Find the perfect gifts for every dog lover and their four-legged best friend.

By Ariel Klein
October 24, 2019
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Many of us consider dogs a member of the family and spoil them with gadgets, treats, and toys. If you’re a dog parent yourself or obsess over a friend’s dog, it’s almost impossible to pass up fun accessories or a cute knit toy.  We made a list of our favorite items for the pups themselves including human-like clothing, luxurious sofa beds, and treat-tossing dog cameras. And if you’re looking for the best gifts for dog lovers, we’ve rounded up products like witty graphic tees and all-natural soy candles. 

Here are some of the best gifts for dog lovers (scroll down to see even more!).

Whether for an upcoming birthday, holiday, or adoptiversary, pamper your pup with any of these gifts. 

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Many dogs have an infatuation with squirrels, chipmunks, and pretty much any little creature that scampers across your lawn. Keep them distracted from chasing rodents with this hide and seek toy—more than 2,200 customers give it a five-star rating

Buy It: ZippyPaws Hide & Seek Plush Toy, $14, Amazon

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Keep your dog’s favorite toys in this large rope storage bin made from recycled yarn. Measuring 14 inches wide and 12 inches tall, it's a stylish solution that's big enough for corralling all your pup’s playthings. 

Buy It: Harry Barker Cotton Rope Toy Storage Bin, $28, Chewy

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Made from stainless steel, this dog bowl is puncture- and rust-resistant and can hold up to eight cups of water. It’s also dishwasher safe and made with a non-slip ring so the bowl will stay in place while your excited pup chomps and slurps away. 

Buy It: Yeti Boomer Dog Bowl, $50, Amazon

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Whether they’re headed to the park, a barbeque, or a birthday party, your dog will be dashing in this machine-washable Hawaiian-print shirt. It's also made from 100% breathable cotton to keep your pooch comfortable even in warmer temperatures. 

Buy It: Havana Palms BBQ Dog Shirt, $38, Nordstrom

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Someone who naps four to five times a day deserves a quality sleeping spot, don’t you think? Treat your furry best friend to a sofa-style bed for ultimate comfort. This luxurious model features a medical-grade foam core and microgel beads to keep the cushion cool. 

Buy It: FurHaven Sofa-Style Bed, from $23, Walmart

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A soft, durable harness is a year-round staple for strolling with your pup. This one is made from breathable fabric and is reflective in the dark for additional safety during nighttime walks. And there’s a size to fit nearly every dog, from chihuahuas to labrador retrievers.

Buy It: Puppia Soft Dog Harness, from $13, Amazon

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Hit the streets in style with this six-foot leash, handcrafted from a single piece of full-grain leather. It's a practical and good-looking gift dog lovers can get a lot of mileage out of, and the best part is, it comes in 11 different colors—so you can designate a different color for every pup in the house, or choose a hue that'll coordinate with your pet's favorite collar. 

Buy It: Logical Leather Dog Leash, $20, Amazon

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Keeping your dogs skin and fur healthy is essential for their overall wellbeing. So when it comes to giving your pooch a bath at home, it’s important to use the best products possible. This shampoo is formulated to cleanse, moisturize, and nourish your dog’s skin and coat and restore its healthy luster.

Buy It: CHI for Dogs Oatmeal Shampoo, $22, Amazon

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Comfort, convenience, and quality are what you and your dog get with this washable crate. This all-in-one option is excellent for training or travel. When it's no in use, you can fold the lightweight steel frame up and pack it away.

Buy It: 2PET Foldable Dog Crate, from $40, Amazon

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Just a warning but you’re probably going to want to buy two of these faux fur blankets because they’re that cozy. This 50 x 60-inch throw has an adorable paw print design that dog lovers will adore, plus it's lined with a super soft sherpa material that’s perfect for cuddling underneath.

Buy It: Longrich Indented Paw Print Flannel Throw Blanket, $21, Amazon

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On the hunt for the best dog mom gift? Look no further because this soft and cozy graphic tee is sure to be a hit. For friends that truly worship their four-legged family member, “be the person your dog thinks you are,” are words they likely already live by. 

