With the holidays rapidly approaching, we know many people are still scrambling to find the perfect gifts. Since we're a bunch of pup parents and animal lovers, we rounded up some of our favorite gifts for you to share with the dog lovers in your life. We broke the list down based on personality so you can find just the right things for any dog lover on your list.
For the Star Baker
1. Nordic Ware Dog Treat Pan
For the pet parent who loves to bake treats for their beloved fur child, consider this dog treat pan. The quality they have most likely come to know and love in the kitchen for all their baking needs now extends to baking for their pup. Forget spending hours cutting out bone shapes, this pan takes care of that for you!
2. Fish’s Eddy Dogs Dish Towel
A stylish complement to any kitchen decor, Fish’s Eddy Dogs Dish Towel features many popular breeds . The perfect addition to any baker’s kitchen, this decorative towel shows off your love of dogs and supports a NYC staple.
3. Sur La Table Dog Spatula
From baking cookies to dog treats, this spatula features plenty of puppies. This gift will ensure your recipient is thinking about their pup every time they bake! In fact this spatula is perfect for licking peanut butter or cheese off of it (we’re just saying what the pup of the house will be thinking!)
4. King Arthur Flax & Oat Dog Biscuit Mix
Even a star baker sometimes needs a shortcut. As a leader in the baking industry King Arthur Flour knows a thing or two about baking and can lend a hand or paw! This mix features flax, oats, and carrots for a delicious and nutritious treat that can be whipped up to delight their pup even when they're busy. This mix would go great with the Nordic Ware Dog Treat Pan. (Just saying!)
5. Dog breed cheeseboard
Whether or not they share their charcuterie with they dog, they'll have fun arranging it on this board shaped like a dog’s head. With over a dozen breeds available, these handcrafted boards make a fantastic gift for the dog (and cheese) lover in your life.
For the Bartender (or Barista)
1. Plymouth Dog Double Old Fashioned Glasses (set of four)
For the pet parent who also loves a classic cocktail, we chose these old fashioned glasses. Decorated with a Black Labrador, Pointer, Golden Labrador and Setter they are perfect for dog themed cocktails like Greyhounds or Salty Dogs. Whatever your recipient puts in them, its sure to make them think of their four legged best friend.
2. Dog Wine Charms
If wine is more their thing, consider a set of wine charms featuring you guessed it - dogs! In this age of keeping germs to ourselves using a dog to remember which glass is yours is extra important. This set of six silicone charms will help the guests at your next small gathering keep track of their beverage.
3. Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Dubbed the vodka for dog people, Tito’s supports several nonprofits that help rescue dogs find homes and has even been known to cover adoption fees. If a bottle of vodka isn’t their thing, consider some of their branded gear for two and four legged’s alike! Feel good knowing that 100% of net proceeds from their store benefit the nonprofits they support. You can learn more about these organizations on their website.
4. Grounds & Hounds Coffee
Since every cup helps a pup, your generous gift will benefit more than just the recipients. Send one of their seasonal blends like Foster Fuel or grab a gift box that includes a mug and a dog toy. There is something for every coffee lover here. If someone on your list isn’t a coffee drinker you can pick up some hot chocolate or skip the coffee and head straight for their adorable gear for humans and pups!
For the Art Collector
1. Custom Pet Portraits
While there are many types and styles of pet portraits to choose from (painted, CGI, Photoshop, photos printed on canvas etc.) We’re digging Etsy Shop Jonathan's Journal's Black and White Line Art "Doodle" Pet Portraits Custom Pet Cartoons. Select the number of pets you want drawn as well as your size and Jonathan will do the rest. These portraits are ultra affordable starting at just $35.
2. Old Dog Brewing Co. Custom Brewery or Winery Poster
Old Dog Brewing Company can help you turn anyone’s home into their own private brewery or tasting room. Just provide some basic information like the pup’s breed, birth year (or adoption year),name and a few other details. To match your recipient’s home you can pick the color of the wine if you choose a winery poster, and the color of the background regardless of your beverage choice. These posters start at $20 without customization ($30 with) so they are an affordable gift for anyone on a budget this year!
3. Pop Your Pup
Surprise your favorite pet parent with some “pop art” featuring their beloved pup. In addition to beautiful wall art you can pop their pup on apparel, accessories, goods for the home and even a dog bed! If you’re having trouble choosing the perfect project, you can purchase a gift card so that the recipient can have the experience of creating their own masterpiece!
For the Trail Blazer
1. Ruffwear Home Trail Hip Pack
Packing a 1.8 L capacity, this hip pack is perfect for storing their pup’s essentials when they hit the trail together. They can all the snacks, poop bags, treats, your phone, cash and keys, and even an extra leash to keep their hands free for the important things like tossing treats and finding the perfect stick. This hip pack can be worn around the waist (obviously) or over the shoulder with the pack resting on your chest.
2. Vessi sneakers
These comfortable, stylish and most importantly, waterproof sneakers are great for pet parents on the go. With a variety of styles for both men and women, these sneakers are perfect for dog walks and even light hikes. For quick dog walks, consider the Every-day Slip ons.
3. United By Blue Neck Gaiter/Face Covering
For the pet parent who is serious about hiking or getting out on a walking path, United By Blue’s neck gaiter/face covering is the perfect addition to the walking ensemble. In great prints and colors it will keep their neck warm and can easily be pulled up to cover their noses and mouths on crowded spots on the trail or when grabbing those post hike beverages.
For the Fashion-forward
1. The Foggy Dog Waste Bag Holder
As a dog owner, one of the most constants in life is picking up poop. That’s why The Foggy Dog designed these stylish waste bag holders. If you can find out their pup’s color scheme or the color of their favorite jacket you can choose a fabric and pattern that perfectly coordinates -- allowing them to scoop in style!
2.Lucy & Co Dog Person Hat
For the pup parent or friend of the community that wants to let the whole world know they're with dog. There will be no doubts where your loyalty lies when donning this comfy cap from Lucy & Co.
3.SilverPaw Matching Bandana and Mask Bundle
Pandemic fashion hits a high note with this matching face mask and dog bandana set from SilverPaw. Available in bold prints like leopard and tie-dye to add some style to a daily walk around the block.
For the Homebody
1. Amici Home's King Charles Copper Dog Food Canister
For the pet owner who doesn’t want their home to go to the dogs consider this copper dog food cannister. It looks lovely on the counter and is an affordable and attractive piece for any home.
2. Project 62 Large Felt Basket
Dog toys everywhere? These large felt baskets from Target will help them unleash their inner Marie Kondo and put everything in its place. In two colors, these budget friendly bins will be a perfect addition. You might even want to throw a few toys in for their pup while you’re at it.
3. Pottery Barn Dog Toy Storage Basket
We know, two toy bins on the same gift guide! Most pet parents will agree with us - toy storage is a high priotity. This bone shaped basket is a stylish addition to any home. It comes in two sizes so you can choose based on your recipient’s needs and your budget. The bone shaped wicker basket is a fun addition and makes it clear exactly what is inside!
4. Reserved Pet Pillow
For the owner who’s pet rules the house and the couch this toss pillow is the perfect addition to make that clear to guests that the dog is in charge! Place it on their pup’s favorite spot on the couch and never worry again about anyone getting confused as to where the dog sits!
5. Key and Leash Holder
Help them keep their entryway clutter free. This key and leash holder has spots for everyone's keys and leashes. While the sample plaque shows his, hers and the dog's this Etsy Shop will customize for your family!
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