The 66 Best Gifts for Dog Lovers That Will Raise the Woof
These thoughtful, clever, and useful gifts for dog lovers are guaranteed to get tails wagging and elicit some serious smiles.
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Paw-sitively perfect gifts for dog lovers
It’s not always easy to find the perfect present, even when you have a super helpful list of gift ideas in hand. But if you’re having a rough (ahem, ruff) time and the person on your list happens to be a pet parent, your job is about to get a whole lot easier. We’ve rounded up the best gifts for dog lovers guaranteed to make them—and their pups—smile.
What should you gift a person who loves dogs?
From personalized, unique gifts that just might bring a tear to your giftee’s eye and dog grooming supplies that will come in super handy, to indestructible dog toys, puzzle toys, aesthetic dog toys, and the best dog treats that’ll make Fido’s tail wag, this list has it all. Even better? We’ve provided suggestions at a variety of price points, so you’re sure to find great gifts for all the guys and gals in your life—from your father-in-law to your best friend. Shopping for a cat person? Head on over to this list of gifts for cat lovers that will satisfy even the most finicky feline fans.
For the plant enthusiast
Likha Pug Planter
Satisfy your giftee’s obsession with dogs and plants with one fell swoop. Even better, this adorable planter from Likha is handcrafted by artisans in the Philippines, and each purchase empowers local communities there. If you’re not feeling the pug design, there are other dog options to choose from, from Westies to poodles.
For the pool fiend
PoolCandy Inflatable Pet Float
You know what makes pool days way more fun? Having a fluffy pup splashing around at your side. Made from heavy-duty, puncture-resistant materials, this pool float is made specifically for dogs and holds up to 35 pounds. The brand also makes a larger size that holds up to 100 pounds. For a different type of experience, try these kiddie pools that also work for pups.
For the sentimental pet parent
West + Willow Custom Dog Portrait
West + Willow creates custom pet portraits that will send your giftee into joyful exclamation upon unwrapping. All you have to do is send an image or two to the site’s artists, who will then create a modern illustration of your precious pup. You’ll get to proof the artwork within a week, before it prints. If you love this idea, check out these other personalized gifts that really go the extra mile.
For the new homeowner
Entryways “Wipe Your Paws” Door Mat
As every dog lover knows, a house isn’t a home without a dog. This Wipe Your Paws door mat is the perfect housewarming gift and home accessory for pet parents who are proud of their whole family—and who want to remind canines and humans alike not to track mud into the house.
For the new pet parent
Kibou Fur Baby Bundle
Becoming a new pet parent is exciting, but there are also a lot of i’s to dot and t’s to cross—and let’s not forget, poop to scoop. The Kibou Fur Baby Bundle makes the whole pet-parenthood thing way easier. Worn as a fanny pack or crossbody bag, this gift for dog lovers offers a hands-free way to keep all the essentials nearby, including a collapsible bowl, treats, poop-bag dispenser filled with eco-friendly bags, and sanitizer, as well as space for keys, cards, and cash.
For the newly engaged couple
Screech Owl Supply Dog Engagement Photo Prop
If your giftee has recently gotten engaged, they’ll be delighted to receive this cute photo prop to spread the good news. This Etsy gift is perfect for casual photo opps and professional engagement pics alike, and it can even be worn on the day of their wedding if the pup gets to crash the party.
For the health-conscious dog owner
WOOOF has created an easy way to give pups an extra vitamin boost: Just drizzle this creamy supplement on top of your dog’s favorite food! It contains more than 25 vitamins, minerals, and superfoods, and tastes like a Thanksgiving medley of turkey, pumpkin, and cranberry.
For the tug-of-war fan
Harry Barker Tri-Color Twist & Tug
Give the gift of tug-of-war, but keep it chic! Leave it to Harry Barker to design the most beautiful tug toy you’ve ever seen. And don’t worry—it’s super sturdy, and its three rings that will keep dogs busy. It makes a great mini gift for your sister who’s dog- and style-obsessed.
