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Our top picks: Spoils for your pets this festive season

Pssst, you with the cute pet, your fur-child wanted us to tell you they don’t want the same boring chew toy you get them every year, for Christmas this year.

Here’s a round-up of some of the cutest, cleverest, most practical and playful spoils for your favourites.


#1 Everybody knows that you can’t get a gift without a Christmas stocking. Make sure your furry friends are sorted with this Christmas Paw Stocking from Pawfect.co.za. It’s valued at between R120 and R150, depending on your unique specifications.


#2 Also from Pawfect.co.za are these adorable Jazzy Bandannas (R45 – R53 depending on size). They are designed to feed through your pet’s collar and are all handmade, so each one is different. A great option if you want to gift your best friend with style this festive season.how-thoughtful

#3 How Thoughtful, an online family-run gift shop based in the Cape has a selection of gifts for your pets. There are hampers available to suit any budget. Or if you’d like something a little more touchy-feely consider a personalised poem for your feline friend or framed dog trades for your dog. These framed gifts sell for R320 each. Hampers available are the Bark Box Gift Set (available in blue or pink) at R150, or R530 for either the Posh Pooch Gift Set or Purr-fect Kitty Kit. An extra special twist when buying from How Thoughtful is that you can even select to have the gift wrapped in special Christmas-themed wrapping paper for your pet to enjoy ripping open.ceramic-jar-and-drinking-bowl

#4 If your fur baby is all about the treats then why not make treat times a special time with this gorgeous ceramic biscuit jar and drinking bowl gift set from Dial a Suprize. Your options are R375 for the ceramic jar and drinking bowl as is or R475 with some biscuit treats included. When ordering you you can choose to include a cutesy message to your pet just to make the special moment even sweeter.mrp-home

#5 Your pet gets more from being pampered than you can even imagine; it’s not just a shiny coat and gorgeous teeth. Give your pet and yourself the gift of bonding with a new Grooming Brush and Teeth Cleaner available from Mr. Price Home for R39.99 each. Your pet will love the extra special attention just for them.


Give your beloved pet the one thing they really need this holiday period. Click the pic

#6 If you really want to spoil your pet, give the gift that keeps on giving. The My Pet Box from My Pet Box is a monthly subscription tailored specially for your pet. You can opt for a one month subscription of R379, three months (R369/pm), six months (R359/pm) or 12 months (R349/pm). Products you can expect in the monthly boxes include goodies from Purl, Rogz, Vondis and Nanoes.

An added feel-good bonus of The Pet Box is the fact that a portion of all sales are donated to charity. Each box contains a hand-made toy by local community projects which enable assistance to those community members in need or just some community upliftment.


Mariette Steynberg is a qualified economist with a post-graduate diploma in financial planning. She has enjoyed working on holistic financial plans for clients in various stages of life, as well as a development economist assessing the socioeconomic impacts of new developments. When she is not working, Mariette enjoys parenting her quirky, delightful toddler girl. Cloth diapering, Eskimo kisses and the importance of reading to your child are all causes close to her heart. Mariette is passionate about financial education and hopes to use the experience she has gained to share knowledge with HomeTimes’ readership. Her goal is to provide information that is implementable by everyone.

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