Dog themed gift ideas

Children's Animal Themes, Gift Ideas by Interest

Dog Party Ideas

  • Games & Activities:
    • Pin the tail on the puppy.
    • Colouring in: 0to5 have colouring templates of dogs free to print from home.
    • Modify traditional party games to have a dog theme. For example Fido Says instead of Simon Says, Doggy Freeze Dance instead of Musical Statues, Pass the Puppy instead of Pass the Parcel.
  • Food & Snack Ideas:
    • Hot Dogs.
    • Make a cake in the shape of a bone. Lots of other foods can be bone shaped too, like sandwiches, jelly and biscuits.
    • Serve food in NEW and CLEAN dog food bowls.
    • Make a paw print cake using one large round cake and four cupcakes.

Dog Themed Toys and Gifts

  • Booktopia is Australian-owned online-only retail store selling books, eBooks and DVDs. Take advantage of flat rates for delivery around Australia of as many physical books or DVDs as you want in one order. They have an extensive range of Australian books as well as the usual international titles.  The Hairy Maclary series by Lynley Dodd are great picturebooks with dog characters suitable for all ages, and fun to read many times.
  • Cool Things specialise in gifts and toys that are simply cool. Their stock is constantly changing and updating, see their current dog themed products. Cool Things are based in Tasmania with Australia wide and international delivery.
  • Parties Online – Party supplies, decorations, catering, themed products and costumes. See their cat, dog and leopard dress ups. Based in Sydney with delivery Australia wide.

Some Gift Suggestions

BMS Craft for Kids Make Your Own Plush DogBMS Craft for Kids Make Your Own Plush Dog This complete craft kit contains everything you need to make your very own adorable little plush dog!Contents:* Plush Fabric* Wiggly Eyes*…
(from Yogee Toys)

Hairy Maclary FavouritesHairy Maclary Favourites from Booktopia

Hairy Maclary Favourites contains six much-loved Hairy Maclary classics.
With rollicking, frolicking rhythm and rhyme and stories of mischief and
mayhem, these are essentials for any young booklover.

Includes Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy, Hairy Maclary Hat Tricks, Hairy Maclary’s Bone, Hairy Maclary’s Rumpus at the Vet, Hairy Maclary Scattercat, Hairy Maclary’s Shoo.

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's DairyHairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy from Booktopia
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy is the hilarious rhyming classic by Lynley Dodd. Hairy Maclary goes off for a walk in town, followed by doggish friends of all shapes and sizes. One by one they join Hairy Maclary until they meet Scarface Claw! Scarface Claw is the toughest Tom in town, and causes all the others to run for home. The brilliant cumulative rhyme and terrific pictures of this story has turned it into a classic – and it is still one of the most popular picture books today. Lynley Dodd is an award-winning author/illustrator who lives in New Zealand. She is enormously popular for her rhyming stories of the unforgettable Hairy Maclary and his friends. She worked as a teacher before beginning to write her own books in 1974. Read all the “Hairy Maclary and Friends books by Lynley Dodd”! “Hairy Maclary’s Bone”; “Hairy Maclary Scattercat”; “Hairy Maclary’s Caterwaul Caper”; “Hairy Maclary’s Rumpus at the Vet”; “Slinky Malinki”; “Hairy Maclary’s Showbusiness”; “Slinky Malinki, Open the Door”; “Sniff-Snuff-Snap!”; “Schnitzel Von Krumm Forget-Me-Not”; “Slinky Malinki Catflaps”; “Slinky Malinki’s Christmas Crackers”; “Hairy Maclary’s Hat Tricks”; “Scarface Claw”; “Schnitzel Von Krumm, Dog’s Never Climb Tress”; “Hairy Maclary, Sit”; “Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack”; “Magnet Fun with Hairy Maclary”; “Hairy Maclary, Shoo”; “Hairy Maclary and Friends Little Library”; “Slinky Malinki, Open the Door”; “Slinky Malinki Early Bird”; “Where is Hairy Maclary?”; “Sticker Fun with Hairy Maclary”; “My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes”.

