Best Christmas Gifts for Dogs 2023
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🎄 Your dog's Christmas present sorted !
Did you know that 68% of dog owners buy their four-legged friend a present for Christmas, so you're certainly not alone.
We've carefully curated a whole range of paw-fect gifts in this one-stop-shop Gifting Guide to inspire you this festive season.
From the latest canine tech to beds, blankets, treats and toy must-haves we've selected the best for your four-legged friend. We've included a range of prices from under £2 to over £150 so there's a present for every dog.
Whether your dog has been naughty or nice, go ahead and spoil them with a gorgeous gift from Santa Paws.
8. Best Advent Calendar Set : Pooch&Mutt
Our Picks of the Best Christmas Gifts for Dogs
1. Best Large Dog Toy
For the playful pooch, there's hours of fun on Christmas Day with this incredibly large super soft, squeaky, plush dog toy.
We adore this plush toy because it measures a whopping 64 cm in length so is suitable for the largest dog. Not only that, this Giant Festive Robin has crinkly material in its tummy and wings to help entice your dog to play.
Plus, each owl foot contains a squeaker which should keep your dog happy and entertained.
Like most fabric dog toys, this Giant Festive Owl is designed to stand up to some serious play but it's not indestructible.
2. Best Festive Soft Toy
Pawlity Street -Dogsy
Treat your pup to their very own tin of chocolates ! This Pawlity Street soft toy from Dogsy really makes us smile.
Dogsy offer a wide range of great value, super cute dog toys including this exclusive Pawlity Street dog toy. We absolutely love their funny, parody collection which includes Toblebone, Nandogs, Puppuccino.
All their plush toys are high quality, durable and super soft, but we wouldn't recommend these toys if you have a aggressive chewer.
3. Best Festive Gift Set
Scruffs Dog Blanket & Reindeer
For the cuddly pup in your life, a practical and stylish festive blanket which is sure to keep your furry friend warm over the colder months with a reindeer toy to cuddle up to.
The Scruffs® Santa Paws Collection is the perfect gift set, available in red or a stylish grey.
The blanket has a reversible design with a soft, plush pale lining for cold cosy days and a soft knitted red fairisle cover for warmer days.
The blanket boasts a hollow fibre core which means however you decide to use the blanket your dog will remain comfortable.
The matching reindeer shaped squeaky dog toy is incredibly cute, super soft and cuddly
4. Best Festive Dog Bed
Rosewood + Morris & Co.
OK, so it's not specifically a Christmas dog bed, but this Strawberry Thief prints is one of William Morris's most iconic fabric designs dating back to 1883.
Quintessentially British, the glorious red fabric definitely gives it a traditional festive feel and will undoubtably add a sense of luxury to any room in your home.
In partnership with Rosewood, their capsule dog bed range offers two bed shapes to suit you dogs preferred sleeping style.
For those that love to stretch out and lounge, the mattress style bed is perfect. Super soft, crafted from a cotton, linen blend, it's available in 2 sizes with a non-slip base.
If your dog loves to curl up with a sense of security, then the Box Bed should tick all those boxes. With thickly padded sides to rest those weary heads, a super soft velvet reversible cushion and non-slip base, it's available in 3 sizes.
Mattress (Length, Width, Depth) - Medium 75 x 55 x 13 cm | Large 100 x 80 x 13 cm
Box Bed (Length, Width, Depth) - Small 55 x 42 x 20 | Medium 55 x 42 x 20 cm | Large 80 x 62 x 27 cm
5. Best Automatic Ball Launcher
For all those energetic dogs with not so energetic owners !
An automatic ball launcher for dogs that love to chase and play fetch but with exhausted owners who just need a cuppa, a dog tennis ball launcher has to be one of the best canine inventions bar none.
It's fair to say that we had so much fun reviewing the Automatic Ball Launcher from PetSafe.
You can opt to use it in your garden or the house thanks to the 9 distance and 6 ball angle settings. We love the flexibility this offers and can see how much fun it will be indoors during those cold and wet Winter days.
It's worth mentioning that it has motion and safety features built in so won't launch a ball if it senses your dog or you in front of the Ball Launcher.
As you can see from the video, we were dropping the tennis balls into the slot, but with a little patience we're sure that most dogs could be trained to drop the ball back in themselves.
It comes with two tennis balls so you're ready to go, and you can choose mains power or add some batteries which we did for more flexibility in the garden.
