The 21 top natural Christmas presents for dogs
(And for Hanukkah! And Kwanza! And just for the heck of it!)

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Shopping for Christmas presents for dogs is probably one of the most enjoyable parts of your holiday gift buying. Your dog isn’t picky, you know he will love ANYTHING you buy, and he won’t judge you for how much you spend!

If only all Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanza shopping was that easy.

If you are a natural pet owner, though, it can be hard to find Christmas presents for dogs that are natural, and that come from eco-conscious companies trying to make toys out of sustainable materials that aren’t harmful to your dog.

This list should make holiday shopping for the natural dog easy.

Some of the toys on this list are my go-to’s that I’ve used for my dogs and fosters, others are ones I’ve heard about from other natural dog owner friends.

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Natural Dog Christmas Gifts That are Ethical, Safe, & FUN

Do you get frustrated trying to find natural Christmas presents for dogs that are sustainably manufactured, made from natural materials, and fun for your dog to play with?

I do, so I decided that this year I would do some major detective work and put together a list of natural dog Christmas gifts that everyone could use to make their holiday shopping list.

What are the benefits of buying “natural” Christmas presents for dogs?

What exactly are “natural dog toys”, you ask? These natural dog Christmas gifts are from suppliers who incorporate things like sustainable sourcing, petroleum-free rubber, chemical-free fabrics, and recycled foam into their dog products.

When you purchase from eco-responsible companies you can feel good for a number of reasons:

  1. You’re supporting a company that cares about the environment, and runs their business using methods that are environmentally responsible.
    They also source their raw materials from companies that are ethical and treat their employees well.
  2. Your dog will be playing with or chewing on materials that are safe and non-toxic, sourced from natural materials that won’t harm them.

The best dog gifts not only are safe for your dog but good for the planet as well. Read on for some great natural dog presents you can add to your dog’s Christmas list!

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21 Unique, Fun, and Natural Christmas Presents for Dogs

**note: this post contains affiliate links. No one paid me to recommend these products, I recommend them because I like them! By using the link to buy the products you are helping support**

Tall Tailes Leather Ring Natural Dog Toy
Tall Tails Leather Ring Natural Dog Toy

The Tall Tails Ring Natural 7″ Dog Toy

This is a leather toy with wool stuffing that is durable yet gives your dog something to chew on or fetch with a softer texture than a rubber toy.  

Natural features:

  • Leather is all natural, vegetable tanned
  • Stiched with 100% cotton jute rope
  • Filling is layers of wool

9” Tall Tails Braided Bone Dog Toy

Tall Tails Braided Bone Natural Dog Toy
Tall Tails Braided Bone

Great for a game of fetch or quiet chew time, easy on the teeth and gums.

  • The open nature of the braided weave also allows the dog’s teeth to penetrate the voids which creates a massaging and flossing action for their teeth and gums
  • Tall Tails is a family owned business and adheres to strict quality and safety standards in product creation

Gnawsome Squeaker Ball

Gnawsome squeaker toy for dogs
Gnawsome squeaker toy

You can’t go wrong with a good old squeaker ball. Note: this one is not for extreme chewers.

  • Produced from food-grade, BPA-free TPR (thermo-plasticized rubber)
  • gum-massaging, spiky texture
  • Company gives back by sending thousands of dollars ($75,000/year) of its products to local dog rescues
  • floats
Tuffy Soft Natural Dog Toys make durable Christmas presents for dogs
Tuffy Soft Natural Dog Toy

JR 3 Way Tug by TUFFY Soft Dog Toys

Tuffy toys are known for their durability.

Even though they aren’t made from recycled or organic materials, they last and last which means we buy fewer toys and throw away fewer toys, which is an indirect way to live sustainably.

Highlights include:

  • Machine washable
  • Tough fabric, stuffed with non-toxic fiber, with 7 layers of stitching
  • Floats
Skinneez Crinklers No Stuffing Squeaky Dog Toy
Skinneez no stuffing toy

Skinneeez Crinklers – Durable No Stuffing Crinkle Squeaky Dog Toy
From SPOT by Ethical Pet

If your dog is a de-stuffer these are a great option, with no stuffing inside many dogs will leave it in one piece!

It crinkles and has a squeaker to make it more interesting for your dog

  • ·Bloomfield NJ Ethical Products facility operates on 100% solar power
  • Product line uses recycled and/or natural materials whenever possible

West Paw Rowdies “Fergus” Durable Plush Dog Toy

The Lincoln is a super durable squeaker toy for dogs who like to destroy most plush toys.
This company:

  • Developed a proprietary fabric that holds up to rough play so that the toy is long lasting and machine washable
  • Makes all their toys in the USA using eco-friendly materials and processes
  • Cuts and sews the toys in a way to reduce waste and keep it out of landfills, keep chemicals out of soil and water, and keep toxins out of their products.
  • Has a Love It Guarantee – they will replace the toy (once) or refund your money if your dog destroys it.

