Christmas is here! The New Zealand summer is in full swing and I know instead of combing the shops in the mall, you'd much rather be enjoying your time chillaxing in the shade with a BBQ or sipping something cold on the beach.
Over the past year I've met and come in contact with great New Zealand brands who supply dog products / services who I think you should know about, and best of all, any of these from the list of gift ideas for dogs and dog lovers, you'll be able to buy online and be sorted for Christmas.
You know how, when you take your dog for a walk you don't really want take your handbag with you, but you have nowhere to put your keys and phone and you end up walking with a ton of loose stuff in your hands? Enter Travel Wags. They have a dog walking bag with collapsible bowl, poop bags and a place for your phone, keys, money and dog treats.
Their second bag is aimed at weekenders or people who take their dogs to the office. Read more here.
Sarah is in the Christmas spirit, so she is giving you a coupon code to get 10% off your entire purchase between now and 22 December 2017. >>> Use code YELLOWLAB <<< Visit Travel Wags shop here.
Mascot Pet Outfitters
Mascot Pet Outfitters have RAD accessories for dogs (and cats!). This is the only place in New Zealand where you can buy the much loved friendship collars and hilarious Humunga Chomp ball with teeth. I crack up laughing just about everytime I see a photo of a dog with the ball with teeth in its mouth. I loved the Chewy Vuiton bone from Haute Diggity Dog so much, I included it in my show special at previous Paws in Parnell dog markets this year. If you're looking for something more custom, have a look at the Mascot denim vests. Your stylish pet will freeze Instagram scrolls in this getup.
Barkbag is a subscription box for your dog. Every Barkbag is different and packed specially for your dog with their preference profile in mind from a selection of NZ made treats and high quality toys. They are gift wrapped and delivered straight to your door to put under the tree ready for Christmas morning. This year, they're helping spread the cheer; for every Bag sent out they will donate a meal to a rescue pup in need.
Paper Scissors Box
My friend Tash from Paper Scissors Box sells funny, dog inspired cleverly designed greeting cards. I particularly love her pack of greeting cards: WOOF PACK. It is dog cards for every occasion. No more popping in to the shop last minute. With this pack, you're covered for 3 birthdays, 4 Christmas cards, 1 get well card, 4 new dog cards, 2 Mother's day cards, 1 dog loss card, 1 thank you card and 3 general cards. Wow!
Check out Paper Scissors Box's store for more beautiful black and white designs and products.
Visit Bopad for beautiful contemporary pet bedding and accessories. All their products are 100% made in New Zealand. My favorite is their floral collars with rose gold hardware. If you happen to have a feline friend, I really like the Pod Pads cat beds they stock too.
Yellow Lab Pet Photography
If you're looking for pet portrait photography to celebrate the special bond between you and your dog, or perhaps you're a mom looking to buy something really special for your daughter, or considering purchasing this for your partner, have a look at my Yellow Lab Christmas special. The photo session includes professional hair and makeup on the day so she will look just gorgeous sharing the spotlight with her best friend. Shop here.
Have I missed something? What other products do you think should have made this list? Let me know in the comments - your commenting makes my day!