Christmas Gift Ideas

It’s hard to believe, but Christmas is a little over two weeks away. In all the flurry of Christmas shopping for friends and family, you don’t want to forget your faithful furry friend! I like to get my dog Hunter a little gift at Christmas, but he is a little hard to shop for.  He destroys most toys, he doesn’t like to wear clothes…It’s always a challenge finding him a gift. Lucky for you, I’ve been searching around a lot and came up with this list of ideas to help you find that perfect gift no matter what type of personality your dog has.

The lazy dog

Raised dog bed

If your dog loves to lounge around, he really should have the coziest of dogs beds. This raised dog bed from Lowe’s is a fun option, especially for the dog who thinks he’s human and wants a bed like his owners.

http://www.lowes.com/creative-ideas/woodworking-and-crafts/raised-dog-bed/project

 

 

 

 

 

Other fun ideas:

 

 

 

The cozy Pet Cave Dog Bed and the Majestic Bagel Dog Bed from Amazon.com.

 

 

The Fashionable Dog

Polka dot sweater

If your dog loves to dress up, you can’t go wrong with a new sweater or jacket. These cute sweaters from trendy designers Dusen and Dusen are sure to be a hit with the style- conscious dog. Yes, they’re a little pricey, but if your dog wants to be best dressed at the dog park, he needs to dress to impress. http://www.dusendusen.com/product/blue-pentagons-dog-sweater

If you don’t want to spend that much, you can never go wrong with a Christmas sweater. Here are some fun options for all of your holiday occasions.

The Jet Setter Dog

Sleepypod Clickit Utility Harness

If your dog loves to get out and explore, you’ll want to make sure that he has the best in travel gear for all those long road trips. The Sleepypod’s Clickit Utility Harness dog harness was rated as the best in a study done by Subaru and The Center for Pet Safety. It is a little pricey ($89), but any true jet setter dog should have only the best. http://sleepypod.com/clickit
Other good travel gifts:
The Dog Pack, perfect for the dog park or hiking the trails and the Doggie Traveler Bag, complete with dog bowls, a safety light and a water bottle for the dog on the run.

The Playful Dog
If you have the type of dog that loves to play there are a lot of good options for you. I like to find fun puzzles for Hunter, since he needs a challenge. This “Hide a Squirrel” game looks particularly fun:
Of course you can’t forget your dog’s stocking packed full of fun new Christmas toys!

And don’t forget your dog lover friends! Here are some of my favorites to buy for those dog lovers in your life. Check out my Pinterest board (http://www.pinterest.com/dogsinthecle/dog-christmas-gift-ideas/) for all my picks:

Cute sweatshirt:

Cavalier King Charles Sweatshirt

http://www.etsy.com/listing/101803219/by-my-side-cavalier-king-charles?ref=shop_home_active

Cute Dog-themed coasters:

Life Lessons from My Dog:

 Happy shopping!