Toronto Star The best gifts for your true best friend
Spoil your favourite pets with these beyond adorable presents for the holidays
Sometimes the only friend you really want to hang out with is the furry one who lives with you. All that uncondi
tional love deserves rewards, so we asked The Kit’s associate art directors, Poonam Chauhan and Oana Cazan — both new dog moms — to find the cutest, most covetable presents o put under the tree for your pet this holiday. Here are their picks.
Having a dog in Canada means you can watch with both awe and as your new dog navamusement igates the strange concept of winter clothes (and boots, it’s hilarious). This reversible jacket will be the perfect addition to my little doggie’s outerwear collection, especially with its plaid lining, which is mildly festive without being too in your face! — O.C.
Lucy & Co puffer vest, $60, shopgoodboy.com
I’ve already bought this festive sweater for my dog and he patiently sits while I put it on him every time. It’s doubling as a second jacket during the cooler season and I have a feeling he’ll be wearing it all winter long! — O.C.
Chilly Dogs sweater, $58, wooftown.ca
It can be tough finding fragrances for your home that are petff friendly, so I was overjoyed when I stumbled across these dog-safe soy wax candles. They have a signature scent and personalized description for most major breeds of dog. I’m buying two for my bugg (Boston terrier and pug
)! They’re also vegan, crueltyfree, dye-free, additive-free, preservative-free, petroleum-free and phthalate-free. — P.C.
Scripted Fragrance soy candle, $
These dog macarons are adorable! It’s so nice to give your dog an extra indulgent treat for the holidays. These are made with all-natural ingredients and designed for a long-lasting chew — perfect to keep your dog busy while you’re binge-watching your favourite holiday movies. — P.C. Bonne et Filou lavender dog macarons, $31, bonneetfilou.com
My best friend recently got a kitten and I thought this would be the perfect toy to gift her cat for holidays. My friend is llamathe obsessed (I even got her a llama adoption kit for her birthday once) so I thought this would be adorable for both of them. The tail can even be pulled, which makes the toy shake and spin, and it’s safe for all kitten stages! — P.C.
Kong llama, $12, homesalive.ca
This water bottle is so handy for my puppy when we take her on walks, to the vet or when she has puppy class. I put treats in the compartment at the bottom as we’re still training her, but you could also put kibble in there and feed your pup while you’re out and about. It’s easy to carry, so cute, and my puppy, Biscuit, loves drinking from it after tiring herself out on walks. — P.C.
Dog water bottle, $30, walmart.ca
If you are a huge Hunter Boots fan and want to match your dog, these WagWellies are the best gift for your furry friend. — O.C. WagWellies boots, $63, wagwear.com
Tis the season to gift your dog (and yourself) a crate that actually looks good in your house. It’s lightweight, easy to clean and can finally get that lockdown separation anxiety under control. — O.C. KindTail Pawd crate, $167, kindtail.com
These personalized pet bowls are so chic and can match your interior more seamlessly than the standard metal bowls. They’re handmade and one of a kind, which makes such a beautiful gift for any pet! — P.C.
Style Union Home pet dish, $108, styleunionhome.com
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When you’re a wine fan and want to share your obsession with your pooch, but in a petfriendly way. Also available in white and sparkling. — O.C.
Haute Diggity Dog “Cavalier Sauvignon” Wine Toy, $19, shopgoodboy.com
I’ve been thinking about getting my dog a bow tie and this might be the perfect time. The cute factor is through the roof (woof?) and it will make your dog that much more distinguished. — O.C.
The Foggy Dog bow tie, $25, thefoggydog.com