products available in a wash bag or in the cues little crackers. so whether you want to splurge, stick to £17 or spend a little less you will find something for your pet and your budget over at Sniffe and Likkit.
A dog can never have too many blankets. They need them for their bed, your bed, the sofa, the car, everywhere and anywhere really. So no list of Christmas presents for dogs could be complete without one and this calming comfort blanket from Mikki is ideal.
Treat filled toy
If you are looking for Christmas presents for dogs that are suitable for those filled with energy or those that need to be occupied when left alone so they don’t get bored and eat your couch then treat filled toys are a fantastic idea. This rubber cone from Nylabone is perfect for keeping you dog busy for ages. You can fill it with their favourite snacks and watch as they chew to their hearts content desperately trying to get those treats out. If you want to make it even harder and also cooler on the gums for any teething puppy’s you can also pop this in the freezer before you give it to them. It is a really hard wearing toy and will last even the mouthiest of dogs a long time, plus as an extra bonus it smells like bacon so even when it isn’t filled with treats they will still love to play with it.
I’m pretty sure all dogs like treats so why not use Christmas as an excuse to get them stocked up on some delicious ones. You can even opt for Christmas themed treats like these ones from the award winning Lily’s Kitchen who create all natural, nasty free, pet food.
The Lily’s Kitchen limited addition festive range includes:
Three Bird Feast for Dogs – perfect for their Christmas lunch.
Cracking Festive Treats for Dogs – presented in a lovely tin and full of Festive Turkey Jerky, Scrumptious Duck & Venison Sausages, and Best Ever Beef Mini Burgers.
Festive Turkey Jerky Treats for Dogs – grain-free and made with natural ingredients, perfect for an afternoon treat.
Treats without meat
If, for whatever reason, you prefer to feed your dog treats without meat then you need to check out the rage of food from W’zis?. They have ca selection of treats to choose from that are colourful, playful, meaningful and vegan friendly. Even if your dog isn’t vegan reducing the amount of meat or meat based products they consume can help the environment so purchasing from W’zis? is a win for everyone.
There range includes some pretty interesting treats like the bauble treat tins that are available in three flavours
Postman & Roast
Slipper & Biscuit
Lamp post & chips
And the Dubya chews which are larger, longer lasting and more interesting than regular chews and even have a fillable groove, as well as the Fang chews which tickles gums and clean teeth.
Extreme chew toy
This particular toy by Nylabone is designed to challenge even the most aggressive of chewers. It is shaped like a shish kebab and flavoured like chicken but unlike some of the flavoured bones and toys you can get this one is mess free, keeping both dog and owner happy. It is also available in three sizes depending on the size and breed of your dog.
Puzzle toys are great for engaging your dog. These make them think whilst also playing as the idea is that they need to solve the puzzle to realise a treat. These are perfect for younger dogs that still need lots of entertaining and have excess energy to burn off as well as still being highly motivated by treats.
Trip up Tower Bridge
Yes you read that right, a trip up Tower Bridge could be the best gift your dog gets this Christmas. Gone is the need for the usual walk to the local park to chase the same old squirrels, now you can treat your pooch to a trip to the top of Tower Bridge where, if brave enough then can join you on a walk across the glass viewing floor that looks directly down to the bridge below.
If you can’t wait till the big day itself to buy Christmas presents for your pets then why not start early by treating them to an advent calendar. These ones by Lily’s kitchen provide a treat a day, including the Rise and Shines and famous Bedtime Biscuits, from 1st-24th December.
They also have a feline friendly version too.
The design is also pretty cute and wouldn’t look out of place along side the advent calendars for the rest of the family, just make sure you don’t open the wrong one!
There you have it. Our list of Christmas presents for dogs. I’m sure you will agree there is a good selection of ideas to help get you started and I’m sure that whatever you pick your four legged friend will love it.