Anyone who has a dog understands that our feline friends are a big part of the family. And that means they deserve their own Christmas dog gifts. If you’re looking for some ideas for what sorts of items to buy for a Christmas stocking for dogs, consider toys, treats, clothing, and the other suggestions on our list.
Treats are an easy Christmas dog gift, and they are likely to be the most popular item you buy for your pup. Any store that sells pet products will have a bunch of treats available. You can also consider buying homemade treats from local shops, or even look up recipes online and create your own!
Toys are another no-brainer. The options here are endless, from balls to chew toys to ropes. If you really want to make an investment in your pet’s playtime fun, consider one of the automatic ball throwers like the iFetch or PetSafe (read our iFetch review for more info.) Or get creative and go for a glow in the dark fetch toy! The options here are endless, and dogs are guaranteed to love toys of any kind.
3. Collars and Leashes
Collars and leashes are another obvious component for any good Christmas stocking for dogs. You can get creative here by purchasing collars and leashes (as well as scarves or bandanas) with colors or bells that reflect a holiday theme. These can be your Christmas dog’s special holiday collars to get him or her in the holiday spirit.
4. Booties and Sweaters
If you’re living in a colder climate, keep your pets comfortable by adding booties and sweaters to their holiday stockings. Booties are useful in keeping your Christmas dog’s paws warm and dry during winter walks. Sweaters are recommended for breeds with less fur that need a little extra insulation. I bought my dog a Santa hat and sweater and he looks adorable in them!
5. Grooming Kits
To help keep your pets looking their best, buy grooming supplies like shampoos, combs, brushes, dental supplies, and nail trimmers to fill their stockings. These may not be exciting gifts, but they practical. It’s the canine equivalent of getting socks or underwear for Christmas!
6. Personalized Tags
Although dogs have to wear identification and rabies tags, you can add more style by getting personalized tags created. You can often get name tags with names engraved from various pet stores. The personalized name tags are also handy for adding your contact information in case your animals go missing.
Buying Christmas dog gifts can be a fun experience. With these Christmas stocking stuffers for dogs, you can ensure that your furry friends are included during the holiday season. Just remember to always make sure that the toys you purchase are safe for your pets!