Everyone loves treats, but they’re a predictable gift when it comes to spoiling your pets on Christmas.
Even if they choose to spend the day playing in piles of wrapping paper and empty boxes, your pet will appreciate something more thoughtful. You can even buy a pet gift for that one friend or family member who treats their pet like royalty.
Whether you have a dog, cat, or small animal, here’s some of the best pet gift ideas for your most loveable family member.
The Best Gift Ideas for Pets
Pet Drinking Fountain
It’s no secret that most animals would rather drink from running water than still water, so why not give the gift of constantly flowing water to your pet this Christmas?
The Drinkwell Pet Fountain from Petsafe is a gorgeous ceramic drinking fountain that will look good anywhere in your home or backyard.
The best gift to give your dog on Christmas day is something festive to wear, like this Christmas bucket hat and glasses, or some reindeer ears. If they’re not into dress-ups, you could always get them their own little Christmas stocking to fill with delicious treats and toys to paw through on Christmas day, like this Kong Holiday Stocking Paw from Pet Circle.
Portable Pet Water Bottles
This portable water bottle made by Zenify is a great accessory when taking your dog out on a road trip or to the local park. It has an easy one-button dispenser design that allows you to essentially create a water bowl wherever you go! Plus, if your pet doesn’t drink all of the water at once, you can press the same button and retract the water back into the bottle. They come in a range of colours and sizes for all pets, big and small.
Summer is a great time to take your dog to the beach. And if they love taking a dip in the water, you can give yourself some extra peace of mind with this dog life jacket. It comes with a removable flotation layer for dogs that are more confident swimmers, as well as a variety of buckles for size and shape adjustment.
You can’t really go wrong with giving your furry friend a plush toy for Christmas, like this BBQ Prawn for dogs from Pet Circle, or this Pidan Little Monster for cats. However, if they’re one of those pets that rips it up in seconds, you might want to consider something a little sturdier, like a chew or dental toy.
Not as creepy as it sounds. Many pets, and owners, now suffer separation anxiety when they go to work. Utilising a home-surveillance set-up is a great way to check on your pet during the day and get that peace of mind. You can check where they are, if they ate their breakfast and prove to your coworkers that you have the best dog ever, all from your phone.
Dogs love plush toys, even if they have a tendency to destroy them. Luckily, Kong is tried and true at making the best dog toys for those who chew. Its range of cozy plush toys brings together a cute and cuddly design that is extra durable. You can check out the cozy plush range and other great Kong products at Petbarn and Pet Circle.
You can also get lick mats that’ll provide a short stint of entertainment for your pet. Petstock has a wide range of lick mats to help slow down fast eaters.
If you’d like to continue your Christmas shopping — for humans, perhaps — check out this guide we put together on gifts for coffee lovers.
This post has been updated since its original publication.
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