Best Christmas gifts for dogs in 2018

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4 min readWell, it’s that hectic and fun time of year again, where we all start rushing around the shops in the hope to snap up the perfect Chrissy gift for Mum, our favourite aunties, cousins, BFFs, colleagues, siblings, partners and of course our pets!

Not to be forgotten, the cuddliest and hairiest (probably!) member of your brood deserves a special treat for being such a good boy or girl this year to unwrap come Christmas morning.

We’ve put together a shortlist of some of the best Christmas gifts for dogs so you can spoil your precious fur baby this festive season.

Whether your dog loves tug of war, to play dress ups or they prefer to snooze all day we’re sure to have the perfect pressie idea to reward your occasionally naughty but mostly nice pup.

Two dachshund dogs Christmas presents

Our picks for the best Christmas presents for dogs-

Fun & games

When it comes to buying Christmas gifts for your dog, we understand you want to get something that’s as unique as your fluffy mate’s personality and the special bond you share.

For the dog that loves to tug, fetch and chase, we recommend this personalised rope Frisbee. You can get your dog’s name printed on it so there’ll be no confusion at the dog park as to who’s awesome toy it is.

Personalised round rope Frisbee, IdPet, $19.95

Personalised green rope Frisbee dog Christmas gift
Image: IdPet

If there is a little digger in your life that enjoys tearing into your garden beds or scratching at your bed linen you need to add the iDig to your Christmas shopping list stat. You simply load up the pouch with treats and toys then your pup can dig away all they like to release the treasures hidden underneath.

iDig, iFetch, $149.95

iDig Christmas gift for dogs
Image: iFetch

For the gourmand

While you’re tucking into your Christmas pudding it’s only fair to give your dog a special treat to join in the holiday feast. PETStock has a bunch of Christmas themed dog treats including Christmas doggy puddings, cake pops, biscuits, bones, fruit drops, cake pops, truffles and rocky road.

Christmas Doggy Puddings, PETStock, $9.99

Doggy Christmas pudding treats
Image: PETStock

For the dog that wolfs down their breakfast lunch and dinner, the Green slow feeder by Northmate will help prolong meal times and turn them into a challenging game. Not only is this a fun way for your dog to enjoy their food, but it also reduces the risk of gulping and bloating from eating too much too quickly. So, your dog will be happier, healthier and occupied for up to 10 minutes during meal times, bonus!

Green Interactive Slow Feed dog bowl, Northmate, $44.95

Image: Northmate

Stocking stuffers

Make up a special Xmas stocking for your dog to go through. Intersperse some dry food and toys for your dog to snack on and explore as they manoeuvre their gifts out of the stocking. Ideas for your pup’s Xmas stocking:

Magical Christmas plush toys, bark-a-boo, from $9.99

Bark-a-boo magical reindeer squeaky dog toy
image: PETStock

For the fashionable pooch

Ensure your pet slumbers in style with a designer dog bed upgrade this Xmas. Check out Indie Boho’s fashion-forward range that incorporates funky and colourful prints into their designs. You’ll no longer find yourself hiding the ugly old dog bed whenever guests come to visit.

Indie ECO Pet Bed, Indie Boho, $49.95

Cactus dog bed Christmas gift idea
Image: Indie Boho

For a posh puppy take a look at some adorable Xmas themed bow tie collars, hats, harnesses or maybe even a Christmas jumper to get your dog in on the festive fun.

When browsing Christmas gifts for your dog think about other practical accessories that your pup could use in the new year. Such as a raincoat, sunhats, hair clips, an extendable leash or maybe a hoodie. A jaunty snood for furry breeds would also come in handy at feeding time.

Hoho Bow Tie, FuzzYard, $9.95

Hoho Christmas dog bowtie
Image: Fuzzyard

We hope our picks of the best Christmas presents for dogs has provided you with inspiration for what your pooch may enjoy as a surprise from Santa Paws this Xmas.

You don’t have to spend a fortune for your dog to have a great Christmas. Sometimes it is a case where the simplest gifts turn out the best. If your Christmas budget is pinched this year remember, if your dog is anything like mine, they’ll have a ball tearing up the Xmas wrapping paper and supping on an offcut or two from the Christmas turkey.

For other ways to treat your dog take a look at these home upgrade ideas that you and your dog will love and ways to keep your apartment dwelling pup happy.

Happy Christmas!

The Homely Team

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Larissa Gardner
Larissa Gardner is the Marketing Manager at arguably Australia’s best looking real estate website With a superb devotion to product innovation, user-centred design and innovative marketing platforms for real estate agents, helps millions of Australians find their next home.

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