Dog Christmas Present Ideas

It’s that festive time of year, and Christmas is right around the corner. If you are wondering what gifts to get your dog this Christmas, we have you covered.
Woman in Santa hat cuddling dog at Christmas time
Woman in Santa hat cuddling dog at Christmas time
Woman in Santa hat cuddling dog at Christmas time

In this article, we’ll explore Christmas presents for dogs and the games you can play with those gifts to make Christmas week all the more special. After all, your dog brings a lot of light into your life, and Christmas is the best time to celebrate those who matter to us!

1. Buy a personalised or Christmas-themed ball

A ball is usually a dog’s favourite toy, so capitalise on that this Christmas season. Buy one that is customised with your dog’s name on it, or one that has a Christmas pattern to make it feel more festive. You can even go fancier with this dog Christmas present and invest in a glowing dog ball, or one that makes a noise as it rolls.

If the ball is the size of a tennis ball, hang it up on the Christmas tree before giving it to your dog on Christmas day. If it is bigger, simply wrap it and place under the Christmas tree, then unwrap it for them later; that way, your dog can be part of the gift unwrapping session.

And for a bit of extra fun...

Play fetch with their new ball when you go for your Christmas day walk. Who doesn’t love a game of fetch?

2. A Christmas treat-filled stocking

There is no reason why your dog cannot have a stocking along with the rest of the family. Fill the stocking with their favourite treats and give them a few throughout Christmas day. Make sure you personalise the stocking with their name! Remember, all their treats should count towards their daily food allowance.

And for a bit of extra fun...

Why not play ‘hide and seek’? Hide the treats in different parts of the house and set your dog off looking and sniffing for them. Follow them to make sure they do find the treats. This Christmas present for dogs is one that can give them fun for hours!

Black and white dog sitting next to Christmas tree

3. Buy them that new toy – with a twist

Almost every year, there is some new toy that comes out for dogs. Or there is a toy you have been meaning to buy them all year and have never quite got around to. Buy them that toy and put it under the Christmas tree to see their joy on Christmas morning.

And for a bit of extra fun...

To make their new toy more fun, create a treat trail around the house (with their favourite Purina treats), and hide their new toy at the end. It will be like a treasure hunt, and it’s a great way to keep them occupied for a while!

4. Buy a dog puzzle box

Dogs who enjoy puzzles will love a puzzle box for Christmas. These boxes are like chess boxes, but they are specially designed for dogs. Getting into the box will involve them pushing certain sections to unlock treats. Your dog will relish the challenge and it will help keep them mentally active.

And for a bit of extra fun...

Most Christmas get-togethers involve the family coming together over a board game, be that Monopoly or Pictionary or others. These lazy evenings spent with mince pies and wonderful company are what we remember the most about Christmas. While you are playing, make sure your dog has their own puzzle as a dog Christmas present to keep them entertained, so they feel like part of the family. At times, members of the family can help guide them to the next clue when awaiting their turn for the board game, if you’re playing one.

In this article, we have explored a few Christmas presents for dogs that you can give them this Christmas. Make the day as fun for them as it is for you!