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8 Christmas Gifts for the Dog in Your Life

BY: Edwina Elizabeth |18 Dec 2014
8 Christmas Gifts for the Dog in Your Life

You've just about marked off all your Christmas Gift List and you've checked it twice but isn't there a certain little pooch that deserves a treat on the big day? Yes your furry four-legged friend who greets you like you've been away for a year even though you only nipped down to the shop for milk is one loyal little pal and this little pal deserves a treat just like the rest of us.

Here are some of my favourite gifts you can get for your dog.

1. Stop Muddy Paws

Stop Muddy Paws "Wipe Paws and Carry On" Floor Mat €19.99

More a gift to yourself than your pet, this floor mat from Pet Bliss, an Irish based online Pet Shop is perfect for soaking up the wet from your pooches grubby paws, especially during the wet and possibly snowy winter months.

2. Dog Collar Bow

Dog Collar Bow Tie €30.00

How adorable is this dog collar bow tie! There are a selection of colours to choose from, from CollarsAndWoofs, a Dublin based Etsy Store

3. Dachshund Dog Bowl

Dachshund Dog Bowl by Fenella Smith €35.00

Why shouldn't your dog eat in style? After all I'm sure you'll have the good china out for dinner on the big day. Brown Thomas to the rescue for some designer dining for your dog!

4. ECO MUTT Natural Dog Shampoo

ECO MUTT Natural Dog Shampoo €12.00

Where do I start on this? Irish and handmade from 100% natural soap. This eco friendly dog shampoo from ECO MUTT is paraben, toxin and sls free and all because your dog 'is worth it'.

5. Classic Beige Trench Coat

Classic Beige Trench Coat €21.99

My own little dog Charlie would look adorable, verging on distinguished, in this little coat. Brought to you by Molly's Pet Boutique, an Irish based online Pet Shop.

6. HAPPY HOUSE - Heart Cradle

HAPPY HOUSE - Heart Cradle €70.00

Definitely not suitable for large dogs, or those who like to chew things, this gorgeous little doggie bed is brought to you complete with a hanging heart mobile from the Irish designer mecca Brown Thomas. 

7. Kong Wobbler

Kong Wobbler €12.99 

The Kong Wobbler not only provides entertainment for your dog as it dispenses treats while your dog plays with it, but it can give you a bit of entertainment too as you observe your dog doing his best to get to that goodie. Another product from Molly's Pet Boutique.

8. Personalised Pet Treat And Toy Crate

Personalised Pet Treat And Toy Crate €33.00

I love this personalised crate from Rose Cottage who feature on the ever-expanding small business promoting UK-based online store - check out their store for more pet inspired and personalised gifts.

For those of us not blessed with a little pooch or mutt there is no reason why you can't give a little this Christmas or in fact every Christmas to those little doggies who deserve some love and attention too. Check out the ISPCA for great ways to show your support. I particularly love the gift idea called 'Feed a Dog for a Month' and it will only set you back €25.00. If it's a keepsake you are after then the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind have an adorable 'Life is Beautiful' calendar that costs €8.00 which will brighten those cold wintery months ahead.