12 Days of Giftmas: Four Legged Friends


12 days of giftmas - gift guide for pets


We’ve made it to the final day of 12 Days of Giftmas which only means one thing, the Christmas has countdown officially begun.  Hello December!  That means it’s 100% acceptable to start belting out the Christmas tunes, wearing Christmas jumpers and embracing Christmas TV.

Now I’m a sucker for a Christmas ad so when Vision Direct told me about this year’s festive ad updating us on the adventures of pug, Gizmo I knew I had to share it.  Now we all know my little Chihuahua, Simba, is my best friend but even if you’re not a “crazy dog lady” like me, I would be shocked if this ad doesn’t have you laughing and aww’ing out loud!

Watch Vision Direct’s brand mascot, Mr Gizmo the pug, as well as a new character, Cuddles the cat battle it out over who can be more outlandish in their festive decorations.  As with all good Christmas tales, there is a happy ending about ultimately caring for others, a value close to the heart of the Vision Direct brand and hopefully all of us, especially around this time of year.

Go on, get into the festive spirit and give it a watch!



The loyalty and love you receive from your dog is definitely deserving of a few Christmas presents.  These are my top picks and what lucky Simba will be receiving this year.

This is your final chance to win everything featured in this gift guide.  All you have to do is enter via Rafflecopter at the end of this post and follow the instructions! Good luck!


Four Legged Fancies – Doggy Christmas Cracker

Yes, this is a Christmas cracker for a dog, how cute is that?!  Four Legged Fancies is a dog bakery who specialises in handmade dog biscuits and cakes for your pampered pooch.  Each cracker contains a small bag of biscuits (you can choose from chicken or cheese flavour), a Christmas collar charm and a hat.  Also, not to worry there’s no scary bang in this cracker.

Being a Dog: The World From Your Dog’s Point of View

I’ve always wanted to get inside Simba’s head and know what he’s thinking about.  Well, this book is the closest I think I’m going to get.  Leading dog behaviour consultant, Karen Wild, guides you through what is means to be a dog and decodes all aspects of dog behaviour, from deciphering body language to understanding different barks.

Pooch and Mutt – Puppy Development Dog Treats

I really rate Pooch and Mutt dog treats.  They are really well priced and the quality you’re getting is superb.  Puppies have very delicate digestion systems so these Puppy Development Treats are the ones to get if you have a new pup in the house this Christmas.

Lily’s Kitchen – M’Hearties

These delicious heart-shaped treats are made from 100% Icelandic pressed cod fillets and are packaged in a very cute, pocket-sized, keepsake tin.  They’re free from grains, sugars and additives, making them perfect for pets with allergies.  They can be given to dogs or cats.

Beco Family – Estella the Elephant

I think this is the cutest little elephant toy ever!  It comes in three sizes (small, medium, large) and if elephants aren’t your thing there are 5 other equally cute characters to choose from (alligator, monkey, teddy, parrot or giraffe).  These environmentally friendly toys are stuffed with fibres made from recycled plastic bottles.


If you fancy winning everything in this gift guide for your four legged friend (or yourself!) then enter using Rafflecopter below.  The only requirement is to leave a blog comment on any blogpost.  The giveaway will close Monday 12th December at 00:00am.


a Rafflecopter giveaway



Thank you to Vision Direct for kindly sponsoring this post.  As always my crazy dog lady opinions and views remain my own.

Don’t forget you can also keep up with me (and Simba) on Instagram @thatnewdress, Twitter @thatnewdress, Bloglovin That New Dress and Snapchat thatnewdress.



  1. Kaylin@Enticinghealthyeating November 30, 2016 / 4:08 am

    I’ve never never seen these brands of pet gifts before. I think I’d donate a couple to the local animal shelter.

