Every year, I’m introduced to new brands and have the pleasure of testing out some really cool products. The items on this list are a few of my favorites from this year and years past. They will make great Christmas gifts for the dog lovers in your life!
Know a dog parent who spoils their pup to the max? I’m talking about one who goes the extra mile and makes custom snacks for their fur kids (or a dog parent who enjoys cooking and has always wanted to try whipping up homemade dog treats). If so, they’ll love this dog treat cookbook that’s filled with 60 gluten-free, grain-free, and dog-approved recipes that are bound to make even the pickiest dog’s tail wag. With careful attention to nutrition, Proud Dog Chef was written for the dog parent who is ready to leave behind questionable ingredients and red flag preservatives — because our dogs deserve it! Take a peek inside the cookbook now:
I personally received these as a present at the beginning of the year and my jaw literally dropped when I first laid eyes on them! Today, I keep them displayed on my bed and cherish them every time I glance over to them. This personalized gift is bound to put a smile on your dog-loving family members’ and friends’ faces.
A few months ago, the DivvyUp team reached out to me on Instagram about reviewing their personalized socks — where you can put your pup’s face on them! I had been seeing them everywhere and couldn’t wait to try them out myself. When I first opened the package? O.M.G. was I excited! You can put up to three different dog faces on these babies and they’re definitely a conversation clothing piece. I bet your gift receiving loved ones will be in awe over these!
4. Dog Pajamas
I read somewhere that 2018 is the year for pampering and relaxation gifts. PJs, robes, candles, and all things pampering — oh, yeah! So, why not stick to that trend and gift a comfy, dog-themed PJ set? This “You Had Me At Woof” set by iHeartDogs features a breathable cotton tee and comfy shorts that have an elastic waistband and drawstring! Plus, every purchase helps feed 10 shelter dogs!
I had the pleasure of reviewing iHeartDogs’ new Pack&Den line, filled with luxury throws. And let me tell you — I’m in love! These little couch-savers come in various sizes, colors, and fabrics (Tan Faux Llama, Ivory Faux Llama, Grey Faux Wolf, Tawny Faux Fox). I personally have the Ivory Faux Llama and it’s always decorating my living room couch:
Along with looking great, all of the PACK&DEN throws also come with odor trapper and calming accessories. You’ll get an odor trapper bag that’s filled with activated coconut charcoal (helping to eliminate any doggy smell). Also, it comes with an aromatherapy felt heart insert — you just need to add a dab of calming essential oils! Another plus? For every throw sold, iHeartDogs donates a fleece blanket to a shelter dog in need! So it’s really a gift that keeps on giving!
Included in the same line as those luxury throws, you can also get a matching dog bed! These also come in various sizes (small and large) and colors/fabrics (Grey Faux Wold and Tawny Faux Fox). Each bed includes two inches of high-quality orthopedic foam layers. They have a stabilizing foam layer on the bottom and a memory foam layer on the top. Honestly, they feel really comfy and great for dogs with joint problems.
Know someone who loves to take their dog on long road trips and plane rides? This 5-piece pet travel bag is the perfect addition to your loved one’s luggage collection. When you open up this travel bag, you’ll find a large divided compartment that perfectly fits two smaller travel pouches (included). Plus, it also comes with two collapsible food and water dishes. Check it out:
This is a great gift for new homeowners or any couple who recently welcomed a dog into their home. Because … let’s get real … messes happen! I had the pleasure of partnering with BISSELL this year to review their CrossWave Pet Pro, an all-in-one cleaner that washes both hard floors and area rugs. It’s is specifically designed with pet parents in mind. My three favorite features:
- CrossWave Pet Pro vacuums and washes floors at the same time. So, you can wash muddy paw prints and spit up, or suck up spilled kibble and clumps of dog hair with just one tool. And I must admit, I’m super impressed with the suction power on this cleaner!
- It’s safe to use on multiple surfaces, such as sealed wood, area rugs, tiles, and laminate. It even has smart touch controls right on the handle to make it easy to switch between cleaning hard floors and area rugs (check out the photo below).
- It was designed for pet parents and features a multi-surface pet brush roll, which is tangle-free for hair up to 8-inches long. Honestly, how frustrating is it when balls of hair get tangled in the brush roll?!
What are some other fun Christmas gift ideas worth mentioning? Share in the comment section below!