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Thursday 24 November 2022

Gift Ideas for Dog Lovers - #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

Hello and welcome to my blog.
I like to share my outfits with you for most occasions including casual looks for running to the shops to full on dressed up wedding guest attire.  Today though, I want to share something a little different for me - today it's all about a Christmas List for dog lovers!

I've been lucky enough to have three dogs in my life, the first when I was much younger and lived at home, so our Labrador called Champagne was really my mum's dog.  Fast forward to when my children were younger my husband suggested we get a dog.  I didn't really want one mainly because of the mess they cause, the dependency & the upset they create when anything happens to them.  I eventually gave in and our little Jack Russel, called Candy, arrived.  I fell in love immediately.  A little bundle of fluff who curled up on my lap and showered me with affection.  After a few years we decided Candy should have puppies, so five arrived - one boy and four girls.  As you can imagine we were all smitten with them and nearly ended up with all of them staying with us! Lol
We found good homes for them all and kept one gorgeous spotted girl who we named Roxy after Roxy Hart in Chicago.  Two dogs were fun, and weren't much trouble at all, that was until my darling Candy started showing signs of dementia and became very poorly with it - we had to make the terrible decision to let her go which was one of the worst things I've had to do.  Some years later after a wonderful life the same happened to Roxy - such a hard thing for people to go through and those of you who have animals will understand how I felt.

But let's talk about happier times and the fact that my son recently got a dog, naming her Halle - you may remember my post about looking after her when they went away.  She's a Bichon-Poodle and is an absolute darling, I mean just look at that face!

This is a sponsored post, however these are all my own honest comments.

With Christmas just around the corner I thought it would be a good time to share some gift ideas for dog lovers and other pets.  Dogs bring us such joy and there are so many benefits to owing one. Here's a few I found to be personally true.

  • They make you feel less alone 
  • They can stop you stressing out. 
  • Encourage you to move more. 
  • Make you more sociable.  
  • Can help you get through a crisis.               
For those who've lost a furry best friend, little keep-sake's around the house can be a great comfort.
Keeping the memories alive can be a great help, they were here and did give you joy and love. X

  • Unique Canvas Art.

What about an individual piece of artwork celebrating your gorgeous fur baby.  Using your own photograph your pretty pooch or crazy cat can be uploaded and personalized into a stunning piece of artwork, and you can pick from hundreds of designs.  Whether you want your pet posing as a King or standing as a soldier the choice is yours.  Other possibilities include phone cases, mugs or cushion covers.  Such an interesting and unique gift idea for dog lovers.  

  • Custom Blanket.

How about this for comfort and style, your pets very own customized blanket.  Snuggle up in your own personalised throw for chilly nights on the sofa, when you want a cuddle from that special pet who might not be around. X

  • Key Rings.

Share a picture of your best friend in a key-ring.  These beautiful customised key rings will have your pets memory etched in crystal as well as etched on your heart.  People who love their pets will adore having a unique piece like this - show them you care by adding one to their Christmas present.

  • Personalised Christmas Decoration. 

I couldn't find a gift like this for my dog loving friend who's doggy had passed away.  I was looking a few years ago everywhere and didn't have any luck, so ended up making one myself.
My friend had lost her dog a few months earlier, so in a local shop I found a glass bauble that was hinged on the side.  I filled it with white feathers and had her dogs name printed and placed it inside, I tied a pretty white bow on the top so it could hang from the Christmas tree. 🤍  
You won't need to do that as these are beautifully made for you with your dogs name on it so you can keep them in your thoughts over Christmas too.  This is a wonderful memorial piece that can be placed on your tree or hung in your home to remember your doggy all year round. X

  • A Dozen Dapper Dogs.

Just look how cute these Hotel Chocolat doggy chocolates look.  I'm definitely gooey-eyed over these.  Twelve delicious milk, white and dark chocolates to delve into, I mean what dog lover wouldn't want to receive this for their pressie.  But definitely don't let the dog have any chocolate!

Join the gang for the #Chicandstylish #LINKUP

First let's take a look at the favourite blogger from last week.  It had to be Nancy - Nancy's Fashion Style.  She's wearing a lovely leopard print skirt, one I've been longing to find for ages.  Let's hope it's not too long until I find a copy of this beauty! 

Now let's start linking up.
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Thanks so much for joining me today, I do hope I've given you some helpful information. Good luck with your Christmas shopping everyone. X
I look forward to seeing you soon.
Cheerio. X



  1. Those are lovely things to receive and to give. We don't have dogs but two cats who are our kids, lol. And thank you so much for the feature!! The skirt is Shein, sssttt.

    1. Glad you like them Nancy, a good selection isn't it. x

  2. Your poppy is so adorable. The dogs are such a important part of our lives, they bring love, comfort and devotion to their owners:) Anna

  3. Jacqui, this is such a fun list of gift ideas for pet lovers! I agree with you about how special our pets are. One of my cherished pet keepsakes is a shadowbox that has my cat Steve’s paw print in clay displayed with a copy of “The Rainbow Bridge.”


    1. Many thanks Shelbee. What a lovely idea that is too Hun. x

  4. OMG! Halle is absolutely adorable! It is so tough that our pets don’t live as long as we do. And yet, I can’t imagine my life without my little dog. Fun pet gift ideas!


    1. She really is a cute doggy, so lovely to have her stay. x

  5. Lovely post Jacqui, nice doggy presents

  6. Oh my goodness, what an absolutely adorable little cutie!

  7. That sweet little face-your grand-dog is just adorable! And these are lovely gift ideas for the pet owner. Thanks for sharing, and have a good week!

    1. She is lovely and I adore having her stay when they are away. x Pleasure to share.

  8. It's decided I'm anonymous. Good catching up with you and your dogs, Annemarie

    1. Ha ha, it's bloomin' google at its best! I know who you are love, thanks for stopping by. x

  9. She's such a cute puppy! Although I grew up with family members having big dogs I love cute little fluffy dogs - our little rescue Shih Tzu is certainly one of the fluffiest, haha! :)

    Thanks for the link up! Hope you are having a lovely day :)

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and adding to my linkup. Have a super week Mica. x

  10. Oh these are great ideas! I have a friend who is a big dog lover and she would love any of these!

    Allie of

    1. Thanks so much Allie, you are too kind. Hope you find something suitable. x

  11. There is honestly nothing like a dog! We have had three Westies...our latest, Jack, will be four on Christmas Day. His "brothers" are in their little tins waiting to be joined by us at some far in the future day! Thanks for sharing these ideas!

    1. Awe for sure, I adored both my dogs and love my little Halle. It's nice to have her round occasionally. xx

  12. Great list! As a cat lover, I feel the same way, and would love to also receive any of these items.


    1. Great ideas aren't they Alexandra, I'd love all of them! x

  13. These are great ideas! Halle is so cute! I've had a couple of labradors but my last dog died about 15 years ago. They are a lot of work, especially big dogs. I couldn't commit to having one now though. Plus, I don't think Henry (my cat) would be impressed by a sharing the house with a dog! Thanks for sharing at the link up!

    Emma xxx


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