Need a gift for the dog or dog lover in your life? We’ve got you covered!
We have assembled a group of 59 fantastic gifts for four-footers and their people, including products from just about every category imaginable.
So, whether you’d like something to help a new owner out while learning the dog-care ropes or just something to spoil your own pooch rotten, you should find plenty of good ideas below.
Check ’em out!
Below are some of our top favorite gift ideas – keep reading for our full list!
Quick Picks: Best Holiday Dog Gifts
- Petcube Bites 2. [Best For Techie Owners] This digital dog camera offers high-quality HD video, a clear and crisp 2-way microphone, plus the option to shoot treats to your dog from the camera’s companion app!
- Bob-A-Lot. [Best Beginner Puzzle Toy] Great for any dog new to puzzle toys before, this toy offers mental and physical stimulation for pups while they chow down, along with adjustable difficulty.
- PocoPet Dog Carrier. [Best For Small Dog Owners] The world’s smallest and lightest dog carrier, the ultra-portable PocoPet folds up into a square just like a reusable shopping bag! Great for owners of tiny pooches who like to bring their four-legged friends anywhere and everywhere they go!
- DogSmart Card Game. [Best For Owners With Kids] This educational card game is designed to teach children how to read dog body language and avoid bites! Great for homes with young kids.
- Paint Your Life. [Best For Art Fans] Get a custom portrait of your pooch (or a friend’s), plus get 20% off as a K9 of Mine reader with code K9OFMINE20.
Dog & Owner Gift Guide
We’ll show you the best gifts based who you’re shopping for!
Dog Gifts for the Geeks & Tech Addicts
These gifts are perfect for geeky dog owners in your life! Whether they love the latest tech or want their pets to reflect their favorite fandom, there are plenty of geek-tastic gifts here to choose from!
1. Petcube Bites 2 Dog Camera
The Petcube Bites 2 Dog Camera is one impressive piece of dog tech – part canine camera, part treat dispenser, the Pet Cube lets you keep an eye on your pooch while you’re away, and dispense treats with the touch of a button via the companion smartphone app.
It has some really epic features like:
- A swipe-controllable treat-slingin’ feature that allows you to fling your dog’s treat across varying distances depending on the strength of your swipe.
- The ability to set up automatic treat-dispensing times so your dog gets regular noms throughout the day.
- A two-way audio feature that lets you talk to your pup and offer calming words of reassurance if he seems stressed out.
- A night mode function that makes it easy to see your pup, even when the lights are low.
- Sharing functionality that allows you to show your dog’s live feed to friends, family, or even the general public (you can also keep it totally private if you prefer).
- The ability to use your own treats or kibble, instead of having to buy special treats to use the camera!
- 1080P HD video with a wide-angle view, which uses 160-degree wide-angle lens so you can see exactly what your pup is up to.
- A 4x zoom feature so you can see your dog in all the detail you’d want.
- Alexa assistant is built-in!
You can even set up Petcube to automatically detect when your dog is barking (for an added subscription fee) and send a push notification to your phone so that you can jump on the app and see what is happening with Fido.
Yup, Petcube 2 is one impressive piece of pet tech – and it makes a great gift for a dog owner friend or for your own four-legger! We’ve even used it ourselves – check out our full Petcube review for more details!
PupPod is a cutting edge interactive toy that rewards your dog for knocking the PupPod rocker by shooting out a treat from the Bluetooth-connected feeder.
Choose from several trigger noises, various difficulty levels, and unlock new badges as you explore everything PupPod has to offer!
Want to learn more? Make sure to read our full PupPod review for all the details.
3. FluentPet Talking Dog Buttons
If you’ve ever seen videos of Bunny the “talking dog” on TikTok, you already know all about these dog communication buttons!
Basically, you record a word for each button.
When your dog steps or taps on a given button, the recorded word will play, and you’ll help your dog create the association between that spoken word and a reaction or reward.
So, for example, when your dog taps the “treat” button, he gets a treat. When he taps the “outside” button, he gets to go out in the yard for a few minutes.
Eventually, your dog will be able to express his wants and needs!
It’s a really great system for owners who are looking to better communicate with and understand their dog. However, it’s not a gift for just anyone — there’s a fair amount of work and training involved to help your dog understand the buttons, and it requires some real dedication.
But, if you’re shopping for someone who is head over heels for their dog, this could be a really fun and special gift that allows an owner and dog to grow even closer!
