A dog Christmas wish list for Alfie – Ideal Home Show Christmas

November 12, 2018


Ok, hands up. Who loves Christmas? Us too! It’s that time of year when magic is hanging in the air. Along with joyful thoughts, plenty of good food and drink, and the promise of Father Christmas and his elves keeping an eye out for all the children that have been good this year 😉 *Sighs happily into decadent marshmallow topped hot chocolate… what!? I’m making the most of the festivities.


To help get us jingling, we have been invited to the Ideal Home Show Christmas at Olympia London which will be running from the 21st – 25th November.


Ideal Home Show Christmas


It’s a wonderful show packed to the rafters full of everything Christmas. Think gorgeous gifts, sparkling decorations and special finishing touches to get your home Christmas ready. There’s even going to be something for the foodies with the Eat and Drink Festival Christmas. Yum!





Pet pavilion at the Ideal Home Show Christmas

A big part of our Christmas celebrations also include spoiling our miniature schnauzer Alfie. I’m not sure how he knows, but as soon as the Christmas presents go under the tree, he’s sure to be found poking and prodding all the gifts in search of something for him. In the lead up to Christmas we all enjoy picking out treats for him, then attempting to smuggle them into the house without him sniffing them out. I was really excited to hear that the Ideal Home Show Christmas will have a pet pavilion this year, where there will be gifts galore to buy for our furry friends. I’ve already got my eye on a few things to make his Christmas go with a woof!


Ideal Home Show Christmas




A dog Christmas wish list for Alfie


Butternut Box – For the foodie

Ok. Isn’t every pooch a bit of a foodie at heart? Alfie is no exception and we joke that the way to his heart is by indulging his tum. Whilst we do love to treat him, we don’t want him to end up like a stuffed turkey, so Butternut Box looks like the perfect solution. Butternut Box create wonderfully home-cooked food packed with fresh ingredients and conveniently portioned ready for meal times. Delicious!


Ideal Home Show Christmas



Rock Dog – For the trend setter

If you follow us over on Instagram you’ve probably caught a few snaps of Alfie kitted out in his latest erm… clothes. We never for one second thought he would love being dressed up, but he really does and favours cosy knits and sweats to snuggle up in. With that in mind, a new outfit is a must for his Christmas wish list. I’ve spotted the cutest outfits by Rock Dog that will definitely get all the tails wagging.


Ideal Home Show Christmas

Denim dogs jacket

Ideal Home Show Christmas

Dog sweatshirt


Ideal Home Show Christmas

Wool cable knit dog sweater



Dogs and Horses – For everyday comfort

I think you’ve already guessed that Alfie loves luxurious comfort. Doesn’t everyone? The one thing which we never compromise on is his collar. Because he’s got it on all the time, it has to be durable as well as super comfortable. I’ve spotted some beautiful collar and lead sets from Dogs and Horses which would look stunning on Alfie whether he’s out and about or stretched out in front of the log fire.



South West Pet Beds – For the sleepy head

Can I tell you a secret? Alfie used to have 3 different dog beds dotted around the house in his favourite spots. 3! We’ve streamlined it to 2, but I think we are all missing that 3rd bed, which had prime place in the kitchen. This was also the one that got wet and mucky the quickest from outdoor adventures. I’d love to treat him to a new one and I think he would be thrilled with a big billowy cushion from South West Pet Beds. Whilst Alfie would most definitely enjoy the comfort, I’m loving that these are waterproof and durable! #WinWin.

Ideal Home Show Christmas


What do you think? There’s so much to choose from I almost don’t know where to start. If you fancy anything from our dog Christmas wish list for your pooch, don’t forget you can visit these Brands in person at the Pet pavilion in the Ideal Home Show Christmas this year.



Do you have any pets?  If so, what have you got on their Christmas wish list?



36 responses to “A dog Christmas wish list for Alfie – Ideal Home Show Christmas”

  1. Nige says:

    Haha! These are fab love the Jean jacket very cute dog thanks for hosting Dreamteam

  2. Alexandra says:

    This is so cute! 🙂 I don’t have a dog, but this is giving me inspiration for my two cats! Fun! I love spoiling pets 🙂

  3. Hayley says:

    Love the little denim jacket! Dogs dress better than people these days haha #DreamTeam

  4. Laurie says:

    The cute little jacket for the dog!!! So adorable! We have a dog, but typically don’t get him anything for Christmas. Maybe a big, juicy bone.

