Top 10 Holiday Gift Guide For Dogs 2014

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic

I’m the first to admit that I tend to go a little overboard when it comes to buying Oscar gifts for the holiday season. I can’t help myself – there’s so many Paw-some trinkets, toys and treats, how can I limit my list to a few presents? However, for the sake of all the festive pet parents out there who are looking for gift ideas, I’ve curbed my list to a reasonable amount (well, according to me). I’m pleased to present my 2014 edition of “Top 10 Holiday Gift Guide for Dogs.” Happy shopping! (Photo credit: Jay Ondreicka/

Canada Pooch Cityscape Coat and Wellies: It gets cold and wet up here – and stays that way until at least the beginning of April. Oscar’s low to the ground, and he hates being cold and wet. That’s why I’ve put Canada Pooch Cityscape Coat and Wellies on his Christmas Wish List. The Cityscape Coat ($57.99) sports a quilted exterior and Sherpa lining to keep your dog warm. It’s easy to get on and off, thanks to snap closure, and there’s a slit for leash or harness connection. And who doesn’t love Wellies ($19.99)? These waterproof boots are flexible and comfortable, and offer snow and salt protection. I guess there’s no excuse to skip those cold winter walks now! ( Canada Pooch)

Danes and Divas Pink Mints Bow Tie: If you want to guarantee that you’ll get kissed under the mistletoe, dapper dogs will want to sport the Danes and Divas Pink Mints Bow Tie. Available for both large and small breeds (3″, 4″ and 5″ widths), this bow tie is made with 100% cotton fabric and a light interfacing, which helps keep them look crisp and hold their shape. The bow tie is removable, and features two double-sided Velcro straps on either side of the bow that wrap around your dog’s collar. You can also buy the matching Pink Mints Collar to match (sold separately). The Pink Mints Bow Tie is $15, while the matching collar is $22. ( Danes and Divas)

Fruitables Vanilla Snowflake Treats: Stuff your dog’s stocking with limited edition Fruitables Snowflake Treats ($4.99). Made from real snow, each package comes with 300 perfectly unique snowflakes that are sustainably harvested from the mountains in Crested Butte, Colorado. But these special nom noms don’t stop there – pooches will love the taste of pumpkin granola and yogurt combo, while you’ll love the fact that they’re only nine calories per treat! ( Fruitables)

Moody Pet Humunga Chomp: My, what big teeth you have! All the better to play with you, my human! The Moody Pet Humunga Chomp ($12) is fun for dogs and humans alike. Dogs will want to chomp down on this gummy-pink, hollow rubber ball. Humans will want to take hundreds of photos of their dogs with comically huge, pearly-white “people” teeth. It’s a win-win situation. ( Moody Pet)

Petcube: This is a present for the both of you, when you think about it. The Petcube camera ($199) lets you stay connected with your pets when you can’t be there. Boasting an interactive pet monitor, the Petcube allows you to watch, talk and play with your pet from your smartphone (there’s a free mobile app for iOS and Android devices you can download). It’s the perfect gift for the techy dogs or clingy humans on your list. ( Petcube)

Petego Pet at Work: Now that more offices are becoming pet friendly, you need a portable and trendy way to get him to work. Why not bring him into the office in style with Petego’s Pet at Work ($178)? Your dog gets a cushy ride in the backpack (which also has room for a laptop). Once you get to your cubicle, the Pet at Work turns into a Pet Dome – a soft crate equipped with a comfort mat. While you work like a dog, he’ll be living the sweet life as your CFO (that’s Chief Furry Officer). ( Petego)

Love Thy Beast Brooklyn Burrow Bed: You won’t see your dog for the rest of the winter once you get him the Love Thy Beast Brooklyn Burrow Bed ($200-225). He’ll be as snug as a Pug in a rug in this bed that caters to his burrowing nature. Made with a poly/cotton blend, the top of this bed features an organic cotton Sherpa cover that’s irresistibly comfortable. The cover is machine washable and comes off the insert for easy cleaning. ( Love Thy Beast)

Petrageous Snowmen and Gingerbread PJs: Visions of sugarplums will be dancing in your dog’s head when he’s wearing Petrageous Snowmen and Gingerbread PJs ($23.50). Available in sizes x-small to large, these festive jammies are as comfortable as they are adorable (that’s pretty adorable!). Made from super soft cotton, the holiday Petrageous PJs keep your pup warm and keep dander off your bed. The snowman pajamas are blue with blue trim, while the gingerbread men design is white with read trim. ( Baxterboo)

PetChatz: Your dog won’t be able to get into trouble when you’re watching him with the PetChatz ($349). This communication system lets you see, hear, greet and treat your dog anyplace and anytime. A sleek and compact unit that will mount on a wall or kennel, PetChatz will let you speak and see your dog while you’re away from your home using a smartphone, computer or tablet. You can give your dog a treat, release a soothing scent, give him a pep talk or make a funny face. ( PetChatz)

P.L.A.Y. Holiday Collection: As you can see, Oscar Claws got into his presents a little early. Not to worry – he’s not on my naughty list… yet. But really, can you blame him from unwrapping P.L.A.Y.’s Santa’s Little Squeakers and Hanukkah Toys? The Hanukkah set ($15.90) comes with three super soft plushies that feature the holiday’s most iconic symbols. For on and off the Christmas tree, Santa’s Little Squeakers are inspired by snowflakes, fir trees, and ugly holiday sweaters. Stuffed with eco-friendly soft PlanetFill polyfiber, Santa’s Little Squeakers come in a five-piece gift set ($37.90) or as individual toys ($6.50-$12.90). ( P.L.A.Y.)

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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