Your dog can’t write a letter to Santa. But whether your mutt has been naughty or nice, we know you’ll want to spoil them this Christmas.
From a full Crimbo meal that is no dog’s dinner, to advent calendars stuffed with treats, personalised gifts and even a clone of themselves, our pick of 15 pooch-friendly presents will give any hound good reason to feel festive.
Merry Woofmas one and all!
So your beloved beast doesn’t feel left out during Christmas dinner, treat him to his own (probably smelly) festive fare. This doggy dinner is made from turkey, parsnip and cranberry, with no additives, preservatives or sugars.
Who doesn’t love an advent calendar? This one comes with 72 chicken and coconut flavour “meaty sweeties” so you can feed your dog three treats a day in the lead-up to the 25th December. Low calorie and made with high quality ingredients, they’re still a healthy addition to a balanced doggy diet.
What’s to say your dog wouldn’t like to dress up on Christmas day? They have standards too, you know. Here is the perfect, subtle Christmas fashion accessory: a dog bow tie in a pleasant green herringbone. It’s classy, it’s sophisticated, it’s made for Instagram.
Perhaps your dog is more of a bandana than a bow tie kinda guy? This simple, dog-chic one simply slides onto your dog’s collar for a quick and easy fashion upgrade. With added altruism points because it comes from the Dogs Trust charity.
Ensure your dog feels represented on the tree with a handmade, fair trade, 100% wool Christmas decoration that looks like a dog! This one comes from Battersea Dogs’ Home, so you can feel extra good about where your money’s going.
Everyone likes to have their name written on things, even dogs. Make your dog bowl personal — so that Molly or Fido know exactly whose dog biscuits are who’s.
You just know your dog wants to play with this bear dressed up in a tartan flannel Christmas tree ensemble and make him squeak. He’s from Battersea Dogs’ Home, so you’re helping make Christmas better for other dogs, too.
When Father Christmas comes down the chimney your dog is probably going to want to take him on. Instead, give them this handy red rope toy that looks just like Santa to chew on.
You can control this high tech pet feeder with an app! It has integrated scales you can use to monitor your dog’s food intake and serve the right size portions. If you sync it up with the Sure Petcare app, you get all sorts of useful information about your dog’s eating habits.
This handmade replica of your dog is perfect for the dog who likes to snuggle up or fight themselves. Get in early because its creators are only able to make 65 this year. They create the clones from a photo of your pooch.
It’s cold. It’s dark. It’s time your dog had their own, personalised blanket to snuggle up on the hearth under. Made from soft polyester, it’s a comfy addition to any pet bed.
Dogs love comfy, fluffy cushions to snuggle up on and occasionally, to bite and destroy. This one is better than any other because it comes with your own dog’s face on it. Just send in a photo and it’ll take two weeks to make.
If you’re not going to let the dog eat your actual gingerbread house, so give them this plush version complete with squeaky gingerbread men.
This bone-shaped, personalised dog stocking is for the discerning dog owner who likes their pup to really feel like a member of the family. It’s well-made and durable so it should last year after year.
Dog Toy Basket, Dogs Trust, £14.99
Once you’ve given your dog all their presents, they’re going to say “But, where am I going to keep all this stuff?” You can reply, “In this luxury check toy basket from Dogs Trust, of course!”
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