Creative Christmas Gift Ideas For Dog Owners

Christmas is almost here, and if you’re still trying to complete your shopping for the holidays, it’s likely that you need a few good gift ideas for the people in your life. You may have a perfect present in mind for a few lucky individuals, but what do you give someone who absolutely dotes on his or her dog? It’s likely that one of your friends or relatives is a parent to a fur baby as recent statistics show that there are more dogs than any other kind of pet in British households, and 24% of pet owners own a dog. Instead of giving generic gifts such as a water bowl or a chew toy, let your loved one know that you have his or her pet in mind by giving any of this creative Christmas gift ideas.

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A personalized dog tag

Does your friend’s dog’s tag need a serious upgrade? Then give him a personalized dog tag to keep his pet safe at all times. Dog safety and health are important for pet owners, and apart from affording regular visits to the vet, insurance papers to cover pet emergencies, and dog training, a well-designed dog tag can keep a dog safe, especially if your friend’s pet has a tendency to wander. You can pick a stainless steel or enamel dog tag and have it engraved or printed with the dog’s name and the dog owner’s mobile number. Add a smart dog collar, and you’ve got a nice present that will be a hit with the dog owner and pet.

A dog photo session

Are you handy with a camera? Do you create Instagram-ready shots that are the envy of your loved ones? Then give the gift of a doggy photo session to the pet enthusiast in your life. It’s a great present for people who are longing to take great photos of their dog for posterity’s sake. After the photo session, print out some of the greatest shots and frame the best one. Wrap all of these up before giving to your friend or relative.

A pet gadget

There are a lot of new high-tech pet gadgets out there that will allow your loved one to track his pet’s whereabouts or enable him to video chat with his dog. There are even a few gadgets which will allow a pet owner to dispense a treat for his dog even if he’s not at home. Find out what you think your friend or family member needs before choosing a pet gadget to give this Christmas.

A portable or folding dog bed

If your loved one prefers to travel with his pet in tow, then get him a portable or folding dog bed. It can be used for camping trips, beach vacations, and anywhere else they love to go. When choosing a dog bed, make sure that it’s soft, comfortable, and is the right size for your friend or relative’s furry friend.

This Christmas, treat your favourite dog owner to any of these gift ideas. Your loved one and his or her pet will love receiving any of these gifts this holiday season.

Animals that are winning at life.

So December, aside from being the month of Christmas, copious amounts of good, but exceedingly naughty food, too many late nights and the month I discovered Appletini’s (must try if you haven’t already.), December was the month we had a new addition to the family. This one was exceedingly small, had the most beautiful eyes that you could just about drown in, and is already developing a wardrobe to rival mine. Say hello to Holly.

Holly!

Holly!

Holly is a Bichon Frise, the most adorable ball of white fluff with the sweetest nature. She doesn’t actually belong to me, she was a gift to my mom and dad from my brother, but I have to admit I am totally smitten with her and looking forward to looking after her whenever they take a holiday.  Joe is similarly smitten and has been happily making a special friend of Holly all through the Christmas break, having two sleepovers just to spend a little more time with the already pampered pooch. She is totally adorable – a little doggie star.

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Holly already has a fine life, with outfits, more toys than your average child, and a choice of beds. She could already be described as a dog winning at life, although maybe not winning in quite the same way as some of the pets featured on a infographic put together by Cashlady.com which introduces some of the world’s richest, and most famous animals. We’re talking a chihuahua with her own mansion, a German Shepherd who inherited £64million, and Tardy the so called Grumpy Cat (although what he has to be grumpy about with a fortune that could be as much as £80million is anyone’s guess.) These are pets that have huge followings on social media, without really lifting a paw to earn any of it. Cash Lady reckons that life would be so much easier being one of these animals, and that is something that is hard to dispute.

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A little treat for man’s best friend

The days when a dog (or at least a dog owner) was happy with just a collar and lead have long gone. These days, any self respecting pouch has a wardrobe that could rival a Hollywood star, in a trend started by Paris Hilton and Tinkerbell. I have to be honest, there is nothing cuter than a dressed up dog, and I can’t say that I am all innocent when it comes to making Man’s best friend look rather silly cute.

At my mom and dad's at Christmas with Oscar the Rein-dog

At my mom and dad’s at Christmas with Oscar the Rein-dog

Top Dog Apparel is one of the newest names on the block when it comes to finding just about anything your four legged friend needs. It was launched in 2014 by a group of animal enthusiasts who wanted to create a doggy style boutique that would offer the last word in style for pampered pouches everywhere, offering top dog clothing at affordable prices. It now offers a unique selection and independently designed range of puppy and dog clothing, accessories, beds, carriers, grooming equipment and just about everything else you can possibly think of that is dog related. This makes it the perfect destination if you want to treat your own pet, or buy a special gift for a dog lover.

Joe and Oscar

Joe and Oscar

The collection I really love is the dog coats and jackets range. Despite the fact that dogs have coats, they can still feel the cold in bad weather, and can hate the rain as much as you and I do. My previous dog was a Yorkshire Terrier who used to shiver in the cold, and try to hide under parked cars when it was wet, rather than walk. In those days coats were restricted to those old fashioned tartan numbers, but at Top Dog Apparel you can find waterproof dog coats and fleece lined numbers which are sure to keep out the cold and rain. If you want the ultimate in protetion, you can also find hooded jackets.

Dog Bodywarmer with Hood in Brown £22.95 Click to visit Top Dog Apparel

Dog Bodywarmer with Hood in Brown £22.95 Click to visit Top Dog Apparel

Luxury Dog Parka in Blue/ White £22.95 Click to visit Top Dog Apparel

Luxury Dog Parka in Blue/ White
£22.95 Click to visit Top Dog Apparel

Two Tone Checked Dog Coat £24.95 Click to visit Top Dog Apparel

Two Tone Checked Dog Coat £24.95 Click to visit Top Dog Apparel

Do you ever dress your dog up, or are dog clothes a no-no for your pet?