Anything else you need to know ? It does make a noise when launching the ball. If you have a more anxious dog, we'd suggest some reassurance and rewards to get them accustomed to the sound.
6. Best Dog Camera
Furbo 360° Dog Camera
Ultimately, a dog camera lets you check up on your furry friend when you're away from home. They can give you the ultimate peace of mind and really help to ease your dog's separation anxiety.
Perfect over the festive season, when you're visiting relatives and friends and can't always take your dog along.
The Furbo 360° is a premium dog specific camera designed to allow you to not only monitor but interact with your dog from afar using an app on your phone.
With an amazing feature set including a panning camera to follow your dog around, coloured night vision camera and a treat launcher alongside a quality camera and two-way audio so you can hear and talk to your dog, we think it's an impressive piece of kit.
The Furbo 360° is a must-try for any dog lover looking for the ultimate peace of mind, and in our eyes, the high-quality design and various bells and whistles more than justify its price tag.
7. Best Bandana Range
Christmas isn't Christmas without a cute dog bandana.
Dogsy offer a huge range of personalised and non-personalised dog gifts including these super cute bandanas.
So whether you're looking for your dog to support your football team or possibly something a little more festive, Dogsy will definitely have something to fit the bill.
Their range of Christmas bandanas has lots of customisable options so you can add names and even photos of family or your four-legged friend.
Super easy to put on and take off they simply tie at the back and can be worn alongside your dog's usual collar or harness.
Available in 3 sizes to suit a range of dog breeds: Small 54cm neck, Medium 64cm neck, Large 90cm neck.
8. Best Advent Calendar Set
Pooch & Mutt
Surprise your four-legged friend this festive season with a money-saving Christmas Bundle from Pooch & Mutt packed to the brim with all their favourites.
We think that this year, Pooch & Mutt have pulled out all the stops and designed a truly wonderful limited edition Christmas Range.
The Advent Calendar is crammed full with their special edition Cheese Fondue Meaty Treats whilst the Luxury Christmas box contains Cheese Fondue Dental Sticks, Cheese Fondue Meaty Treats, Turkey & Chicken Christmas Dinner and if that wasn't enough, you get some poo bags thrown in too.
So that's Christmas Dinner and that long afternoon dog walk to burn those calories off all sorted!
Available separately, but you can enjoy a saving if bought as a bundle.
Anything else I should know ?
A great way to try the Pooch & Mutt range of dental sticks is their Limited Edition Dental Stick Advent Calendar, filled with four different flavours. So you can treat your pup and keep their teeth clean at the same time !
Did we mention that it's enormous ! Seriously, we've never seen an Advent Calendar this big.
It's also great value, now down to £14.99
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9. Best Festive Dog Treats
For the festive snacker in your life, take a look at Forthglade's Turkey and Cranberry Soft Bites. Back by popular demand for 2023, their limited edition Christmas soft bites are turkey & cranberry flavour and come in 90g bags.
Softer, semi-moist training treats, they offer a change to the usual crunchy biscuit style dog treat.
Easy to swallow they make the perfect treat for training sessions as you can reward and move on quickly to the next command.
Cleverly each treat has a central groove to help you break it into two pieces so those treats can last even longer.
Not simply yummy treats, these Christmas dog treats are healthy, completely free from fillers, junk, artificial flavours and they're grain free.
Forthglade also offer a great priced Christmas Collection including variety packs of their award winning wet dog food and these Turkey and Cranberry Treats.
For 15% OFF the entire Forthglade range (excluding Taster Packs & Specials)
enter SMARTBARK15 at checkout
10. Best Dog Jumper
For the chic, cosy canine ! Many of you will have heard of Oodies, the original wearable blankets. They say that an Oodie is like a jumper crossed with a blanket ,crossed with a cloud
Dog Oodies are made from their world famous ultralight and warm fleece, specially designed to keep your dog snug and cosy without overheating.
Every Dog Oodie includes a hood and a handy slot on the back to attach a lead .
We love that they use snap buttons for an easy fit rather than velcro which can easily get snagged.
Available in a range of 4 sizes suitable for puppies to fully grown Labradors with a handy sizing guide online. They even stock a coordinating range of Calming Beds for that secret sloth in your life.
The collection includes 5 different designs - Coffee, Avocado, Dachshund, Happy Flowers and Paw Patrol, some even coordinate with their Human range.
