Santa Paws has stopped off at House of Scamps early so that we can give you a sneak peek of the Lily’s Kitchen Christmas range, and there are some seriously sweet additions for 2023. While in 2021 and 2022 the collection and their design remained the same, this year, there’s been an impressive shake up with one particular product that is simply adorable.
The festive season is a time for joy, family, and, of course, treats – and with their Christmas range for dogs, Lily’s Kitchen has once again embraced the yuletide spirit, ensuring our four-legged friends are not left out of the holiday celebrations. As someone who has reviewed the Lily’s Kitchen range for four years now, I can honestly say that this is my favourite yet
All of the products are beautifully packaged in a starry night design, while the advent calendar incorporates classic signs of Christmas, such as crackers, robins, snowmen and more. Prices start at £3.50 and go up to £14, and generally the prices have crept up from previous years, but these are one of the more premium pet offerings to buy ahead of December, and always goes down well with the dogs.
Advent Calendar for Dogs – £14
Much like how I look forward to popping open the door on my Lindt advent calendar each day in December, Phoebe and Frank never let me forget about opening theirs, too. The Lily’s Kitchen advent calendar for 2023 has replaced their usual baked bites this year for meatier alternatives. Behind each door, owners will find a selection of Turkey Bites with Cranberries, Chicken & Quinoa Bites and Chicken and Beef Training Treats, making them all the more tempting.
The trio of delicious meaty goodies are made with top quality ingredients, including proper meat as part of a grain free recipe. Perfect for getting their attention on wintry walks or distracting your dog from whatever festive nibbles you’re eating, they’re definitely a welcome change from their former offerings, and the £2 price increase reflects the higher quality too.
What I really love about the Lily’s Kitchen advent calendar is that they’re pretty generous when it comes to filling the doors, too, so if you have a two-dog household like me, you’ll only need to buy one calendar. Just be prepared to resist those puppy eyes as they anticipate their daily treat.
Christmas Three Bird Feast – £3.80
Christmas dinner. It’s really THE dinner of the year isn’t it? And not just for us two-legged folk, with Lily’s Kitchen’s Three Bird Feast being the star of the show when it comes down to December dinners. That’s what the advent calendar is really counting down to.
Made with freshly prepared turkey, goose, and duck, accompanied by seasonal parsnips and cranberries, this feast mirrors what we might find on our own plates on Christmas Day. And trust me when I say that each year, there’s not a crumb left in either of the Scamps’ bowls – Frank makes sure of that.
What makes it even more special is that 100 per cent of profits go to Dogs Trust, showcasing Lily’s Kitchen’s commitment to making the holidays brighter for pets in need. The brand will donate up to £23,750 on all tins sold through lilyskitchen.co.uk. As both Phoebe and Frank are rescue dogs, I find this charity element particularly heart-warming.
My only gripe is that the cost of the Three Bird Feast has risen once again. Back in 2020, you could pick up a tin for £2.75, which crept up to £2.85 in 2021, jumping to £3.35 in 2022. However, this year, it’s gone up again to £3.80, which is in line with the rest of the range but makes it undeniably one of the more expensive offerings on the market. The fact the profits go to charity is not something that can be grumbled about, however, some owners may look to more affordable options like Forthglade or Pooch and Mutt.
Festive Christmas Turkey Jerky – £3.50
The ultimate stocking filler for your four-legged companion comes in the form of these Festive Christmas Turkey Jerky treats. Coming in at £3.50, these are a meaty, grain-free treat made with 68 per cent freshly prepared turkey and other natural ingredients.
Suitable for dogs from four months old, these jerky delights are perfect for adding an extra touch of festivity to your pet’s holiday season, whether they’re new to the family, or a faithful family hound of many years.
Christmas can often be a cause for overindulgence, so Lily’s Kitchen advises to feed ‘up to five a day’. They added: “Always make sure there’s a bowl of fresh water available. We like to keep our four-legged friends fit and healthy so it’s best not to feed them too many treats. Always supervise your dog when they’re eating a treat. (Excited dogs can sometimes forget to chew!)”
Christmas Bedtime Biscuits – £3.50
Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a dog—thanks to Lily’s Kitchen Christmas Bedtime Biscuits. Now this is my absolute favourite product from the whole range. What’s cuter than a bedtime biscuit? A Christmas Eve bedtime biscuit, of course.
Traditionally oven-baked with festive ingredients like cinnamon, chamomile, and ginger, these biscuits promise a restful night’s sleep for your furry friend on the run-up to the big day. A perfect treat before bedtime that ensures your doggo is ready for all the festive fun. The crescent moon design is just too adorable.
Just like their cult-loved bedtime biscuits but with a festive treat, these are suitable for dogs from 4 months old, with a recommended guideline of one biscuit before bedtime. Phoebe and Frank always have a sleepy snack before bed, and Lily’s Kitchen is a firm favourite in our nightly routine so I’ve no doubt at all that this little yuletide twist is going to go down a treat. And what a sweet tradition it is too.
Adding to the festive cheer, Lily’s Kitchen has unveiled its first-ever Christmas advert, titled ‘Christmas Every Day.’ This heartwarming 30-second clip captures the everyday joy our pets bring, not just during the holidays. Real-life footage from Lily’s Kitchen customers and charity partners, Dogs Trust and London Inner City Kitties, showcases the affectionate moments that make every day special.
Lily’s Kitchen’s Christmas range for dogs not only treats our furry friends but also spreads the joy of giving and celebrating family traditions. This year, with the advent calendar shake up, new packaging and adorable Christmas Eve biscuits, Lily’s Kitchen has really got all bases covered when it comes to the festive season.
The limited edition Christmas ranges for both dogs and cats are available to purchase via the Lily’s Kitchen website and will also be available at retailers including Pets at Home, Amazon, Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury’s.