Gift buying – you either thrive on it, or you leave it to the last minute and hope the gifts will buy themselves. We’re here to tell you – that unfortunately, they don’t. Good thing you’ve come to Dog Friendly New Zealand, where we’ve curated the ultimate gift guide for the dog mum, dog dad and of course the dog himself. So sit back and relax – we’ve got you.
WALK SET BY WILD ONE
Fairly new to New Zealand, Wild One has exploded on the pet accessories market with a modern, functional and stylish take on dog walk wear. Available in a range of both bold and pastel colours, their soft neoprene harnesses and beach-friendly leads are the perfect summer gift for your furry friend.
Shop Wild One at Amara
TOY BASKET BY BOWL&BONE REPUBLIC
Is your pet a toy hoarder? Whether they’re of the canine or feline variety, this adorably stylish knitted toy basket is the perfect addition to the modern home and will keep all your pet’s toys contained. Win, win!
Shop Bowl&Bone at Good Pet Home
PET PERFUME BY MIPUCHI
Fragrances are one of the most perfect gifts for humans and as far as we’re concerned, dogs too. MiPuchi’s range of divine pet perfumes have naturally nourishing ingredients for enriching your dog’s coat and skin while enveloping them in a cloud of boujee, delicious fragrance. Perfect for an after-bath spritz, or as a freshen up between washes. Paws up for cuddles all around!
Shop at MiPuchi
PET BANDANAS BY THE PAWS
A fun, easy way to amp up your pet’s style factor is by rotating a wardrobe of bandanas. We absolutely love The Paws for the fact that they give back to dogs in need. Based in Bali, their handcrafted cotton bandanas come in a variety of fun, cheerful prints and every purchase helps save, sterilize and rehome the beach dogs of Bali and Sri Lanka. Take your gift a step further and purchase a matching face cover for yourself!
Shop The Paws at Pets of Ponsonby
AIR-DRIED TREATS BY TU MEKE FRIEND
The good folks over at Tu Meke Friend never fail to disappoint with their offering of nutritious, healthy and top quality pet treats. A favourite brand in the DFNZ office, we swear by them for our dogs and we know you will too. With training treats, long-lasting chews and toppers available, there’s an option for every fussy cat or dog.
Shop Tu Meke Friend at Animates[Photo: @gusnremi]
CUDDLY COAT GROOMING SHAMPOO BY KIEHL’S
Love Kiehl’s? Us too! Give your pet the same treatment by investing in Kiehl’s Cuddly Coat Grooming Shampoo, a gentle chamomile infused shampoo for dogs of all breeds and sizes. PH balanced and soothing, this cleanser smells extremely classy and will have both long and short-haired dogs gleaming with healthy, moisturised skin.
Shop Kiehl’s at The Market
HEAL AND PROTECT SOOTHE BALM BY SMITH & BURTON
Harnessing the soothing power of Manuka honey, Smith & Burton’s wonder balm is a fantastic gift for pups who suffer from dry paws, hot spots, cracked noses or sore skin folds. French Bulldogs, Pugs and Shar Peis – we’re looking at you! Ask mum or dad to pop one of these in your stocking this Christmas, your sensitive parts will be protected from the elements and feeling buttery soft in no time.
Shop Smith & Burton at Good Pet Home
RESIDENT DOG BOOK BY NICOLE ENGLAND
Did you draw the person who has everything this Secret Santa? Fear not as we have the solution! Who doesn’t love beautiful interiors, beautiful homes and beautiful dogs? Complete with stunning photography, this collectable coffee table book showcases architectural masterpieces along with the dogs that inhabit them. We are in love!
Shop Resident Dog at Paper Plane
LEASH AND BAG STRAP BY SAINT RUE
Purchasing for a stylish dog parent? You can’t go past this leash and bag strap combo by Saint Rue – the perfect addition to any fashionista’s wardrobe (both dog and human!). Each luxuriously smooth and sleek bag strap is detachable, adjustable and will turn any bag into a chic cross-body or shoulder purse or waist pack. Meanwhile, the matching leash will incorporate your impeccable style into your dog’s effortless walkies lewk.
