Happy Howl-i-Days—A Holiday Gift Idea for the Dog Lovers on Your List

With the holidays upon us, you are probably finding yourself with a shopping list as long as a Basset Hound’s ears! If you normally bake treats for neighbors and friends, why not try something different for the dog lovers on your list? Instead of delivering million calorie tins of butter-laden cookies to people who are already on a sugar overload, whip up a batch of treats for their canine companions.

Delivering “Doggie Bags” to my favorite neighborhood dogs is something I like to do, and it is always been met with enthusiasm from the dogs and their people! Check out the Recipe section of this site for some doggie approved treats. The Peanut Butter Mardi Gras Dog Treats are great in December, too! You might also wish to include the Apple Crisp Dog Treat and a savory treat from our recipe collection.

If you have children, this is a great chance to get them involved in the gift-giving process. Even young children can separate the treats into baggies. I like to make a few different types of treats and put each flavor in a separate baggie, to be packaged into the container of choice. Don’t forget to label each flavor!

Have fun with the presentation. Here are some presentation ideas:

  • Paper Bags—There’s no need to spend a lot of money to have an adorable gift. You can use plain, brown sandwich bags to hold your goodies. Kids enjoy decorating the bags with markers or crayons.
  • Tins—You can package your treats in a reusable tin or plastic container. There are some cute ones available. I stock up at after-holiday sales for the following year.
  • Chinese Food Containers—You can find Chinese food containers at craft stores, or purchase them in bulk from an online source.
  • Print up a poem or holiday wishes for the gift tag. Below, is a poem that can be personalized according to the sex of the dog or for multiple dogs.


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