Best Dog Gifts & Gifts for Dog Lovers + Dog Moms & Dads | Pupford
November 29th, 2023
Filed under Pet Parenting
It’s that time of the year again. Whether you are eager to set up for the holidays or want to wait a little longer, it’s just about time to think about the gifts for everyone on your list this year. And while many will be traveling and/or spending time with family or friends, we don’t want to exclude our pets from our holiday traditions.
If your list includes a dog mom or dad, you need some fun gift options for them. And, finding the best dog gifts is key!
Because after all, dogs really are a gift to us.
So here are some gift ideas for the dogs (and dog lovers) on your list.
We're gonna break it down into a few gift categories, with 5 options for each category:
- Best dog gifts
- Best gifts for dog lovers
- Best dog gifts under $25
- New puppy gifts
- Gifts for older dogs and senior dogs
Let's get right to it. 👇
BEST DOG GIFTS
Our dogs deserve the world. And while we can't quite give them that, there are some amazing and fun dog gifts that every good boy or girl will go crazy for.
These 5 gifts are all about making your pup happy:
- Tasty treats
- Long-lasting chews
- Enrichment toys
- Dog bed
Let's look at each gift below.
Dogs love treats. It's that simple!
If you want the best dog gift that a pup will truly love, get them a long-lasting chew.
Dogs need enrichment every day, aka mental exercise. While there are many ways of accomplishing that, enrichment toys are an effective route!
Want an interactive toy that works your dog's brain and body? Try a flirt pole.
Or, make mealtime enriching with a snuffle mat!
Our pups spend a lot of time snoozing and lounging around the house, so give them a comfortable place to do it!
BEST GIFTS FOR DOG LOVERS & DOG MOMS/DADS
When looking for the best gifts for dog lovers, it's all about finding items that will make their life easier!
Here are 5 of the best gifts for dog lovers and dog moms & dads:
- Customizable dog mom sweatshirt
- Custom stickers of their dog's face
- Pupford Academy+ lifetime access
- A dog camera that throws treats
- Poop bags (seriously)
Let's look at each below. ⏬
CUSTOMIZABLE DOG MOM SWEATSHIRT
When a dog mom isn't with their dog, they're thinking about their dog... I promise.
Now, they can also wear their dog with this cute, customizable dog sweatshirt.
CUSTOM STICKERS OF THEIR DOG'S FACE
Going along with the "taking your dog everywhere" theme, dog face stickers!
PUPFORD ACADEMY+ LIFETIME ACCESS
Being a dog mom or dad is more than just snuggles and leisurely walks, it takes a lot of work!
Between nutrition, leash training, separation anxiety and SO much more in between, dog lovers need a go-to resource to be the best dog partner possible.
Enter: Pupford Academy Plus!
With a lifetime membership, the pup partner on your list will get forever access to a growing library of video courses, resources, and in-depth help covering all things dogs.
A DOG CAMERA THAT THROWS TREATS
And being able to give your dog treats while away is just about as good as life gets.
POOP BAGS (SERIOUSLY) 💩
While you may be surprised to see poop bags on this list of best gifts for dog lovers, I promise you they will use them.
Getting an extra 10 or 20 poop bag rolls is a practical gift that every dog mom will love.
BEST DOG GIFTS UNDER $25
Here are some gifts that won’t break the bank, that we think your dog will love! Our top 5 dog gifts under $25:
- Paw & nose balm
- Dry shampoo
- Calming supplements
- Jerky treats
- Fire hose tug toy
A quick look at each gift idea below. 👇
PAW & NOSE BALM
DRY SHAMPOO FOR DOGS
Calming supplements are a "double gift".
Your dog will love the taste and getting another snack.
You will love a calmer dog. Win-win!
Need a special way to treat your dog, either just because or when working on a special treat or skill? Try a high-value treat like a tasty jerky.
FIRE HOSE TUG TOY
While many toys fall apart right away, the Fire Hose Tug Toy is different!
BEST NEW PUPPY GIFTS
The new puppy stage is exciting, frustrating, and a dose of reality, all baked into one little fluffy, round-bellied pup.
- Training gift box
- 30-foot long lead
- Wearable teether toy
- Potty training pack
- Flirt pole
Let's check them out. 👇
TRAINING GIFT BOX
When you get a new puppy, you must be prepared with the right tools to train them!
Treat your pup (and your pup's friends) to the gift of tasty treats and the proper training tools! You'll not only get 6 months of Pupford Academy+ which includes access to 18+ courses with content on potty training, impulse control, recall, and so much more, but you'll also get three bags of training treats, our Cognition + Focus Supplement for Puppies, training clicker, and toothbrush.
Oh, and did we mention we are also throwing in a FREE $10 gift card for you to shop on Pupford.com? Because we are!
30-FOOT LONG LEAD
It'll make teaching recall, stay, and other challenging behaviors much easier and safer, for you and your dog.
WEARABLE TEETHER TOY
POTTY TRAINING PACK
Every dog poops. Puppies just don’t know where you want them to go yet!
As you’re working on potty training, accidents will happen. Get all the tools you need to help throughout the potty training process with the Potty Training Pack.
I wish SO badly I had this when my dogs were puppies....
GIFTS FOR OLDER DOGS & SENIOR DOGS
Here are our 5 best gifts for older dogs & seniors:
- Super Pup
- Enzymatic cleaner and black light
- Dental chews
- Snuffle mat
- Heartbeat stuffed toy
Let's dive into each gift for older dogs below.
If your older dog struggles with joint discomfort, aches, or mobility, a supplement could help!
And even if they don’t struggle with joint issues, Super Pup also helps with gut health, skin and coat, and your dog’s general health.
ENZYMATIC CLEANER AND BLACK LIGHT
As your dog gets older they may experience more you-know-what problems. Use an enzymatic carpet cleaner that will work deep below the surface to remove stains from urine, feces, or vomit.
The black light is also perfect for finding those hidden stains.
Your dog won’t know they are actually cleaning their teeth, they will just think they are getting a tasty treat. Plus, these are soft enough for older dogs!
As dogs age, their teeth may not be able to handle harder chews, but they still need mental exercise!
A snuffle mat is the best way to work their brain, keeping them sharp and on their toes.
HEARTBEAT STUFFED TOY
While this heartbeat-mimicking toy is often geared toward puppies, it can be amazing for senior dogs who develop separation anxiety and/or fears of being left alone. There are 1,000s of dog parents who swear by this toy...
BEST DOG GIFTS RECAP
Finding the best dog gifts doesn't have to be difficult with the help of this guide! And of course, we included plenty of options for the dog lover in need of a gift too.
Happy holidays and happy shopping! Have other dog gift ideas that you and your pup love? Let us know in the comments below.