When you hang your stockings by the chimney this holiday season, don’t forget to hang one for your dog. They’ve been good all year long after all. Have you noticed they’ve avoided the urge to chew on your work shoes, chase the mailman, or gobble up that turkey sandwich you left within reach? Reward them by stuffing their stocking with some of these pawsome gifts for dogs!
Ideas for Unique Dog Gifts
Treats for your sweet
Gifts under the tree are great, but I think we all can agree that the candy inside your stocking is the sweetest part of the holidays. Dog lovers know treats make the best dog gifts and anyone else with a sweet tooth for that matter. You can either purchase some festive delights next time you’re out shopping, or you can make them at home yourself. If you do, make sure they’re not missing the most important ingredient— love.
Dinner time is probably your dog’s favorite part of the day, besides the time you walk through the door after work, of course. What could make dinner time even better than a fancy new dish? If you have a large dog, try finding an elevated dog dish while shopping at a local pet store. Veterinarians agree that elevated dog bowls have several benefits for your pup, including better posture, easier swallowing, and slower eating.
You can even combine your dog’s favorite activities, playing and eating, by giving them an interactive feeder! These puzzles might be tricky, but we know your pup is brilliant enough to figure them out.
If you and your pup have the same great sense of humor, how about some gag gifts for dogs? These toilet dog water dishes are funny and functional. They’re sure to keep your dog smiling every time he gets a drink!
A home for the holidays
Your dog shares an amazing house full of love and treats with you, but what about when he goes outside? Dog houses make great gifts for dogs because they help protect your dog during extreme heat or cold during the changing seasons.
If your dog likes to spend time outside, consider giving them a home away from home in the form of a well-made dog house! You can either purchase one or make it a fun DIY project. When you’re done, slap some Christmas lights on the outside so your dog can feel the holiday cheer!
Toys for your good boy
Dog toys are the best way to burn off some of that anxious energy the holidays bring. There are tons of creative and safe toys available as gifts for dogs. What’s better than a gift that keeps on giving? These toys bring joy to you and your best friend when you spend the day playing together.
Give the Gift of Friendship
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