Holiday Gift Guide For Dogs 2017 + Giveaway

It’s the MOST wonderful POST of the year! My annual holiday gift guide for dogs, where I curate all my top finds for the holiday season just for your pooch. Stay tuned to the end to enter my giveaway to win one of the chosen gifts!

(As always, my annual gift guide is set by me alone. I reach out to brands after they’ve been chosen about sponsoring a giveaway prize. The list is not contingent in any way on whether they participate. So without further ado, let’s get to it!)

P.L.A.Y. Christmas Ornament dog toys
image: P.L.A.Y.

This set of Santa’s Little Squeakers from P.L.A.Y. is perfect for the holidays. First of all, their toys are top quality and eco-friendly. Pugs has one and loves it. But, this set in particular is great because you save money versus buying the ornaments individually. Then, you can either decorate your tree with them prior to Christmas and give them all to your dog, or split them up and gift a few to friend’s dogs.

Honest Kitchen Instant Goat's Milk eggnog for dogs
image: The Honest Kitchen

Don’t let your dog miss out when everyone else is drinking eggnog out of their moose mugs (reference anyone?). The Honest Kitchen’s Instant Eggnog mixes goat’s milk (super healthy for dogs!), eggs and a hint of cinnamon to create a tasty, healthy holiday treat for your dog. And, it’s all dehydrated so it’s shelf stable. Just add water and serve.

vintage santa claus dog toys
image: Harry Barker

I won’t lie, the main reason I love these Retro Santa Claus dog toys from Harry Barker is that they remind me of the old plastic Santa Claus ornaments that hung on my grandparent’s Christmas tree. And I remember those in particular because their dog Mitzi (that I grew up with) chewed up a bunch of them when she was a puppy, but my grandma never got rid of them. So, basically these toys remind me of the Santa ornaments with chewed off feet/no faces hanging on my grandparent’s tree.

Fetchers bully stick candy cane
image: Red Barn

Every year I look for treats in fun holiday shapes that aren’t rawhide. This year I came across these Fetcher Candy Canes from Red Barn that fit the bill. Perfect for hanging in stockings, these candy canes are fully digestible and super tasty!

holiday bow ties for dogs
image: Tuesday’s Ties

Maybe your dog doesn’t like to dress up, but most all dogs will rock a bow tie. Tuesday’s Ties are one of my very favorites and not just because I’m a total fangirl of Tuesday the pug herself. I love that her ties come on elastic bands instead of clipping onto a collar. My pugs don’t wear collars and the few collars I have on hand don’t usually match my bow ties. This is all in one, and is nice and stretchy so it fits every breed!

Soda Pup Christmas ornament chew toy treat dispenser
image: SodaPup

This SodaPup Holiday Ornament chew toy and treat dispenser is super simple in concept, but great fun. And it’s not so glaringly “Christmas” that it’ll look out of place the rest of the year.

turkey stuffing and cranberry dog treats
image: Vita Bone

Give your dog a taste of Christmas dinner with these Turkey Stuffing & Cranberry flavored biscuits from Vita Bone. Check their website to find a retailer near you.

Rudolph burrow toy
image: ZippyPaws

Zippy Paws is known for their fun “burrow” toys, and they have a great collection of holiday burrows, including this Rudolph version. They’re the perfect toy for the dog that likes to pull stuff out of their toys, because these are designed that way and can simply be put back together. The best part of the Zippy Paws toys is that they sell refills of the mini toys if they get lost or destroyed.

Gingerbread cookie dog treats
image: Three Dog Bakery

Three Dog Bakery always brings it when it comes to seasonal and holiday flavors, and their Gingerbeg Cookies are no exception.

Outward Hound Holiday tennis balls
image: Outward Hound

The tennis ball – a classic and a favorite. Outward Hound adds festive color and cheeky wording to make these holiday balls a perfect stocking stuffer.

Santa's Helper holiday dog treats
image: Amazon

Einstein Pets Santa’s Helper treats combine a full Christmas dinner (sweet potato, turkey, cranberries) into one tiny treat, in fun holiday packaging.

Polka Dog Stocking Stuffers
image: Polka Dog Bakery

Polka Dog Cod Skins are a super popular treat, and Polka Dog created a couple of mini tubes perfect for gift giving. The mini tubes come in chicken or duck flavor.

Christmas light dog toy
image: Bark Shop

I was an early adopter of Bark Box, gifting my mom a subscription and featuring it in one of my very first Holiday Gift Guides. This year I’ve won a couple of free boxes and I’ve become increasingly impressed with the quality and creativity of their toys. Two of Pugs’ all time favorites are from Bark Box (the dumplings toy and sushi toy).

For the holidays, I really love the “Clark’s Fuse Free Lights” toy because it’s a. cute, and b. a reference to my fave Christmas movie. They also have some awesome Hanukkah toy selections which makes the Bark Shop a wonderful resource for holiday gift giving!

Wellness holiday gingerbread treats
image: Petsmart

We reviewed the Wellness Soft Wellbites earlier this year and enjoyed them, and this holiday season they come in a gingerbread flavor and cute winter packaging.


Six lucky readers will win one of the prizes listed below. Giveaway open to US residents 18 and over. The giveaway will run through December 19, and winners will have 48 hours to respond once contacted, or a new winner will be chosen. Check the Rafflecopter widget for full terms and conditions. Good luck!

  • P.L.A.Y. Santa’s Little Squeaker toy set
  • Tuesday’s Ties Holiday Bow Tie
  • Three Dog Bakery prize pack
  • Two Red Barn Fetcher’s Candy Canes + Red Barn Filled Biscuits
  • Vita Bone Artisan Inspired Treats
  • Two SodaPup Holiday Ornament chewy toys

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