Last minute holiday gift ideas for your dog
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The Holidays aren't just about giving gifts to the humans in your lives. Man's best friend needs some gift love, too. Sure, your dog might be happy with the leftover wrapping paper from the other gifts, but why not treat him anyways?


Hide-A-Squirrel Squeaky Puzzle Plush Dog Toy


You can give your dog a gift that is both fun and educational. This tree-trunk shaped puzzle allows your dog to find hidden hedgehogs. It probably won't help your dog do better on the puppy SATs, but it'll at least keep him busy!

Outward Hound, $18.75; Amazon


Nylabone Dental Dinosaur Chew Toy

When you're a dog, you can never have too many things to chew on. Chewability is the one guarantee that your dog will love whatever you get it. This long-lasting chew toy also promotes dental healthy, so it's fun and healthy. Plus, how cute is the dinosaur shape?

Nylabone, $9.99; Amazon

Nerf Dog Tennis Ball Blaster Dog Toy


Take fetch to the next level. This Nerf gun can blast a ball up to 50 feet. Of course, the distance is adjustable if you don't want that much muscle during playtime. This blaster allows your to pick up tennis balls hands-free, so no more slobbery balls. It's like a gift for both of you.

Nerf, $19.99; Amazon

Pet Drinking Fountain


Your dog probably drinks out of the toilet any chance it gets, but with this chic water dispenser, your dog will have access to filtered water on demand. It also has a waterfall mode to increase the water oxygen content. Definitely better than that toilet.

NPET, $28.99; Amazon

Ice Cream Mix for Dogs


Just add water to the powder mix and freeze, and voila! Real ice cream for your dog. This dog ice cream is formulated for even sensitive dog tummies, so you can let your dog indulge in a cool treat guilt-free.

Puppy Scoops, $8.99; Amazon

Dog Camera

This Alexa compatible dog-camera doesn't just allow you to monitor your dog on your phone, it also lets you interact with your dog while you're away. Through the Furbo app, you can feed your dog treats or receive notifications when your dog is barking. Because the future is now.

Furbo, $133.99; Amazon

Calming Donut Cuddler


This dog bed was designed with thick shag fur to feel like their mother's fur, giving the bed anti-anxiety benefits. Your dog can curl up on a cloud, or rather, a bed that feels like a cloud, because a bed from an actual cloud would be impossible.

HACHIKITTY, $83.99; Amazon

PupCups with Sprinkles



Treat your four-legged friend with these cupcakes meant for dogs. They're made by hand with human-grade ingredients, and even though they look and smell just like human cupcakes these are FOR DOGS. Do not eat your dog's present.

Claudia's Canine Bakery, $22.99 for 12; Amazon

Leopard Pattern Dog Turtleneck


It's an animal print designed to go on another animal. How cute is that? Only the most stylish dogs will truly appreciate this chic sweater. The rest will probably shake it off, tear it up, and use it as a chew toy

PASRLD, $17.98; Amazon

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Often, parents of children with special needs struggle to find Halloween costumes that will accommodate medical equipment or provide a proper fit. And figuring out how to make one? Yikes.

There's good news; shopDisney has added new ensembles to their already impressive line of adaptive play costumes. And from 8/30 - 9/26, there's a 20% off sale for all costume and costume accessory orders of $75+ with code Spooky.

When looking for the right costume, kids with unique needs have a lot of extra factors to consider: wheelchair wheels get tangled up in too-long material, feeding tubes could get twisted the wrong way, and children with sensory processing disorders struggle with the wrong kind of fabric, seams, or tags. There are a lot of different obstacles that can come between a kid and the ability to wear the costume of their choice, which is why it's so awesome that more and more companies are recognizing the need for inclusive creations that make it easy for everyone to enjoy the magic of make-believe.

Created with inclusivity in mind, the adaptive line is designed to discreetly accommodate tubes or wires from the front or the back, with lots of stretch, extra length and roomier cut, and self-stick fabric closures to make getting dressed hassle-free. The online shop provides details on sizing and breaks down the magical elements of each outfit and accessory, taking the guesswork out of selecting the perfect costume for the whole family.

Your child will be able to defeat Emperor Zurg in comfort with the Buzz Lightyear costume featuring a discreet flap opening at the front for easy tube access, with self-stick fabric closure. There is also an opening at the rear for wheelchair-friendly wear, and longer-length inseams to accommodate seated guests. To infinity and beyond!

An added bonus: many of the costumes offer a coordinating wheelchair cover set to add a major boost of fun. Kids can give their ride a total makeover—all covers are made to fit standard size chairs with 24" wheels—to transform it into anything from The Mandalorian's Razor Crest ship to Cinderella's Coach. Some options even come equipped with sounds and lights!

From babies to adults and adaptive to the group, shopDisney's expansive variety of Halloween costumes and accessories are inclusive of all.

Don't forget about your furry companions! Everyone loves to see a costumed pet trotting around, regardless of the occasion. You can literally dress your four-legged friend to look like Sven from Frozen, which might not sound like something you need in your life but...you totally do. CUTENESS OVERLOAD.

This year has been tough for everyone, so when a child gets that look of unfettered joy that comes from finally getting to wear the costume of their dreams, it's extra rewarding. Don't wait until the last minute to start looking for the right ensemble!


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This article originally appeared on 03.19.15


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