45 Gifts for Dog Lovers
These thoughtful, clever, and useful gifts for dog lovers are guaranteed to get tails wagging and elicit some serious smiles.
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Dreambone Advent Calendar for Dogs
Everyone loves doling out dog treats—so imagine the fun of a new treat every day leading up to Christmas. With the Dreambone Advent Calendar for Dogs, you'll get 24 tasty bites, including eight sweet potato mini bones, eight mini candy canes, and eight mini chicken-wrapped sticks for your pet's ultimate chewing pleasure. While we're on the subject, here are 20 advent calendars for everyone on your list.
Aquapaw Pet Bathing Tool
Instead of giving your pet the typical hose-down or messy tub adventure, try an Aquapaw Pet Bathing Tool. It distributes water, scrubs, and even works with just about any garden hose if you're the outside-grooming type. And if you're wondering, yes, it works like a dream on horses, too. While you're shopping, check out these other 15 pet products with nearly perfect reviews on Amazon.
Benebone Maplestick Chew Toy
This Benebone Maplestick Real Wood Durable Dog Stick Chew Toy is the all-American recreation your pup has been searching for. It comes in three sizes and is sourced entirely from 100 percent American-made and sourced nylon and maple. Plus, it keeps your furniture and shoes intact. Here are 22 other all-American holiday gifts for everyone on your list.
Any giftee with a giant yard, impressive dog run, or affinity for spending time outdoors with their furry best friend will make great use of a watering helper called the Pawcet. It lets pets control when they need freshwater (or just some fun time) at the tap of a paw, simplifying your life and theirs. To transform your outdoor space into a pet paradise, check out these tips to make the best backyard for your cat or dog.
If It Barks Dog Tag
Giftees who have a sense of humor will get a kick out of the personalized collar tags from If It Barks. Case in point: This witty "I chase squirrels" option (which we imagine applies to many pups). The brand also has slightly more, ahem, colorful versions to choose from. And don't miss the customization option for cute collars and leashes, including the company's signature Martingale collar that helps with training. We're loving the reflective strips for nighttime safety. Of course, making sure your dog has the proper identification is super important, as is knowing what to do if your pet is missing.
AmazonBasics Foldable Metal Pet Exercise Playpen
Ditch the crate and let your pet stretch their legs, paws, or whatever else for a while in this fun and useful AmazonBasics Foldable Metal Pet Exercise Playpen. It's easy to set up and lets most small to medium-sized dogs have some fun in a controlled environment (read: not your kitchen cabinets). It's also easy to tote around if you want to bring your pup to a friend's house or on vacay. While pet owners know that their pups want to play, these are the 50 secrets your pet won't tell you.
Coffee obsession meets dog lover with this Tervis tumbler adorned with adorable pups. It's a great option for anyone who loves to swing by the café on the regular and can't stop thinking about their furball back at home. It's also one of those gifts that'll keep people smiling even at the most boring of work meetings. Like other Tervis tumblers, it's heat-safe, cold-safe, and dishwasher-safe. Buying for a colleague? Here are 26 more thoughtful gifts for coworkers for $25 or less.
Sea Bags Recycled Sail Cloth Golden Retriever Tote Large
This Sea Bags tote is a great gift for dog lovers who could use an airport carry-on or an everyday shopping bag. It's also an ideal way to bring all of your essentials—like snacks, water, and tennis balls—to the beach or just about anywhere else you might want to go on a day off with Fido. The brand is known for using recycled boat sails in their construction, making the bags sturdy, virtually weatherproof, and hard to chew through (if that's a problem for you, anyway). If the environment's on your mind, don't miss these ways to be more eco-friendly this holiday season.
Muse Paint and Sip
All animal lovers who are lucky enough to have a pet in their family love to display pictures of them around their home. And what better way to show off that pet than with a hand-painted picture of them? This holiday season, get them a gift card to Muse Paintbar so they can participate in Paint Your Pet Night. Muse is a paint and sip studio with 30 locations that span throughout New England, the Tri-State area, and the Mid-Atlantic region. Before the session, guests send Muse a picture of their pets, which are then printed on an enlarged image that sticks to the canvas. They use a new, custom LUMIFY backlit process that projects the pet image onto the canvas, making for easy tracing. It's the perfect gift for any dog lovers in your life—especially since it's a gift that won't cause clutter.
Wisdom DNA Panel for Dogs
Do you know someone who's always theorizing about the genetic makeup of their pup? Stop speculating and find out for sure with this clever kit. Wisdom is the world's leading canine genetics company, having tested more than one million dogs in order to give owners insight into their fur companion's breed and health. This one is a great gift for dog lovers who already have it all. If you're thinking of getting a similar gift for the doggy parent, you might first want to check out these 13 surprising facts about at-home DNA tests (for humans).