gifts for dog lovers with woman holding treat

With nearly 70 million American households owning a dog, chances are you either have a slobbery four-legged friend roaming around your home or know someone who does. Whichever category you fall into, you know what a special breed dog owners are: They consider their pet a member of the family, and always want what’s best for them — so it makes sense that when it comes time to buy them a present, you remember those furry companions.

“A dog lover appreciates a canine-focused gift because they are our babies,” says Teena Graf, a dog care professional from Cos Cob, Connecticut. “We always want other people to love our pups like we do. Including our pets is a great way to say you understand and care.”

But just as there are hundreds of kinds of dogs to choose from, so, too, are there seemingly innumerable kinds of gifts for dog lovers to dig through. Lucky for you, we’ve done the legwork to come up with all types of pup-centric presents — from paw print blankets to puppy-themed water bottles to personalized pooch picture frames.

Here are 12 top gift ideas for dog lovers. Woof, indeed.

For mom

gifts for dog lovers with Dog Mom Gift Box

Dog Mom Gift Box

Dog moms spend so much time grooming, walking, and caring for their furry friend that they often forget to take a moment for themselves. Help her pamper herself by giving her this gift box filled with such items as an eco-friendly soy wax candle, handmade soap, and vanilla lip balm. With treats for Fido, too, this bundle will put a smile on both their faces.

For dad

gifts for dog lovers Bottom Sniffer Dog Beer Gift Set

Bottom Sniffer Dog Beer Gift Set

If your dad is like most of the dads we know, then chances are he has an odd sense of humor — and that means he will sure get a kick out of this present. This doggy beer is non-alcoholic and non-carbonated, but is totally refreshing to pooches. Your pops will delight in sharing a cold one with his best four-legged friend.

For everyone

gifts for dog lovers a DOG able® in a Basket

A-Dog-Able Dog Flowers

Whether your bestie is laid up with the flu or you want to wish your mom a happy birthday, gifting one of these baskets, with an adorable pup fashioned from flowers, will lift spirits.

For women

gifts for dog lovers with Pet Paw Necklace

Pet Paw Necklace

This piece of jewelry, with the inscription “Pets leave paw prints on our hearts,” will serve as a lasting and tangible reminder of her favorite companion. Perfect for a special occasion or someone who has recently lost a beloved pet. For a more affordable but no less meaningful jewelry option, check out the All You Need Is Love Charm Necklace.

For pooches

gifts for dog lovers with Max Milo™ Best in Show Dog Gift Basket

Dog Gift Baskets

For the animals themselves, check out the Max & Milo Collection, with toy, treat, chew, and biscuit gift baskets curated expressly for those little balls of fur.

For kids

gifts for dog lovers with Cat Dog Kids Mismatched Socks

Cat and Dog Mismatched Socks

Getting kids to wear clothes that match can be a challenge, so why not get them articles of clothing that aren’t meant to go together? These adorable socks will keep their tootsies warm and show everyone how much they love their furry friends (felines too!).

For grandma

gifts for dog lovers with personalized picture frame

Good Dog! Personalized Photo Frame

A frame with a picture of their pup, Graf says, is one of those gifts for dog lovers that is always received well — and that goes double if it has the animal’s name on it. The wood grain frame fits many interior styles and is available in 4-by-6, 5-by-7, and 8-by-10 sizes.

For the top dog

gifts for dog lovers with dog mom hoodie

Dog Mom Sweatshirt

Who doesn’t love a comfy hoodie to throw on and wear while snuggling up to their furry friend? This one, which comes in a choice of seven colors, tells everybody who’s the boss in this doghouse.

For a family

gifts for dog lovers with Hug in Every Bite Dog and Treats Gift

Hug in Every Bite Dog and Treats Gift

Wondering what to get for a dog-owning household? Wonder no more. This sweet gift arrives with a variety of six Cheryl’s Cookies and a floppy-eared plush dog that is oh so cuddleable. Is cuddleable a word? It is now.

For your aunt

gifts for dog lovers with Paws On My Heart Personalized Blanket

Paws On My Heart Personalized Blanket

Make cuddling up to their fur buddy an even cozier experience with a warm blanket. This one comes in several different styles, including fleece, sherpa, and quilted. Personalize it by emblazoning it with their dog’s name under a heart made of paw prints.

For your uncle

gifts for dog lovers with My Kids Have Paws Personalized oz. Travel Tumbler

My Kids Have Paws Personalized Tumbler

This 16-ounce cup that keeps on-the-go drinks hot or cold comes in six colors. Pop a photo of your family member and his dog on the side, and include the pup’s name for a truly memorable and useful present.

For a sibling

gifts for dog lovers with Woof Meow Personalized Pet Photo Sided Ornament

Woof Personalized Pet Photo 2-Sided Ornament

A holiday ornament with a pup photo is essential for any Christmas tree. Give this to Spot’s big brother or sister to hang wherever he chooses.


Elizabeth Craig Wells is a former senior editor at Real Simple magazine where she focused on the Life, Style, and Simple Solutions sections. She writes for magazines, websites, and catalogs, and recently edited a 50-year history for an international women’s organization. Wells holds a B.A. in French and B.M. in flute performance from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She lives with her three children in Connecticut where she coaches soccer and tennis and is working on a series of contemporary novels.

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