Wednesday, 29 November 2017

2017 Gift Guides - £30 and under!

There are some really lovely gifts in this section, both for yourself and for anyone who loves dogs/has a dog to spoil!

1. Red Liberty Bow Tie from Teddy Maximus £15.95
This is part of the newly launched Red Alert collection from Teddy Maximus, this red and white Liberty print fabric is perfect for a subtle pop of festiveness that can easily be worn all year round.

2. Reversible Denim/Dog Bandana from Bramble & Friends £10.00
B&F have collaborated with illustrator Elena O'Neill to produce a range of gorgeous reversible dog bandanas - I've bought L&S a Denim & Sausage Dogs and a Narwhal print bandana each; so beautifully made an easily removed/secured using poppers which is such a good idea!

3. Paws For Thought Lantern from House of Henry £19.00*
This lantern was sent to me by HoH a few weeks ago to write about and I absolutely love it, so pretty especially when the fairy lights are lit up! Such a gorgeous and thoughtful present especially because HoH go above and beyond with the packaging - it was almost too nice to open! They have also kindly provided me with a discount code to share - FSHXMAS17

4. Bandanas from The Stately Hound £15.00
I love these bandanas so much I mentioned them in last months' favourites post! So beautifully made and packaged they are the perfect ready made gift for any stylish pup! Sev wears the Aurora in indigo and the Brave

5. Oilcloth Dachshund Bag from The Cosy Canine Company £29.95*
These oilcloth bags are an absolute must have! They are the perfect take everywhere bag! Due to them being made of sturdy oilcloth which is easily wiped clean I have used mine for everything from dog shows to beach trips and it still looks good as new! Lottie sells a variety of fabrics but our favourite is obviously the Dachshunds! Lottie kindly provided me a discount code which is LILYSEV

6. Christmas Stars Bow Tie from Teddy Maximus £15.95
Absolutely love this print, subtle but lovely and perfect if you're not a huge fan of sparkles and OTT

7. Christmas Collars from Boots & Bones £12.99*
It's not a gift guide without a Christmas collar! This year we've chose the Starry Night and the Christmas Jumper from Boots & Bones, as usual they are beautifully made and can easily be worn throughout the winter!

So, what are your favourites from this post?
Thank you fro reading,
Jaime, Lily & Sev xo

*anything marked with an * was sent to me to include, all options are completely my own.

Monday, 27 November 2017

2017 Christmas Gift Guides - Stocking Fillers!

I think this is my favourite section in the gift guide series, there are so many lovely bits and bobs out there that would make brilliant gifts without breaking the bank, as they're all so affordable!

Here are our favourites!

1. Red Nosed Dachshund Garland from Tabby Rabbit - £7.00
This is so adorable I'm totally planning on ordering the rainbow version after Christmas so I can have it up all year round!

2. Dachshund Poop Bag holder from The Cosy Canine Company - £12.95*
Some of you may recognise that I featured these in a previous gift guide but Lottie has since improved them and they're now better than ever! She also offers a variety of designs and the option to have it embroidered too! Lottie has also provided me with a discount code for you all; LILYANDSEV

3. Tartan x Denim Stars Bowtie from Boots & Bones - £6.00
Ellie at Boots & Bones has just started releasing bows that coordinate with her gorgeous collars, I absolutely love red tartan for the Christmas period, Lily & Sev wear the size small and they're brilliant, not too big or bulky for smaller dogs unlike some we've bought from other places.

4. Dachshund Through The Snow mug from Matalan - £2
Can't find a direct link to this online, but I bought mine in store, actually thats a lie, I bought 3! This makes the perfect gift especially as it's so cheap!
5. Smooth Haired Dachshund bauble from Devoted To Dachshunds - £15.95*
Selina from Devoted to Dachshunds very kindly sent me this gorgeous ceramic bauble by Victoria Armstrong, it is so beautifully made that i'm very tempted to find somewhere for it to live all year round! Devoted to Dachshunds also sell a Wire-haired version too!
6. Deep Red Harris Tweed bow tie from Bramble and Friends - £6.00
Every year I treat L&S to a festive tweed bowtie and this years' is my favourite by far! Such a gorgeous colour perfect for any occasion not just Christmas
7. Dachshund Luggage Tag from Devoted to Dachshunds - £3.00
I use a luggage tag on Sev's show crate to hold all my emergency info so obviously had to have a daxi one! I also picked up two more as they will make perfect presents for two of my dachshund mad friends!

8. Dachshund and Chill Pins from Duke Loves Fergie - £6.00*
These are just ridiculously adorable, and I actually think are far too cute to gift, so I totally plan on hoarding them all myself! Especially love the Custard Cream pin - so adorable!

9. Enamel Dog Decorations from Accessorize - £6.00
Couldn't pass these up to mention on here, they make the perfect small present for any daxi fan, especially love the Dach wearing reindeer antlers!

10. Sausage Dog Christmas socks from Accessorize - £3.50
Because who doesn't love socks at Christmas?! Especially when they have glittery dachshunds on them!

What are your favourites? I'm totally in love with the B&F bow tie myself!
Thank you for reading,
Jaime, Lily & Sev xo

*anything marked with an * was sent to me to include, all options are completely my own.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

2017 Christmas Gift Guides - Festive Food & Treats

As always, I like to start my gift guides with our picks of this years' Festive food and treats, and this year there seems to be more options than ever!

Will start with our Advent Calendars, the two i've picked up this year are from Lily's Kitchen, we buy these every year, not only do the dogs love them but they are always so beautifully illustrated.

Another thing I picked up from Lily's Kitchen is their new Christmas Biscuit Collection, these are possibly the  most luxurious dog biscuits ever! The tin is beautifully illustrated (I will definitely be hoarding it! This would make the ultimate gift for any friend with a dog; so, so lovely!

And as always I bought the gang a packet of the Lily's Kitchen Cracker treats each, these are a Christmas staple in our house!
Another firm festive favourite is the Pooch and Mutt Christmas Dinner Dog treats, another must have in our house at Christmas!
A new addition to our Christmas treat hoard this year is from Forthglade and are their new Grain Free Christmas treats, I always try and buy grain free for our gang so was super pleased to find these!
And now onto our Festive food picks! Always like to treat the dogs to a special dinner on Christmas day and this year there seems to be so many options!
Firstly we have another purchase from Forthglade, this time being their Turkey, Cranberry & Parsnip grain free tray; Ava loves the Forthglade Turkey trays so i'm sure she'll love this!
I also picked a couple of bits from Wainwrights, both items are Grain Free too, Ava has tried the wet trays before and liked them to I bought the Turkey with Cranberry and Sage tin and the Duck with Parsnip and Thyme tray.

And lastly we picked up another of our festive essentials from Lily's Kitchen, the Three Bird Feast for Dogs.

And lastly we have our Raw pick! This year Benyfit have brought out a Turkey Christmas dinner complete! Super excited about this because Lily and Sev are raw fed and it means they won't miss out! 
 So, will you be treating your dogs to any Christmas treats this year?
Look out for our second instalment which will be up soon!
Thank you for reading,
Jaime, Lily & Sev xo