Dog owners are probably the leaders when it comes to buying gifts for their pets. A dog is just as likely to be interested in the excitement of Christmas morning as you are, and it’s just a lot of fun to buy them a few things to allow them to celebrate with you. My three dogs will certainly be getting a little something.
The holiday shopping season is also a good time to scoop up a deal on something dog-related that you’ve been putting off buying the rest of the year. Whether the item you buy is truly for your dog or just for you for the purposes of improving your dog’s life, there are a few interesting sales going on. We looked for items that were 15 percent off or more on Amazon as we approach mid-December. This list will be useful for people shopping for their dog, themselves, or for their dog-loving friends.
Before you go shopping, you might consider starting a 30 day free trial of Amazon Prime now so you’re covered during the shopping season. This will ensure quick and cheap shipping as the deadlines get closer. The deadline for free Prime two-day shipping is December 22nd, and you can check out the rest of the shipping deadlines here.
Looking for a great dog Christmas gift? Here are the ten best Christmas deals for dogs.
1. 25 Percent Off Petcube Play
The Petcube Play is one of the frontrunners in the high-end pet camera market. I use one of these (in combination with a Petcube Bites which is also 20 percent off at the moment) to keep track of my three dogs when I’m not in the house. It features full HD video, two way audio, and a laser toy to keep them entertained when you’re away. To read a full review of this unit, check out our best pet cameras post. Additionally, the Furbo Dog Camera is 32 percent off for the holidays, as well.
Price: $149 (25 percent off MSRP)
2. 23 Percent Off Petmate Calmz Anxiety Relief System
New this year, Petmate introduced this two-part system designed to reduce anxiety in dogs. If you’ve tried everything else (including everything on our best dog anxiety products post), this might be worth a try. It consists of a machine-washable vest your dog wears which contains what the company calls NeuroSync Technology. This is a series of music, soothing tones, and vibrations specifically designed to relax your dog. You decide how these different stimuli are deployed with the included remote. Your dog can wear it for up to eight hours, which should be long enough to get through a thunderstorm, fireworks show, or a party. Comes in five different sizes.
Price: $99.95 (23 percent off MSRP)
3. Up to 44 Percent Off Milk-Bone Soft and Chewy Dog Treats
Every dog needs treats. Sure, these aren’t exactly all-natural, but hey, neither are all those Christmas sweets you’re enjoying this month. Let your dog have a little fun, too, with these soft dog treats. The Beef & Filet Mignon flavor is 44 percent off, while the Chicken flavor is a respectable 30 percent off. Similarly, 35-count Dingo Rawhide Mini Bones are 41 percent off and Hill’s Science Diet Flexi-Stix Jerky Dog Treats Turkey Flavor are 46 percent off at the time of this writing.
Price: $9 (44 percent off MSRP)
4. 20 Percent Off Nylabone Puppy Toy Giggle Ball
Perfect as a stocking stuffer for puppies, this bouncing ball also features a fun shaking noise to keep dogs young and old engaged. The texture is good for teething pups, and will bounce unpredictably to liven up play time. If you need more ideas for puppy presents, we have a whole post for that.
Price: $12.78 (20 percent off MSRP)
5. 54 Percent Off Kong Wild Knots Bear Dog Toy
Speaking of toys, this adorable bear has an internal knotted rope to increase durability for games of tug. My two younger dogs will play tug with one another for hours at a time, and they’ve enjoyed their fair share of these Kong animals. Along the same lines, the Multipet Duckworth Dog Toy is also 48 percent off right now.
Price: $6.90 (54 percent off MSRP)
6. 38 Percent Off Aspen Pet Oval Bed with Bone Applique
If your dogs are anything like my three bruisers, you’ll want to replace their dog bed about once a year. This is a great time to grab a new bed for your smaller dog, with this 20 by 16 inch oval pad. The raised sides help them cuddle in and feel secure as they sleep. This one comes with a little bone design on the front (not that this will discourage your cat, if you have one, from also trying it out). Aspen Pet also have this round 18 inch bed in leopard print for 49 percent off at $9.68
Price: $11.74 (38 percent off MSRP)
7. Up to 59 Percent Off Kong Classic Dog Toy
Going back to Kong for a second, this absolutely essential, all-time favorite dog toy is on sale at the time of this writing, saving you over half off. These are must-have items as, when filled with peanut butter or Kong’s Easy Treat (also over 20 percent off on select flavors), you can be guaranteed a happy dog for upwards of an hour. Better believe I have two of these in rotation for my younger two pups.
Price: $3.69 to $12.49 (up to 59 percent off MSRP)
8. 20 Percent Off AmazonBasics Seat Cover for Pets
We originally briefly mentioned this item at the very end of our best dog car seat covers post. This is a perfect use case for the AmazonBasics line in that it’s something all pet parents need, but don’t want to spend money on. Choose between the seat cover or hammock style, both of which are made of 100 percent polyester for easy spot cleaning.
Price: $14.39 to $15.99 (20 percent off MSRP)
9. 56 Percent Off Levoit 3-in-1 Air Purifier
As we discussed at length in our air purifiers for pets post, even though we love them, pets do a number on the air quality in our homes. Having a purifier will go a long way to keeping the air inside your house healthy. If your life is better, your pet’s life will be better, so this is just as much a gift for them in the long run.
Price: $69.99 (56 percent off MSRP)
10. 45 Percent Off Ruffwear Palisades Multi-Day Backcountry Pack for Dogs
If your dog is every bit the adventurer you are, grab them this pack designed for them. It includes two collapsable water bottles so they can carry their own water across multi-day hikes. Great for carrying any small item from pocket knifes to snacks.
Price: $82.39 (45 percent off MSRP)
Need more ideas for gifts to give your beloved pet this Christmas? Check out our Pets category for more posts covering a variety of pet needs from essentials to fun toys.