Best Christmas Gifts for Dogs

dog with Christmas presents

pets in front of Christmas tree

Hard to believe how quickly time passes, and we’re talking about Christmas gifts for dogs again! 

The items listed below are great for any time of year, so hang onto this site when you’re looking for doggie stuff! I will be including a link for each item that will take you directly to an online resource where you will find it for sale.

Bowls and feeding accessories

Raised feeders may make it more comfortable for your senior dog to eat and drink. I have raised my senior’s bowls and it seems easier for her now.

Personalized Simon Double Feeder Pet Bowl

Personalized Simon Double Feeder Pet Bowl  pierced bone pattern made from mild steel, includes stainless steel bowls; comes with a brass plate engraved with your pet’s name 

Personalized Nelson Dining Table Pet Bowl

Personalized Nelson Dining Table Pet Bowl – made from mild steel that includes stainless steel bowls; comes with a brass plate engraved with your pet’s name 

Eco-friendly Healthy Pet Diner Feeders

Our Pet’s Eco-friendly Healthy Pet Diner Feeders – elevated for all size pets; ergonomically correct feeding for improved digestion and posture; reduces stress on joints; comfortable feeding for elderly dogs or those suffering from bone and joint problems; 5 year warranty; includes two stainless steel bowls; produced from recycled materials; made in the USA. 


Adjustable Height Wood Dining Table for Dogs – good design for senior dogs; adjusts easily to 4 height levels (3.1, 4.3, 5.5, 6.7”), non-slip mat holds  bowls securely in place; eliminates discomfort for older dogs suffering from stiff muscles and joints; easy to assemble; rubber feet protect floor surfaces and prevent sliding 

Signature Housewares My Friend Dog Bowl – for large dogs, constructed of glazed stoneware ceramic; dense and durable; stands up to constant use and frequent cleaning; dishwasher-safe; 74 oz capacity 

Beds, sofas, blankets

There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to dog beds. If you’re buying for a senior dog, especially one that may have arthritis, consider getting a bed that has at least one side lower than the other. It will make it easier to get in and out of.

Another thing I do is to keep a blanket in every bed. It gives my dogs the ability to wrap up if warm, make a pillow if they need one, add extra support or comfort as well.

 

decorate your own pet bed

Decorate Your Own Pet Bed – fabric markers are included to design your own bed and is great for kids; removable cover for washing; two sizes 

 

Personalized Super Orthopedic Lounge Bed

Personalized Super Orthopedic Lounge Bed – 7” thick to comfortably support your ageing pet; can be personalized 

 

Personalized Hardwood Platform Pet Bed With Padded Headboard

Personalized Hardwood Platform Pet Bed With Padded Headboard – padded microfiber headboard; 2 1/2 ” thick durable mattress with removable zipped microfiber cover; cherry finish; maximum weight is 45 lbs; personalize with engraved brass plate; (29.5” L x 24” W x 16.75” H) 

 

big shrimpy bed

Big Shrimpy Planet-Friendly Catalina Classic Pet Bed – 100% recycled materials in inner cushion; reversible cover; cover & inner cushion are both machine washable 
Heavy Duty Overstuffed XXL Orthopedic Memory Foam Bed – stuffed with shredded memory foam; able to support dogs up to 160 lbs 

American Kennel Club Pet Throw Blanket -reversible for two different textures; machine washable; (50”x 40”) 

Collars, harnesses and leashes

Beverly Hills Leash

Beverly Hills Dog Leash – pink webbing; 100% cotton decorated with jet black and pink diamond patterns on creamy white background; (4’, 5’ and 6’ length, and 5/8”, ¾” and 1” width) 

 

Harry Barker Eco Friendly Eton Collar

Harry Barker Eco-Friendly Eton Collar – made from 100% certified recycled plastics; no petro-chemicals; machine wash and dry; can withstand up to 600 pounds of pressure; nickel-plated hardware is tarnish and scratch resistant 

Christmas dog collars

Christmas Collars – available in small, medium and large 

 

licensed NFL dog collar

Licensed NFL Dog Collars – 100% colour fast, machine washable polyester; nickel plated steel hardware; Made in the U.S. A. 

licensed NFL dog leash

Licensed NFL Dog Leash – 100% colour fast, machine washable polyester; nickel plated steel hardware; Made in the U.S.A. 60″ 

Custom Embroidered Dog Collars

Custom Embroidered Dog Collars – personalized ID Collars with pet name and phone number; adjustable sizes with plastic snap closure 

Interactive toys (to keep your dog’s mind sharp)

Kong extreme dog toy

KONG Extreme Dog Toy – ultra-strong, ultra-durable, black rubber compound is recommended for the most powerful chewers; helps reduce boredom and separation anxiety; unpredictable bounce for games of fetch; Made in the USA 