For the fashion-forward
The Kenyan Collection Bijou Beaded Dog Collar
Both pup and owner will make a style statement with this colorful beaded collar. Even better, each item is handmade in Africa by a fairly paid artisan, which provides them with a way to guide their future and support themselves and their family. It’s a cool gift that gives back that you can feel good about. By the way, if you see a dog with a red collar, this is what it means.
For the chatty pet
Hunger for Words Talking Pet Starter Set
Imagine if your dog could actually talk to you. The Hunger for Words Talking Pet Starter Set helps pets and pet parents learn how to “speak” with each other. The four recordable training buttons—which can indicate whether a dog wants to go outside, play, eat, and more—were inspired by the story of Stella and her owner, New York Times best-selling author Christina Hunger. The gift of communication is truly one of the best gifts for dog lovers we can think of!
For the one who lives in a cold climate
Mark & Graham Personalized Knit Dog Sweater
Winter is coming, and if a dog has a naturally thin coat, an actual dog coat will come in handy. The soft, cable-knit material of this cozy sweater is comfortable to wear and comes in 16 different colors and patterns. Bonus: You can have a name embroidered on the back of this dog gift.
For the wine lover
Bar Dog Wines Custom Wine Labels
If your giftees are wine drinkers, they will be delighted to see their pup’s face on a wine label! Bar Dog makes it paw-sible to do so via Windsor Vineyards, a brand that specializes in custom wine labels. All you have to do is upload your dog’s picture, add their name, and choose your preferred wine.
For the outdoor adventurer
Fable Magic Link Leash
Pet parents who love to take their pups with them on outdoor escapades know that it can be tricky to manage a leash. Fable’s Magic Link makes things much easier. It can be worn as a belt, a bandolier, or a wrist strap, so your giftee can enjoy a hands-free adventure. It comes in two sizes (XS/S and M/L) and lots of hues.
For the dirty dog
Bissell BarkBath Dual Use Portable Dog Bath and Deep Cleaning System
Every pup parent wants a clean home and a clean pet, and Bissell’s BarkBath delivers both with this ingenious portable dog bath. It is convenient for road travel, eliminates the usual bathtime mess, and can even be used to clean up other messes around the house. To tackle other mutt messes, check out these top-rated vacuums for pet hair that also make excellent gift ideas for dog lovers.
For the flat-faced pup
Fluff Trough Binge Blocker Elevated Slow Feeder
With its shallow design, this elevated feeder was designed specifically with flat-faced dogs in mind. It comes in a few different hues, can be personalized with your dog’s name, and includes a removable a “Binge Blocker” silicone insert that can slow down your little gobbler. Pressed for time? Try these Amazon Prime gifts that will arrive quickly.
For the dapper dog
Unique Style Paws Bowtie Dog Collar
A new collar is a fun way to change up a pup’s look, and these collars from Unique Style Paws are especially dapper. They’re available in sizes XXS to XL and come in a handful of different designs, including periwinkle pinstripes, checkered blue, and red polka dots. So handsome!
For the toy-obsessed
Boots & Barkley Goat Dog Toy
As gifts for dog lovers go, it doesn’t get much cuter than this plush goat from Boots & Barkley. Whether your pup is a cuddler or loves to play fetch, this is the perfect companion for your furry friend. It even makes a playful honking noise when you press its stomach. We can’t explain it, but dogs go crazy for this goat toy.
For the comfort hound
Casper Dog Bed
Yep, the bedding company Casper makes beds for dogs, too! And the team wasn’t messing around when they engineered this beloved model with two-layer foam construction comprised of visco elastic memory foam and polyurethane support foam. It’s also incredibly durable, so they’ll make a ton of use out of this dog lover gift. If you’re looking for more options, there are plenty of other dog beds for every type of dog.
For the adoring pet parent
Malden International Designs “Woof” Dog Frame
Adoring pet parents will happily display this pet picture frame front and center in their home. The classic black wood frame holds a 4×6 photo and features a bone up top and “woof” on the bottom. Include a picture of their favorite floof, and get ready for loads of happy squeals when they unwrap this one.
