My dogs just had a joint birthday party about three weeks ago and lots of people came and gave them toys and treats, so for Christmas they've all gotten mostly practical gifts. Although they did get a few stuffed animals from goodwill. They each got nice big dog bowls (no more dollar tree crap with the food spilling everywhere when I try to mix in canned food), and cheap comforters for their crates. Skip got a t-shirt that says "bitches love me". Mikey got a special night collar. Starbucks got a new basketball. And they got a second bike leash attachment. The cats got a better cat bed, their favorite treats (aquariyums) and will get a cat tree off ebay after the holidays. My parents and sister's dogs are all getting talking hand puppets from krogers that aren't really dog toys, but which my own dogs love more than their real toys.