Best Christmas Gifts For Pets

Now that we’ve taken care of the humans with gifts for him and her, choice tomes for the bookworms in your life and of course – in the true spirit of Christmas – gifts that give back with our charity gift guide edit, it’s time to shop for man’s best friend. Okay, and cats too.

Christmas is a time to treat every member of your family and we couldn’t forget our four-legged members either. Whether you’re looking for edible treats or stylish sweaters, we’ve found gorgeous bits for the special fur balls in your life.

Whereas once Fido might’ve had to make do with just a bone under the tree, these days many brands are recognising just how important our pets are to us – including getting them in on the trend for matching Christmas family pyjamas.

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Stylish Sweaters

Christmas jumpers aren’t just for humans! Whether you’re looking for a chic fairisle knit or silly fancy dress, Christmas is a great time to kit out your pooch with a cosy new jumper or coat to keep them warm in the winter chill.

Dog jumpers and coats make great Christmas presents for pets

Left: Jacquard Christmas dog knit, £9.99, H&M; Centre: Sherpa dog coat, £95, Fortnum & Mason; Right: Wax dog jacket, from £79.95, Barbour x BAPE

Keep your dog cosy with a new jumper this Christmas

Left: Alpaca dog jumper, £47.99, Alqo Wasi at Woof & Co Maldon; Right: Dog suit, from £31, Equafleece

From William Morris prints to puffas, there’s a style for every pooch

Left: William Morris at Home reversible coat, from £30; Right: Doggy puffer jacket, £29.95, Gap

Silly Seasonal Styles

Looking for fun festive fancy dress? From bandanas to antlers and ride on Santa outfits, your dog might hate you but it’ll make for a great photo!

Festive fancy dress for dogs

Left to right: Ride-on Santa outfit, £17.99, H&M; Monochrome dog bandana, £3, George; Antlers, £5; Elf jumper, £15, both Accessorize

Get Carried Away

With more of us than ever heading back to the office with fido in tow, make sure your dog travels in style with a pet carrier. If you’re looking to invest, from Lish’s dog carriers are super sturdy.

Priced from £215, they’re expensive but made in Harris tweed, they open up to become a dog bed on the go and last for years.

Looking for a high street alternative? H&M have been quick to jump on the need for budget bags with this lightweight quilted style available in both green and black, priced at £39.99 each.

Left: Green quilted dog bag, £39.99; Right: Black quilted dog bag, £39.99.

Toys ahoy!

When it comes to playtime, dog toys don’t have to be ugly – we love these chic options.

Tired of plastic toys? Look for fun plushy styles for your four legged friend

Left: Animal print bone soft toy, £6, Marks & Spencer; Centre: knitted rainbow squeaky toy, £26, Hiro + Wolf; Right: Floral print bone soft toy, was £30, now £12, Teddy Maximus x Liberty London

The Groom Room

When it comes to bath time, there’s no need for stressed pets this season. After all, a clean pooch gets more cuddles, right?

Clean pooches get more cuddles

Above: Apothecary dog grooming set, £15, Marks & Spencer

Treat your dog to new shampoo this Christmas

Left: Dog shampoo, £24, Malin & Goetz; Centre: Curly coat dog shampoo, £5.79, Faith in Nature; Right: Aesop dog wash, £27.

Whether it’s bath time or you’ve just returned from a particularly soggy walk, drying mittens mean your dog gets strokes AND dries off simultaneously; Alternatively, dog drying coats are a great way to dry off your pal quickly.

Left: Dog drying mittens, £45, Fortnum & Mason; Right: dog drying coat, from £28.95, Ruff & Tumble

And finally, Feline Friends

Okay, we hold up our hands – Antonia is very much a dog person because usually cats are dicks (google it, seriously) but every so often, a cat comes along that we fall in love with so we can’t exclude them from our gift guide. Apparently dressing up cats is frowned upon (who knew!) which takes out a whole host of fun stuff but hey, we tried!

Left: Cat gift starter set, £16, Wild & Woofy; Centre: Food cat toy set, £10, Rosewood; Right: Neutral colour cat toy set, £12.50, Marks & Spencer

Above: Christmas cat toy, £7, Talking Tables

Left: Catissa Hive, £400, CatTree UK; Centre: Cactus scratch post, £24.99, Argos; Set of cat shelves, £79, MADE

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Feature image: H&M; all other images, courtesy of brands

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