For the sun sleeper
La-Z-Boy Outdoor Cascade Dog Lounger
While we’re on the topic of beds, let’s highlight this incredible lounger from La-Z-Boy. It’s designed for outdoor use, which means it’s weatherproof and sunproof, and it gives pups an ultra-cozy place to curl up instead of lounging on the hard ground. While the pup in your life will love how comfy it is, it will also look fabulous in your backyard.
For the chewer
Pawstruck Bully Sticks
Pawstruck is known for its exceptionally high-quality treats for dogs. These bully sticks are made with 100 percent supreme free-range, grass-fed beef, and as a bonus, they help keep your dog’s teeth clean and healthy.
For the first-time dog owner
Brandon McMillan Dog Training MasterClass
MasterClass is offering a new class with Brandon McMillan, a sought-after dog trainer who has a way with dogs—and their owners. It’s the perfect gift for new pet parents who want to get ahead of training, or even longtime owners who could use a few new tricks. If McMillan looks familiar, that’s because he was the host of CBS’ Lucky Dog.
For the road-tripper
Active Pets Back Seat Cover
Whether your giftee likes to hit the road with Fido for long stretches or regularly takes him on car rides into town, this waterproof, scratchproof back seat cover is a game-changer. Its four high-tech fabric layers create a comfy barrier between messes and your vehicle, and it fits in cars as big as SUVs, attaching to the headrests and seat anchors for a secure fit. If you really want to splurge, pair this gift with a stay at one of the best pet-friendly hotels in the country.
For the shedder
PupProtector Waterproof Throw Blanket
Few things are as frustrating as dealing with a messy, fur-covered car or a couch that might as well double as a second dog. That’s why this PupProtector Waterproof Throw Blanket, which has plush faux fur on one side and super soft microsuede on the other, is a must-have. It was specifically designed to protect upholstery while looking fashionable, and it’s machine-washable, so it’s easy to keep in tip-top shape.
For the one who loves surprises
BarkBox Super Chewer Subscription Box
While giving a subscription box filled with chew toys may not seem like a gift for a human, trust us—it is. The human recipient will be grateful that Fluffy gnawed on some adorable dog toys instead of their favorite shoes. That’s where BarkBox’s Super Chewer Subscription comes in. Each box includes two tough, fluff-free toys, two full-size bags of treats, and two all-natural meaty chews. Check out more dog subscription boxes that your pup with love.
For the senior dog
Paw Brands PupRug Orthopedic Dog Bed
This faux-fur dog bed doesn’t just look luxurious—it feels luxurious, too. Made with orthopedic memory foam, it’s designed to offer your older pooch some pressure-point relief, but all dogs would love this special napping spot. Even better, the memory foam is encased in a waterproof liner, so it will be protected in case of accidents, and the cover is removable and machine-washable.
For the spoiled pup
Chewy Goody Box Brunch Toys, Treats, and Bandana for Small Dogs
All dogs who earned their spot on the nice list deserve this fun canine gift box curated by Chewy. It’s packed with yummy treats and fun toys and even includes a cute bandana so your pooch looks extra stylish.
For the treat-obsessed
Portland Pet Food Company Pumpkin Biscuits
While they’re walking the dog and sipping a pumpkin spice latte, they can share the pumpkin love with their best buddy. Every pooch will raise a paw for these gluten- and grain-free snacks full of pumpkin goodness that have more than 2,900 five-star reviews on Amazon.
For the college student
Petsies Pet Pillow
When they’re far from home, they can snuggle with this custom pillow that looks just like their pup—down to the exact pose. Simply upload your favorite doggy pic, and within weeks, you’ll have a one-of-a-kind pet memento to give them. It’s the dorm essential and dog lover gift they didn’t know they needed (but totally do).
