Gifts For Dog Lovers | Best Gifts For Dog Owners

This post is all about the best gifts for dog lovers. 

As a dog owner, I can attest to how exciting it is to get a gift for my dog. It may seem counter-intuitive, but as a huge dog person (just look at our Instagram feed) I can definitley speak on how excited we as humans get when our dogs get something new. 

Getting the right gifts for dog lovers can be pretty stressful – especially if you don’t own a dog yourself! In this post, I show you my favorite gifts that are universal for all dogs. These super awesome gifts for dog owners are guaranteed to bring a smile to both humans and dogs faces! 

Here are 62 perfect gifts for dog lovers. 

BEST HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR DOG LOVERS

GIFTS FOR DOG LOVERS: TREATS 

PUPFORD FREEZE DRIED TREATS 

I cannot recommend Pupford training treats enough. I discovered that my dog, Ruth, responded really well to freeze dried treats. However, they were super expensive. Luckily, Pupford treats are way more affordable than other brands, and way higher quality! 

PUPFORD ENGAGE 

Pupford’s line of engage treats are perfect for keeping your dog busy. These chews are designed to last, so they are perfect for mentally engaging your dog. 

PUPFORD REWARD 

The reward line of Pupford treats are perfect for giving after a good grooming or training session. 

ZUKE’S 

Zuke’s are a fantastic treat that are available in almost all major pet stores. They’re great for packing for a long outdoor trip!

PUREBITES

Purebites are a great option for a freeze dried treat. They are available in almost all major pet stores, and they have great ingredients. However, they are in pretty large chunks, so they are great for rewards but not necessarily for training unless cut into smaller pieces. 

GIFTS FOR DOG LOVERS: TOYS

PLUSH DUCK 

This plush duck was Ruth’s first toy, and she loves it! Of course, know if the dog you are giving a gift to is a gentle chewer. If they aren’t, this toy will only last seconds! 

KONG FRISBEE 

This kong frisbee seriously changed our lives. Ruth would tear through frisbees so quickly, and this one lasts months! They also make this frisbee in an “extreme” version, so it gets even harder to chew up. 

KONG CLASSIC

Kongs are great for stuffing and providing a dog with mental stimulation. Kongs come in a variety of sizes, and they specify which size you should get according to the dogs weight. Make sure you get the right Kong! 

PUZZLE TOYS 

Dogs require physical and mental stimulation. Puzzle toys like this one are perfect for providing great mental stimulation! 

TREAT BALL 

This ball is perfect for giving your dog a little exercise with their dinner. I like to put about half of Ruth’s dinner in this ball, and then give her the rest of her dinner when she finishes everything in the ball. This keeps her occupied for quite a while! 

PLAYOLOGY ROPE 

This rope is super long lasting, and actually smells like meat to your dog! To my surprise, this rope doesn’t smell bad in the house. It’s the perfect gift for dog lovers! 

CHUCK-IT BALL

I love using this ball opposed to a regular tennis ball due to the open center. This ball is designed to help dogs breathe better while playing fetch, and Ruth definitely plays longer when we use this ball opposed to a regular tennis ball. 

GIFTS FOR DOG LOVERS: FEEDERS

OUTWARD HOUND SLOW FEEDER 

Slow feeders are an essential for dogs that gobble down their food. This one from outward hound works wonders for slowing down quick eaters. 

GOLD WATER DISH 

This super stylish dog dish is perfect for any design lover in your life! I love how trendy and affordable this bowl is. 

REFILLING WATER DISH 

For a dog that drinks tons of water, a refilling water bowl is the answer! If you know someone who’s always refilling their dogs water, or they have multiple dogs, this is a great solution. 

MESS REDUCING DISHES

Some dogs are just ridiculously messy eaters. For the dog lover that’s always cleaning up after their pooch, these are the best bowls. 

AUTOMATIC FEEDER

If you have dogs on different eating schedules, or just need to feed your dog while you aren’t home, this is the perfect gift to add to your list. 

LICK MAT

Lick mats are great for dogs who suffer from anxiety. I really love using lick mats when I’m going to be gone, or if we’re completing a stress inducing activity, like brushing. 

