40 Best Gifts for Dogs and Dog Lovers

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Is your dog bougie like mine? (If not, please don’t judge everything that comes next.) Let's get one thing straight: Your undying love and attention is the best thing you can give your dog. But that's not to say that you also can't spoil them silly with material objects. My own dogs and I have taken the time to test-drive almost all of the products on this list (yes, they acknowledge their privilege), so they can attest to its puppy satisfaction. Even if you don't own a pooch yourself, they're great presents and stocking stuffers for a dog owner, who will certainly appreciate your thoughtfulness for their four-legged friend. Below, 40 great gifts to present your dog with this season—because you're not a regular dog mom, you're a cool dog mom.

40 Best Gifts for Dog Lovers and Dog Owners

Well & Good Shark Hooded Towel Hoodie

Well & Good Shark Hooded Towel Hoodie

I don’t know about your dogs, but mine love to rub their damp bodies over everything (especially rugs) after I bathe them. They’re also tiny and get cold easily, so they shiver like a broken generator until they’re completely dry. That’s where this towel hoodie comes in clutch—it helps them dry off and stay warm (plus it’s a shark and how cute is that).

To buy: $22; petco.com.

Dash Dog Treat Maker

Dash Dog Treat Maker

This dog treat maker from Dash is a baker-dog mom’s dream. The countertop device makes bone-shaped snacks with natural, unprocessed ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen (it comes with 8 recipes, including Peanut Butter Pumpkin, Cheddar Bacon, Chicken and Wild Rice, and Grain-Free Greenies). Keep some for yourself, then Ziploc the rest for your fellow dog mom friends.

To buy: $30; williams-sonoma.com.

Custom Dog Socks

Custom Dog Socks

For the times when you can’t have your dog at your feet, you can now have your dog on your feet—all over. Just upload an image and a designer will send you a pair of socks with your dog’s mug plastered all over it—and TBH, I can’t think of anything more fashionable than that.

To buy: $16; amazon.com.

Sugarwish Dog Treat Gift Boxes

Sugarwish Dog Treat Gift Boxes

The fun, colorful packaging of these boxes make them truly feel like a special gift rather than just another Amazon box in the mail. There's a nice selection of treat options, with different sizes and flavor profiles. 

To buy: $23; sugarwish.com.

MyWoof Pupsicle Frozen Treat Dog Toy

MyWoof Pupsicle Frozen Treat Dog Toy

If you want a small break from being an attentive dog mom (it gets tiring, I get it), this frozen treat toy is a helpful hack. Fill it up with the yummy filling of your choice (bone broth is a personal favorite of my dogs), then freeze it for whenever you need a couple hours of peace and quiet.

To buy: $25; rover.com.

Furbo

Furbo

For anyone familiar with dog cameras, I’m sure you’ve heard of Furbo before. I’m always running around the city at different events, so when I’m not home and missing my babies a little extra, I just tune in to this and toss them a few treats. Knowing what they’re doing is always a small comfort for me, and I like to think that my high-pitched voice emanating from a robot gives them some too. 

To buy: $210; amazon.com.

Mudbuster Paw Cleaner

Mudbuster Paw Cleaner

I guarantee you’ll thank me for this paw cleaner once that winter mud-slush cocktail starts coating the sidewalks. Simply add a little water and insert a foot—the cleaner acts like a mini-washing machine as you spin it around their paws.

To buy: $18; amazon.com.

Pokepet Card

Pokepet Card

Probably one of the most clever gifts on the list, you can now create a customized Pokemon card for your pup. After submitting a photo, feel free to request any elemental characteristics to the illustration, i.e. lightning bolts or flames. I personally recommend fire powers because the idea of my 5-pound Maltese breathing fire on her enemies makes me chuckle.

To buy: $45; pokepetshop.com.

Fable Pets Magic Link

Fable Pets Magic Link

If your dog is a sporadic runner or you just like to take them absolutely everywhere (I even take mine to the store), this leash will make your life so much easier. It can be worn as a belt, bandolier, or wrist-strap for worry-free, hands-free outings.

