The pandemic brought many things – social distancing, face masks, an obsession with loungewear, a newfound appreciation for social events, flexible working environments and of course, a rise in ‘Pawents’. As more people were spending time at home, they now had the space in their lives to foster, rescue and adopt pups and dogs. For many of us our new routine involves park walks, belly rubs, games of ‘throw and fetch’, teaching ‘sit’ and ‘paw’, and sofa cuddles in the evening.
It may come as no surprise, but our previous research did find that we are a nation of dog/pet lovers, with half of pets having their own social media accounts and owners posting more photos of them than their loved ones. We also love celebrating our pet milestones, like birthdays and ‘gotcha’ days, with 1 in three owners celebrating these occasions with their pets and spending an average of €30 on a gift for their furry pal.
Christmas is just around the corner so when picking up gifts, make sure you don’t forget the dogs and dog lovers in your life. Matching pjs, good quality leads, chew toys, treats, cosy beds, there are so many great gifts they’ll love and many of which you can pick up at our pet retail partners like Petstop, PetWorld, and Petmania with a One4all Gift Card.
Below, we’ve rounded up some gift ideas dog owners and their furry besties will love. Shop them now: