Later on, we’ll conspire, As we dream by the fire … Walking in a Winter Wonderland A house isn’t a home without a pet. We’ve had our share of pets over the years … a ferret (Roland), chinchillas (Oscar and Morris), gerbils (Pip and Pep), a duck (Quackers), cats (Thomas, Jack, Jill, Rita), and dogs (Sophie, Ben, Jack, Barney, Scooby). We currently have three pets – Supercat Roddy, and Jack and Izzy the spaniels. Our pets are faithful companions, the best listeners, the best company, the ones that always greet you with a tail wag, or a loud meow. They mustn’t be overlooked at Christmas. We have three personalised stockings hanging over the fire, one for each pet – so what should Santa put in them? We have lots of ideas to show you … biased towards the dogs I admit, but some great gift inspiration nevertheless. Enjoy x
Gift 1: Webbox Festive Pet Treats and Gifts
We all like a little treat at Christmas and our canine and feline friends are no exception. Webbox is a favourite around our house and they do a lovely festive range with toys, treats and specialty foods. There’s a range for dogs and another for cats; here we’re showing a selection of items from the dog range (sorry, Supercat Roddy!)
RRP: £0.65 up to £6.00
Link to purchase: WebboxFestiveRange
Gift 2: Mutt & Hounds Plush Dog Toys
Mutts & Hounds have got it spot on here. For your dog, what is Christmas without a toy to torture you with all day?! This plush swan and frog are ideal and robust for the endless tug-o-war’s. Made from strong materials they are designed to resist the sharpest teeth and claws and are also fully washable.
RRP: £19.00 each (currently on sale for £15.20 each)
Gift 3: Poppy & Rufus Pet Beds and Travel Bags/Accessories
Poppy & Rufus produce and sell a wonderful range of canine accessories. These Hector beds are robust, washable and can last a lifetime. A combination of the finest grade, hard-wearing cotton in fabulous, striking prints and thick, cosy Sherpa fleece makes Hector the bed with the Bow-Wow Factor! This one is in the fabulous Rufus fabric.
RRP: £85.00-115.00 (currently on sale for £55.00-75.00, depending on size)
Link to purchase: HectorBedinRufus
There are lots of other items also available in the Rufus fabric. I have to single out the Travel Bag. This is fantastic. It is an oilcloth Maxi travel bag that has a large internal pocket with a drawstring top (stops the content spilling in the boot if it tips over). Around the outside are lots of useful pockets in two sizes. In total the Travel Bag will hold a towel, blanket, food, bowls, leads, much-loved toys, favourite chews and treats, poop bags and grooming stuff, even a small travel bed for little pups! To accompany the bag you can add a food bowl, ball or treat bag, food storage and toy storage buckets. Everything you could possibly need!
RRP: £15.00 to £85.00
Gift 4: Handmade Custom Pet Lino Print
This is Supercat Roddy, our cat. A handsome beast as you can see. So handsome he now has his own portrait on our wall. You too can get a portrait of your cat, dog, rabbit (etc). Constable Studio will produce an A4-sized handmade, custom lino print of your pet within 6-7 days. The print arrives with a white mount – all you have to do is to find a suitable frame.
Link to purchase: CustomLinoPrint
Gift 5: Long Paws Comfort Rope Lead and Collars
The Long Paws Comfort Rope Lead is ideal for your best-friend. The lead is made from an extremely strong woven rope, with soft padding covering the handles, and a locking karabiner-styled safety clip. In addition to being comfortable to grip, the padding helps prevent chafing from heavy pullers and the rope is slightly elastic. The leads are available in two lengths – 30 inches and 44 inches. They have a Lifetime Guarantee.
Link to purchase: LongPawsComfortRopeLead
The Comfort Collar is extremely strong and is padded with a soft comfortable lining. The collar is easy to adjust and once sized holds its position well. The padding is beneficial for an active walker or even a heavy puller. The Comfort Collar is an ideal first collar for puppies, and is brightly set with two high quality 3M Scotchlite reflective strips ensuring your dog is visible to cars, even in the dark. The Comfort Collar is also machine washable and comes with a Lifetime Guarantee.
Link to purchase: LongPawsComfortCollar
Gift 6: Pet Bandanas and Bow Ties
It’s one of our Christmas traditions that the dogs have to dress for dinner! This means that a festive bandana and a patriotic bow tie are essential for the well-dressed dog about town, especially where we come from. Made in 100% cotton, the bandanas are fully washable and the bow ties are robust and can stand a chew or two. Checkout Key Lime Design for more pet gift ideas (they have lots!)
RRP: £7.50 (bandana) / £6.50 (bow ties)
Gift 7: Cottage In the Hills Mattress Dog Beds
Cottage in the Hills provide an ethical organic range of pet accessories. Your pampered pooch will snuggle straight into the roomy mattress-style dog bed and snore contentedly! These mattress dog beds are in a smart Eastnor Blue and Grey Stripe that will look stylish in any room of your home. Or there’s the plain Grey Slub … very contemporary. They are perfect for larger dogs, or ones who like to stretch out, or even those who like to share! They have removable zipped outer covers for a quick wash, and a wipe clean waterproof inner cover.
RRP: £60.00 each
Gift 8: Personalised Cushions by Chester’s Friends
We LOVE our Jack and Izzy cushions from Chester’s Friends. They make authentic cushions based on a photo of your pet. Chester was Sue Burgess’s first family dog. She says “Of all our wonderful dogs, Chester had my heart from the beginning, and when he left us I understood the term ‘broken heart’.” Now Chester has loads of friends in the form of these beautifully designed pillows. They are so unique!
Link to purchase: ChestersFriendsCushions
Gift 9: Puppy Pirate Pet Water Bottle
For your thirsty canine out and about this 750ml Puppy Pirate Pet Water Bottle (black with puppy skull and cross bone design) is ideal. Produced in robust stainless steel and with a special lick and flow release system this is perfect for outdoors, walks, holidays, and exercising. The bottle cap is leak resistant, and it includes a handy clip to attach to a backpack or belt.
Link to purchase: PuppyPiratePetWaterBottle
Gift 10: Pet Football Stadium Bed
If, like us, your dog is a football fan then this comfy bed from High Resolution Design, is the ideal Christmas gift. Made from a soft and snuggly material your pooch (or cat) can be a footy addict and be on-trend too. The bed is fully washable, which is useful to know in case England ever have another penalty shootout! This is more suitable for a small dog.
RRP: £17.99 (reduced from £19.99) Get 10% off by quoting HRDXMAS at the checkout.
Link to purchase: PetFootballStadiumBed
Gift 11: Mutts & Hounds Dog Shampoo and Grooming Spray Set
Dogs smell – let’s be honest! Mutts & Hounds produce a lovely gift pack of shampoo and grooming spray to mask that macho big dog scent. The dog shampoo is a vitalising and nourishing blend of essential oils on a natural shampoo base, easily dispensed from a handy pump. It contains essential oils of ylang ylang and peppermint, cleansing your dog’s coat while leaving it soft and sweet smelling. It also has added vitamin E to keep the skin healthy and moisturised. The grooming spray is a luxurious finishing fragrance and conditioning spray for dogs.
RRP: £24.98 (currently reduced to £19.98)
Link to purchase: DogShampooGroomingSpraySet
We hope this has given you some inspiration? Please do tell us what gifts your pets will be getting on Christmas Day, we’d love to know.
A couple of the items above have been gifted to PackThePJs in exchange for our opinion (we only include things we really like though!)
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