Buy It: Sub-Urban Riot Be the Person Graphic Tee, $34, Nordstrom

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Some dog clothing can be pretty cheesy with too many frills, ruffles, and sequins, but not this cotton two-tone hoodie. Made in the USA, each shirt features a hole under the hood for easy leash attachment so your pup will stay warm while walking around the block. 

Buy It: Max-Bone Dog Hoodie, $27, Chewy

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Treat-tossing dog cameras are among the hottest gadgets for pet parents; they let you check on your dog via your phone and reward them with a treat while you’re out of the house. While this is definitely more of a splurge, it makes a great group gift. The Furbo has a 1080 pixel HD camera, audio capability, and can sync up with your Alexa. It will also alert you if your dog is barking a lot so you can make sure they’re OK. 

Buy It: Furbo Dog Camera, $200, Amazon

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These dog waste bags are durable but more importantly, they’re compostable. Made of a corn-based plastic, they’ll break down in your backyard compost bin. Though some biodegradable bags have a reputation for being flimsy and easy to puncture, reviewers say these are strong and thick. 

Buy It: BARK Dog Waste Poop Bags, $13, Amazon

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Pure + Good makes hand-poured soy candles that can help eliminate pet odor while making your home smell fresh for up to 40 hours. This a great gift for dog owners, especially since they’re made from all-natural ingredients! 

Buy It: Pure + Good Walk in the Park Pet Deodorizing Soy Wax Candle $20, Nordstrom

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Keep even the most athletic and enthusiastic dogs occupied while they try to conquer this durable natural latex rubber toy. Designed to dispense small treats as your dog plays, the Gnwat-a-Rock's faceted surface massages their teeth and gums to help promote a healthy mouth. 

Buy It: Ruffwear Gnwat-a-Rock Toy, $20, Amazon

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Discover even more about your dog by understanding their DNA. Simple to use at home, you can learn more about their behavior, appearance, and health needs by testing for their breed. Simply collect your dog's DNA with a provided cheek swab and send it in.

Buy It: Wisdom Panel Dog DNA Test, $75, Amazon

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No time for a bath? Use this no-rinse grooming spritz from Kiehl’s. With just a few sprays, your dog's coat will smell of chamomile flowers and have a nice healthy shine. Just spray, massage onto your dog, and comb through for the best results. 

Buy It: Kiehl’s Cuddly-Coat Cleansing Spray, $13, Nordstrom

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Dental hygiene is essential for all doggies, and now there’s a fun way to keep your pup's teeth clean. Arm & Hammer designed a rubber toy with edges and grooves to help clean plaque as your pup plays. It’s also infused with baking soda to help freshen breath.

Buy It: Arm & Hammer Dental Super Treadz Dog Toy, $8, Chewy

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One of the best parts of having a dog is going on adventures with them, and this 12-ounce travel water bottle is an easy way to keep your dog hydrated on outings. To use, fill it up as you would a normal bottle, and then give your dog water using the removable bowl. 

Buy It: QQPETS Dog Water Bowl, $10, Amazon

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This spinning dog toy utilizes your dog’s ability to detect a scent and determine the source. As your pup scratches at the table, it reveals a treat. This fun activity can help your dog relieve stress and build problem-solving skills.

Buy It: Huts and Bay Dog Snack Turntable, $36, Nordstrom

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Just as us humans encounter dry, cracked skin in cooler weather, your pet's paws also need a winter care regimen—especially if they regularly step through salt and snow and haven't warmed up to wearing boots! Use your fingers to gently rub this wax onto your dog's paw pads to help them stay soft and smooth. It's made from a non-toxic, non-allergenic, non-staining formula, so it's safe to use (even if some of it gets licked off).

Buy It: Musher’s Secret Paw Protection Wax, $13, Amazon

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Elevate your dog’s dining area with this adorable “hangry” placemat. Ideal for keeping your floors clean, this food and water mat won’t slip and is easy to wipe up after each meal. Choose from one of Brklz’s many stylish designs and funny phrases.

Buy It: Brklz Hangry Food Mat, $24, Nordstrom


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