Dog lover Christmas gift guide 2017

giftguideLRI’ve pulled together a Pinterest board of doggie gift ideas, which I’m still adding to in the build up to Christmas. For anyone like me who is a little bit dog crazy it could help with your Christmas shopping ideas (I’ve also included lots of lovely kitty cat ideas too)…

The gift guide includes ideas for dog cards & gift wrap, cat and dog stocking fillers, doggie tree decorations, dog themed gifts for him and her, doggie decor and more… so have a look and see if there is anything you can tick off your Christmas list while you support an indie business this Christmas! See the full gift guide on Pinterest here: Dog lover Christmas gift guide 2017

I’ve found lots of lovely makes and here are just a few of the highlights:

Firstly if you have a Fox Terrier you will probably want anything and everything by Forever Foxed (I’m a huge fan) including these gorgeous minimal designs…

The dog tags by Hooby Noo are awesome, gorgeous pops of colour, you can personalise with your own choice of colours, words, breeds and even markings! A fab stocking filler and come in a wide variety of dog breeds…

 

It wasn’t me Christmas card by Doodle Dog Ink on Folksy  – just because it’s very cool…

it wasn't me

I love anything and everything by Sweet William Designs who also stock a large variety of breeds and have some great dog gifts for men and fab Christmas tree decorations in multiple breeds…

Always be kind stocking filler pin by Cutie and the Feast  / The Black Dog Club. There are more lovely cat and dog pins to choose from in the shop. This pin is made as part of a campaign to support self care and well being. Really looking forward to see what other designs will be coming out from them.

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Dachshund duck egg cushion by Homemade with Love – cottage chic decor all handmade so if you have any special preferences I’m sure you could choose your own fabric combos and there are other colours available. I just love this dachshund fabric in duck egg blue – so pretty!

duckegg cushion

 

Beagle lamp by artisan sellers Horton & Grimwood. I am certain that whatever your requirements are they will be able to come up with any breed you ask for, as they take custom orders. I’ve also seen a cat version they made which is also fabulous. This is the white version that I ordered for my office with turquoise cord – it is fabulous, I love it 🙂 and highly recommend these sellers for great customer service…

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Dachshund necklace by Barking Hen Jewellery. These are designed and made by hand and I’m pretty sure if you contact Tamara from Barking Hen Jewellery she will be able to come up with pieces especially for you and your dog’s breed.

dachshun necklace

 

Boston Terrier fans might not be able to resist these gorgeous makes by MollyMoochins on Folksy… there are more cute designs in the shop.

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Crocheted Dog Baskets – by Pixies’ Magic Hook. You may not be able to order a custom basket this year as I know the shop is very busy and these gorgeous personalised baskets are very time consuming – so maybe need to start planning ahead to next Christmas for this one! How cute though???

I am also going to unashamedly plug my own makes. I offer a range of doggie prints that can be personalised with your own words and I also create commissions from portraits, typically in my modern pop/art style… I am shipping to the UK until the 20th December. Then I’ll be shutting the shop for Christmas. Unfortunately I can not guarantee prints in time for Christmas for international orders.

For cat lovers there are lots of goodies pinned in my guide including these gorgeous enamel pins by Laura Talanti – she has more gorgeous kitty cat goodies, perfect for stocking fillers and these cute paw print gloves by Bspoque.

All the items I’ve included are from artisans and small indie businesses who sell across online platforms, all these shops are working very hard this Christmas and I hope you can offer some support to them by having a browse before you resort to supermarket / corporate chains for your shopping.

It would be great if you could give a little bit of time to support indie businesses like me – I guarantee that the person does a little happy dance when they make that sale, having poured their love and energy into their makes – you don’t exactly get that at the checkout of corporate chains, and so many products that you buy are mass produced. So yes please shop small and support indie businesses this year!

Thank you and happy shopping!

Leanne @LEAPUP xx

Dog lover Christmas gift guide 2017

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