With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s time to select the right gifts for your family and friends. Instead of choosing a generic present, find something specific for your dog loving friend.
If your relatives or friends have dogs at home, a present for their dog or a gift with a cute puppy print might be the perfect Christmas solution. Today, we’ll guide you through the best Christmas gifts for dog lovers. Once you look through these 27 gifts, you can be sure to choose a special something for your dog-loving friend. Give your loved one something that brings a smile to their face (and their dog’s!) every time they see it.
Without further delay, let us look at 27 best gift options you can consider for your dog-owning friend.
1. I Work Hard Coffee Mug
The mug we’re raving about says, "I work hard so my dog can have a better life." It’s a simple, but useful gift that combines functionality with cuteness. It holds 11 ounces of liquid. Fill this mug with cute pens or bags of tea for an especially thoughtful present.
2. Crewneck sweatshirt from Arm The Animals
We couldn't pick our favorite, so good luck choosing just one of the designs from Arm The Animals t-shirt and sweatshirt collection. Arm The Animals was born from tragedy in 2010 and over the past 8+ years they have worked with 150+ animal welfare organizations providing donation funds, and supplying marketing services in order to help other organizations increase their impact. ATA is the epitome of a "Mom & Pop" business; everything is done by hand with a small, dedicated team that loves what they do. They believe ALL animal welfare organizations are ultimately striving toward the same goal, so providing assistance to them can do nothing but more good. So let's get shopping and supporting!
3. Peanut Butter CBD Calming Dog Treats
These nifty treats by Dope Dog each contain 3 mg of CBD to create a calming effect and boost digestive health. They are also rich in vitamin B6, vitamin C, and manganese. Not only are they healthy and nutrient-rich, but they’re tons of fun! Your dog loving friend can go to the park and play, then treat their dog with these crunchies.
4. Sneakers by Rif Ruf
Living in Los Angeles, you can't help but be immersed in sneaker culture. Our co-founder Michael might just be caught walking down Melrose Avenue in the newest Nike dunks. That's why we had to start our guide off with some shoe hype for our Dope Dogs. Featured in Buzzfeed, Hypebeast, and on Rover, RIF RUF is the first design-driven dog shoe brand.
Their upcoming release is the Ceasar 1, scheduled to deliver by Nov 2021. The RIFRUF® Caesar 1 made from the same materials as premium human sneakers. Durable RUFKNIT™ mesh upper provides maximum breathability while the natural rubber midsole and outsole protects paws from rough surfaces. This might just be the gift that us human's enjoy just as much as our Dope Dogs.
5. Dog Journal
This journal by Peter Pauper Press has a pretty pattern of different dog breeds. It holds 160 lined pages for your creative pal to jot down their thoughts and contemplation. Its hard cover and elastic closure makes it durable and easy to carry around.
6. WILD ONE Toy Kit
Your dog loves to tug, toss, and chew! This toy kit includes the Wild One Triangle Tug, Twist Toss, and the Bolt Bite. Your dog will love these 100% rubber and 100% organic cotton toys. They each have a reinforced core, so your dog doesn’t have to go easy on it. They’re the perfect toy set for your puppies.
The Twist Toss weighs 03 lbs. and measures 2.7” x 2.7” x 2.7”.
The Triangle Tug weights 0.6 lbs. and measures 6.6” x 6” and the rope is 6.3” x 6.3”
The Bolt Bite weighs 0.5 lbs. and measures 8.3” x 8.3”
This toy set is dishwasher safe.
Buy the Dog Toy Gift Set from Wild One.
7. Bocce's Bakery Lumps of Coal Dog Treats
Of course, Santa won’t leave coal for your sweet dog, but these treats make a perfect for your canine bestie. The treats are wheat-free and baked in small batches, ensuring quality. The wholesome ingredients include peanut butter, rolled oats, flaxseeds, molasses, and charcoal. The packaging is festive and would make a great stocking stuffer.
The package weighs 6 oz. and measures 6” x 2” x 8”, and is made in the U.S. A.
Buy these treats from Crate & Barrel
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8. AQUA PAW PET BATHING TOOL
The Aquapaw Bathing Tool is a world’s first! It’s a wearable combination of sprayer-scrubber that turns on or off by making a fist. You can stay in control during bath time of the water flow and also of your pet. Now you can always keep one hand on your dog.
This tool is one-size-fits-all and straps on quickly and easily on either your left or right hands. The package includes adapters, enabling connection to your garden hose or shower. It comes with an 8’ (2.5 m) hose.
The product comes with a lifetime warranty - with the original owner.
Buy the Pet Bathing Tool from Aqua Paws.
