Secret Santa Gifts for Dog Lovers
Press and news3 November 2022Secret Santa dog ideas

Secret Santa Gifts for Dog Lovers

Everybody loves Secret Santa, it’s a great way to ensure everyone is included at Christmas and the pawfect excuse to get the pack together for a festive celebration. The secrecy adds an extra element of fun and it helps reduce the number of gifts you have to hunt for - as we like to say, it’s a woof-woof situation!

Sometimes you need a helping paw to find the ideal gift, so we’ve been digging around to fetch our top picks for dog lovers, just call us Santa’s little helpers.

Secret Santa gifts for dog lovers in the office

A Secret Santa gift exchange is a pawpular choice amongst many offices. If you’re looking for gift ideas for a dog-loving colleague check out our list below:

Under £10

Under £20

Under £30

Peanut, the Chihuahua, in front of a mountain of pressies

Under £10

Doodling for dog people


For the artistic dog lover! This is a wagnificent little gift for the doodler in the office, it’s packed with a variety of guided pages, canine facts, inspiration and blank pages to create their own masterpieces.

A dozen chocolate dapper dogs


You can never go wrong with a box of chocolates, these milk chocolate pups are a simple but sweet gift - it’s impawsible to resist the puppy dog eyes. Just don’t expect your colleague to share these around in the office, they’ll want to keep them all to themselves.

Best in show glass water bottle


A glass water bottle for the eco-conscious with a cute canine print. A bottle is an everyday essential in the office so this is a great practical gift for any dog lover.

Spud, the Cockapoo, with his owner in the snow

Under £20

Rainbow dog A5 diary


For those who like to organise all the impawtent dates (or perhaps the colleague who needs a little nudge to be better organised next year) this cute rainbow diary is filled with beautiful dog illustrations and provides a week-by-week view of 2023.

BorrowMyDoggy gift voucher


Gift the love of a dog! Nothing beats spending time with a dog. If your colleague would love a dog but isn’t in a position to own one of their own right now, a borrower membership to BorrowMyDoggy is a great way to fill the dog-shaped hole in their heart. We’ve also created some downloadable Christmas cards that you can print out and pop the voucher code in with a pawsonalised message ‘from Santa’.

‘Woof’ mug

£14.00 standard mug

Everyone in the office needs their own mug, and there’s no better way to say ‘paws off my mug’ than gifting them their own. Made of fine bone china,  featuring four beautiful breeds and paired with a hot chocolate stick or a box of their favourite tea we think this makes a woofly good Christmas gift.

Nuji, the Cross Breed, on the beach on a winter's day

Under £30

Charlie the Cockapoo tea light holder


Next have introduced the Charlie the Cockapoo range and we absowoofly love the latest addition and we think any dog lover will too. Throw in some Christmas-scented tea lights with this holder for the added festive touch.

Treat time lunch bag


We love the pawgeous illustrations on this lunch bag, what's more, it’s made from vegan leather and is fully insulated - the pawfect match for your stylish yet practical colleague.

Organic cotton Jack Russell apron


There’s always one part-time baker in the office, and if they’re a dog lover this apron from Joules is the pawfect gift. They might even feel inspired to bake some festive treats for the office.

Dobbie, the English Springer Spaniel, with a christmas hat on

Secret Santa gift ideas for someone special

Secret Santa is also becoming more common amongst families and friendship circles, and considering the current cost of living crisis, it’s a great way to reduce the added financial pressures Christmas can bring. So we’ve sniffed out a few more ideas that might be ideal for a friend or family member. We’ve also included some personalised gift ideas if you’re looking to add that extra special touch! Take a look at the list below:

Paw print hand-painted wine glass


Loves dogs, loves wine? Then this is the pawfect pick! A stemmed wine glass with beautiful hand-painted paw prints, each glass is painted especially to order making it one of a kind.

Personalised dog walking bag


We love this abstract print bag from Yappy, an essential for treats and poo bag storage when heading out for walkies. Whether you are searching for a gift for a dog owner or borrower we think this is a supaw trendy yet practical purchase.

Christmas tea selection gift box


Many enjoy snuggling up with a cuppa in front of the fire after a cold winter's walkies. This gift set from Bird and Blend contains 4 different Christmas flavours to enjoy over the festive season.

BorrowMyDoggy gift voucher


Help your dog-owning friend or family member find a new pal for their dog. And don’t forget we have downloadable Christmas cards that you can print out and pop the voucher code in with a pawsonalised message ‘from Santa’.

Basil, the Toy Poodle, being hugged tight by his owner

Pet portrait sketch


This bespoke black and white portrait sketch is a pawsome idea if you’re looking for a special personalised gift. You’ll need to select the photograph of your pooch model and provide their name, you can also include a sweet message.

Dog park board game


Who doesn’t love a games night? Dog Park is a 1-4 player game about collecting and walking all your favourite dogs. We love that a percentage of each sale is donated to the Guide Dogs charity too.

Dog-friendly break UK - Buyagift voucher


With 40 locations to choose from, options for 1 or 2-night stays and a variety of different types of accommodation we think this is a really pawsome gift for any dog lover.

We hope you’ve found these lists helpful and enjoy your secret Santa gift exchange, paws crossed Santa brings you something wagulous in return.

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