Nina Ottosson's Interactive Dog Toy

Nina Ottosson’s Interactive Dog Toy (Dog Brick) – stimulates your dog’s brain; hours of entertainment; ideal for all ages and breeds; no assembly required; can vary level of difficulty 

Outward Hound Mini Hide Dog Toy

Outward Hound Mini Paw Hide Dog Toy – keeps your dog playing longer;  sniff & lift action; 6 treat-hiding cups; BPA, PVC, & phthalate free (8.1″ L x 8.2″ W x 1.5″ H) 

Outward Hound Kyjen I Qube Dog Toy

Kyjen I-Qube Puzzle Plush Interactive Dog Toy – eliminates boredom; develops a dog’s intelligence; fun puzzle solving skills 

Apparel (including college sports team bandanas and jerseys)

 

Dog Bandana

College Team Bandana– with official logo of your favourite team 

 

Buffalo Bills Dog Jersey

Officially Licensed Football Dog Jerseys – have your dog show support for your favourite team 

Personalized Wool Plaid Dog Jacket

Personalized Wool Plaid Dog Jacket in Green – shearling lined wool jacket in a tan plaid pattern with brown buttons; dog’s name embroidered on the collar  (sizes XXS-XXL) 

Reindeer Dog Sweater

Blueberry Pet Holiday Festive Christmas Reindeer Dog Sweater – made of 100% acrylic yarn for ease care and durability; machine washable with similar colour; tumble dry (sizes 10”-20”) 

Shearling Fleece Dog Winter Coat

Shearling Fleece Winter Coat – faux suede coat has soft polyester fleece lining; easy touch closures on the adjustable belly belt for a snug, draft-free fit; 100% polyester; machine wash and dry 

Travel gear – carriers, purses, strollers

All Terrain Extra Wide 3 Wheels Pet Dog Cat Stroller w/RainCover

All Terrain Extra Wide Leopard Skin 3 Wheels Pet Dog Stroller with Rain Cover – easy fold; opens and folds in 5 seconds; large storage basket; cup holders; front and rear entry; top, front and rear ventilation mesh window keeps bugs out 

Dog Bicycle Basket

Dog Bicycle Basket with Mesh Water Bottle Holder and Rain Cover – mesh water bottle holder; pockets for treats; straps to attach carrier to bike handles; internal harness clip for keeping pet secured; rain cover with opening for pets head (10″ H x 13″ W x 10″ D) 

 

Carry-Me Pet Carrier

Carry-Me™ Pet Carrier – meets most airline regulations; front and rear zippered openings; zippered accessory pocket; mesh water bottle pouch; interior safety tether; padded carry handle; detachable shoulder strap; includes silver bone ID tag

Wheel Around Travel Pet Carrier

Snoozer Wheel Around 4 In 1 Pet Travel Carrier – rolling pet carrier, backpack, bed and car seat all in one; excellent for airline travel (check airline restrictions first); packs flat for easy storage; for pets up to 15 lbs; (9″ x 12″ x 13″, weighs 8 lbs) 

 

Golden Nugget Dog Carrier

Golden Nugget Carrier – includes removable, washable fleece-lined padded interior mat; mesh windows provide ventilation; interior lined with animal print fabric; interior leash hook; durable zipper openings, exterior pocket; suitable for dogs up to 10lbs / 5kgs 

Treats

Before buying treats, please make sure the ingredients are suitable for your dog’s diet.

 

Freeze-Dried Liver Treats

Northwest Naturals Freeze-Dried Liver Treats – 100% freeze-dried chicken, beef, or lamb liver; naturally rich in protein, vitamins A, D, C and B- complex, iron, calcium, copper and phosphorus; 100% natural human grade ingredients; easily crumbled for smaller pets; sprinkled over pet food for variety or to entice eating 

 

K9 Granola Pumpkin Crunchers

K9 Granola Pumpkin Crunchers – pumpkin, oatmeal, barley flour, oat flour, potato flour, vegetable oil, molasses, sweet potato, carrot, parsley, cinnamon, vanilla 

 

Terrabone Dental Dog Treat

Complete Natural Nutrition Terrabone Dental Dog Treat – Made in the USA; organic brown rice is first ingredient; hard like a bone but super digestible; made with natural chicken 

Virbac CET Enzymatic Chews

C.E.T. Enzymatic Oral Hygiene Chews – clinically proven plaque control; eliminates plaque-forming bacteria; made using select beef hide 

Virbac CET Veggie Dent Dental Chews

Virbac C.E.T. VeggieDent Dental Chews – vegetable based; freshens breath; reduces plaque; decreases tartar 

Surprise My Pet Sample Box

Surprise-My-Pet – Monthly box of dog goodies delivered right to your door; includes toys, treats, a theme, accessories and a doggie costume that matches the theme

For the dog lover and their home

 

Who Rescued Who Coaster

Coaster (Who Rescued Who) –  durable stone coaster, cork backing prevents them from sliding, protection against water rings, drips and scratches (4″ square x 1/4″ thick) 

 

Dog Lessons For People Mug

Dog Lessons For People Mug – made in the USA and holds 10 oz. 

