Ahh, Miss Lyra. What would I do without her? She’s such a constant in my life, getting me up and about every day (I can usually get to about 9am before the first moaning starts, nagging at me to go walkies), keeping me company all day while I’m working, listening patiently while I chat to her about work issues and complain about unpaid invoices, hiding behind the sofa when we argue, and generally making my life a lot happier (there’s the rolling in fox poo and getting the bin out all over the kitchen floor, but we’ll skim over those bits). So what better way to show your appreciation for your four legged friend than a little gift or two? Here are a few suggestions on what to buy your dog for Christmas.
Next often have great doggy gifts. I love this fleece dog bed. It looks so cosy!
And seeing as we mentioned the fox poo – how about some lovely shampoo? I appreciate that your pupster isn’t going to be particularly delighted with this one, but then they shouldn’t roll in fox poo, should they?! We always use baby shampoo, it’s kind to doggy skin and eyes and always smells lovely. I got a sample of this Burts Bees one a while ago and it smells extra lovely:
If your best friend feels the cold, how about investing in a stylish Barbour dog coat?
Or if you’re celebrating in style and don’t want your best friend to miss out, how about their very own bottle of champers from M & S? £10 but currently 3 for 2:
If you’re looking for a wonderful gift for a dog lover, look no further than India Knight’s The Goodness of Dogs – I’ve heard it’s uplifting as well as useful. £14.99 from Anthropologie:
Or maybe treat them to these adorable glass ‘best friend’ Christmas ornament? £22 from Anthropologie:
If you know a small person who would love a little dog of their own, I would highly recommend this fair trade crochet sausage dog with jaunty jumper. £22 from Oliver Bonas:
Finally, for loads of advice about keeping your pets safe at Christmas (did you know that mince pies are toxic to dogs, for example?) as well as recipes for festive dog treats and great advice on helping your dog cope with the chaos of Christmas, the RSPCA has a lovely Christmas advice and welfare page.
Miss Lyra (and her squeaky Santa, from the pet department at HomeSense) wish you all a very merry Christmas. Give your doggy an extra biscuit and an ear scritch from us, won’t you? x