  5. Kate Holmes says:

    Looking for a pet bed at the moment so may well be tempted #DreamTeam

  6. That dog bed looks amazing and think my kids would want it though #dreamteam

  7. Sophie says:

    That dog jumper looks adorable! Dottie would love that or the bed. We need one so that’s Christmas sorted! Thanks. I went to the Ideal Home show in the summer so may go to this Christmas one too. Thanks for the reminder.

  8. Kelly Walton says:

    The jacket,so cute. I love the dog bed too x

  9. Sam says:

    This is such a cute idea! I don’t currently have dogs, but we always got them Christmas gifts. I have a cat & we would get her stuff, but she doesn’t really play with toys. I think catnip & treats are on her wishlist.

  10. Jessica says:

    Oh my goodness I just love this!!!! So cute, this is my puppy’s first Christmas so I will definitely be considering these !!!!

  11. Dave Pearson says:

    We have a black lab and a dalmatian but neither wear clothes. Duke, the lab, has been knowing to wear a kids beach towel (the one with the arms in that are like a smock) when he comes back from a run super muddy through!

  12. Kate Goodger says:

    We also need a new bed for our dog Rufus, He has recently become blind and dislikes him under the stairs bedroom, (I think its a bit too dark for him) so hes taken to sleeping on the sofa (which is normally of limits but because hes poorly, we’ve felt a bit bad for him) He does also for some reason like sleeping in the kitchen, normally on our washed clothes when I first get them out the dryer, so hes in need of a new doggy bed for the kitchen I think, the one in your post looks like a good choice so thanks for that! XXX

  13. Great list for anyone who has a dog and wants to give them something special over Christmas X #dreamteam

  14. Emma says:

    Aww this post has made me miss our old black lab Teddy. We always used to give him a bit of a treat at Christmas time. He would have definitely appreciated a few of the items listed here. #DreamTeam

  15. OMG, that floral sweartshirt is everything. It really is the cutest thing ever.

  16. Luci says:

    This is a great list. My dog is a bit of a foodie (aka spoiled); so that Butternut Box sounds like a wonderful present for her. Thank you!
    xx Luci

  17. Rosie Doal says:

    I don’t have pets but I have lots of friends who have dogs and some of the items on this list would be fab gifts for their beloved pets x #DreamTeam

  18. Oh no we have a mini schnauzer too and I’ve not given Christmas any thought for him, poor dog 🙂 might treat him to the posh food! #dreamteam

  19. Danielle says:

    I have a dog and the only thing on her wish list is a new dog bed and maybe a bigger kennel.

  20. Catherine says:

    Such a sweet post! Can’t forget our furry friends…great list of ideas!

  21. great list for dog owners. the clothes are really cute!

  22. Pati Robins says:

    those are must have for any dog owner you have given me a great ideas now thank you

  23. staeey says:

    That doggie jean jacket and sweater are adorable. That’s exactly how I would dress my little dog if I had one.

  24. Such cute ideas for the pups. I especially like the little jacket.

  25. Berni says:

    I don’t have a dog, which is a shame, because he/she would be a complete fashionista after reading this #dreamteam

  26. Tracey Carr says:

    I don’t have any pets but my sister has a dog who is her absolute baby. I am going to send her the link to this post because she will go crazy for it!! As if she needs any more encouragement! #dreamteam

  27. Angela Fernando says:

    This is really very cute! I don’t have dogs but still love them a lot!

  28. I would be in heaven visiting the Ideal Home show! the dog bed looks good enough for me to sleep in!

  29. Lisa says:

    Oh my goodness, I adore dogs, and really wish I had one after reading this post! I love the doggy denim, it’s just adorable. I may have to pick one of these for my friends with dogs!

  30. Reading this with my Gatsby on my lap. Loving every picture and description. He especially likes the denim jacket and I think if he wears the cabled sweater, he would rival Robert Redford in The Way We Were. But hey, that’s me! LOVE! #dreamteam xoxo

  31. Kirsty says:

    I love the dog jumper its gorg! Have fun at the Ideal Home’s show. I have never been so looking forward to hearing all about it #DreamTeam

  32. I think Ollie just wants some peace and quiet from the noisy kids! Maybe a comfy bed would be appreciated as he is getting very old #dreamteam

  33. I think my sister’s dog would love some if this stuff #dreamteam

  34. A these doggie Christmas gifts are the cutest #dreamteam

  35. Heather Keet says:

    Lola gave me an 18 page wishlist consisting of balls, peanut butter, and cheese. It’s overwhelming! Alfie’s list seems much more mature. #DreamTeam

  36. Crummy Mummy says:

    We don’t have a dog but would love one one day! These look like fab gifts #DreamTeam

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