4. LED Dog Collar
Light up your neighborhood with this fun and flashy LED Dog Collar! With several neon colors and sizes to choose from, you can pick the one that best matches your canine’s personality.
This collar is more than just flashing fun – it also greatly improves your dog’s safety when out for nighttime walks, as the glowing collar ensures that your dog will stay visible to pedestrians and motorists alike.
5. PETLIBRO Granary Camera Monitoring Feeder
You may be always on the go, but that shouldn’t mean that Fido has to go hungry! This remote pet feeder lets you feed your furbaby simply by logging into the companion app and tapping the feed option.
You can also set up scheduled feeding times – or even dispense your pup’s kibble over the course of up to 10 mini-meals, which is great for dogs who gobble their meals too quickly!
You can even record a meal-time call and use the built-in camera to keep tabs on your dog’s eating regiment.
This food dispenser is primarily designed for cats and small dogs, with the max kibble size being just over half an inch (0.59 inches/15 mm), so heftier canines with bigger kibble pieces may require a different model to fit more than a few days worth of food.
6. Pooch Selfie
Pooch Selfie is a selfie stick designed specifically for your canine!
Sick of trying to force Fido to look at the camera? Or maybe your dog has camera-phobia like so many other pooches? The Pooch Selfie is irresistible for canines – with a tennis ball topper, it’s hard for dogs to look away.
This is definitely the best way to get a good shot of you and your pooch with your pup finally looking into the camera! Be sure to check out our article about taking selfies with your dog to learn some more tips and tricks, while you’re at it.
Dog Gifts For The Playful
Some dogs are certainly more exuberant than others, but most dogs love (and need) tons of playtime. Check out some of these goodies, which will speak to your dog’s inner puppy!
Do you love how excited your pooch gets over new toys and treats? Then you’ll definitely want to give BarkBox a try!
BarkBox is a dog subscription box service, delivering brand new toys and treats to your doorstep each month! It’s a unique dog gift that’s great for that pooch that can’t get enough of new toys and goodies!
Like the idea, but not big on BarkBox? See our full list of the very best monthly subscription boxes made just for dogs!
8. Swiftpaws Canine Capture-The-Flag
Swiftpaws Capture-The-Flag-For-Dogs is a product that promises a fun and energy-burning workout for your pooch!
The device is actually a backyard dog lure course, featuring a flag that flies along a line of string around the yard. Luring is a popular dog sport for many speedy canines, and now your own dog can get in on the fun at home.
We love this gift idea for any owner who is looking for new and creative ways to give their pooch exercise!
9. Flirt Pole from Outward Hound
If the SwiftPaws system seems like overkill, you may want to consider the Outward Hound Flirt Pole instead!
Flirt poles appeal to the same types of dogs who enjoy lure coursing, as it utilizes the same concept. But instead of utilizing a motorized critter to get your canine movin’, you wave the toy back and forth through the grass that he can chase.
Flirt poles are basically giant, durable cat toys for dogs. These toys are especially appealing to terriers and working dogs who were bred to chase and catch small prey.
If you’re looking for ways to burn off a dog’s excess energy, definitely give flirt poles a try — some dogs (like my Remy, seen in the video below) go nuts for this game!
It’s also a great toy for kids to use with dogs, since children can play with a pooch while still keeping their hands safely out of harm’s way.
10. Dog Bite Prevention Card Game
Are you in a household that has both dogs and kiddos? Or maybe you have a friend whose family is composed of both furry and not-so-furry little ones? The Dog Bite Prevention Card Game from Good Dog In A Box is essential for any mixed-species household.
This tool teaches kids how to recognize and respond properly to dog body language, helping prevent mishaps and bites in the home – all within the context of a card game!
11. Pet Zone IQ Treat Ball
The Pet Zone IQ Treat Ball is a clever way to feed your pooch his kibble while making him put a bit of effort in! Feeding your dog through treat-dispensing balls and puzzle toys like these is a great way to provide your pup with mental stimulation to keep his grey matter sharp!
The IQ Treat Ball can be adjusted to various difficulty levels based on your dog’s abilities. Plus, it’s made of durable plastic that can be easily disassembled for easy cleaning – hurrah!
There’s a reason why this is so many dogs’ favorite toy around! Dogs who love to chase prey or burrow will adore this toy, which features several soft, squeaky squirrels that can be hidden inside of a stuffed tree stump.
Dogs have to grab the squirrels and pull them out!