To buy: $65; fablepets.com.

Well & Good Black Cushion Slicker Dog Brush

Well & Good Black Cushion Slicker Dog Brush

Sometimes the most practical gifts are the best ones. And a solid grooming brush—while not exactly glamorous per se—makes a huge difference, especially for strong shedders or long-haired pups. My groomer personally recommended this one because of how sensitive my dogs’ skin is (they despise any bit of tugging), and it’s really made at-home grooming so much easier.

To buy: $8; petco.com.

Lassie Car Hammock

Lassie Car Hammock

If you like to go on road trips with your dogs, this expansive car hammock is a must-bring. In addition to protecting the car seat from scratches and mud, it prevents the small ones from falling into the abyss between the front and back seats when they’re scrambling to climb up to you.

To buy: $40; amazon.com.

Pandora Sparkling Paw Print Charm

Pandora Sparkling Paw Print Charm

I never thought I'd use the phrases "dog bone charm" and "simple and sophisticated" in the same sentence, but this charm changed my mind. Not at all kitschy and a really beautiful little bauble. 

To buy: $65; pandora.com.

Diggs Passenger Travel Carrier

Diggs Passenger Travel Carrier

I travel with my doggos everywhere and this dog carrier is the most high-quality one I’ve carried—I get so many compliments from other dog owners whenever I use it. The exterior is super-durable and the interior includes a pee pad-friendly bed that you can easily swap out in case of accidents.

To buy: $195; diggs.pet.

Paw Print Necklace

Paw Print Necklace

Looking for a more sentimental gift? You can wear your dog’s actual paw print around your neck—the etching comes incredibly detailed and the dainty, minimalist design can be worn with just about anything.

To buy: $50; etsy.com.

Max + Bone Talon Yellow Raincoat

Max + Bone Talon Yellow Raincoat

This chic raincoat will keep your pup fashionable and dry on rainy outings. Plus, there's something irresistibly adorable and Instagram-worthy about seeing your dog in a yellow raincoat.

To buy: $65; maxbone.com.

Ouai Pet Shampoo

Ouai Pet Shampoo

It only makes sense that a company specializing in hair makes dog shampoo. That's why it's amazing that Oaui, a haircare brand for humans, created a gentle shampoo just for dogs. Infused with hydrating ingredients, the luxe formula leaves fur super-shiny and soft. And for fans of OUAI's human shampoo, this one is scented with the exact same fragrance so you can match scents with your dog (totally normal).

To buy: $32; sephora.com.

Diggs Revol Dog Crate

Revol dog crate

This is hands-down the best transportable crate I have ever used. The quality is obvious just by looking at the materials, but the hidden utilities make it even better: The collapsing mechanism allows for easy storage and transport, an ergonomic handle makes opening/closing a breeze, and the large garage-style side door allows you to transform the crate into an open-air resting spot.

To buy: $375; chewy.com.

Merry Makings Faux Fur Stocking for Pets

Merry Makings Faux Fur Stocking for Pets

Don't leave your dogs out when it's time for stocking stuffing—these faux fur ones that I use for my darlings are even better quality than my own.

To buy: $13; petco.com.

Open Farm Dehydrated Turkey Treats

Open Farm Dehydrated Turkey Treats

One of my dogs (ironically named Tofu even though she hates tofu) is a notoriously picky eater, but even she gobbles up these treats without a second thought. These healthy, organic chews are made with prime cuts of meat from 100 percent certified humane family farms in the U.S. without the use of antibiotics, so you can feel just as good giving them as your dog will feel getting them.

To buy: $17; amazon.com.

PetFusion Ultimate Dog Bed

PetFusion Ultimate Dog Bed

This dog bed has been a lifesaver during my pups' potty-training stage—the bed liner is waterproof so the stains don't set, and you can easily remove and toss it into the wash when it's in need of a refresh. You and your dog can also rest easy with the orthopedic base (read: great for dogs with arthritis and joint pain).

