Are you a pet owner or pet lover? Then these pet Christmas gifts ideas are for you! Plenty of us have furry friends or are on the way to having one or hoping for one. So what better way to show them appreciation you ask? Well cuddles, playing and treats come first for sure! No doubt on that.
But also a nice present will be very appreciated. A new toy to chew on or a comfy new bed. A new leash and some tasty treats. And also, some bits for the owners too, because we know that we love to show off our love for our furry friends. Some of these pet Christmas gifts are mostly for cats and dogs, but some can be useful for other pets too.
Growing up, we always had some sort of zoo at home. And everyone always found it like a very eccentric thing to have. We travelled every summer break and Christmas break to our grandparents, which meant bringing everyone over. From hamsters to tortoises, goldfishes and a rabbit. Dogs and parrots. I think the only one we never had was a cat (until now). And I made the best memories while travelling with all of them. I remember fighting with the dogs for my seat and checking on the hamster every so often, taking him out for a real feel of the trip. I also cannot stop laughing at the memory parrots creating mayhem on the back, annoyed at the idea of driving around. Or walking around the ferry with a rabbit in arms and a dog on a leash. Or at our first dog being so excited to travel she would get into any car.
Therefore, I couldn’t miss creating a guide for pet Christmas gifts. Because our furry friends give us so much all year around. From the free serotonin boosts to the company. From the best helpers to unconditional love, they are always there.
Actually, it was during Christmas that we received our first dog, Penelope. I can still remember clear as day when our uncle came into my grandparent’s house and put on the rug a blue and white blanket for us to see. Inside, there was a small brown puppy with hazel eyes. Looking up in wonder and what was around.
Now it seems idyllic, but I also remember all the fights we had when we had to name her! Only for our grandma to make the decision and put an end to it. Let’s say that we are glad she did, or she would be the probable 7th Tinkerbell in the family. After the many goldfishes, Simona named. Anyway, holidays always held a special place in my heart and I always wish the same for my pets.
Whenever I had a chance to get back home for Christmas since moving to London, I always showered our dog with treats and toys. And I might have bought or not a wonder woman dress for her. She looked too cute! But let’s get back to our pet gifts.
Whether you are a pet parent, a wannabe one or a pet lover, this pet Christmas gifts guide is for you! And without further ado, let’s begin.
I mean, if you own a dog, you know that having poop bags at the ready is a must. Because you never know when and where it will happen. And this pet Christmas gifts guide couldn’t exist without some essentials. So this is the one, the essential. But, if you need to bring around your poop bags, why not do it in style? Moreover, why not have that said small bag even personalised with the name of your furry friend? Easy to bring around and keep tied to the leash so you won’t lose it or forget it. And did I forget to add that it comes in different colours too? Plenty of choices to spoil you. And why not look into a bag even for your dog treats? Hashtag, puppy blessed.
2. CUSTOM PET PORTRAIT by STITCH AND STROKE SHOP – £58.00 +
As soon as I set my eyes on these pet portraits, I knew I had to add them! I love personalised items, both to receive and gift. They have that deeper connection and these necklaces picture them perfectly. Whether it’s to bring around your furry friend everywhere with you or remember an old friend who’s no longer there, these pet portraits will be the best pet Christmas gifts idea for the owner. Because admit it, that when you can’t have them around, it’s always heartwarming to see their pictures. Pet parent-approved, methinks.
If you want to add a personal touch to your Christmas tree, this is the one! After talking about Christmas decor last week, I couldn’t miss the chance to add this too! This cute wooden Christmas ornament by Bombus can be personalised with your dog name. A small keepsake to keep during the years and add for every new member of the family. If this doesn’t melt your heart, I do not know what will.
4. CUSTOM HANDMADE CERAMIC PET BOWLS by MEGAN LOUISE CERAMICS – £21.00 +
I am a huge ceramics fan! I had the chance to learn and work with it during high school and can’t wait to get my hands back into it. Therefore, when I saw Megan’s shop, I was over the moon! These handmade pet bowls are the best pet Christmas gifts for your furry friends. Just pick what you prefer: the bone or the fish, colour and size and get ready to receive something amazing! Yummy in their tummy, with style.
