The best Christmas presents for pets

Our animals are as much a part of our families as our human relatives – so we love showering them with gifts and treats. Here are my ideas for the best Christmas presents for pets (and their animal mad owners)!

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Christmas dinner for cats and dogs, from £3.49, Pets Corner

‘Human’ food isn’t always great for pets’ health, so if you want to involve your cat or dog in Christmas lunch, a free range Christmas dinner from premium pet food company McAdams could be the purrfect choice.

It’s made from free range turkey, is grain free and includes real garden vegetables. Delicious!

Pet portrait, from £17.20, Etsy

Thoughtful, individual gifts are always the most meaningful, and I love these personalised pet portraits created from a photograph that you supply. 

You can choose between a paper print or canvas, or a digital-only version that you can print out at home – which is perfect for a last-minute present, or if you’re buying for someone who doesn’t live local to you.

Catit Design Senses Super Roller Circuit, £13.99, Amazon

Once your feline friend has enjoyed their McAdams Christmas dinner and had a catnap, they can burn off some energy with this fun cat toy made by Catit.

A bright yellow ball lights up and flashes as your cat bats it and it rolls around the track at high speeds. 

Kittens and active cats will love chasing the ball – and you’ll spend many happy hours watching them play.

Colourful dog harness, £20.99, Furever Pawfect

I’ve seen beloved pooches out and about in these patterned harnesses and I think they’re so much fun!

They’re bright and pretty, but also practical, with a D ring for attaching a lead, quick-drying fabric, adjustable neck and chest strap.

They also have reflectors to help you spot your dog when you’re out and about at dawn and dusk.

I love all the patterns, but the ‘You Drive Me Glazy’ doughnut option has to be my favourite!

Personalised box of dog treats, from £3.60, Etsy

Your dog will love a special delivery direct from Santa Paws, and with their name on the box – so there’s no doubt about who the treats are for!

You can choose between a 200g and a 400g box and dog treats include gravy bones and strawberry hearts.

Guinea pig treats and toys, £11.69, Amazon

Also suitable for rabbits, hamsters and other small furries, this multipack includes a natural fun ball intended for chewing and play.

There are also treats made from apple and forage grass which will help  prevent pets’ teeth growing too long.

So with this gift, you’re giving your pet something they’ll enjoy, but is also good for their welfare!

ChuckIt! Ultra Ball dog toy, from £6.95, Amazon

If the dog you’re buying for loves to play fetch, the ChuckIt! ball is a brilliant alternative to the traditional tennis ball.

The main advantage for me is that it’s rubber on the outside rather than fabric, so it’s super easy to clean off mud and slobber!

You can also buy the ball in different sizes appropriate to the size of your dog, it’s got a great bounce – and it floats in water.

Hours of fun for you and your faithful friend.

Jaques of London Stackable Crazy Cats, £14.95, Amazon

I’ve seen a plastic version of this game for sale in lots of the shops this year, but if you’re buying a gift for a young animal-lover, I love this wooden bright and colourful set.

This cat stacking game will help develop a child’s fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination…and have lots of cat-related fun!

It’s made from FSC-approved wood and recommended for children aged between three and six years old – but I think the whole family will enjoy playing this simple game.

I hope my top Christmas gift ideas for pets and their owners provide you with some inspiration – I’d love to know what you think

Wishing you, your family – and your pets – a wonderful Christmas and a very happy and healthy 2023. 

See you next year for more festive organising fun!

Alex x

Information and prices are correct at the time of writing (Thursday 8 December 2022).

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