White Bronze Plated Keychain

White Bronze Plated Keychain – pet picture is printed on a square photo charm and attached to a round key ring; nickel-free and lead-free; tarnish resistant; 100% waterproof 

 

 Luggage Tag with Custom Text, Paws and Bones Design includes rubber strap

Personalized Luggage Tag -with text; includes rubber strap; huge assortment of designs & colours 

 

8" Photo Bracelet with Square Charm

Photo Bracelet with Square Charm – add a custom photo to the square pendant; chain and charm are free from nickel and lead; 100% waterproof; tarnish resistant; 7” chain and a 1” extension 

 

I hope there were enough gift ideas for you to choose from. Let me know what you ended up giving, and receiving!

Best Christmas Gifts for Dogs
Hindy Pearson
Helping people care for their senior dogs
I am a certified dog trainer and pet care consultant, specialising in working with rescue dogs and first time pet parents. I foster and adopt senior and special needs dogs, and advocate for shelter adoption of all animals, particularly older dogs and cats. I am currently working on a spay/neuter program in Spain.

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18 thoughts on “Best Christmas Gifts for Dogs

  1. OMG you have so much great stuff on here!!! The little fleece coat would be perfect for my daughter’s little jack russel/chihuahua mix. He doesn’t like the cold at all. I love the choices in beds and raised feeders. My puggle is going to be 8, and while not really old, he LOVES his comfort and I know in time it will be harder for him to jump up on the couch, I will be keeping my eye on the orthopedic nester bed, that looks perfect since he is always laying on the pillows on the couch as well. WIll be forwarding this to my daughter as well!

    1. Hi Donna, thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. Glad you like the stuff!! It was pretty hard to narrow it down to just a few – some many great things to consider. My little Red is forever wearing sweaters and coats, and they really do make a difference in the cold weather. When she goes out she wears both. The steps are great to help them get up onto the furniture (heaven forbid we should say no to that!). I’d love you to forward the post, thanks.

  2. Currently I have two dogs ages 13 and 8. They are both rescues. Our 13 year old is the oldest dog we’ve ever had. It’s our first time truly experiencing the senior years for dogs. I had no idea it could be as expensive as it’s turning out to be. We’ve changed her food to something healthier for her sensitive digestive system. We’ve changed the 8 year old’s food as well because he had put on too much weight. He’s got to have a growth removed from his gums and the other one requires regular visits to the vet to trim her nails (since she doesn’t dig anymore) and check her over all well-being.

    Now after seeing these raised bowls it will be added to the list of what she needs to make her last years of life more comfortable.

    Thank you.

    1. Hi Rawl, thanks for taking the time to comment. Love hearing the word rescues, good for you! Don’t even talk about expense. Red is costing us a fortune. She is at the vet all the time, and the bills are really adding up, but what can you do? Red goes to the groomers regularly to have her nails trimmed. How are your dogs getting on with their new food? Do you feed them set meals, or leave food out for them? I’ve raised Red’s bowls and it seems to make eating more comfortable. She’s also become even fonder of very plush beds. Whatever they need to be more comfortable. If I can help you in any way, please let me know.

  3. I like the selection you have for the best Christmas gifts for dogs! There’s so much to choose from and it’s nice that you have taken the time to select ones that would be great for any dog.
    I love the Christmas theme sweater for your dog. It’s so festive and sure to put a smile on any dog owner’s face. The reindeer are so cute!
    A new bed is always a nice gift and we can’t forget to get some nice treats like the Northwest Naturals Freeze-Dried Liver Treats!

    1. Hi Dinh, I’m glad you like the selection!! It’s tough trying to figure out what people will like, but I hope my selection is wide ranging enough to suit most people’s taste.

  4. Hi Hindy!

    It’s great to see a dog lover out there. Too many cats these days! Anyways its funny you say it may be too early to talk about Christmas gifts. My wife starts the Christmas music in September… little early if you ask me haha. Those raised bowls are a great idea I had never thought about them before. That would be much easier on an older dog for sure. We have a little Maltese-Toy Poodle mix that is getting older who likes to (I know we shouldn’t let her) get up on the couch and bed. I wonder if there is some sort of steps type product available out there and where to get it? Thanks!

