Christmas has come round again and for those less organised who haven’t yet started our Christmas Shopping (I’m with you), we’ve got some great Gift Guides in store for you. First up is a personal favourite, sniffing out those glorious gifts that give back to dogs in need. Last year we featured 13 Amazing Brands That Give Back To Dogs in our 2016 Gifts That Give Back Gift Guide and this year, we’re pleased to see that many of these brands are still generously giving so please do check out last year’s Gift Guide as well.
For 2017, there are some great new gift additions to our Gifts That Give Back Gift Guide as well as new products from brands who featured last year. All these products and brands give back to dogs in need and that gets them a huge paws up from us…
Before you dive in, just to add that the gifts listed in 9 Glorious Dog Gifts That Give Back are not listed in any particular order, they’re all pawsome in our opinion…
1 – Gifts That Give Back | MALIN + GOETZ and Fetch & Follow Limited Edition Holiday Gift Set
This limited edition Christmas gift set contains the fabulous MALIN + GOETZ Dog Shampoo, alongside a Green Leather Dog Collar and Lead from London doggo brand Fetch & Follow for one lucky pooch, as well as a travel size Peppermint Shampoo and Cilantro Conditioner for humans. The ideal gift for any dog lover and their furry friend with a donation going to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home from every one sold. Get yours from Malin + Goetz -£70
2 – Gifts That Give Back | Wild at Heart Foundation Sweatshirts
We’ve been lusting after one of these fur-bulous sweatshirts from London-based charity Wild at Heart Foundation who are on a mission to reduce the world’s stray dog population. There are several designs available, each featuring a pawsome #pawsforthought message. There are even some cool new Christmas designs which makes this possibly the coolest Christmas Jumper you’ll ever wear. All proceeds go directly to the charity. Find yours at Wild at Heart Foundation – £50.
3 – Gifts That Give Back | Wild at Heart Foundation Mugs
If the budget doesn’t quite stretch to a sweatshirt, then at least you can drink coffee and feel good about it with a Wild at Heart Foundation Mug created by the same designers who came up with the sweatshirts. All proceeds go directly to the charity. Shop Wild at Heart Foundation Mugs – £14 each or £48 for a set of four.
4 – Gifts That Give Back | Radley x Dogs Trust Backpack and Coin Purses
Back for another year is this pawsome collaboration between London born accessories brand Radley and The Dogs Trust. For 2017 there are two wooferful products in the limited edition collection. First up is the equally stylish and useful Backpack, with plenty of pockets, straps, clips and waterproof compartments to make sure you can carry everything your dog might need! Second, you can pair your new backpack with one of the new coin purses featuring the iconic Radley Scottish Terrier alongside one of three Dogs Trust rescue dogs. Fall in love with Scruffy the Crossbreed, Jackie the Daxi and Lollipop the Golden Retriever after reading their rescue stories.
The Radley London x Dogs Trust backpack – £99 and coin purses – £32, are available in store and at www.radley.co.uk. 15% of the sale price from each Radley x Dogs Trust item goes directly to Dogs Trust.
5 – Gifts That Give Back | Butternut Box
Butternut Box is simply dog food to die for! Fresh, human grade, grain free food made from either 60% chicken, Turkey, Beef or Lamb and packed with nutritional ingredients such as Lentils, Cauliflower, Broccoli and Spinach, delivered to your door. Belinha and Moleque go nuts for Butternut Box and you can read all about it in our Butternut Box Rescue Dog Review. And the best bit, for each new customer that signs up, Butternut Box donate a meal to a rescue dog in need. For Christmas Butternut Box have gift-cards available which they can send directly to the lucky recipient. Share the dog food love from £25 with a Gift-Card from Butternut Box.
6 – Gifts That Give Back | happystaffy.me
German brand happystaffy.me makes stylish outerwear (and other cool things) for the very dapper dog. Our favourite has to be this oh so stylish trench coat that would possibly make any dog the best dressed doggo around town. Plus the fact that they donate 5% of their income to rescue charities, gets hapystaffy.me extra paws up from us. The Leeloo Trench Coat is available in the UK from Styletails – £145.
7 – Gifts That Give Back | The Dog Trouser Company
Yup, dog trousers are a thing as featured on the blog in October. We’ve been keeping our pup legs dry as we’ve been testing Dog Trousers out (more on that to come) and they’re not only pretty unique but super practical, so tick both boxes for a Christmas gift for the canine that does not want to get dirty! For every pair of Dog Trousers sold, £2 is donated to 1 Dog at a Time Rescue UK, which cares for and re-homes abused Romanian street dogs. From £75.99 – £84.99 at The Dog Trouser Company.
8 – Gifts That Give Back | All Dogs Matter Joie Des Chiens Sweatshirts
Another pawsome sweatshirt gift idea, this time from London Rescue & Rehoming Charity All Dogs Matter. The ‘Joie Des Chiens’ sweatshirt is available in four colours (of which we personally have two already and can repawt that they are super warm and cosy). The Joie Des Chiens Sweatshirts are available at £20 from the All Dogs Matter Shop and all proceeds go directly to the charity.
9 – Gifts That Give Back | Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Grey Dog Scarf
This grey dog scarf is simple but stylish and the pawfect stocking filler at just £10 from Battersea Dogs & Cast Home. There are lots more gifts (for humans and four-legged friends) available from the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Shop that will help this London Dog & Cat charity continue to take in hundreds of animals each year.
Gifts That Give Back | BONUS TIP – EasyFundraising
To finish up our 2017 round-up of gifts that give back, we can’t not mention the wooferful Easyfundraising. This has got to be the easiest way to raise cash for your favourite charity whilst you shop. If you sign up to Easyfundraising (for free) you can collect donations from over 3,000 retailers and each time you shop these will be donated to a (dog) charity or good cause of your choice. It doesn’t cost you a penny extra but can make the world of difference to charities by raising much-needed extra funds.