21 best Christmas gifts for dogs 2021

Your furry friend deserves a treat and these Christmas gifts for dogs will be sure to get tails wagging

three of w&h's picks for Christmas gifts for dogs—a personalized cracker, reindeer ears on a dog and a festive bow collar—on a green background
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The range of Christmas gifts for dogs on offer gets better every year and the selection for 2021 is no exception. 

When it comes to Christmas gifts for friends who are four-legged, there's no better way of finding truly unique Christmas gifts than heading online.

Whether you're looking for a new ball or a dog bandana, Christmas jumpers for dogs, treats they can enjoy on Christmas Day or maybe even their own dog Christmas dinner, you'll find all of these ideas and more in our pick of the best Christmas presents for dogs this year.

Whatever you choose to purchase for your pooch, just make sure to order it in plenty of time. With supply chain issues and shipping delays an ongoing problem, planning (and shopping) ahead is the best way to avoid disappointment this holiday season. 

Best Christmas gifts for dogs 2021

Lily's Kitchen Advent Calendar for Dogs, one of w&h's picks for Christmas gifts for dogs

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Lily's Kitchen Advent Calendar for Dogs

Specifications
RRP: $26/£22
Delivery: Dependant on region
Refundable: 28-day return policy
Region: US and UK

Come December, we all get a buzz from opening up that little daily window to find a chocolatey treat. Treat your pooch to that same once-a-day surprise with this calendar full of dog biscuits. We got one of these calendars for our dogs last year and boy oh boy were we popular in December. 

Personalized Wool Felt Dog Christmas Stocking, one of w&h's picks for Christmas gifts for dogs

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Personalized Wool Felt Dog Christmas Stocking

Specifications
RRP: $45.37/£32
Delivery: Dependant on region
Refundable: Personalized items cannot be returned
Region: US and UK

A stocking is always an essential Christmas gifts for kids so if your pup is another child to you then include it in this classic Christmas morning tradition with this fun bone-shaped wool felt stocking that you can personalize with their name on—so cute!

Oliver Bonas Christmas Pooch Pet Bow Tie, one of w&h's picks for Christmas gifts for dogs

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Oliver Bonas Christmas Pooch Pet Bow Tie

Specifications
RRP: $11/£7.50
Delivery: Dependant on region
Refundable: 30-day return policy
Region: US and UK

If you're on the hunt for cute but cheap Christmas gifts for a pet, this festive bow tie will help any dog dress up for the big day. Dog owner Lisa describes this gift as 'glam. Just glam' and we couldn't agree more. Just make sure to get your camera at the ready on Christmas Day. 

Personalized Enamel Pet Bowl, one of w&h's picks for Christmas gifts for dogs

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Personalized Enamel Pet Bowl

Specifications
RRP: $22.68/£16
Delivery: Dependant on region
Refundable: Personalized items cannot be returned
Region: US and UK

Treat your pooch to some fancy dining ware with this adorable, personalized, enamel bowl with a hand-painted blue rim. The design is made up of a cute paw design and pretty font. We love that the bowl comes in two different sizes so that you can choose the most suitable version for your dog.

OUAI Fur Bébé Haircare Pet Shampoo, one of w&h's picks for Christmas gifts for dogs

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OUAI Fur Bébé Haircare Pet Shampoo

Specifications
RRP: $32/£25 for (474ml)
Delivery: Dependant on retailer
Refundable: Dependant on retailer
Region: US and UK

Cult haircare brand OUAI often makes it onto our list for the best Christmas gifts for her thanks to their quality formulas and luxury scents, so if you want your pup's fur to look and feel like it's just been washed in your best shampoo, this is a worthwhile gift. 

With aloe vera to soothe, condition and moisturize, antioxidant rambutan extract to protect, vegetable protein to improve fur strength and reduce breakage and panthenol to soften and enhance shine, you'd dog's 'do might be left looking even better than your own.

Striped Recycled Wool Dog Bed With Faux Suede Base, one of w&h's picks for Christmas gifts for dogs

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Striped Recycled Wool Dog Bed With Faux Suede Base

Specifications
RRP: $113.35/£79.95
Delivery: Dependant on region
Refundable: 28-day return policy
Region: US and UK

Treat your pup to the gift of good sleep with this cosy, deep-filled, hollow-fibre bed. Made from the same filling that's used in some of the best mattresses for humans, this bed will keep small and big dogs comfortable while they're resting. What's even better is that the cover is fully washable and there's a waterproof inner cover that can be wiped down with a cloth if your four-legged friend has any accidents!

