Christmas Gift Ideas for a Winter Break With Your Dog

Dog giving a Christmas gift

Beat the winter blues and the seasonal chill with the perfect kit for you and your furry friend to make the most of your festive break. Stay warm on adventures under paw and foot with robust, weatherproof garments for hounds and humans, and come home to pampering products and tasty treats to enjoy in your dog-friendly holiday retreat. Here are some great Christmas gift ideas for you and your dog.

Pamper your Pet:

Luxury Christmas Pamper Gift Box for Dogs
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Pampering and treats aren’t just for humans in the festive season. Treat your furry friend to a box of gifts, including a reindeer toy, nutritious and delicious doggie biscuits, and soothing formulas for their skin and fur. All wrapped up in eco-friendly packaging. 

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Dog Wear For Driving Rain, Falling Snow And Chilly Days Out:

Ruffwear Vert Dog Jacket

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“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.” So said Alfred Wainwright. And I’m sure he would’ve applied the same sentiment to dogs that shudder at the notion of getting outside in cold winter climes. But any dog can take on the coldest, wettest days out in Wainwright’s Lake District in this insulated, waterproof dog jacket that packs exceptional warmth and coverage into their hips and thighs using recycled, lofted insulation. 

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Portable Shelter For Every Adventure:

Northface Tri Climate Jacket

Humans will also stay warm and dry, even in sideways rain or falling snow, in this versatile three-in-one jacket made for winter walkies. The impenetrable waterproof outer layer will keep you dry in Cornwall’s heaviest storms, block icy northerlies and regulate your body temperature through breathable, recycled materials. And with a removable fleece inner, you’ll be cosy to the core on the coldest days, with the easy option to ditch a layer when the adventure warms up.

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Give the Gift of Nature:

National Trust Membership

National Trust Images/James Dobson
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From sprawling country estates to woodlands and gardens, the National Trust protects and maintains some incredible places all around the UK coastline – many of which are dog-friendly and wrap up some of the finest family days out with the dog. From nature reserves and iconic landmarks, to beach car parks and coastal headlands, National Trust membership offers you and your furry friends a great reason to step outdoors and explore some of the nation’s favourite places, whilst also helping to protect them for future generations. 

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Let Your Canine Companion Get Cosy After A Day Of Doggy Adventures:

Wainwright’s Quilted Espresso Throw Dog Blanket Brown

After a day out in the fells, wherever the weather, Wainwright loved to hunker down beside the fire and write up his adventures. When you snuggle up with your hound after a day of paw-friendly escapades, they’ll love the comfort of this furry, quilted blanket that can be thrown on the floor or furniture.  

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Keep Your Feet Dry On Winter Adventures:

XTRATUF Ankle Deck Boots Ice

XTRATUF for dog walking

Keep your feet dry on 4WD adventures with the dog. These Xtratuf ankle boots with faux shearling lining ensure your toes are toasty, whatever terrain you encounter underfoot on your waggy-tailed walks. From squelchy New Forest paths and waterlogged shorelines, to snowy peaks and slippery trails, your feet will be kitted out for the toughest winter adventures. 

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No More Muddy Paw Prints On The Posh Carpets:

Mud Daddy Portable Pet Washing Device

Forget the worries of paw prints and dirty dogs messing up your beautiful holiday cottage, with the ease of a portable pet washer. No matter how muddy the Peak District trails, how wet and sandy the Devon beaches, and how much of the outdoors your dog collects in their fur, a quick spruce up with this portable washer will have them house-ready in a jiffy. So you can kick off your muddy boots and flop beside the fire without having to clean the carpets along the way.  

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Glow In The Dark Dog Walks:

dog running with LED collar

Bunty LED Dog Collar

Don’t let the dark winter nights stop you taking Rover out for a ramble under the stars. After an afternoon of feasting on festive fare, there’s nothing like stepping out in the crisp, empty landscapes for an after-dusk stroll with the dog. And when your four-legged friend is clearly visible in a light-up, waterproof collar, you can let them roam the beaches and the countryside without losing sight of them in the dark. 

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Fill Up On Hand-Delivered Goodies:

Imp and Maker Signature Charcuterie, Cheese & Wine Hamper

Fine food and drink is all part of the holiday experience. And whatever restaurants await on the doorstep, there really is nothing like grazing on delectable ingredients beside the fire, your favourite tunes on the sound system, in the comfort of your holiday cottage. So why not kickback and order a hamper packed with wine, charcuterie, cheese and accompaniments? Imp and Maker’s Signature hamper won the ‘Best Christmas Hamper 2023’ from Good Housekeeping, and can be delivered direct to your door nationwide.  

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Pack Up For Any Adventure On Land Or Sea:

Rip Curl Dawn Patrol 30L Surf Backpack

Dawn Patrol 30L Surf Backpack

Ticking all the boxes for a wet and wild adventure with your dog, this sleek and functional backpack is kitted out with a roll and clip section for your wet gear. So you can splash in the lakes, dip in the ocean and paddle in the sea pools with your canine companion, before stashing your wet gear, layering up with warm, dry clothing from a separate compartment, and fuelling up with treats tucked away in the multiple utility pockets. There’s even a dedicated laptop section, in case you want to tap up some notes about your doggy adventures along the way. 

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Don’t Lose your Head:

Barts Beanie

Even if you’re well kitted out for outdoor adventures in any weather, if you don’t wear a hat you’ll lose your body heat straight out of your head. So keep your noggin warm in a fluffy Barts Beanie, that looks good, feels good and locks the warmth in whatever the wind chill. 

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Quench Your Thirst – And The Dog’s – On The Go:

Ollydog bottle
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Ollydog Shareable Water Bottle

Ensure you and your hound stay hydrated on Cairngorm mountain passes and day-long adventures, while ditching the need to carry two separate vessels to drink out of. This unique, shareable water bottle has a detachable bowl, so you can pour water for your dog and enjoy slobber-free sharing on long winter walks. 

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The Ultimate Gift Of A Holiday For Humans And Hounds: A Dog Friendly Retreat

Dog on bed with family on school holidays

What could be a better present than a pet-focused holiday with your hound? Find the perfect pad for a dog-friendly winter break, where you can enjoy waggy-tailed walks, dog-friendly days out and time to flop beside the fire with your four-legged friend at your feet.

If you still haven’t made plans for Christmas, there might be time to snag one of our last-minute Christmas and New Year retreats.

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