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Best Holiday Gifts For Dogs And Dog Moms 2020

Try these fantastic, must-have gift ideas for the dogs – and the dog lovers – in your life. From beautiful presents for gorgeous dog moms, to gorgeous gifts for beautiful dogs, we’ve got something for everyone. Happy Holidays!

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BEST GIFT FOR YOUR DOG’S HEALTH THIS CHRISTMAS

Oral health problems are one of the main reasons for a visit to the vet. Improve your dog’s teeth with this simple toy. Honestly, when I got it for my dogs, I never imagined they’d love it so much, but they just can’t put it down.

TOOTHBRUSH CHEW TOY

  • Cleans your dog’s teeth while he plays
  • Has ‘reservoir’ for dog toothpaste, pate or cream cheese
  • Has ‘feet’ so your dog can hold it between his paws

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BEST DOG TECH GIFTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Do you worry about keeping your dog safe? I know I do. Taking action to put in place certain systems helps me relax, knowing I’ve protected my dogs as much as I can. There are so many fantastic gadgets we can get now to make sure that our pups are as safe as possible.

BEST GPS FOR DOGS

Have you ever been unlucky enough to have your beloved pooch run off? Those terrifying moments looking for him, wondering where he is, if he will run into a road… GPS trackers are the perfect solution to knowing exactly where your dog is. They are small and light, fitting neatly onto a collar. The Tractive GPS Dog Tracker is the best-selling option, with good reason.

TRACTIVE GPS FOR DOGS

  • Great value for money
  • Geo fence (alerts you if your dog leaves a pre-defined area)
  • Small monthly subscription
  • Battery life 2-5 days
  • Rechargeable

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This next one isn’t hi-tech by any means, but it is a fantastic tool for helping to keep your dog safe. I’ve bought loads of light-up collars in the past, but they’re really not worth it unless you get a rechargeable one, like this one.

LED COLLAR FOR DOGS

  • Flashing or steady light
  • Lifetime guarantee!!
  • Adjustable
  • USB Rechargeable, cable included

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SMART SMOKE DETECTOR ALARM

After an accidental house fire at home, I immediately bought a smart smoke detector alarm. Someone was at home when the fire happened, so it was quickly put it out, but if no one had been home… it doesn’t bear thinking about. A smart smoke detector connects to the wifi and in the event of fire, it will send you an instant alert to your phone.

GOOGLE NEST PROTECT

  • Alerts you to smoke and carbon monoxide
  • Voice alarm in the presence of smoke or CO
  • Sends phone alerts
  • Low battery alert – no annoying beeps
  • Easy to install

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FURBO DOG CAMERA

This has to be the best gift for a dog AND for a dog parent – you get piece of mind, knowing what your little beastie is up to when he’s home alone, and he gets treats for his good behaviour.

FURBO CAMERA AND TREAT DISPENSER

  • Livestream video and night vision lets you check on your pet on your phone, day or night
  • Easy set up
  • 2 way audio
  • Barking alert
  • Toss treats via the app

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BEST TOYS AND GAMES FOR DOGS THIS CHRISTMAS

These toys might not be as technologically advanced as the Furbo camera / treat dispenser, but your dogs will love them just as much. Keep your dog mentally stimulated with any of these fantastic dog toys.

SNUFFLE MAT

  • Encourages dogs to sniff, which is good for their health
  • Folds up so you can take it with you when visiting other people
  • Suitable for hiding lots of kinds of treats

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TORNADO PUZZLE

  • Encourages dogs to sniff, which is good for their health
  • Stimulating, interactive game
  • Suitable for hiding lots of kinds of treats
  • Easy to clean
  • Mentally stimulating

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KONG TOY

  • Durable, natural rubber
  • Satisfies dogs’ instinctual needs
  • Unpredictable bounce action makes play more interesting
  • Easy to clean
  • Great for stuffing with food
  • Can be stuffed frozen

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BEST DOG TREATS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

These days, I like anything that I give my dog to be functional as well as fun. These dog treats are not only natural and nutritious, they also encourage better oral health.

