Holiday Gift Guide

By Marya Myszczynski

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year—the time to celebrate and reward your pet for a year’s worth of snuggles, slobber and unconditional love. Gifts, like pets, are not one size fits all. You wouldn’t get all your friends the exact same present, would you? (If you would, stop reading because this post is not for you.) Read on to find out what we suggest for your pet, whatever their inclination may be.

1. The Classic

You can’t go wrong with the KONG Classic; in fact, this is where you should start for any dog. It’s the quintessential, if-you-only-get-one-dog-toy-this-is-it kind of thing. KONG Classic is the most recommended dog toy in the world by veterinarians, trainers and behaviorists; trust us (and them!). This gift is perfect for almost every dog on your list.

2. The Plush Buddy

For dogs that appreciate the softer side, we suggest KONG Round BraidZ .  Made from a soft cozy fleece, this toy will keep your dog comfy through the holidays while the durable braided body cleans and polishes their teeth.

3. The Squeak-a-holic

Is your dog addicted to the squeak? The KONG OFF/ON Squeaker is the perfect gift for  for them, with an added, sanity-saving bonus for you. Turn ON for squeaky fun; turn OFF when you’ve had enough.

4. The Well-Groomed

For the dapper dog in your life, we give you the KONG ZoomGroom, the best grooming and shampooing brush available. It removes loose hair like a magnet, and it stimulates capillaries and natural oil production for healthy skin and a healthy coat.   Now when you coo, “Who’s the prettiest girl?!” in baby talk to your pup, she’ll know the answer.

5. The Puppy

Made with our exclusive teething rubber formula, KONG Puppy is the ideal gift for the growing pup on your list. It has all the same benefits of the KONG Classic but is made with a softer rubber formula for soothing gums.  Like the KONG Classic, it’s a must-have.

6. The Colorful Character

If your dog has a big personality, they will squeak with joy for new KONG Squeezz JELS. Squeezz JELS are easy to squeak and their unpredictable bounce makes them perfect for an exciting game of fetch.  Plus, they’re adorable.

7. The Health Nut

Is your dog looking to slim down after a little too much holiday indulgence? The KONG Wobbler is a great tool to get them started. This treat-dispensing toy can be used as an alternative to a dog bowl to help slow and extend mealtime, while providing exercise for your dog.

8. The Explorer

Give your furry friend a new challenge, the KONG Quest. This toy is great for light to moderate chewers and can be stuffed with your dog’s favorite treats or kibble to simulate natural foraging behaviors and extend treat time.  They’ll be ready for truffle hunting in no time.

9. The Tech Savvy Kitty

Is your cat always looking for the newest in cat toy technology? Introduce them to  KONG Glide 'n Seek. Magnetic levitation technology brings the feather toy to life—bouncing, jumping and spinning unpredictably. The peek-a-boo holes will keep your cat guessing as they hunt and chase.  Bonus: catching them interacting with the toy could catapult you to viral video internet fame.

10. The Foodie Feline

Your “Foodie Feline” will love the KONG Treat Ball. Place treats inside and watch your cat chase and swat the Treat Ball for hours . This toy helps keep cats busy, healthy and happy.

What gifts will your pet find under the tree this year? Share your photos with us on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram using the hashtag #KONGdog. Happy Holidays!