The Best Christmas Presents for Dogs (Review) in 2021

Last Updated April 15, 2020

Dogs are more than just pets – they’re part of the family. As such, they deserve their very own Christmas presents! From delicious treats and fun toys, to comfy pet beds and dapper pet bows, the market is thankfully packed with fantastic holiday-themed pet gifts your pooch is bound to love. But what gift is the right one for your pup? To help you choose, we’ve not only rounded up some of the best Christmas presents for dogs, but we’ve also put together a helpful buying guide. Read on for inspiration and a fun shopping experience!

The Best Christmas Presents for Dogs


Goody Box Holiday Toys

Every dog deserves a box of cute and delicious toys this holiday season. It’s the perfect holiday gift for people who don’t own a pet whose dog Christmas gift ideas aren’t quite up to scratch – this set of stocking stuffers are hand-picked by experts who know what makes dogs happy.

Including a holiday-themed bandana, a blanket soft to the touch, an adorable reindeer toy, and plenty of tasty treats to devour, no item will go to waste in Chewy’s holiday box.

Five hand-picked products save you time and money when Christmas shopping

Treats contain no grain, corn, wheat, or soy

Gift box even includes a list of exciting holiday traditions for you and your best friend to enjoy

  • Brand: Goody Box
  • Model: 217841


Although Christmas dinner is evidently the best part of the day, the sense of anticipation and excitement in the air when dressing up for the day is hard to beat. Now, even your dog can feel dapper wearing Blueberry Pet’s Dog Collar. Boasting a gold metal-D-ring, the collar is the classic Christmas combination of red, green, and white.

If your pooch thrives in the spotlight, why not attach the adorable green and red bow tie to the collar too? We bet that in the annual family photo, your dog will feel more confident than ever before.

Collar made with durable polyester

Golden-coated metal D-ring is both sturdy and classy

Available in Small, Medium, and Large

  • Brand: Blueberry Pet
  • Model: 147183


On Christmas day as you tuck into the feast before you, it’s impossible not to feel guilty as your drooling dog gazes up at you with pleading eyes. With Merrick’s grain-free Christmas Day Dinner, however, your dog can enjoy their own delicious but nutritious feast alongside the rest of the family. This kibble features deboned chicken as its main ingredient, complimented by many other delicious flavors such as duck, sweet potatoes, and even peas to make the kibble even more traditional.

All-natural recipe contains no grains of any kind

Made locally in Merrick’s Texas farm with the best ingredients available

Complete with the essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients your canine craves

  • Brand: Merrick
  • Model: 70393
  • Weight: 9.52


Want to show your dog you adore them this Christmas? Benebone’s multipack of four chews will distract your dog while giving you the chance to clean up the opened chocolate before they get their hands on it. You’ll love the complexity of their designs, and your pup will go nuts for the real bacon and real maple wood infusions running throughout the flavor.

Four medium-sized Benebone toys are ideal for maintaining optimal dental health

Infused with real bacon and maple wood to achieve superior flavor

Uniquely shaped bones are 100% made in the USA

  • Brand: Benebone
  • Model: 234528
  • Weight: 2.2 pounds


Boasting raised edges and a spacious design, it’s no surprise that Frisco’s Christmas Tree dog bed has been dubbed as this buying guide’s premium pick. Your dog will rest easy this Christmas on their plush new dog bed filled with polyfill. And when awake, they’ll even enjoy the sof bed’s various perks, including the bone-shaped squeak toy that also functions as a plush pillow.

Spacious bed boasts raised edges so your pup can comfortably rest their head 

Bone-shaped squeak toy disguised as a pillow 

Christmas tree pattern allows your dog to join in the festive fun 

  • Brand: Frisco
  • Model: 231748


Recommended for small and medium dog breeds, Design Import’s Santa Pet Food Bowl will match your Christmas decor like a charm. Your pup may not understand how iconic Santa’s black belt and gold buckle combination is but, as the years progress, they’ll learn to associate this beautiful ceramic food bowl with the incredible Christmas meals that go in it. Whether it’s a new water or food bowl that your dog needs, they’ll be delighted to be include in the festivities.