Christmas Squeaky Plush Chew Toy Set, one of w&h's picks for Christmas gifts for dogs

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Christmas Squeaky Plush Chew Toy Set

Specifications
RRP: $16.99
Delivery: Dependant on region
Refundable: 30-day return policy
Region: US (UK version available)

UK alternative: View Pet Christmas Squeaky Chew Toy Set at Amazon

Keep your pooch entertained with this Christmas-themed squeaky plush toy set. We love that the toys are washable and bite-resistant, however, it is advised that they're not suitable for heavy chewers as no toy is indestructible.

Paikka Handmade knitted dog coat, one of w&h's picks for Christmas gifts for dogs

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Paikka Handmade knitted dog coat

Specifications
RRP: $53/£45
Delivery: Dependant on region
Refundable: 28-day return policy
Region: US and UK

If you're shopping for a small pet, this knitted dog coat would be a perfect way to keep them warm in the winter with a turtleneck design and an all-over chunky cable-knit feel. It looks even cosier than some of our own best winter coats...

Kiehl's Cuddly-Coat Cleansing Spritz, one of w&h's picks for Christmas gifts for dogs

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Kiehl's Cuddly-Coat Cleansing Spritz

Specifications
RRP: $14/£15 (250ml)
Delivery: Dependant on retailer
Refundable: Dependant on retailer
Region: US and UK

For any pups that tend to get mucky as soon as you wash them, this handy spritz will thankfully change how often you need to clean your bath by giving your pooch a quick refresh without having to put them in the tub. Simply spray until their fur is damp and then massage it in for a fresh chamomile scent.

three jars of Buddy Budder Peanut Butter, one of w&h's picks for Christmas gifts for dogs

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Buddy Budder Peanut Butter

Specifications
RRP: $33.97
Delivery: Dependant on region
Refundable: 28-day return policy
Region: US (UK version available)

UK alternative: View Pets Purest Dog Peanut Butter at Amazon

Treat your pup to the best Christmas food gift imaginable (for dogs at least) with this trio of peanut butters. Specially formulated for dogs to eat, this set features three fruity flavors that are packed with nutrients and yumminess for your four-legged friend to enjoy.

Santa's Little Helper Reindeer Dog Hat, one of w&h's picks for Christmas gifts for dogs

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Santa's Little Helper Reindeer Dog Hat

Specifications
RRP: $35.44/£25
Delivery: Dependant on region
Refundable: 28-day return policy
Region: US and UK

Who doesn't want a Santa's little helper that looks like this? Give everyone a treat this year with this cute reindeer dog hat that will probably be more of a Christmas gift for parents of dogs because of how adorable it looks.

Barbour Leather and brass dog collar, one of w&h's picks for Christmas gifts for dogs

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Barbour Leather and brass dog collar

Specifications
RRP: $20/£17
Delivery: Dependant on region
Refundable: 28-day return policy
Region: US and UK

Barbour has created this 100% real leather dog collar for any pups that want to head out on their walks in style. Available in sizes small, medium and large, this should fit most sizes of dog, so that whatever dog you have, man's best friend can look smart and stylish on their Boxing Day stroll.

Personalised Dog Wooden Treat Box, one of w&h's picks for Christmas gifts for dogs

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Personalized Dog Wooden Treat Box

Specifications
RRP: $49.61/£34.99
Delivery: Dependant on region
Refundable: Personalized items cannot be returned
Region: US and UK

One for the dog moms who love to stay organized, this lovely personalized box will give dog parents the perfect home for all of their pooch's snacks and treats.

A great Christmas gifts for dogs where there's more than one pooch in the family too - as you can embellish each with the dog's moniker and then the boxes are stackable for easy storage. 

Wild One Cushioned woven harness, one of w&h's picks for Christmas gifts for dogs

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Wild One Cushioned woven harness

Specifications
RRP: $59/£50
Delivery: Dependant on region
Refundable: 28-day return policy
Region: US and UK

For a practical gift that will save any pet parents splurging themselves, this harness from luxury pet accessory brand Wild One features a soft-stretch poly base, adjustable neck and chest and cushioned padding to keep pups comfortable while they're wearing this essential piece of hardware.

Dog Ball Launcher, one of w&h's picks for Christmas gifts for dogs

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Dog Ball Launcher

Specifications
RRP: $42.46/£29.95
Delivery: Dependant on region
Refundable: 28-day return policy
Region: US and UK

Likely to end up being more of Christmas gift for dads of dogs, this dog ball launcher can propel your dog ball up to 30 metres away at the click of a button to really take your game of Fetch to the next level.

