This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of J.M Smucker. All opinions are 100% mine.
If you’re like me, you might still be doing Christmas shopping. It’s okay – I tell myself every year we will be done sooner and it hasn’t happened yet. I’m still running around shopping and wrapping and hiding and then I remembered that we still need to get some doggie presents! Gah, it’s never ending!
One of my favorite places to find small toys and candy for stocking stuffers for the kids is Dollar General , so taking a walk down their pet aisle led to a great last minute gift idea for our own pups, and even makes a gift you can give to other dogs in your life! Family pets don’t have to be difficult to buy for, just give them something to chew and something to eat and maybe something you don’t mind they destroy.
Dollar General makes this gift easy and inexpensive because of their variety of dog treats, holiday ribbons and wrapping, and glass jars in the kitchen/homewares aisle! I LOVE the jar that I found and might go back for a few more for other various uses around the house.
When gifting to dogs, keep in mind any food allergies, preferences to toys (plush or balls?), and of course their size. Large dogs need large treats and bones while the little guys can enjoy smaller sized treats.
To make this easy last minute doggie treat jar, you start with a jar of any size. If gifting multiples, go for a smaller jar to fill with treats.
We thought it would be fun to include a toy and I found the CUTEST holiday toy – he squeaks and is two sided! We added a few bags of Milk-Bone, Pup-Peroni, and Canine Carry Outs and used the plush toy to fill the empty space at the top. You can fill the whole jar with treats, which will take several bags of each kind of treat and attach the toy to the jar with ribbon. You can add ribbons and bows to give this gift some pizazz but no one wants to mess with that when there are treats inside! Plus, things like that can be harmful to a dog, so it’s best to keep the gift wrapping to a minimum.
I love shopping at Dollar General. We’ve saved money by going there for various things throughout the year, things like gift wrap, snacks, and cleaning products are inexpensive and there are fewer distractions when you can run in and out quickly. I didn’t realize that Dollar General carried such a variety of dog treats, and since we don’t go through a TON of them, the package sizes are perfect.
How often do you shop at Dollar General? I’ll be going back for a few more things to get us through the holidays – napkins, paper plates, and more stocking stuffers. I’ll also grab some more dog treats to spoil these pups of ours! I don’t mind buying toys and treats when I’m not spending an arm and a leg on them, and at Dollar General, I don’t have to worry about that.
Be sure to grab what you need at reasonable prices to make your own dog treat jar gifts!