Pawfect Christmas Gifts for the Dog Owner that has Everything


What do you buy for the dog owner that has everything? Here at Rover Recommended we've done some of the hard work for you and come up with pawfect Chrsitmas gift ideas for dog owners. From quirky stocking fillers to personalised presents, we've got something for everyone.

Gifts for under £5:


These beautifully crafted charms will attach easily to a dog collar, lead, key ring or handbag. They are only £4.99 from www.finissimo.eu so make perfect stocking fillers.
These stylish canvas bags from www.4feet1tail.co.uk are produced from original artwork by renowned artist Mike Sibley. There are a range of different dog breeds to choose from and the smaller bags are currently £4.46. The cute little Chihuahua Bag is shown below.

Something for Home:


Some people prefer a practical present or something for their home. How about a cute dog door mat (£17.49) or tea towel (£9.95) from www.animalgiftideas.com?
Alternatively this white dog print cushion from House & Home by Lisa Stickley is available from www.debenhams.com. It is red with white polka dots on one side and has a cute and quirky dog design on the other. It's currently on sale at £9.60 (was £12).

Something traditional:


I liked the doggy design on the front of this diary from www.amazon.co.uk. It's currently £8.44 and would make a really nice gift for someone that still uses an old fashioned paper diary.
James Herriot's Dog Stories CD read by Christopher Timothy is a classic that is guaranteed to make you laugh and cry in equal measure. It's available from www.amazon.co.uk for £14.96

Something To Wear:


Not everyone wants to wear T-shirts with huge pictures of dogs emblazoned across the front. There are socks with every breed of dog on them under the sun at www.animalgiftideas.com but I rather liked these socks with Border Collies and sheep on them for £6.79

Something To Nibble:

All butter shortbread from www.boots.com in a Christmassy dog biscuit tin will be hard to resist. It's only £5.50

Something Different:


For those that enjoy watching sheepdog trials (remember One Man and His Dog?), you can give them a £50 gift voucher for one-to-one tuition with experienced working sheepdogs at an idyllic farm in the Lake District. www.lakedistrictsheepdogexperience.co.uk
How about a subscription to a doggy magazine? There's a subscription offer on Your Dog magazine at the moment of £25 for 12 issues (www.yourdog.co.uk).

Give them a day out to remember. Crufts 2012 takes place from 8-11 March 2012 at the NEC, Birmingham. Advance tickets (£14 for adults) are available from www.crufts.org.uk.
Something Designer:

If you want to treat them to a designer gift, Radley purses with their famous Scottie dog logo are available from www.radley.co.uk.

Something Special:


Why not immortalise their favourite photo of their doggy friend on a mousemat or mug? There are lots of companies that offer this service. For example, www.4feet1tail.co.uk specialise in doggy photo mousemats or mugs for £7.16

www.mypetphotogifts.co.uk sell gift packs of stationery with their favourite dog photo on the front. The packs start at £7.50 and include stickers and a notepad.
The ultimate personalised gift is a pet portrait. There are many talented artists able to capture both the looks and personality of a dog. Liz Strachen at www.lizstrachan.co.uk is one of our favourites.


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Louise Dolan


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