Unless your dog is Japanese, I don't think it truly enjoys playing with inanimate objects. Sure they might be intrigued for a few days with whatever new toy you buy it but that intrigue will soon wear off. Why not save money and give your dog something that it will get a lifetime of enjoyment out of.
A STRAY KITTY
Just think of how much fun your dog will have with it! Dogs love terrorizing smaller animals. Why else do you think those chew toys you buy at PetsMart squeal every time your dog bites into them? This year get your dog something special, get him something that's fun AND edible, get him a Stray Kitty. Stray Kitties can be found for free, roaming all over inner city neighborhoods and suburbs.