One of the best things about the holiday season is the excuse to spend extra time with our favorite family members. We also love choosing the perfect thoughtful gift to let them know how much we love and appreciate them. Our furry family members are no different! What are you getting your dog this year?
Best Dog Christmas Gifts
Although your dog can’t write you a wishlist or get you a present, they are an important part of your family. However, choosing Christmas presents for your dogs may take a little more creativity than some of your other family members. Use the list below to get some great ideas for gifts for dogs before making your shopping list this year.
A Comfy Place to Curl Up
One way we can show our dogs we love them is by providing them with a warm and comfortable place to sleep. There are dozens of dog bed options to choose from, including heated pet beds, cooling pads, and even fancy looking furniture designs.
You can also surprise them with a super soft blanket like the ones from Sew Sweet Minky Designs. We have beautiful minky blankets in a variety of sizes, colors, and designs. Your pup can sleep on stripes, giraffe print, daisies, dots, butterflies, and more! Check out our wide selection for the best Christmas gifts for dogs (and people)!
Who doesn’t love new toys? Christmas gifts for dogs should always include at least one toy to provide them with some mental stimulation and keep them out of trouble. Plus, they’re just plain fun! Examples include:
- Squeaky toys and balls
- Chew toys (ropes, safe and digestible rawhide bones, hard plastic toys with various textures)
- Stuffed animals
- Balls (try different sizes and textures)
- Fetch machine (throws a ball for them to chase)
- Puzzle toys (these usually involve you hiding a toy or treat inside for the dog to find)
- Ball launcher (to help you throw the ball farther and prevent your arm from getting tired)
- Treat ball or Kong toy (put treats inside and the dog will figure out how to get to them out)
The best dog Christmas gifts are often edible. You can stuff a stocking or basket with healthy and delicious treats like pupperoni sticks, dog biscuits, cookies (many pet stores have Christmas themed dog cookies), dental treats, or whatever your furry friend likes best. This is also a great time to get your pet a cute or festive food dish or a designated treat jar.
Gifts for dogs don’t always have to come from a pet store. Think about your family traditions, home decor, holiday decorations, and photos, and use them to incorporate your dog into the family memorabilia. Here are some heartwarming ideas:
- Frame and hang a favorite photo of you and your pet
- Make a Christmas tree ornament with a picture of your dog
- Get them their own stocking with their name embroidered on it to hang with the family stockings
- Create a photo album of favorite family memories that include your pet
Something to Wear
Christmas time often means colder weather, and our dogs need to keep warm just like we do. Get them a sweater or other warm clothing item to wear when they go for walks or head outdoors. You can also give them accessories like bandanas, bows, and Christmas clothes. Or get them something to wear to match the family in a photo for a Christmas card. If your family gets matching pajamas every year, get your dog a matching outfit as well.
Practical Gifts for Dogs
Christmas is also a great time to spend a little extra money on things your dog needs. A new brush, cute collar, leash, or shampoo can make great gifts for dogs. You can also get a grooming glove and use it while you snuggle your pup and watch your favorite holiday movies.
Speaking of snuggles, make sure your Christmas gift list is complete with a minky blanket for anyone you want to curl up by the fire with this year!