I’ve just started my Christmas shopping in earnest so I am making lists-galore! I have family and friends to buy for as well as needing gifts for various secret Santas. I am from a pet-crazy family, so although not everything is dog or cat-related, much of it is. Barks & Squeaks has just opened the virtual doors on its Christmas department. This year, I have Christmas accessories, Christmas hampers and gift boxes plus a section for stocking fillers and secret Santa gifts. Everything in that last category costs £20 or less and there is a good mix of gifts for dogs, cats and people. There are well over 100 gifts in that section, so I have pulled out my favourite 10 stocking fillers & secret Santa gifts for dog & cat lovers.
10 Stocking Fillers & Secret Santa Gifts for Dog & Cat Lovers
1. You Know You’re a Dog Lover When… / You Know You’re a Cat Lover When… £5.99 each
OK so I know this is technically two, but let me have this one! These little books are fab gifts for the dog or cat nuts in your life.
You know you’re a dog lover when you own more tennis balls than Andy Murray, the Kennel Club is down as your emergency contact number, and a cosy meal for two means a medium-rare steak for you and your pooch.
If this sounds familiar, or if you know someone like this, grab this book and read on to determine where you lie on the scale from ‘truly obsessed’ to ‘full-on canine crazy’!
You know you’re a cat lover when you have an emergency tuna stash in the cupboard, you consider ‘that crazy cat person’ to be a highly honourable title, and you have, on occasion, been known to speak cat.
So where do you or your cat-crazy friends lie on the scale from ‘feline fan’ to ‘plain moggy mad’?
2. Cat Artist Cat Nip Toys £6.50
The more high-brow cats among us will love these cat artist cat nip toys by Niaski.
If you have an art-loving cat-loving friend, this is the perfect little stocking filler or gift. The range caters for a range of artistic tastes: Frida Catlo’s Parrot, Henri Catisse’s Bird, Kitty Warhol’s Soup, Pablo Picatso’s Bird, Salvador Catli’s Lobster
Which would your kitty choose? Or will you acquire the complete collection?
3. Barks & Squeaks Original Design Bow Tie £7.25
These beautiful bow ties are hand made made from heavyweight half-panama fabric. The fabric artwork is designed in-house and printed in the UK. These bow ties are truly unique – you won’t find this fabric anywhere else.
Available in 16 striking designs, these bow ties match Barks & Squeaks Original Design collars, caps and bandanas so your dog can achieve a bright, co-ordinated and stylish look!
They feature two elastic loops on the back so you can slide the bow tie onto your dog’s collar. They are ‘one size fits all’ but there is a ‘super-size’ option for an extra £2 if you want to achieve a statement over-sized bow tie look on a larger dog. The dogs pictured above are wearing the standard size.
They are handmade to order so you usually need to allow a couple of working days for dispatch.
4. Woof & Brew Windy Hound £7.99
DEVELOPED WITH EXPERTS. PROVEN RESULTS!
You can’t blame it on the dog anymore when using Woof & Brew’s Windy Hound! This specialised, herbal blend helps promote a healthy, calm digestive tract & helps to break up & disperse gas.
Lots of us know what its like when the dog ‘has eaten something’. Hilarious but awful at the same time! This comedic gift that actually serves a purpose. It is a nutritionally balanced, specialised blend that is 100% natural. It is rich in vitamins and minerals and perfect to serve over food.
This ready-made tonic provides up to 60 CAPFULS per bottle! (approx 1 month’s supply for average size dog. It is easy to serve. Just add the recommended number of capfuls. It can also be added to water bowl if your dog prefers.
Herbal Ingredients: Water-based infusion of Astragalus, Fenugreek, Ginseng, Lime Flower & Rooibos. (All the herbs used in are left intact, rather than ground, to provide optimum nutritional benefits)
5. Barks & Squeaks Original Design Bandanas £8 – £14 depending on size
“Life is a party; dress like it” (Audrey Hepburn)
These Barks & Squeaks Original Design Bandanas will have your gorgeous dog or cat looking stylish and sophisticated. Available in 22 reversible designs and in 4 sizes these striking bandanas will turn heads while you are out and about with your pooch. The tiny size is also suitable for style-conscious kitties.
