If you have dogs or dog lovers on your Christmas list, this round-up of handmade gifts has plenty of ideas.
Among all the mass-produced items for sale online, often in places where they are marketed as handmade, it can be challenging to find goods which are genuinely handmade by small businesses. Even if I didn’t run one myself, I’d be passionate about supporting them, especially at this time of year, a time which many of us rely on for most of our annual sales.
Some of the items featured here are made by friends of mine from the maker community so I can personally vouch for the time, care and love that goes into designing and creating them (no affiliate links included)! The shops are based in various countries, but all offer international shipping. I’ve linked to the makers’ own websites where possible, but many also sell on Etsy, if you prefer to do your shopping in one place.
Photo by Andrew Te, Unsplash
Dog Christmas Ornaments
1. Wooden Labrador Ornament
Made by Sweet William Designs, these wooden dogs are available in a range of breeds. The shop has a wide selection of dog-themed ceramics, stationery and other gifts.
2. Pet Portrait Ornament
Hand painted by Lottie Louise Art, from a photo of your pet, these wooden portraits can also have a name added.
3. Staffordshire Bull Terrier Ornament
Originally an embroidered fabric decoration, this little Staffy has been digitally printed and laser cut from ply.
Ren Creations offers products in a range of materials, all created from original embroidered art.
4. Personalised Ceramic Ornament
These ceramic ornaments by Suzabellas are handcrafted, fired, glazed and then fired again.
They can be stamped with your dog’s name, and the lettering either left white or painted.
5. Felt Labrador Ornament
I had to include one of the Tilly & Puffin dogs!
Bertie the black Labrador is seen here in his red jacket ~ he’s also available with a blue jacket, along with golden and chocolate Labrador friends and lots of other dog breeds.
Small Gifts for Dog Lovers
6. French Bulldog Earrings
Tania of Beedle Bee Creations makes a range of intricately detailed dogs, cats and other animals, hand sculpted from polymer clay and made into jewellery.
I purchased a pair of her beautifully made earrings as a gift and the real things were even better than the photos.
You must take a look at the polar bear and penguin Christmas earrings!
7. Dachshund Coin Purse
A little purse is always a useful gift, and who wouldn’t love this cute dachshund coin purse made by BagsOfFunUK?
8. Needle Felted West Highland Terrier
I love this cute little needle felted Westie by Walking Olive. All of the dogs in this shop are available as hanging ornaments or tree toppers.
9. Portrait Keyring
This wooden keychain is hand painted from a photo of your pet by Hope Flynn, who also offers custom portraits, jewellery and ornaments.
10. Socks for a Cause
Socks – that old standby of the gift list! These socks are special, though, as donations from sales go to support dogs and cats in shelters and help them find forever homes.
Gifts for Dogs
11. Leather Collar
These smart leather collars are hand stitched by Uisce Leather in Dingle, Ireland ~ home of Tilly & Puffin!
Available in brown and black as well as the blue shown here.
12. Lurcher Ceramic Bowl
Another product from Sweet William Designs.
I bought my Mum the black Cocker Spaniel version of this bowl, and we were delighted with it.
Lots of other breeds are available!
13. Canvas Treat Bag
Made by Band and Roll, from waxed canvas, leather and cotton, with a handy snap hook for attaching to a belt or leash.
14. Painted Pine Leash Hooks
Perhaps not the most exciting gift for a dog to unwrap, but they’ll get excited whenever you approach the walkies hooks!
Made from pine by WoodingUA.
15.Christmas Elf Bandanas
Dress them up for Christmas in these festive bandanas from Giddings Gifts.
Dog Gifts for the Home
16. Dalmation Throw Pillow
These cosy cushions from Zeppa Studios are available in a huge range of different dog breeds.
This shop is a must if you’re looking for a gift featuring a specific breed of dog, with a range of products including ceramics, kitchenware and stationery, also available with cats and horses!
17. Terrier on Wheels Art Print
I have a soft spot for vintage toy dogs on wheels.
This print from an original artwork by Forever Foxed would look great in a nursery, or any other room!
18. Vintage Blanket Embroidered Dog
This little stuffed dog will always be allowed on the sofa!
Handmade from vintage blankets and embroidered with flowers by Nellie’s Needles and Knits.
19. Dachshund Clock
The Image Industry make a range of clocks in quirky animal designs. You can also find personalised dog clocks in their shop.
20. Dachshund Party Plates
Continuing the Dachshund theme, these paper platters will bring personality to any table. Sausage rolls anyone?
Available from Cranky Cakes Shop.
Custom and Personalised Dog Gifts
21. Fabric Art Pet Portrait
Martha of The Quilted Jardin creates very special fabric portraits and memorials.
Working from photos and including the client at each stage of the design and stitching process, Martha will create a truly unique and treasured gift.
22. Hand Stamped Clay Pawprint Ornaments
These hearts are made from air-dry clay and hand stamped with the name of your pet, by Opinton Designs.
23. Jack Russell Original Painting
This wire haired Jack Russell is an example of the work of Karen Boatyard, and is currently available for sale in her Etsy shop, Tin Tabernacle.
You can also commission a portrait of your own dog.
24. Personalised Treat Pouch
Available in two sizes and various colours, these leather treat pouches are made in the New Forest, UK.
25. Furlap Personalised Dog Bed
Furlap’s personalised dog bed covers are machine washable and zipper-free, making them safer for puppies and older chewers!
Dog Christmas Cards and Stationery
26. Woofy Christmas Personalised Dog Gift Wrap
You’ll need something to wrap all these gifts in, so why not make your presents truly personal with this cheerful paper from The Handmade Christmas Co.
27. Westie Christmas Card
I love the vintage look of this charming Westie image from Paper Shed Design.
28. Pug Christmas Card
The Black Pug Press sells lino prints, gifts and cards, many with a Pug theme!
29. The Christmas List
This charming card is by artist Mani Parkes, and is available from Green Pebble, publishers of fine art greeting cards.
30. Personalised Dog Notebook
Get organised for the new year with this bright and cheerful notebook decorated with cute dogs, from Hip Hip Hooray Studio.
You can choose from plain or lined paper, and personalise with a name to make a special gift.
Thanks so much for including Forever Foxed 😊 x
My pleasure, Jackie!
Tracy Shue – what a fantastic gift guide! Thank you for pulling it together – one stop shopping for my furry friends and their humans!
You’re welcome, Tracy. It was fun to put together!
Such a wonderful gift guide for dog lovers. Y
Thank you so much for including my terrier painting n your sweet doggy gift selection…..Woof woof!
Thankyou for including my floral dog on your doggy lover pressie list.
There are some great items ❤️
Thanks Elizabeth, I love your cuddly blanket dog!
My pleasure, Karen, I love your painting!
Gorgeous gift guide. Some lovely suggestions for under the tree this year
Thank you for sharing Furlap beds! I love hand making each bed and I’m so grateful for every who becomes a furlap family member!
My pleasure, Tasha!
Lovely, such a great gift guide with lots of adorable little items for pet lovers 🥰
Thank you for great ideas.