Pets aren’t just for Christmas (or lockdown)…
Did you buy a family pet over lockdown? It’s believed that over 3 million households did. So if you have discovered the joy of having a little furry companion around the house, you might be thinking about what to get them for Christmas or even their first birthday.
The nation’s obsession with its furry friends doesn’t stop at elaborate Christmas or birthday gifts either, many pets now have their own social media accounts where you’ll find more pictures of them than the humans in their lives and we know no expense is spared when it comes to buying little luxuries for your ‘best friend’. A recent survey of British pet owners found that:
- 16% of pets receive gifts from their friends and family at Christmas.
- 1 in 5 UK pet owners shower their pets with birthday gifts – spending more than £26
- 15% admit to singing happy birthday to their furry friends
- 1 in 10 pet parents receive a Mother’s or Father’s day gift from their furry family members
- London pet owners are the most lavish when buying pet gifts – spending more than £60 each year on each pet
It’s very clear that animals are considered very much part of the family so we’ve rounded up some luxury treats that your little furry friends will love.
Gifts for Pets: Stylish and Luxury treats for dogs and cats
Designed by Miriam Mirri this is the cutest cat bowl we have ever seen. Crafted from thermoplastic resin and stainless steel, it’s shaped with smooth, streamlined edges and finished with a playful feline figure to entertain your cat (and you!) >>ALESSI Tigrito thermoplastic resin and stainless steel cat bowl £68, Selfridges
Formulated with Chamomile Flower Extract and Glycerin, this freshly-scented no-rinse dog grooming spray helps refresh, deodorise and spot clean pups on the go. >> Cuddly-Coat Cleansing Spritz, £15, Kiehls
You’ll want to take that walk in the rain when your pup looks this stylish! Inspired by simple and unique Scandinavian design (of course) this is one cool coat. >> Talon Raincost $75 MaxBone
Made of Orthopaedic memory foam and soft, breathable cotton, this floor cushion is perfect for a (cat) nap. Machine washable to keep it smelling fresh. >> Memory Foam Pillow Bed London People in Powder Blue, £85 Cath Kidston
The creme-de-la-creme of dog bowls. These stylish stainless steel, non-slip rubber based bowls ensure a satisfying mealtime for all – in two colours, Vert Chameau and Gris Ardoise. Dishwasher safe. >> Large Dog Bowl, £30, Le Chameau
A classic woven tartan wipe clean wash bag and a quick dry microfibre dog towel. Perfect for storing away your favourite dog products or for family trips. >> Dog Wash Bag, £39.95, Barbour
Made from plush velvet and inspired by Joules’ very own Windsor sofa (complete with its traditional tufting detailing), this small dog or cat bed is fit for any four-legged king or queen. >> Small Velvet Pet Bed, £40, Joules
These luxury recycled wool pet blankets are ’pawfect’ for cats, dogs and all your other furry friends, Why? Well, because wool is naturally odour resistant, moisture wicking, temperature regulating, and hypoallergenic. Specially designed from recycled wool and available in a range of patterns. >> Recycled Wool Pet Blanket in Stewart Muted Blue Tartan, £25, The Tartan Blanket Co.
These snack size biscuits are decorated with festive icing so your dog can join in with treats around the tree this year. >> Christmas Tree Biscuit Dog Treats, £10, Pets at Home
Ensure they get their five-a-day with this veggie box filled with rope and squeaky toys. >> Veggie Box Soft Toy Set, £20, Sophie Allport
A five-star hotel for pets. This stylish pet house can be used as a discreet cat loo or a safe, cosy bed for your cat or small breed dog – just add bedding! >> Cat Washroom & Rosewood Litter Tray, £59.99, Lords & Labradors
The exclusive Wainwright’s collection of toys, accessories and soft furnishings at Pets at Home are designed in Cheshire and offer beautiful materials, textures and details that pampered pets deserve. This luxurious super soft plush pet bed features a foam crumb cushion that’s perfect for your pet to catch their zzzz’s. >> Wainwright’s Scallop Pet Bed in Green from £40, Pets at Home
This is quite possibly the best selection of solid dog ID tags have ever seen. Made from silver plated brass – there is a quote to suit you pup and you! >> Dog Tags, from £10.95, Sweet William
Country kitchen Dinner! Get them dressed for dinner with these woven herringbone ties. Made in soft velvet they easily slide onto an existing collar. >> Wainwright’s Country Luxe Dog Collar Bow Tie and Tie Pack, £6, Pets at Home
These premium moisture-wicking Bamboo drying mitts are the perfect solution to wet, muddy paws and legs – with a luxuriously soft, silky texture it will be more like a pet spa that a quick rub-down. >> Bamboo Drying Mitts, £27.50, Nash Dog
Dog having trouble winding down? Then this spritz scented with organic British lavender essential oil, renowned for reducing tension, anxiety and stress, is perfect for relaxing your four legged friend at bedtime. Spray on bedding too for maximum benefit. >> Organic Sleepy Dog Spritz, £14, Sweet William
(* The survey of 1,012 British pet owners carried out by One4all Gift Cards)