Do you or someone you know, spoil their dog at Christmas? I’d be willing to bet that you do! As a dog owner, we all find Christmas is a great excuse to make the most of those seasonal themed gifts that start to appear in pet food shops. But what about dog owners? What are the best gifts for a dog owner in 2016?
Having attended several country and national shows, I’ve hunted high and low for those gifts that make us feel just as special as those we buy for our pooches. Having also received dog owner themed gifts over the years too, it’s given me a great excuse to combine my love of dogs and Christmas into the below gift guide.
If you are a dog owner, remember that we all know that those hints aren’t’ always strong enough for others to realise we’d like that hint to appear as a present on Christmas Day! So why not share the post with that ‘forgetful’ other half who is planning his Christmas Eve shopping dash, tag him on every social media site possible, and leave your browser open on this page (maybe even a post-it note highlighting the ones you love!). They really do need all the help they can get!
Failing that.. pop back in January and you may have some luck in the sales (and leave some bigger hints for your next celebration – birthday perhaps?).
Gifts for a Dog Owner in 2016
#1 Personalised Pet Illustration – Lucy Sheeran
Starting at £38, Lucy creates personalised pet illustrations from your own photographs. You can change fonts and background colour to suit your own home decor too.
You can now buy gift vouchers for the recipient to redeem post Christmas day making it a truly personal gift.
More Info and Online Shop – www.lucysheeran.co.uk/pet-illustrations
#2 Silver Dog Nose Charm and Necklace – Impressive Memories
Jen is an award winning specialist of 3d Lifecasting and baby casting, bespoke jewellery and ceramics. But of course, it’s her pet range that I love and she offers 3D Pet casting too! I just love how cute this dog nose imprint looks on this necklace and you can take the print at home to send to Jen for casting.
Starting at £65 with a range of necklaces also available, you can even have the other side hand engraved.
More Info and Online Shop – www.impressivememories.co.uk/product/silver-dog-nose-6
#3 The Dog Loves Me Best Mug – Sweet William
I bought a couple of mugs last year for my parents in the Cocker Spaniel and English Springer Spaniel designs. The quality of the gifts from Sweet William is amazing and therefore no surprise that I’ve included them in my Gifts for a Dog Owner shortlist in 2016 too!
At £15.95 this mug is great for any household who debates who their dog really loves more.
More Info and Online Shop – www.sweetwilliamdesigns.com/the-dog-loves-me-best-mug~78
#4 Map Scottie Dog – Bombus
Bombus provide a range of bespoke map gifts. For £25, you can personalise this fun wooden Scottie dog ornament with your own choice of map location or choose the standard Glasgow map. Note that this is also available in Sausage Dog shape too.
More Info and Online Shop – www.bombus.co.uk/shop/wooden-ornaments/map-scottie-dog
#5 Pug Illustrated Acrylic Earrings – HobbyNoo
From £8.50, you can choose these earrings in either their standard silver plated design or sterling silver. Paolo the Pug will make any pug lover happy this Christmas.
Other dog designs are available.
More Info and Online Shop –www.hoobynoo.co.uk/pug-stud-illustrated-acrylic-earrings
#6 Dog Hoop Art – The Dog and The Moon
From £8.50 The Dog and The Moon offer a range of designs including this wonderful cockapoo. In various colours, you’ll find that perfect design for your dog lover.
More Info and Online Shop – www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TheDogandtheMoon
#7 Beagle Throw Pillow – RedBubble
Redbubble stock a range of designs and colours in the throw pillow range. I love this beagle design which is printed on both sides.
Be prepared to spend a long time on the website – so many pet goodies!
More Info and Online Shop – www.redbubble.com/lennon-beagle-gifts-for-pet-owners-and-dog-person-with-a-beagle
#8 Buster’s Christmas – John Lewis
It’s not Christmas without a John Lewis advert and I loved this year’s version including Buster the Boxer! While there are lots of gift options online, the Christmas Story stood out for me at £9.99. Be quick, though. The range of gifts that go with the annual Christmas advert does always sell out quick.
More Info and Online Shop – www.johnlewis.com/nosy-crow-buster-the-boxer-buster’s-Christmas-book
#9 SpaceDye Ombre Pom Beanie Hat – Accessorise
Perfect for those cold winter walks, this beanie hat is on trend with ombre design. Priced at £17, you can even buy a scarf to match.
More Info and Online Shop – www.uk.accessorize.com/ombre-beanie-hat
#10 Snooze Woven Pyjama Bottoms – Joules
You can always rely on Joules to have plenty of ideas for dog lovers. Their woven pyjamas are always so cosy, so it’s great to see this dog design now available.
Available in sizes 6 to 20, priced at £29.95.
More Info and Online Shop – www.joules.com/Snooze/Woven-Pyjama-Bottoms/Cream-Dogs
#11 Snowglobe Billie – Cath Kidston
The Cath Kidston Christmas range has been slowly making it’s way into their stores. The Billie range is back and so pleased to see him appear in this fab Snowglobe! How cute!
More Info and Online Shop – www.cathkidston.com/snowglobe-billie
#12 Dogs Before Dudes Pullover – The Tree Kisser
Frequently snapped all over instagram, I’ve found one stockist in the US who will ship internationally. Priced at £38.95 excluding shipping, one for those who like to say what they think!
More Info and Online Shop – www.thetreekisser.com/collections/dogs-before-dudes/
#13 A Dog Named Jimmie – Amazon
An Instagram celebrity, A Dog Named Jimmie will be a sure fit hit with any dog lover. Jimmie’s owner Rafael found inspiration in his blank walls following a separation with his wife who took everything. Be prepared for the most amazing images of their adventures.
More Info and Online Shop – www.amazon.co.uk/d/cka/Dog-Named-Jimmy-Social-Media-Sensation
#14 Dog Hogger Pillowcases – Twisted Twee
We all know who ends up with most of the bed. These pillowcases make it official at £26.
More Info and Online Shop – www.twistedtwee.co.uk/dog-hogger-pillowcases-me-the-dog
#15 Personalised Dog Walking Socks – Quirky Gift Library
In a range of sizes and styles, you’ll find a sock for all conditions. The ability to personalise makes these a great gift for any dog lover at £15.
More Info and Online Shop – www.quirkygiftlibrary.co.uk/Item/dog-walking-socks
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