Three adorable festive eco dog toys from Green and Wilds

When it comes to the holiday season, Phoebe and Frank are spoiled for choice for Christmas dinners, festive treats and gorgeous gifts – but every single year we struggle to find a toy that will make it past Boxing Day. One year we bought Kevin and Katie the Carrots from Aldi, and they didn’t even make it past breakfast.

However, over the past 12 months, the Scamps have been playing with some eco-friendly toys from Green and Wilds, including Austin the Aubergine and Smorg from Green Planet, and have been delighted that after each and every playtime, they can be returned to the toybox to survive another day.

So when I spotted their 2022 Christmas toys at Hounds, I bought three, happy to spend just over £20 knowing they would provide hours and hours of fun. Not to mention the three characters are excruciatingly cute.

The three toys I picked up were Sancho the Satsuma, Rudy the Reindeer, and Jean Genie the Gingerbread Person, priced at £4.96, £7.96 and £8.95 respectively.

The traditionally themed seasonal toys are deceptively tough, made from environmentally-friendly pure jute and split leather. The toys are twin stitched for strength over four layers of jute, filled with cotton jute rope and waste cotton.

Sancho the Satsuma is the perfect choice for smaller dogs who love to play tug – he has the sweetest little face and it the perfect little citrus fruit to place at the end of your dog’s stocking this Christmas. 

Natural, renewable and recyclable, Rudy the Reindeer will bring joy and fun to any dog this Yuletide season. Covered in a soft suede, we always find the Scamps go wild for these toys due to the flavour of the material. Though it’s important to note that this product is a play toy only and not a food product. Pets should always be supervised when playing with toys. 

I like that Rudy the Reindeer offers an interesting shape to offer greater mental stimulation for dogs, with four legs and antlers all offering something different to chew. It also means your dog is less likely to hone in on one spot to create a weakness in the toy. I should mention that these toys are not indestructible, but having survived longer than a day with my two chewy bull breeds, they’re certainly more durable than others. 

Jean Genie the Gingerbread Person looks just like Gingy from Shrek, complete with purple gumdrop buttons, a red mouth, pale blue eyebrows and white iced decor. They are the biggest toy in this selection, standing at 18cm tall, and is sure to get tails wagging on Christmas morning. Then you can watch Shrek on Boxing Day and see your dogs face light up at seeing their new toy on the big screen – the resemblance is uncanny! 

The Green and Wilds festive toy range is available to order online at Green and Wilds here. You can also add some festive sparkle to all of their Eco toys by adding a Christmas label at checkout for that extra special touch.