Gorgeous gifts to make your fur babies’ wishes come true
Let’s have a big Christmas shout-out for all those companion animals out there! They give us so much love all year round and only ask for the occasional stroke and cuddle – and the odd bowl of gourmet chow. So when you’re doing your mammoth 2015 Christmas shopathon, make sure you pick up a few pressies for Fifi, Fido and er, Hammy. They can’t tell you what they’re wishing for this Christmas, but we reckon every one of these will make their dreams come true…
Now you don’t want Fido nicking Junior’s toys from under the tree, so head over to PetsPyjamas for these cute tartan temptations by House of Paws, from £6.99 each – we’re particularly taken with the Red Tweed Long Legs Fox and his bestie Hare. While you’re there, treat your pedigree chum to a chic coordinating Pawditch Red Tartan dog coat, £20.
We also really love the retro crochet toys at Mungo & Maud – meet the seriously cute Genevieve the Giraffe, £24.94! She’s guaranteed to provide Rover with hours of chewy, squeaky fun.
Keep Kitty from ripping up the sofa and shaming the family by treating him to Suck UK’s Cat Scratch Turntable, £20. While he scratches up a storm on the deck, you can crank it up with your own so-now vinyl – just avoid The Birdie Song. Okay?
After all that mixing, Puss will soon want to bed down for one of his all-dayers. And the sleek yet homely Rondo Stand bed, £593.50, by Pet Interiors at PetsPyjamas will make him feel like the master of all he surveys.
Feline gourmands will appreciate the discerning goodies on offer in this Personalised Christmas Cat Treat Box, £20, by PetsPyjamas – just don’t let Kitty back on the decks after he’s been at the catnip sardines…
Encourage your whiskery little rodents to join in the Christmas revelry for once with a Cardboard Pet Castle, from £12, at SmartKitz. It presents lots of climbing, hiding and leaping opportunities for impossibly cute mice, hamsters and gerbils.
Ensure Fido cuts a dash on his Christmas Day walk with Mungo & Maud Prairie Dog Pullover in Flannel, £79.50 – made of the finest merino wool, doncha know…
However, if he’s been really good, you might want to gift him with the canine couturier’s cashmere Cable Dog Pullover in Shark, £134.50. Well, if it’s good enough for you…
Fancy splashing out on something a little bolder? This tangerine cable-knit dog jumper, £20.49 from the Dogorama range at Notonthehighstreet.com, will ensure you can spot your pooch all the way across the park.
Okay, it’s rather a touchy subject, but we reckon Puss (and your guests) will appreciate Sin Design’s visionary Poopoopeedo cat litter box/shelter, approx £56, which has to be the most stylish cat toilet ever!
Make your hungry hound’s day with Muddy Paws’s Christmas Goodies hamper, £34.99, which is surely the dog hamper to beat all dog hampers – and even has doggy mince pies!
Hamper a little too extravagant for your pup? Keep it simple with a gorgeous bag of hand-baked dog biscuits, £9.99 from Mutts & Hounds. Would make a perfect gift for friends who adore their pooches, too.
Oh, and he can make a start on the yummy biscuits in a gorgeous dog bowl, £28, by Fenella Smith for Dogs Trust – and do his bit for charity.
Or, choose one with a personal touch like thie It’s A Dog’s Life personalised white dog bowl, £12.99 at Vivabop. Simply click on the link above, then enter your dog’s name (up to 12 characters) for a beautiful bespoke bowl.
Finally, when Pooch needs to take time out from the festivities, what better place to rest his weary head than this fab Edison Harris Tweed dog bed in Orange, £245, by Love My Dog? Super-snuggly and perfectly chic, we reckon Puss and Pepe may well want to join him for forty winks…
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Style up your pet for the new season thanks to this Courtly check pet scarf, £44 from the MacKenzie-Childs range at Amara. Hand-made and unique, this super chic accessory will ensure your furry friend is the best dressed pet in town.
For the true over indulger, fill this dog bone Christmas stocking, £9.95 from the Marquis & Dawe range at Notonthehighstreet.com, to the brim with gorgeous doggy treats. Woof!