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Dog Christmas Gift Cheat Sheet: Too-Cute-To-Be-True Presents For Your Pooch!

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Up the ante on the holiday cheer for everyone, including your dog! Whether you're looking to spoil your beloved pet or picking up a Fido-themed present for your favorite pup-lover, this Dog Christmas Gifts guide serves your indulgences.

  • When choosing a gift for your dog, make it about its personality. Some dogs love treats while others prefer affection and playtime.
  • Practical gifts like bowls, travel essentials, and clothes are always a safe bet, but don't underestimate the power of a fun toy or dog treat!
  • Unique gifts for dogs are sure to please any pup - and their owner. Think personalized pet portraits and custom plushies!

Last Updated on: Dec 14, 2022



‘Tis the season for hot cocoa, ugly sweaters, and precious time spent with loved ones.

And of course – gifts, gifts, gifts!

You’d be remiss if you didn’t include a ribboned box for your pet under that twinkling tree.

Running out of dog Christmas gift ideas?

I’ve rounded up some woof-worthy items that your dog will surely bark over with joy. Cozy blankets and beds, tasty treats, fun toys, and comfy apparel!

While you’re at it, consider getting a few for those dog lovers in your inner circle. And what is the best Christmas gift for dog owners? You know the answer to that.

Let’s all have a paw-some holiday season!

Christmas Jammies – Waffle Knit Pajamas By Dog Threads

This has got to be one of my favorite dog Christmas present ideas.

Festive doggie pajamas keep your pet warm as it runs around outside or lounges by the windows watching snowflakes fall. It will appreciate the extra layer on cold winter nights. Plus, the cute designs are sure to make it the huggable star of the family Christmas card photo!

Dog pajamas usually come in a wide variety of styles and colors, so it won’t be a challenge to pick the perfect pair for your pet.

I love this Waffle Knit Pajama by Dog Threads that comes in matching sets for you (sold separately). How’s that for a twinning Instagram feed?

Waffle Knit Pajama

Cold Nights? Warm, Cozy, And 100% Adorable Dog!

Dog Threads

Keep your dog comfy and toasty this holiday season wrapped in 100% polyester fiber waffle knit pajamas. Comes in different sizes. Featuring matching pajama sets for owners (sold separately). The perfect gift for every dog lover to deck the halls in style!

Overall Rating: 5

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Boy cuddling with dog

 

Dog Toys – Original Plush From Cuddle Clones

Next on my list of favorite Christmas gifts for your dog is one that never grows old.

All dogs love toys! Soft plushies, squeaky chews, interactive puzzles = guaranteed hours of playtime fun. A new plaything to add to their collection won’t hurt.

These custom plush toys from Cuddle Clones are a great gift idea, not just for your dog but also for you and every other dog parent you know.

You can have any animal “cloned” into a plush toy, whether it’s a dog, cat, rabbit, or even horse. Cuddle Clones are a thoughtful present for those missing a pet that has passed away, or if you want to give your dog a comfort companion.

Travel Essentials – A Complete Set From Diggs

One of the best dog gifts for Christmas is a complete bundle of travel gear that keeps your dog safe when you take it along on your trips.

This Tiny Traveler Set from Diggs is perfect for any pet owner who loves having their dog accompany them on walks, hikes, and other outdoor activities.

The kit contains:

  • a leash-and-collar combo made with strong, weatherproof materials sturdy enough to withstand tough weather and rugged terrain
  • a sleek and durable passenger travel carrier
  • water dispenser
  • pee pads
  • Groov crate training aid — a nifty tool that can hold treats or serve as a lick mat (just spread some peanut butter) for on-the-go training

Your morning walks in the park and afternoon hikes through the woods just upleveled in style and safety with this travel set!

Tiny Traveler Set

Your Dog’s Essential Outdoor Gear For Every Adventure

Diggs

A complete collection of durable, weatherproof travel essentials that contains everything you and your dog need for a fun and unforgettable vacay. Includes a high-quality leash and collar, water dispenser, pet carrier, pads, and Groov crate training aid.

Overall Rating: 5

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Travel bag

 

Bedding – Paw’s Orthopedic Dog Bed

This is perhaps one of the most practical and useful holiday dog gifts that your pet can use everyday and all year long.

A high-quality orthopedic dog bed, such as the PupRug Bundle from Paw, is a great choice if your pet spends most of their time indoors.

Designed with an orthopedic foam core and cooling gel layer, it provides optimal comfort and support. But what I really like about this product is that it comes in plush faux fur and blends in with home decor by looking like a stylish rug.

You can choose from different neutral tones, too. The matching waterproof blanket is just as soft and luxurious and can serve as a pet blanket or throw for your couch, stool, or bed.

And if your dog just became a mommy, this would be their babies’ ideal puppy Christmas gifts!

Custom Dog Portraits – Portfolio Pet’s Personalized Prints

Personalized dog Christmas gifts are always a hit, and there’s no better choice than a pet portrait.

