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Christmas Gifts for Dogs and Dog Lovers

It's starting to look a lot like Christmas! If you have not yet started planning how you will fill your furkids' Christmas stockings this year, we hope some of these ideas will inspire you...

Did you know that often the best way to tire your dog is to exercise his brain through stimulating games and learning new skills? 

The Treat Triad™ by Kyjen is a multi-function puzzle toy. Dogs must first learn to rotate the top spinner to unlock the three treat covers. Once unlocked, the dog must figure out how to lift the covers to expose the treats underneath. Treats may also be dropped directly through small holes.

RRP: $22 from

This "I want everything for Christmas" Hamper from Barking Obito is the ultimate Christmas present for the health-conscious dog (or rather their owner). 

This hamper of wheat-free dog treats comes with four 300g packs of their Obito Signature range, using only fresh and natural ingredients.
It includes: Skin Temptation, Calm Sensation, Veggie Booster, Belly Soother, Dehydrated Chicken Curry and a Christmas stocking for your dog!

RRP: $89.95 from

IdPet's Personalised Christmas Gift Packs are the perfect all-in-one gifts to spoil your pooch. 

Their treat bag – featuring your pet’s name on the front - will be sure to get your dog tail wagging this Christmas. Gift packs come with hand-baked Christmas shaped mini treats and a soft Gingerbread Man squeaky toy for play.

Gift Packs are available in one size (20cm x 24cm) but items can also be purchased separately. 

RRP: $32.95 from

KookieBox is the latest in monthly subscription box services for your dog!

You can can expect to receive four or more handpicked, high-quality items, including anything from nutritious treats, stimulating toys, cool accessories to hygiene products!

KookieBox works with local Australian suppliers and also donates a percentage of their profits to actively support rescue groups all over Australia. 

RRP: from $47/month (free shipping) from

Elevated food and water bowls are a fantastic idea especially if these are normally left outside: you’ll avoid the creepy crawlies and they’re pretty funky too!

The Hepper NomNom Dish adds style, form and function to your pooch’s meal time. It looks like a work of art, keeps your floors spotless and makes your pet's food completely ant proof.

It comes with 2 stainless steel bowls for food+water, dry+wet, dinner+dessert, or whatever you choose! The wide lip on the tray is designed to catch stray kibble or drips or it can be filled with water to prevent ants and insects from getting into your dog's food. Available in three bright colours: Blue, Grey and Green.

RRP: $54.95 from

This stylish Urban Denim Lounge Bed from San Francisco-based P.L.A.Y. makes the ultimate Christmas present.

This bed features soft, yet tough denim material with a stylish trim. The elevated sides create a perfect resting place for your dog’s head, providing the ultimate cosy retreat. The bed is filled with the perfect amount of eco-friendly PlanetFill® to create the ultimate comfort. Cleaning will be a breeze as both the removable cover and filler can be thrown into the washer and dryer.

RRP: $169.95 from

Make a donation to your favourite dog rescue shelter or charity organisation on behalf of your dog – yours is having a wonderful holiday with his family but giving a shelter dog a good Christmas is important too! 

The annual Doggie Rescue Calendar is the main fundraiser for this amazing no-kill Sydney shelter and makes a great present for an animal lover! 

RRP: $15 from

With the RSPCA's Guardian Angel project you can make a real difference to homeless and abused animals by making a donation or gifting one to a friend this Christmas. 
For details, visit

With the long days of summer lying ahead, your pooch will be spending a lot more time outdoors and you may even take him for a swim at the beach!

Smiley Dog’s Anti-Itch for Sensitive Skin Organic Oatmeal & Almond is a soap-free shampoo with aloe vera and is formulated to help relieve sensitive and dry skin issues such as hot spots’ and itching. This product is suitable for use with long-term flea control treatments. 

You can splurge on the matching Smiley Dog's Oatmeal & Almond Conditioner to recondition and detangle your dog's coat! It contains certified organic oatmeal extract and high quality Australian olive oil. 

RRP: from $12.95 (250ml) at

Since you’re buying your dog lots of presents, why not write them a Christmas card as well? Non dog-owners already think you’re crazy anyway…

The aptly named Wagalot is a totally edible card for dogs, invented by an Australian company, Diamond Dog Food & Bakery. This new product is a delicious chicken biscuit and comes with a great choice of eye-catching images. 