Hairy Maclary No te Teri a TanarahanaHairy Maclary No te Teri a Tanarahana from Booktopia
Ki waho i te keti te hīkoitanga
a Hairy Maclary nō te Tēri a Tānarahana . . .
Ka haere tahi nga hoa o Hairy Maclary ki a ia mea noa ake, ka oho mai he auē, he ngawī, he ngawē, makere kau ana tā rātou omanga kē. Nā te aha rā a matihao mā i marara ai?

Hairy Maclary ScattercatHairy Maclary Scattercat from Booktopia
Hairy Maclary, everyone’s favourite dog, is busy chasing and hustling all the neighbourhood cats from Slinky Malinki to Pimpernel Pugh. But when he comes face to face with Scarface Claw, the toughest tomcat in town, it’s Hairy Maclary’s turn to be bustled, rustled and hustled.

Hairy Maclary, ShooHairy Maclary, Shoo from Booktopia
Hairy Maclary, Shoo is a hilarious rhyming story by Lynley Dodd. ‘Stop this shemozzle, this hullabaloo! Scarper, skedaddle, be off with you – shoo!’ When Hairy Maclary decides to snoop inside a parked delivery van, he’s in for a madcap adventure. After a rattling, roaring ride, and finding himself far from home, he desperately tries to get back to the Dairy – creating havoc and incurring the wrath of shopkeepers, schoolteachers and passers-by along the way. Has Hairy ever caused such mayhem? Thank goodness for Miss Plum, who once again steps in to save the day! Lynley Dodd is an award-winning author/illustrator who lives in New Zealand. She is enormously popular for her rhyming stories of the unforgettable Hairy Maclary and his friends. She worked as a teacher before beginning to write her own books in 1974. Read all the “Hairy Maclary and Friends” books by Lynley Dodd! “Hairy Maclary’s Bone”; “Hairy Maclary Scattercat”; “Hairy Maclary’s Caterwaul Caper”; “Hairy Maclary’s Rumpus at the Vet”; “Slinky Malinki”; “Hairy Maclary’s Showbusiness”; “Slinky Malinki, Open the Door”; “Sniff-Snuff-Snap!”; “Schnitzel Von Krumm Forget-Me-Not”; “Slinky Malinki Catflaps”; “Slinky Malinki’s Christmas Crackers”; “Hairy Maclary’s Hat Tricks”; “Scarface Claw”; “Schnitzel Von Krumm, Dog’s Never Climb Tress”; “Hairy Maclary, Sit”; “Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack”; “Magnet Fun with Hairy Maclary”; “Hairy Maclary, Shoo”; “Hairy Maclary and Friends Little Library”; “Slinky Malinki, Open the Door”; “Slinky Malinki Early Bird”; “Where is Hairy Maclary?”; “Sticker Fun with Hairy Maclary”; and, “My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes”.

Hairy Maclary, SitHairy Maclary, Sit from Booktopia
Hairy Maclary causes trouble again when he is simply not in the mood for the Kennel Club’s Obedience Class. He feels mischievous and mad and not only does he scamper away but all his friends – Bottomley Potts, Muffin McLay, Hercules Morse, Schnitzel von Krumm and the rest follow ‘Galloping here, galloping there, rollicking, frolicking everywhere’.

Hairy Maclary's BoneHairy Maclary’s Bone from Booktopia
With cumulative rhymes and sunny ink and watercolor illustrations, this international favorite chronicles the escapades of our hero Hairy and his crew of five kooky canines. Here every dog-from big-as-a-horse Hercules Morse to Schnitzel von Krumm with the very low tum-tries to have his day with Hairy Maclary’s Bone, but guess who triumphs!- Lynley Dodd’-s books have sold over two million copies worldwide.

