We love our dogs. We love them so much that if you don’t like dogs and come to our home, you’re probably not going to want to stay for very long. Our dogs are treated with love, kindness and respect. They are always there for us – especially when other humans are not. We’re a huge dog-loving family and we couldn’t imagine our lives without our fur-kids.
So no holiday would be complete without a Gift Guide dedicated just for them. Well, almost just for them because every dog toy or product needs a human to help too, so it’s a combination list. Below you’ll find some of our favorite and most practical gifts for the dogs – and dog lovers – in your life this year.
Just so you know, many of these products are already in our home, but a few newbies were sent to us to test out.
20 Best Gifts For Your Dogs
Every member of our family has a dog...or two. Our pets are a huge part of our family, so we've gathered up some pretty cool gifts for dogs this year! Check them out!
Do you have a dog lover on your list this holiday season? If you do, WET DOG is the perfect coffee table book for them. This beautifully photographed book by Sophie Gamand had my entire family giggling over the priceless expressions these pooches had on their very wet faces. This quirky book features some of the cutest dogs we have ever seen. With over 120 photographs featuring "Man's Best Friend" taking a bath, these “soggie doggies” will capture the hearts of everyone who sees them.
About this book: This is the perfect gift for dog lovers of all ages. They will find themselves flipping through this book over and over again, just to see which pooch has the most memorable mug. This book will bring a quick smile to anyone that is lucky enough to call a four legged fur ball their best friend. [P.S. Sophie Gamand is an award-winning photographer and animal advocate living in New York City. Since 2010 her powerful and whimsical photography has focused on dogs and our relationship with them. She works closely with animal shelters and rescue groups to help promote adoption and animal welfare.]
Does your dog get a mad case of the itchy scratchies every time you slip their collar on? I know my little King Charles Cavalier acts like I've tied a collar full of fire ants on her every time it's time to go for our daily walk. I inquired about this at my last vet visit and was informed that some dogs have sensitive skin, just like humans. And some dogs can just be drama queens...or kings. When I heard about the Kinn KoalaPlush Dog Collar, I knew instantly that this was going to be a great fit for my little wiggle worm. I was amazed by the complete lack of theatrics when I slipped this super soft collar onto her super sensitive neck. No scratching, no backpedaling trying to push it off, just a big puppy eyes and a wagging tail! I must admit, I love this collar as much as my pup does!
About this product: The unsurpassed comfort that you and your pet deserve. Crafted from premium materials with reflective patch. The Kinn Koala Plush Comfort Collar helps prevent skin irritation, allergic reactions, and infections (when used per instructions). It features a super soft fleece liner, tag silencer which keeps tags away from skin/hair/fur. The Non-slip buckle provide unsurpassed skin comfort, reducing abrasion and side effect.
Have you heard the saying, "A tired dog, is a happy dog?" Well if you have a dog that loves to be outside, you completely understand it. This is why we get our dogs out as often as we can. Ironically, we apply this same mantra to both our kids and our dogs! This leash is very comfortable for our kids to use and helps them help us walk the dogs. We also like the nifty poop bag storage container too! This handy dispenser sure beats stuffing grocery bags into my already overstuffed pockets.
About this product: Kinn's leash has the unsurpassed comfort that you and your pet deserve and is crafted from premium materials for your walking enjoyment. Helps prevent skin irritation, allergic reactions, infections, and whiplash for you and your pet infections (when used per instructions). Shock absorber reduces impact on dog and his/her skin/hair/fur with sudden movements including side effects, and on you and your joints. Customizable sizing and super soft fleece handle reduce skin irritation, abrasion, and side effect for pet parent. This leash is 1" wide 6' long.
Can we talk about poop for a minute here? I know...gross. But, if you are a dog owner, you know just how much poop your pooch can produce! And as attractive as it is to walk around the block with grocery bags hanging out of your back pockets (Yep, that's how I used to roll.), I decided to upgrade. Besides, no gift guide would be truly complete without some poop bags. We really like Pogis because the come in a cute carrying case!!
