Christmas Gift Guide: 5 Picks for Dogs

While you’re out there shopping for friends, family, and coworkers this Christmas, don’t forget to pick some presents up for the pup(s) in your life! Looking to branch out from the normal toys and treats you get them? Check out some suggestions below – including a couple of Sheba’s favorites!

Don't forget your dog(s) this Christmas! Check out these gift ideas!

Pawprint Cookie Cutter

One of the things that’s been on my to-do list forever is try making some homemade dog treats for Sheba. While this gift isn’t something the pup(s) can play or eat right away, the pawprint cookie cutters ($7+) are affordable and an awesome gift that will get used year-round!


Bulb with Treat Spot “Ball”

A festive toy for your pup, Planet Dog’s bulb toy ($16) is the perfect gift for Christmas. Sheba’s had this toy for quite some time and it’s stil one of the first one she picks up when she wants to play. So it comes highly recommended by my pup! Plus, it’s high-quality, made in the U.S. and floats in the water, for any dogs that like to go swimming!

The BEST toy for your pup!


If your shopping for an anxious dog, check out the Thundershirt ($14+). It’s supposed to be a great product to help calm dogs who have anxiety, fear, and/or overexcitement from things like fireworks, thunder, and separation anxiety. I’ve been wanting to give this one a try for Sheba to help with some of her anxieties! Anxious dog? Check out the Thundershirt!


Gingersnaps Twist Me Treat Can

While us humans enjoy all of the Christmas season sweets and treats, it’s only fair to pick something festive up for the pups as well! I’m loving the look (and sound) of the Gingersnaps treat can ($15) filled with 10 oz. of yummy treats!

Festive dog treats!

Lamb Chop Toy

Remember the classic Lamb Chop show? This lamb chop toy ($4) brings back the memories and lets your pup get in on the fun. This is Sheba’s all-time favorite toy – fuzzy and filled with squeakers! We’ve probably gone through at least 10 of them in the four years I’ve had her, but I know she’ll be wishing for another one this Christmas!

Furry and filled with squeakers - a fave toy of my pup!

Have you picked up any presents for your pup(s) yet? What’s on their wish list this year?

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  1. December 14, 2016 / 8:47 PM

    This post reminded me that I still need to get a little gift for my sister’s dog! My sister’s pretty sure that her dog is her actual child, so I can’t show up on Christmas without a gift for him! :D

    • December 15, 2016 / 11:10 PM

      Haha, so true! I can relate :)

  2. December 15, 2016 / 9:24 AM

    I know so many dog moms who need that thundershirt! Even my parent’s dog could truly use that! Love this list!

    • December 15, 2016 / 11:10 PM

      Thanks, Kiara! I think so too. I’ve heard nothing but great things about it!

  3. Becca
    December 15, 2016 / 9:50 AM

    Thank you for the inspiration! Currently picking out bit for my pup <3 I love the gingersnaps

    • December 15, 2016 / 11:10 PM

      Of course! I hope you find some things your pup loves :)

  4. Emily Bendler
    December 15, 2016 / 10:16 AM

    So cute! I love the ginger treats! We give the dogs turkey dog food for thanksgiving so that would be perfect for their Christmas treat!

    • January 20, 2017 / 8:24 AM

      I bet they’d love it! I love spoiling my pup!

  5. Samantha
    December 15, 2016 / 10:35 AM

    These are all so cute! I’ve been so busy planning gifts for the family, and I needed this reminder for our 4-legged kids. :) Thanks!

    • January 20, 2017 / 8:25 AM

      Absolutely! They’re important too – don’t want to leave them out of the fun :)

  6. December 15, 2016 / 12:54 PM

    These are all great gifts for the fur babies! I love that treat cutter. I may have to order that for when I make more treats for them.

    • January 20, 2017 / 8:26 AM

      I think it’s so adorable too! Personalized treats… our dogs aren’t spoiled or anything… ;) haha

  7. December 15, 2016 / 4:16 PM

    My fur babies always get treats and a new toy for Christmas. This year, we did splurge and get them new bedding, and they loved it!

    • January 20, 2017 / 8:26 AM

      What a great present! What kind of bedding did you go with?

  8. December 15, 2016 / 8:31 PM

    Oh that cookie cutter is perfect! I want to start making our dogs more homemade treats!