For the Toy Story fan
Disney Pixar Aliens Plush Dog Toy with Rope
Got a bored dog? Pixar to the rescue! The Disney studio created an entire dog toy line that’s full of all your Toy Story favorites. Each is a super cute, true-to-character toy that pups can chew, cuddle, or toss around, like these Pizza Planet aliens that are part plush toy, part rope toy.
For the bougie pet parent
Tella Couture Breakfast at Tiffany’s Matching Robes
Lounging luxuriously is fun for pet parents, but when their pup can join them, those lazy days are so much more grand. Tella Couture makes matching robes for Mom and her pup, so they can enjoy languid at-home spa days together. This set would make an excellent birthday gift for dog lovers.
For the at-home groomer
Aquapaw Pro Pet Grooming Tool
They can skip the typical hose-down or messy tub adventure with this Aquapaw bathing tool. It distributes water, scrubs, and even works with just about any garden hose if they’re outdoor-grooming types. In case you’re wondering, it works like a dream on horses, too. Pair it with one of these top-rated dog shampoos for the perfect package.
For the outdoor aficionado
Bringerpet Dog Water Fountain
People with a giant yard, impressive dog run, or affinity for spending time outdoors with their furry best friend will make great use of the Pawcet. It lets pets control when they get fresh water (or just some fun time) at the tap of a paw, simplifying life for everyone.
For the bacon lover
Benebone Bacon-Flavored Stick
Did someone say bacon? This Benebone stick has more than 9,400 five-star reviews—and for good reason. For starters, like we said, bacon—100 percent real bacon flavor, in fact. Beyond that, it’s incredibly durable and made in the USA, and it will make dogs of all breeds and sizes oh-so-happy.
For the owner with a sense of humor
If It Barks Dog Tag
Pet parents 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. We imagine this applies to many pups, though there are plenty of other options to choose from, too. And don’t miss the customization option for collars and leashes, including the company’s signature Martingale collar.
For the coffee lover
Coffee obsession meets dog lover with this Tervis tumbler adorned with adorable pups. It’s a great gift for those who swing by the office coffee machine on the regular and can’t stop thinking about their furball back at home. Like other Tervis tumblers, it’s heat-safe, cold-safe, and dishwasher-safe.
For the one who takes their pets everywhere
AmazonBasics Foldable Metal Pet Exercise Playpen
Who needs a fence? With this top-rated portable enclosure, a pet can stretch his legs and get out the zoomies safely. Available in five sizes, it’s easy to set up and lets most small- to medium-sized dogs have some fun in a controlled environment. It’s also easy to tote around if you want to bring your pup to a friend’s house or on vacay.
For the on-the-go gal
Naanle Canvas Tote
This Blue Q 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 their essentials—like snacks, water, and tennis balls—to the beach or just about anywhere else they might want to go on a day off with Fido. Ringing in at just $15, it could work as a fabulous Secret Santa gift.
For the pup who deserves a reward
Farm Hounds Duck Treats
Dogs will love these duck treats from Farm Hounds—and so will you (albeit in a different way). These protein-filled snacks are made with 100 percent duck that’s transparently sourced from family farms, so you know your pup is getting the absolute best. They’re also easy to break, so you can divvy them up as rewards.
For the curious pet parent
Wisdom DNA Panel for Dogs
Do you know someone who’s always theorizing about the genetic makeup of their dog? Stop speculating and find out for sure with this clever DNA kit. Wisdom is the world’s leading canine genetics company, having tested more than a 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.
For the fan of natural products
Greenies Dental Treats
These Greenies treats are an easy way to bulk-buy Fido’s faves while simultaneously fighting plaque, tartar, and gross dog-breath issues. They’re bursting with minty-fresh flavor and loaded with easy-to-digest natural ingredients, as well as good-for-them vitamins and minerals.
For the gourmand
A Pup Above Turkey Pawella Stew
Maybe the person on your list is a chef and a lover of all things gourmet, or just likes the idea of feeding their pooch the healthiest and freshest ingredients. A Pup Above sells homemade-style dog meals brimming with healthy ingredients like non-GMO veggies, as well as gluten-free meat stews. Their most popular is a drool-worthy turkey pawella stew. For more options, these are the best natural dog foods for every breed, age, and size.
