We’ve Got Everything You Need for a Festive, Pet-Friendly Holiday Season

For pets and their parents alike, there’s no more magical time of the year than the holiday season. From baking DIY treats to hanging stockings with care, you and your pet have countless opportunities to make festive memories together this winter. And if you need some inspo to get you started, read on. Our guide to celebrating the holidays with pets has Santa-approved toys,  seasonal treats, apparel, activities and beyond—all guaranteed to keep you both feeling merry and bright.

The Best Pet Gifts of 2023

There’s no better feeling than giving the perfect gift—especially if the recipient is furry and cute.
After all, nothing brings more joy to your world than watching your cat pounce upon a new toy or taking a walk with your pup in their new winter sweater. So go ahead, splurge on a new fetch toy or cat tree for your furry friend. We’ve picked the most perfect pet presents of the season:
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Whether your dog is a hide-and-seek champ, has a spicy personality, or is simply already has everything, we’ve got the perfect pick for your pup.
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From cozy perches to catnip toys, automatic feeders, snuggly beds and more, even the pickiest kitty will find something to love in our guide.
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What’s on Your Pet’s Wish List This Year?

No matter what toys, treats and beyond are dancing in your pet’s head this year, Chewy Claus wants to fulfill their holiday dreams. Tell us what’s on their list and we might just deliver a surprise to your door. Plus, for every letter submitted, Chewy Claus will donate 1 lb of pet food to Greater Good Charities for pets in need.

More of Our Favorite Gifts

Festive, Furry Fun

From ugly sweater parties to snowball fights in the backyard, the holidays are full of traditions that are perfect for your pet.
When it comes to festive activities, these are a few of our favorite things:
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These DIY dog treats are guaranteed to put visions of gingerbread dancing in your pup’s head.
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Craft Something Unique

Put your personal touch on your holiday decor with a handmade wreath or pet Christmas stocking.

Get Festive for the ‘Gram

With our step-by-step guide to holiday photos, you’ll get a grid-worthy snap to share with the world.

Help Pets in Need

Did you know that most animal shelters and rescues depend on holiday and end-of-year donations to fund their life-saving work year-round? Make a difference by donating to your favorite shelter’s Wish List, where you’ll find all the pet products they need to help homeless animals stay healthy, happy and find their forever homes.

How Do You Celebrate With Your Pet?

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Are you among the 87% of pet parents who hang stockings for their furry friend?

What about the 1 in 3 parents who bake DIY treats for their pet?

Or the 40% of pet parents who’d prefer to kiss their pet (not their ex) under the mistletoe?

No matter how you celebrate the holidays with your pet, you’re not alone. Find out more about how pet people like you make the season bright.

More Ways to Make the Season Bright

Holiday Safety Tips for Pets

Holiday magic is real—but so are the hazards for your pets.

Take our advice to make sure everyone has a happy and healthy holiday.


  • Sorry to be a downer, but your Christmas tree can pose a real threat to your pets. Find out how to pet-proof that evergreen here.
  • Opt for pet-safe holiday plants if you plan on bringing any other seasonal botanicals into your home.
  • If you’re hanging holiday lights, make sure electrical cords are out of reach of your pets. (Pet-safe cord protectors can make this a lot easier.)
  • Choose pet-safe candles to ensure the smells don’t overpower your pets, and remember to keep any open flames out of reach of your furry friends.

Holiday Food

The holidays are all about the food—and holiday safety is all about keeping poisonous foods away from your pet. Make sure to keep these seasonal snacks out of reach of your pets:

  • Chocolate
  • Alcohol
  • Uncooked Meat, Fish and Poultry
  • Bones From Fish, Meat or Poultry
  • Coffee and caffeine
  • Rich and Fatty Foods
  • Grapes and Raisins
  • Xylitol (an artificial sweetener)
Don’t worry—your pet can still indulge in special holiday snacks. Try these festive treats in seasonal flavors like gingerbread, cranberry and more.
When it comes to the holidays, the number of ways to celebrate is as vast as, well, the number of pets themselves. Just remember: Whatever you do to make the most of this season, the best part of the holidays is spending time together with your pet. From our furry family to yours, we’re wishing you the merriest and brightest holiday season yet!

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