Santa-themed bowl crafted from ceramic with a shiny finish 

Can be used as a food or water bowl 

Suitable for Small and Medium breeds 

  • Brand: Design Imports
  • Model: 163263
  • Weight: 3 pounds


Hand-crafted in the USA specially for Thanksgiving, Country Brook’s traditional Thanksgiving deluxe collar boasts the perfect traditional Thanksgiving pattern to make the holiday that bit more special for dog-lovers and dogs alike. Not only will your dog look the part for Thanksgiving celebrations, they’ll be comfortable too in their deluxe polyester collar with its contoured side-release buckles to ensure your dog’s comfort. If the collar needs further adjustment, the wide-mouthed tri-glide buckles make adapting your pup’s collar a whine-free experience.

Flexible polyester dog collar contains ribbed webbing for comfort 

Heavy-welded D-ring keeps leash securely attached, despite pulling 

Available in four sizes 

  • Brand: Country Brook Design
  • Model: 165791


Wobble this dog toy by accident on the way to the loo in the dead of night and you’ll probably get the fright of your life when a giggle comes from the floor. During the day, however, it will be hard to tear your dog away from their Wobble Wag dog toy. This product can be used for indoor and outdoor play and has six clutch pockets so you can delicately pick up the ball for a game of fetch to emerge slather-free!

Six easy-grip clutch pockets allow you to easily pick up the ball for fetch 

Giggle sounds emit every time your pet rolls or shakes their ball 

Especially perfect for medium and large dogs 

  • Brand: Wobble Wag Giggle
  • Model: 234611
  • Weight: 14.08 ounces


Stereotypical Christmas gifts for pets are packed full of calories, much like the food we humans tend to munch around the cozy winter months. This year, your pet has the chance to enjoy delicious dog treats without the fat tax with Zuke’s turkey and cranberry treats.

Your best friend will be bowled over by the wall of taste that comes their way as soon as they bite into one of these tree-shaped delights. Including superfoods like cranberries, sweet potatoes, and cherries, your dog will feel fantastic from the abundance of essential vitamins and minerals and keep trim, as these tree-shaped christmas gifts for dogs are only three calories each.

Festive treats contain no corn, wheat, soy, and other fillers 

Delicious turkey flavor will make your dog go wild 

Superfoods like sweet potatoes and cranberries contribute towards low crude fat percentage

  • Brand: Zuke’s
  • Model: 140145
  • Weight: 5 ounces


Can’t choose between Santa, Rudolph, or, Buddy as your favorite festive character? Frisco’s Holiday Helpers set allows you to obtain all three as dog Christmas gifts this year. As smaller pets are often forgotten about by pet brands, Frisco have gone out of their way to ensure these dog Christmas presents are the perfect size for extra-small and small dog breeds only.

Set of three festive plush toys each contain a squeaker  

Can be played with individually or together  

Plush, soft fabric is gentle when up against your dog’s face 

  • Brand: Frisco
  • Model: 164633
  • Weight: 3.2 ounces


If watching “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is a yearly tradition in your home, why not make its antagonist Oogie Boogie seem a little less spooky for the kids by buying this plush dog toy? This way, Oogie Boogie won’t appear to be as terrifying when he’s being used for a game of fetch.

Made of sturdy polyester, this Oogie Boogie pet gift will hold up against the jaws of small, medium, and large dogs alike. Both your pets and kids will love him!

Suitable for dogs of all life stages 

Designed to resemble everyone’s favorite “Nightmare Before Christmas” character! 

Made of durable polyester for durability 

  • Brand: Hyper Pet
  • Model: 159954
  • Weight: 3.36 ounces


If Rudolph’s Christmas schedule is a little too busy for him to drop by this Christmas, why not get the next best reindeer on Santa’s sleigh picket line – your very own canine companion! Available in three distinctive sizes, dogs of all shapes and sizes can join in the festive fun. For just over ten dollars, you’ll receive a set of plush antlers complete with a matching plaid collar, both including jingly bells! 