To buy: $120; amazon.com.

Furesh Elevated Folding Dog Bath Tub

Furesh Elevated Folding Dog Bath Tub

Bathing your dog can be a real pain in the back—not to mention the wet mess it produces. With 360-degree access and two side pockets for bathing essentials, this elevated (and portable!) bathing and grooming tub fits inside your bathtub and helps you bathe your dog comfortably while conserving water. When finished bathing, simply use the attached stretchable drain hose to drain the water away.

To buy: $130; amazon.com.

Fuzzy's New Pet Care Fundamentals Program

Fuzzy's New Pet Care Fundamentals Program

This genius subscription service will send over a bunch of customized doggy goodies, plus flea and tick preventative on a monthly basis. For starters, month 1 includes healthy chews, food puzzles, and vet-selected treats, while month 2 includes everything you need to keep your dog's teeth healthy. Did we mention you'll also get immediate access to a 24/7 vet team?

To buy: $25 for 1 month; fuzzy.com.

Dog Tail Treat Canister

Dog Tail Treat Canister

If you pride yourself in maintaining a clean space, half-opened dog treat bags aren't the best aesthetic. For easy access and an adorable look, reach for this cute ceramic canister that fits hundreds of treats inside.

To buy: $32; amazon.com.

Feeder-Robot

Feeder-Robot

If you work long hours (or are a forgetful feeder), this handy machine will ensure your dog gets the right amount of food on time, every time. You can pre-schedule the system to release the correct portion of food at a certain time, or use the app to do it whenever you want. Another helpful function: Track your pet's eating habits with the history feature so you know exactly when they chow down.

To buy: $339; amazon.com.

Zippypaws Smartypaws Puzzler

Zippypaws Smartypaws Puzzler

An engaging game can keep your dog occupied—and most importantly, not chewing up things they shouldn't be. Test your dog's mind with this 3-in-1 interactive puzzle that flips, rotates, and slides around.

To buy: #21; amazon.com.

Pawp

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Ever have a random question that you're dying to ask a vet, but don't want to shell out $100 for a vet visit? Pawp is a service that provides 24/7 unlimited vet care by video and text, and a $3,000 safety net for emergencies. Trust: Gifting that piece of mind will make a world of a difference.

To buy: $99 for 6 months; pawp.com.

Just Fred Hoodie

Just Fred Hoodie

Can we all take a sec to appreciate the cuteness that is a dog in a hoodie? This Just Fred option includes a slot on the backside for your harness to thread through, and the awesome design will have your pup looking like the coolest cat in the neighborhood.

To buy: $48; just-fred.com.

Finn Calming Pet Treats

Finn Calming Pet Treats

These calming soft chews are like a chill pill for your pup. Made with organic hemp and natural herbs, pop one in their food (or present it to them like a treat) to combat anxiety and hyperactivity.

To buy: $55; petfinn.com.

Wagz Smart Collar

Wagz Smart Collar

This collar uses audible, ultrasonic, and vibration correction to help curb unwanted behavior. You can also keep track of your pet's whereabouts with real-time GPS in the Wagz app, create adjustable geofences with Keep Out Zones, and track activities and walks. Basically, it's the collar of the future.

To buy: $350; amazon.com.

Jiminy's Pumpkin Carrot Training Treats

Jiminy's Pumpkin Carrot Training Treats

A great-tasting, motivating treat is important to have during your pup's training period. These treats (made with pumpkin, carrot, and cricket protein) really came in handy during my dogs' potty-training stage. They're less than 3 calories each and are also ideal for small dogs who prefer a soft, chewy texture.

To buy: $10; chewy.com.

