The 9 Best Deals On Chewy This December

Written by Gail Baker Nelson
Published: November 18, 2022

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The holidays are here, and so are we with the latest list of Chewy’s best deals on gifts and pet supplies on sale. One of the most popular online pet supply retailers, Chewy is one of the first places people look for the things they need for their pets.

December brings with it cool weather and cold paws, so a few of our picks this month revolve around keeping our furry and scaly friends warm this winter.

  1. Goody Box Holiday Dog Toys, Treats, & Accessories, Small/Medium
  2. Goody Box Holiday Dog Toys, Treats, & Accessories, Small/Medium
    • A limited-edition holiday box.
    • Comes with two toys, two bags of treats, and a bandana for dogs.
    • Exclusive to Chewy.
    Check Chewy
  3. Goody Box Holiday Cat Toys, Treats, & Accessories
  4. Goody Box Holiday Cat Toys, Treats, & Accessories
    • A limited-edition holiday gift box for cats.
    • Comes with three toys, two bags of treats, and a plaid blanket.
    • Exclusive to Chewy.
    Check Chewy
  5. Frisco Deluxe Configurable 4-Panel Wood Dog Gate
  6. Frisco Deluxe Configurable 4-Panel Wood Dog Gate
    • Available in two colors: white or rich mahogany.
    • Deal only available for 30-inch version.
    • Manufactured by Frisco, a Chewy brand.
    Check Chewy
  7. Chuckit! Ultra Rubber Ball Tough Dog Toy
  8. Chuckit! Ultra Rubber Ball Tough Dog Toy
    • Set of balls designed specifically for playing fetch.
    • Features a thick, rubber core.
    • Pairs well with the Chuck It!-brand ball launcher, also on sale on Chewy this December.
    Check Chewy
  9. Frisco Self Warming Bolster Round Cat Bed
  10. Frisco Self Warming Bolster Round Cat Bed
    • A self-warming bed that works by radiating your pet's own body heat.
    • Machine-washable.
    • Buy 3, Get 4th Free mix-and-match deal only available for brown color (but cream and gray are also available options).
    Check Chewy
  11. Kaytee Basic Blend Wild Bird Food
  12. Kaytee Basic Blend Wild Bird Food
    • A good option for backyard bird feeders.
    • Contains black oil sunflowers seeds and millet, among other ingredients.
    • Able to be used all year during all seasons.
    Check Chewy
  13. Oxbow Simple Rewards Oven Baked with Peppermint Small Animal Treats, 3-oz bag
  14. Oxbow Simple Rewards Oven Baked with Peppermint Small Animal Treats, 3-oz bag
    • Made with peppermint, for small pets like guinea pigs, hamsters, and rabbits.
    • No artificial colors added.
    • No sugar added.
    Check Chewy
  15. Penn-Plax Holiday Variety Pack Fish Aquarium Ornament, 5 count
  16. Penn-Plax Holiday Variety Pack Fish Aquarium Ornament, 5 count
    • Includes five aquarium ornaments: an elf, a speedboat with a Christmas tree, a holiday-dressed dinosaur, a sun-bathing Santa, and a snowman.
    • Made of resin that is advertised as being completely safe.
    • Easy to clean with just water.
    Check Chewy

Gift Bundles for Dogs and Cats

While there were several dozen adorable gift sets, we picked our favorite dog and cat sets to make holiday shopping for your little buddies a little easier. The great part about these gift boxes is that it’s a one-stop gift for your furry friends. These seasonal goody boxes sell out quickly, so get them while you can.

Goody Box Holiday Dog Toys, Treats, and Accessories – Save 22%

Gift Bundle for Dogs
Goody Box Holiday Dog Toys, Treats, & Accessories, Small/Medium
  • A limited-edition holiday box.
  • Comes with two toys, two bags of treats, and a bandana for dogs.
  • Exclusive to Chewy.
Check Chewy

Give your dog a happy howliday with the Goody Box Holiday Dog Toys, Treats, and Accessories box. Whether you have a bigger dog or a smaller dog, there’s a box for your buddy.

Each box comes with two toys, two treats, and a bandana. Be sure to choose the appropriate size for your pooch, because there are two sizes available: small/medium box and medium/large. Both sizes have toys sized appropriately for either a smaller or a bigger dog.

In the holiday rush, there seemed to be a couple of size mix-ups, but otherwise, shoppers seem happy with their purchase. The Goody Box Holiday Dog Toys, Treats, and Accessories box is a great gift for most toy-loving dogs.

Cat Goody Box Holiday Cat Toys, Treats, and Accessories – Save 51%

Gift Bundle for Cats
Goody Box Holiday Cat Toys, Treats, & Accessories
  • A limited-edition holiday gift box for cats.
  • Comes with three toys, two bags of treats, and a plaid blanket.
  • Exclusive to Chewy.
Check Chewy

This ridiculously-cute gift box includes a cozy blanket for your kitty. Maybe Fluffy will leave your clean shirts alone if she has her own blankie, but we doubt it.