Although these holiday antlers should only be worn by your dog for a short period of time, their adjustable elastic chin strap means that they can be taken on in only a few seconds when your dog has had enough. Just imagine your children’s delight when their beloved pup transforms into a reindeer and you’ll be adding them to your basket immediately! 

Available from Extra-Small to Extra-Extra Large 

Collar can be worn on top of dog’s ordinary collar 

Adjustable elastic chin strap guarantees comfortable fit 

  • Brand: Frisco
  • Model: 160658


A dog toy solely geared towards Hanukkah is rare to find, and one that’s actually durable is even rarer! Multipet’s Dreidel plush toy will go down a treat this Hanukkah, boasting a cylindrical shape that allows the toy to travel far in games of fetch.  

Although the “Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel” music is a little creepy, dogs seem to love it – we even have reports of some dogs singing along to the music! And when they’re done piercing your eardrums with this Hanukkah-themed music, your dog can take a comfortable nap on the toy’s plush surface. 

Plush dog toy made from polyester to ensure durability 

Fetch made easy due to toy’s cylindrical shape 

Rare Hanukkah dog toy gift 

  • Brand: Multipet
  • Model: 68173


Complete with a delightfully soft cushion for them to rest on, Frisco’s Christmas Tree Cave bed will be an older canine’s sanctuary for when the family madness gets to be a little too much around the holidays. You’ll love checking on your pooch to see them snuggled up inside their Christmas tree, and your pet will feel special from all the attention. 

Even better, when the hosting responsibility falls on another family member, your dog’s Christmas tree cave bed can easily fold up to be taken with you. For extra small dog breeds only, this machine washable bed is undoubtedly the perfect holiday resting place. 

Felt lining on inside of cave bed will keep your canine comfortable 

Cushion is removable for machine washing on a delicate cycle if anything spills  

Foldable design allows tree bed to come along to other gatherings 

  • Brand: Frisco
  • Model: 165341
  • Weight: 14.4 ounces


Want to let other dog walkers know that you’re in the Christmas spirit around the holiday season as soon as your pup runs up to them? Pawmigo’s mesh clip dog harness allows your dog to join in the dress-up fun, too.  

Boasting a four-point lock system and adjustable straps at the neck and waist, your furry friend will be comfortable as well as festive. And once you get back inside into the warmth, if your pup’s mucked up their harness it can be put straight into a cold wash so it’s ready for your next festive outing. 

Adjustable straps at the neck and waist ensure dog harness is comfortable to wear 

Metal D-ring provides place for lead attachment  

Machine washable in cold water  

  • Brand: Pawmigo
  • Model: 232247


This Friends-themed turkey head dog toy is the perfect gift to entertain your “lobster” – aka, your beloved canine companion – this Thanksgiving. The twelve-inch jumbo size toy will keep your dog entertained when you’re cooking up a feast with its noise squeaker and soft and cuddly cotton construction.  

Your dog won’t be the only one who’s entertained by this themed turkey – your family will also be amused and enamoured by this plush toy. And unlike Monica and Joey who entertained the world by wearing it on their heads, your pup will probably end up using it as a headrest to kip while the rest of you continue your celebrations. A much more sensible approach, don’t you think? 

Soft plush turkey toy suitable for larger dog who enjoy a good chew 

Squeaker will keep your dog amused when you’re busy cooking up a feast 

A fitting canine tribute to Thanksgiving with friends 

  • Brand: Fetch for Pets
  • Model: 234314
  • Weight: 5.92 ounces


Do you have a troublesome canine duo who are always wreaking havoc? Well, now you can let your guests know what dog is most likely to blame for treat-nabbing tactics with Frisco’s Naughty and Nice dog bandanas. A glaring tribute to the late Haven Gillespie’s “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” lyrics, these bandanas can be worn loosely around your pets’ necks around the holiday season.  

However, what if your usually naughty canine behaves perfectly on Christmas morning? The flip sequins can then allow you to switch design from “Naughty” to “Nice” in a matter of seconds. Available in two sizes, this themed present will certainly give you a chuckle this Christmas. 

