The holidays are right around the corner, and most of us are gearing up for another busy season of buying gifts for our loved ones. Whether you love shopping in-person for unique presents, or you’re more of an online shopping enthusiast, holiday shopping is one of the most exciting- and busiest times of the year.
However, oftentimes our four-legged loved ones are left off the Christmas shopping lists. Knowing dogs are such important parts of any family, this holiday season, we’re rounding up some of the best gifts to spoil your dogs with.
Here are five holiday gift ideas for you to show your beloved dogs how much you love and appreciate them.
1. A cozy new bed
When your dogs aren’t begging for tummy rubs or monitoring the kitchen counters (a very important job), they need to have a cozy spot to snooze. So why not get your pup a comfortable bed where they can enjoy some quality nap time? Fortunately, there are many awesome bed options out there that your dogs will be sure to love. Make sure your dog’s bed is large enough so that they can comfortably move around and lie down, and to make your life easier- we recommend a dog bed with a removable, washable cover. After all, you know that bed will be covered in dog fur in no time.
For older dogs or dogs with arthritis, having a specialized bed that caters to their needs is crucial. Orthopedic Dog Beds go above and beyond standard dog beds, as they contain a thick memory foam cushion designed to offer maximum comfort and support. This memory foam core is especially beneficial for dogs who need extra muscle or joint pain relief.
2. A cool new leash
This holiday season, give your pup the gift of being the coolest pup at the dog park. Consider getting your dog a vibrant leash for all your future outdoor adventures. Keeping your dog on a leash when you’re out and about is of paramount importance when it comes to ensuring their safety. When your dog is leashed up, you have confidence knowing that they are secured right by your side and away from harm. As we all know, dogs love going on walks, and with a strong and durable leash, you have a guarantee that your pup is well protected throughout all your walking adventures.
When finding the right dog leash, there are numerous factors to consider. If you and your dog are avid outdoor explorers, you might want to go for a strong, waterproof leash that will withstand environmental wear-and-tear. If you’re looking for a leash that stands out, some more colorful options may be right for you.
3. A GPS collar
As every dog owner knows, having a secure collar for your pup is crucial. Well, did you know that there are some dog collars that go above and beyond? GPS collars are some of the most innovative pet products on the market right now, as they utilize state-of-the art technology to ensure your pup is safe at all times. With a GPS collar, dog owners can easily monitor their dog’s movements and pinpoint their location almost instantly. For people who live in busy areas, or if you have a pup with a habit of sneaking off, a GPS collar can really come in handy.
This holiday season, prioritize your dog’s safety with a GPS collar.
4. More treats, obviously
All dogs love their treats, and the holidays present the perfect opportunity to spoil your pup with even more treats to add to their collection. Order some of your pup’s favorite special-occasion treats, wrap them in your favorite wrapping paper, and your pup is going to love tearing open this present on Christmas morning.
There are many different types of dog treats to choose from, and you should always be mindful of your dog’s needs when picking the right treats. Based on your dog’s health, behavior, and lifestyle, they may have specific nutritional requirements.
Looking for some at-home dog treat inspo? We’ve got you covered. Check out this article on easy DIY dog treats you can make at home- all from ingredients you will probably already have in your kitchen.
5. Personalized gear
Looking for a gift for your pup that’s a little more personal? Consider personalizing some dog products. Customization is a great- and easy- way to add some sentimental value to your dog’s gift. Perhaps you may want to add your dog’s name or a sweet message to any of their new (or existing) items. With many options out there for personalizing your dog’s gift, here are some of the most common ways dog owners can create a personalized gift for their pup.
Engraved Dog Bowls
Now we know that having your dog’s name engraved on their bowl is likely not going to make their food taste better, but it’s the thought that counts right? Without a doubt, having your dog’s name or nickname engraved on their bowl is a great way to make them feel extra special when it's dinner time.
Printed dog shirts & sweaters
With winter upon us, some dogs may require a little extra help to stay warm during those upcoming cold nights. Not only will a personalized shirt or sweater for your pup be insanely adorable, (and will make the perfect screensaver on your phone), but it will also provide some extra warmth when it's needed.
When shopping for your dog this holiday season, be sure to consider these five gifts that will have your pup wagging their tail. Happy Holidays!