Move over, owls. Step aside, birds. Party’s over, hedgehogs. THIS is the year of the hot dog dog. Have you noticed? Dachshunds are popping up everywhere – from wrapping paper to sweaters; from holiday decor to tableware. Yes, maybe I notice dachshunds out and about a little more than the average girl because this is what has greeted me every morning for the last thirteen years (minus the costume, of course):
See all that gray? It’s called stress. Stress from living with four kids when you hate kids (yep, dachshunds don’t love kids – their plight in life is that they are kid magnets). Stress from having to be the punchline every single Halloween. Stress from knowing you’re 91 in dog years and the beds keep getting higher and fluffier, but you’re not getting any taller.
But now dachshunds around the world can bark with a little more gusto knowing that THIS is their year. Target, Container Store, Old Navy, even Nordstrom’s are jumping on the bandwagon and are having a little fun with these so-called sausage dogs (c’mon Pottery Barn Kids – replace the owls with a dachshund-inspired room!). So, if you’re a dachshund lover – or maybe know someone who is – check out some of these fun gift ideas to spread the short-and-stout puppy love.
Container Store’s Chilly Dogs Recycled Holiday Wrapping Paper
Target’s Lighted Tinsel Christmas Daschund
Dachshund Sweatshirt on the Etsy shop nicandthenewfie
Salt and Pepper Shakers from Target
The Scarf Chic’s dachshund scarf – LOVE this – combines two big trends – doxies and camo ;-)!
Have you seen something that’s dachshund-approved but not on my list? Add it in the Comments section below!