We love the Goody Box Holiday Cat Toys, Treats, and Accessories box because it comes with a nice selection of new, fun things for our kitty. It comes with three toys, two treats, and a plaid flannel blanket.

If you bought this box last year, the company hasn’t changed the set, so it won’t be ”new-new” to your cats, or more accurately, you. However, aside from that, this year’s themed Goody Box Holiday Cat toys, Treats, and Accessories box makes a great gift for your cats.

Best Overall Deal for Pets: Frisco Deluxe Configurable 4-Panel Wood Dog Gate – Save 29%

Best Overall Deal for Pets
Frisco Deluxe Configurable 4-Panel Wood Dog Gate
  • Available in two colors: white or rich mahogany.
  • Deal only available for 30-inch version.
  • Manufactured by Frisco, a Chewy brand.
Check Chewy

This may not be specifically for your pets, but we’re pretty sure that keeping fido out of the kitchen while you cook would be a good thing. This dog gate can be attached to the doorframe like any standard dog gate and converts quickly to a freestanding gate or room divider.

With any new restriction, some dogs may get a little agitated. It takes time to adjust to a new rule. A few people said that it’s well-built, but not as sturdy as they would like because the wooden slats are flexible. Enough so that a determined pup can get through. However, this may be fixed with a bit of training, not unlike crate training.

The Frisco Deluxe Configurable 4-Panel Wood Dog Gate is our pick for the best pet deal in December. We love the flexibility that this product offers and the walk-through panel of the gate makes moving through it as needed all the easier for us humans.

https://www.chewy.com/frisco-deluxe-configurable-4-panel/dp/238716

Best for Dogs: Chuckit! Ultra Rubber Ball Tough Dog Toy – Save 64%

Best for Dogs
Chuckit! Ultra Rubber Ball Tough Dog Toy
  • Set of balls designed specifically for playing fetch.
  • Features a thick, rubber core.
  • Pairs well with the Chuck It!-brand ball launcher, also on sale on Chewy this December.
Check Chewy

This isn’t the first time a Chuckit! brand toy is on our favorites list, and it probably won’t be the last. The two-pack of rubber balls is currently 64% off, so you could get a stocking stuffer for your pup at less than half price.

The rubber balls in the Chuckit! Ultra Rubber Ball Tough Dog Toy are great for fetching in the water because they float and don’t get soggy after a few fetches. They also bounce really high, which makes for a lot of fun for your pup.

We love the bright colors, durable materials, and excellent price. This makes the Chuckit! Ultra Rubber Ball Tough Dog Toy 2-pack our pick for the best dog product this December.

Pair it with the Chuckit! Classic Launcher (42% off!) and make your fetch-monkey happy.

Best for Cats: Frisco Self-Warming Bolster Round Cat Bed

Best for Cats
Frisco Self Warming Bolster Round Cat Bed
  • A self-warming bed that works by radiating your pet's own body heat.
  • Machine-washable.
  • Buy 3, Get 4th Free mix-and-match deal only available for brown color (but cream and gray are also available options).
Check Chewy

Our cat loves being warm and likes to sit in front of the fireplace until someone lights it for her. So a bed that helps her keep warm is an attractive idea. The plush fabric is soft and cozy with plush padding; the thermal layer helps reflect body heat.

This deal is probably not ideal for larger cats. Some people mention that it’s too small for 12-pound cats, and a few didn’t like the crinkly sound the thermal layer made when their cat got into the bed. We’re willing to bet that a cat that likes to play with plastic bags will like the sound.

The Frisco Self-Warming Bolster Round Cat Bed is our pick for the best cat product this December. It’s currently part of a buy 3, get the 4th free deal, but that’s a limited-time offer (and only for the brown color), so get it quickly if you’re interested.

Best for Birds: Kaytee Basic Blend Wild Bird Food – Save 10%

Best for Birds
Kaytee Basic Blend Wild Bird Food
  • A good option for backyard bird feeders.
  • Contains black oil sunflowers seeds and millet, among other ingredients.
  • Able to be used all year during all seasons.
Check Chewy

This time of year, many birds migrate to warmer climates. If you live in an area that stays warmer during the winter, you probably see a few visiting birds hanging around. For us, the cardinals are favorites and we love to see them a little closer.

Kaytee’s Basic Blend Wild Bird Food is a great way to attract a few birds to your yard this winter. It includes sunflower and millet to attract several different bird species and works well with hoppers, fly-through, and large-tube feeders. It is a little dusty, and a few people complained about it breaking down faster. Otherwise, the reviews are all positive.

We love the ability to give the wild birds a little love, and the price is pretty reasonable too. The Kaytee Basic Blend Wild Bird Food is our pick for the best bird product for December.

