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The Best Gift Ideas for Dog Lovers

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Recently it was National Dog day and my Facebook feed was filled with pictures and stories from friends who love and adore their four-legged friends. If you have a friend or family member on your gift list who is a dog lover, there are so many gifts that celebrate dogs, or make life easier for their owners.  Here are a few fun and unique ideas!

Gifts that Celebrate Dogs


Custom Dog Portrait

I absolutely fell in love with the custom artwork done by the amazing Tara of Dea+Bean on Etsy. I think this is a gift that dog lovers would love to get and display, I mean how cute is it?! You send Tara a picture of your dog, let her know the dog breed and name, and then she will do the illustration. You can choose to have a portrait done of one dog or two dogs and she has a new option for many dogs!! d you also have the option to purchase this as a digital download (you print from home) or have it printed and sent to you…whatever is more convenient. These start at $40 and would make a unique and lovely gift for dog owners.


Custom dog name necklace

There are human versions of this dog necklace ( I have one with my kids’ names on it!), I think this custom dog necklace from AccessoriesByRegina on Etsy would be a fun and beautiful gift for dog lovers. You can add up to five dog names on this cute keepsake and the price starts at $27.



This is a sweet burlap print sign from the RusticandCharm shop on Etsy. I think so many dog lovers would agree with the sentiment, “Home is where my Dog is” and want to display it in their home. For $16.95 you get the printed burlap. You can add a cute frame and make a thoughtful and sweet home decor gift.


Gifts that make having a dog easier

Dog Camera

For the price, this is a pretty amazing camera! It allows watch, listen and even talk to your dogs in real time. For less than $40 the dog lover in your life can have the security of checking in on their dog at home on their phone!  The camera also has motion detection and night vision. This can also be used as a baby monitor or just a home security camera. A great gift for many different types of people!




Dog Fetch Machine

This automated dog fetch machine makes a great gift for dog lovers.  You can use this indoor or outdoor and it launches miniature tennis balls 10, 20, or 30 feet. The balls it comes with are kind of expensive, but you can purchase a 12 pack of miniature tennis balls that will work here.


I think you could combine these next three items and make a unique gift for the dog lover in your life.  Get this stylish Dog Treat Jar, with a dog biscuit cookbook and dog bone cookie cutters. So many people are trying to make sure the food and treats their dogs get are as healthy as possible and this is gift will make it so dog owners know exactly what is in their dog’s treats.

Just for fun Dog Gifts

If your dog lover has isn’t sure the exact breed of their dog, check out this really fun idea. A DOG DNA kit! This is a little pricey but if your friend or family member has always wondered exactly where Spot came from…now technology can tell them! Using a simple cheek swab, dogs can be identified from 250 breeds, types and varieties.


Here are a few inexpensive “Just for fun” gifts that would be great for dog lovers.

Dog Coloring Book

This is a beautiful coloring book with many different breeds. It would be a great de-stresser too!



Funny Dog Calendar

This calendar is full of funny pretend texts from a dog to its owner. A fun and inexpensive gift!


I’m only talking to my dog today 

I think this t-shirt is awesome! Sometimes (or a lot of times!) dogs are the best listeners.

I love big mutts and I cannot lie 

This t-shirt just made me laugh and laugh.


Zen Dogs 

Last but not least, this coffee table book “Zen Dogs” would be a fun and easy gift. It is filled with beautiful pictures of peaceful dogs.

There you have it, some fun and unique gift ideas for the people in your life who love dogs. Whether you are looking for a birthday gift, a Christmas gift or a just because gift I hope one of these will work for you.

Happy Gifting!


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Jill - CharityPaws

Wednesday 22nd of November 2017

Totally love the Doodle Dogs book! That is such a great idea! Created our own list of ideas for pet lovers where every purchase of any gift goes back to an animal rescues at --- so much great stuff across the board for the pet lover in your life!

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