This is one of our favorite puzzle toys that doesn’t require any food to still be tons of fun and super stimulating for dogs.
13. Nina Ottoson Dog Puzzle Toy
Nina Ottoson is arguably the biggest name in the dog puzzle toy world. With multiple lines of canine brain-boosting toys, they are plenty of options depending on your dog’s skill level.
But, if you’re just starting out, the Level 1 toys (such as the one pictured above) are easy enough for most dogs to get the hang of!
14. OutwardHound ZipZoom Dog Obstacle Course Kit
Is your dog an awe-inspiring athlete? You may want to give him a fun way to train by setting up your own doggie obstacle course! This ZipZoom Dog Obstacle Course Kit comes with a dog agility tunnel, weaving polls, jumps, and more! Begin your dog agility training adventure with this kit.
Fun times guaranteed!
15. PetSafe Ricochet Dog Toy
This electronic interactive dog toy is perfect for pups who love squeaky toys and balls!
The PetSafe Ricochet Dog Toy is actually two balls, which use a Bluetooth connection to sync the balls together.
When your dog rolls one ball around, the 2nd companion ball will begin to squeak, encouraging your dog to run back and forth between the two balls for energy-burning fun!
This is the perfect pet gift for the dog who seems to have every toy imaginable – they’ve never seen anything like this before!
16. 2Hounds Design Harness + Leash Combo
Have a pup who is a bit too playful? Maybe a dog who pulls and yanks their owners all over the street? The 2Hounds Freedom Harness + Leash Combo may be your saving grace!
Extremely popular with dog trainers who handle reactive dogs or super-strong pullers, the 2Hounds set is designed to provide greater walk management without hurting or injuring your dog.
And with the dual-leash setup, you can connect to the front and back section of your dog’s harness simultaneously for unparalleled control over even the most chaotic canines.
Dog Gifts for the Fashionable
Do you and your pooch dress up to the nines before heading out the door? If so, you’ll want to check these out! Below, we’ve listed some of the best gifts for dog lovers and their pals who live for fashion and love to accessorize!
17. Holiday Dog Sweater
This cozy Blueberry Holiday Dog Sweater will keep canines warm and fashionable all winter long! This sweater comes in several different festive patterns, so you can choose your favorite design.
Several sizes are available based on back length, so be sure to measure your pooch before buying.
18. Roodie Pet Carrier Hoodie
Are normal dog carriers just not your style? Check out the Roodie Pet Carrier – it’s a hoodie that can hold your pooch!
Perfect for those cold winter nights, you can put on the Roodie Hoodie and stay warm yourself while snuggling with your pup (or kitty).
The Roodie can hold pets up to 15 pounds and comes in several slick colors including blue, purple, turquoise, pink, and grey.
It’s worth noting that these sweatshirts are pricey, but they’re also very high-quality, with customers raving about the quality of fabric, materials, and dyes used.
19. Dog Booties
Oh, the weather outside is frightful – at least if you live in areas with cooler climates.
For pups that spend winters in slush and salt, boots designed for dogs are just the thing to protect their paws from itchiness, irritation, cold, and salt burns.
These QUMY Dog Booties use a water-resistant material and anti-slip bottom to keep your dog’s paws safe and stable on a variety of terrain. They come in several colors and sizes, and they’re suitable for both small and large canines alike.
Just remember that many dogs can’t stand wearing these things — so they’re really only best for tolerant dogs or for owners who can take the time to desensitize their dog to the booties slowly and with great patience!
20. Bow Tie Collar
This too-cute-too-handle Lionet Dog Bow Tie Collar is the perfect way to dress up your pup for special occasions. This stylish collar comes in several sizes and designs, making it easy to ensure your hound looks handsome!
21. Wolfgang Dog Collars
Wolfgang Man and Beast is a pet-oriented company that specialized in making creative gear for dogs and the humans who love them.
Wolfgang’s collars and harnesses feature bright, artistic patterns and designs you simply won’t find anywhere else. If you’re shopping for a pup who could use a brighter look, you can’t go wrong with Wolfgang’s dog collar collection.
22. Zee.Dog Air Leash
These colorful leashes from Zee.Dog boast bright pops of color and a proprietary elastic webbing technology that absorbs the pulling impact from “excitable” canines.
If you’re looking to reduce those jolts from an over-exuberant walker, the Zee.Dog Air Leash is effective and stylish as heck!
