These are the top Christmas presents for dogs
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And while it might seem decadent, buying your dog a pressie for Christmas morning can bring a special sort of joy to proceedings. Their wide-eyed, panting excitement can be infectious, and they can be easier to please than relatives - it’s lovely to know you’ll have one enthusiastically satisfied family member on Christmas morning!
What to consider when buying a doggie present
There are a few cardinal rules for pooch purchasing. Obviously, stay away from the usual foodstuffs that upset dog’s stomachs - you’ll likely be familiar already, knowing that chocolate and grapes are bad for their tums. If you have these things around the house make sure they’re out of reach of your dog.
Secondly, once your dog has opened a present, they’ll likely develop a taste for tearing wrapping paper, so be prepared to put up with them tearing into the family gift pile. Open your gifts first if you’d like to allay this!
Dogs have a tendency to play with squeakies obsessively, which can be great fun for them, but be weary if you’re noise sensitive - they’re likely to be kicking up a fuss for the rest of Christmas Day.
If you’ve bought your dog something edible, keep an eye on it. Unsupervised, doggo will likely gobble it up in one fell swoop - which might lead to vomiting or excrement later that day. Not in the festive spirit!
Finally, remember this: dogs adore anything edible, squeaky, or wrapped up in delightfully rustle-y paper.
That clear, we’ve found a selection that you can buy for your four legged best friend; from food to toys, and even clothes. Some of them are as much about bringing you joy as they are for the dog.
If your dog is in need of a new bed, then check out our guide to the best dog beds of the year, where we’ve rounded up the top ones which are sure to make your pet excited for sleep.
Or, if you’re wanting to change the food you give them then look no further than our run down of the best wet and dry dog food for every dog, no matter their breed or age.
Check out our list of 12 of the best presents for your dog.
Pets at Home Christmas Bone Shaped Cookie Wreath Dog Treats
This wreath contains 13 bone shaped cookies for you to treat your dog to devour over the festive season.
Decorated in festive colours of green and red, with lovely swirly patterns.
Not suitable for puppies under 6 months old.
Pets at Home Christmas Elf Stripe Dog Jumper Green
For many families, Christmas Day is marked by wearing a delightfully silly Christmas jumper. With this fun Elf jumper, your dog can join in with the seasonal fun.
A pull over jumper, it’s easy to put on and take off. As well as looking fantastic, it will also keep them warm and cosy too.
Available in sizes small to extra large. Priced at £10 to £12, depending on the size.
Pets at Home Christmas Stocking for Dogs Medium
We all love our Christmas stockings, so why not treat your dog to one too?
This stocking has everything a dog would need to keep them entertained all throughout the season.
The stocking contains a Santa plush toy, a Christmas tree plush toy, a tennis ball, a vinyl bauble, a bag of candy cane shaped chews, a reindeer shaped chew and mini gingerbread man shaped bites.
It’s doggie Christmas in a bag.
Treats for You & Your Dog Gift Bag
This beautiful present contains plenty of treats for both you and your four legged best friend to share.
There’s two cans of gin and tonic for you to enjoy, while your pooch plays with a gin and tonic dog toy.
Your dog will also love a traditional ‘Christmas sandwich’, in the shape of a M&S sandwich dog toy.
There’s also 8 crunchy tripe sticks, 20 meaty strips and 8 treat time chewy deli sausages for them and a family biscuit selection for you.
A great gift for the dog mum or dog dad in your life.
Check Pet Blanket
Show them how much you love them by giving them a new blanket to get cosy in.
It’s made with soft fabric and features a classic checked design.
Ideal for their dog basket, or placing over them while you’re sharing cuddles on the sofa watching Christmas films.
Sprouts Pet Toy
Sprouts - they are always found on the Christmas table. You either love them or hate them.
Your dog will be a sprout lover thanks to this fun vegetable themed toy.
It features three crinkly, squeaky characters which are set on a strong rope. They’ll have hours of fun playing with it themselves, but it’s also perfect for playing tug of war if you want to get involved in their games.
Lily's Kitchen Christmas Three Bird Feast Complete Wet Dog Food
Christmas dinner is the best meal of the year, isn’t it? We start getting excited for it as soon as it hits December because it’s so special.
Treat your beloved pet to a special meal on December 25 too with this dog food.
It’s a delicious three bird feast with all the trimmings, especially for dogs.
They’ll love the freshly prepared turkey, duck and goose with seasonal parsnips and cranberries.
Pooch and Mutt - Gift Box for Dogs at Christmas
This gift box contains everything you need to spoil your dog to a lavish two course Christmas dinner because it’s not a truly special meal without dessert.
In the box you’ll find two pouches of turkey and duck wet food, so they could have one treat meal on December 25 and enjoy the second a week later on New Year’s Day.
This will be followed by a festive version of the brand’s probiotic meaty treats which are flavoured with turkey and cranberry - and even shaped into a limited edition seasonal star shape.
There’s also a tube of ‘Calm and Relaxed’ tube treats.
While all of this is a treat, you’ll be pleased it’s also good for your pet as all of these foods are healthy, junk and wheat free.
Christmas meaty selection box
Selection boxes always form part of a traditional treat offer for humans during the festive season so why not buy one for your dog too?
Each pack features 4 varieties of delicious real meat treat; chicken twists, meaty stars, meaty gingerbread, meaty reindeer.
They are all made of 100% natural chicken and duck breast meat so you know they’re getting good stuff.
Barbour logo-patch large waxed-cotton dog coat
They’ll be the best looking pooch in the park when they take them on their daily walks with this gorgeous dog coat.
Barbour is famous for its wax jackets, and now they’ve made one especially for your beloved canine.
Crafted from cotton with breathable properties to keep them from overheating when chasing after that stick or running to see their friends.
It also has a waxed outer, meaning the rain will slide right off them so it’s primed for those inevitable wet and muddy winter walks.
Available in sizes S, M and L, so it will fit every breed of dog.
4 Squeaky Dog Christmas Toys
Give your dog an extra special present this festive season with not one but four new squeaky toys.
All of these toys will help to enhance your pet’s natural hunting instincts and also encourage their playful nature, especially when playing fetch or hide and seek.
Supervision is always advised when dogs are playing with these toys, but they are suitable for dogs of all sizes and ages.
Christmas Plush Interactive Dog Squeaky Toys
This is a three pack of squeaky toys including a cartoon Santa Claus, reindeer and gingerbread man.
Squeaky dog toys can satisfy your dog’s natural urge to chew and that can help its teeth and gums grow healthily.
They also relieve boredom and help them calm down if they feel anxious.
A cute and practical present.