    • January 20, 2017 / 8:30 AM

      Same! The cookie cutter is such a fun extra touch!

  9. Kelsie Kleinmeyer
    December 15, 2016 / 9:49 PM

    These are so fun! I love that cookie cutter! I don’t have a puppy, but can see how the pup would love these kinds of gifts.

    • January 20, 2017 / 8:30 AM

      Absolutely! Making more homemade treats is on my list for 2017!

  10. December 15, 2016 / 10:52 PM

    LAMBCHOP! Oh my gosh I love that! We are getting our first puppy the first week of January and I am peeing my pants with excitement (and impatience). We actually go visit him on Saturday for the first time and I’m already planning on spoiling him ;P

    • December 15, 2016 / 11:11 PM

      How exciting!! What kind of dog are you getting? You’ll definitely need to stock up on some fun treats and toys!

      • December 22, 2016 / 6:35 PM

        Yes we do need to stock up! We’re getting a Bernese Mountain Dog :)

  11. Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie
    December 16, 2016 / 5:02 PM

    Aww, our dog would just love these gifts for Christmas! Those ginger snap treats sound delicious!!

    • January 20, 2017 / 11:15 PM

      Yes! So important to remember our pups in the craziness of the season :)

  12. December 20, 2016 / 10:57 AM

    Oh my gosh all of these are so cute and now I feel like the gifts we got for our dog are so lame! ha!

    • January 20, 2017 / 11:15 PM

      You can always keep these in mind for birthdays or just because :)

  13. December 20, 2016 / 1:02 PM

    Love that Christmas light toy! So cute! What fun gifts for doggy lovers!

    • January 21, 2017 / 11:33 AM

      My dog’s obsessed with that bulb toy! There are so many fun treats/toys out there for them these days!

  14. December 20, 2016 / 2:55 PM

    Can’t forget the pups! I love this gift guide, especially the Thundershirt! I know many dogs that are afraid of thunderstorms.


    Lee Anne

    • January 21, 2017 / 11:34 AM

      Definitely not! I can’t wait to try the Thundershirt out for my dog this year. Hoping it’ll help with some of the things that make her anxious!

  15. December 20, 2016 / 9:56 PM

    I have wanted to try the Thundershirt for my dog. I am going to buy it and see how she does. I love the paw cookie cutters.

    • January 20, 2017 / 11:15 PM

      I hope it helps your pup out – you’ll have to let me know how it goes!

  16. December 20, 2016 / 11:55 PM

    Cute, gift guide. Already brought all my dogs Christmas presents so might, have to stock up on some of these for his Birthday.

    • January 21, 2017 / 11:34 AM

      Thanks, Alexandra! These definitely work for birthday gift ideas too :)

  17. December 21, 2016 / 11:32 AM

    I am in LOVE with those paw cookie cutters, so cute! My dog also has the Thundershirt, it is very helpful for her anxiety :)

    xo Gennifer

    • January 21, 2017 / 11:35 AM

      Aren’t they adorable?! Great to hear that the Thundershirt works for your pup – I think I’m going to give it a try for mine this year!

  18. December 21, 2016 / 2:09 PM

    the lampchop toy is SO Cute! We have a new pup and I think thunderstorms may bother her so I will definitely be looking into a thunder vest! Great ideas!

    • January 21, 2017 / 11:35 AM

      Thanks, Kristen! Lambchop is my dog’s favorite! We’ve gone through several because she likes to pull all the squeakers out, haha. But the excitement never fades with it!

  19. Bianca A. Nunez
    December 22, 2016 / 12:55 PM

    These are so cute! and that lambchop is so cute!!! Thanks for sharing!

    • January 20, 2017 / 8:28 AM

      Thanks, Bianca! Lambchop is my pup’s favorite toy! She actually got a giant “lammy” for Christmas!

    • January 20, 2017 / 8:28 AM

      Thank you! I’ve been thinking about getting one for mine too!

  20. Laurie Nykaza
    January 19, 2017 / 11:49 PM

    these are great gifts for your pets we have 3 dogs who would love them all

    • January 20, 2017 / 8:27 AM

      Thanks, Laurie! I love spoiling my pup!

  21. January 20, 2017 / 8:25 AM

    My dog is OBSESSED with that bulb ball! And yes our furry kids absolutely do :) Thanks for reading, Jennifer!