Whether you’re buying for your own pet or the four-legged member of your extended family, there’s a wealth of beautiful presents available to make this their best Christmas ever
You might have hundreds of photos of them on your phone but do you have a painting of your pet? Lorraine Fletcher is an artist based in Kinvara, Co Galway, renowned for her ability to vividly capture the spirit of pets in her bespoke commissions.
We all have a Christmas jumper that we wear every year, so why should your dog be any different? Let them strut their stuff on the Christmas Day walk in this super stylish roll neck knit from Butterbiscuit.ie. There’s also a matching beanie if you want to go all out for photos!
Does your dog love splashing in puddles or frolicking in the sea? Best known for its innovative doggy dry robe, the team at DogDry has now launched a super-absorbent travel bed designed to cope with wet dogs. With a fully washable outer cover and a non-slip base, it’s just what you need to make beach visits or mucky winter walks a lot more appealing for everyone!
Add some festive flair to your pet’s furnishings with this fun blanket from Petstop. Featuring a smooth, plush teddy bear face on the front and quilted texture on the reverse, this cute and cuddly wrap is ideal for keeping your dog warm and comfortable in their bed, crate, or favourite nap spot.
More for the dog owner than the actual dog, this Irish-made series of prints by husband and wife artists ‘Blackhen Designs’ based in Co Roscommon, is a great gift for someone who owns multiple pets. Each picture captures a whimsical moment or a story in a day of a dog’s life, which many of us will be familiar with. For example, the ‘Best Seat in the House’ print captures a tranquil scene post the ‘fur battle’ between dogs to land the best seat in the house.
Blue Pet Co.’s Christmas Gift Box (€9.95) is a nutritious and sustainable way to treat your dog this Christmas. Each box includes a taster of the Kerry-based pet company’s best-selling tasty supplements for healthy skin, coat, joints, teeth and gums and come in fully recyclable pouches and an outer gift box – with space to write a Christmas message to your pet.
Who says your pet shouldn’t experience a bit of luxury over the festive season? That’s the attitude at the dog-friendly Dylan Hotel which is happy to set up a guestroom with a pet bed, food and water bowls, and treats if you’re travelling with them over the holidays. It can also arrange for dog walkers, pet spas (for the truly pampered pooch!) and veterinary care through the concierge team.
It’s important to note that all pets are prohibited from entering the restaurant but are allowed to stay in the Dylan Bar & Terrace’s.