Christmas 2016: Gift guide for pets
Published 8 December 2016 by Emily Bancroft
Show your furry friends that you care!
Have you got all your Christmas present shopping sorted? Bought everything you need to for your partner, mum or mates? If so, well done – it’s good to have everything ready by this stage.
But make sure there’s not someone very special you’re forgetting to buy for – your pet. That’s right, it’s still Christmas for your furry or feathered friends. Make sure you show them that you really care with our top gift ideas for Christmas 2016. And you don’t have to break the bank to treat your pet – all of the presents we’ve selected are under £20*.
Pamper your pooch
Petface rubber ball: If your dog likes to shred your slippers or your post, give them this Petface Seriously Strong Rubber Ball to get their teeth into. At just £3.99 from Tesco, it will give them hours of fun and the strong material won’t break, no matter how hard they chew.
Kyjen elf hat: Get your dog in the Christmas spirit with this Kyjen Christmas Dog Elf Hat from petplanet.co.uk. Starting at only £2.79 (and the price depends on the size of your dog), it’s perfect for spreading a little joy this year.
Doughnut dog treats: Your pooch will always appreciate something they can eat and these cute Christmas Doughnut Dog Treats from notonthehighstreet.com are no exception! A pack of four little doughnuts suitable for dogs, hand-finished with sprinkles – what more could your furry friend ask for? Plus they're only £9.95.
Cat grooming arch: Treat your cat to a pampering massage and comb session with this Cat Grooming Arch from Tesco. It’s just £7.99 and what’s more, it comes with a bag of catnip to encourage your cat to use it.
Personalised ID tag: Make sure your feline stands out from the crowd with a Cat ID Tag from notonthehighstreet.com. For £10, you can choose from a selection of colours as well as a range of cat faces – so it really looks like your cat.
Christmas bowtie: Cats aren’t usually the cheeriest of animals but you can at least try and get them to feel festive with this Christmas Sparkle Cat Bowtie from Pets at Home. It’s only £5 and if you can convince your cat to keep it on, they really will look dapper.
Surprises for small pets
Guinea pig igloo: Show your guinea pig some love with this Savic Guinea Pig Igloo House for just £7.34 from Tesco. So when everything gets a bit manic on Christmas Day, your little pet has somewhere quiet and safe to hide.
Christmas star and rattan balls: This Small Animal Seagrass Star and Rattan Balls set will really make your little animal’s cage look festive. It’s just £5 and it will entertain rabbits, guinea pigs, gerbils and other small animals.
Christmas nibbles: No matter what small pet you’ve got, they’ll love this bag of Rosewood Naturals Christmas Nibbles from The Pet Warehouse. The tasty treats are just £1.99 and it means that no matter how small your pet, they can still have a Christmas dinner.
*Prices correct at time of writing - 07/12/16