About this product: Pogi's Poop Bags are a less bulky, more environmentally friendly option than garbage bags. They are earth friendly and biodegradable, dissolving in 18 months. The powder fresh scent and handy dispenser keeps things neat and tidy when you are on pick up duty!
Have you ever considered what our precious pooches would say to us if they could speak? In Thanks for Picking Up My Poop,, our cute and cuddly canine companions impart their humorous and heartfelt motivations for staying so dedicated to their fur-less human companions.
About this book: Packed with engaging photos and clever snippets of doggy wisdom, this book helps us mere humans better appreciate those moments of happiness we share with others every day. Mark Rogers is a San Francisco pet photographer with an uncanny ability to draw out the personalities and emotions of his animal and human subjects. His eye-catching, often humorous images of dogs and cats--plus a few other animals--often appear in national advertising campaigns and print publications. Consistently selected as one of the Bay Area's top pet photographers, Mark is highly sought by private clients to work with their pets and donates much of his time to animal welfare and rescue groups.
We find that one of the best ways to keep your dogs off of the furniture is to provide them with a super comfy bed for them to sleep in. LazyBonezz, a newcomer tot he market, is really impressing us with their stylish products from collars, to beds, to bowls - and we've been snagging up their products as fast as we can. Hazel is currently loving The Croc Lounger, which can be found online at their store. We like this portable one for when she comes to stay at my house.
About this bed: Busy pets need on-the-go gear! The Lazy Bed is a sensational multitasker, perfect for your own home, impromptu naps in the park and long trips away from home. It's lightweight, folds up in 30 seconds and conveniently fits into a stylish carry bag. Comfortable for pets up to 50 lbs. Ultra lightweight: under 8 lbs Folds into compact size. Convenient carry bag with shoulder strap and soft rubber handle. Water resistant and easy to clean. Waterproof pad liner for extra protection. Removable and machine washable fabric. Extra thick pad for your pets comfort. Storage pouch for pet care necessities.
When you love your pets like we do, you tend to have lots of books about dogs too. A Letter to My Dog is a heartfelt ode to our furriest family members. Famous dog lovers including Chelsea Handler, Amy Smart, Tyler Perry, Maria Menounos, Rumor Willis, Willow Smith, and more all shared letters penned to their beloved companions in this beautifully photographed book.
About this book: Dogs know how to talk to us they do it all the time. A pair of raised ears or a wagging tail can speak volumes to those in the know. In this heartfelt ode to the furriest of family members, dog lovers get the chance to say something back, sharing personal letters penned to their beloved companions. With gorgeous accompanying photographs by Robin Layton, this collection of letters and portraits features a wide range of dogs and their owners, including everyday people with remarkable stories as well as celebrities like Hilary Duff, Tony Bennett, and Oprah Winfrey alongside their pooches. Throughout, these tales of perseverance, love, and loyalty celebrate the deep and devoted friendships that humans share with their pups.
Remember Mom's dog, Lily? Well Mom feeds her out of very practical, but incredibly boring dishes. Not anymore! Lily's feeding station is getting a major design upgrade with the awesome The Croc Double Feeder. It's nicely raised for better eating and digestion for our little fur-sister, and the faux croc design is just super cool. We can't wait to see her chowing down in her new dishes!!
About this product: Dog bowls worth drooling over! These croc embossed feeders are a sturdy and stylish option that will enhance any space. Outfitted with sleek stainless steel, these dishwasher-safe bowls also feature rubber feet on the bottom to prevent dogs from scooting them across the floor. Their innovative design will impress even the most pampered pet owner. Each bowl holds approximately 16 ounces (about 2 cups) of food or water. Dishwasher-safe stainless steel bowls. Rubber non skid feet keeps dish in place and protects your floors. Dimensions: 14" L x 7" W x 2" H.
Let's face it. Us humans love our dogs, but we don't necessarily love the smells and odors that they leave behind. Sometimes, even after you've cleaned your house from top to bottom, you still smell...your pets. The Air Angel is a compact, mobile unit designed just for Pet Parents as it .destroys up to 99 percent of allergens, odors, and germs in rooms. Ultimately, allowing us to take a break from endless amount of cleaning! Bring on the noxious dog farts!