Bandana can be worn loosely around your pet’s neck 

Two sizes mean both medium and large breeds can partake in the festive fun  

Clothing item is machine washable in cold water 

  • Brand: Frisco
  • Model: 163989


At first, KONG’s Holiday AirDog donut dog toy may appear to resemble every flimsy dog toy you’ve ever laid your eyes upon. However, its non-abrasive rubber construction allows it to be hardcore when up against your dog’s strong jaws. Its traditional bright red and green Christmas colors mean it won’t get lost amongst piles of wrapping paper easily. 

You also won’t have to worry about playing a vigorous game of fetch or tug of war with your pup due to the non-abrasive material being gentle on their teeth than the average tennis ball. Besides, all your dog will be interested in as soon as they lay their paws on their donut is finding its hidden squeaker so they can interrupt your Christmas music and films with incessant speaking. Oh well; it wouldn’t really be Christmas without them.  

Your dog will go wild trying to find the Donut’s hidden squeaker  

Chew consistency mimics that of a tennis ball 

Candy-cane colored dog toy won’t get lost in the pile of presents 

  • Brand: KONG
  • Model: 231121
  • Weight: 5.92 ounces

Best Dog Christmas Presents Buying Guide & FAQ

By now you should already have your Christmas gift list. And if you are mulling the idea of giving something to your pooch, then you’ve come to the right place. We already gave you 10 of the best rated canine products to give as Christmas gifts for dogs. And if there is none that aroused your interest, then read on as we will help you explore the many gift options for your pooch.

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Dog laying under christmas tree with presents

What Should You Get Your Dog for Christmas?

Playing the role of Santa Claus to your pet pooch this Christmas is a very noble deed. Not everyone goes out of their way to look for interesting, fashionable, and very useful presents that will show their pets just how much they treasure the company they have given their family through the years. You can never really question the loyalty and companionship that your dog brings. It doesn’t question your motives and will never complain even though it is on the receiving end of a bitter punishment. When it is sick, it won’t beg you to bring it to the veterinary clinic. Instead, it will attempt to weather the storm on its own. They love you with all their heart. It’s time to show them just how much you appreciate them and their love for you and your family.

Here are some of the things that you can get your dog this Christmas. Understand that these are general categories of stuffs that you can get for your pooch. Some of these you may already be giving all year round. You can thus, give them something that will truly up the ante.

  • Doggie toys 

Just like kids on Christmas Day, dogs, too will love doggie toys. And there is quite an ocean to choose from. However, it is imperative that you choose only those that can provide your dog not only fun and excitement but also intellectual and mental stimulation. Just as kids can benefit from puzzle toys, so do dogs as their natural tendency to hunt can be harnessed and be put to the test. Sharpening their mental skills and intelligence can help in ensuring more successful and more effective canine obedience training.

It is equally important to choose doggie playthings that are safe and free from components that might endanger their wellbeing. Steer clear of toys and playthings that are infused with harmful chemicals and other toxic substances that can undermine your dog’s health. You also need to steer clear of doggie toys that come with small parts that can be easily detached and risk choking your dog. You may be ensuring fun times but if your dog swallows these components, you’d end up looking at a medical emergency.

  • Canine comfort accessories 

Who doesn’t want to live in comfort, free from pain? Even dogs would love to lead their lives in absolute bliss, if only that were possible. While no one can actually provide a heavenly abode to their pets, you can always make life more comfortable for them. This Christmas why don’t you think of items that can make them feel more comfy?

You can give them a plush cooling bed if you happen to live in warmer climates or something with a warming mechanism if you’re located in a cold environment. Understand that pooches don’t have a very efficient system of regulating their body temperatures, often relying on their panting behavior to release excess heat from their body. So, if you can provide your pooch with a bedding or a blanket that allows it to regulate its body temperature a lot more efficiently, then your canine friend will forever be thankful. Since we’re already talking about comfort beddings, you might as well throw in a comfy pillow.

