Christmas is an exciting time of year. We all look forward to eating delicious food and meeting up with loved ones. Of course, giving and receiving presents is all part of the festive season too. And when you’re shopping for christmas gifts this year, don’t forget to add a little something special for your furry best friend. As doting doggy parents, we know that they don’t like to be left out of anything – they love joining in with all the fun! When it comes to picking dog Christmas presents, you’ll be amazed at what’s out there this year. With everything from toy Brussels sprouts to reindeer cracker treats on offer this Christmas, it’s hard to buy just one gift for your pooch.
Who doesn’t love an advent calendar? They were originally only meant for kids, but now there are calendars for women, men and even doggies! With an advent calendar, the Christmas treats start on the first of December. Help your four-legged friend count down to the big day by opening a calendar door every morning. Inside there’s a meaty snack that your dog will wolf down in delight. When it comes to novelty dog Christmas treats, an advent calendar is hard to beat.
What dog doesn’t love a soft toy? Some pups snuggle up with a fluffy stuffed animal, and others hurl them around playing rough and tumble, but whatever they do with them, plush toys are a big hit. You can find lots of quirky playthings for your dog at Christmas. There are Santas on dinosaurs, reindeer, gingerbread men, pigs in blankets and snowmen – these are just some of the cheeky characters available. And if your pup likes to make a lot of noise, some toys have squeakers inside for added fun! Other stuffed toys are for pulling games; there’s a range of different ones to choose from.
There might be lots of human food around over the festive season, but we mustn’t feed our dogs sugary, rich leftovers. To make sure there are snacks available that won’t make them ill, have a supply of dog Christmas treats at the ready.
A tried and tested favourite includes a Kong Classic stuffed with doggy peanut butter. That will keep your pooch contented for some time while all their human friends tuck into the chocolates. A fresh antler is a treat that will keep Fido busy for weeks. It’s great for dogs’ teeth too. For a Christmas-themed goody, a pack of succulent pigs in blankets from Good Boy are ideal. Or how about a Nutcracker-shaped chew; they have a peanut butter and chicken flavour. And if you want to celebrate Christmas with bubbly, your pup can enjoy a Posh Pooch Pawsecco while you sip on vintage Champagne.
When only the best will do for your four-legged friend, spoil them with a luxury dog Christmas hamper. Inside is a cornucopia of doggy delights – soft toys and festive-themed snacks packed together in one parcel. The box comes printed with a Christmas design to keep things festive and there’s a card tucked inside as well. These are the perfect dog Christmas gifts for your family pet and they also make great presents for friends’ pups. Order with us and they are shipped quickly to addresses far and wide. No better way to spread the Christmas spirit.
At Postman Pooch, we think that our treat boxes are ideal dog Christmas presents. And the people at Pets at Home agree with us. They now stock our doggy hampers and you can order them to be delivered or you can choose to click and collect. What could be easier? There’s a choice of ways to have dog Christmas presents delivered this year.
If you have a new puppy in the house, and this is your first Christmas together, you’ll want to spoil them rotten. Puppy teething toys are a must for dog Christmas ideas; they can get through a few when they’re young. Natural rubber bones and puppy tyres stand up to a lot of chomping. And baby dogs love a soft toy to cuddle with, it helps them feel safe and secure. Choose either a Christmas character, like Rudolph, or pick out an everyday figure like a chimp. They will love whatever you choose.
After we’ve eaten far too much on Christmas Day, we tend to feel better for a stroll outside. And there’s nothing our dogs love more than walkies with the family. December is the best month to treat your dog to a new coat – your pooch will look smart while keeping warm, so why not buy them a jacket this Christmas? There are lots of different types such as raincoats, parkas and quilted coats. You’ll find a range of different colours and patterns too. Does your furry friend suit camo or do they look better in a shade of country green? Whatever you choose, your pup will look stylish when you venture outdoors on the 25th of December.
A cosy new dog bed is a great present for your pooch. Most doggies spend many hours sleeping and their bedding gets worn down and thin. It happens slowly so we don’t often notice that their dog bed has lost its stuffing. A new bed in December will serve your doggy well all year round. Make sure you choose a bed that is the right size – too small and they are not comfortable yet too big and they don’t feel secure. It’s also best to choose washable bedding so that it can be freshened from time to time. Your pup will be delighted with a new spot to slumber during the winter months.
When All is Said and Done
You don’t have to spend a fortune on your dog at Christmas; just a little something is all they need. They enjoy being part of the action and a few special treats will make them happy. Choose gifts that keep your pup busy while you’re at the dinner table and toys that improve their playtime. And make sure they have somewhere quiet to go when they’ve had enough of all the festive excitement.