About this product: Air oasis is a small mobile air Sanifier with revolutionary, energy-efficient technology that fights germs by cleaning and sanitizing the air in rooms up to 250 square feet, including nurseries, bedrooms, playrooms, hotel rooms, cars, planes, and more. Air oasis has created air angel just for moms and dads to protect children's rooms from germs, viruses, and harmful pollutants in the air and on surfaces.
Got a smelly dog? It's okay. We won't judge you. Instead, let us share with you a new bed that we came across in our research for this awesome gift guide. Bumper Beds are super durable pet beds made with Hemp. Hemp is naturally odor resistant, antimicrobial and resists mildew, bacteria and fungi, which is the perfect solution for your smelly dog, smelly dog. (Ugh, again with the cat references sneaking in - but how can you NOT hear Phoebe's voice singing away int he little 'ole cafe?!)
About this product: Introducing the West Paw Pillow Bed with Hemp. The fashion-forward hemp fabric naturally resists odors and is anti-microbial making this bed perfect for pet owners who want to keep their homes smelling fresh while looking sharp. The Pillow Bed with Hemp combines the comfort of a plush mattress with the ease of a mat and stays lofty nap after nap. No bumper also means a cooler night’s sleep for summertime slumber. As always, 100% of West Paw Design's pet products are made in the USA! West Paw Design is a small manufacturer of high-quality pet products made in Bozeman, Montana. We put extra care into making the best for your pet while minimally impacting the environment and supporting the wonderful people who work for us everyday. We love what we do, and we know you will too! Luxuriously low-maintenance: wash, dry and watch your dog snooze the night away. Extremely supple fabric that gets softer with every wash. Floor safe zippers make washing and drying the removable cover and inside cushions easy. Washer and dryer safe. A low-impact agricultural product, hemp is a renewable resource that can be grown without pesticides or agricultural chemicals. This makes hemp a natural choice for West Paw Design. Pets will love the brushed softness while pet owners will love the durability, chic patterns and colors.
I love playing fetch with my brother's dog, Sydney. But I hate touching her dog slobber. It's gross and it's smelly. Plus, she's a maniac when she's playing fetch and gets so excited retrieving that it can be near impossible to actually pick up the balls for her. This is where the beloved Chuckit comes in. It's been around for years and it's not going anywhere. The key is in its simplicity - just snap it over the slobbery ball and fling it. I love the launching power too because it gives me a minute or two to catch my breath before she comes bounding over for the next toss.
About this product: Terrific way to exercise your dog without wearing yourself out with the Chuckit Classic Launcher! Throw tennis balls 2 or 3 times as far with the Ball Launcher. Hands-free pick-up - no more slobbery tennis balls. Features an ergonomic handle for the ultimate comfort and control. Made from durable lightweight flexible plastic. Comes in a variety of throwing ranges and ball sizes. Use with standard tennis balls or Chuckit! compatible balls only.
Okay, time for some fun! STAR WARS is coming out soon and what better way to celebrate than picking up a Wookie for your pups? I'm not sure how long this guy will last if your dog is a shredder, but if she plays nicely with her toys, this one is the bomb. Our Setters make noises just like Chewie when they're content or talking (Yes! They talk to us!), so this is a pretty funny gift for us. Maybe we need a life, but who cares!
About this product: Authentic STAR WARS Chewbacca Multi-Squeaker Dog Toy. Chewbacca, the Wookiee co-pilot to Han Solo, is now available in cuddly dog toy form with multiple squeakers. This dog toy, comes with a grand total of nine squeakers, including eight in the body and one in the head. Great for toss and fetch games or shaking around for fun, your dog will love playing with a Chewbacca and then cuddling with him after play time. You will love the details of this toy with plush brown fur and Chewie's signature bandolier strap! & Lucasfilm Ltd.
