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This is the year to bow-wow blow away the dog parents in your life with unique gifts. You know who we’re talking about. The person who leaves the party a bit early because “the dog is lonely at home” or who stops just about everyone at the dog park to ask “Can I pet your dog?”

We’re always traveling around the interwebs for ideas that speak to the love, devotion, and pure joy that dog lovers feel when they think about their four-legged babies. These 17 gift ideas for dog lovers cover the gambit from practical to pretty darn funny.  We hope you find something for every dog parent on your list. 

  • Dogtrovert Candle

    OMG!  You can’t help but laugh at this way to funny gift option.  It’s a hilarious stocking stuffer for the dog parent in your life (or yourself). A Dogtrovert, according to the candle’s label, is “a person who feels better in the company of dogs.” And honestly, who wouldn’t be a dogtrovert! They’re always so happy to see you.

    Get It Now From Etsy
  • Pet Camera & Treat Dispenser

    We’re not sure if this gift idea is for your pet or really for you.  It’s hard being away from our pets when we’re at work, now with this camera, you can keep an eye on your puppy AND give them a treat!  How fun is this…it comes with 2-way audio so you can reminder your buddy how much they are loved even when you’re not home.

    Get It Now From Amazon
  • I'll Be Watching You Bernese Crusher Short Sleeve T-Shirt

    We’re raising a glass to the brilliant minds who created this tee.  Also, love that it’s available in sizes S to 3XL.  It’s the perfect tee to wear when you’re celebrating your furry four-legged friend. 

    Get It Now From Ivy & Cloth
  • Personalized Dog Leash

    Walk the dog in style in 2022 with this very fun personalized dog leash. It features your dog’s name in a repeating design and is printed on both sides.  Available in 6 colors (my favorite is the purple) and approximately 1″ W x 60″ L, it’s a gift for you and your dog. 

  • Customized Poster Art For Your Dog

    Celebrate the pure joy your dog brings your family with a piece of modern, personalized piece of art.  Animalist has developed a simple and fun way to create a beautiful piece.  You just pick the breed of dog, design, color, and finally add the dog’s name.  What a great way to memorialize your beloved best friend. 

    Get It Now From Animalist
  • Whiskey Rocks Glass

    Even a doggy Daddy needs time to unwind with a nice cocktailThe glass, with the etched DogFather, is dishwasher safe, so it can be used again, and again, and again 

    Get It Now From Amazon
  • Treat Ball

    Love this idea of this holiday gift!  The Pet Zone IQ Treat Ball that encourages your pet to exercise to get a treat.  When they play and roll the ball, a treat is released.  You can get the treat ball in 3” for smaller dogs and 4” for larger dogs.  Thinking a human version of this treat ball could be a big hit! 

    Get It Now From Amazon
  • I’ll Be Watching You Sweatshirt

    Life is Good Men's I'll Be Watching You Yellow Lab Simply True Fleece Crew Long Sleeve Top in Darkest Blue Size XL | 100% Cotton

    The team at Life is Good® is on their game this year.  I’m loving their yellow lab play on The Police’s classic, “Every Breath You Take.”  100% cotton, this relaxed fit sweatshirt comes in men’s sizes S to XXL. 

    Get It Now From Life is Good®
  • St. Francis Personalized Pet Medal

    Personalized St Francis Dog Tag Medal

    What a beautiful gift to give a pet parent this holiday season. This medal features St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment, and the back can be personalized to include a message and name. 

  • Howl-arious Socks

    People I Want To Meet: Dogs. Socks

    I LOVE wear sassy socks and this pair is so freakin’ funny…because somedays, it’s very true.  They are 60% combed cotton, 20% nylon, 20% spandex and fits women’s shoe size 5-10. 

    Get It Now From Perpetual Kid
  • Max The Rescue Dog Sweatshirt

    Life is Good Men's Max The Rescue Dog Simply True Fleece Crew Long Sleeve Top in Light Heather Grey Size XL

    Oh, you sweet, sweet Max, how we love you! What makes this Life is Good® sweatshirt one of our favorites is that it celebrates one of the world’s greatest dog Available in men’s sizes S to XXL it’s sure to bring a smile to the face of anyone you give it to this year. 

    Get It Now From Life is GoodⓇ
  • Dog People Candle

    Dog People Candle

    Give a reminder of the unconditional love our pets give you this Christmas to your friends with fur babies with this candle from the Whiskey River Candle Company The candles are handmade, should burn approx. 60 hours and have the scent of a grassy dog park. 

    Get It Now From Perpetual Kid
  • vidaXL Dog Sofa

    Oh la la! This very fancy sofa is a perfect perch for any puppy prince or princess. Classy and comfy, the cushion cover is available in four colors and is washable.   

    Get It Now From vidaXL
  • Dog Dish Towels

    This set of four (4) dish towels would make a great holiday hostess gift or secret Santa gift for any pet parent.  They’re microfiber, washer and dryer safe. My favorite is the “Dogs Welcome. People Tolerated.” 

    Get It Now From Am
  • Personalized Dog Food Mat

    How fun is this gift idea?!  Most dogs aren’t the neatest eaters, so a mat for good dishes is always a good idea.  I really like that this one allows you to customize it with not only the dog’s name, but you can add a fun pronunciation and create 3 unique statements that tell a little about your pup.  It would be a great gift idea for the kids to give the dog this holiday season. 

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