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Best Gift Ideas for Dog Lovers



Need a gift idea for the dog lover who has seemingly everything? Rather than racking your brain, let us do the hard work for you! Read on to pick Wag!'s all-time favorite gift ideas for your dog-obsessed family and friends.

Stylish clothes for the season


What pet parent doesn't love snuggling up with their Husky in a warm sweatshirt or hoodie? Check out the range of dog-themed sweaters, jackets, and hats over at Maxbone. This stylish gear will make your furbaby shine! 

Find pawmazing dog apparel on Maxbone

Hair-repelling sofa covers

You might be surprised that hair-repelling sofa covers are one of the most sought-after gifts for pet parents. While most everyone loves snuggling on the couch with their pups, no one likes the mess of fur everywhere. Get the best of both worlds with a hair-repelling, machine-washable sofa cover.

A colorful leash and harness

A tie-dye harness with matching leash — need we say more? Gift your amigos a colorful harness, leash, or dog accessory from Pawmigo to add a little style to their strolls.

A customized or digital photo frame

Buy or make a customized photo frame with your friend’s woofer's name and print off their picture to put inside. Alternatively, you can get them a digital frame that will switch between all their favorite pet pictures. Preload with puppy pics ahead of time to really impress!

A monthly subscription to a treat or dog toy box

What's more fun than a monthly subscription for toys and treats? Your dog-loving friend will love getting a monthly surprise like Pupbox for their fur-babies  — plus, it's the gift that keeps giving!

Shop pawrific toy and treat boxes from Pupbox on Petco

Doggy cam (with or without a treat dispenser)

Puppy cams are one of the best gift ideas for dog lovers since it will allow them to see their pup while they're away. Some models even have a built-in treat dispenser — how cool is that?

Homemade treat bags

Dog biscuits wrapped in a red bow

Nothing says from the heart like a box of homemade cookies. Along with some human sweets, bake some doggy treats and put them in separate packages with a ribbon on top. Homemade cookies are the perfect inexpensive yet thoughtful gift.

Need some tasty dog cookie recipes? Take a peek at these!

A gift certificate to a groomer/doggy spa

Grooming is expensive, and a certificate is a great way to help pamper your loved one's pets and help out with their pocketbooks too.

Related: A Day in the Life of a Dog Groomer

Good quality shampoo and conditioner


No money for a grooming certificate? That's okay! Buy your dog-loving

pal some quality dog care essentials to keep their pup smelling "furrific" year-round. They'll be thanking you for those fresh-scented cuddles until July!

We recommend the Evergreen Grooming Kit from Skout's Honor. This shampoo-conditioner and deodorizer gift set comes in lovely fragrances like Dog of the Woods (sandalwood vanilla), Honeysuckle, and Lavendar. "Pawfect" for the nature-loving Newfy in your life!

Dog books

Whether your friend is a non-fiction or fiction person, a dog book will be just the gift for them. Informational or fictional books about dogs are a great gift for loved ones who adore reading and pups.

Related: 5 Dog Training Books Every Pet Parent Should Read

Custom dog pillow

A custom dog pillow is another fun and heartfelt gift for animal-lovers. You can order these online for around $30 on The Pet Pillow website. Your friend will love snuggling up to their pup's face at night!

Ball launcher

If your fellow dog lover's arm isn't what it used to be, gift them a ball launcher. Besides upping their fetch game, a launcher will help them bond with their pet!

Food and water dispenser

Automatic food and water dispensers are another great gift idea for busy dog lovers. Your friend will appreciate the help on those busy mornings when they're rushing out the door.

Woman painting a portrait with a dog

Portrait of their pet

Artistic peeps, listen up! Why not create a rendering of their pup and frame it for them? You could use paint, drawing pencils, or even collage to create a one-of-a-kind piece just for them. Whether you're a pro or not, this gift is sure to get a smile!

Dog-print socks

As kids, socks seemed like a lame gift, but they're one of the top things we need as adults! Add some whimsy to those feet with a pair of fuzzy dog-print socks. Some are customizable to feature a favorite pup!

A blanket with their dog's picture on it

Continuing with the comfy aspect, why not pair those socks with a custom picture blanket? Your pup-loving bestie will adore the thoughtfulness and will treasure their blanket "furever".

A pet travel tote with collapsible bowls

A pet travel tote is an indispensable gift for dog lovers who like to travel, and it's one they can use for years to come — and the packs by Mobile Dog Gear are some of the best on the market! Some of the more elaborate pet travel totes come with collapsible bowls, airtight containers, and even first aid kits — literally everything you could need for an overnight trip with dogs

A Wag! Gift Card

Work, school, family, pet parenting — your pooch-loving pal probably has their hands full juggling all their responsibilities. Take an item off their never-ending to-do list with a Wag! Gift Card!

These transferable, pre-purchased credits apply toward any Wag! service, including Walks, Overnight Care, Training, Drop-Ins, and Wag! Vet Chat. Learn more about Wag! gift cards.

What gift are you giving your favorite pet parent? Share with us in the comments below, or on Instagram @wag!

Comments (1)

Sarwar Abdullah


We love the Mix Lassa and Spitz! We always look forward for new article, very informative! I just bought the travel tote with collapsible bowls as shown from last point! Best regards from Milky ❤

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