One of the best gifts I ever got my brother-in-law was a locally made, leather collar for his golden retriever. He’s a minimal, non-materialistic kind of guy who is obsessed with his dog so it should have been an obvious choice. But it wasn’t until that Christmas, that I knew the value of a good pet gift. That’s why I’ve created the ultimate gift guide for dogs. They deserve some goodies too!
Pet owners’ lives are enhanced by the behavior, health, and happiness of their furry friends. Searching for accessories, tools, and resources can be daunting and it’s easy to fall back on the toy-less old-fashioned way. Sometimes we need a little support from their loved ones to curate a box of goodies.
Whether you need practical accessories like a new collar and leash or want to lavish the sweet pup in your life with a truly extravagant outfit, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for the ultimate gift guide for dogs containing some of my very own favorite toys, tools, and treats that are sure to lift the spirits of any dog or their parent.
Ruffwear Front Range Dog Harness
Dog harnesses can be such a pill to figure out, put on, and keep on. We’ve had issues with many harnesses causing irritations and scabs under our pups’ armpits. Comfortable, adequately padded, and durable, the Front Range Harness is a perfect everyday solution. It has a reflective trim too that’s great for low-light conditions.
Ruffwear Front Range Dog Harness, $39.95
Bessie & Barnie Bagel Bed
The Bessie and Barnie Bagel Bed is ideal for any dog. It’s giant, luxe, and soft. With a 360-degree zipper and machine washable fabric, the bagel bed is super low maintenance. It comes in an array of colors and won’t take away from the charm of your living room.
Bessie & Barnie Bagel Bed, $109.65
Peerless 76455 Sidekick Shower System Combo
We love how convenient, minimal, and functional this sidekick shower system is for washing furry friends. No tools are required for easy installation and it has an array of spray water functions. It’s a great solution for dogs with anxiety around bathing as the soft waterfall setting mimics the motion of water being poured from a cup.
Peerless 76455 Sidekick Shower System Combo, $84.47
Petco Reddy Olive Ceramic & Bamboo Elevated Pet Bowl
Modern, colorful, and dishwasher safe, the Reddy Pet Bowl is a great addition to your floor. The elevated bowl provides a more comfortable height for dogs while aiding indigestion. And the ceramic and bamboo materials make for a stylish, sustainable aesthetic.
Petco Reddy Olive Ceramic & Bamboo Elevated Pet Bowl, $14.99
Ava’s Pet Palace Salmon Snacks
It’s difficult to find treats free of harmful additives. Ava’s Pet Palace Salmon Snacks go against the grain with their high protein, all-natural, preservative-free treats. The fish is hand-cut and the jerky treats serve as a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids. These snacks are an especially useful option for older dogs or dogs with stiff joints.
Ava’s Pet Palace Salmon Snacks, $16
Dog + Bone Adjustable Leash
Based in Lake City, Colorado, Dog + Bone lowers environmental impact and supports rescue non-profits all while making dog gear with the best possible materials. Their Adjustable Leash is made hands-on or hands-free for owners looking to hike, run, or walk comfortably with their best friends. Made from heavy-duty nylon, it’s built to last and adjusts in length from 3′ to 6′.
Dog + Bone Adjustable Leash, $40
Diggs Goov Training Aid
Your pup’s crate should feel like home. With Diggs’ Groove Training Aid, you can help your dog alleviate anxiety by reminding them that a crate is a safe place with yummy treats. With a freezer shell, it doubles as a pupsicle too that’s sure to leave them preoccupied long enough to forget you’re gone.
Diggs Goov Training Aid, $34
L.L. Bean Wicked Plush Throw
This classic throw is plush, soft, and big enough to keep your dog warm and comforted. It comes in two large sizes and features a double-sided soft fabric. At a reasonable price point, it feels realistic to make it a dog-only accessory.
L.L. Bean Wicked Plush Throw, $29.95
Yeti Boomer 8 Dog Bowl
Yeti’s dog bowl, Boomer, is as dependable and loyal as they come. It can hold up to eight cups of water and is food safe too. We love it’s barefoot non-slip ring (it won’t budge) and its duracoat color is built to last. It’s a great choice for everyday use or when on the move – whether you’re camping, hiking, or hitting the trail.
Yeti Boomer 8 Dog Bowl, $49.99
Kong Box Monthly Dog Box
With Thanksgiving around the corner, this is the perfect gift for your pup or a loved one. The subscription box features an array of (practically indestructible) toys and treats that address everything from weight management to barking and digging. Kong’s blog and recipe tips are great resources for enhancing your relationship with your dog.
Kong Box Monthly Dog Box, $29.95
Grippy Pup Dog Toy
Instead of having a dozen toys lying around, consider a GrippyPup. This BPA-Free, textured, chew-proof toy combines a dog’s three favorite things: playing fetch, tug-of-war, and dog treats. More importantly, it’ll keep your pup occupied so you can go about your day, and bonus: its chew ball promotes good oral health by helping remove plaque and tarter build-up.
Grippy Pup Dog Toy, $29
SmartPetLove Snuggle Puppy Heartbeat Stuffed Toy
Anxiety, be gone! With almost 14,000 ratings, this behavioral aid toy is sure to acclimate your pup to stress-inducing events like moving to a new home, crate training, or even fireworks. It has a “real-feel” pulsing heartbeat and heat pack calm to help keep your dog company.
SmartPetLove Snuggle Puppy Heartbeat Stuffed Toy, $39.95
Pagerie The Dórro Luxury Collar
Innovative and sophisticated, The Dórro Luxury Collar is the Berkin of all dog collars. With adjustable buckles and its turn-lock function, it ensures a perfect fit and saves on time. The material is a high-grade French leather and its REACH certification and stainless-steel buckle make it environmentally friendly. C’est chic!
Pagerie The Dórro Luxury Collar, $380
Who said a dog crate has to be an eyesore? This gorgeous crate is made from premium bent wood. The gate, which comes in metal or clear acrylic, is secured with a sliding mechanism or stored discretely within the unit. The minimal design blends seamlessly into any home and does double duty as a functional side table. It provides plenty of airflow and light to create a serene den-like environment for your little one.
Fable Crate, $395
Pagerie The Tascher Luxury Leash
If you’re looking to drop some serious change on your dog, then look no further than this elegant leash. The Tascher Leash is a multi-tasker that can be adjusted to three different lengths (perfect whether training your dog to walk beside you or allowing extra leeway). It comes accessorized with a matching doggie bag pouch. Chic!
Pagerie The Tascher Luxury Leash, $525
Pride + Groom The Towel
If you’re like me, you probably use old towels to dry off your sweet little one, but it’s not exactly helpful when it comes to getting them dry. This microfiber towel has pockets on either end so you can stick your hands in it and get some good drying control. It’s odor and bacteria-resistant and can hold up to seven times its weight in water!
Pride + Groom The Towel, $30
Wild One Twist Toss Interactive Dog Toy
Keep your dog active and engaged with this unpredictably bouncy toy. It’s freezer friendly, making it perfect for teething pups or those who love a cold peanut butter treat. It’s made with natural rubber and it the perfect way to satiate your dog’s chewy needs.
Wild One Twist Toss Interactive Dog Toy, $9.99
Furbo Full HD Wifi Dog Treat Dispenser & Camera
If you’re like me then you probably can’t get enough of staring at your dog. Make the transition back to the office a bit easier with this popular camera and treat dispenser. It’ll be like you never left.
Furbo Full HD Wifi Dog Treat Dispenser & Camera, $159
This post was originally published on November 25, 2020, and has since been updated.
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