Tis the season for gift giving, and that includes the family pets. One of my family’s holiday traditions is exchanging our stockings on Christmas, along with opening one gift which usually is a pair of new pajamas. Our stocking exchange always includes the family dogs. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you’ve probably figured out that our dogs, Winston and Lilly, are spoiled rotten. I think that’s how it should be. This post about stocking stuffer and gift ideas for dogs is sponsored by Rachael Ray Nutrish for pets.
Deciding what to put in your dog’s stocking can be a bit tricky, since there aren’t a whole lot of options aside from treats and toys.
When filling Winston and Lilly’s stockings I try to always include a couple of toys, a good chewing bone, some dental chews, and one or two of their favorite treats like Rachael Ray Nutrish Soup Bones. When choosing toys, I try to find ones that make noise and won’t get easily be torn to shreds. Lilly loves anything that squeaks and Winston likes a toy that he can play tug-of-war with.
The spoiled pups who have taken over the house…
A pretty new collar or leash is another great stocking stuffer idea.
Since the cold weather can be hard on pets, a soothing nose and paw salve is a nice treat. Lilly loves having a pawdicure, and getting the pads of her paws moisturized. A soothing oatmeal shampoo and conditioner will always be appreciated by your pups.
I make sure they also have something under the tree on Christmas morning. This year, I put a chalkboard label on a holiday tin and filled it with Winston and Lilly’s favorite treats.
Christmas is a great time to purchase your pet a new bed. Our dogs don’t need new beds right now, but Lilly loves getting new blankets to snuggle up in.
Do you give your pets holiday gifts?
super cute, I will share this with my friend, she just adopted a puppy
Colleen Boudreau says
We got my dog her favorite treats and she went right under the tree and picked out which one was hers.
Megan C. says
I love my little girl. I get her gifts every year. These are some cute ideas. I just saw that they now have wrapping paper for dogs so they can actually open their own gifts.
Tammy T says
I wish I could share a pic of my baby 🙂 These are awesome ideas! Thanks!
I spoil my pup rotten, so I thoroughly appreciate these ideas. I am now wondering if he would like a pawdicure. Hmm…
Christina Strapp says
These are some cute ideals. Really cute dogs.
Michelle Tucker says
I have a kitty, but my neighbor has a dog, and I spoil him rotten. Ha! I actually just bought him a lot of gifts the other day. He wuvs me. Your puppies are adorbs!
Michael Lambert says
Our dogs didn’t get anything for Christmas but we buy them stuff throughout the year.
Good ideas. Bella, our black lab, won’t object to a bit more spoiling. Thanks!