If you know us, you know that we are obsessed with pins, whatever colour, theme and size. We love them. Therefore, I couldn’t avoid adding them all over the Christmas guides. And this pets Christmas gifts guide won’t be the exception. Be the person that your dog thinks you are. Who would your dog think you are? My old dog would have surely said nap companion and sharer of lunches and cereal bowls. Yes, we shared them, no judging needed. Designed by Katie Abey and printed on birch plywood. The perfect way to show off your love for dogs.
6. CHESTERFIELD PET BED by JOULES – £45.00 +
I am obsessed with the colour of this pet bed. This velvet bright yellow bed surely won’t go unnoticed. It is great as a dog bed or cat bed, or whatever furry animal you have. Our rabbit used to love soft stuff to sleep in and would have loved this, hands down. Taking inspiration from the famous Chesterfield sofas, this will be a true treat for your pet. An amazing pet Christmas gifts that will also be an amazing add on to your house furniture!
Another pin you ask? Indeed it is! There are never enough in my opinion. And this totally shows how much you love your furry friends. It depicts a dog paw, but I am sure that it can be for all fur mamas and dads. This would be a great stocking filler idea as well as a small gift to send over to your pet obsessed friends! Or maybe to hint your partner or family that you are ready for a little companion.
Wait, we are not finished yet. We still have plenty of gits to show. Keep reading for more pet Christmas gifts ideas!
If you follow us over on Instagram or have previously read the blog, you know about Tjay. He’s the first cat I ever lived with and can be the sassiest and sweetest cat at the same time. And five seconds later trying to hunt you down or asking to watch mice videos on Youtube. His new obsession, I swear. Could spend hours on it and act like a true teenager when told to stop. When I found Niaski’s shop, which is all about artistic felines, I was over the moon! The Vincat collar is part of a series of artistic collars that you won’t be able to pass down on! Because there is an artist in all of our cats. Let it be one specialising in running, stealing, napping or being an acrobat. Your choice! Ours is a star, so what more could he wish for?
9. PERSONALISED PET LEAD WALL HANGER by OARIGINAL DESIGNS – £16.99 +
How many of us struggle to keep the dog lead in the same place? Or own more than one dog and can never find them? I used to leave them around the doorknob, but it wasn’t the best of places. Falling off at every chance I opened the door. So this personalised wall hanger will be the perfect solution, if anything goes by how cute it is. Whether you are about to be getting another dog or trying to be tidier at home, this hanger will be an amazing pet Christmas gifts idea. And looks amazing too in the room with its simple yet elegant design. Made of oak, plastic and metal, this hanger can be personalised with up to three names. The perfect dog Christmas gift, if you ask us.
If you are on the market for a new leash, this is the one for you. Made of 100% soft cotton with hemp details and hand-dyed with non-toxic dyes. Comfortable to hold and very much high-resistant for when your pup pulls you around, it comes on its own or in a set with a matching collar. Rope leashes are actually much preferred for outdoor activities and dog training. Created and thought with the environment in mind, rope leashes are a much better option for your furry friends. Making them another great pet Christmas gifts idea.
11. LIZZO’S BOY EMBROIDERED DOG T-SHIRT by GIFLYNNDESIGN – £23.50
We are fans of Lizzo in this house and have seen plenty of viral videos featuring this song and dogs. If you head over to TikTok or YouTube you can check them out, or maybe you already know all about them. They always make me smile, so when I found this t-shirt, I knew that dog lovers would love it too! It’s an embroidered t-shirt that comes in three different colours: white, grey or black. So get ready to blast some Lizzo on your phone when your present gets opened!