These bandanas are triangular, made from a square of material folded and stitched so you have double fabric thickness. They can be rolled over to adjust the fitting and they are all reversible, so you get two style options in one bandana!
The fabric artwork is designed and printed in the UK. The artwork is designed to fit the shape of the bandana, making these bandanas quite special – a bit different from a standard repeating pattern.
6. Innocent Hound Christmas Cake Mix £10
Enjoy the holiday festivities with your hound by baking their very own Christmas cake! Made with air-dried British duck, this easy to make mix is sure to be a seasonal favourite.
This simple recipe combines sweet whole cranberries, chopped apple and grain free flour to create the perfect festive treat for your hound.
One pack makes a 6″ cake, or 6 individual yummy pupcakes. All you need to add is 2 eggs and 40ml of water and then bake for around 15 minutes. It really is a piece of cake!
Get creative with your decorations by adding doggy peanut butter, a spot of cream cheese, banana slices or whatever your dog loves!
Made with a single protein– only British duck goes into this cake mix.
7. Original Design Dog Mug £10.50
A hot drink and the company of a furry four-legged friend. What more could you ask for? You could ask for the hot drink to be served in aBarks & Squeaks Original Design Dog or Cat Mug!
These beautiful ceramic mugs each feature dog and cat designs. They come with a white cardboard gift box, tied up with pretty Barks & Squeaks ribbon. They make great gifts on their own or as part of a gift bag, box or hamper. Or you might just want to treat yourself to one!
Choose from the range of dog and cat designs:
Beagle, Border Terrier, Boxer Dog, Hungarian Vizsla, Labrador, French Bulldog, English Bulldog, Schnauzer, Greyhound, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Pug, Smooth Haired Dachshund, Wire Haired Dachshund, Weimaraner and British Shorthair Cat.
8. Mutts & Hounds Dog Print Oven Gloves £13
Mutts & Hounds stylish double oven gloves made from their exclusive printed linen make a wonderful gift, especially for dog lovers.
Hand made with heat resistant fabric and a handy hanging loop, they are both practical and look beautiful in your kitchen too.
Matching tea towel and other homeware and dog accessories are also available.
9. Original Design Cosmetic Bag £15
“The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.” Yves Saint-Laurent
…And if you need something to keep those cosmetics in, look no further! Barks & Squeaks cosmetics bags are available in 19 different designs in a rainbow of colours. The fabric artwork has all been created in-house. These designs are printed on canvas cotton and the bags are lined with water-resistant lining.
These bags are perfect for cosmetics. I use mine to ferry all my knick-knacks to and from the gym (earphones, card, phone, etc)
Choose from the range of dog and cat designs:
Beagle, Border Terrier, Boxer Dog, English Bulldog, French Bulldog, Hungarian Vizsla, Labrador, Schnauzer, Greyhound, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (Blenheim, Tri, Black & Tan and Ruby), Pug, Dachshund, Short Haired Dachshunds, Weimaraner and British Shorthair Cat.
10. Fenella Smith Jewellery Roll £18
Beautiful Dog Print Jewellery Roll by Fenella Smith
These beautiful jewellery rolls make wonderful, unique gifts for friends and family. Available in 3 original designs: Pug, Dachshund and Labrador.
The designs are printed on robust canvas, edged with mini pom-poms and finished with a leather wrap-around tie.
Matching makeup bags also available!
So there you have it. My top 10 stocking fillers & secret Santa gifts for dog & cat lovers. There are so many more to choose from, so please have a browse if you are still searching for the perfect gift.
About Barks & Squeaks
Barks & Squeaks is the home of fabulous gifts and treats for you, your pet and the home and life you share together. Barks & Squeaks has been created by a dog and cat lover for dog and cat lovers. I offer a carefully curated range of beautiful pet products and gifts for pet owners and their fur family alongside our my own range of Original Designs. Whether you just want one small gift for a pet or pet-lover, or a bespoke hamper stuffed full of beautiful gifts, Barks & Squeaks can help!
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