Ah, the joys of pet ownership. There’s nothing like arriving home at the end of a long day and being greeted by that joyous face. Bounding with delight, tails wagging enthusiastically — now that’s the kind of happiness and positivity everyone needs in their lives! If someone you care about recently brought a puppy into their world, they deserve something special for the holiday season.
But what to give to the new pet parent in your life? Think practical and fun! Cute stocking stuffers are sure to make them smile while providing something their fur babies truly need. Whether you’re looking for something their pet can use year-round or some fun Christmas pet supplies in honor of the season, you’re sure to find the perfect little treasures to tuck into their stocking. Here are some ideas.
Yep, pets need comfortable outerwear just like the rest of us, especially if the new puppy parent lives in a chilly climate. In general, however, most puppies will benefit from wearing cozy attire outside. Dogs are a lot like humans in that they can get just as cold. And little ones, in particular, don’t have the same thick coat of fur as their older counterparts, making them more vulnerable to suffering the effects of brisk chills and winter precipitation.
A dog winter jacket is the perfect stocking stuffer. It’s a more substantial gift than, say, a chew toy, but it’s definitely something their little one may need at some point during the season. You’ll find all kinds of options to keep their pets snug and warm, from actual jackets adorned with faux fur collars to toasty vests to plush sweatshirts. Their pup will not only stay cozy, but they'll be incredibly stylish too!
Among dog owners, bandanas are sometimes subject to debate. Do their fur babies really need them? Are they as essential as jackets? Are they even necessary? Is it really just a piece of colorful neckwear with no real substantive value? The answer to all of these questions is really a matter of personal preference. In general, new pup parents are likely to appreciate anything that makes their lives simpler — and that includes bandanas.
Given that it’s the holiday season, Christmas bandanas for dogs are entirely appropriate. They can be incredibly useful for a number of purposes. They’re colorful accents for the holiday, making them the perfect gift for puppy parents who really want to get into the spirit of the season. They also keep pets warm on brisk days that don’t quite call for jackets or coats. Some animal owners even add a few drops of calming essential oils to help their puppies relax. You can even add a bottle or two to their gift! Just make sure it’s pet-safe — both lavender and peppermint are considered dog-friendly.
Everyone loves a festive trinket or two for pet stockings! There are a number of great ideas for the new puppy parent in your life. Add a few doggy treats that their new animal is sure to love. Toss in a fun, holiday-themed toy or two. A cute towel personalized with the pet’s name is a thoughtful touch that shows you don’t mind going the extra mile where their furry friend is concerned.
Keep things festive and bright by adding a personalized Christmas ornament too. This is a truly thoughtful gesture that your loved one will be delighted to receive. It’s something they can hang on their tree every year, serving as a reminder of their beloved canine’s first year in the family. Look for something that really ties into the pet theme, like a dog silhouette or a wreath with a paw print on it.
Some items are simply essential to any pet owner’s repertoire. There are the requisite doggy treats, toys, food and water bowls, blankets, and grooming products, like combs, brushes, and toothbrushes. Items like sweaters and jackets may also be imperative, depending on where the person lives.
One area not to overlook is the pup’s safety! A comfortable leash is just as important to puppies as a cozy dog bed! Leashes protect eager little animals from traffic and also help their owners train them more efficiently. Since pups are naturally curious, they’re likely to wander in all sorts of directions while out on walks. Leash training can help owners keep their dogs closer, encourage safe walks and play, and foster more comfort for their furry friends.
There are many fun, festive, and practical options available for puppy parents. Why not treat them to everything they need to ensure a happy and healthy holiday season for their new pet? You’ll make their day and make their pet’s life simpler at the same time. Now that’s a gift that keeps on giving!