Dogs are amazing! There are reasons why hard-core dog lovers will go out of their way to pet nearly any pup they meet. With their sweet wagging tails, silly antics, and unconditional love, there’s no wonder why we cherish their loyal companionship.
As you’re making your holiday gift list, dogs just might be the easiest to please. They’re almost guaranteed to be thrilled with whatever you give them. And you can be sure they won’t try to exchange it for something else or “re-gift” it next year!
A gift as simple as new tennis balls would probably be enough to bring on the tail-wagging and sloppy kisses (from the dog, of course). But you can show your favorite dog lover and their pup how much you really care by finding that perfect gift you know they’ll both go nuts over.
If you need a little help to get started, I’ve sniffed out a few fun and enriching holiday gifts any dog will dig. Plus, I’ve gathered some of my favorite gifts for dog lovers, too.
My 5 Favorite Holiday Gifts for Dog Lovers
This is one gift for dog lovers that will make the job easier! Dog lovers have their share of messes to clean up and the amount of fluff and fur that accumulates can sometimes be a bit daunting. We love our pets, but it would be nice to invite guests over and not have to worry about embarrassing pet hair. The Dyson Ball Animal 2 Vacuum is a lifesaver! It’s lightweight and can swivel under furniture to make cleaning a breeze. This gift for dog lovers is a must-have for a fur-free home!
Check out this unique holiday gift for dog lovers! Have you ever wanted to know your dog’s ancestry? With one simple cheek swab, pet parents can find out what their dog’s DNA says about his breed, ancestry, and more! Embark screens for over 350 dog breeds, types, and varieties. And they test for more than 200 genetic diseases including glaucoma, degenerative myelopathy, and some of the most common adult-onset diseases in dogs. Plus, Embark Vet is partnered with Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and offers the most accurate breed breakdown on the market. This is one gift for dog lovers that won’t be forgotten.
Since dogs are part of the family, they need a special place for their favorite snacks too! What dog lover wouldn’t love a chic treat jar for their pooch? This will keep your pup’s treats fresh and easily accessible. Plus, it’ll look great in any dog lover’s home!
On a serious note: Do you know a pet parent whose dog suffers from anxiety? This kit from The Anxious Pet might be the gift they need. My late dogs, Chilly and Buck, both struggled with different forms of anxiety. Since then, I’ve been devoted to helping pet parents find safe and calming solutions for their stressed-out fur family. All of The Anxious Pet’s products are veterinarian-formulated and handmade with quality ingredients. This Calming Kit with CBD makes a great gift for dog lovers! It includes Organic Hemp Oil, Calming Soft Chews, and Supplement Bars meant to promote relaxation and restful sleep.
This thoughtful gift will melt any pet parent’s heart. This cozy, fleece cushion is the perfect spot for dogs to rest and relax. The cushion can fit in crates and carriers or any favorite nap spots. And best of all, it can be personalized with their pup’s name. Any dog lover would be thrilled to give their pup such a welcoming spot to rest their paws.
If you’re on the hunt for (nearly) indestructible toys, then this is it! The Chuckit! Ultra Tug is a Pet Living family favorite. The ball part is nearly indestructible, and the tug part is sturdy and doesn’t fray easily. This one is guaranteed, dog-approved fun!
A great gift for pups should be useful and fun. I’ve found the perfect interactive dog toy that checks both of those boxes! The ZEUS The Bulldog interactive toy barks, vibrates, and rolls. Dogs love to chaste it and it keeps them entertained for hours. Plus, it’s guaranteed to bring lots of laughter to dog moms and dads.
Give your pup the gift of “hide and squeak” with this super fun toy. Keep boredom at bay and your curious canine mentally stimulated while feeding their natural instincts to hunt. Just stuff the squirrels into the stuffed tree trunk and watch your pup pull them out. The toy comes in four sizes to fit any dog and budget.
Sniffing is an important way for dogs to get to know the outside world. A snuffle mat encourages your pup’s natural instinct to sniff out food. Simply hide his treats or kibble in the mat and he’ll have a blast exploring and sniffing for his reward. The mat is made of durable, non-toxic cloth and is machine washable for easy clean-up.
And finally, if you really want to make your pup happy, give him something to chew on! Chippin Dog Treats are made from high-quality foods, powered by drool-worthy, planet-friendly proteins. They source only the most delicious and nutritious ingredients, so your pup is sure to be thrilled by this special gift!
These are just a few of my favorite gifts for dog lovers. If you need even more gift ideas, check out my list here for lots of wag-worthy treats!