Best for Small Animals: Oxbow Simple Rewards Oven Baked with Peppermint Small Animal Treats

Best for Small Animals
Oxbow Simple Rewards Oven Baked with Peppermint Small Animal Treats, 3-oz bag
  • Made with peppermint, for small pets like guinea pigs, hamsters, and rabbits.
  • No artificial colors added.
  • No sugar added.
Check Chewy

Who doesn’t love treats, especially this time of year? The Oxbow Simple Rewards Oven Baked with Peppermint Small Animal Treats brings a little holiday flavor to your bunny’s (or other small animal) diet.

These treats don’t have any artificial colors or sugar added, and the ingredient list is refreshingly short. Most people say that their pets loved the peppermint, but there were a few who didn’t. A word of caution, a few owners mentioned that the Timothy hay in the recipe can cause blockages in rats, so it’s best to choose another option for them.

Our pick for the best small animal product in December is the Oxbow Simple Rewards Oven Baked with Peppermint Small Animal Treats. Save an extra five percent by setting up an autoship order for these goodies.

Best for Turtles: Exo Terra Clarity & Odor Control Moss Ball for Turtles – Save 19%

Best for Turtles
Exo Terra Clarity & Odor Control Moss Ball for Turtles
  • Reduces organic matter buildup to keep tank water clear.
  • Conditions the water.
  • Treats 10- to 20-gallon terrariums for up to two months.
Check Chewy

Aquatic turtles are dirty. There, we said it. We love our turtles and have several of them, but it’s hard to keep their tank water looking nice. A few minnows help clean up some of the larger particles, but you still have to filter the water and change it out regularly. Even with regular partial water changes, sometimes it takes on a tea-colored hue and you have to swap out the lot of it.

The Exo Terra Clarity & Odor Control Moss Ball for Turtles is one product that can help. It’s an artificial moss ball that has a special resin core that reduces organic matter buildup, traps phosphate, nitrite, and nitrate, and reduces the ”pond-water smell” that sometimes wafts out of their tanks. There were a few complaints about it falling apart sooner than the two-month mark, or that it didn’t work. However, for the price, we figure it’s worth a shot.

We love this for keeping our turtles happy and their tanks clean. The Exo Terra Clarity & Odor Control Moss Ball for Turtles is our pick for the best turtle product this December.

Best for Fish & Aquariums: Penn-Plax Holiday Variety Pack Fish Aquarium Ornament, 5-Count

Best for Fish & Aquariums
Penn-Plax Holiday Variety Pack Fish Aquarium Ornament, 5 count
  • Includes five aquarium ornaments: an elf, a speedboat with a Christmas tree, a holiday-dressed dinosaur, a sun-bathing Santa, and a snowman.
  • Made of resin that is advertised as being completely safe.
  • Easy to clean with just water.
Check Chewy

Just because your aquarium-dwelling fish and other critters can’t join in on the holiday fun doesn’t mean you can’t bring the holidays to them.

This five-pack of aquarium decorations comes with an elf, speedboat, dinosaur, Santa in a floatie, and a snowman. Each figurine is decked out in its best holiday garb and the speedboat is carrying the tree. Made from aquarium-safe resin, they’re easy to place in your aquarium or as an office decoration.

One buyer mentioned they were bigger than expected, so be sure to check the measurements before you order. We love the adorable design and the Penn-Plax Holiday Variety Pack Fish Aquarium Ornament 5-Count is our pick for the best fish product in December.

First Time Purchase Discounts and More Savings

Pet owners love shopping with Chewy because of their prices and excellent services. They offer a couple of first-time purchase discounts:

  • 35% off the first autoship order and 5% off future orders
  • 20% off your first pharmacy order with the code RX20

However, these aren’t the only deals you’ll find on Chewy.

  • Buy 3, get the 4th free
  • 30% off cat trees, beds, and scratchers
  • Up to 40% off gifts for your pets
  • Deals on Chewy exclusives

As you can see, the list of savings you’ll find on Chewy never ends, but you do need to look for them. There are thousands of items, and while we do our best to find great deals, there are only so many that we can share with you, so happy shopping!

Click here to see the best November deals on Chewy!

About the Author

Gail is a musician, author, and artist with more ideas than time. She loves learning about all things in the natural world. Her upcoming book, Pebble Worms and Fast Walkers is filled with all the random bits that kids love! She lives in North Texas with her husband, twin sons, dogs, cat, two red-eared sliders, and two ball pythons.

The 9 Best Deals On Chewy This December FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 

Does Chewy offer free shipping?

Yes, they do! We love that Chewy offers free 1-3 day shipping on all orders over $49. We’ve been able to get needed items like flea meds or supplements quickly with Chewy.

What's the best way to save money with Chewy?

Chewy’s sales change on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. The best way to save money is to check the site regularly for specials and take advantage of their auto-shipping program.

Does Chewy accept manufacturer’s coupons?

Yes, and all the information you need to redeem a coupon is in the FAQs.

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