Pets are part of the family, and most of us like to sneak an extra present under the tree for Rover and Kitty. Yes, they’re probably more likely to be interested at first in the wrapping paper than the contents, but it’s great to see them joining in with such enthusiasm. We’ve chosen our top ten gift ideas that are bound not to disappoint.
1. Dog drying coat, Ruff and Tumble
If you’d like your Home to stay Cosy throughout the winter, these are a must! These coats are made from high-quality, double thickness, cotton towelling and dry wet dogs in minutes, so the mud doesn’t come into the house. Modelled on the design of a horse blanket, the coats are very simple to put on and take off and are perfect for after wet walks or bathtimes. Prices start at £26, available from Ruff and Tumble.
2. Barkberry check bandana, Pet Pooch Boutique
Bold, funky and stylish, this bandana, handmade in the UK, will help your dog cut a dash during the paw-ty season this December. Available in different sizes for different breeds, it costs £4.99 from Pet Pooch Boutique.
3. Cracker for dogs, Annabel James
Pamper your pooch with this beautifully boxed 13″ luxury cracker, £9.95, which is handmade in Dorset. There is no snap to protect their sensitive ears and the cracker contains a hat, pet toy and ‘bang’ motto card. Available from Annabel James.
4. Cat bowl, Lush Designs
Does your darling kitty deserve the best? Then treat them to this feed/water bowl, made from dishwasher-safe stoneware and decorated with a tabby cat and her kittens. Just as important, it’ll look good in your kitchen! £17.50, available from Lush Designs.
5. Cat pet bed, Sophie Allport
This oval shaped cat pet bed features deep filled fibre shoulders for enhanced comfort with a drop down front for easy access. A cosy bed for your cat to curl up in this Christmas, it has a 100% cotton outer and a removable cushion. £36, available from Sophie Allport.
6. Tweed plush long stag, House of Paws
This tweed plush long stag is made from green tweed with faux sheepskin features and contains a squeaker. It would make the perfect gift for your dog or a friend’s dog this Christmas, and costs £7.99 from Dobbies.
7. Ducky donut dog bed, Charley Chau
This donut bed is perfect for dogs that love to curl up and hunker down for a cosy snooze. With plump duck-feather filled sides and a deep-filled luxury mattress in the base, it’s designed to be super-comfy and to perform over time. Available in a range of colours and sizes. £180, from Charley Chau.
8. Purrfect cat treat tin, Sophie Allport
This pet treat tin is a practical addition to your kitchen or utility room. The perfect storage solution for your cat’s dry food or treats, it comes with a handy scoop and features illustrations of a black cat, Siamese, Burmese, tabbies and kittens. £17, available from Sophie Allport.
9. Travel dog bed with waterproof base, Tweedmill
If you’re out and about over Christmas and the new year, this practical travel bed is a must for your pooch. It has a tweed upper, woen in North Wales, and a waterproof base and fabric straps with press stud closures. Use it to protect car seats on the journey as well as as a comfy dog bed on arrival. Was £54.95, now £46.70 from Black by Design.
10. Sterling silver pet tag, Babatude Boutique
If your pet is a real star, tell the world with this sterling silver ID tag. Finished with a soft satin matt brush, it’s available in a heart, star or disc and can be personalised with up to 15 characters. You can also add a motif next to your pet’s name. Made from 925 sterling silver, it costs £36 from Babatude Boutique.
Now, all you have to do is sit back and wait for Santa Paws!