Don’t leave your furry friends off your list! These picks will surely get tails wagging (plus a little something for your favorite animal-lovers).
1. “Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me” by Cynthia L. Copeland: Described as “a collection of the timeless lessons we can learn from man’s best friend,” this heartwarming photo book will put a smile on any dog-lover’s face—and remind us of things we sometimes forget, like Lesson #1: “Joy is meant to be shared.” $13, The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka, 847-446-8880
2. Hip Doggie Chicago Bears Puffer Vest: Bear down! Dress your furry friend for the game in this officially licensed NFL Chicago Bears Puffer Vest with a water-repellant quilted shell, soft fleece interior and removable hood. $39-55, Noah’s Ark Pet Supply, 831 Elm St., Winnetka, 847-784-0125
3. Harry Barker Personalized Ultimate Toy Basket: Show your pooch some serious love with this personalized toy basket stuffed with goodies. Bin includes a large stuffed Scottie toy, reindeer toy, woven bone, tug toy, tennis balls and treats—plenty to keep Fido busy during Christmas dinner. $140, Neiman Marcus, Chicago, Northbrook, Oakbrook
4. Dog Diggin Designs Sniffany & Co. Pet Bed: Treat your pet to the finer things in life as it goes to bed resting its head on a Tiffany-blue “Sniffany & Co.” bed. Naptime has never been so luxurious! $118, Wags on Willow, 840 Willow Road, Northbrook, 847-272-2918