Our brother has a gorgeous Gordon Setter and she knows she's gorgeous. The funny thing is, Sydney loves being dirty. She loves going to the local park and finding the stinkiest, boggiest puddles to jump. She loves running through the dirty marshes and flushing out birds. She loves rolling in dead things. Needless to say, my brother often lets her off leash on their adventures together because even though she's fast as the wind, she always comes back when he calls. He could probably get away with the Tagg (mentioned above) because our parks aren't that expansive, but if you use your dog for hunting, or go on larger treks with them, the Garmin Astro 320 is touted as THE best GPS Tracker on the market today. It comes with a hefty sticker price, but it's worth it if you can keep your dog safe on your hunting expeditions.
About this product: The Astro 320 with T 5 device is the premier tracking system for sporting dogs. Track up to 10-dogs at up to 9 miles with high-sensitivity GPS receiver and GPS/ GLONASS transmitter. Provides enhanced map drawing capabilities, BirdsEye Satellite Imagery compatibility, and a 3-axis electronic compass. All on a vibrant 2.6" color display that is easy to read in any light. Included in the Astro 320 handheld system is the new T 5 dog device and collar strap. The T 5 features a top-mounted, high-sensitivity GPS/GLONASS transmitter with a housing that keeps the tough, flexible braided stainless steel VHF antenna upright to improve reception. It's tough enough to run wherever you dog runs. Also compatible with TT 15 dog device and collar (provides tracking only).
Is your dog a runner? It's okay, you don't have to be ashamed. Sometimes, it happens. This is where a GPS collar can be very important because if he's gone, you want to know how to find him...fast! Plus, if you have a cat and you let them roam free outside, it's nice to be able to find Mr. Kitty when a storm is about to hit. I remember we used to sit outside for hours yelling, "Here, Roscoe. Here, Simon. Here, Calvin." -- and making that "sspppsss, sspppsss, sspppsss, sspppsss" sound like a bunch of doofuses. If only we had the Tagg Pet GPS Plus then we could have pounced on them in the ivy patch and dragged them back inside. Ahhhh well...we're supposed to be talking about dogs anyways, right?
About this product: Tagg GPS Plus is a location tracking device that attaches to your dog's collar so you can keep track of them wherever they go or if they ever sneak out. Tagg uses advanced cellular GPS technology to help pinpoint your dog’s location should they ever become lost. Tagg is an award-winning GPS Tracker that sends text and email alerts when your pet wanders off. You can locate your pet on a map using our free mobile and web app. We have added a Temperature Sensor, which now notifies you if your pet is in danger of overheating on a hot day or in freezing environments. Tagg also monitors their activity and fitness levels ensuring they stay active and healthy.
Our rescued English Setters are microchipped, but God forbid they get lost, the rescue agency is notified. This is great, but they're located in Ohio. We're in NY. So I wanted to get the dogs something more that would enable me to be notified if they went missing. I love Another Chance for English Setters, and I know they'd notify us asap, but I just want some extra security. Dynotag® sells these in 3-packs, which is smart thinking - because most people have more than one pet. Anyways, what I like about these tags is that I get to put in as much or as little information as I want into their online system. Then, if my pups get loose, anyone with a smart phone can quickly scan their tags and call me right away. This saves everyone a trip to the local shelter. You do need to purchase a monthly subscription, but we're okay with that.
About this product: Dynotags contain no GPS, battery, electronics or radio - they use the electronics of the device viewing the tag to find its location at the time of view. Our advanced Dynotag Cloud Service (DCS) functions as the "brain" of your dynotag, working 7/24. A dynotag is a Web-enabled, GPS assisted QR Smart Tag that can be read using a smartphone or any modern web browser.
Our Mom's adorably chubby Puggle has some serious anxiety issues. She's sweet as pie to her humans, but whenever a stranger comes a'knocking, Lily bugs out. She gets very frantic about newcomers and for the first few minutes, she's just, well, bonkers. Whenever Mom has someone over to do work on the house, Lily is a train wreck. After noticing that she calms down when she's hugged, we started doing some research online about sensory coats for dogs. The Thundershirt got solid reviews online and we're planning to buy her one asap. We're not expecting miracles, but even if it takes the edge off for a little bit (as the reviews stated), it's worth it.