9. Socks for Dogs
If you’re all about utility, you can give pet owners something that their dogs will use throughout the winter season. These adorable dog socks come in five size options and four color choices. They provide excellent traction for dogs, much like the grip their own paws provide, since the paw pattern is made out of anti-silicone gel. These socks are also comfortable and warm, keeping your dogs cozy during the winter season. They won’t even cause damage to hardwood floors in your home. Along with puppy-patterned socks for your friend, this might just be the perfect winter gift.
10. Oatmeal Lavender CBD Dog Shampoo
Lather up! This CBD shampoo for your friend’s dog is a perfect treat that will make cleaning up easy for your favorite pet owner. Made with soothing ingredients including oatmeal for eczema, lavender oil for antioxidants, and Vitamin E to moisturize the skin, the Dope Dog CBD Shampoo will give your dog the spa treatment. With this luxurious bathing product, your friends can pet their dogs knowing their fur is shiny and clean.
11. Aromatherapy Candles for Pets
Aromatherapy Candles for pets from Gerrard Larriett use oil scents that have a calming effect on dogs. These dog lover gifts come in glass jars that are 6 ounces in size. Not only do they help your dogs stay relaxed, but they can also get rid of foul odors. Pets can play outside as much as they want while your friends maintain the ambiance of their homes.
With 16 different fragrance options, you can be sure to find one that’s both safe and soothing for your four-legged friend. The subtle scent ensures that it is not too overpowering, but just right for the holiday comfort. If you're looking for something unique and smells good, then you are in the right place.
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12. Puppy Dog Lamp Night Light LED Lamp
One look at this 3D lamp will help you understand why it is such a good gift for dog lovers. The dog-shaped lamp is a cool retro gift with a pet-loving twist. The acrylic and ABS base ensure durability, and the USB cable makes using it quick, easy, and hassle-free.
There are seven different modes you can use to change the color to vary up the mood in your friend’s room. The 3D dog illusion makes it a nifty gift for dog lovers to enjoy.
13. LYWUU Dachshund Dog Shaped Silicone Ice Cube Tray
Want a funky gift?
The ice cube tray is a rubber mold that creates dog-shaped ice cubes. The tray uses 100% silicone that abides by FDA standards. Your friend can use these doggy ice cubes for a refreshing sip of water or when they’re hosting parties with other dog-loving friends. This gift makes a dog lover’s life easy. WIth unique ice cubes, it is sure to impress your friends and start conversations on all their funny dog stories.
14. DinoFire Smart Tracker
This useful Christmas gift for dog owners is not the most fun, but it’s by far the most useful. You can attach this tracker to a dog collar to make sure that they will never get lost. The physical tracker also comes with an iOS or Android app so all you have to do to keep your dog safe is use your phone.
You can even call the tracker with a single touch so it will beep. The tracker doubles as a tool to help you find a lost phone. Once you double press the tracker, it will call your phone. The tracker’s Bluetooth range is up to 65 feet indoors and 164 feet outdoors. With a battery life of 6 months, you can be sure that you won’t have to worry about replacing the batteries anytime soon. Get this gift, and your friend will be able to keep track of their dogs without a worry.
15. Paper Clips Dog Loves Bone Shaped
The next Christmas gift for dog lovers on our list is something that gives a unique twist to an everyday item. Each of these dog-shaped and bone-shaped paper clips contains 30 paper clips. Fifteen of these are dog-shaped, and fifteen of these are bone-shaped. You can use them on office documents, school supplies and even on books. The applications are endless. While it might be an everyday item, the uniquely themed look makes it an excellent choice for dog lovers.
16. Sofipal Corgi Dog Plush Pillow
The Dog Plush Pillow pictured above is another great gift for dog lovers. It is available in three color options and two different sizes. This cute, corgi dog pillow is stuffed with cotton, making it highly durable and super soft. It’s a versatile pillow that can be used for your head, neck, or arm. If your friend loves dogs, this is one of the best Christmas gifts for him or her.
17. Willow Tree Love my Dog
The gift we are gushing about now is this hand-painted dog figurine. It is available in four color options. You can order this dog lovers’ gift in four variants, each depicting dogs sitting in distinct positions. You can easily display this hand-painted dog on the mantle, table, or the shelf. Plus, it also has a soft brush or a cloth that you can clean with. The USP of this gift is the hand-painted resin figure. The resin also provides it with high durability. One of the best gifts for dog lovers, this has a high sentimental value for the recipient.
18. Dexas MudBuster Portable Dog Paw Cleaner
How about something that the recipient's dog can use daily?
A useful daily tool would be a paw cleaner. This useful gift for dog owners will help clean the pores on a dog’s paws. All you need is to add a little bit of water and insert Fido's paw in it. Once you twist the paw cleaner, it will clean all the mud and dirt out. The silicon bristles present will remove the dirt and mud from the pores of the dog.
