The ultimate Christmas gift guide for the dog lover in your life
Tis the season to find the best presents for all of our families and closest friends, and that includes our beloved pets, who also deserve to be spoiled at Christmas. But we believe that showing our love with a thoughtful gift shouldn’t cost the planet.
Waste collection company, Biffa estimates that the average UK household will create 30% more rubbish over the holiday period than any other time of year. In fact, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affair (DEFRA) reported that we use more than 300,000 tonnes of card and throw away more than 277,000 miles of wrapping paper – which is enough to stretch all the way up to the moon.
Whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect gift for a boisterous puppy or for your dog-obsessed pal, there’s something for everyone in our guide of sustainable festive gifts for dogs and the people that love them.
Secret Santa gifts
The Blue Pet Co GoSmile Supplements
The Blue Pet Co GoSmile Supplements are available in two flavours, chicken or peanut butter. The unique formulation, shape and texture of these tasty dental sticks, enriched in PhytoDent™, support healthy gums and reduce plaque, keeping teeth clean and breath fresh.
Hamilton Eleather Poo Bag Holder
The Hamilton Eleather Poo Bag Holder is a firm favourite among dog walkers. It’s handmade by Italian artisans using a premium sustainable leather that has been recycled from unused leather. This stylish and compact bag is water resistant, with a matching collar and leash also available.
Goa Eco Dog Toy
The Goa Eco Dog Toy brings a whole new approach to the traditional game of 'go fetch'. With a stylish neutral chevron pattern, this eco-friendly dog toy is soft on mouths and easy to carry, making it suitable for dogs of all sizes and ages.
Smug Mutts One Ball
The Smug Mutts One Ball is perfect for playful pups that are hard to tire. Made using durable splinterless beech wood and natural hemp rope, this ball is a great addition to a game of tug of war. The One Ball is available in three sizes, including a puppy size for those young pups with bundles of energy.
Goodchap’s Tricks & Trivia Cards
Have you got a dog owner in this year’s office secret Santa draw? Well, even if their desk is situated on the other side of the building, you’re in luck! You don’t need to know the size or breed of their dog for this gift idea. Goodchap’s Tricks & Trivia Cards are good fun for dogs of all sizes, as this unique card game can be played by dogs and their humans. With questions to test your trivia, your dogs trick ability and your shared bond – this card game is a Christmas hit for dogs and owners.
Plus, all of Goodchap’s packaging is plastic free, recyclable or compostable.
Gifts with a personal touch
Designed by Aira Personalised Pet Portraits
Looking for something personal for the person in your life who loves their pet more than anything? Why not get them the gift that will stand the test of time by commissioning a piece of artwork from Aira Gonzales of their beloved friend? From horses to cats and dogs, Aira’s incredible prints are sure to bring a smile to the recipient’s face this Christmas.
Personalised Pet Bamboo Water Bowls
Even though they can’t read, why shouldn’t your pet’s name be printed on the side of their bowls? To avoid any confusion at dinnertime, get your hands on this handmade, engraved water and food Bowl, made from the highest quality bamboo. The bowls themselves are made from stainless steel, making them hygienic and easy to clean.
Gifts for fashion forward pups
Wild For Dogs Organic Grooming Duo
This year, treat your dog with the highest quality natural and organic grooming products, for a happy healthy skin and coat. The Wild For Dogs Grooming Duo set includes a hypoallergenic shampoo and conditioner made from natural, organic formulas, which acts as a natural flea and insect repellent and leaves your dog’s coat feeling unbelievably soft and shiny! The product is vegan, cruelty-free and not tested on animals. We love this product as it is comes in eco-friendly glass bottles with biodegradable labels and even has a 100% plastic-free option.
Bella and Watson Eco Friendly Dog Fleece Hoodie/Jumper
Baby, it’s cold outside – so keep your good boy or girl wrapped up warm in an eco-friendly dog fleece hoodie. These gorgeous jumpers are great for drying your dog off after a long winter walk, and they’re made from 100% recycled plastic bottles and plastics.
Laguna Eleather Dog Collar
The Laguna Eleather Dog Collar comes in a muted blue and is built to endure adventurous days in all types of weather. Made by upcycling discarded leather to produce top-quality, sustainable collars, you can buy this stylish collar knowing you’re reducing waste, saving water and lowering carbon emissions.
Gifts with comfort at the heart
Danube Nest Bed
If you know a dog that likes to curl up rather than stretch out or lie flat, then look no further than the environmentally friendly Danube Nest Bed. Made from durable quality fabric, it's packed full of recycled polyester fabric for ultimate comfort and its anti-anxiety nest bed shape is designed to help naturally calm your dog. The best bit? The entire bed is machine washable at 30°C or less, because dogs get messy but that doesn’t mean their bed should too!
Woofers and Barkers Recycled Stripe Dog Blanket
A useful yet gorgeous addition to any dog lover’s home is the recycled Random Stripe Dog Blanket. Handmade in the UK with a blanket stitched edge, this recycled wool mix dog blanket can be washed in the machine and is ideal for popping in the back of the car or draping over the sofa.
Adriatic Mattress Bed
Finding a mattress bed for your dog can be difficult but the Adriatic Mattress Bed is perfect for even the pickiest of pooches! Sumptuously soft and sustainable, this is a dog bed built to last as it's made from durable quality recycled cotton and packed full of recycled polyester fibre for ultimate comfort.
If you’re still stuck on what to buy the dog lover in your life, or you’re worried about getting it wrong, why not play it safe with a Project Blu gift card. The ideal gift for last minute shoppers, and fussy recipients – and they start at as little as £10!
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