For the first time in my Christmas-loving life, I am relieved that the holiday is over. I’ve always been obsessed with everything revolving around Christmas. However, 2018 was such a crappy, difficult year, that at this point I’m just ready for 2019 to be here. During the holiday season this year I was on an extremely tight budget and often times I was feeling alone, two things that make Christmas very stressful for people. Although I was almost counting down the days until December 26th, I did end up having a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with very special people in my life. And of course, everything is okay when I have my son 🙂
Let’s be honest – we’re all on a budget, especially during the holidays. Buying gifts, shopping for extra food and spending money on baking ingredients adds up! But now’s the time to truly get into the Christmas spirit, whether you have money to spare or not. Our best canine companions have been with us throughout the year during hardships and happy times, and they deserve some more focus. Now get cozy with your pup and enjoy this list of budget-friendly holiday activities to do with your dog.
Christmas is most fun when you have a precious doggo to share it with. I love shopping for Wynston during the holiday season because it’s a great excuse to buy him lots of extra special goodies! Forget the holiday present ideas for humans – this one’s for the dogs. Presenting the 2018 holiday gift guide for dogs.
Visits to sit on Santa’s lap are no longer only for human children. It’s just as common to take your dog to see Santa now since large retailers like PetSmart and Petco offer the opportunity. )Small pet stores and events in your area may also offer photos with Santa). Although Wynston isn’t a fan of “the big man,” I know how fun it can be to get that precious photo of your pup with him. It’s always best to be prepared for that special moment, so for you I have helpful tips for taking your dog to see Santa Claus.
I enjoy shopping for Wynston much more than shopping for humans. Do you share my sentiment? I have a stocking for Wynston that I love filling with goodies, and I also wrap presents for him. As a part of our 12 Days of Holiday Planning for Pet Parents series, I come to you with a post about some simple stocking stuffers for dogs! In a separate post I will give you other gift ideas for your dogs and cats that don’t necessarily fit in a stocking.