West Paw Zogoflex Qwizl Interactive Treat Dispensing Dog Puzzle Treat Toy +

West Paw Zogoflex Natural Dog Chew Toy is a great puppy Christmas present
West Paw Zogoflex Natural Dog Chew Toy

This is another toy by West Paw (see company positives above in Lincoln description). You can put kibble in it or various chewable sticks like bully sticks to help keep your dog busy.

Something like this is a great de-stresser for dogs who are anxious or fear reactive.

Natural Farm Grass-Fed 7″ Bully Sticks

Natural Farm Grass Fed Bully Sticks
Grass Fed Bully Sticks
  • Farm-Raised, Grass-Fed Beef
  • Odor-Free, Grain-Free
  • Sourced from a single supplier
  • No Hormones or Additives –made from natural angus beef free of chemical processing 
Buck Bone Split Elk Antler for Dogs make great Christmas presents for dogs
Buck Bone Split Elk Antler for Dogs

Buck Bone Organics Split Elk Antlers For Dogs

My dogs LOVE antlers; they last a long time but the dog never gets tired of it.

  • Naturally Sourced From “Shed” Antlers in the Rocky Mountains
  • 6-8” long
  • Softer than a whole antler so easier on their teeth (if you have dogs who chew so hard tooth cracking/chipping is a concern)
  • Family owned business
Best Bully Sticks Knuckle Bone for Dogs make great Christmas presents for dogs
Best Bully Sticks Knuckle Bone for Dogs

Best Bully Sticks Beef Knuckle Bone for Dogs

I love these bones for my dogs because they last forever but as the dog chews the bone is soft enough to give a little crumble off which I think is easier on their teeth.

These bones are my dogs’ favorite, they LOVE them.

  • Nothing added, chemical or otherwise
  • All of this company’s products are sourced from high-quality American or South American cattle, all of which are hormone-free, free range and mature.
  • They’re highly digestible (unlike rawhide chews which can get lodged in dogs’ intestines)
Ruff Wear Hydro Plane Disc for Dogs are the best dog gifts
Ruff Wear Hydro Plane Disc for Dogs

RuffWear Hydroplane Floating Disc and
RuffWear Hovercraft Flying Disc

Simply said, I LOVE RuffWear products. They are durable and high-quality and follow the standards I hold for my dogs’ toys.

The hydroplane is known for it’s amazing flight qualities, and the hovercraft for how easy it is for dogs to pick it up and its ability to float.

Ruff Wear Hover Craft Disc for Dogs are the best gifts for dogs
Ruff Wear Hover Craft Disc for Dogs
  • Only natural, petroleum-free, sustainable rubber is used in their toys
  • They reduce waste at every point in the supply chain to shrink the overall environmental footprint
  • Recycled foam is used in some of their floating toys and can be recycled when the toy is ready for retirement
  • They make leashes from excess webbing for dogs being adopted through Best Friends Animal Society

P.L.A.Y. Eco-friendly Lounge Beds for Dogs

These beds are GREAT – there are 4 sizes and countless fabrics to choose from.

  • Tough & durable
  • Removable and washable covers and inserts
  • Hypoallergenic covers are soft, breathable and allergy free
  • Premium materials and lead-free zipper keeps avid chewers safe from toxins.
  • Durable heavy-weight cotton fabric and hand-sewn quality
  • Fill is made from 100% post-consumer certified-safe recycled plastic bottles.
  • Minimalist packaging is environmentally friendly

RUFFWEAR Clear Lake Dog Blanket

Ruff Wear Clear Lake Insulated Dog Blanket
Ruff Wear Clear Lake Insulated Dog Blanket
Ruff Wear Clear Lake Insulated Blanket Camping
(size when rolled up)

This blanket is awesome for campers and backpackers. It packs small but keeps your dog warm on cold nights in the tent or at the cabin.

  • Filled with recycled 500g polyester insulation
  • The polyester shell is water-resistant, quick-drying, and abrasion-resistant
  • Comes with a stuff sack to pack nice and small
  • Recycled polyester insulation reduces the environmental footprint and keeps your dog warm and cozy.

RUFFWEAR – Web Master Dog Harness

Ruff Wear Webmaster Harness
Ruff Wear Webmaster Harness

Again, I LOVE this company. I had to use this harness on a foster dog that came in with a broken hip and balance issues, it literally was how I survived.

