A dog is for life (but let’s get Christmas right, too)

Today we’re sharing some of our favourite gift ideas for dogs, each one sure to make your pooch feel truly part of the family.

They may spend December wondering what on earth we’re expecting to come down the chimney – and just who Rudolph thinks he is, turning up for treats on Christmas eve – but come Christmas Day they’ll be well and truly part of the festivities, just like us. So put that comedy Santa hat away and instead treat them to what they really want this Christmas.

For more inspiration or ideas for other animals, see our curated collection of Christmas Gifts for Pets.

Dog's Cushion Cover by Minna's Room

Dog's Cushion Cover by Minna's Room

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that every cat knows exactly how to send their canine companions into a spin – by smugly settling down slap-bang in the middle of the dog’s bed. We love the bold monochrome design of this Dog’s Cushion Cover by Minna’s Room – just the thing if your dog sometimes needs a little help (literally) marking his or her territory.

Dog Lover's Christmas Stocking by Mutts & Hounds

Dog Lover's Christmas Stocking by Mutts & Hounds

There’s nothing like bounding out of bed on Christmas morning to discover a plump stocking by the chimney, so make sure the whole family is included in the fun this year. With two classic designs to choose from, the Pet Lovers’ Stocking is perfect for creating a traditional Christmas feel, and is an equal delight for pooches and pet owners alike.

Dog Herbal Tea And Biscuits Christmas Pack by WOOF&BREW

Dog Herbal Tea And Biscuits Christmas Pack by WOOF&BREW

The scrumptious blend of ethically sourced ingredients in these Dog Herbal Tea bags (that’s right – you saw it here first) are packed full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants – just what’s needed after all that Christmas dinner. Saying that, tea isn’t tea without a biscuit but handily this gift pack includes a few crunchy treats, too.

Dog Biscuit Wreath by TheLittleBoysRoom

Dog Biscuit Wreath by TheLittleBoysRoom

This deliciously cool decoration will have the dogs next door green with envy. In fact, we’re pretty sure the whole neighbourhood will be turning heads for this Dog Biscuit Wreath (for as long as it remains on the front door, which is simply a question of how soon your dog perfects the high jump).

Designer Raised Pet Feeder by Lola and Daisy Designs

Designer Raised Pet Feeder by Lola and Daisy Designs

Have you ever seen such a stylish dog bowl? Our friend seen above, an incredibly discerning French Poodle, was quite taken by it – we could hardly drag him away, even when the biscuits had gone. Lola and Daisy’s special raised design is perfect for old or achy pets who might find it difficult to bend down, as well as for reducing indigestion and gas. Sprouts, anyone?

Denim Dog Bed by Bone and Rag

Denim Dog Bed by Bone and Rag

Denim – the original classic, and exactly right for a comfortable and hardwearing dog bed. Bone and Rag’s design would look stylishly understated in any home and is the ultimate in cool-meets-practicality; the plush padding is covered with a hardy waterproof lining, the removable cover is machine washable (you even get a free spare) and the range of sizes means every breed can be kicking back in style this Christmas.

Personalised Pet Treat And Toy Crate by Rose Cottage

Personalised Pet Treat And Toy Crate by Rose Cottage

What’s a dog to do with all the marvellous treats left under the tree? Store them neatly away in a Personalised Pet Treat And Toy Crate, of course. With a multitude of colour options and phrases to choose from, and the chance to add his or her name to the design, it’s just the thing for keeping all those shiny new toys in one handy place (and the Santa hat too – if you really must).

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