Also included in this category are smart dog camera devices that allow you to ‘talk’ to your pooch while you are away. This way, you can soothe it and reassure it that everything will be all right. This also helps address separation anxiety in dogs.

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  • Dog chews and dental chews 

If you haven’t given your pet dental chews or doggie chews yet, now’s the perfect time to give in to their chewing behavior. Dogs love to chew. It is in their genes and you really cannot take this away from them. The only thing you can do is to help them redirect their chewing behavior from being destructive to something more acceptable. This is where dog chews come in. You’ve got a lot of options when it comes to dog chews. There are rope toys, rawhides, bully sticks, and other toys that are designed specifically to help dogs act out their chewing instincts. There are even dog chews that serve as treat dispensers so they get to enjoy the treat while chewing on these toys.

You can also give your pet a dental chew which is technically the same as a dog chew except that the former is specifically designed to remove food particles and debris from the gum line and teeth surfaces as well as help remove plaque and prevent tartar buildup. These chews typically have ridges or nubs that serve like the bristles of your toothbrush, making sure your pooch is able to clean its teeth properly. It’s also a win-win situation since your dog is also satisfying its inherent need to chew.

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  • Feeding and drinking accessories 

Nutrition and hydration is an important aspect of pet care. Without food and water, life simply cannot continue. That is why some of the best gifts you could ever give to your pooch this Christmas holiday season are those that relate to feeding and drinking.

Let’s start with drinking accessories first. You can provide your canine friend with fully automated water dispensers or pet drinking fountains to give them fresh, clean drinking water all the time. The continuous flow of water helps prevent water stagnation which can facilitate the growth of bacteria and other disease-causing microorganisms. Many of these gadgets also come with a variety of filtration systems to help keep the water clean.

Then there are feeding stations or kibble dispensers. These come fully automated that they dispense dry kibbles in predetermined amounts within a given time frame. Of course, you can always give them more ordinary food bowls. Just make sure to get either a ceramic or stainless steel as these are generally more hygienic than plastic. Moreover, they are more resistant to chewing.

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  • Training accessories 

Dogs love spending time with their masters. If there is anything else they love more, then that would be pleasing their human masters. That is why they are very easy to train compared to other pets or animals. The fact that dogs are very social and love nothing more than to please us, they are more than ready to learn a new trick or two just so they will feel valued and appreciated.

That being said, you may want to invest in training accessories such as training clickers, training collars, dog leashes, and body harnesses among others. Doggie treats can also be classified as a training tool since these strengthen positive reinforcement techniques.

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man giving present to his dog

What are Good Toys for Puppies?

There are plenty of Christmas gift ideas for dogs. But what if you have a puppy? We all know that puppies are like children. And like children, puppies learn a lot about their world through play. That is why toys play a very important role in puppy development. This is of course in conjunction with good nutrition and plenty of loving care from our part. But really, what are good toys for puppies? Here’s a look at some of them.

  • Interactive toys 

Known as canine puzzle toysinteractive dog toys help develop the intelligence particularly the problem solving skills of puppies. Unfortunately, majority of this kind of playthings are designed for adult dogs. As such, it is important for you to make sure that the interactive toy you’re getting is designed specifically for puppies.

An interactive toy is heavily predicated on stimulating the hunter instincts in dogs. It is believed that dogs are natural hunters and that they carry in their genes this natural behavior to be curious and nosy about things that may be considered as ‘prey’. You should understand that there are no humans to give dogs food in the wild. As such they have to fend for themselves by hunting or searching for food. Today, dogs rely on their human masters for their sustenance. This doesn’t mean that the hunter’s drive has already gone extinct.

Interactive toys stimulate these instincts to help enhance the problem solving abilities of dogs. If started early as pups, they will be a lot easier to train. As we all know, a well-trained puppy will grow up to become a highly prized model dog.

  • Teething toys 

Some people actually think that it is absolutely ridiculous to provide puppies with teethers because these are essentially reserved for human babies. But the point is that puppies, too, undergo teething process which is also characterized by sore and inflamed gums as the permanent tooth is slowly replacing the deciduous one. It is for this reason that teething toys are important. Not only are these critical in helping reduce the symptoms associated with teething, but it also helps provide a non-destructive outlet for the pup’s chewing behavior. However, it is critical to choose teething products that are made of only the safest materials.