I could hold the handle to help him walk post-surgery, and when he fell I could lift him up without causing more pain.

We use it on our resident dog too, it’s great for lifting them over hike obstacles, out of puddles when they won’t leave on their own – it’s just fabulous.

  • Super comfortable with foam-padded straps that provide comfort without hindering movement
  • Durable – I’ve washed mine more times than I can count and it still looks brand new
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to fit – many adjustment areas let you custom fit to your dog’s shape and size

Dexas MudBuster Portable Dog Paw Cleaner

Dexas Mudbuster Dog Muddy Paw Cleaner
Dexas Mudbuster Dog Muddy Paw Cleaner
Dexas Mudbuster Dog Muddy Paw Cleaner
Just insert muddy foot and twist!

OK, this might be more of a gift for the dog owner but I had to include it.

I couldn’t find anything out about the materials used to make this product other than that the company makes all their products in the USA which definitely reduces transportation and its global impact.

Regardless, I decided to include it because I’ve had numerous friends RAVE about this product and plan to try one myself. Here in Minnesota spring is brutal when the snow thaws and the dogs track mud in everywhere.

Reviews attest that this product removes a ton of mud/dirt from your dog’s feet and saves a lot of dirty towels and laundry.

Great Puppy Christmas Presents

Do you have a new puppy in the house? Here are a few natural puppy Christmas presents that will keep them entertained, happy, and (best of all) BUSY!

JW Pet Crinkle Ball

JW Crinkle Ball chew toy for dogs

These balls are made from all-natural non-toxic rubber that stands up to heavy chewing. They’re small enough that a puppy would love it, but tough enough that my 55 lb golden retriever foster puppy couldn’t destroy it!

The holes make it easy for a puppy to grab and carry, and the crinkle sound makes them love it and keep playing with it.

EcoKind Himalayan Gold Yak Dog Chews

Ekokind Himilayan Dog Chews are great Christmas presents for dogs
Himilayan Dog Chews
  • 100% Natural, Healthy & Safe for Dogs
  • Odorless
  • Made from 100% from Yak milk
  • No artificial ingredients, chemicals, or preservatives.
  • Free from gluten and lactose making them very gentle on sensitive stomachs.

Best Bully Sticks 12” Jumbo Odor Free Bully Stick

Best Bully Sticks 12 inch Bully Sticks are great puppy Christmas presents
12 inch Bully Sticks

I love these when I’m fostering puppies – they’re odor free and the puppies LOVE them. I save them for when I really need to get things done and they have never failed me!

  • Nothing added, chemical or otherwise.
  • All of this company’s products are sourced from high-quality American or South American cattle, all of which are hormone-free, free range and mature.
  • They’re highly digestible (unlike rawhide chews which can get lodged in dogs’ intestines)

Mentally Stimulating Toys for Your Dog

Trixie interactive dog puzzle toy mentally stimulating for dog Christmas gifts
Christmas present for Dogs dog puzzle toy that mentally stimulates dogs

Are you looking for puzzle toys to keep your dog busy and reduce stress? Check out my Interactive Dog Toy article “Mentally Stimulating Activities for Your Dog” to get some great gift ideas for your dog.

Finding The Perfect Christmas Presents For Dogs

Puppy with Christmas Presents sitting in Santa hat
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Dachshund in red sweater dog christmas gift
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Holiday shopping for your dogs can be overwhelming. If you go to a chain pet store you may not find what you want.

If you shop online, there are thousands and thousands of choices and it’s hard to find a product that your dog will like which also has materials that are safe and is made by a company that operates ethically and sustainably.

Another Great Option: Locally Owned Pet Stores

If you don’t see something you like above, find a locally owned pet store and try shopping there. (WAIT: If they sell puppies and kittens DO NOT or you could be supporting puppy mills, responsible pet stores help rescues showcase their animals)

At the local pet store I go to, the owner knows about each company whose products he carries, and can tell me if a product is made from trustworthy materials.

Hopefully you found a few natural dog Christmas gifts in this blog and are already excited just thinking about how much fun your dog will have with them.

What are your favorite brands of dog toys, and what toys are hits in your house? Share in the comment section below, we always need more gift ideas!



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Karen is an independent copywriter who loves dogs and everything about them. She is married to Scott, has 4 kids, and likes to take a natural and holistic approach to living and pet ownership.

One Comment

  1. Belle Scoonover
    October 9, 2019

    Wonderful suggestions! Thanks for doing the research. I think the Tall Tails braided bone looks great. Going to add that to the Wish List.
    I agree that RuffWear is great. We have 2 harnesses that we love.

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