Maxbone Talon water-repellent dog raincoat small, one of w&h's picks for Christmas gifts for dogs

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Maxbone Talon water-repellent dog raincoat small

Specifications
RRP: $80/£68
Delivery: Dependant on region
Refundable: 28-day return policy
Region: US and UK

As comfy as it is downright cute, keep your four-legged friends safe from the drizzle this winter with this water-repellent raincoat. With a mesh lining, removable drawstring hood and hole in the back for connecting their leash, it's both practical and adorable. 

Do note though that this product is only suitable for small dogs.

Luxury Personalized Christmas Cracker with Treats, one of w&h's picks for Christmas gifts for dogs

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Luxury Personalized Christmas Cracker with Pet Treats

Specifications
RRP: $17.72/£12.50
Delivery: Dependant on region
Refundable: Personalized items cannot be returned
Region: US and UK

Christmas crackers are a festive essential, so for anyone who loves to splurge on the very best luxury Christmas crackers around, treat your dog to no less with one of their very own. This chic cracker can be personalized with your pooch's name and is filled with yummy dog treats for them to snack on throughout Christmas Day.

Smithfield Luxury Dog Bandana Neckerchief, one of w&h's picks for Christmas gifts for dogs

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Smithfield Luxury Dog Bandana Neckerchief

Specifications
RRP: $42.53/£30
Delivery: Dependant on region
Refundable: Personalized items cannot be returned
Region: US and UK

Wearing a dog bandana is all the rage these days, so make your little pooch the trendiest among the bunch with this smart neckerchief bandana that ties in a double knot and can even be personalized—how cute!

Lily's Kitchen Three Bird Feast, one of w&h's picks for Christmas gifts for dogs

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Lily's Kitchen Three Bird Feast

Specifications
RRP: £2.75
Delivery: Dependant on available slots
Refundable: Food items cannot be returned
Region: UK

If your pooch is always sitting under the dining table begging for some of your Christmas dinner, then why not treat them to their very own meal. This vet approved Christmas dinner comes with three birds—turkey, duck and goose—plus tasty and nutritious trimmings.

Dog gift basket, one of w&h's picks for Christmas gifts for dogs

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Dog gift basket

Specifications
RRP: $34.39
Delivery: Dependant on region
Refundable: 30-day return policy
Region: US (UK version available)

UK alternative: View Dogbox Boutique Doggy Hamper at Amazon

If you're unsure of which gift to pick, why not gift any pooches in your life with one of the best Christmas hampers for dogs that features a whole load of treats for them. This one from Amazon has two chewing toys, a bone and assorted dog snacks—but there are lots of other offerings around too if you're looking for something bigger or smaller.

an image of the Amazon gift card cover featuring an animated dog and cat dressed festively, one of w&h's picks for Christmas gifts for dogs

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Amazon Gift Card

Specifications
RRP: From $25/£10
Delivery: Email or text message
Refundable: No returns on gift cards
Region: US and UK
Ages: All

If you're overwhelmed by the Christmas gifts for dogs on offer this year and you really can't decide what to get them, why not send the dog parents you know an Amazon gift voucher this year? Perfect for any dog owner thanks to the fact that they can pick out something that they know their little pup needs or would really appreciate - or spend it on something practical like dog food. Plus, no need to post a product equals no risk of your present being delayed. Win win. 

Aleesha Badkar
Aleesha Badkar

Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home—so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows all the best places to splash your cash. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 after graduating from University of Leeds in 2014 with a BA in English and Spanish (which took her to Madrid for a Rioja- and tapas-packed year). Aleesha has worked for woman&home since 2019, when she joined the team as their digital news writer. A year on the news team gained her quick and reactive writing skills and a love for breaking stories, invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first, an AOP awards nomination and the nickname ‘crazy watch lady’ after she stalked the royals via breaking news alerts on her Apple Watch.

Before joining the woman&home team, Aleesha wrote for their sister site GoodtoKnow, where she covered celebrity news, health advice and where to snap up the cheapest lifestyle buys. With a background in beauty, Aleesha has also written for Stylist and Women’s Health where she developed an understanding into what makes a stellar product and which brands are worth paying attention to. She never leaves the house without a good slathering of SPF and is always on the hunt for new lipsticks to add to her ‘Lipstick of the Day’ Instagram story highlight (and color-coordinated collection).

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