PUPFORD SNUFFLE MAT 

GIFTS FOR DOG LOVERS: TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE SUPPLIES 

WEEKENDER BACKPACK 

COLLAPSIBLE BOWL 

This plush duck was Ruth’s first toy, and she loves it! Of course, know if the dog you are giving a gift to is a gentle chewer. If they aren’t, this toy will only last seconds! 

FIRST-AID KIT 

BOOTIES 

CAMPING BOWLS

These Ruffwear dog bowls are perfect for bringing on a long trip. The one on the left is collapsible, and the one on the right is perfect for a trip where you are able to pack more, since it doesn’t collapse. However, it is super sturdy and will hold up for a long time in any environment. 

HIGHLANDS PAD 

This camping pad is specifically for your dog. When you pack your camping pad, pack your dog one, too!

JORING SYSTEM 

Buy on Backcountry

A joring system is perfect for the cross country skier in your life. Make sure that their dog is the appropriate size for this sport, and give them a winter full of fun! 

SWAMP COOLER VEST 

Cooling vests make a shocking difference on hot days for your dog. When we got this cooling vest for Ruth, we couldn’t believe how much cooler she stayed! 

TRACK JACKET 

For long hikes or snowy days, visibility is a must. This track jacket is super visible, and you’ll be able to keep your dog right in sight. 

LIFE JACKET

While these aren’t as popular, a dog life jacket is an absolute safety essential. This life jacket is one of the highest rated on the market. 

WATER BOTTLE  

Buy on Chewy

This water bottle is perfect for long hikes. It has a bowl that flips out from it, and the water bottle is sturdy and insulated. 

GIFTS FOR DOG LOVERS: BEDS 

2 IN 1 MEMORY FOAM DOG BED 

An  orthopedic dog bed is perfect for dogs with sore joints or when they get older. I love that this one has walls, too. 

MEMORY FOAM PLATFORM DOG BED 

As your dog grows up, this is the perfect bed. Make sure that your dog always has a super comfy spot that they are able to call theirs. 

PILLOW TOP ORTHOPEDIC 

This is the perfect gift for a dog that loves jumping into piles of clothes or blankets. It’s such a soft bed, and it has amazing reviews. 

ELEVATED COOLING BED 

For dogs that love to lounge in the backyard, they need this elevated cooling bed. If you or the person you’re shopping for live in an especially hot climate, this bed combined with the cooling vest is a perfect match! 

PURPLE PET BED

Have you seen all of the hype about the Purple brand mattresses? They make dog beds, and they are some of the most recommended and highest rated. If you’re looking to spoil a dog and their owner, this is the perfect gift. 

URBAN SPRAWL DOG BED

This dog bed from Ruffwear is perfect for urban homes that need a dog bed that won’t get torn to shreds. 

GIFTS FOR DOG LOVERS: GROOMING 

RUBBER BRUSH 

A rubber brush is a fantastic bath accessory. We use one, and we couldn’t believe how much cleaner Ruth’s fur was! 

MOISTURIZING SPRAY 

For dogs that need to be bathed more frequently, they definitely need some more moisture. This spray is perfect for keeping their coat nourished between washes. 

FURMINATOR 

If you or the person you are getting a gift for has a dog that sheds at all, this brush is a game changer. In fact, it reduces shedding by 90%. I own one, and when we first used it, it was like our dog lost weight with how much fur we pulled off. This brush is a MUST. 

PIN BRUSH 

Pin brushes are a great gift for a dog lover that owns a non-shedding dog, like a poodle. They need a high quality brush to make sure they don’t get matted! 

METAL COMB 

Metal combs are beneficial for all dogs, especially dogs who get matted. 

ELECTRIC CLIPPERS 

When the 2020 pandemic occurred, TONS of groomers needed to close for a month or more. When grooming is in your own hands, these clippers are a must. Plus, they’re great to have around for touch ups and your pets comfortability. 

WIPES

I love keeping a supply of wipes in my car for when Ruth’s paws get muddy. Bathing a dog too much can be really bad for their skin, so these wipes really come in handy. 

