Bark the Halls: Messi Pups Christmas Gift Guide

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Unlock Perfect Gift Solutions: Are you currently wondering the age-old question, ‘What should I buy this person for Christmas?’ Well, wonder no more! We are here to guide you with a specially curated selection of top-notch gifts for your partner, parents, or loved ones. These handpicked treaties not only make for great presents but also support small businesses. Dive into our unique gift ideas and transform your holiday shopping into a joyous experience.

Our recommendations come from the Messi Pups team as well as our gorgeous reps, including Dougal, YorkieBros, Indie, Milo & Leo and Reggie. Discover the ideal gift for your loved one while championing local entrepreneurs and their unique products.

Messi Pups Recommends

Magic of I • Planner

Magic of I sell absolutely gorgeous foil printed planners and journals.

They have an Astrological Planner which includes:

  • A comprehensive astrological reference guide
  • Monthly astrological calendar and aspectarian
  • Weekly planner with all aspects
  • Moon movements
  • Month at a glance (sun/moon themes + transits)
  • and loads more!

The journals are excellent quality, and made out of a really nice soft vegan leather material and the foiled covers are absolutely beautiful! Perfect gift for any witchy/magic lovers who also have a love for stationery!

Astrological Planner

RRP £40

Ashwood Candles

I absolutely love these candles, my two favourites are Brodgar and Calanais, these two are perfect for people who appreciate earthy scents, as these are enriched with delicate notes of sea salt, white tea, and seaweed. All of their products are inspired by archaeology and historical sites (and smell amazing!) The scents really do transport you, as they manage to encapsulate the essence of Scotland in each jar.

They are all handmade in Scotland, vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, and the packaging is all recyclable/biodegradable.

Ashwood Candles

RRP £11.99+

Walkie Mountains Toys

Walkie Mountains Toys handmake a range of enrichment toys, tug toys, collars, and leads. The toys will keep your pup amused, as they help to reduce boredom and relieve stress, all while encouraging them to problem solve, learn new skills and become more confident! They’re available in a range of colours and styles. Our wee Messi loves his rainbow snuffle mat – we use it all the time (including as a distraction when we’re grooming him or to get a bit of peace whilst eating dinner without his wee beggy eyes watching us!)

Snuffle Mat

From £9

Bloc-o-choc

Here at Messi Pups we’re big on the treaties. So one of my favourite treats to give or receive are chocolate bars from Bloc-o-choc. They’ve got it all, from personalised chocolate blocks to edible cookie dough and even advent calendars this year!

My absolute go-to? The Rocky Road block – 100% Belgian chocolate topped with the softest cookies and marshmallows. Sooooo good 😋

Milk Choccy Road Bloc

From £6.99

Dougal Recommends

Myhoundandiuk

I absolutely love the selection available at myhoundandiuk, Dougal has allergies and knowing exactly what is in each product and that it is high quality really helps him have a variety of options even though he can only have Venison! they also have an amazing selection of enrichment toys and eco friendly dog toys! Coral (the owner) always strives to source the best and really cares about what she is putting out there for her customers!

Fig&Rose

fig&rose is by far our favourite collar brand. We have multiple custom orders from this small business – our current favourite being the splatter collection! The quality and durability of their products really do speak for themselves. You don’t need to buy more than 1; they really do last a lifetime. But the options to completely customise any collar/lead really do make them one of the best and certainly our go-to brand for collars!

YorkieBros Recommends

Whatsits & Thingamabobs

I recently got a bag from this business and I love it! It has a drawing of my dogs on the front with their names – totally personalised to me. It is so versatile, I use it for weekly shops, for work and if I’m travelling with the boys. Not only do they sell bags, but they make keychains, book marks and so much more! Such a lovely small business!

Wyld Cub

I absolutely love the harnesses I have for my dogs from Wyld Cub. They’re fab quality and the designs are beautiful. Not only that but they also sell blankets which are super cosy and make the best gifts for not only dogs, but humans too! YORKIEBROS will save you 10% sitewide!

Woof Frills

This business is one of our faves! Their harnesses are so cute, and they have both boy and girl designs! I own a few of their jumpers and the quality is amazing. CMT15 will save you 15% sitewide!

My Pawchella

My Pawchella is such a versatile brand! Best known for their fully customisable leads, all pups need one this year from Santa! I personally love their bags. I use my backpack everyday for work and use my crossbody bags for dog walks!

Indie Recommends

Geode Coasters

Looking for the ideal Christmas gift? Messi Pups handmade resin coasters are it! These geode-style coasters feature our original designs, Thistle Do Nicely and Hairy Coo-Ture, and they’re absolutely stunning.

These are by far the item in my house I get the most compliments on. They are such a good size and the design is beautiful. I already have at least 3 people in mind that are getting these as their Christmas gift this year!

Hairy Coo-ture • Geode Coasters

RRP £15-45

Personalised Snowman Baubles

We love how intricate these baubles are and that you can personalise the tag either with a name or a special event so for instance our one this year will mark the year we got engaged! This is one of our favourite small businesses, local to us and we can’t wait to see what other Christmas goodies she brings out this year

Personalised Snowman Baubles

Bumblebee crafts

Milo & Leo Recommends

WIWTDesign

WIWTDesign offers truly unique products that never fail to amaze. We’ve ordered from them multiple times and are always impressed. Their range includes gorgeous customized cold cups, hot cups, glass cans, and bottles, all adorned with quirky and unique designs.

With options for Disney fans, true crime enthusiasts, and horror movie lovers (who still appreciate a bit of glitter), there’s something for everyone. Our favorite is the Ghost Face snowglobe glass can, featuring a rhinestone lid, pink glitter, and a touch of horror with Ghost Face.