    1. Hi Anthony, Thanks for leaving a comment, much appreciated. Christmas music in September? Wow, that would definitely do my head in but whatever makes people happy. The raised bowls have helped my dog a lot. What’s a couch or bed without a dog on it? There are lots of steps of different heights out there to help dogs (and cats) of any size hop onto the furniture. A quick internet search will show you loads, but Amazon definitely has several to choose from. You can also find ones covered in a variety of fabrics if it’s important to fit into your decor.

  5. A lot of good ideas, Hindy! Practical and useful. Clothes are an absolute must during a cold winter for especially for smaller dogs. My parents have dog toys where they can insert biscuits for their dogs to try to get out. Sometimes they keep them engaged for a long time as they try to figure out how to get those biscuits out.

    1. Hi Matthew, thanks so much for commenting, and I’m glad you like the Christmas dog gift ideas. I’m not one to dress dogs up in clothes, but when it’s cold out I don’t hesitate to put sweaters and coats on them, especially when they’re older and seem to feel the cold more. Those dog toys are great – you can even fill them up and put them in the freezer, to keep the dogs busier longer.

  6. hi Hindy!
    Wow you really covered every Christmas gift for dogs! Dogs of every size and age 🙂 I am with you about decorations. I like to start decorating early (well end of November). As for gifts for dogs, your ideas here are awesome! I remember buying a stuffed raccoon plush toy for my friend’s dog last Christmas. Boy did he chew the heck of it right away! I really like the black rubber toy as it does seem durable. Is it like a chew toy or one to play fetch with or both? Love the idea of a dog bed and leaving a blanket in it. And the raised bowls are such a good idea! My friend’s dog is huge but she has those raised bowls as he does not move as easily as before. And clothes, well I think it is a bit of a hit and miss. As some dogs do not mind them and some cannot tolerate them to save their life! Has it been your experience too?

    1. Hi Emily, there are so many more gifts I wanted to add, but the post would have been crazy long. The black rubber toy is called a Kong. They’re extremely durable that bounce all over the place. They can be used to fetch, but mostly they’re stuffed with treats to occupy dogs. If you put the stuffed Kong in the freezer, it takes dogs even longer. You’re right about clothes being hit and miss. Lots of dogs won’t wear them for anything (my other dog isn’t keen), but Red is so easy going thankfully, because she shivers and needs them.

  7. This is a great list of gifts for doggies 🙂 My sister’s dog is a chewer. She chews and swallows practically everything (she’s still a baby) so it’s difficult buying her gifts but I really like the treats you offer here. Especially, because they are all made with healthy ingredients. I now know what to get her for the holidays! Am bookmarking your site 🙂

    1. Hi Ali, thanks very much, glad you like them. Has your sister tried giving her dog a Kong yet? They’re pretty heavy duty, and you can fill them with treats to give her busy. I prefer to buy as natural as I can, so made sure to recommend ones that I would consider buying for my own dogs. Thanks for bookmarking!!

  8. I’m absolutely loving some of these, and plenty work for dogs of all ages. Mine is 4 years old atm (resque dog from a shelter) and I know he would love the tartan jacked almost as much as I do (I’m a bit of a scotch whisky fan).
    The kong I allready use myself and I can recommend it for any adult dog. They love it, it keeps them active and helps with their teeth. And as we all know dental care for a dog is directly related to his life expectancy 🙂

    1. Hi Dave, thanks! There were too many to choose from, very challenging to narrow it down. Love hearing your dog is a rescue – nice to know you saved a life. Unfortunately dental care is one aspect of dog care that is often overlooked. I’m hoping the articles I’m writing about it will help.

  9. I can not wait to share your site with my daughter who is a vet tech and has four little dogs. The little bed for her dogs would be a great gift for my “grand babies.” I have a senior Pyrenees dog and she has joint problems so I am looking at your bed her. Which one would be a good fit? She weighs about 100 lbs.

    1. Hi Tammy, I’m glad you enjoyed the post enough to share. The personalized super orthopedic lounger comes in an extra large size. I only highlighted a few, but there are so many styles and sizes to choose from. If you click on any of the images, it will take you to the site to see their entire collections. I will say one thing about beds, especially if your dog has joint problems. Sometimes the big poofy beds require a step up to get on them, and if a dog is stiff that might be tricky. There are many options with the front being lower then the other sides, and that makes it easier to step right into it. Also, dogs can be fussy about their beds. I have 3 for Red (my other dog doesn’t care for them), so she has a choice depending on how she’s feeling. If you get a thicker bed, you may want to add a blanket for some softness, or if she wants to create a pillow. Also, self heating pads can be put onto her bed for a little extra comfort. They often have a faux sheepskin cover and the foil blanket that rescuers use inside. Your dog’s body heat makes it warm. Electric heating mats are helpful, but not everyone likes that idea. I hope this information helps, and if you have any other questions please ask.

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