DE-SHEDDING SHAMPOO 

From the brand that makes the amazing de-shedding brush, they also make a fantastic de-shedding shampoo. I really recommend using a de-shedding shampoo in combination with your dogs shed control grooming. 

OATMEAL SHAMPOO 

When we first got our rescue dog, her skin was really dry and flaky. Our vet recommended oatmeal shampoo baths twice a week until her skin cleared up, and this shampoo made a world of difference! Her skin is beautiful now! 

TEAR STAIN WIPES 

Dogs with white fur can result in tear stains. These wipes are a cult favorite and really help with this problem. 

EAR CLEANSER 

Our dog spends a lot of time in the lake, which means that we’re cleaning out her ears frequently. This pet ear wash is perfect for preventing infection. 

NAIL GRINDER

Opposed to traditional dog nail clippers, a nail grinder is not very expensive and does a wonderful job. I really like how it doesn’t leave any sharp edges, and you are a lot less likely to cut into your dogs quick and cause bleeding. 

GIFTS FOR DOG LOVERS: LEASHES, COLLARS, AND HARNESSES

HOOPIE DOG COLLAR 

Ruffwear makes some of the best outdoor dog gear around! This collar has a super sturdy ring to attach the leash too, which makes it super durable. 

CRAG DOG COLLAR 

This collar is just like the one above, with different designs and colors. Check them both out to see which would be the best fit! 

KNOT-A-LEASH 

I loooveeee the climbing aesthetic that this leash brings to the table. Rather than the typical leash clasp, this carabiner is perfect for assuring an extra level of safety.  

FRONT RANGE DOG HARNESS 

For a great all purpose harness, look no further. I love this option for a great, durable harness, since there are only two clasps. I also love that this harness has a front loop clip, which is perfect for dogs who have trouble with pulling. 

WEBMASTER DOG HARNESS 

for a super custom harness fit, this is the perfect option. However, it does take a little bit more time to put on your dog. I recommend getting the harness listed above this one for general use, and then this one for trail hikes and longer travel excursions. 

ROAMER LEASH 

My friend owns this leash, and it is fantastic! A bungee leash is a must have if the dog you are buying for pulls, or if the owner runs frequently with their dog. 

REMINGTON SLIP LEAD 

This lead is perfect for keeping in your car. In the instance you’re without a collar, and you need to jump out of the car quick with your pup. I love the convenience of this leash! 

TUFF MUTT HANDS FREE LEASH 

If the Ruffwear bungee leash is a little out of your price range, this is a great alternative. I love that this leash has two handles, which is great for control over the dog in distracting environments. 

15-FT LEAD

A 15 foot lead is perfect for you if your dog is just beginning to be off leash. This leash is perfect to be clipped to a hands free waist belt, and then used on regular walks. What a perfect gift for the dog lovers that spend time training their dogs! 

GIFTS FOR DOG LOVERS: HELPFUL TOOLS

BARKBOX SUBSCRIPTION

If you’re not sure what to get for a dog lover, this is a fantastic option. Barkbox sends you treats, a few toys, and some chews every month, or every other month, depending on your subscription. 

ZAK GEORGE DOG TRAINING REVOLUTION

For the dog that could use more training, Zak George is a great resource to give them. Combined with his Youtube channel, this is an amazing resource for positively training a pup! 

ZAK GEORGE GUIDE TO A WELL BEHAVED DOG

If you want to take the resources a step further, this is the book to include with the other one. Between his two books, you have the complete guide to a perfectly obedient dog! Giving these resources is a fantastic way to set any new dog owner up for success. 

FURBO DOG CAMERA 

Furbo dog camera allows dog owners to keep an eye on and interact with their dog while they are at work. If you know someone who is constantly missing their dog, this is the perfect gift for them. 

WISDOM PANEL DNA TEST

Wisdom panel is a fantastic, affordable dog DNA test that shows you what kind of dog breeds make up your dog! For someone who recently rescued a dog, this is the perfect gift for them. 

THIS POST SHOWED YOU 62 GIFTS FOR DOG LOVERS, THAT ARE PERFECT FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON.

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