Pawsome Ways to Include Pups in the Holidays & Gift Box Giveaway
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Pawsome Ways to Include Pups in the Holidays & Gift Box Giveaway

The holiday season is the happiest time of the year for the entire family, including our furry friends! Do you shower your pup with extra love and special treats during the holidays? I would like to share with you a super cute website called, where you can find tons of fun doggy do-it-yourself ideas.

My favorites are the Sweet Treat Jar and the Ho-ho-howliday Treat Bag. They are easy to make and guaranteed to be great hits with the pups.

The also asked 3,000 Americans about their dog-related holiday habits, including whether their dog is involved in gift-giving, stocking-stuffing, Christmas sweater-wearing, and other holiday traditions.

What they found is that Americans really LOVE their pets. For instance, did you know 71% of dog parents give gifts to their pups?

According to the survey, here are the top 5 reasons people give gifts to their dog:

1. To express love to my dog: 72%
2. Because it's fun for me: 60%
3. To help my dog feel included like a family member: 54%
4. To give my dog a moment of happiness: 53%
5. To feel closer and bond with my dog: 43%

The study also shared how often dogs are included into popular Christmas traditions:

1. 48% of dog parents hang a Christmas stocking for their dog.
2. 43% of dog parents include a dog in a photo for a family holiday card.
3. 32% post photos of their dog on social media with a holiday message.
4. 29% dress up their dog in a holiday-themed costume or outfit.
5. 22% make or buy dog-themed holiday decorations.

You may visit for photos and instructions on how to add more dog-related fun to your home holiday traditions.

Did you know which states have the most spoiled pups?

The 2015 Santa Dog Index ranks states based on how much, on average, dog parents will spend on their furry kids:

Top 10 States That Spend the Most on Holiday Gifts for Dogs:

1. New Jersey: $29.61 (average gift spending per dog for state residents)
2. New York: $28.95
3. Pennsylvania: $28.75
4. Utah: $27.75
5. Georgia: $27.04
6. California: $26.07
7. Washington: $25.81
8. Florida: $25.13
9. Illinois: $24.98
10. Virginia: $24.58

Apparently, it's good to be a dog in the New York tri-state area:) The complete rankings of all 50 states is available at

The Giveaway
The folks at have generously offered to give away a FREE holiday doggy gift box filled with some of the most delicious treats for your pup! Please fill out the form below for your chance to win. Don't forget to read this DIY decor article and tell me in the comments section which DIY doggy decor project you think your family would love best.

Holiday Doggy Care Package Giveaway

Disclosure: I received free products to facilitate my posting. icefairy's Treasure Chest is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

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