It's the gift guide we've all been waiting for.
Is there a good boy or girl in your life who deserves to be showered with gifts and love this Christmas? Who are we kidding, they all deserve that and more. If you've got a pup who needs their stocking filled this festive season, you've come to the right place - here are 7 gift ideas from Irish businesses your doggo will love.
Lead from Madra World
It's a Madra's World, we all just live in it. Ensure your pup is the most stylish on the block with a colourful lead and matching collar from Madra World.
They even recently created a red and white leash inspired by the Poolbeg Towers, perfect for the proud dog-owning Dub in your life.
Christmas Gift Box from Blue Pet Co
Kerry-based dog nutrition brand Blue Pet Co. has launched its Christmas Gift Box (€9.95) - a more nutritious and sustainable way to treat your beloved pup this Christmas. Each box includes a taster pack of each of the brand’s Chews which help support skin and coat condition, mobility, joint and muscle health, and healthy teeth and gums. The supplements come in fully recyclable pouches and an outer gift box - with space for you to write a Christmas message to your pet. No doubt it'll be more heartfelt than any card you send to your human family.
Sleeping Bag from Butter Biscuit
We're all having to add a few extra layers on this winter with the cost of fuel the way it is, so no doubt your doggo would appreciate this cosy, fleece-lined sleeping bag designed especially for dogs that love to bury themselves in their bedding, creating tunnels, nooks, and crannies. Available now from Irish-owned pet store Butter Biscuit, who also have plenty of cosy dog beds, dinner bowls, toys and accessories for your furry friends.
A game from K9 Connectables
K9 Connectables specialise in interactive toys, designed to challenge and exercise your dogs brain. Dubliner James came up with the idea for the business after his dog Sandy the lovable Labrador ate his wedding album - the result is a product that stimulates a dog’s instinct to hunt and work for food, while challenging them to unlock the treats inside the interconnecting toys. Their website also has an option to make a voluntary donation to Dog’s Trust Ireland while shopping, if you'd like to support a worthy charity while shopping for your pupper.
Christmas Biscuits from Barkley and Waggins
We could have picked a number of excellent present options from the Barkley and Waggins website. The gingerbread Christmas jumper. The sequinned bomber. The Lego themed Christmas bow tie. But we reckoned the present your pup would love most is these festive dog biccies - two peanut butter cookies sandwiched together with sugar free icing, specially developed for dogs with sensitive tummies and intolerances considered.
Shop all their beautiful dog bits HERE.
Bandana by Ruan Van Vliet
Your pup will be the most stylish in town with a bandana from Dublin-born illustrator Ruan Van Vliet, whose art exhibition for dogs just debuted at Hen's Teeth, Dublin 8. These cotton sateen bandanas showcase the artist's whimsical style, and are available now from the Hen's Teeth website.
Treat box from Doggie Bakes
This small business creates homemade personalised doggie donuts, cupcakes and treats, all made with nothing but dog-friendly ingredients. I personally can't imagine a more joyful sight than a dog ploughing headfirst into a cake made just for them on Christmas morning - the definition of a Kodak moment. Find out more about Doggie Bakes and get your order in HERE.
Happy shopping, dog lovers, and a very Merry Christmas to all the furry friends!
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