Hairy Maclary's BoneHairy Maclary’s Bone from Booktopia
Hairy Maclary’s Bone is a hilarious rhyming story by Lynley Dodd. With cumulative rhymes and sunny ink and watercolor illustrations, this international favorite chronicles the escapades of our hero Hairy and his crew of five kooky canines. Here every dog-from big-as-a-horse Hercules Morse to Schnitzel von Krumm with the very low tum-tries to have his day with “Hairy Maclary’s Bone, but guess who triumphs! Lynley Dodd is an award-winning author/illustrator who lives in New Zealand. She is enormously popular for her rhyming stories of the unforgettable Hairy Maclary and his friends. She worked as a teacher before beginning to write her own books in 1974. Read all the “Hairy Maclary and Friends books by Lynley Dodd”! “Hairy Maclary’s Bone”; “Hairy Maclary Scattercat”; “Hairy Maclary’s Caterwaul Caper”; “Hairy Maclary’s Rumpus at the Vet”; “Slinky Malinki”; “Hairy Maclary’s Showbusiness”; “Slinky Malinki, Open the Door”; “Sniff-Snuff-Snap!”; “Schnitzel Von Krumm Forget-Me-Not”; “Slinky Malinki Catflaps”; “Slinky Malinki’s Christmas Crackers”; “Hairy Maclary’s Hat Tricks”; “Scarface Claw”; “Schnitzel Von Krumm, Dog’s Never Climb Tress”; “Hairy Maclary, Sit”; “Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack”; “Magnet Fun with Hairy Maclary”; “Hairy Maclary, Shoo”; “Hairy Maclary and Friends Little Library”; “Slinky Malinki, Open the Door”; “Slinky Malinki Early Bird”; “Where is Hairy Maclary?”; “Sticker Fun with Hairy Maclary”; “My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes”.

Hairy Maclary's Buggy BookHairy Maclary’s Buggy Book from Booktopia

Babies and toddlers will also love being out and about when they take Hairy Maclary’s bright new buggy book with them!

Its tough board pages and detachable strap and clip make this little board book just right for little ones on the go.

Hairy Maclary's Caterwaul CaperHairy Maclary’s Caterwaul Caper from Booktopia
“Hairy Maclary heard a STRANGE sound, a yowling, a wailing that echoed around . . .” What could be causing the caterwauling cacophony that brings Hairy Maclary and his friends running?

Publishers Weekly promises the “wonderfully waggish words” of the Hairy Maclary series will “tickle the funnybones of parents and children alike.” Read them all!

Hairy Maclary's ShowbusinessHairy Maclary’s Showbusiness from Booktopia
In Riverside Hall on Cabbage Tree Row, the Cat Club were having their Annual Show … When Hairy Maclary bounces and pounces his way into the cat show, his flustering and blustering bring a very unexpected result…This title presents another rollicking, rhyming adventure with Hairy Maclary (from ‘Donaldson’s Dairy’) and friends!

Lynley Dodd Hairy Maclary and FriendsLynley Dodd Hairy Maclary and Friends from Booktopia
Written and illustrated by the award-winning Lynley Dodd, this collection contains 15 books starring her beloved characters Hairy Maclary and Slinky Malinki. With rhyming stories, these children’s classics are sure to delight little ones aged 2 and over. With other memorable characters like Schnitzel Von Krumm and Zachary Quack also making appearances, these rhythmic, rhyming and catchy stories are perfect for bedtime reading!
Titles in this collection

  • Hairy Maclary from Doanldson’s Dairy
  • Hairy Maclary’s Bone
  • Hairy Maclary Scattercat
  • Hairy Maclary’s Caterwaul Caper
  • Hairy Maclary’s Rumpus at the Vets
  • Slinky Malinki
  • Hairy Maclary’s Showbusiness
  • Slinky Malinki Open the Door
  • Slinky Malinki Catflaps
  • Hairy Maclary, Sit
  • Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack
  • Scarface Claw
  • Zachary Quack Minimonster
  • Hairy Maclary’s Hat Tricks
  • Hairy Maclary, Shoo

Sylvanian Families Chihuahua Dog FamilySylvanian Families Chihuahua Dog Family Meet the Chihuahua Dog Family pack includes Father Cesar Mother Conchita Brother Pablo and Sister Laya. These miniature animal figures have articulated arms legs and…
(from Yogee Toys)

Where is Hairy Maclary?Where is Hairy Maclary? from Booktopia
This is a lift-the-flap, hide-and-seek board book featuring Lynley Dodd’s favourite canine characters. Where is Hairy Maclary? Is he hiding in the tree? No, that’s Scarface Claw! Is he playing in the water? No, that’s Zachary Quack! With it’s simple question and answer formula, this very young, fun and interactive flap book is perfect for small hands. Look under the flaps to find Hairy Maclary and instead find his friends…until the very last page when we find Hairy Maclary hiding from his friends behind a tree!

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