For the edgy pup
Titina Custom Designs Dog Motorcycle Jacket
This faux-leather doggy jacket is one of the best gifts for dog lovers who want to give their fur baby a fashionable flair. It’s one part style statement and two parts edgy canine. You can even have it customized with their pup’s name!
For the modern-design fan
Omlet Topology Luxury Dog Bed
Who say a dog bed needs to look like a dog bed? This Topology bed from Omlet boasts a sleek, modern, minimalist design that will blend right into your decor. The ultra-cozy mattress features high-performance memory foam any dog will adore, but you can customize the style by choosing from three sizes, five toppers, and four styles of feet.
For every dog owner
Dexas MudBuster Paw Cleaner
Sometimes the biggest gifts aren’t the most expensive, just the most thoughtful. Simply dip a muddy paw in one of these neat contraptions and watch the gentle bristles of the Mudbuster remove oodles of gunk and grime. Translation: Floors and sofas will actually stay clean, even on the rainiest of days! Trust us: This will be one of those clever white elephant gifts that everyone ends up fighting over.
For the dog with sensitive skin
Veterinary Formula Solutions Soothing & Deodorizing Oatmeal Shampoo
Make bath time a million times easier with a shampoo pets actually like. With baking soda, zinc, and aloe, this natural formulation is gentle on doggy skin while still making fur ultra clean and silky. It also promises to leave anti-tick and other repellents intact.
For the preppy pup
Kuoser Reversible Puffer Dog Coat
It’s not just humans who need a warm, cozy winter coat to get through the chilliest days: Pets do, too. This puffy plaid dog coat is reversible—and both ultra-stylish and utilitarian. It comes in a range of sizes to ensure a great fit for your pooch. Talk about great winter gear!
For the restless dog
Bocce’s Bakery Bedtime Tea Treats
Some of the best pups are the wildest ones, but that doesn’t mean bedtime isn’t a sacred time of day. Wind down your furry pal with Bocce’s Bakery Bedtime Tea Dog Treats. They’re all natural, single protein, and contain real lavender to help your BFF chill out and get ready for a good night of sleep. If you want to take things up a notch, CBD treats for dogs will also help a pup get a little more zen.
For the office worker
WOPET Automatic Programmable Dog Feeder
The WOPET Automatic Dog Feeder allows owners to schedule perfectly portioned meals throughout the day, making it a real game-changer for people who travel often or work in an office. What should go in that dispenser? According to vets, this is the very best diet for dogs.
For the jewelry lover
Sincerely Silver Shop Custom Paw Print Necklace
If she’s type who wishes she could keep her pup by her heart at all times, then this pendant necklace is a sure bet. It features an actual image of the dog’s paw, or you can opt for a standard dog paw print. You also have choices for the metal (choose from sterling silver, gold, or rose gold) and for the necklace length.
For the extra-furry dog
The Shed Defender
Hanging out with your pooch is all fun and games until you realize their fur is everywhere—your car, your couch, your business attire. The Shed Defender is a onesie that contains all loose hair safely and effectively, making it easier to transport your dog in the car or hang out with him on the couch. While you’re shopping, you may also want to check out these pet hair removers that really work.
For the adventurous type
Jiminy’s Original Cricket Cookies
We know what you’re about to say. Crickets? For my dog? Yes, and hear us out—these treats are a low-calorie, high-protein way to feed your dog a 100 percent grain-free, non-GMO treat that has less of a carbon footprint than beef or other popular protein sources (like turkey or lamb). Plus, your dog will love it.
For the anxious pup
NaturVet Quiet Moments Calming Aid
Long car rides, thunder, and even separation can leave your dog in distress. There are a few ways to calm an anxious dog without medication, and this is one of them. These NaturVet Quiet Moments soft dog chews use melatonin, L-tryptophan, and thiamine to reduce stress levels and help dogs stay calm.
