Category Archives: Christmas

“Pawliday” Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Pet Owners

Does it feel like you’ve been looking fur-ever for gifts for the pet owners in your life? These gifts will help you cross a few names off your Christmas list, whether you’re looking for a personalized present or one that features a particular breed. Give those pet parents ornaments that they’ll treasure; or provide them with pet stockings to stash all those goodies from Santa Paws.

Click here to shop an array of holiday pet decor on the Touch of Class® site.
Click here to shop pet solutions like furniture protectors and pet mats.

The Kurt Adler Holiday Cat Ornament will be one of the sweetest decorations on a pet owner’s tree. Glitter accents the wreath, while the heart can be personalized with the cat’s name. The Kurt Adler Christmas Dog Ornament is available in many dog breed styles; when personalized with the dog’s name, it’s a charming, thoughtful gift that deserves a tail-wag or two.

Kurt Adler Holiday Cat Ornament
Kurt Adler Christmas Dog Breed Ornament

If the dog owner on your list is also into collectibles, the Jingle Paws Clothtique™ Figurine Set will be a real treat. Color-changing lighted garland decorates the doghouse; musical accent also plays “Jingle Bells.” The glittery Dogs Around the Tree LED Nightlight from Roman Lights has a heartwarming scene of various dogs happily gathered around a tree.

Jingle Paws Santa and Dogs Clothtique Figurine Set
Dogs Around Tree LED Nightlight

Whether the pet owner celebrates “Merry Woofmas” or “Meowy Christmas,” there’s a stocking that is perfect for the mantel! These embroidered stockings each feature a holiday message; the cuff can be monogrammed. Pet parents who will be spending snow days cooped up inside will appreciate the Mason Recliner Protector. This quilted, microfiber faux suede cover is water-repellent, soil-resistant, and snag-resistant; personalization is also available!

Merry Pet Christmas Stockings

Mason Ultimate Recliner Cover

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Holiday Sneak Peek: Merry Embroidered Pet Christmas Stockings

You get to be “Santa Paws” this year! Whether you don the red suit is up to you, but you will need some special treats for your furry pals this holiday—and some stockings to hold those treats!

The Merry Pet Christmas Stockings are just meant for the “good list” with green cuffs, light cream cotton bodies, and cute embroidered sayings. Put Whiskers’ treats in the stocking reading “Have Yourself a Meowy Little Christmas,” and leave Fido’s goodies in the stocking reading “We Woof You a Merry Little Christmas.” Each also has an embroidered paw print or prints.

These pet stockings can be ordered now from the Touch of Class® web site; simply click here to shop.

When ordered through the Touch of Class® site, each stocking can be personalized with your pet’s name for free!

Merry Pet Christmas Stockings

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Just Retired This Year! Pet-Themed Clothtique Santas

Those still-warm Christmas cookies disappear quickly… and so do the cutest holiday collectibles! These recently retired pet-themed Clothtique™ Santas are only available in limited quantities, so be sure to add them to your collection before they’re gone!

Click here to shop all the retired Clothtiques™ mentioned below, as well as many others.

Designed by Ann Dezendorf, these finely detailed figurines from Possible Dreams® feature hand-sewn, specially stiffed Clothtique™ costumes and handpainted, expressive faces.

Expert bakers and dog lovers alike will be tickled by the sweet scene depicted in the And Everything Nice Clothtique™. Santa has baked up a fresh batch of gingerbread men cookies, and he’s made his furry pal a doghouse too!

And Everything Nice Clothtique Santa Figurine

If there’s Special Handling Required, these adorable animals are up to the task—with a little help from Santa, of course! Santa and his pet friends send seasonal greetings to veterinarians and pet rescue centers.

Special Handling Required Cloth

This black kitten would love to ask Santa, “Got Catnip?” He’ll have to settle for tugging on his “Merry” Christmas stocking in the hopes of a sneak peek.

Got Catnip Clothtique Figurine

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New Pet-Themed Clothtique Santa Figurines for 2018

A Possible Dreams® Santa allows you to work your hobbies into your Christmas decorating, whether you’re into craft brewing or art. If you’re an animal lover, however, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more fitting figurine for your holiday home. Cat and dog lovers alike will swoon over the adorable antics featured in these collectible figurines, new introductions for 2018!

Click here to shop an array of adorable pet-themed Clothtique™ Santas, including the items featured below. Find Christmas gifts for cat lovers, dog lovers, and everyone in between!

Add to your Department 56® Collection or start from scratch with the Mistletoe and Holly Clothtique™. Here, Santa dangles a mistletoe ornament over a kerchiefed pup and a curious cat. Plaid ribbons and a woven rug at their feet add a hint of warmth to the scene. Display it on the mantel next to framed photos of your own beloved pets.

Mistletoe and Holly Clothtique Santa Figurine

What if you’re looking for a present that blends a loved one’s festive spirit with an affinity for animal friends? These Christmas collectible figurines also make marvelous gifts for pet owners. Take the And Everything Nice Clothtique™, depicting a Labrador in a sugary sweet doghouse! With cookies in hand, Santa pauses to smile warmly down on his four-legged companion.