Shop Saint Rue at Sunday Paws
CLASSIC WATCH AND BRACELET BY SACHII WATCHES
If there’s one thing we love to get behind at DFNZ, it’s companies that give back. Sachii offers stylish watches for both men and women, with 10% of profits being donated to the Soi Dog Foundation, a Thai nonprofit organisation for the welfare of stray dogs and cats. Having seen animal abuse first hand, the co-founders of Sachii were spurred on to make a difference and have so far saved 1000 rescue dogs in need. We absolutely love this special edition gift bundle, consisting of their signature style watch and a matching, simplistic bangle to compliment it. The perfect gift for a dog-mad loved one!
Shop at Sachii Watches
ARTISAN CAKE BY LITTLE CAKE CO
Have you seen a more beautiful cake? We didn’t think so. Why not treat your dog’s senses (and your eyes!) to one of the incredibly crafted artisan dog cakes from Little Cake Co this Christmas? Made from chicken liver, frosted with cream cheese icing and dripped with natural Greek yoghurt icing, this is a pooch-friendly treat for even the fussiest dogs! Topped with peanut butter cookie(s) and signature personalised fondant figurine of your choice, these cakes are seriously lush and seriously Instagrammable.
Shop at Little Cake Co
ZOGOFLEX TOPPLE TOY BY WESTPAW
Pet enrichment has really made a splash in the pet industry recently and it’s easy to see why. By encouraging your dog to play with puzzles or interactive toys, you are stimulating their brain and problem-solving abilities. Not to mention, it keeps doggie boredom at bay so you can work from home that little bit easier! Fill with frozen broth, unflavored yogurt or get creative with home made recipes – your dog will need to lick the contents out and work out how to get to the treats at the bottom. Such fun!
Shop WestPaw at Pet.Kiwi
COLLAR AND LEASH SET BY MT ALBERT HOUNDSWARE
NZ designed Mt Albert Houndsware say their products are designed to be reliable, practical and lightweight – but we’re going to go out on a limb and add in that they’re undeniably stylish as well! We love these guys for their simplistic aesthetic while utilising high-quality materials and hardware for that classy touch. With colour combos for any personality, your dog will be the talk of the park.
Shop at Mt Albert Houndsware
TRAVEL MAT BY FOXIE & CO
A gift that can be enjoyed by dogs and their parents alike, these fun, easy care travel mats by Foxie & Co are way up there on our wish list! Perfect for the beach, park or the cafe, each mat is padded for comfort, water resistant and come with built in slings and handles for easy transport. If you ask us – it’s a necessity for every outdoor-loving dog and its owner.
Shop at Foxie&Co
ICE CREAM MIX BY SCOOP DOG
We all enjoy a frozen treat in the height of summer, so why not share the moment with your dog? A fun stocking filler for any pup, these ice cream mixes are made from New Zealand Goats Milk (mild on your dogs stomach), New Zealand Honey (phenomenal vitamins and nutrients) and have no sugar or nasties! Just add water, freeze and enjoy!
Shop at Scoop Dog[Photo: @chihuahuaboyz]
DOG COOKIES BY THE BARKERY BROTHERS
Baked to perfection without additional preservatives, salt or colours, The Barkery Brothers’ cookie offering is healthy, delicious and stylishly packaged – the perfect stocking filler for your own dog or that special canine in your life. They’ll be hounding you for more!
Shop at The Barkery Brothers
PHOTO SESSION GIFT VOUCHER BY YELLOW LAB PHOTOGRAPHY
Capture that bond with your pet forever, by booking in for a photo session with the uber-talented (and uber-lovely!) Salome from Yellow Lab Photography. A true animal lover at heart, Salome understands first-hand the beautiful relationship between a pet and their owner, so we trust her wholeheartedly to catch that in portrait form. Salome creates a fun, easy and natural atmosphere for even the most nervous of humans or pets – we promise you, this is a true winner of a gift for any pet owner.
Shop at Yellow Lab
LUXURY PET LOUNGE BY BIANCA LORENNE
No need to share your expensive furnishings now – just pop one of these beauties under the tree and give your pet the gift of luxury sleep. Upholstered in chic pink chambray, this exquisitely plush bed is fit for the most pampered of pets and will fit in perfectly with any interior decor.
Shop at Bianca Lorenne
CHICKEN SUSHI BY DOG ON RESTAURANT
No Christmas Day feast is complete without your pup getting in on the act. Show them how much you love them with a pack of Black Sesame Chicken Sushi! Lovingly made from high protein chicken breast and delicious vegetables wrapped up in black sesame, then steamed to cut down the calories. Genius!
Shop at Dog On Restaurant