Christmas is fast approaching and we are looking forward to the quality time with family, good food, and exchanging presents.. When it comes time to unwrap gifts and see what Santa left in your stocking, your dogs are going to want to be a part of the fun too. This holiday season, let your pets unwrap their own presents with these practical and healthy stocking stuffers.
5 Fun and Healthy Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas for Dogs
Healthy Treats for Dogs
Humans aren’t the only ones who love treats in their stocking. While most of us are hoping for candy canes and chocolate on Christmas morning, neither of these are safe for your dogs to eat. Instead, fill your pup’s stocking with healthy dog treats that are delicious to eat.
Small treats, such as pet dental treats or natural jerky treats for dogs are both good options. Just make sure to wrap them before you stuff the stocking or Fido may dive into it long before the holiday.
Holiday Themed Toys for Dogs
Your local pet store or Wal-Mart will have loads of holiday themed dog toys for your pets. Mix and match nylon toys, holiday colored kongs, and Christmas rope toys for a stocking overflowing with the best kind of Christmas presents for pets—toys!
A dog’s collar is one of the only accessories they sport on a regular basis. For the holidays, put some extra thought into a new dog collar that represents their unique personality. Are they regal and sophisticated? A nice holiday plaid collar will look dapper. Are they loud and playful? Bright colors and eclectic prints will make them stand out in a crowd.
Bandanas for Pets
Bandanas are easy to find, simple to make, and make a comfortable accessory for your pet’s holiday gear. Your local crafts store or market will usually carry a vast amount of pre-cut bandanas in a variety of seasonal and themed prints. You can also make your own with a favorite fabric from your local fabric store. Simply cut a piece of fabric into a 22 by 22 inch square (the standard size of a bandana), fold it into a triangle and you are set!
Travel Size Bath Products for Dogs
Most pet shampoos and washes come in travel size bottles that fit perfectly in Christmas stockings. Even though this is a gift that is especially for pet parents, your dogs will love the quality bath time.
Make this holiday season merry and bright for your pets by creating personalized Christmas stockings. Your dogs will love it, your kids will have fun making them, and you will love watching your beloved pets enjoy Christmas with the whole family.