MORE than a third of pet owners will be splashing out on treats, gifts and costumes for their pets this Christmas.
Research by American Express found 35% of owners will spend at least £14 on their furry friends and 32% said their pet was easier to buy for than friends and family.
Nearly half, 47%, like include their animal in their celebrations, and pet friendly Christmas dinners, treats and chocolates are already on supermarket shelves.
So we’ve rounded up ten gift ideas for dogs, cats, rabbits and furries to make sure they’re not feeling left out come Christmas morning.
Your pet can enjoy the countdown to Christmas with the Cupid and Comet luxury advent calendar. There’s a gourmet meat treat for your cat or dog behind every door.£4.99 https://www.rosewoodpet.com
Let your dog or cat pull a cracker round the table filled with festive goodies from Lily’s Kitchen. The cat treats are turkey, chicken liver and cranberry and for the dogs, there’s turkey, thyme, cranberry and cinnamon flavoured biscuits.
£2.95 for cats/£3.49 for dogs https://www.lilyskitchen.co.uk
Fizz isn’t just for humans – share a tipple with your cat or dog with Pawsecco, which is 100% natural and infused with Elderflower, Nettle, Ginseng & Lime Flower
The tale of the Gingerbread Dog book
A furry festive read for all the family about the adventures of two hungry dogs, a clever cat and a gingerbread dog. All profits go to the PDSA animal charity.
Sugar mouse catnip toy
Pawfect for your kitty to chase, inspired by pick ‘n’ mix favourite, these toy mice are handmade from recycled wool and velvet, and laced with extra-strong, soil organic catnip.
£24 for two http://www.cheshireandwain.com/
Dog Christmas jumper
Your dog can look their best in this Crystal Snowdog jumper. It’s unisex and has a cute dog hanging out with his snowman friend and will keep them warm all winter.
Golden gift box
Made for bunnies, guinea pigs and small furries, try this marigold and coconut coated box with apple and herbs inside, with a festive star for your pet on each side to nibble their treats through.
Treat your pet to their own doppelgänger to cuddle up to. Illustrator Helen Penny draws your pet by hand then prints it on to velvet fabric and stuffs it to create a life-size cushion – a pal for them and a quirky furnishing too.
From £50 http://helenpenny.co.uk
Ideal for dogs who love getting muddy, these cover all of the legs and belly and are waterproof. Put them on before a winter walk and you only have the paws to clean when you get home.
If your pet likes to go AWOL you can attach it to their collar and it uses GPS tracking to show where they are. The app takes you to a Google maps route to find them.£24.99 http://www.thetrackr-uk.co.uk/
A version of this story appeared in the Sunday People and on Mirror Online.