K9 Nation Christmas Guide
Christmas is a time of year for giving and for remembering what matters to us. We know how much you all like to treat your four-legged best friends at this time of year so we’ve compiled a list of our favourite festive gifts this season.
Whether you want something for your dog or for the fellow dog lover in your life there’s something in the guide for everyone no matter what their budget.
What’s more, we understand how tough life has been for a lot of the independent businesses recently so we want to do everything we can to support our fantastic dog business community and encourage our members to show them some love too!
For The Dogs
Christmas Care Kits
Meera Puppins brings you the ultimate pocket-sized care kits for your four-legged friend. Each kit comes in a unique design which can be personalised with your dog’s name and is designed to be portable with a handy loop and metal ring to attach it onto your dog’s lead, or simply slip it into your pocket. Each kit is filled with a travel-sized luxury paw and nose balm, a conforming bandage, microporous tape and wound wipes for any cuts or scapes when out on walks. As a festive treat, the kits will also come with Pooch & Mutt Christmas Dinner treats. The kits are fully reusable and water-resistant.
The Christmas Canine Brain Box
The Canine Co specialise in enrichment subscription boxes and they’re now bringing us a festive edition of their fabulous subscription boxes, that is available to buy on its own!
The box is packed with Christmas themed goodness, from festive treats and chews to Christmas toys and activities, and even some party games for your dog with a fun festive twist! It also includes the Christmas edition of our monthly activity guide packed with expert tips, advice and activities from professional dog trainers.
You can include a gift message and send it straight to a friend or relative if you’d like to send it as a gift.
Rope Dog Lead
If you fancy a new lead this winter season why not try the Sweetie Rope Lead. It is weather-resistant, so you can go for walks in the sun, rain, snow or a hike in the mountains.
The innovative dog rope leads come with two tubular webbed and padded handles making it easier to grip without facing any strain or rope burn. It also makes it easier on your wrist and gives you greater control to guide your pup. The integrated reflective stitching stands out distinctly at night and keeps you and your dog visible and safe. Comes in 4 trendy colours. Orange/Black/Blue/Grey.
Personalised Dog Gifts
Why not treat the furry one you love to something personalised this Christmas from Precious Pets Micro ID. All items are handcrafted and will be dispatched within 5 working days. Fully personalised with the pet’s name in either silver or gold lettering and filled with delicious gravy bones or cat treats.
The handcrafted Christmas Tree Decoration is a perfect keepsake in memory of the loss of a beloved pet. The angel’s wings and beautiful paw print charm which says “you left paw prints on my heart” are made from tibetan silver. Personalisation also available via a diamanté dog bone name tag engraved with the pet’s name.
Collar and Lead Gift Set
Reg & Bob the company for active dogs who don’t compromise on style bring us this snazzy red collar & lead set. Available in 7 different colours their products are perfect for dogs that want to be dogs – whether swimming dogs, muddy dogs or dogs who love to roll! Reg&Bob collars and leads are machine-washable so there’s no need to compromise on style.
Henley Dog Collar
Pugalier of London adds a touch of class to your dog’s wardrobe with these beautifully crafted collars. Each dog collar is carefully cut by expert leather craftsmen here in the UK. Our dog collar’s include an ID Tag as standard and can be engraved. Matching dog lead, harness and accessories available.
Festive Dog Collars, Bandanas and Bows
The perfect present for every precious pooch this Christmas brought to you by Leo Charley & me. Lovingly handcrafted these adorable accessories are a must to help you get into the festive spirit this Christmas with the added feel-good factor that 15% of every sale is donated to Spaniel Aid U.K. as a thank you for rescuing Charley.
Crafty Dog Kit
The Crafty Dog bandana kit makes a fun project for your and your doggy or a perfect gift as it comes in a beautifully presented letterbox size ‘Crafty Dog Kit’ box with the fabric carefully wrapped in tissue paper and the thread, needle and pins in a gorgeous branded hessian bag. The neckerchief bandana slips over your dog’s collar to ensure its safer for your pooch.