    • thatnewd December 11, 2016 / 2:05 am

      Awww what a lovely suggestion! That would be so kind xx

  2. Carmen November 30, 2016 / 9:44 am

    Aaw I just adore your inspirations dear! My dog will loooove you for this! 🙂
    Have a great great dayy <3
    xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

    • thatnewd December 11, 2016 / 2:08 am

      Aww good I’m so glad! Your doggy would be one lucky pup with all these goodies! xx

  3. Rosanna November 30, 2016 / 10:00 am

    What cute present ideas, love it!!
    Have a lovely day 🙂
    Rosanna x

    • thatnewd December 11, 2016 / 2:08 am

      Thank you lovely xx

  4. Rosy November 30, 2016 / 12:37 pm

    This made me laugh, I’m a crazy dog lady and cat lady, I have two of each haha. my pets try and outdo eachother all the time too haha 🙂

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
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    • thatnewd December 11, 2016 / 2:09 am

      That’s so funny! Sounds like we’re both crazy pet people! Hehe xx

    • thatnewd December 11, 2016 / 2:10 am

      Pleasure! Glad you enjoyed it hun xx

  5. Sakuranko November 30, 2016 / 3:26 pm

    Oh very cute darling!

    • thatnewd December 11, 2016 / 2:10 am

      Thank you sweets! xx

  6. Lily Wolfe November 30, 2016 / 3:33 pm

    My best friends puppy would love this!

    • thatnewd December 11, 2016 / 2:11 am

      So cute! I hope you shared the giveaway with her so she can enter! xx

    • thatnewd December 11, 2016 / 2:13 am

      Haha you sound just like me! I love picking presents for my pets! xx

  7. Tee November 30, 2016 / 7:18 pm

    Thank you. These are great gifts for my dog.

    • thatnewd December 11, 2016 / 2:14 am

      Aww good, so glad you like them! xx

  8. Rina November 30, 2016 / 9:00 pm

    Aww! Love this gift guide! I have a fur baby at home and I don’t like getting her the same thing every year (a new toy) because she has too too many so this will come in handy! Thanks for sharing <3

    xoxo Rina

    • thatnewd December 11, 2016 / 2:14 am

      The treats are so great and I’m sure your fur babies will love them! xx

  9. Laura November 30, 2016 / 9:44 pm

    I have to still get a gift for my 2 cats. Thank you for this great guid x

    Pink Frenzy

    • thatnewd December 11, 2016 / 2:15 am

      I love pet present shopping! I’m sure your cats will get something lovely xx

  10. Sarah November 30, 2016 / 10:25 pm

    Fabulous giveaways- and ideas for Christmas over the last 12 posts. Thank you for compiling and sharing them. Hope Santa brings you lots of lovely things – you’ll definitely be on the nice list after all this! 😉

    • thatnewd December 11, 2016 / 2:15 am

      Haha you’re so funny! Yay I made it to the nice list! 🙂 xx

  11. Cindy Elena December 1, 2016 / 12:08 am

    yay! I love these ideas so much.

    • thatnewd December 11, 2016 / 2:16 am

      That’s great! So happy you like the ideas! xx

    • thatnewd December 11, 2016 / 2:17 am

      Haha isn’t it?! It makes me chuckle so much! xx

  12. Kasie Chelanne December 1, 2016 / 4:27 am

    This is the cutest gift guide I have seen yet! How ridiculously adorable?! I have a pup I love to spoil, so I’ll have to keep these ideas in mind.

    • thatnewd December 11, 2016 / 2:17 am

      Yay, I love that you think it’s so cute! Made my day! xx

  13. Katy Glynn December 1, 2016 / 5:25 am

    I just got adopted a new lab puppy and can’t wait to fill a cute little stocking for her!

    • thatnewd December 11, 2016 / 2:18 am

      Ooooh how exciting! A new puppy in the house! xx

  14. Judith December 1, 2016 / 2:45 pm

    my dog would love these

    • thatnewd December 11, 2016 / 2:47 am

      Yay! Good luck if you entered the giveaway! xx

  15. marie December 1, 2016 / 3:16 pm

    This is such a cute gift pack!

    • thatnewd December 11, 2016 / 2:48 am

      Thank you hun xx

  16. Gemma Rice December 7, 2016 / 8:34 pm

    My pup, Poppy would love this. If you look at the hashtag #poppythequeen on Ig you’ll see loads of pics of our furry little barrel. Haha.

    • thatnewd December 11, 2016 / 3:25 am

      Oooh I’m going to go check her out! I’m such a crazy dog fan! xx

  17. Irena December 10, 2016 / 7:04 pm

    Thank you for the amazing giveaway!

    • thatnewd December 11, 2016 / 3:40 pm

      My pleasure! Good luck! xx

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