With December already upon us, planning for the holiday season is very much on the agenda. In this post we round up a selection of our favourite Christmas gifts to make your furry friends look and feel really special. Whether its a new luxury cork collar or bow-tie in indulgent festive colours, a new impossibly comfortable organic cotton cat bed, a teaser toy made from sustainably sourced wood and cork or eco friendly Christmas decorations that stay in one piece even with the most determined of kitties, there is a little something for everyone in the Noggins & Binkles Christmas Gift Guide.
1) Cat & Dog Advent Calendar
It is not just the humans that can enjoy the excitement of opening a little door on their advent calendar to reveal a little treat every day and there’s no better way to start the month of Christmas than with extra treats...did someone say treats?! Our friends at Scrumbles, who make natural pet food and treats that are kind to tummies, have unveiled their new kitty and doggy advent calendars. Behind each door is a selection of handmade treats to tickle your cat or dog's taste buds so no one feels left out at Christmas. Their dog advent calendar even features some vegan dog dental treats along with some Christmas themed nibbles! Their advent calendars are proudly made in the UK and they donate 50p from each advent calendar to animal charities so you can feel better about those extra treats!
2) Luxury Cat & Dog Collars
Our customers have a huge choice when it comes to dressing their furry friends in our luxurious range of handmade cat and dog collars. We have a number of designs which are purrfect for your cat or dog this holiday season. These include our red vegan leather collar, which is made with a luxurious and hard-wearing cotton/linen mix upholstery fabric with a triple stitch for extra durability or our burgundy vegan 'leather' cork collar made from burgundy cork, which is an ethical, vegan, eco friendly and sustainable alternative to leather. For the more glamorous and bling among our furry friends, our metallic collection of Piñatex® cat collars and dog collars is really likely to set your furry friends apart from the crowd this Christmas.
For extra peace of mind, all of our cat collars feature a breakaway safety buckle to keep your cat safe and dog pawrents can add a matching lead / leash to complete the look.
Binkles in our Red Polka Dot 'Candy' Breakaway Safety Cat Collar With Bell
3) Personalised engraved ID tag for cats and dogs
One way to add some extra sparkle to your furry friend's wardrobe is to have a customised collar name tag made just for him or her. Not only does this play an important part in keeping your furry friend safe (read more about what details to put on a cat ID tag here and what details to put on a dog ID tag here) it is also a beautiful accessory. Our range of luxury solid brass cat and dog ID tags match perfectly with all of our handmade collars and, in addition to being able to engrave a tag with you or your furry friend's name, address, initial or other important details, we also offer a range of beautiful different designs including our heart, star and moon and star designs so there really is something for everyone.
4) New range of Cat & Dog Bow-ties
Just like their humans, our furry friends love to dress up and look extra special during the holiday season and nothing shouts glamour more than our newly launched range of beautiful handmade bow-ties from Noggins & Binkles. Our bow-ties, for both cats and dogs, are available in all the same beautiful and colourful materials as our luxury handmade collars, so there is a bow-tie to make your furry friend the star of any Christmas party.
5) Luxury Cat & Dog Beds
Let's face it, the holiday season is as much about catching up on lost sleep as it is indulging in festive foods and meeting friends. This applies equally to our furry friends. After all, chasing around under the Christmas tree is tiring for any respectable cat or dog. Noggins & Binkles' new range of luxury cat beds and dog beds are made with eco-friendly organic cotton fabric and feature fully removable and washable covers. The comfy inner cushions are made with organic cotton and generously filled with recycled polyester fibre from used single-use PET plastic bottles. Our modern beds are designed to fit in any home and are currently available for cats of all sizes and small dogs. For an extra special treat at Christmas, we can make larger dog beds to order so please do get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Noggins enjoying a little rest on our Luxury Organic Cotton Cat Bed
6) Sustainably Sourced Vegan Cat Toys
Any household with pets will know that it's not just the kids that need to be entertained at Christmas. Noggins & Binkles have developed a beautiful range of cat toys made using ethically and sustainably sourced vegan materials that will keep your furry friend entertained throughout the holiday season. Our Cat Teaser Wand Toy featuring a natural, eco-friendly, hand-painted cork ball on elastic and a coordinating wooden stick with hand-painted tip is a fun cat toy that is great for stimulating indoor cats and helping your cat to work off those extra Christmas treats.
7) Dog Christmas Treats & Crackers
If you want to treat your furry friend to some Christmas treats on the run up to Christmas and their very own dog Christmas cracker on the big day, then our friends at Wag Wins have you covered! Wag Wins makes handmade dog treats in the UK with vegan ingredients that are wheat-free, grain-free and gluten-free, so are perfect for sensitive tummies. They also have lots of delicious natural flavours to choose from with added herbs. Their gorgeous handmade treats include personalised dog biscuits, dog cakes, advent calendars and Christmas crackers, so there is a dog treat for every occasion!
Wag Wins Dog Christmas Crackers
8) Natural Cork Christmas Tree-Decorations
Before we end, what would Christmas be if you, the long suffering human, couldn't also treat yourself and your home at the same time. Noggins & Binkles have recently launched a new range of vegan, sustainable, pet-safe and absolutely gorgeous luxury Christmas tree decorations. As you can see in this post, it is not always easy to find beautiful pet-safe Christmas decorations. Our natural cork bauble Christmas tree decorations with biodegradable glitter and organic cotton ribbons come in a choice of 10 different colours and will make any Christmas tree the talk of the town. Most importantly, these cork baubles are safe from even the most inquisitive tree-climbing cat and won't smash if a wayward paw manages to get into contact with them.