Wag Wins Christmas Wishlist…for any dog or human!
Well it’s been an odd year, but one with the highlights of getting to spend extra time with your dog’s company over lockdown! We have put together the ultimate Christmas Wish List of gifts you can order online from independent artisans, featuring products for both human and hound! I’ve already started my Christmas shopping, including a pet portrait of Rosie the Wag Wins fox red Labrador, for my parents to hang up on the wall!
From Noggins and Binkles vegan handmade dog collars and leads to Wag Wins vegan handmade dog treats, there’s a gift for everyone – human or dog! For those who love a good read, a subscription to Wunderdog magazine makes a lovely gift to look forward to throughout the year; another fascinating read is ‘The Meaning of Woof’ book by Pamela Weintraub. Then we have Sophie Allport with the beautiful range of dog illustrations, homewares and accessories. Last but not least, Wag Wins handmade dog treats provides personalised treats, dog birthday cakes, Christmas advent calendars, crackers and hampers. With all treats being grain-free and nutritiously delicious, Wag Wins have something for everyone!
All the below independent companies specialise in producing top quality handmade goods produced in the UK – something we should all be supporting to get 2021 off to a good start!
So that’s the pawfect Christmas Wishlist sorted with personalised and pawfect presents – without even having to hit the high street…enjoy!
- ‘The Meaning of Woof’ by Pamela Weintraub – Book
Barks, Licks, Growls and Wags. Our dogs “talk” through their sounds and actions, but do we know what they’re trying to tell us?
Recent research has uncovered surprising information about the secret language of dogs, allowing us to get a deeper understanding of our furry friends. With this book, you can learn how to interpret a dog’s behaviour and what they are trying to communicate – and have a happier, healthier, more confident dog! Order online from Amazon at www.amazon.co.uk/Meaning-Woof-Pamela-Weintraub
- The Littlest Falcon – Pet Portrait Artist
The Littlest Falcon was founded in 2018 by printmaker Merlyn Griffiths. Based in the North East of England, Merlyn works primarily in linocut.
Having always been a huge animal lover, Merlyn’s first prints were inspired by her two rescue cats, Sonny and Cooper. Fur and feathers continue to influence her work, and she now sells a whole menagerie of creatures great and small.
Tel: 07411 588425
Follow on Instagram @the_littlest_falcon
I had my dog, Rosie the fox red Labrador (bottom left) painted by @the_little_falcon after sending her some photographs and she created me an original spectacular piece of art for my wall! After spending so much extra time with your dog this lockdown, why not send a few photos to Merlyn to transform into a pet portrait of your dog? Put it simply Merlyn at The Little Falcon is a wonderful and talented pet artist.
- Wunderdog – Magazine Subscription
Wunderdog is a new independent magazine for underdogs and wunder dogs. Wunderdog tells the stories of rescue dogs and their people. There are many very good dogs and humans, whose stories will inspire you to get involved and hug your own rescue dog(s) even more. Whilst animal welfare is at the heart of Wunderdog, the magazine also brings you the good life with rescue dogs. Dog-friendly travel, dog-centric art and design and sensible care advice fill each issue of the Wunderdog magazine and website.
Why not subscribe to Wunderdog Magazine as a Christmas present for one of your friends or loved ones? https://wunderdogmagazine.com/product/wunderdog-subscription/
Follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @Wunderdog_mag
- Noggins & Binkles – Vegan Cat, Dog & Human Accessories
Noggins & Binkles is a luxury, ethical and vegan cat, dog and human accessories brand named after two rescue cats, Mr Noggins (who turned out to be a girl) from the Seychelles and Mr Binkles (who is actually a boy) from Mauritius. In 2018 Rose, the owner of Noggins & Binkles moved back to London with the cats and set about making beautifully designed and ethically made cat, dog and human accessories. Only the highest quality materials are used including luxurious fabrics, vegan alternatives to leather, including sustainable cork and eco-friendly Piñatex®, Everything is designed and handmade in their London studio in the UK.I can honestly give Noggins & Binkles products a solid thumbs up for design, quality and sustainability after purchasing one of their yellow vegan cork dog collar’s with a brass buckle & matching lead for my fox red Labrador, Rosie. As soon as my parcel arrived, I couldn’t wait to get Rosie dressed up in her new outfit to go out on a walk and show her off! The cork texture felt amazing and sits so comfortably around Rosie’s neck, whilst the beautiful yellow and brass buckle looks stunning against Rosie’s fox red Labrador coat! https://www.nogginsandbinkles.com/collections/dog-collars
Follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @nogginsandbinkles
- Winston James Woof – Frome Pet Shop
Winston James Woof is no ordinary pet shop, but more of a pet boutique full of stylish design products and accessories for cats, dogs and humans.
