Christmas Gift Guide

32 awesome Christmas gifts for pets and pet lovers

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As anyone with a pet will tell you, they swiftly become part of the family, whether dog, cat or hamster. So why leave them out come Christmas?

With a survey revealing 1 in 5 owners spend almost £1,000 a year on non-food items for their dogs – 61% treating them more than they treat themselves, according to dog camera manufacturers Furbo – we’ve scoured retailers for the best festive treats on offer for furry friends this December.

And it’s not just gifts for the animals themselves. Find below 32 pawfect presents (sorry, sorry) for both pets and the people who love them, from designer handbags to designer dog beds, paw balm to pawsecco – and of course, several gorgeous coats and collars.

So whether you’re a cat or dog person (we won’t reignite that particular debate) or know someone who is, browse our pick of stylish pet accessories below (plus a couple for the smaller animals in our lives).

Science of sleep

The Casper bed is the result of months of research and testing, all geared toward giving your dog the best possible kip. Available in three colours. From £115,

Fur-friendly fizz

Aldi’s pet-friendly Pawsecco treats cats and dogs to top notes of elderflower and nettle, with a ginseng and limeflower finish. Fancy. £2.49 (available in-store from 7 December)

Wash up

Aesop’s Animal Cleanser is the gentle, luxe option for your four-pawed pal, featuring lemon peel oil and sea salt. £25,

Winter naps

Somewhere for your feline friend to wind down from all the excitement; Aldi’s cat igloo bed comes in light grey and leopard-print. £7.99,

Art pup

This Footy print is of Staffie cross Luna, who arrived at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home at just four days old. Famed photographer Rankin has created a range of prints on behalf of the charity, but be quick: only 200 of each are available. £250,

Tunnel vision

Willow’s Pop-Up Crinkle Tunnel is perfect for hiding and playing (plus it’s infused with catnip). £15,

Christmas kip

The Pets at Home Small Animal Christmas Bed is a festive treat for degus, rats, guinea pigs and gerbils. From £8,

Warm tidings

Bowl & Bone Republic’s Aspen Dog Pullover comes in four colours, and will ensure your dog is warm (and super classy). £45,

Staffie love

These Staffie cufflinks are from the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home online shop, where you can also find versions featuring Lurchers, Dachshunds and Labradors. £25,

Rainy Days

This sunshine yellow Rain Jacket from Fetch & Follow lights up the greyest of days (and the waxed water-resistant cotton keeps doggo dry). £60,

Sketch it

Ros Shiers’ beautiful illustrations of various dog breeds are showcased on cards, wrapping paper, prints and bespoke portraits. Pictured print £25,

Dog sitter

The Furbo is a smartphone-controlled camera that lets you not only see and talk to your pet via the app while you’re not at home, but even dole out treats too. £179,

Nailed it

These doggie nail files are reasonably priced and profit Battersea Dogs & Cats Home: perfect stocking fillers. What’s not to love? £1,

Doggie donut

The Charley Chau Ducky Donut Bed is filled with ethically and humanely sourced duck feathers for a luxurious nap. From £180,

Chew chew

Why should rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, rats, gerbils, hamsters and the like miss out? The Pets at Home Small Animal Joy Gnaw Blocks will keep them entertained. £3,

Canine clutch

This Anya Hindmarch leather shoulder bag is a stylish tribute to the Husky. £550,

Paw pampering

Lila Loves It Paw Care protects and repairs sensitive feet with calendula, beeswax, apricot kernel oil and coconut oil. £12.50,

Siamese style

Tatty Devine has a created a range of necklaces and brooches in its signature acrylic, all benefiting Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. From £40,

Scratch that itch

Protect the furnishings with a Pets at Home Luxury Orbital Scratcher fit for the fussy feline in your life. £22,

Caviar cats

Even the snootiest of felines can’t ignore this hand-thrown porcelain Cheshire & Wain bowl. £25,

Travel guide

Travel Wags Pet Travel Tote Bag is designed for regular wanderers, packed with an emergency lead, chiller bag, collapsible bowls, water bottle and bag dispenser. £120,


Snuffle Dog Beer comes in chicken or beef flavour, and you can buy a four-pack to satisfy your pub pal. £10,

Pineapple pups

Shed Brooklyn’s Hemp Dog Collar has a fun pineapple print and is 100% vegan. £25,

Bag it up

The Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Tote Bag is not only cute, but profits help the rescue dogs and cats in the centre’s care. £10,

Walking buddy

The Found My Animal Collapsible Dog Water Bowl is made from durable canvas for all-weather walks (or the ones that end in a pub). £25,

Faux real

The Charley Chau Faux Fur Blanket is machine-washable and backed with super-soft, anti-pil fleece. From £70,

Feel the love

Every sale of the ‘I am loved’ Brass Dog Tag from Fetch & Follow donates £1 to the All Dogs Matter charity helping abandoned dogs find their forever home. £12,

Ombre style

The Found My Animal Adjustable Rope Dog Lead in red is rugged yet stylish. £55,

Snuggle up

Aldi’s Pet Sherpa Fleece blanket is warm, comfy and machine-washable. £6.99,

Colour pop

A personalised leather cat collar from Cheshire & Wain is a bright addition to any self-respecting feline’s wardrobe. £43,

Tartan treat

Water-resistant and with a fleece lining, the tartan Cloud 7 Waterproof Dog Coat is practical, durable and, well, plain cute. £85,

Cute cushion

Give your feline friend something to perch on while he’s looking down on you: the UK-made Cat Nappa Meow Cushion comes in six colourways. From £49.96,


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Amy Swales

Amy Swales is a freelance writer who likes to eat, drink and talk about her dog. She will continue to plunder her own life and the lives of her loved ones for material in the name of comedy, catharsis and getting pictures of her dog on the internet.