Christmas is (nearly) here! The New Zealand summer feels like it 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. 

As a pet photographer over the last 2 years in Auckland’s doggy industry, 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.

In no specific order, here is the Yellow Lab gift guide 2018, gift ideas for dogs and dog lovers in Auckland New Zealand.

Mr Soft Top

Mr Soft Top has been making luxury dog wear in New Zealand since 2007. With a focus on high quality wool and cotton fibres and fabrics your pup will be looking super stylish all year round.

Pawtraits in Pencil

Alison from Pawtraits in Pencil can capture the real character, likeness and personality of your furry buddy any size in whatever way suits you, with any animal. This beautiful, life-like drawing is done with graphite or coloured pencils on high quality archival paper,
to keep your pets close forever.

Mascot Pet Outfitters

Mascot aims to satisfy fashionable pet lovers around New Zealand who don’t want to neglect their personal style, contemporary home and sense of humour by settling for less than original pet products.

PS If you sign up to Mascot Pet’s newsletter you’ll get 10% off ;-)


Celebrate and share those special moments with your pooch & Pupcakes. Pawlicious cupcakes made with health beneficial ingredients and a touch of love that will have your pooch begging for more!

Gift a box to your pooch or your friends pooch. Jenna has been super sweet to give Yellow Lab readers a coupon code to use: SANTAPAWS. 

Brodie’s Raw Pet Food Delivery

Brodie’s provides on-line sales of frozen raw pet food and deliveries right to your door on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. In addition to meeting your doggo’s dietary needs, they also have some great Christmas gift ideas such as the  Christmas Treat Bag, with all natural treats and chews, plus Gift Vouchers for use on any products on including grooming services at sister company, Brodie’s Boutique Grooming. For a real  Christmas ‘treat’, take a look at the luxury collars and leads on the site from UK designer Mann + Moon.


Visit Bopad for beautiful contemporary pet bedding and accessories. All their products are lovingly handcrafted and 100% made in New Zealand. If you’re looking for a handmade plush and durable, completely machine washable dog bed, shop here.

They also have a fabulous range of dog collars in leather, cotton cord macrame and fabric and can custom make to fit any stylish canine fur baby. 


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.

Yellow Lab Pet Photography

If you're looking for pet 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 Yellow Lab Christmas specials. The photo session includes professional hair and makeup on the day so she will look just gorgeous sharing the spotlight with her doggy best friend. Auckland only.

BONUS: If you buy the photoshoot before 21 December, you’ll receive a doggy Christmas card to put under the tree. All you need to do is sign and write your special message inside. After 21 Dec, receive an email to print and put into your own envelope.

Happy Christmas shopping friends!

Have I missed something? What other dog products/ services do you think should have made this gift list for dog lovers? Let me know in the comments - your commenting makes my day!