DEHYDRATED RABBIT EARS

  • 100% natural – no chemicals
  • Great source of fibre
  • Nutritious
  • Helps clean teeth
  • Helps reduce internal parasites by cleaning out digestive tract

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DEHYDRATED FISH

  • 100% natural – no chemicals
  • Crunchy texture helps descale teeth and keep them clean
  • Nutritious

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DEER ANTLERS

  • 100% natural – no chemicals
  • Helps strengthen and clean teeth
  • Nutritious

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THE BEST AFFORDABLE DOG GIFT

If I had less than $10 to spend on a dog gift, I would, without a doubt, buy one of these. My two dogs get food on their lickimats every day. You can also prepare then freeze them so they entertain your dog for even longer. If you’re not sure what to do with a lickimat, check out our lickimat toppings ideas.

LICKIMAT

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BEST GIFTS FOR DOG MOMS

DOG TREAT BAG / POUCH

  • Compact design but with space for keys / phone / cash/ hankies, poop bags AND dog treats!
  • Includes strong belt clip
  • 3 compartments – one for poop bag dispenser

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UMBRELLA WITH DOG PRINT

  • Transparent dome
  • Auto open
  • Wind resistent

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DOG BOOKEND

  • Perfect for dog mom book lovers!
  • Antique bronze patina finish
  • Felt base to protect furniture
  • Beautiful way to organise books

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DEHYDRATORS

Are you the kind of dog mom who likes to make treats for her dog? If so, an essential piece of kit is a dehydrator. I use mine for most of my dog treat recipes – it makes the treats last much longer and it’s much more effective than using the oven, not to mention more economic.

ENTRY-LEVEL DEHYDRATOR

  • Small unit – can be stored away easily after use
  • Trays are easy to clean
  • Variable temperature

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AIR-FRYER DEHYDRATOR

  • Can cook lots of different things, not just dog treats
  • Healthier cooking option
  • Programmable
  • Air fry, roast and dehydrate
  • Easy to clean

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BEST GIFT FOR DOG MOMS WHO DON’T WANT A GIFT

Whaaat? Yep, some of us dog moms would rather give than receive. If this sounds like the special dog mom in your life, how about ‘gifting’ money to one of the many hardworking animal rescues on her behalf? Here are a couple of options:

In the USA, Best Friends Animal Society rescues dogs and cats and runs the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals

In the UK, Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity, rehoming and rescuing dogs, as well as offering training and free resources to dog parents.

BEST GIFTS FOR HOMES WITH DOGS

I have dobermanns – a short-haired breed – and I still have to vacuum and wash everything constantly. Goodness only knows what it would be like to have a longer-haired dog.

Whatever dog you have, a powerful vacuum cleaner is essential. I did a poll earlier this year of over a hundred pet parents and this vacuum cleaner was a clear winner:

SHARK LIFT AWAY VACUUM CLEANER

  • Really powerful suction
  • Great for reaching difficult places
  • Easy to empty
  • Easy to keep rollers clear of hair

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Once you’ve got the place clean, the other thing to consider is the ‘aroma’ Even the cleanest dogs can leave a doggy smell in a house occasionally. These nebulising diffusers are an excellent addition to any house – dog or not. They’re far more efficient as dispersing essential oils in the home environment than normal oil burners. Just be sure to only burn dog-safe essential oils.

MODERN, COMPACT NEBULISER DIFFUSER

  • Timer setting
  • Compact, sleek design
  • Programmable
  • Easy to use
  • Includes bottle

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CERAMIC NEBULISER DIFFUSER

  • Timer setting
  • Ambient LED light
  • Different functions
  • Easy to use
  • Includes 2 glass reservoirs

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6 thoughts on “Best Holiday Gifts For Dogs And Dog Moms 2020”

  1. One of everything, please!

    Seriously, I see a lot of my favorite items on this list. I heartily second the recommendation for the Shark vaccuum. Best investment I ever made, especially with one dog and two long haired cats in the house.

    1. The Shark is a great bit of kit isn’t it? Super suction and really versatile for using in different parts of the house, like vacuuming the stairs and those high-up corners with cobwebs in them…

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  3. OK, I think I need most of these things – I hope Santa is paying attention.. I’m definitely putting some of these on my Christmas list!

    1. Haha – I think that’s how my dogs felt when they saw me add the Furbo to the list. We don’t have one and I think it’s now on their Santa list 🙂

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