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One of the most exciting traditions of Christmas is gift-giving. It allows the giver and the receiver to re-confirm their relationship and to communicate their feelings.

Meanwhile, you’re already wrapping gifts for your loved ones; CanadaPetCare has come up with some cool gifting ideas for pets.

Keep Reading for 7 Easy DIY Christmas Gifts for Dogs and Dog Lovers

1. DIY Dog BandanaDIY Christmas Gifts for Dogs

If you’re looking for a last-minute gift idea, a DIY dog bandana is perfect. It’s easy to make, and it’ll be the best gift to make your four-legged gentleman stand out during the festive outings.

Materials you’ll need: Fabric of your choice, a dog collar

Tools: Scissors, sewing pins, sewing needles

Instructions: Choose your bandana size and cut out the fabric accordingly. Fold the fabric in half by putting it around the dog collar. Now, sew corners to the secure the fabric. Wear it around your dog’s neck, and your posh pooch is ready to walk the ramp!

2. DIY Doggie Advent Calendar

DIY Christmas Gifts for Dogs

A December advent calendar has gained popularity in the last few years, as it makes the New Year countdown even more frenetic. So, this Christmas, why not make one for your dog too?

Materials you’ll need: Card board, mini stockings bags, ribbons, hot glue, marker pens, treats or toys, and fairy lights

Tools: Scissors

Instructions: Decorate the cardboard with Christmas embellishments, paintings or any other doggie-themed craft you would like. Mark the dates leading up to Christmas and fill each stocking with a small treat or toy, and hang it in your dog’s favorite room.

3. Paw Print Christmas Ornament

DIY Christmas Gifts for Dogs

A paw print ornament is a great Christmas gift for your dog and those who love your dog. This personalized gift can be tied to the Christmas tree or worn as jewelry.

Materials you’ll need: Salt, flour, water, glitter, mod podge, and wax paper

Tools: Cookie cutter, rolling pin

Instructions: Mix salt, flour, and water to make dough. Now roll the dough and cut it using a cookie cutter. Now, take your pet’s paw, press it firmly into the dough shape, and make a hole on the upside with a straw. Bake it for 2 hours at 200 degrees and fill the indents with mud podge. Pour the glitter over the mud paste and set aside for a few minutes to dry.There you are, ready with the most unique gift!

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4. Homemade X-mas Treats

DIY Christmas Gifts for Dogs

Christmas and treats go hand in hand. Every dog loves treats and hence, X-mas treats are the best gifts for dogs. Here is a super simple two-ingredient recipe of dog treats to make your dog’s Christmas more delightful.

Materials you’ll need: Wheat/oats flour, any one of these- sweet potato crush/carrot crush/peanut butter.

Tools: Cookie cutter (Christmas tree shaped, stocking shaped, Santa hat shaped, etc.), rolling pin, oven

Instructions: Mix all the ingredients with water to make firm dough. Roll out the dough into a thick sheet on a flat surface. Cut out shapes of your choice using different cookie cutters and bake them for 20-25 minutes. Store the treats in an airtight container.

5. DIY Dog Balm

DIY Christmas Gifts for Dogs

There’s no better gift than taking care of your dog. This holiday season, make a DIY dog balm for your pet’s paws and snout, and they will be thankful to you! You can also make it in bulk and send them across in small mason jars to your doggo friends.

Materials you’ll need: Shea butter, coconut oil, olive oil, Vitamin E oil, bees wax.  

Tools: Pan

Instructions: Mix all the ingredients in a small pan and heat it on a low-flame until everything is melted. Let the mixture cool down. Now, pour it into clean mason jars and seal them tightly. Apply it to your dog’s paws daily for the best results.


Jesse McDaniel is an animal activist that raises concerns and spreads awareness regarding pet health issues. She is also a self-proclaimed pet lover who tends to support many pet shelters, assisting them with supplies and medical aid on a regular basis.