Twelve Days of Dog Holiday Gifting
Santa Paws is making his list. All dogs -- naughty and nice -- are on it, so it's time to consider what gifts might be best for both your budget and your furry pal this holiday season. You won't find lords-a-leaping or maids-a-milking here. Instead, with assistance from dog trainers and an online doggie boutique owner, we've assembled a dozen innovative dog gifts that are likely to be pooch pleasers this holiday season:
Programs brighten Christmas for kids
Christmas can be a special time of year for children who wake up with excitement to see if their Christmas wish is waiting for them under the tree.
Big Boys' Toys
Maybe you always wanted a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL or a 1955 Ford Thunderbird or. my personal favorite, a 1962 Corvette. But when you salivated over these cars and hundreds of others as a child, the money in your piggybank made owning one of these beauties a far-off dream.
High-Tech Toys for Tots
It's hard to miss them in toy stores. They talk, blink, whistle, light up, and practically sing and dance by themselves. No, we're not talking about computer and video games for big kids, but toys for the very tiniest youngsters. Good old stuffed animals have become "interactive plush toys" that move and talk back. Keyboards play music by themselves, or prompt babies with flashing lights. Activity boards that used to simply rely on babies' hands to move levers, turn dials, and ring bells now have "modes" for emitting voices, lively melodies or bedtime lullabies. Even that old standard, nesting boxes, may now have an electronic base that makes animal sounds and states their corresponding names.