And Everything Nice Clothtique Santa Figurine

Searching for perfect gifts for dog owners everywhere? You might try a sweet Clothtique™ called “A Long Winter’s Nap.” Armed with his “Puppy Care” book, Santa peers down lovingly at a trio of pups fast asleep in his lap. It’s sure to charm any dog lover and will more than likely find a spot front-and-center in his or her holiday decor.

A Long Winter's Nap Clothtique Santa Figurine

 

 

 

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Seasonal Sneak Peek: Embroidered Pet Christmas Stockings

Treat your fur-babies to a special gift this Christmas with a cat or dog stocking. Personalized with their name, these stockings will ensure your pet has a place on the mantel just for him or her. Choose from custom Christmas stockings featuring either a red embroidered cat on green or a green embroidered dog on red. These colors will fit in seamlessly with the rest of your seasonal decor, and best of all—personalization is free! (Just make sure to keep the name at or below 11 letters!)

Looking to get creative with the stocking stuffers this year? Fill cat stockings with gourmet cat treats, a felted toy on a string, or even some catnip cookies. If you can work some sort of jingle-bell toy into the stocking, you’ll be certain to catch your cat’s attention come Christmas morning, when you’re ready to dump out those goodies.

Your dog, of course, will need little coaxing to come over and investigate his stocking. Stuff these personalized pet stockings with rawhide treats, carob cookies, and a brand new squeaky toy. Your pup will be overjoyed to be part of the festivities (and a few snacks are sure to keep him busy, while your two-legged friends and family open their own presents).

Pet Christmas stockings with names are a cute and heartwarming way to include your furry pal. So whether you’re the proud parent of “Zoe” or a “Sebastian,” find an adorable Christmas stocking just for them.

Click here to view and purchase these stockings from Touch of Class®.

Embroidered Pet Christmas Stockings

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Holiday Etiquette for Pet Owners and Guests

There’s plenty of merriment swirling about the holidays, but sometimes the Stress Grinch pokes his nose in too. And with pets in the mix, anything can happen! Whether you’re the holiday host or a visiting guest, common-sense consideration goes a long way. With some careful planning, you can reduce the chance of hurt feelings, uh-ohs, and (let’s hope not) holiday squabbles.

1. If you’re welcoming friends and family for the holidays, be sure to let them know ahead of time that you have a pet. Be considerate if guests have allergies. PetMD suggests the following: Bathe your dog or brush your cat to reduce allergens. Clean your house, and pay special attention to upholstered furniture, carpets, and rugs. Consider making your guest room a pet-free zone where animals are not allowed. Keep over-the-counter allergy medications on hand.

2. Be honest. Your pet might be the family darling, but how does he react around strangers? Is your pet well-behaved or likely to get excited or aggressive amid the holiday hubbub? Vetstreet suggests introducing your pet to guests one-by-one, or simply allowing your pet to observe for a while rather than overwhelming him with a large chatty group. Brush up on obedience training before guests arrive.

3. As tempted as you might be to let your pet join in the holiday meal, keep in mind that certain “people foods” can upset pets’ stomachs and might even be toxic. Ask guests not to feed your pet table scraps, and consider keeping your pet away from the holiday table if the temptation is too great. Review the ASPCA’s list of foods to avoid feeding your pet.

4. Just as you need respite from all the commotion from time to time, your pet can benefit from breaks away from the stress. Vetstreet recommends a walk or other exercise to help him to burn off energy or frustration. A puzzle toy is another option to distract him and relieve holiday tension. Consider creating a little hideaway meant for your pet only (no guests) where he can unwind or get his bearings.

5. If you’re the guest, never assume that you can bring your pet, even if the host has pets or is a pet lover. If it’s okay with the host and other guests that you bring your pet, remember to bring all the accessories you need. Consider the possible extra stress on your host and on your pet, if your pet doesn’t travel well or has trouble adjusting to new situations. Hiring a pet sitter, preferably one who’s watched your pet before, might be the way to go to keep the seasonal harmony.

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Just Retired! Pet-Themed Clothtique Santa Figurines

Special Santa bulletin: These adorable, pet-themed Clothtique™ figurines have just been retired! Whether you’re an avid collector of these detailed decorations or you’re just starting your collection, you’ll want to “fetch” these figurines before they’re gone!

From Possible Dreams®, these Clothtique™ figurines depict Santa making fast friends with some darling four-legged creatures. These Clothtique™ Santa figurines are designed by Ann Dezendorf, and each has unique details: handpainted resin features and a hand-sewn stiffened cloth costume.

Santa has quite a surprise in his little red wagon. These Waggin’ tails belong to three pups who just can’t wait to meet their new owners on Christmas morning. Tiny Santa hats and a paw print ribbon around Kris Kringle’s gift bag make this one of the cutest Clothtiques™ ever.

Santa would hate for these frisky Three Little Kittens to undo all the elves’ nice wrapping work, so he’s happy to entertain them and distract them for a moment. A dangling red ornament should keep them off the naughty list and out of those festively wrapped presents.

Click here to view more retired Clothtique figurines, including the ones featured below.

Waggin Clothtique Three Little Kittens Clothtique

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