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15 festive gifts to give your dog or cat this Christmas


by Grace McGettigan
24th Dec 2018
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Pets are part of the family, and like every other family member, they deserve a little something on Christmas Day.

Cats and dogs all over the country are being treated to more presents than ever; with reports suggesting sales of pet gifts are up by 300% in the past two years.

Related: A beginner’s guide to dog grooming in Dublin

Whether it’s a new collar, a squeaky toy or a festive jumper, choose something that reflects your four-legged friend’s personality. Here are 10 jolly suggestions…

Reindeer dog sweater

From €9.99 at Pet World

Available in five sizes and machine washable at 30°C

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Red Dingo cat collar

€4 from Miscota.ie

Made with premium nylon webbing, this pretty red collar comes with a safety bell and a snag-free fish clip.

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Festive squeakies

€2.89 from Pet World

An assortment of vinyl squeaky toys, perfect for playtime.

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Alf the Elf squeaky toy

€8.50 from PetStop.ie

This is a festive, plush dog toy with in-built squeaky. Available in navy or red.

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Festive mouse & cheese toy

€7.99 from Pet World

Filled with natural catnip, this toy promises to keep your cat busy on Christmas morning.

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‘Merry Xmas Ya Filthy Animal’ dog jumper

€16 from Boohoo.com

If the rest of the family are wearing Christmas jumpers, why can’t your dog?

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Festive cat ball tube

€7.95 from PetStop.ie

Four fabric balls, in different colours and multitextured materials. The tube includes two ‘christmas puddings’ filled with catnip, ensuring your cat will be fully entertained this Christmas.

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Golden bell accessory for a cat collar

€7 from Miscota

If the song Jingle Bells means anything to you (or your cat), you’ll consider gifting him this glamorous accessory.

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Knitted dog dress

€12.99 from H&M

This knitted dress (with pompoms on the back) has a ribbed collar and ribbing around the front legs. Available in sizes XS, S, and M.

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Gift Box for dogs

€34 from Zoo Plus

This special edition gift box for dogs is filled with 13 different products; including a toy, seven different wet and dry foods, as well as four snacks and a useful roll of poop bags.

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Gift Box for cats

€32 from Zoo Plus

This special edition gift box for cats is filled with 14 exciting products. There are two toys to keep your cat amused, nine different wet and dry foods, as well as three snacks.

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Sass & Belle dog bowl

€12.99 from Littlewoods

This stylish dog bowl measures 15x15x6cm and has a capacity of 24 fl/oz.

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Christmas catnip drops

€1.89 from Pet World

A purse-friendly treat for your feline friend.

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Republic of Pet tartan dog bed

From €34.80 at PetCara

Comes with a soft and cushioned interior and removable cushion.

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Candy Cane cat scratcher

€9.99 from Pet Bliss

Nothing says “I love you, Kitty” like a new scratching post.

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