Gifts are a big part of the holiday season, and that means picking out or making the perfect little stocking stuffers for your furry friends. These stuffers can provide the perfect distraction for your pets when you are unwrapping your own presents. But, with so many expensive dog toys and trinkets on the market, playing Santa can be a bit overwhelming. If your gift budget is on a short leash, you’ll find that your furry friend will love a homemade gift a bit more than a store bought one. Check out these DIY Christmas stocking stuffer ideas for your dogs:
Your dog will love to have some homemade treats in their stocking! With you knowing them like the back of your hand, you can customize these treats by making them with their favorite ingredients. Whether that’s pumpkin, peanut butter, apple, cinnamon whatever, these treats will make your pet jolly as can be! No-bake treats are available for last-minute gifters as well. These treats can be packaged in a Mason jar with a recipe to be given to other dogs in your family too.
This one may be more for you than for your dog but try making a felt Christmas ornament featuring your dog. With only a few materials and endless possibilities, you can craft the best ornament that you can enjoy for years to come.
Have any old shirts that you just can’t seem to throw away? If so, use one of those too and turn it into the most adorable Christmas dinner worthy accessory for your dog. Make sure to measure your pet’s neck before you cut into the shirt. Add some decorative buttons and frills if you please. This stocking stuffer is perfect for that dog that has everything.
Custom Fleece Blanket
This one is one of our favorites because it’s so simple that you can make multiple in no time. But why make multiple when you only need one? Donate the extra ones to your local shelter. Help bring joy and comfort to some dogs who might not have seen it in a while.
Paw Wax and Nose Conditioner
Paw wax is a must-have for dogs who spend time outdoors in the winter. Your dogs paws are extra sensitive due to the ice and the de-icing chemicals picked up on paws after being outside. Store bought can be expensive so try making your own at home! Use a cute seasonal tin and throw it in your pets stocking.
T-Shirt Dog Toy
To go along with the repurposing theme here, turn one of the many old shirts your holding on to into a tug-of-war toy for your pup. Does your dog enjoy squeakers and noises? Throw a water bottle or an old squeaker inside and braid the shirt around it. Your dog will be playing with this one all day!
Still not sure about what to throw in your pups stocking? Not sure if you have time to make anything before Christmas? No worries! Head into the Barking Lot today, one of our staff members can help! We have everything from dog bones, dog treats, plushes, collars, and more that your dog is guaranteed to enjoy. All is sold conveniently in our lobby. We also offer a wide range of services from dog walking and dog daycare to dog grooming and dog training. Contact us today!