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
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
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
I love this personalised crate from Rose Cottage who feature on the ever-expanding small business promoting UK-based online store notonthehighstreet.com - 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.
Edwina Elizabeth is a lover of stuff but is not a hoarder. Living in and loving Dublin for over 10 years, she began blogging her way to recognition through her personal blog, The Life of Stuff where she features articles on Lifestyle, Music, Culture, Travel, Fashion, Beauty, Food, Drink, Parenting and as she puts it 'all the other stuff' Edwina's passion is to share her words and spread good cheer for what Dublin and Ireland has to offer.