About this product: ThunderShirt's patented design applies a gentle, constant pressure that has a dramatic calming effect for over 80% of dogs. Like swaddling an infant, Thundershirt is recommended by thousands of veterinarians and trainers around the world. Already helping millions of dogs, anytime calming is needed, a Thundershirt may help. Not just for thunder! Use for thunder, fireworks, separation anxiety, car travel, problem barking, general fearfulness, reactivity, and much, much more. A positive tool that almost all dogs seem to love to wear. With no need for training or medications, most dogs respond positively within minutes of the first use. Very easy to put on and take off. Made of lightweight, machine-washable material.
My sister and her family got a new puppy a few months ago. This little squirt is probably more spoiled than Aunt Dawn's dog. I didn't think it's possible, but it is. Anyways, Hazel (or the little squirt as I like to call her) is ALWAYS at our house. She loves climbing on my older, more mature dogs and getting into all sorts of baby trouble while she's here. Even though she's very naughty, she's so stinking cute, it's very, very hard to be mad at her. I came across this travel feeding set the other day and instantly thought of Hazel. This snazzy travel set is perfect for any dog that is on the go and its cool gray carrying case is cool enough for doggie parents to tote around.
About this product: Harry Barker: Improving the lives of pets and their people with eco-friendly products. The Harry Barker Large Fold-Up Bowls and Pouch in grey is made to go where you want to go! Made from 100% recycled materials, this collapsible dog bowl set includes two collapsible travel dog bowls and a carrying case featuring a detachable, adjustable cross-body strap. The pouch also has two zippered pockets. The bowls each have easy-grip handles and they fit neatly inside the pouch. Waterproof lining prevents spills even when on the go. Bowls are 7-inches in diameter and 4-inches high; pouch measures 7.5-inches by 7.75-inches. Available in two sizes and three colors.
Do you have a naughty doggie at home? You know, one that likes to steal your kids Shopkins and chomp them to bits. Or perhaps, she prefers eating Barbie shoes instead? Well if you do, these Dinosaur Nylabones are the perfect gift for her! Since they look like your kids toys, she'll be very content thinking that she's destroying a beloved Littlest Pet instead.
Product Description: Durable Dental Dinosaur. Designed for powerful chewers. Gently rounded dental nubs and bristles raised during chewing help clean teeth plus control plaque & tartar build-up. Suitable for dogs up to 50lbs. Variety Pack. 3 Dino Shapes: Brontosaurus, Stegosaurus and T-Rex assortment.
When we rescued our first English Setter, she was the only "baby" we had. To say she was spoiled is the understatement of the year. One of her most favorite toys were these Hide and Seek gizmos - she would flip out each time we stole all of her babies and shoved them back into the little tree stump. I'm not sure who had more fun - us, from laughing at her so hard, or her, from freaking out and trying to save everyone again. This toy is full of good times for you and your pooch.
Product Description: Dogs love to bury their noses in the Zippy Burrow Zoo to dig out the animals (1 of each: chipmunk, bunny, skunk). They'll be begging you to put them back in the Burrow Zoo again and again for hours of fun. Large interactive puzzle toy challenges your dog. Great hideout for treats too. Includes 3 squeaky animals. Great for dogs of all sizes. Burrow Zoo size: 11 x 6 x 5 Inch
Do you have a cousin that's demented? Did she tell you ghost stories so hideous that you still sleep with the lights on? Does she now torture her incredibly adorable Boston Terrier? Yeah, well we have one of those. Our kids call her Aunt Dawn - and they think she's the most fun, awesome Aunt in the entire universe. We don't get to see her very often, but this special Triceratops costume from Animal Planet is just for her spoiled pooch, Ziggy. No one dresses up their dog more than Aunt Dawn does - and we're hoping to see him in this get up real soon!
Product Description: Tap into your dog's wild side with this must-have Triceratops costume - guaranteed to strike fun in the hearts of everyone he greets.This Halloween, tap into your dog's wild side with this must-have Triceratops costume - guaranteed to strike fun in the hearts of everyone he greets. Headpiece with horns. 100% Polyester.