And while you're at it, treat yourself - it's practically the law after all.
11. Best GPS Tracker (without subscription)
GPS trackers are extremely popular with dog-lovers because it's one of the best ways to locate your dog if they ever take off or go missing.
From boredom to fear or simply their basic hunting instinct, there are so many reasons why dogs might run away.
Investing in a GPS tracker can be a relatively small outlay which can have a massive payoff if you lose your dog.
We love PitPat's GPS tracker because there are no ongoing monthly subscription costs. Simply one payment and you're all set.
Available in a range of colours, PitPat also offer a very popular Activity Monitor so you can be sure your four-legged friend is working off all those Christmas treats !
Save 20% on the PitPat GPS Tracker or their Activity Monitor in their Black Friday sale
12. Best No-Pull Harness
If you are looking to achieve the ultimate, relaxed dog walk on Christmas Day, Embark Pets may be able to help.
Embark Pets offer a range of super comfortable, no-pull harnesses to help dog parents everywhere in a range of gorgeous, stylish designs.
Crucially, their No Pull dog harnesses have a carefully placed front leading D-Ring to help you teach your dog to heel, while the back attachment and additional padding helps to protect your dog's delicate neck.
They can be used with a double-ended dog lead for extra control when out and about.
If you're interested, as well as stocking a range of Adventure and Urban harnesses Embark Pets offer beautiful collars and coordinating leads. A must have for the stylish pooch.
We love the Embark range of harnesses because not only are they nicely designed and well built but they have cool looks on the design front so you can walk the streets in style.
Save 10% at Embark Pets - simply enter code SMARTBARK at checkout
13. Best Dog Walking Bundle
For some serious, sassy style, take a closer look at Woof Inc's collection of walking accessories.
With harnesses, collars, leads and even poo bag holders, you'll be the talk of the park.
Woof Inc also offer great value walking bundles mean you can easily coordinate everything. Select from 5 harness and 4 collar sizes to get the perfect fit for your dog (handy sizing guide available online).
If you're not a fan of pattern, they also have their new on-trend Pawtone collection, a solid coloured harness with matching collars and leads.
We simply adore this Nude Tartan design but the patterned collection also includes houndstooth, leopard print, cow print and cookie in a range of colour options.
Save 20% at Woof Inc - Use discount code SMARTBARK at checkout
14. Best Christmas Grooming Set
For the pampered pooch, how about some holiday edition shampoo and spray.
Not only are Pet Head products pH balanced and packed with natural ingredients, they smell fantastically fresh and fruity.
Their festive shampoo and spray set will gently cleanse and care for your dog's delicate skin throughout the whole holiday season.
With notes of chestnut, clove, nutmeg, and caramel, the Pet Head Holiday Edition fragrance is the perfect winter warmer for you and your pooch.
Packed with cocoa butter which acts as a super moisturiser and cinnamon extract which has powerful anti-inflammatory properties it's ideal for dogs with sensitive skin.
Pet Head also offer a range of gorgeous scented Paw Balms which are perfect for looking after dry and cracked paws this winter, it's like first aid pampering for paws. You can even rub it on noses.
Not convinced by Pet Head shampoo ? Take a look at our in-depth review - Best Dog Shampoos UK
15. Best Dog Coat
Hugo & Hudson
This jacket from luxury dog accessory company - Hugo & Hudson, will keep your dog feeling warm and looking stylish on the slopes or dapper on a dog walk this Christmas.
Hugo & Hudson's puffer jacket is available in a wide selection of colours and sizes so you can order the perfect fit for your dog.
The jacket is secured using a zip rather than velcro. The zip is strong and unlikely to snag on anything like velcro and there will be no excess strap to secure. So it's really important to get accurate measurements and double check the Sizing Guide on Amazon ( scroll down under product description).
As well as looking smart, this puffer is padded with deep, high quality stuffing and it's also water repellent to help keep your dog's fur nice and dry during those winter showers.
Machine washable to keep it looking at it's best and if you fancy a change it's reversible with a contrasting lining.
Don't fancy the Hugo & Hudson Puffer Jacket ? Take a look at our popular article, reviewing the best waterproof coats, jackets and puffers on the UK market.
We hope that we've given you lots of festive ideas for treating your four-legged best friend. Thanks for dropping by and taking a look at our Christmas Dog Gifts 2023.