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!
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!
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!
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?).
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.
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.
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!