Posted Fri 02 Dec 2022 at 15:26pm
Humans shouldn’t be the only ones sniffing around the tree to see what Santa’s brought them this Christmas, especially when the range of dog toys and other goodies on offer. From gifts that will make mealtimes even more exciting, to chic accessories, and playtime puzzles that dispense treats, there’s plenty of ways to get your dog in on the gifting action this festive season.
1. Two-Pack Classic, $21.99, LickiMat
If your pooch likes the finer things in life, or just regularly gobbles up food, introduce them to a five-star dining experience courtesy of this fun but practical slow feeder. Made from non-toxic rubber and featuring a textured pattern that’s so satisfying on the tongue, it’s perfect to spread all manner of treats and foods; from yogurt, peanut butter and other spreadable treats to raw, wet, dry and liquid foods. Also ideal for anxious, destructive or just bored pooches, as it’ll keep them entertained.
Pair your LickiMat with their new LickiMat Outdoor Keeper to prevent your pet from moving or chewing their LickiMat.
2. Classic Lead, from $39.95, Collar At Ya!
Stop traffic on walks with a fully customisable lead. Available in 25 colours – in solid or dual colourway options – with a selection of hardware finishes including brass, black, antique brass, and nickel-plated brass, you can have a different lead to match your mood, outfit or outdoor adventure. Made from durable soft vegan leather, it’s easy to clean, waterproof, mould and mildew resistant, and won’t wear and tear.
Baxta discount: use code ARCHIEATYA for 10% off.
3. The Odin Modern Interactive Dog Puzzle Toy, from $34.95, Fetch Collective
With a stylish hexagonal-like design and made from non-toxic rubber, The Odin enrichment toy is a fun way for your pooch to beat boredom and be rewarded for their efforts. Simply pop treats into the holes and watch as out pup tosses, rolls and bounces to get them out. To up the fun even more, attach two or more of the toys together and watch how it changes the way your doggo interacts with it. Available in purple, slate grey, light grey and pink.
Baxta discount: Use code FRESHDOGS15 for 15% off.
4. Handmade dog treats, from $2.50, Belle’s Barkin Good Dog Treats
Made from oat flour, fresh fruit and vegetable purees with no added sugar, salts or chemical additives, these handmade goodies will go down a treat- literally! Made with love by Central Coast mother/daughter duo Tracey and Kirsty in a range of flavours including apple and peanut, carrot and pumpkin, and sweet potato and zucchini. All ingredients are locally sourced too, and products can be shipped Australia-wide.
Baxta discount: Use code BAXTA5 for 5% off.
5. Spritzer Colognes 150ml, $19.95 each, The Happy Jack Co
Freshen up the fluffy little man, or lady, in your life with these doggo-approved spritzer scents. Perfect for in-between baths or after a day at the beach, they can also be used as a deodoriser for bedding, clothing, and the car. Containing all-natural and organic ingredients with soothing Aloe Vera gel and essential oils, they’re safe for daily use.
6. Personalised harness, from $51, Dog Friendly Co.
For the dog about town who loves to meet new people, this personalised harness is going to be right up their alley. Comfortable and easy to use (just click the buckle on and off), it comes in eight colours and three patterns in a range of sizes to suit every dog. The heavy-duty unbreakable D ring also means no matter how much tugging your pooch does, they will not break free.
7. Ho Ho Ho it’s Santa bandana, $15, Tinka & Co
Handmade with love in Sydney by stroke survivor Dan (and his King Charles cavalier, Tinka), this festive accessory will get your pup in the Christmas spirit. Double-sided and ideal for small to medium dogs, it can be worn a few different ways; The Cowboy Style, The Collar Style and The Cape Style, so there’s a look to suit every pooch.
Baxta discount: Use code BAXTA22 for 20% off full-priced items.
8. Australiana Christmas Bowtie, $10, Lucie & Co
Dog more on the dapper side? This handmade bow-tie is collar insertable and handmade (so each will feature a slightly different pattern placement) from recycled fabrics. Australiana not pup’s vibe? There’s 10 other Christmas designs to choose from, as well as a vast range of everyday bow-ties. Also allow up to two weeks for your order to be made.
Baxta discount: Use code FRESH10 for 10% off.
9. ZippyTuff Teether Christmas Tree, $16.99, Fetch Collective
Yes, your puppy does need another toy, and this one will see them happily chewing their way through Christmas Day and beyond. While made with teething dogs in mind, it’s suitable for all ages. Created from flexible yet durable non-toxic rubber, this toy is also fun for fetching and playing tug of war.
Baxta discount: Use code FRESHDOGS15 for 15% off.
10. LickiMat Wobble, $26.99, LickiMat
Keep them entertained at mealtimes with a boredom-busting bowl. Use for their regular feed or freeze their favourite liquids for a fun activity on hot days or as a way to keep them entertained when you’re not around. Made from non-toxic rubber, this bowl is freezer-safe, dishwasher-safe and microwave-friendly.