Christmas is fast approaching, with just 19 days to go before the big day.
As you head out for the annual shopping trip, don’t forget to buy a present for your best friend: your dog , of course.
As we all know, all pooches are good boys and girls – even if they do poos in naughty places and chew up our favourite socks – and so deserve a little something that shows how much they mean to us.
Sure, your furry friend probably doesn’t understand why Christmas Day is a special occasion, but the look of excitement on their cute little face as you hand over a shiny new toy will be worth the cash.
We’ve rounded up a list of some of best products in 2019 – from new beds to cool outfits , here’s the ultimate gift guide for pooches.
PetFusion memory foam bed
Is your dog a fussy sleeper or an old soul that requires a cosy space where he or she can nap all day?The PetFusion bed has a memory foam base to help reduce joint pain and improve your pup’s ‘health, mobility and energy’.
It’s also water and tear resistant, so you don’t have to worry about naugthy dogs having a nibble and ruining their new gift. The bed is suitable for medium to large dogs, though it can also be used by multiple small dogs at once (perfect if you have two pooches who like to snuggle up together).
Make a Tug Toy From Old Clothes. Does your dog love to play tug? Got some extra t-shirts lying around? Make your own toy by braiding one of your old t-shirts into a tug toy rather than throwing them out.
Here’s the best part: there’s a 12-month warranty included.The product is currently on sale at Amazon for £80.95, with free delivery.
My 1st Years teepee
If your dog prefers to nap in privacy, get them this adorable grey teepee.
The creative sleeping space, sold at My 1st Years for £65.00, features a reversible cushion with plush and faux fur.
Meanwhile, the teepee is made from polyester blend and is held up with wooden poles, and can also be embroidered with a personal message for your pooch. Though you’ve only got nine characters to play with.
You also don’t need to worry about your pup making a mess, as the cushion is also machine washable.
Etsy matching outfits
What’s the ultimate way to show off your special relationship? Matching outfits, of course.
There’s no shortage of Christmas fashion for dogs to choose from this year, but for those humans who want a more personalised gift, there’s a fantastic alternative.The Dainty Dog Co is selling a quirky t-shirt set for two (owner and pooch) on Etsy, embossed with the phrases ‘Chilling With My Dog’ and ‘Chilling With My Human’.
Not only is it a two-in-one gift, but it’s also fairly affordable at £27.99.
Not In The Dog House pawsecco and popcorn set
INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOUR PET: Having a dog in the house means more bacteria enters the home and gets inside the occupants (one study found “dog-related biodiversity” is especially high on pillowcases.) In turn, people with dogs seem to get ill less frequently and less severely than people with no pets.
This is the cheapest option on our list – and it’s a pretty good deal.For just £10, you can get a gift set filled with wonderful treats for your pooch, including pawsecco from Woof & Brew, popcorn for dogs, training biscuits by Billy and Margot, and a tube of Pooch & Mutt mini-bone snacks.
Basically, it’s any dog’s dream gift.
Plus, it arrives in a box with tissue paper lining, so you can pop it under the tree and let your dog sniff around it for a few weeks, before the big reveal.
Fetch rain coat
Let’s face it, there will likely be more rain than snow this Christmas.To make sure your pup stays dry during muggy weather walks, get him or her a cosy rain coat. This choice from Joules & Rosewood, sold at Fetch, is water-resistant but also lightweight, so your pet isn’t weighed down by it.
It has velcro straps and is available in four sizes, however unfortunately prices increase as you go up in size (from £14 to £30).
Arton Doggy DonutsThis is undoubtedly the most exciting gift on our list: Arton Doggy Donuts.
For £15, you can get your pooch a box of 12 ring-shaped doughnuts, topped with fat, sugar-free icing and sprinkles.
Other ingredients include wholemeal flour, rolled oats, eggs, maltodextrin (food additive), rapeseed oil, cornflour, baking powder, milk derivatives, guar gum (polysaccharide) and desiccated coconut.
While they might look like regular doughnuts, please resist the temptation to bite into them – and get your own, human doughnut box instead.
No, it’s not just to make themselves look adorable. Dogs curl up in a ball when they sleep due to an age-old instinct to keep themselves warm and protect their abdomen and vital organs from predators.
Popetpop squeaky toys
Finally, no Christmas list for dogs is complete without the most obvious gift of all: a toy.This year, go for a festive twist with this four-pack of seasonal characters, including Santa Claus, Rudolph the reindeer, a penguin and a bone in the pattern of a candy cane. These squeaky toys from Popetpop, made from high-quality cotton, aren’t just pretty – but they were designed with the aim to reduce anxiety in pooches, as well as help their teeth and gums grow.
It’s a fairly affordable gift at £14.69 from Amazon, and you could even split the pack up into four different packages, just to make your pet feel extra precious.