In addition to drinkware, they offer embroidered sweatshirts and T-shirts with incredible designs. WIWTDesign isn’t just for humans; they also have customizable dog bowls, making your pup the envy of the watering hole. Plus, there’s a fantastic range of Dog Mom products because, let’s face it, dog moms love to show off their title.

Ghost Face Snowglobe Tumbler

Messi Pups

Messi pups is obviously your place to go for harnesses, ID tags, blankets and more! The harnesses are extremely durable, great sizing & of course come in the cutest designs, all which a Scottish twist.

We especially love the QR code Id tags as it gives me so much reassurance if one of the dogs gets lost someone can just scan their tag and have all the information they need to look after my dog and get them back home.

For the humans, our favourite product has to be the coasters! We’re obsessed & so is every person that comes into our house. In fact, the entire family now have them as they all love them so much. Without fail, every time a new person comes in our house they comment on how beautiful the coasters are. They make the perfect little gift for someone, whether it’s your friend, mum, gran, neighbour or the dog walker.

Milo also says the blankets are a must have. He says they’re the best blankets he has used and is the proud owner of 3 different designs. He says nothing beats a snuggle up in a Messi blanket.

Messi Pups

The Doting Dog Company

The Doting Dog Company (TDDC) is a fantastic place to find the perfect gift for any dog. They offer a vast variety of products catering to every kind of dog. Choose from toys, enrichment items, treats, and more, with options suitable for toy destroyers to gentle pups.

One of our favorites is the Aroma dog toys; Milo adores his senior dog lamb. Leo is a big fan of the beco toys, and they withstand his destructive tendencies. TDDC’s extensive treat selection provides not only delicious options but also nutritional benefits, boredom chews, and even snacks for veggie pups.

Their range of enrichment products promises endless fun and brain stimulation for your furry friend. You can even customise your own box of goodies by selecting your preferred products, or opt for one of their pre-made boxes if the choices seem overwhelming.

Beco Recycled Rough & Tough Dog Toys

Paws Right There

Paws Right There (PRT) is the perfect buy a gift for both human and dog. The handmade candles & wax melts are 100% dog friendly. A lot of people are unaware that most candles are toxic to dogs, whether it’s from the artificial fragrance, the base product or even the colouring. PRT only offer completely harmless candles & melts, which not only smell incredible but also have benefits for your dog, e.g. the anxiety collection, which is full of anxiety reliving essential oils to help not only your dog but humans too.

The all natural paw balms are the perfect essential pamper product for every dog. Another thing people don’t often know is that dog’s paws crack from the weather & walking on hard grounds.The PRT paw balms help to soothe and heal those little chapped paws.

There has recently been a launch of all natural deodorising sprays which again have benefits for your pup as well as making your home smell delightful. We also highly recommend their grooming range as well as the brand new dog walker lip balm. All Paws Right There products are 100% natural, 100% dog safe & 100% eco friendly.

Pet Friendly Wax Melts

Fur & Fetch

This is one for the fashionista pups. Fur & Fetch offer the most unique clothing & accessories for your dog. Every item is handmade & designed in house. Not only are the products supaw stylish but also very practical.

For winter we love a Borg Boop jumper or Teddy jumper. They keep us cosy, warm & clean, all while looking iconic, what more could you want?

The bandana’s are definitely a must. So many gorgeous fabrics to choose from with optional add ons to allow you to completely customise your choice. The options are endless.

Borg Boop – Handmade Teddy Bear Sweater

Caitlin’s Illustrations

Looking for the ultimate gift for a dog lover or just a treat yourself gift? Caitlin’s illustrations is your answer. Caitlin is the most talented artist who hand draws your dog in various different formats. She offers such a variety of styles & is more than happy to accommodate your style and preferences.

We recently received an illustration of the boys ear outlines and it’s absolutely incredible. So beautiful & looks gorgeous framed. It’s the perfect keepsake gift.

Threads

Threads is a dog lover’s dream. Who wouldn’t want to have their dog’s face on their clothes? The artistic work that goes into the drawing of your dog is incredible and very lifelike. These drawings are then embroidered onto your chosen item, whether it be a sweatshirt, hoodie, bag, hat, or hooded blanket.

I wear my hooded blanket all the time and just love that it has the boys’ faces on it. It’s something that’s totally unique to you and lets you show off your true crazy dog mom vibes loud and proud.

Charmed By Hayleigh

Charmed by Hayleigh is such a unique business. Hayleigh makes custom charms made from beads. She will make you everything from phone straps to sunglasses chains. She has so many different colours, themes & ideas. Her page is full of cute & funky designs. It’s the perfect gift for a friend or a perfect stocking filler.

HT Beauty & Decor

I had to include HT Beauty & Decor as I bought a bookmark from them ages ago and I adore it. They make the most beautiful flower pressed bookmarks. There are a range of colour choices, glitters, customisable options and more. I can’t help but admire it every time I read.

Dan’s Hairbands

Danielle makes such unique & stunning hairbands. Every hairband is made by hand and is fully customisable. You can choose your own beads, diamantés and pearls or give Danielle a picture of your outfit and let her create her magic. I have yet to see a hairband I don’t like. She also offers gorgeous clips, again which are fully customisable. They’re the perfect touch to any outfit & can really make an outfit pop. They’re also a great choice for Christmas nights out and parties as they bring just the right wow factor to your outfit.

Reggie Recommends

Hey Bert

Specialising in dog shirts, tees & denim vests. A wardrobe essential for any stylish pup. Caters for every season, Reggie is always a big fan of the Christmas selection. Neck-ties, tees, toys & shirts – there’s a little something for every pooch.

Hey Bert Clothing

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