It is available in three color options and three different size variants. That is why finding the one suitable for your dog lover friend is not that difficult. The high usability of this gift makes it an option that you cannot ignore.
19. ILIFE V3s Pro Robotic Vacuum
You might be thinking, how is a robotic vacuum suitable for a dog lover?
The answer is that it can pick up dog hair as well. That is why your friend or the recipient can maintain his/her home with ease with this gift. Since it is automatic in operation, they will not require intervening in the cleaning process.
It has a self-charging feature which means that when the battery is low, it will return to the docking station automatically. The programmable schedule ensures that it does not require any intervention on your part. You can operate it with the help of remote control. In addition to dog hair, it can pick up any other debris at the speed of light. Therefore, it is a gift for dog owners that your friends and family can use day in and day out.
20. luciphia Premium Fluffy Fleece Dog Blanket
Want something that can provide comfort to your friend's dog?
If yes, this fleece blanket is a good option. It is ultra-soft and measures 24" x 32". There are four size options in total depending on the type of dog for which you are buying it.
The blanket dog owners’ gift is multipurpose and suitable for dog beds, sofas, and other areas of your home. It can prevent scratches on any surface, and that is why it is a great utility gift. The machine-washable design ensures that it’s easy to maintain. Choose this gift to keep your dog warm during the winter months.
21. Simply Charmed Magnetic Dog Wine Charms
Are you in search of a gift that will excite any wine lover? Want a quirky gift for them?
The dog wine charms fit the requirement perfectly. These are suitable not just for wine glasses, but other glass types like champagne glasses and martini glasses. They come in a pack of 6 and can stick to the glass easily. They are a gift item that will surely bring a smile on anyone's face.
22. Best Friends by Sheri Donut Cuddler
A unique gift for dog lovers, the donut cuddler is the most comfortable dog bed on earth. It is available in various sizes and therefore choosing the right one is not that difficult. Also, it provides proper support and comfort to the dogs and can insulate them from the ground. The pet-safe materials used in construction make it entirely safe for dogs. It is machine washable, which means that maintaining it is not a problem either. The faux fur coating on the outside makes it soothing and relaxing for your canine companion. When it comes to a high utility value, this one ranks high.
23. Dog Training Collar
Does your dog-loving friend have a puppy?
In that case, this dog training collar might be the right gift choice. It has a vibration mode that can offer to train the dog. With the help of 100% waterproof construction, durability gets enhanced. It is a rechargeable dog collar with a security keypad lock for you to secure it around the neck of the dog with ease and sufficiency. With the remote range of 1000 feet, training the dog is not a problem.
It has three training modes, which means that your dog-loving friend or family will not have to struggle with training their dog ever again. The effectiveness of the dog collar is on the higher side, making it a great gift for dog lovers.
24. Paw Print Dog & Cat Ornament
Do you want to have a memory of your dog?
The Pet ornament kit will help you create a paw print of your dog. It consists of drying clay, a plastic shaping ring, a plastic hole punch, and other tools that you will need. With detailed instructions, you can create the paw print ornament with ease. This is a personalized dog gift that your loved ones will cherish.
25. Wags and Wine: The Subscription Box for Dog and Wine Lovers
The only thing we love more than sneakers is good wine and dog kisses. That's why next on our holiday shopping list is a subscription to Wags & Wine, the first and only wine subscription box for both you and your dog! Owners Ryan and Lindsay have set out to connect dog owners who love and drink wine, with small production wineries and limited ingredient dog treats and snacks. A monthly, at-home, one of a kind experience for you and your favorite companion is just a click away.
26. Doggie Day Care Gift Card
We all need a vacation and sometimes it's not an option to bring our fur babies along. This gift is both practical and fun! Give your friends the gift of freedom with a gift certificate to their favorite doggie daycare. Our choice here in Los Angeles is Dog Drop, conveniently located in the Arts District right next to our favorite ice cream shop, Salt and Straw.
27. Illustrations by Jonathan’s Journal
Ashley, the founder of Jonathan's Journal combined her two favorite things, dogs and graphic design and magic happened. What started as a hobby Instagram is now a fan following of her custom portraits and dog art inspired by rescue dogs. 1500 Etsy reviews and counting, people cannot get enough of these illustrations. While she no longer does commissioned pet portraits (hello, popular!) you can purchase some of her designs on her Etsy shop here:
Are you still searching for the best Christmas gifts for dog lovers?
Your search ends here. You can go through our top 27 gift options above to pick the right gift for your dog-loving friend. So, if you're looking for a gift for your loving dog friend, this list consists of everything that you will need. Once you go through our selections, choosing the best Christmas gifts for dog lovers will be a cinch.
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