Even if you’re not a dog owner, there’s a pretty good chance that you know someone who is. With the holiday shopping season upon us, we’ve collected a few ideas to help you find the perfect gift for all the dog lovers in your life.
For the Show-Off
If your animal lover truly treats Fido as family, surprise them with a professional pet photo shoot. Photographers that specialize in pet portraits are becoming increasingly popular so search for a great one in your area. Though these shoots can be pricey, you’re giving a one-of-a-kind gift and experience that will provide warm memories for a lifetime.
For the Philanthropist
Is your giftee that someone who insists on not wanting anything this year? Here is a great alternative! Give a donation in their name to a pet rescue or charity. Donate to their local shelter, a rescue of the dog breed they own, or to a highly rated national organization like the Best Friends Animal Society or the Humane Society of the United States. Be sure to do your research ensuring the organization has a positive reputation by checking sites like Guidestar.org or Give.org.
For the Bookworm
Hop on Amazon and thousands of incredible dog-centric gifts are at your fingertips. We love the hilarious and beautiful coffee table book Underwater Dogs by Seth Casteel. For a heartwarming novel, try Amazing Gracie by Dan Dye & Mark Beckloff or for the fascinating insights of what goes on in the canine brain, choose The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs are Smarter than You Think by Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods. These are just a few of the seemingly countless options in choosing a book for the dog lover on your list.
For the Organizer
These days, our schedules often exist more online than on paper, but that doesn’t mean wall calendars are passé. Calendars highlighting breeds are classic and easy gifts for owners of any dog imaginable from Akitas to Malamutes to Yorkies. Don’t stop at just purebred pup love. Calendars range from the humorous Yoga Dogs to the artistic Black Dogs Project and are perfect for any dog lover.
For the Diva
Don’t we all need a little TLC? Pamper your buddy’s pooch with gift certificates for pet spa packages that can include deep tissue massages, blueberry facials, animal-safe fur dyes and even acupuncture! With a stylish trim, fresh pawticure, and new Zen-like attitude, FiFi will be the fanciest dog on the block.
For the One that Has It All
Coffee mugs. T-shirts. Portraits and more. Who wouldn’t love to be surprised with a their dog’s glorious face displayed on a custom item? Hop online to Etsy, Social Print Studio and PrintYourPet to discover countless ways to immortalize your best friend’s best friend from a sentimental watercolor to a hilarious bobblehead.
For the Four-Legged Traveler
Get your jetsetter buddy who hates leaving Baxter at home a high-quality travel pack like the Overland Dog Gear Travel Bag. Designed with dogs in mind, it’s amazing for organizing essentials and keeping everything within easy reach. This carry-on approved pack has plenty of space for treats, water bottles, food and even includes collapsible bowls. Make sure you choose a bag with enough compartments to minimize clutter and easily store all of your dog’s travel needs.
For the Foodie
Making homemade dog treats is a great gift for the foodie dog parent in your life. Bone and paw shaped oven-safe silicone molds are perfect for making dog-friendly baked treats or frozen pup pops. We also love these Bake-a-Bone waffle-like presses that actually cooks the treat right on your counter. It’s easy to find tons of recipes online, including this great list from Play. Bark. Run.
For the Healthy Pet
Making healthy choices is an essential part of your giftee’s lifestyle. Shouldn’t their favorite fuzzy friend live that way too? Pet supplements are growing in popularity as pet lovers realize dogs need the same high-quality nutrition as humans do to maintain a long, happy life. Naturegood’s 100% all-natural and delicious, organic vitamin soft chews were developed with exceptional pet health as our primary mission. From turmeric to ease joint pain, probiotics for digestion, chamomile to relax anxious pups and wild Alaskan salmon oil for peak brain function, give your loved ones the gift of a healthy dog.
We hope this list helped check the dog lovers off your list and take some stress out of the holidays. Perhaps you even treated yourself with a gift or two. Now with a little less stress and little more time, here’s to you experiencing more of the joys of the holiday season.