Christmas gifts for dogs are one of the most fun things you can shop for this holiday season. Dogs are so full of excitement and joy already, and seeing them enjoy a special new toy or treat is such a joyful moment for everyone involved. As the holidays near, we’ve gathered inspiration as you shop for that special dog your life.
Gift Ideas For Your Dog
Our list of the 25 best Christmas gifts for dogs includes a variety of ideas for dogs of all sizes. Some challenge your dog mentally, physically or both, while others appeal to your dog’s ever-present appetite. As the clock counts down to Christmas, you don’t want to delay finding the perfect gift for the dog in your life.
This interactive plush puzzle toy challenges your dog mentally and physically, all while being one of the most adorable things we’ve ever seen.
How it works is that you put the plush, squeaky reindeer toys in the Christmas-themed container and task your dog with finding a way to pull them out. Dogs love to bury their noses in the burrow to dig out the super-cute critters. You can also drop in a few treats for added fun.
The only downside about this cute Christmas dog toy is that it’s geared toward small and medium dogs only, leaving out the big guys. But don’t worry; we have lots of other dog Christmas gifts on the list that are great for the big boys and girls.
You’ve probably heard of BarkBox before. If not, here’s the lowdown: It’s a subscription service where every month a box full of cool dog treats and toys is delivered to your doorstep. The box includes 4-6 items curated from their current collection.
When you get started, you can pick your dog’s size so all the treats and toys fit your pup just right. What we love about this is that it’s a fun surprise for dogs and pup parents alike. Getting a delivery every month is exciting!
A list of the best Christmas gifts for dogs isn’t complete without something from KONG, the creator of innovative, durable dog toys that we at My Dog’s Name absolutely adore.
The KONG Wubba Ballistic Friends are a cute and tough interactive squeak toy that challenges your pup physically. Each toy is covered with durable, reinforced nylon for added toughness, which is great for the vigorous chewers. Versatile and strong, the Wubba is designed for both indoor and outdoor use. And this is a toy that you can play with, too! Their floppy tails make them easy to pick up and throw, making it perfect for a game of fetch and/or tug-of-war.
Speaking of fetch, have you ever had a dog that just won’t stop? You’ll throw the ball time after time, and they just can’t get enough.
If this describes your pup, the iFetch Interactive Ball Thrower is the perfect solution. Your pup drops a tennis ball into the top and a second later, the ball shoots out for a game of fetch. The contraption does require a bit of training on your part, but once your dog gets a hang of it, they can entertain themselves for hours. Here’s a demo video of how it works. iFetch offers small, medium and large versions so you can find a size that fits your pup appropriately.
For Christmas gifts for dogs, this is a little bit on the expensive side. But when you calculate how much time this will save you, not to mention the joy it brings to your dog, it may well be worth it.
Another fun idea when it comes to dog Christmas gifts is to treat the lucky pup in your life to a gift basket full of dog treats.
We like the Raw Paws gift basket because it includes high-quality, all-natural treats that your dog will love.
The gift basket includes compressed rawhide sticks and bones, jumbo Bully sticks, grain-free dog biscuits and peanut butter cookies made especially for dogs. Best of all, every treat included is 100% digestible and free from artificial anything.
Since the first film came out in 1977, Star Wars has been incredibly popular. And these days it is more popular than ever thanks to the reboot by J. J. Abrams.
So, if you have a Star Wars lover in your life, or are a fan yourself, these stuffed toys are perfect for dog Christmas gifts. Stores are full of Star Wars dog toys, but what really sticks out for us are the Chewbacca, Yoda and Ewok plush toys. They’re simply adorable, not to mention some of the most iconic characters in the series.
Dogs need mental stimulation, otherwise this can lead to unwanted behavior. With the Outward Hound Kyjen Puzzle Training Toy, pups get that needed stimulation while having fun in the process and getting a yummy reward for their work.
The puzzle includes six hiding cups where you place treats and encourage your dog to find them. By pawing and nuzzling, dogs learn how to seek out and retrieve the goodies.
8. Planet Dog Snowball or Lump of Coal
Has your dog been naughty or nice this year? If they’ve been nice, then a Planet Dog snowball is right for them. But if they’re naughty, a lump of coal might be more fitting. Most dogs, however, are a little bit of both, so why not get both balls?
Strong and durable, the balls hold up for the toughest chewers. They may be a little bit too big for tiny tots, but for medium and large dogs, the size is perfect. As if these toys couldn’t get any cooler, we were delighted to find out they are made in the United States and 100% recyclable.
Have you heard of Bully Sticks? If not, we highly recommend you check them out. We give one to our dog Toby as a treat almost every day.
Bully Sticks are a great alternative to rawhides. They’re made from high-quality, free-range, grass-fed beef that is 100% digestible and safe. This is a great gift for medium and large dogs who like to chew. A single stick will keep a dog occupied for a long stretch of time!
If you’re looking for Christmas dog gifts tailored to the holiday season, it doesn’t get cuter than these ZippyPaws Holiday Squeakie Buddies.
The pack includes toys in the shape of Santa, a reindeer and a snowman. Even though they’re soft and supple, the toys actually do not contain any stuffing, ensuring that they will last much longer.
Since they’re small and lightweight, these are definitely geared for small and medium dogs. Pups of this size will enjoy playing with the toys, carrying them around, and of course, hearing the soft squeaks.
Peppermint mochas are a favorite drink during the holidays. And now you can extend that joy to a dog!
No, we’re not saying you should give a dog a caffeinated beverage. Instead, you can purchase these plush coffee squeaky toys that are perfect for the holiday season. Best of all, the toys feature elegant Christmas designs that are sure to put people in the holiday spirit.
As we continue our list of best dog Christmas gifts, another item we recommend is the OurPets IQ Interactive Treat Ball.
It’s a great way to stimulate a dog mentally and physically. To get started, you place dog food or small treats in the ball and set it on the floor for your dog to play with.
Dogs will have a ball (pun intended!) pushing it around to release the tasty morsels.
The holidays are a time to gather and eat lots of delicious treats. And now with these gourmet dog cookies, pups can get in on the action, too.
Created by Claudia’s Canine Cuisine, the treats are freshly baked with premium, human-grade ingredients. The pack includes around 50 assorted holiday cookies and makes a great stocking stuffing. After all, every family member needs something to open on Christmas morning!
Now dogs can dress up for the season, too, with these classic Christmas bandanas.
The pack includes two bandanas – one red and one green – and is available in size small or large.
Stylish and simple, these classic Christmas bandanas are a great way to show off your holiday cheer through your favorite canine.
15. Rope Toy Set
Some of the best Christmas gifts for dogs are ones that can be used all year round. This rope toy set is exactly one of the gifts.
The set includes 10+ rope toys that are great for chewing, shaking and playing tug of war. What sets these rope toys apart from the hundreds of other options on the market is that a generous portion of the proceeds are donated to rescue dogs in need. So you’ll be getting a gift and doing good!
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to contact us here at Ruffger’s. Happy Holidays!