Let’s be honest, it wouldn’t really be Christmas if you didn’t spoil your dogs as much as the rest of the family. So, where to begin? What do you gift that special canine in your life? There’s plenty of dog present ideas out there, and we’ve put together just a few online options* to suit your pup’s personality.
As a child, did you get giddy with excitement at getting new toys on Christmas? That’s the inspiration for these playful picks. Bring on the fun!
Rosewood Christmas Pudding Snuffle Mat at Lords & Labradors
There’s nothing like a festive-themed enrichment toy to liven up Christmas day! This snuffle mat brings out your dog’s natural foraging instincts by encouraging them to hunt for treats. Hide their favourite nibbles among the folds of the pudding and watch as your dog puts that snoot to work.
Nina Ottonson Dog Smart Dog Toy at Argos
Get your dog to work smarter, not harder with this puzzle toy from Nina Ottonson. It’s designed to teach your canine problem-solving and keep their brain stimulated. Hide treats underneath the nine bone compartments and watch your pooch figure out how to find them. Simply hand wash with soap and water to clean up any drool.
Woofbox Dog Subscription Box
From £21.75 per month (original monthly subscription box)
It might just be a one-off for Christmas, or your dog might get so excited that you turn it into an ongoing monthly treat. This subscription box comes with two plush or tough toys and a selection of four to five treats and chews. You can personalise the contents and choose a box to suit your dog’s size.
As you feast on Christmas dinner and other treats, you may want to bring your pup in on the festive indulging. If so, you’ll want to choose some food options that are pet-safe. With any food treat, don’t forget to keep in mind your dog’s dietary needs.
Earth Animal ‘The Feast’ No Hide Chew at Lords & Labradors
If you’re keen to avoid the endless rawhide options this year, this could be a tasty alternative. Available in three sizes, the Earth Animal No Hide Chew is made with 100% natural ingredients, including real turkey, pumpkin, and cranberries. Bust that boredom and give your dog a delicious chew to enjoy during Christmas dinner.
Barking Heads Little Paws Treat Bundle
Was £9.50 – Now £8.50
Barking Heads are all about natural ingredients, incorporating vitamins, and guilt-free treating. Not sure which snack to try from their range? This treat bundle gives you a mix of everything so your hungry pup can sample a variety.
Lily’s Kitchen Cracking Festive Christmas Treats
Did someone say Christmas biscuits? These meaty treats from Lily’s Kitchen helps to bring your canine in on the festive dining fun. The tin includes a mixture of flavours, including Festive Turkey Jerky. Plus, you can keep hold of the decorative tin to store other treats once they’ve done.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting your dog to be the most stylish pooch in the area. Just remember not to make it all style over substance. These present ideas may do the trick.
Barbour Wax Dog Coat
It’s cold and wet outside, so keep your dog warm and dry on wintry walks with this stylish Barbour coat. It’s made from waxed cotton with an underbody strap for a secure fit. Choose between several colours and sizes. Remember to measure up your pup before ordering to get the right size.
Barbour Reflective Tartan Dog Collar
What’s a stylish coat without a stylish collar to match? Another luxury option from Barbour, this collar has an elegant tartan with a reflective piper outing for those darker evenings. Once again, don’t forget to measure your canine’s neck carefully to pick the right size for their needs.
Joules Chesterfield Pet Bed at John Lewis
If your pup is the king of the castle, give them a bed worthy of their regal personality. The Joules Chesterfield Pet Bed is made from soft velvet with padded sides to give your dog comfortable snooze time. The bed has a wipe clean base, non slip backing, and is machine washable.
Adding a personal touch can make a gift that little bit more special, and your pets are no exception.
Lords & Labradors Christmas Stocking
Is there a stocking missing from the fireplace? Include your dog this year with this Lords & Labradors Christmas stocking. Handmade with a faux fur collar and hoop for hanging, choose between seven different colours. For an extra £5, you can get the stocking personalised with your pet’s name.
The Little Handcrafted Company Dog Toy and Accessory Basket at Notonthehighstreet
A way to keep the house tidy and help your dog easily find their toys? It’s a win-win. This neutral dog toy basket comes with handles to easily move around the home and holds up to 21 litres. Add that special touch by including your dog’s name on the basket – just in case people forget whose toys they are.
Paws & Co Personalised Minimal Dog Pet Bowl
It’s a double personalisation whammy with the Paws & Co Dog Pet Bowl. You can add both your pup’s name and their breed on the bowl for extra uniqueness. The bowl comes in a standard and large size and is completely dishwasher safe.
Sometimes you just want to take it to the next level with high tech gifts. Your dog may not appreciate the level of sophistication here, but you hopefully will.
PetKit Smart Metal Pet Bowl at Pets at Home
Take the stress out of feeding your dog with the PetKit Smart Metal Pet Bowl. A built-in digital scale allows you to measure food and water directly into the bowl for accuracy. It’s angled rim is designed to suit different breeds and sizes, including flat nosed breeds.
The steel bowl is also removable for putting in the dishwasher.
PitPat2 at Pets at Home
Exercise is an important way to keep your dog healthy and happy. The PitPat2 attaches to your dog’s collar to monitor their activities, distance, and calories burned. You can choose between customised exercise recommendations for your dog and track their progress and weight history.
iFetch Frenzy Automatic Ball Launcher at Argos
Some dogs have an obsession with chasing balls. If your arm is starting to ache from long days of ball throwing, this could be your solution. Your pooch drops the ball into the top of the iFetch and it launches out of the machine from three possible directions. Always supervise your pet while they use the machine and take it away when they get tired.
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*Pricing and details correct as of 8 December 2021.