How many times have we heard people say: ‘Our dogs are our family; they are our kids”. If you have pets, then you know exactly what they mean. Our dogs are indeed such an important part of us. They grow up with our kids and they help them learn values like responsibility, trust and giving unconditional love. So it is no wonder that we want the best for these sweethearts. If you are looking for top pet gifts, the following gift guide can help you make an informed choice.
New dog gift ideas
A snug mat
A rug or a mat can be a great gift for a puppy. Make sure you select washable varieties. New puppies may be teething so do ensure that the rugs you select are not easy to chew on.
Dog bowls come in various styles and shapes. You can get elevated bowls arranged on intricately designed stands as well as bowls with feeder mats and even bowls hidden in pantries. You can also custom fit water and food bowls around your kitchen island so the beloved dogs can eat with their humans.
A front door sign about dog
This can include a wooden sign or a wreath with ‘new puppy sleeping..Shhh! do not call or ring or knock!” It can also include ‘Beware of dog’ signage. You can also have a paw print shape or bone shape entry sign with ‘All visitors must be approved by (dog’s name)’.
Puppy necessity gift basket
Make a handmade gift basket for puppy including 2-3 toys, dental sticks, training pads, waste bags, food and water bowl etc. A new pet parent will certainly appreciate this thoughtful gift.
Visit our dog bed review section for more information. Beds, like dog bowls, come in various shapes sizes and bells and whistles.
Indoor/outdoor dog house
An all-weather dog house will keep your pet comfortable, rain or shine. You can also get these in beautiful designs for indoor use. For example, a dog house can function as a bedside table for your bedroom.
The gift of toys depends on the occasion as well as the type of pet. You can make a dog birthday gift basket with plush toys, squeaky toys and bones or treats. A leash, collar, harness, dog shampoo, dog dog deodorant, personalized dog mat, dog bandana with his name, dog food and water bowl, treats, rope toys, kong toys, rawhide bones, furry toys, catnip toys, or other toys specific to the breed etc.
This is a great gift for dogs that hike and camp and accompany their families on trips. They can use these to carry their own food. A foldable dog bowl can also make a great gift for camping trips.
These can range from gourmet dog biscuits to chew treats, to dental sticks, premium dog food (make sure pet is not allergic to ingredients) dog friendly sweets, etc. If you are the DIY types, go for homemade dog friendly cakes. Check recipes given here.
Anything with a dog theme that your pet can wear! Just make sure it is comfortable and that the pet will actually use it. These items can also be customized and gifted to dog-loving humans.
Car seats for pets
A custom-made car seat cover with dog photos will be an amazing gift for a true dog lover. You can also go for a car hammock that covers the entire back seat so a dog can ride in style. Car seats for dogs also come with covers having meaningful dog quotes. Dog car seats made from artificial leather also look cool and are snug and comfortable for small dogs. Alternatively go for a seat belt leash or heated pet blankets for long car drives in winters.
Pet dog umbrella
These fit right over the leash and can keep your pet dry on his walks. They come in different sizes. A dog umbrella is certainly one of the most appreciated new dog gifts for a true pet lover.
Ridiculous dog gifts
Dog grinz treat ball dog toy
ROGZ make great toys and pet gear. The grinz toy balls come in various colors and sets of 5-6 balls. Your dog will look like he’s grinning from ear to ear with this cute ball in his mouth! You will certainly have a great time playing fetch with your dog. ROGZ is known for other cool dog gear so do check out their website if you are looking for dog birthday gift baskets to gift a pet lover.
Dog peek window
This is actually a useful gift for dog lovers. It can reduce barking and help your dog watch his neighborhood without digging or jumping over the fence. EXPAWLORER makes a great acrylic dog peek window as shown below.
Dog funny lion mane
This is a cool and funny dog costume for Halloween or just for kicks when you want to scare your visitors! Dog mane is realistic, easy to clean and comfortable. Makes a great Christmas or Halloween gift for your fur buddy. The mane is compatible for different neck sizes.
Paw operated doggy fountain
A water dispenser that safely allows your pet to drink water and have fun splashing about on hot summer days!
Dog moustache toy
A mustache toy for pets comes with a ball on one end that your pet will love to hold in his mouth.
Gifts for pet parents
The mug can include the name of the beloved pet and his/her photograph. You can also include the following sentences:
- Life is better with a dog and boat
- World’s best dog dad/dog mom
- Love is a four legged word
- I work hard so my dog can have a better life!
- I’m only talking to my dog today
Key chains are useful gifts for everyone. For a dog lover, they can include the dog’s name and picture. Pawprint and bone shaped keychains are very popular too.
Pet carrier or tote
You could also think of homemade dog carrier slings or baskets, carrier bags or personalized carriers or tote bags. These totes and slings will be a welcome gift for pet parents as it leaves their hands free. Make sure you take the pet’s size into account. A pet pouch is a wearable gift for keeping young pets snug as their human walks around!
Fleece throw or rug
Imagine these cute faces looking back at you!
Interactive Pet camera
This is a slightly expensive dog gift idea. These cameras come attached to treat dispensers. As your pet comes over, you can see him and talk to him. These interactive cameras are great for dogs that are home alone for long periods. The best part is that they are also compatible with ALEXA. This is a gift both a dog and his human will love!
Best dog books for pet lovers
Dog lovers who love to read as well? Try these awesome books for them:
- Dog Shaming: The official adult coloring book by Pascale Lamire and Davor Ratkovic. The same author also has a cool “dog shaming calendar’.
- A Dog’s Guide to Humans by Karen Davidson
- Throw the Damn Ball by R.D.Rosen, Harry Prichett et al
- Fur&Grrr – The Funniest Things People Have Said About Dogs by Craig and Erich Pearson.