Dog Gifts for Adventurers
Do you know a human and canine duo that are always on the move? These gifts for dog owners (and their dogs) are perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and those with an adventurous spirit!
23. Whistle GPS Tracker
Do you know a dog that is half Houdini? Ensure that your escape artist always stays safe with Whistle GPS Pet Tracker.
Simply attach the pet GPS tracking collar to your dog and use Whistle’s companion app to monitor your dog’s location.
You’ll get phone alerts anytime your pet gets out, and you can even monitor your pet’s exercise levels to make sure Spot’s getting the workout he needs to stay healthy.
- Uses AT&T 3g cellular service cell towers to track your pet nation-wide.
- Automatic alerts to your phone or email when your dog leaves home.
- Keep track of your dog’s daily activity and see how your pet measures up for their age, weight, and breed.
- Super durable and waterproof! Waterproof to a depth of up to 3 feet for a duration of 30 minutes.
24. PocoPet Carrier
PocoPet is a first-of-its-kind ultra-compact carrier than can be easily folded and stored in your purse when it’s not in use.
It’s the smallest and lightest carrier on the market. Designed for dogs up to 15 lbs, you can keep this carrier in your car’s glove compartment and whip it out when you need to take your dog inside!
The PocoPet is a great gift for owners of small dogs – especially owners who love to take their petite pooches everywhere they go.
25 Dog Car Seat Hammock
The PetSafe Hammock Dog Seat Cover makes it easier than ever to take your pup pal with you around town!
Easy to install and adjustable, the Solvit hammock seat protects your car’s backseat from dirt, dander, and any other dog-incidentals. Heavy-duty, waterproof, and machine-washable, this is the perfect gift for owners who are always on the go with their four-footed friend.
For smaller dogs, consider getting your pup a dog car seat to help them stay safe while riding around in the car with you! You can also check out our list of the best dog car seat covers — there are tons of options to choose from!
26. Musher’s Secret
Winter can be really tough on your doggie’s paws! Help your dog’s paws stay warm and protected with Musher’s Secret – a wax-based cream that protects paws from sand, hot pavement, ice, and salt.
It’s commonly used with musher dogs, with canicross, and with bikejoring and skijoring. This is just the stuff for active outdoor dogs!
27. Dog Water Bottle
Do you know a dog and owner pair who are both outdoor enthusiasts? Consider getting them the KONG dog water bottle, perfect for four-legged and two-legged friends.
This dog water bottle features a special cap that can be used as a portable dog water bowl, ensuring that humans and canines alike stay safe and hydrated when water isn’t readily available.
28. Leash Links No-Tangle Multiple Walker
The Leash Links No Tangle Multiple Walker is a handy tool for multi-dog households that allows you to walk up to three dogs on the same lead without the twisting and tangling that happens with some other models.
Crafted with heavy-duty cable and chew-proof covers, it’s an excellent choice for walking large dogs who are still learning leash manners!
29. Mountainsmith K9 Cube
I’ve used this with my own dog for cross-country travels and I have to say, it’s so convenient to just have a single bag dedicated to all your dog’s needs.
When you’ve been driving for seven hours straight, the last thing you want to do at your hotel is dig through all your clothes and bags trying to find dog food and a clean water bowl.
With the K9 Cube, all your dog’s gear is always pre-packed and ready to go!
30. Hands-Free Dog Leash
Know someone who loves running with their pooch? Or maybe you’re the one who runs cross-country with your four-legged pal alongside you. Either way, a hands-free dog leash can be a game changer for those who like to jog with their dog.
This Tuff Mutt Hands-Free Leash is a great place to start. The kit includes a harness for the owner’s waist and a bungee line that connects the runner to the dog’s harness.
Once you’ve got the basics of hands-free dog jogging down, consider upgrading to canicross – a sport where dogs and humans run as a team, with your dog pulling you to help you get across the finish line!
31. Ruffwear Vert Winter Dog Jacket
Ruffwear is a popular brand for serious dog folks — everything they make it really solid, and their Vert winter jacket is no exception!
This insulated waterproof jacket will keep your pup warm no matter how chilly the temps. It’s even designed to provide hip and thigh coverage for added warmth, and the jacket’s leash portal allows it to be worn over a harness without it being a struggle.
Dog Gifts For Anxious Pets
Unfortunately, a surprisingly large number of dogs display symptoms of anxiety and stress.
But fortunately, there are scads of products on the market that can help these poor puppers feel safe and secure. We’ve listed some of our favorites below.