For the one who loves silly photo ops
Crochet by Laura Studio Bear Hat
If you haven’t already heard of dog snoods, it’s time to get acquainted—especially when they’re crocheted and in the shape of bear ears! They make for a ridiculously sweet and silly photo opp with your giftee’s favorite snuggle bug.
For the sleepy pup
Petmate Aspen Pet Self-Warming Bed
The Aspen pet bed is one of the best gifts for dog lovers who have ultra snuggly pups. It utilizes heat-reflecting technology in its interior Mylar layer and also features a faux-lambswool and corduroy exterior for comfy warmth. For less than $30, it’s an affordable way to make a big impact on a pet’s everyday life.
For the outdoor explorer
Illumiseen LED Dog Vest
Dogs and their owners need extra protection during nighttime walks, which is why this LED-illuminated vest is one of the best gifts for dog lovers. It makes your favorite walking duo more visible to drivers, and don’t worry—this rechargeable vest is lightweight, so dogs won’t mind it.
For the artsy type
Dean Russo Pop Print
Elevate your furry friend to celebrity status with a colorful wall portrait in his or her honor. This one, called Beware of Pit Bulls, is by American pop portrait artist Dean Russo, who also gives his signature graphic treatment to Pugs, Labs, German Shepherds, and other beloved breeds. You can find dozens of other animal-themed art pieces, too—with your choice of frame or canvas. It’s one of the best (and most fun!) places to buy art online.
For the unabashed animal lover
“Sorry I’m Late. I Saw a Dog” T-Shirt
This is one of those gifts for dog lovers that speaks the truth. We guess it could qualify as a gag gift, but quite honestly, this T-shirt comfy, statement-making, and perfect when paired with leggings, so it’s probably going to become a wardrobe staple.
For the clever dog
Boots & Barkley Hedgie and Badger Hide and Seek Burrow Toy
Dogs benefit from mental stimulation just as much as they do from physical exercise. This adorable Boots & Barkley interactive toy will keeps your dog happily engaged as he tries to get the plush critters. It comes with one burrow log and three hedgehogs, each equipped with a squeaker or crinkle.
For the dog-loving kid
ClassicIndulgence Brass Enamel Dog Studs
The cuteness factor of these delicate little earrings is ridiculously high. While dog lovers of just about any age can wear them, they’ll be a particular hit with kids who have recently gotten their ears pierced. Looking for a gift for the teen in your life? Girls in that age group will get a kick out of these studs, too.
For the free spirit
Endura Flap Pet Door
Both you and your pooch will celebrate independence day every day with the gift of a pet door that allows dogs to come and go as they please—eliminating their dependence on you for bathroom breaks. The Endura Flap Pet Door is flexible, dual-paned (which means it’s highly insulating, saving you money on heating and cooling bills), and comes in four sizes to suit the full range of breeds.
For the designated dog walker
The Foggy Dog Boho Mud Cloth Dog Waste Bag Holder
Every dog owner knows that picking up poop is part of their (ahem) duties. The Foggy Dog keeps it chic and discreet with these waste-bag holders. Bonus: They attach to a keychain or leash, so you’ll never accidentally leave home without them.
For the stylish pup
OhBarks Personalized Dog Bandana
Any pup looks fancier with a plaid bandana. This one from Etsy comes in a variety of sizes and styles and can be customized with the pooch’s name.
For the toy destroyer
Kong Floppy Knots Dog Toy
Sure, you could just give a boring old chew toy, but the best gifts for dog lovers go above and beyond the expected. This option from Kong—purveyors of indestructible chew toys—features a floppy design and an internal squeaker. Plus, it’s made with durable knotted rope and minimal stuffing, which spells less mess and more fun for everyone.
For the dog dad
Hatphile Dog Dad Baseball Cap
Shopping for a guy who likes to get right to the point? This minimalist Dog Dad hat broadcasts his status loud and clear—in the most subtle and stylish of ways. Choose from a variety of sizes in khaki or black. It just might work as a gift for your dad!
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