SmartPetLove Snuggle Puppy Behavioral Aid Toy

SmartPetLove Snuggle Puppy Behavioral Aid Toy

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it's that being alone really sucks. This stuffed buddy prevents separation anxiety by recreating maternal intimacy. The chest contains a pulsing, battery-operated heartbeat and heat pack that calms your little puppy when they're alone, which means less whining from them and more sleep for you.

To buy: $40; amazon.com.

Clearly Loved Pets Lucidium Pen

Clearly Loved Pets Lucidium Pen

While nobody likes to put their pet behind bars, crate training is usually a helpful and necessary step for many dog owners. Instead of locking them inside a tiny cage, which could lead to long-term anxiety problems, opt for this oversized, indoor setup. It comes complete with a drop-down bar at the door for walk-in access, along with clear acrylic panels all around so pets can see you and feel less enclosed.

To buy: $619; clearlylovedpets.com.

Diggs Groov Dog Crate Training Tool

Diggs Groov Dog Crate Training Tool

This handy tool can be covered with your dog's favorite spreadable treat (i.e., peanut butter or yogurt) and secured to any side of your crate. The engaging toy will make crate time more enjoyable and keep them distracted for longer periods of time.

To buy: $34; amazon.com.

Veken Water Fountain

Veken Water Fountain

Some dogs just can't seem to drink out of anything but a toilet. This ceramic fountain—which comes complete with a triple filtration system—has a bright color and free-falling bubble stream meant to attract pets to drink more water.

To buy: $27; amazon.com.

Little Dove Pet Teepee

Little Dove Pet Teepee

Ever wished you had access to a cave where you could run and hide from the world? You can provide that space for your pup with this adorable teepee that gives them a private space to retreat or take a nap. It looks so cozy you'll wish you had the option to shrink yourself and climb in there with them. Plus, it's super-Instagrammable.

To buy: $30; amazon.com.

West and Willow Custom Dog Portrait

West and Willow Custom Dog Portrait

What piece of artwork could be more ravishing than a custom portrait of your dog? Correct answer: Nothing. It's the perfect thing for hanging above your dog's space or creating a gallery wall.

To buy: $65; westandwillow.com.

Sundays Custom Mini Box of Air-Dried Food

Sundays Custom Mini Box of Air-Dried Food

Dreamed up by a vet with the help of world-leading animal nutritionists, Sundays unique air-drying method dehydrates food to preserve the nutrients and flavor while killing germs. It's also 100 percent human grade (meaning it meets the high FDA safety standard for human consumption), and because it tastes and looks like dog treats, even picky eaters will go berserk for the jerky-like texture and taste. For a great gifting option, you can even customize the bag with your dog's face!

To buy: $59 for 4 weeks; sundaysfordogs.com.

Heisler Dog Sofa

Heisler Dog Sofa

Your pet will look effortlessly cool chilling on this elegant dog sofa—the cushion cover is removable and washable, and the curved back allows them to feel secure and protected while they lounge. Both of my dogs are obsessed with it, and it's not like they don't have other options to sit in the apartment (they have three doggy beds and our large sofa).

To buy: $90; wayfair.com.

Personalized Ceramic Pet Bowl

Personalized Ceramic Pet Bowl

This standout ceramic dish can be customized with your pooch's name and design of choice. You have the option of choosing between 6- or 7-inch sizes, and the customization will appear on both sides of the bowl. Oh, and did we mention it's dishwasher- and microwave-safe?

To buy: $30; amazon.com.

WickedBone Smart Bone

WickedBone Smart Bone

I buy my dog a lot of toys—and I have come to the conclusion that conventional bones are overrated. Not only do they cause a big mess, they also don't last very long, especially for dogs with short attention spans like mine who only chew on one bone for a few minutes. Meet Wickedbone, a smart robot toy that jumps away when chased and "teases" your dog when he or she stops playing with it. The scratch-resistant gadget is controllable via Bluetooth and has 12 different responsive modes (for moods like "bored," "tickled," "mad," and so on), so it'll act accordingly with how your dog is feeling that day.

To buy: $49; amazon.com.

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