Okay, you might think, what is a smart pet bowl? And do we really need it? Maybe it’s not the most necessary, but while reading about it, it convinced me more and more about its usefulness. It is designed to monitor and control your pet diet to keep them healthy. Helping you to measure the food with the built-in scale. So you would ask what kind of pet Christmas gifts idea is this? One that has plenty of pros! This bowl is also waterproof, with a non-slip base(tell me that’s not useful, no more accidental tripping!). And it has an antimicrobial plastic outside to help eliminate germs and bacterias. If you are a pet owner with a thing for gadgets, this is the right one for you!
13. SOFT TERRAZZO NECKTIE COLLAR by HELEN PENNY SHOP – £20.00+
If you are after an accessory that doubles both as a bandana and necktie for your pet, then look no further. This soft collar is handmade with soft velour and comes with a brass tag. It comes in different colours and styles. I went for this terrazzo style because I am obsessed with it and it’s a great reminder of the 80s. Perfect for a pet that wears a harness or just loves to feel fancy. Easy to adjust and to keep your dog moving freely. And is sure to get compliments from everyone at the doggy park and great conversation starter!
The original tassel scarf I wanted to feature was sold out but hoping it will get back in stock when this is live. I couldn’t pass on this. I mean a cat scarf is too cute to pass on. This would be the perfect pet Christmas gifts idea for a cat. Or I think it would be even perfect for another small furry animal, I think my rabbit would have loved it. Maybe chewed in it too, but that’s a different story for a different day. They look stylish, they are all hand knitted and have the best of colours. I can’t knit, so I will have to get one for Tjay from Myrtles Crafty Knits shop. And she also dropped a new Christmas scarf that is too hard to resist! Don’t be a Scrooge, buy that scarf and take some Christmas pictures.
15. CAT WOODEN PIN by WHALE AND BIRD – £6.50
Last but not least in this pet Christmas gifts guide, is another wooden pin from Whale and Bird. I showed you the dog version before, but I am now a cat lady too, so I couldn’t miss out on this. Printed on birch plywood and designed by Katie Abey. What would your cat think of you? I am sure Tjay thinks of us as the ones having treats in every nook and cranny of clothes and rooms at the ready. The ones that are free treats dispensers, personal groomer and carer. And most of all the one that needs to understand whatever he might need every minute he’s not sleeping. The help, in one word. He’s a sweet boy too, I swear!
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Well, that was a wild ride! We just got to the end of this pet Christmas gifts guide and I truly hope you enjoyed it as much as I did while looking for all the products and writing it. I had the chance to discover plenty of Etsy small businesses and people that share the same love for pets, which is always heartwarming. Which one was your favourite pet gift? Do you usually get a Christmas present for your pets?
As they are mostly small businesses and products are handmade, please remember that the pieces can take time to be made and shipped. If a present is a bit late, no one will complain after they open them. But also, make sure to send your orders in as soon as possible, to avoid any disappointment.
If you are still after some gift ideas, check out our Christmas decor and event calendars. There’s also a featured one for pets you can’t miss! Also, if you are getting ready for Christmas pyjamas and sweaters, some of the businesses we featured offer also matching pet ones. Do I need to add anything else for the perfect family portrait anyone? Or if you are after some other presents ideas, check our archives for last year Christmas guides.
And, as Christmas is just around the corner and you are looking for Christmas recipes, look no further! Last year Christmas recipes & posts are still available with some of our favourites like the iced cookies and spicy eggnog. If you are after something new, why not check out our latest vegan clementine curd recipe.
And last but not least. If you are up for something different this year or want to give back, why not donate to a charity of your choice? Simona had adopted long distance a beautiful dog with a skin condition, that couldn’t be rehomed years ago from Dog Trust. But this is just one of many charities. There are plenty of animal charities to choose from or maybe volunteer at a pet shelter. Because they won’t only be the ones giving you joy and serotonin, but you will surely make their day better. And who knows, maybe you will be in luck and find your new best buddy and give them a forever home. Have you got a favourite pet charity?