The Thundershirt is an absolute must-have for stressed out pooches. Dog owners rave about this innovative canine jacket that wraps around your dog’s body, helping him feel safe and secure in stressful situations.
Whether dealing with separation anxiety, fright by fireworks, or stress from storms, the Thundershirt has proven helpful to many doggos.
18. To The Rescue Calming Hemp Treats
Is your dog a bit anxious? You may want to consider trying natural calming methods, like these relaxing hemp oil treats from To The Rescue!
These natural hemp treats are great for chilling your canine, but what’s also really cool is that with every bottle sold, To The Rescue donates a week’s worth of chews to an animal shelter. So you can feel good about your purchase and help out a shelter in need while getting gifts for your own fur baby!
21. Elevated Food and Water Bowls
Make life a little easier for that senior canine in your life by hooking him up with an elevated feeding station! Elevated food and water bowls like the Pawfect Elevated Food Bowls are great gifts for older dogs, whose arthritis and mobility issues make it more difficult for them to bend over to eat and drink.
Elevated dog feeding bowls aren’t just for the elderly though – they’re also great for younger dogs to help them maintain proper posture and healthy joints.
Plus, with stylish designer dog bowls like these, they can add a splash of style to a home!
22. Big Barker Orthopedic Dog Bed
Your canine can appreciate a warm, comfy bed as much as you can! While there is a wide range of colorful, cute, and cozy beds for dogs, one popular choice that we absolutely love is the Big Barker Orthopedic Dog Bed.
With 7 inches of comfort and orthopedic dog-friendly memory foam, it’ll be your dog’s new favorite hangout.
Keep in mind that this bed is designed only for large and extra-large dogs. While those 7 inches of memory foam are great for giant breeds, that much support can actually make the bed uncomfortable for smaller dogs, so the Big Barker certainly isn’t for everyone.
If you’re in the market for a dog bed, consider checking out our top 5 recommended dog beds for old dogs. The Big Barker is one, but there are plenty of other favorites too!
23. PetFusion Orthopedic Dog Bed
The PetFusion Ultimate Orthopedic Dog Bed is a very highly-rated, popular dog bed on Amazon, and it’s no surprise why! If the Big Barker isn’t a good fit for your pooch, this is likely the next best thing!
This top-of-the-line bed features 4 inches of solid memory foam, covered by a water- and tear-resistant cover that can easily be taken off and washed when needed.
With it’s padded bolsters, it’s an especially great bed for dogs who like to curl up when they sleep, with the raised sections adding a sense of safety and comfort for canines.
24. Sleepypod Pet Bed and Carrier
The Sleepypod Pet Bed and Carrier lets owners carry around their canine in style! Dogs will be super warm and cozy with the Sleepypod’s ultra-plush foam padding, which can compete with even the best dog beds.
This is the perfect gift for that pup that likes to snooze while you’re on the move!
25. PetFusion Ottoman Pet Stairs
It can be really tough watching our dogs get old and seeing them struggle to jump up on couches and beds that they once faulted up onto with ease.
For owners who want to allow their aging or mobility-challenged pets to access the bed or couch more easily, the PetFusion Ottoman Pet Stairs are an excellent choice!
These sleek, padded fabric stairs are comfortable with enough traction to allow an unsteady pet to navigate them confidently. There’s even a little perch at the top that can double as a bed or elevated hangout spot!
Oh, and did we mention these stairs include a built-in storage section? You can hide away your pet’s toys, bedding, or blankets with the stair’s hinged hideaway.
This set of stairs only holds dogs 50lbs and under, but for medium and small-sized dogs, these stairs are a lifesaver. Plus, the grey styled fabric should match most modern decors and will fit in great with a variety of homes. We are definitely fans!
26. PupTeck Dog Peek Window
Let your dog keep tabs on the world outside the fenced-in yard with the PupTeck Fence Window for Pets. The window can be easily installed by cutting a hole into an existing wood or vinyl fence and following the DIY instructions included with the dog fence window.
The window helps satisfy a dog’s curiosity and can stop dogs from trying to escape the yard, thereby preventing injury and escape.
27. Fresh Patch
Fresh Patch is an innovative, unique potty pad design made entirely of real grass!
It’s perfect for picky pooches who won’t relieve themselves on plastic pads, and it’s especially handy for house training since the Fresh Patch Potty Pads work as an easy and natural stepping stone to the big backyard.