It can be safely sent through Australia Post (unless your dog collects the mail). 

RRP: $7.99 from Petbarn stores or the RSPCA in Victoria or

Maybe get your dog a toy that you wouldn’t normally get them – like that squeaky toy that is going to drive you crazy but they will love destroying on Christmas morning!  

The Checker Chewy Vuiton Bone dog toy from Haute Diggity Dog is fashioned on the iconic designer brand of luxury travel goods manufacturer.

This is the most recent design in the series of Chewy Vuiton dog toys. These are all the rage amongst designer-conscious dog owners! Available in small or large size. 

RRP: from $15.95 at

Purchasing pet insurance could be the best Christmas present you can give your fur baby… We get it - they are not just our pets, they are our life! And when they get sick or injured, you would do anything to get them better. 

While vet treatment today gives more options than ever for getting your fur baby healthy again, the reality is that the cost of vet treatment can quickly and easily run into the thousands.

So rather than the latest bling or toy, give your pet a more meaningful gift this Christmas – the promise that you’ll always be able to give him/her the best treatment, no matter what.

Pick up a new blinged out tag with up to date contact details – and while you are updating the tag, make sure that your dog's microchip details are up to date too!

Red Dingo tags offer a wide range of designs, reasonable price and prompt delivery to your home.

Their Diamante range of engraved pet tags is made of polished stainless steel with Swarovski Zirconia and can be ordered from many vets and pet retail outlets. 

For more details, visit

When it comes to your dog, the best present you can give is your time and undivided attention! 

Go on their favourite walk, let them take the time to sniff, make new friends at the local off-leash park and let them pee on all of the trees that they like.

Are you planning to spend these summer holidays by the beach? Not a fan of the dog making your car salty and sandy after every trip? This is how this product came about and it may be the best present idea for you (sorry, your dog) this Christmas. 

These Dog Drying Coats from SurfDog Australia are super absorbent, quick drying machines for wet dogs. There’s a tail hole for your dog’s comfort and best of all, they actually look cool!

Each robe can also be embroidered with your dog’s name.

RRP: from $39.95 at 

The DOGUE Bones dog collars are made of soft supple leather yet are strong and great to wear. 

For the fashion-conscious, DOGUE Bones collars look great with leads in matching colours. 

Available in five popular colours: red, pink, navy, fuschia and blue with a range of sizes (from 32cm-65cm) to fit any breed.

RRP: from $18.50 at

Squeaker Poochlight UFO pendant light is the paw-fect accessory to collars or harnesses for extra safety on your early morning or nightly walk. 

They can be viewed from a distance of up to 1 km and may help prevent a dangerous collision with cyclists, pedestrians and cars. 

These LED pendant lights are also water resistant. You can choose from 3 flashing modes or a static glow function and the battery should last up to 30 hours. They come in 7 different colours.

RRP: US$9.95 from

Santa’s Little Helper Bandana Collar from More than Paws is a red Christmas bandana with a solid collar and stainless steel buckle to add a little bit of sparkle.
Santa’s Little Helper bandanas are made with a collar within a cotton bandana. 

They are super tough and the perfect accessory for the Christmas celebrations!

Available in 3 sizes: small, medium and large

RRP: $26.95 at

For a lasting memory of your best friend, why not book a special photo shoot with a pet photographer or have a medal engraved with your dog's unique features?

London Engraver’s world renowned Master Hand Engraver Ray Hood will create an exquisite hand-engraved portrait of your pet copied exactly from the photo supplied.

This is a truly bespoke item of jewellery as each hair is engraved individually, by hand, to really capture the essence of your pet and to guarantee a genuine likeness. Every commission is unique and will last a lifetime. 

Each disc (32mm x 2mm) is available in sterling silver, 9ct or 18ct gold depending on your budget!

RRP: from $845 (sterling silver) at

Gourmet Pawprints wants you to bring your dog on a winery tour! 

These tours combine food, wine (for you only) and walks for a fun day out with your pooch and you will explore some of the great wine regions of Victoria (Yarra Valley, Dandenong, Daylesford etc.)

They also offer a range of gift certificates valid for a 6-month period.

For more details, visit

Still unsure what to buy for your beloved pooches? Why not check our Cool Summer Accessories for Dogs for additional ideas?

Happy Christmas shopping from our pack to yours!

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