The kit can be hand-stitched or made using a sewing machine and is available in three sizes:
- SMALL: 25.5cm (wide) x 16.5cm (long)
- MEDIUM: 33cm (wide) x 21.5cm (long)
- LARGE: 39cm (wide) x 22.5cm (long)
The easy to follow instructions make the kit suitable for beginners as well as more experienced crafters. When purchasing your DIY doggy bandana kit you are not only turning your pooch into a #bandanabobbydazzler, £1 is donated to the charity ‘Dogs on the streets’
Christmas Cracker Box
Collar Club is an all-natural subscription box for dogs, containing a selection of eco-friendly and sustainable products for your pooch. Their latest edition is their Christmas cracker box, which is full of festively themed goodies, including a toy, treats and natural chew.
Snuggle Blankets and Snuggle Sacks
Slumbering Hound brings you the ultimate must-have luxury blanket for your four-legged friend in Midnight Blue. They are made from sumptuous velour fleece and shaggy fleece and are perfect for keeping you or your hounds cosy this winter. They are available in 3 sizes.
Snuffle Balls and Mats
If you’ve read our recent article about enrichment and helping keep your dog entertained then why not get them a ‘Snuffle That’ product this Christmas. This great company provides handmade Snuffle Mats and Balls for dogs and cats, custom made to order in preferred colours for hours of fun.
GumDrops Dental Hygeine
Give you and your dog the gift of sweeter smelling breath! SweetPee pets bring you GumDrops which is chlorine and Xylitol free and actually neutralises the chlorine in tap water, making it more appealing to pets. The antibacterial formula prevents bad breath and poor gum health. By targeting the bacteria that build up in your pet’s mouth, GumDrops helps to fight plaque, prevent gingivitis and clean teeth and gums. Simply add to your pet’s drinking water to clean their teeth as they drink. No more stress caused by toothbrush fights, just cleaner teeth and healthier gums. SweetPee is registered by the Vegan Society.
For The Humans
Anti-Bacterial Dog Shampoo
If you are looking for a stocking filler for a fellow dog owner why not make their life easier after all the muddy winter walks with the Aqueos Quick Wash. This is a no-rinse waterless shampoo that is gentle but effective allowing you to simply rub in the foam and towel off. Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Viral and Anti-Fungal it’s a simple, quick and easy solution for keeping your dog clean and happy.
Superhero Dog Pin/Brooch
For the ultimate dog-lover, these adorable laser-cut dog pins are handmade here in the UK from sustainable birch plywood with a silver pin and butterfly pinch back. Due to the nature of the birch, each pin is unique – just like our awesome dogs! We all know just how amazing our dogs are, they’re nothing short of superheroes so let’s pin ’em on everything as a display of how lucky we are to share our lives with them.
The Archie Collection Book
If you know of someone who has recently got a new puppy or will be getting one over the festive period then why not treat them to the Archie Book collection where author Helen shares her experience of bringing up her puppy, as well as revealing what life is like with a young adult dog as Archie grows. Sometimes it can be overwhelming so knowing someone else has been through the same thing can be a great comfort if those Post Puppy Blues hit!
If you want to head into the New Year knowing your house is safe for you four-legged friend then why not treat yourself to the Dog-G8. There are two variants of gates available; Dog-G8, which can be fitted to any front door or smaller opening and, Dog-G8 Plus which can be fitted to larger openings such as hallways, stairways and Motorhomes.
The gates can be used either as a training aid or as a safety barrier and provide time, reassurance and peace of mind that your dog will be safer around the home.
Barks and Books Gift Box
Barks & Books is based around a fantastic dog toy, canine gifts for you and a canine focussed book. Perfect for Dog and Book lovers.
The first box is our limited edition Christmas Box shipping late November.
Supporting Both Ends of the Lead
Looking for something a little different as a Christmas gift for a fellow dog lover then why not try Supporting Both Ends of the Lead. You. Your dog. And a tip every week to make life a better place for both of you.
This is a unique subscription gift of weekly tips, providing tips to promote happiness and health for both ends of the lead. Weekly support provided by Certified Animal Behaviourist Caroline Wilkinson and Clinical Psychologist Linda Blair.
Ruffle Snuffle Christmas Shop
If our selection of Christmas gifts leaves you wanting more then why not head over to the Ruffle Snuffle Christmas Shop the SantaPaws grotto of doggy delights for your dog. They have a whole host of items ranging from Christmas themed snuffle mats through to festive stockings.