Christmas, Dog Friendly, the dog blog

The Annual Christmas Gift Guide – 2017

It’s that time of year again . The time you’ve all been counting down the sleeps until. It’s the Annual Man About A Dog Blog Christmas Gift Guide!! Yay!!

We’ve got quite a few stocking fillers to tell you about this year. There are a number of new products and brands that we’ve found or been introduced to in 2017, and there are also a few old favourites that just keep getting better and better.

So without further ado, let’s step into Christmas.

Cornish Ware

Cornishware, Dog Bowl £25, Treat jar from £32.

Starting off with a nice bit of crockery. For the very stylish kitchen, head to Cornishware to pick up a dog bowl and treat jar, then spend an extra £5 to personalise them! Which doggie doesn’t like to eat from his/her very own bowl?

 

Sweet William

Sweet William, Dog Bowl £20.95, Mug £15.95

For more obvious doggie paraphernalia we absolutely love Sweet William Designs, mainly because the woofster on the water bowl could have been modelled on Grense, but also because we can get ourselves a mug for a nice cuppa.

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Protect My Pet, Gift Box for the Dog £14.99

This online service, Protect My Pet, allows you to subscribe to a service which sends you your dog’s (or cat’s) flea and tick protection at the same time each month, making sure that you don’t forget (not that any of us ever forget….). They’re also doing this snazzy little gift box for Chrimbo.

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Pets Pyjamas, Canine Traveller Kit £22.00

If you’re a fan of pressies in a nice box then the Canine Traveller Kit from one of our favourite travel experts, Pets Pyjamas, is for you. You can even personalise it, and I think we’ve already established that personalised is very much en vogue in our house.

 

Dog Treat Co

The Dog Treat Company, Trio of Tins £20

We were sent these recently by the Dog Treat Company, and I have to say Grenson absolutely loves them. A new discovery but if it’s up to Grenson they’ll be on the shopping list in future.

 

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Lily’s Kitchen, 3 bird feast £1.99, Christmas Cracker £3.49, Advent Calendar £9.95

A long time favourite of Grenson’s is Lily’s Kitchen and they have pulled out all the stops for this Christmas. Not only does Grenson give them the paws up for taste, but all of these goodies look absolutely fantastic.

 

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Charley Chau, Dog Snuggle Bed in Velour £85.00

There is nothing that Grenson loves more than snuggling under a blanket. This snuggle bed from Charley Chau, has it’s very own blanket attached. Heaven!

 

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Furbo, Dog Camera £155.00

For those of you intrigued to know what your pooch gets up to when you’re not there, try this gadget from Furbo. You can watch the camera on your mobile via an app, talk through the mic and even throw out treats. And it looks pretty nice around the house too. (And in case you were wondering, Grenson spends most of the time staring at the window waiting for us to get back. Bless him.)

 

Ruffwear

Ruffwear, Knot-a-Long Leash £32.95

This is the leash that we use every day on our walks. We absolutely love it, especially because the safe carabiner clasp provides peace of mind when you’re walking your dog in the city. Ruffwear leashes come in various styles but we love the climbing inspired design of the Knot-a-Long and with a length of only 30 inches it makes controlling your dog by your side much easier.

 

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Fetch and Follow, Winter Dog Coat Sunshine Yellow £60.00

We couldn’t leave old favourites Fetch and Follow out of our Gift guide could we? I’m also aware that I couldn’t get away with a blog post without a picture of the main boy. So here he is in action pose in his very snazzy winter jacket. Doesn’t he look smart? Everywhere he goes in this jacket he gets admiring comments. I’m pretty sure that once he puts it on his normal walk morphs into a full on strut.

So there we go. Hope that gives you some inspiration.

Above all else though, we both hope that you and your four legged friends have a flipping lovely Christmas and an ecstatic New Year.

See you all in 2018.

The Man and the Dog.

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The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide (For Dogs)

I don’t know if any of you have noticed, but it’s definitely getting colder and the goose is looking decidedly more plump than usual. This can mean only one thing – Christmas is coming!!

As a result the Man (me) and the Dog (Grenson) have decided to do a special post (we’re both a little excited).

No doubt the first mince pies are already hitting the hips and thoughts are turning to the luxury and indulgence of the Christmas period. This probably also means that rather than a relaxing, peaceful state of mind taking over, it’s the anxiety over how on earth you’re going to get everything ready in time?! In fact, you’re  probably already too late!! Panic!!

Well fear not Man About A Dog Blog followers, for we have compiled a list of our favourite doggie themed gifts to give you a helping hand in the annual present purchasing pandemonium … of course this is probably less helpful if you don’t have a dog, or know anyone who owns a dog … (although in that case I’d have to question why you are spending your time reading a very doggie flavoured blog? People are strange!)

Anyway, regardless of your reasons for reading, I give you the Man About A Dog Blog ultimate Christmas gift guide. You’re welcome!

  • Christmas decorations. Who doesn’t like a present that is not only thoughtful and beautifully made, but also adds to your festive decor vibe? Check out Oakdene Designs for a great range of personalised pooch paraphernalia. Our favourite has to be the personalised bamboo christmas pet decorations that come in the shape of over 60 different breeds, each of which can be personalised with your pet’s name. Super cool!

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Personalised Bamboo Christmas Decoration £7.00 from Oakdene Designs

  • It’s not just us hoomans who should get to fill our faces until our bellies are about to burst at the yuletide break. Don’t leave out your dog. However, it’s probably best instead of sharing mince pies and pork pies and any other pies you can get your hands on, to try out the Christmas Treat Gift Bag from Lily’s Kitchen. This bag of goodies includes festive biscuits full of turkey and cranberry, breakfast beef liver treats and organic bedtime biscuits (that may help your pupper get off to sleep before the big man arrives) all of which are lovingly hand baked, natural, and come in a rather natty little tote bag!

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Christmas Treat Gift Bag £12.00 from Lily’s Kitchen

  • Pets Pyjamas is your one-stop website for all your pet needs. If you can’t find anything here that takes your fancy then you might as well give up! Personally, my favourite is the personalised hessian Christmas sack to store all your pampered pooch’s gifts under the tree…this may or may not have something to do with the spectacularly tactile ears of Bella in the promo picture. I could play with those ears all the way into the new year!

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Personalised Hessian Christmas Sack £9.99 from Pets Pyjamas

  • If you’re looking for something that little bit special for your four legged friend then take a gander at the Tales of Teddy site. I’m pretty certain that the bowls I eat out of aren’t as stylish as the dog bowls that can be found on this site. This really is for the more discerning pooch and as such it is at a higher price bracket, but just think how lovely those blankets would look folded up on your sofa! (Also, check out Teddy! He’s a bit of a handsome dude isn’t he?).

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A Better Dog Blanket £90.00 from Tales of Teddy

  • It’s always nice to have something new to wear on the big day. For a lovely hand made leather collar may I suggest you head to the Fetch & Follow website? And if you also want to add a little Christmas bling then the ‘I am Loved’ brass dog tag would be a perfect compliment.

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Dog Collar from £25.00 and Brass Dog Tag £12.00 from Fetch & Follow

So there you have it, I think you’ll agree that any (or all) of these lovely pressies would make an excellent addition to any excited pooch’s list to Santa.

Happy shopping!

 

The Man and the Dog.

Please note: I have hopefully posted this guide in plenty of time for your gifts to arrive in time for Christmas, but please do check each individual website for estimated delivery times to avoid disappointment! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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