Five imaginative Christmas presents for pet lovers

From portraits to pet-themed pocket squares

Turnbull & Asser silk pocket squares, £295 each
Turnbull & Asser silk pocket squares, £295 each

An elegant “pet” pocket square

Man’s best friend just got that bit closer to the heart with Turnbull & Asser’s custom woven-silk pocket squares, printed with an image of a treasured hound. There are three designs (£295 each): Doggy Warhol will immortalise your dog in 1960s pop-art glory. Renaissance Dog puts the object of affection in a bursting paisley print, trimmed in navy, red, green or yellow. Polka Dog is more classic and understated, with chic small dots in navy, light blue, white or lilac. Ten per cent of profits will support the Dogs Trust. 4 Davies Street, London W1 (020-7499 0085; turnbullandasser.co.uk) and other branches. MING LIU

Bear Oscar Tracey by Bettina von Zwehl
Bear Oscar Tracey by Bettina von Zwehl
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A photographic portrait to treasure

Photographer Bettina von Zwehl’s interest in our relationship with dogs led to her branching out from human subjects in 2016 to create 8.1cm canine portraits mounted in 16cm x 16cm frames. While most are shot in von Zwehl’s studio, she was recently flown to New York to photograph a philanthropist’s two miniature schnauzers. Photoshoots take between one and two hours. The final shot is strikingly mounted and framed in black and costs £3,000. studio@bettinavonzwehl.com; bettinavonzwehl.comBEATRICE AIDIN

Orvis nylon ToughChew dog bed, from £119
Orvis nylon ToughChew dog bed, from £119
Hoop n Loop personalised tote bag, £80
Hoop n Loop personalised tote bag, £80

A dog bed with a difference

This state-of-the-art dog bed, the ToughChew (from £119), is made of two layers of super-strength nylon, and comes with the guarantee that if a pooch succeeds in gnawing through it, the bed will be replaced or refunded. Five per cent of all pre-tax profits go to a range of charities including Casting for Recovery (which takes women battling breast cancer on fishing retreats) and the National Wildlife Federation. orvis.co.ukTIM AULD

Pepito & Co organic Egyptian cotton Parrot Issue jumper, €49
Pepito & Co organic Egyptian cotton Parrot Issue jumper, €49
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Custom-embroidered cushions and bags

A cosseted 21st-century pet can gather a wealth of accessories in its lifetime. But what of tasteful wares celebrating Fido the dog or Tigger the cat for their owners? Hoop n Loop embellishes clothing, bags and cushions with an embroidered picture of a pet. The custom designs are all hand-drawn and made in east London. Pet lovers upload a picture of their adored animal online and can pick items from a classic tote bag (£80) to a military-style jacket (£120). hoopnloop.co.uk. BEATRICE AIDIN

Dashing dog clothing and accessories

Pepito & Co designs a stylish array of dog clothes and accessories, from cosy canine sweaters to brilliantly bonkers bow ties. Vibrant jumpers – in scarlet and teal stripes, for example, or charcoal with canary-yellow crosses – come in 100 per cent organic Egyptian cotton (€49) and merino wool/acrylic (€50). Also popular are raincoats (from €60) made from recycled polyester, knitted blankets (€63) and brightly patterned harnesses (from €25). Lucky pups. pepitoandco.comBEATRICE AIDIN

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