GETTING festive for the Christmas season is something humans enjoy a lot, from decorating our homes to getting our sparkle and tartan on.
Of course, anyone with a four-legged friend also knows that the best dog Christmas outfit is an obligatory investment for man's best friend.
Now, for anyone with a baby, small child, or furry four-legged friend, Christmas is all about the outfits: Christmas pudding bobble hats, coordinated family Christmas pyjamas, dog elf costumes…
Dressing your dog up for Christmas can take many different forms.
They can become your own personal reindeer in a dog reindeer costume or offer a twist on the typical Santa Claus look in a dog Santa outfit.
Of course, you also kit your dog out in a festive Christmas jumper or coat – something to keep them cosy on brisk Boxing Day walks.
Nothing is more on-trend – or creates a better photo op – than twinning with your dog and wearing matching Christmas costumes or jumpers. Joy to the world indeed.
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- (AD) Mogokoyo Dog Cat Christmas Reindeer Costume, for £5.70 on Amazon - buy here
The Grinch may have been one of the first to turn his faithful dog into a reindeer - but he won't be the last.
This soft fleece outfit is described as 'great fun' by reviewers.
- (AD) BINGPET Dog Christmas Costumes with Santa Claus Hat, for £14.98 on Amazon - buy here
This Santa Paws outfit includes a hat and has a cute design which makes it look like your dog is standing up. It also prioritises your dog's needs and conveniently only covers the front legs, so they can comfortably go to the bathroom without removing it.
'Easy to put on, and dogs seem completely nonplussed by the attire - well worth the money!' writes a happy pet owner.
- (AD) Frosty Paws Hooded Elf Cape Christmas Dog Outfit (Large), for £4.99 on Amazon - buy here
Whether you want to dress up as Father Christmas and need your pup to be your elf assistant or you just want to make sure they're the centre of attention this Christmas, this adorable green elf costume is just fabulous.
This costume includes an elf hat with collar and pom-pom and a velour body bit with red collar, belt detail and striped trim.
- Christmas Dog Jumper Sweater W/ Reindeer Pattern Xmas Pet Puppy Cat Knit Costume, for £5.09 on eBay - buy here
Christmas jumpers are a significant part of our December wardrobes: we wear them on National Christmas Jumper Day, on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day... And we also put them on for numerous festive parties and whenever we're feeling cold or can't be bothered to wear anything else.
Now your pup can have one of his own, which he'll also be wearing for most of the month, we'd wager.
5. Christmas coat
- (AD) Idepet Santa Dog Costume Christmas Cotton Pet Clothes Winter Hoodie, for £9.99 on Amazon - buy here
Some pets are more into costumes than others, and we'd recommend this one-piece design with attached hood for dogs who may be more reluctant to do the multi-piece head gear and bodysuit look. The Father Christmas belt with buckle is a nice detail, and this will keep dogs cosy on cold December days.
'Oh my gosh, so adorable. I feel my puppy didn't mind wearing it at all and seemed to enjoy it. Can't wait to take her Christmas photos! Perfect Christmas dog outfit! It's so fluffy and fits perfectly,' writes one happy buyer.
6. Christmas pudding
For a doggie Christmas look that really stands out from the crowd, this sequinned Christmas pudding jumper is our top pick.
'Very cute jumper, easy to put on (with a bribe/treat)', writes a fan who purchased one for his bulldog.
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