Fresh Patch pads are also ideal for owners who live in high rise apartment and are dreading marching through sleet and slush each morning for their dog’s potty break. While of course your dog still needs to get out and about, Fresh Patch can at least help limit those cumbersome trips, especially in winter months.
Dog Gifts for Four-Footed Foodies
Do you know a dog who could do a world tour as a professional eater? These dog gifts are perfect for those canines who love to chow down!
45. The Farmer’s Dog Fresh Dog Food
Have a dog whose favorite thing in the world is dinner? Give him the gift of their lifetime with a box of The Farmer’s Dog fresh dog food!
This fresh dog food provider offers human-grade dog foods, made with premium ingredients, resulting in dinner that’s 10 times tastier than any kibble.
46. Dog Treat Maker
Bake your very own doggie biscuits at home with the Dash Dog Treat Maker! This handy dandy dog treat maker comes with a huge assortment of recipes, for a variety of tasty canine-friendly goodies. Your dog will be sure to love your homemade doggie treats – especially when they’re made with so much love!
It’s the perfect gift for the canine cook in your life!
47. Nylabone Dental Dinosaur
The Nylabone Dental Dinosaur is the perfect prehistoric present for your pooch! Its gentle dental nubs make this chew toy tons of fun for your canine, and they help to keep your dog’s teeth clean and healthy.
Plus, it’s a dinosaur, which is always awesome!
48. Bully Stick Dog Treats from NatureGnaws
Most dogs go NUTS over bully sticks. In fact, they’re the very favorite treat many four-footers ever get to enjoy.
But wait — we can already hear you asking: What are bully sticks, anyway?
Well, they’re actually dried bull penis (aka pizzle). Yup, that sounds pretty gross to people, but canines rarely have such delicate sensibilities — most doggos will readily devour them!
Additionally, bully sticks are all-natural dog treat that serve as healthier alternatives to rawhides. They can even provide dental benefits as your dog chews and scrapes plaque off his teeth while chewing the bully stick!
But bully sticks aren’t just tasty to dogs — they’re also great for keeping your dog mentally stimulated. They’re ideal tools for crate- or visitor-training since your dog will be much more interested in the bully stick than escaping the crate or barking at your guests.
NatureGnaws Bully Sticks are especially impressive – they come in small, large, and braided varieties, and they are comprised of only a single-ingredient. No nasty additives here!
49. Himalayan Yak Chews
Always on the search for new dog chews? Let us introduce you to Himalayan yak chews.
Yup that’s right — cheesy chews made from Yak’s milk!
Dogs love to nom on these, and take a good while to finish them. This isn’t any old cheese — it’s super hard and durable, making for a great long-lasting dog chew!
50. Bob-A-Lot Treat Dispensing Dog Toy
Treat dispensing dog toys like the Bob-A-Lot Treat Dispensing Dog Toy are great gifts for dogs whose owners must leave them home alone – these treat-dispensing toys help keep dogs occupied and challenged while on their own.
Not sold on the Bob-A-Lot? Check out our list of the top 9 food-dispensing dog toys for more alternatives – meal time has never been so fun!
51. Fun Feeder Slo-Bowl
Rapid eating can be dangerous in dogs – it can result in choking and even a life-threatening condition called bloat in some dogs. But there is a solution!
The Fun Feeder Slo-Bowl from Outward Hound is a feeding device designed to slow down speedy eaters (this one claims to force dogs to eat as much as 10 times slower than normal)!
Slow eating isn’t just good for your dog’s physical health – there are mental benefits as well. Making your dog work for his meals can add a bit of spice and challenge to an otherwise dull day.
The Fun Feeder Slo-Bowl is made to fit nearly any existing dog food bowls, so just pup in your dog’ favorite dish and let him have at it!
54. LickiMat Slow Feeder
The Lickimat is a uniquely-designed slow feeder dog mat that gives dogs something to lick and lap to self-soothe themselves at dinnertime.
These licking mats are non-toxic mats that can be used with peanut butter, yogurt, pumpkin-puree, wet food, or soft, wet treats.
The licking activity is great for distracting your dog from scary happenings like unknown visitors and thunderstorms, thereby reducing stress and helping your pup keep calm and carry on.
The textured mat also helps to keep your dog’s teeth clean and improve breath, working as a kind of tongue scraper! Best of all, this unusual slow feeder is quite affordable, making it a great, easy gift for your dog or another owner.