A dog shop with a difference, founded in 2016 by Lou, with the help of her beloved rescue Whippets Lennon and Macca. Lou wanted to create a haven for all dog lovers, so Winston James Woof not only caters for your four-legged besties with treats, toys and pooch fashion, but also humans too with beautiful dog themed gifts and homeware adorning the shelves.
Visit their website to see what products you can shop online for your dog this Christmas! https://winstonjameswoof.com/collections
Follow on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @WinstonJamesWoof
- Sophie Allport – Illustrator and designer of cat, dog and human homewares and accessories
Browse the lovely collection of cat and dog accessories designed by Sophie Allport for your cherished pets. From dog beds, bowls, coats, collars, leads and toys to human home furnishings for your bedroom, kitchen and living room with collections inspired by the nature and the countryside.
Sophie’s Fetch design highlights furry friends on a delightful range of homewares and accessories, making the perfect Christmas gift for those who adore these affectionate pooches. Designs are featured on a sage blue background, with illustrations of dachshunds, cockapoos, dalmatians, jack russells, west highland terriers, cocker spaniels, springer spaniels, British bulldogs and Labradors!
Visit the website to shop online at: www.sophieallport.com
Follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @Sophie_Allport
- Wag Wins – Nutritious & Delicious Handmade Dog Treats
Wag Wins provide healthy, wholesome handmade treats for dogs.
A dog suffering from food allergies shouldn’t live in a world without treats – that’s why all our recipes are designed to produce nutritious, delicious treats to benefit a dog’s health and well-being. Wag Wins offer a subscription service and online shop to enable you to order dog treats delivered direct to your door…it might even make the dog love the postman!
Wag Wins are dog lovers and artisan producers, whilst canine nutrition is at the heart of everything Wag Wins do to benefit a dog’s health and wellbeing, from jaw drooling dog biscuits to dog birthday cakes and virtual dog cookery classes.
Wag Wins virtual cookery courses can be enjoyed privately from your own home, or they also make the pawfect dog bake-off session to do as a fun activity over a hen do, stag do, birthday, or any reason to get together with your friends and let your furry friends put all paws up whilst they test the treats and give their tail wag of approval!
Wag Wins can also personalise your dog treats to mark your dog’s name & personalised message!
Follow Wag Wins on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram @WagWinsUK
Visit the website to purchase some spectacular handmade dog treats & gifts this Christmas! www.wagwins.co.uk/shop-pageWag Wins…
- Use natural human-grade ingredients
- All treats are grain and dairy-free
- 100% vegan, containing no animal by-products
- No added salt, sugar, chemicals or artificial colourings
- Fresh, non-irradiated herbs and botanicals
- GMO free
- Freshly made and baked to orderBiscuits – Pupcorn – Birthday Cakes – Pupcakes – Dog Drinks – Training Treats – Afternoon Tea – Soft Treats – Advent Boxes – Santa Snacks – Christmas Crackers – Christmas Hampers, Virtual Dog Cookery Classes and much, much more!
So that’s our recommended list of what we think make pawfect gifts to give your friends and family this Christmas!
Feel free to share and any pics and posts of your four-legged friend with us over social media @WagWinsUK
Best wishes from Wag Wins for the coming festive season, stay safe, and enjoy the company of your dog!