Naturally, celebrating Christmas isn’t complete without your dog. Where better to find a fitting present than in Cornwall? If your pooch could write, its X-mas wish list would probably look a whole lot like this:
- A stylish bandana
Canine fashion in 2016 is all about showing your favourite county. The St Piran dog bandana is handmade in Cornwall from string cotton fabric and slides through the dog’s own collar. Price from £3.99 for a small one (suitable for Jack Russel’s and similar sizes).
Buy it here: http://www.thecornishstore.com/shopp1349111952
- A fleece coat
Whether this Christmas will be white and snowy or just cold and rainy, your dog will be warm and cosy in this X-mas fleece dog coat. It’s handcrafted by artisans in Cornwall and comes in either pink snowflake (pictured), blue snowflake or red tartan. It’s available in lots of different sizes; prices range from £15 to £25 depending on size.
Buy it here: http://www.beaubeausdogcoats.com/xmas-fleece.asp
- A personalised dog bowl
Just to make sure everyone knows whose dog food this is! This bowl (£25, personalisation £0.50 per character extra) by Cornishware is durable, dishwasher proof and designed for everyday use. The blue and white stripes on the bowl were thought to symbolise the blue skies and white-crested waves of Cornwall.
Buy it here: http://www.cornishware.co.uk/dogbowl
- A Christmas gift bag (or actually, make that a whole hamper!)
Seeing as regular Christmas cake isn’t the best thing to feed your dog, why not give it its own seasonal treats? Paws for Cake dog treats are handmade in Cornwall from all natural ingredients. The Christmas hamper (£25) contains six treat tubs: three bird, turkey & cranberry, cheesy star, mini pasty, meaty mix and mini mackerel. It’s also possible to buy a smaller Christmas gift bag (£4.99, pictured).
After unwrapping the Christmas presents it’s playtime! The Eden Project has made this eco-friendly dog hoop toy (£7) out of 100% natural rice husk rubber, a material which is fully biodegradable. It’s also non-toxic (so perfect for chewing), really strong and smells like vanilla. Tug of War anyone?
Snuggling up in front of the fireplace just got even more comfortable. After a walk, your canine can relax on this Sherpa fleece and faux leather luxury bed of the Roseland Saddlery which is made of 7cm high density memory foam. The leather side is shower proof and can be wiped clean, ideal for wet and muddy paws.
Buy it here: http://www.roselandsaddlery.co.uk/PBSCCatalog.asp
Coming soon: Dog friendly Christmas hotel breaks and Cornish gifts for dog lovers…