The mat comes in several styles and sizes depending on your pet — you can even grab a two-pack to experiment with different textures!
Dog Gifts For The Hoomans
Giving dogs gifts is certainly fun, but a lot of times, you may actually want to give the dog-lover in your life a present for people. If that sounds like your situation, check out some of our favorite gifts for four-footer-loving two footers!
55. Custom Pet Portrait (via Paint Your Life)
Pet portraits serve as fantastic gifts – who doesn’t want a lovely painting of their beloved pooch?
What I love about pet portraits is that even if you already own one, you’re always happy for another, as different artists can provide different styles and looks when painting your pup.
Paint Your Life is one great service that offers pet portrait services – simply pick the photo you want to have your artist base the portrait on and watch as your custom painting comes to life!
You can read about my personal experience with Paint Your Life here – I was absolutely blown away with my painting, it’s such a beautiful commemoration of my Benzy who passed away a few years ago.
One thing I really love about Paint Your Life is that you can see artist updates as the painting progresses, and you can ask the artist to make changes or adjust things (you get unlimited edits with your purchase) until you get the perfect result.
Paint Your Life is also offering K9 of Mine readers 20% off all paintings off with free shipping! (use code K9OFMINE20 with this link), so there’s never a better time to get a portrait of your (or a friend’s) pooch!
56. Embark Dog DNA Test
DNA tests are all the rage these days, as individuals are eager to discover their untold ancestry. Well, it’s no surprise that we want to dog into our beloved pet’s ancestry as well, and thankfully for that, there are dog DNA tests too!
There are several dog DNA test kits on the market, but our top pick is definitely Embark.
The Embark Dog DNA Test is the cream-of-the-crop in terms of canine genetics. I actually ran an Embark test with my mystery mix Remy and was surprised with what I learned – see our in-depth Embark review for more details!
With Embark, your dog’s DNA will get tested for 170 genetic diseases, including things like Multi-Drug Sensitivity (MDR1 gene), dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), glaucoma, and more.
You’ll learn your pup’s expected adult weight and size, and discover the breed history of your dog’s great-grandparents. Embark has even conducted cutting-edge research into village dogs across the world, whose genetics were previously undocumented.
Embark is the most accurate and top-notch test out there, but it’s also quite pricey because of this – Embark’s price tag is $199 (although they often run discounts around the holidays).
It’s worth noting that dog DNA tests can provide really valuable info on your dog’s behaviors. For example, it may explain why your pooch barks so much – perhaps he has some hound in him! This kind of info can then let you create a more customized training plan tailored to your dog’s inherent instincts.
Doggie DNA tests are pretty awesome gifts for owners who love their pooches (especially owners of mutts who may not know their dog’s genetic background).
57. Dog Paw Ornament
Looking for a special way to remember your pup around the holidays?
This canine ornament is a fun winter-time activity to enjoy with your pup, and results in a keepsake you can enjoy each year at Christmas. This kit comes with lettering stamps too, and enough clay to make two ornaments if your first attempt doesn’t go so well.
58. Your Dog’s Photo on a Tote Bag (via Shutterfly)!
Personalized photos gifts are always a fun idea for dog owners – most fur parents are more than happy to have their dog’s face plastered on anything and everything!
While most owners already have a few dog-themed coffee mugs or photo books featuring their dog, there are a ton of other places you can plaster your pupper’s face these days.
We personally love the idea of putting your dog’s face on a tote bag (just wait for everyone to comment on your canine’s cuteness next time you go to the grocery store).
That’s not all though – with Shutterfly you can put your dog’s beautiful mug on:
- Fleece Blankets
- Water Bottles
- Pot Holders
- Office Caddies
- Pencil Cases
- Phone Covers
- Duffle Bags
- And tons of other stuff!
And, if you’re shopping for Fido, you can use Shutterfly to create custom personalized dog bandanas, leashes, pet mats, Christmas stockings, and dog food containers! Bow, wow!
Plus, they have some crazy discounts happening for the holidays, so you’re sure to save quite a bit than if you took up these projects at a different time of year.
59. Dog House Doormat
Visitors be warned – canines are the preferred species here! This adorable Dog Lover’s Doormat is perfect for any friend whose home caters to the canines!
There are plenty of other cute and clever themed dog doormats out there too, so if this one isn’t your cup of tea, keep looking!
That concludes our list of awesome gifts for dog lovers and their furry pals. Do you have any great dog gift ideas you want to recommend? Share them in the comments!