All dog owners agree that our furry friends are a part of the family. Our dogs are loyal, affectionate, protective and intuitive, which is why the human-dog bond is very strong. So whether you’re a dog lover or not, there’s no doubt you have a few dog lovers in your circle of friends, and as the holiday season approaches, you’re probably considering what to gift all of your loved ones, so we have compiled a list of heartfelt gifts for dog owners that they’ll surely appreciate.
We’re easing you into this with simple and budget-friendly items such as doormats. You can find dog-themed doormats, general or specific to a dog breed, with hilarious slogans or dog puns. It’s a very thoughtful gift as it is not only decorative but also very practical. Dogs and their owners need to wipe their feet and paws on doormats after a long walk, and this also prevents any dirt from entering the house that the dog could eventually chew up.
When it comes to gift-giving, it’s the thought that counts; as cliché as that sounds. So customizing gifts really appeal to a dog owner, whether you choose to get creative and make your own cards or opt for cards specifically designed for a breed of dog. Many Westie owners have prepared a Christmas westie gifts list that recommends thoughtful ideas to please a fellow westie owner. These personalized cards will be cherished by dog lovers, and most likely be placed on shelves in their home to be admired forever.
Clothes are a great gift for any occasion; however, along the lines of the above, the more personalized the gift, the more thoughtful it appears. This is probably the most common and popular option when buying presents. So consider adding the following to your Christmas shopping list:
- T-shirts: Presenting your friends or family with t-shirts that contain dog-related sentences, or perhaps printing a picture of their dog on the t-shirt, will no doubt be a success.
- Pajamas: Dog-themed pajamas are a sweet gesture that will surely be their attire of choice at bedtime!
- Bags: Whether they are dog-themed bags for owners to pair with a stylish outfit or bags that contain the necessary requirements for a dog walk, such as treats, water bottles, and pet waste bags.
If you can afford to splurge a little more, consider purchasing a little gate for a dog owner. These gates are often used by parents when child-proofing their homes, but they benefit dog owners too. This gift is very practical, and a dog owner will be eternally grateful for it. These gates block off areas of the house that aren’t as dog-friendly; if you have an open plan kitchen it is highly dangerous for a dog to wander int without the owner’s supervision, so secluding that area is vital for the safety of your furry playmate.
Guaranteed that you know which collar is the best option for your friends’ particular dog, these can be an extraordinary gift! Researching what kind of collar, a dog of a certain age or breed requires, is essential for a dog owner. So if you would like to treat a friend, as well as the dog, find out what collar provides the best care. If your friend has just adopted a new puppy, this is a great gift, as the right collar helps when providing the necessary training.
This is especially in tune with the Christmas spirit, from dog-themed necklaces, bracelets to earrings. Just imagine how thrilled your loved one will be as they bling themselves up with a paw necklace. If you would like to take it a step further, opting for a more personalized gift, consider lockets with their furry friends’ pictures inside. After all, keeping their pets close to their hearts all day long is undeniably sweet! Another decorative accessory to consider is key chains. Paw key rings have become quite popular as well for animal lovers.
Yes, dog-themed bedding set for an adult seems a little OTT for us, too. But hear us out! This is actually quite adorable when the recipient of the gift is a child! Children who grow up with pets have a very close bond with their playmate, so an animal-themed bed set will have them smiling from ear to ear! This can also be customized with the families’ specific pet’s photo, or you can find quality bedding sets with dog drawings.
Dog Cushions or Crates
While dog owners appreciate personalized gifts, they also appreciate items you can supply for the dog itself. Depending on your budget, crates are a vital necessity for dogs; if your friend hasn’t yet purchased one, or because their growing dog simply doesn’t fit into its old one, then this gift is incredibly useful. Older dogs don’t require crates, so perhaps providing them with a giant pillow cushion to sleep on is more convenient. There are beautifully designed dog cushions that are quite stylish that will match the interior design of your friend’s home. While we’re on the subject of sleeping, dog blankets in winter are also favorable.
Provided your friend is a new pet owner, they may need all the help they can get, so opt for educational books on how to train puppies, get them to sleep at night, necessary foods, and the required stimulation and exercise. Helping a first-timer grasp the responsibility will be highly appreciated.
It is the holiday season after all, so why not go the old-fashioned route? While a box of chocolates is desired by most people at Christmas, add a bag of dog treats into the mix, and spoil both puppy and puppy parent!
So now you have quite a few surefire ways to please and impress the canine lover! You can’t really go wrong here because if you spring for fun, personalized items, your loved ones will appreciate the sentiment, and if you opt for dog necessities, you’re helping them acquire the essential tools to raising their furry friend!