Pet Christmas Stockings Will Bulge

It’s estimated that British pet owners spend between £20 and £30 on gifts for their pets over Christmas period.

Furthermore, the trend for treating pets to expensive products over the festive period shows no signs of slowing up as spending is set to increase year on year as more and more consumers splash the cash on pet gifts in tune with a growing number of companies catering for this blooming market.

Pet owner spending at Christmas stats

92% of owners surveyed bought their pet a Christmas present.
62% bought their pet a Christmas stocking
30% sent their pet a Christmas card
Over 65% of those surveyed admitted to adding their pet’s name beside their own when sending out Christmas cards
64% served up a Christmas dinner for their dog (source PDSA)

The trend for ‘designer’ fashion labels amongst Christmas shoppers spreads to pet owners too. Pet owners love to see their animals decked out in diamond replica collars, luxury canine fashion brands and even a range of designer pet perfumes.

Who spends the money on pet Christmas gifts?

Pet owners in the north are far more generous than those in the south with 85% of pet owners living in the north set to buy their pets a Christmas treat, compared to just 58% of pet owners living in London. (source Argos pet insurance)

Women are said to account for 63% of all the money spent on pet gifts at Christmas

See our pick of the best Christmas gifts for pets

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Jasmine Kleine

Jasmine Kleine

Jasmine Kleine is the the online editor at She is an experienced dog owner and professional writer who lives with her two beloved dogs, Mabel and Charlie.

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