It’s hard to believe, but the holidays are just around the corner. The days have gotten shorter and chillier, the leaves have fallen, and it’s time to start thinking about gifts! Gifts for our furry friends are a generous, easy sentiment and perfect for almost anyone. Here are 10 great ideas if you are looking for just the right thing this holiday season.
Personalized Dog Christmas Ornament
Make gift giving easy this year with this cute, thoughtful ornament. This wonderfully simple gift is perfect for a family member, friend or coworker. Affordably priced at just under $20, let your animal-loving side come out in how you give gifts! Ceramic and 3.75 by 1.5 inches tall, the ornament is handcrafted, fired, glazed and then fired again. It is stamped with the pet's name and the text can be painted. The personalized dog ornament comes with a silky red or white cord and comes gift boxed. The glaze is clear when fired, and I personally like these ornaments because of how striking the white dog bone shape looks against the boughs of a stately fir tree.
Personalized Dog Bowl
This holiday season consider buying a custom dog bowl for one of the favorite pets in your life. This bowl holds a little over two cups and measures 6 inches wide and 2.25 inches tall. It’s a perfect size for small or medium-sized dogs. The dog bone plaque will be stamped with the pet's name and has the option of being painted. This is such a wonderful idea, not only because this quality bowl is perfect for a happy dog, but also because the person receiving this gift will think of you whenever they see it!
Dog Treat Jar
The classic design of this dog treat jar will go with any décor and would make the perfect gift for any pet in your life! An ideal gift for large dogs, it measures 8.25 by 5 inches and holds 1.16liters. The front has a bone you can personalize with the pet's name. This looks great in the kitchen and can easily be stashed on the counter. I like this item mainly for its round design and easily removable top.
Dog Christmas Stockings
Who decided that Christmas stockings are only for humans? This year, consider hanging a stocking for your furry friend too! You can find these in a range of colors and sizes and are perfect for holding specialty treats, toys and anything else your pup would love. Not only is it a great way to show your dog some love this season, but its also just a great addition to holiday décor around the house!
Holiday-themed Dog Cookies
A great DIY option, dog treats for the holidays are always a winner, and really fun to make as well. You can find numerous sources for healthy, organic dog safe recipes that will surely please your canine friend. When it comes to edible gifts, I’m always a fan of making it yourself. Not only is it fun to do, but the effort really shows in the work you put into it (don’t worry, your dog will sense the effort too, and know just how lucky they are).
Dental Dog Chews
Aside from just regular dog treats, dog chews for healthy gums and teeth are essential for a dog, as any veterinarian will tell you. They are designed to remove food particles and debris from the gum line and teeth surfaces, preventing plaque and tartar buildup. You have a range to choose from in this department, from ropes to rawhides to bully sticks. This would make a great gift for a friend’s dog; it’s not only a kind sentiment but is good for the dog too!
Holiday Themed Dog Collar
These come in all shapes and sizes, and are the perfect thing to get you and your canine companion in the holiday spirit! There are many designs and colors to choose from, as well as ones that come with merry bells. Sure to get comments from friends and family, it’s a great affordable gift idea for the season.
I love a bandana on a dog, and why not have a holiday-themed one to get you and your pet in the spirit? They come in a range of colors and designs, with Santas, elves, Christmas trees, you name it. Just imagine taking your pup for a winter hike in the snow with their red and green checkered bandana on! While it would be great for your own dog, I love this as a gift idea because it isn’t a single-use product, it can be used again and again.
Who doesn’t love a sweater during the holiday season, ugly or otherwise? There’s no reason your dog should be excluded from the joy of sweaters! Dog sweaters can be found in all sizes, colors, and patterns, and would make a fun gift for just about anyone in your life.