Amazing DIY Holiday Ideas, Tips, Tools and More

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Happy Howlidays! I love the holiday season — the cold weather, the yummy food, and of course, all of the festivities! You know who else loves them too? our pets! I’m thinking it may be because of all the extra lovin’ and gifts they get from the family.

Here are a few of the best personalized Christmas stockings for pet owners. Do you get your dog or cat gifts for Christmas?

Amazing DIY Holiday Ideas

It turns out that I’m not the only pet mama to spoil her pup during this time of year. That’s why I love this super cute website called TheNosePrint.com from Big Heart Pet Brands (the makers of Milk-Bone, Pup-Peroni, Canine Carry Outs, and Milo’s Kitchen). They really know how to celebrate the holidays with your pup!

We always include our pets in the holidays. They each get a present under the tree from Santa and while they don’t actually open the present, they do enjoy it. Plus, since I pet sit several dogs and cats over the holidays, I make sure to bring them a special treat from Santa too.

On TheNosePrint.com, check out some of the fun doggy do-it-yourself ideas they’ve dreamed up.

My favorite was the Mistletreat.

Get it? (I love a good pun!) And this treat is sure to be a hit with our pets. Slobbery kisses? Check. Yummy treat? Check. Yes, it’s pretty much the best gift idea ever.

I’m also loving the homemade paw-print ornament. I’ve seen these with children’s handprints before. Why not have your fur child make an ornament too?

Amazing DIY Holiday Ideas

Other great homemade doggy gifts include a treat bouquet, a sweet treat jar, and a ho-ho-howliday treat bag. Yes, our pets are going to have a very holiday break.

The NosePrint.com also asked 3,000 Americans about their dog-related holiday habits, including whether their dog is involved in gift-giving, stocking-stuffing, Christmas sweater-wearing, and other holiday traditions.

Dog related holiday habits

What they found is that Americans really LOVE their pets. For instance, did you know 71% of dog parents give gifts to their pups? Have you completed your Christmas doggy shopping yet?

According to the survey, here are the top 5 reasons people give gifts to their dog:

1. To express love to my dog: 72%
2. Because it’s fun for me: 60%
3. To help my dog feel included like a family member: 54%
4. To give my dog a moment of happiness: 53%
5. To feel closer and bond with my dog: 43%

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For me, I like to give presents to our pets because of all of these reasons. They are such an important part of the family — I can’t imagine the holidays without them.

Christmas traditions with dogs:

1. 48% of dog parents hang a Christmas stocking for their dog.
2. 43% of dog parents include a dog in a photo for a family holiday card.
3. 32% post photos of their dog on social media with a holiday message.
4. 29% dress up their dog in a holiday-themed costume or outfit.
5. 22% make or buy dog-themed holiday decorations.

For photos and instructions on how to add more dog-related fun to your home holiday traditions, check out these cool projects.

Finally, want to know which states have the most spoiled pups?

Best Personalized Christmas Stockings for Pet Owners

The 2015 TheNosePrint.com Santa Dog Index ranks states based on how much, on average, dog parents will spend on their furry kids:

Top 10 States That Spend the Most on Holiday Gifts for Dogs:

1. New Jersey: $29.61 (average gift spending per dog for state residents)
2. New York: $28.95
3. Pennsylvania: $28.75
4. Utah: $27.75
5. Georgia: $27.04
6. California: $26.07
7. Washington: $25.81
8. Florida: $25.13
9. Illinois: $24.98
10. Virginia: $24.58

Apparently, it’s good to be a dog in the New York tri-state area. You can find the complete rankings of all 50 states at www.TheNosePrint.com.

 

 

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38 thoughts on “Amazing DIY Holiday Ideas, Tips, Tools and More

  1. My cousin and his wife are both veterinarians in Colorado and spend a lot on their pets, but they are family of course! I like the Howliday Treat Keeper for a little portion control for anxious pouches! They are all such creative projects that look super easy to make too.

  2. I love the Drool-Worthy Doggy Gingerbread! It’s adorable, my son and I would have so much fun making it!

  3. The stocking snack sack would be a good Christmas break project for my girls! They love to do anything for our border collie.

  4. I would say the doggie gingerbread house looks fun to make, but not sure how long it would last. The wreath would last longer.

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