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  • Plush toys 

If you’re a fan of plush stuffed toys, chances are your pet puppy has been eyeing this for weeks. True enough, in the eyes of a very young dog, plush toys instantly trigger their innate hunter instincts. Plush stuffed playthings, especially those that resemble prey like mouse, squirrel, hedgehog, and even raccoon, do look like the ones dogs hunt in the wild. They feel almost the same, too. And if so happens that these playthings also make a squeaking noise, then all the more that your pup’s predatory instincts will go into overdrive. Feeding their innate hunter instincts can help puppies with their training as many of the training techniques are based on the inherent nature of pooches to hunt.

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  • Tug toys 

In case you haven’t noticed, puppies love to bite and pull on things. They’ll latch their tiny teeth onto almost anything and then pull it with all their might. This is where tug toys can come in. you will have to be quite choosy as to the kind of tug plaything you’re going to buy. Just make sure that it is not too large for their small mouths to fit. It should also be made of safe materials without the possibility of chemicals leaching. Remember, your pup will be using its tiny mouth to tug on this gadget so you’d better make sure that it’s tough and it’s safe.

  • Fetch toys 

These types of puppy playthings are excellent for improving their physical development while also honing their skills in obedience training. Very young pups may not be able to play with fetch toys in a manner that we like and as such these playthings are best reserved for pups that have already begun their obedience training as it requires understanding of the ‘come’ command. Nevertheless, balls, sticks, Frisbees, and other similar toys can really make for an entertaining and fun afternoon for any breed of pup.

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Christmas Stocking Treats Ideas

If you’re thinking of having a Christmas stocking dedicated solely for your pet, then you have to think of objects that you can place into this cloth container. These must be small enough to fit inside the stocking yet big enough to be appreciated by your pooch. Here are a few ideas for Christmas stocking treats.

  • Home-baked cookies 

Why buy when you can show your pooch just how much you love it by baking your own take of a dog-healthy cookies and biscuits? Just make sure that you use only ingredients that are considered to be safe for dogs. Also, make sure not to use any form of trans-fats as these are generally not good for your pooch.

  • Commercially available pet-safe cookies 

If you’re not really good at determining what a dog-safe ingredient looks like, then you’re better off with commercially available cookies. Check the manufacturer’s reputation for any history of product recalls, though.

  • Rawhide variations 

Rawhide is a very versatile doggie chew that you can use as part of a Christmas stocking treat for your pet. You can make peanut butter lollipops with rawhide as their sticks or you can buy some of those candy cane-shaped and colored rawhides. You can also get a premium quality rawhide and dress it up in an adorable design before putting it in the stocking.

  • Bully sticks 

These dog chews made from bull penis make for a great doggie treat. They may be expensive, though; however, they are valued for their lack of chemical additives and preservatives. They last longer than other types of dog chews too.

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  • Himalayan dog chews 

Made of cow’s or yak’s milk that has been turned into a really hard cheese, Himalayan dog chews are perfect treats because they taste really good, easily digestible, free from preservatives, and are really long-lasting.

Take this Christmas holiday season to show your appreciation to your pet dog by giving it some of the most unique and most useful Christmas presents you could ever give. From gifts for adult dogs to toys for puppies and even stuffers for your Christmas stocking, there are plenty of options for you. The point is to always get a gift that is safe for your pet and is appropriate for its age and health status. With these 10 best Christmas presents for dogs, you’re this much closer to finding the best gift for your pooch.

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Our Top Pick

Out of all the fantastic Christmas presents for dogs exhibited in our holiday gift guide, it’s Chewy’s Goody box that stands out as our favorite pet gift. Containing all the top holiday gifts for dogs such as a holiday-themed bandana, a warm and comfortable blanket, a cute toy, and a generous amount of treats, it’s got everything to delight your pup this Christmas.


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