At Portfolio Pet, you can have your beloved dog captured in beautiful, realistic detail with a custom pet portrait. You’re allowed up to three pets featured in one frame, and the artwork will be delivered to you as a high-quality print or on canvas.

And before you raise your eyebrows thinking a dog won’t appreciate a portrait, check out this study done by a group of researchers. It confirms that dogs can recognize images (and even familiar faces) just like we do, albeit with a different “lens.”

(They also apparently like looking at photos of dogs rather than people. Whaaat?)

With that said, it’s safe to conclude your pet will heartily appreciate this unique gift, and so will your holiday guests!

Bowls – Zeedog Bordeau Adjustable Slow Feeder

What’s a list of the best dog gifts for Christmas without a feeding item, right?

The Bordeau Zee.Bowl from Zeedog is an elegant and functional elevated dog bowl designed to improve your dog’s posture.

Definitely one of the heartwarming dog Christmas gifts for pet owners, it features a distinctive stoneware look that will complement any decor.

This bowl is adjustable from 4.9 to 11.8 inches to promote slow feeding, which allows dogs to absorb nutrients better and prevent upset stomachs and regurgitation. As a bonus, the top layer is microwave and dishwasher (top-rack) safe.

Talk about effortless heating of dog food and cleaning up after!

Treats, Biscuits & Chews – Bocce’s Bakery’s Bestsellers Bundle

Do dogs like Christmas gifts? Oh yes, especially if you give them their favorite goodies! Biscuits, chews, and dog treats are great Christmas gifts.

At Bocce’s Bakery and Redbarn Pet Products, you’ll find an amazing selection of dog-approved holiday treats to make your pet drool.

My first pick is Bocce’s Bakery Bestsellers + Redbarn’s Filled Bone and Bully Slices, which packs in four different types of dog biscuits and treats:

  • 1 Beef & Carrot Grazers Jerky Sticks (4 oz)
  • 1 Say Moo Soft & Chewy Treats (6 oz)
  • 1 Good Hair Soft & Chewy Treats (6 oz)
  • 1 Birthday Cake Biscuits (5 oz)

These yummies are made with all-natural, high-quality, human-grade ingredients. They’re also free of fillers and artificial additives.

If your dog prefers really chewy treats, they’ll love the Redbarn Filled Bone Peanut Butter Flavor. Made with real beef femur bones quality-checked to ensure pet safety, these meaty snacks contain a delicious peanut butter filling.

And for the ultimate treat-loving dog, I recommend snagging the Redbarn Bully Slices in Beef Flavor. These bite-sized chews deliver a delicious meaty taste that promote healthy joints and support dental hygiene.

How Can I Spoil My Dog For Christmas?

Dogs are easy to please and can appreciate even the smallest of gestures, as long as they’re done with love and affection.

Keep in mind as well that dog Christmas gifts aren’t limited to store-bought items. Why not cook a pet-safe holiday version of your dog’s favorite food?

Bake a pie, air fry some liver, boil lean meats, or whip up homemade treats. You can even allow your pets to participate! (Disclaimer: “Participating” in this context means allowing them to taste the ingredients, not expecting them to help you chop beef, knead dough, or peel potatoes.)

Got a lazy lounger? Indulge them with a soft and comfortable dog bed or blanket! Get some plush dog Xmas gifts like a cozy dog cave, or a more practical anti-slip bed. Your resident snoozer will settle in its new cozy spot faster than you can say bow-wow.

And I know this goes without saying, but — make sure any gift you give comes with a lot of belly scratches and cuddles!

Dog sitting near christmas tree

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Good Christmas Gifts for Dogs?

“It depends on your pet’s favorite things! If he/she loves toys, then a new toy is a great gift”, suggests speech pathologist Karen Smith of South Carolina.Consider your pet’s personality as well. Some dogs are food-driven, while others absolutely love toys.

What Can I Gift A Dog Lover?

A personalized pet portrait or Cuddle Clone is a great choice for any dog lover. These unique gifts allow them to immortalize their pets in a truly special way.

What Is the Best Christmas Gift for a Dog?

Aside from material gifts, ensuring your dog’s good health and well-being should be a priority at Christmas and all year round.Karen further shares, “The best gift for your pet is good healthcare, so perhaps a visit to the vet for a physical would be perfect!”

Do Dogs Like Gifts?

More than tangible stuff, dogs enjoy the affection and attention that come with being given a present. They love spending time with their owners, and even the most mundane activities like going for a walk, taking a trip to the park, or teaching your dog how to catch a frisbee can be elevated with a gift.

 

Paul Andrews
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A digital marketing expert by profession, Andrews is a gifted writer and animal lover at heart. A self-confessed "pawrent", Andrews is well-versed in all things dogs. He uses his years of experience of raising puppies into show-quality dogs to help guide first-time pet parents. He believes in spreading the joy that comes with being a dog dad and advocates more families to adopt pets.