Looking for something special for that dog lover in your life? Does it already seem like they have everything that a dog owner needs? Well, you have come to the right place!
We have been hard at work compiling dozens of our favorite gifts for dog lovers to help put you on the right track.
Our Favorite Gifts for Dog Lovers – 2018
We have broken this list down into several categories for easy browsing and to help you locate something to fit the personality of the dog lover in your life. We have also added links to where each item can be purchased and the official MyDogLikes reviews for your convenience. Note that some of these are affiliate links, so MyDogLikes will earn a commission if you choose to make a purchase.
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We are all stressed out, especially during this time of year. What follows are some of our favorite dog related accessories designed to make a pet parents life just a little bit easier.
Dog Walking Bag
It can be a pain to lug around all the gear needed for a walk let alone an afternoon out with your pup.
TravelWags dog walking bag is the perfect stylish solution that was built just for the job. There are tons of easily accessible pockets to store treats and dog gear, plus their is plenty of room for your own accessories like a wallet, keys and phone.
They have even included a custom made flat water bottle, to make sure that your dog stays hydrated while out and about. Read our TravelWags review to learn more!
Dog Tote Bag
Let everyone know that a dog owns your heart with these adorable Tote bags from Tote Tails. There are over 150 different breed options available in black and white silhouettes or full color portraits. Heat transferred onto 100% cotton fabric.
Dog Silhouette Necklace
These adorable necklaces from JustPlainSimple are available in dozens of patterns to represent different dog breeds. I purchased a Golden Retriever necklace (obviously) for Rachael and it still looks great after years of daily wear.
Hand cut, soldered and polished right here in America. Made from Sterling Silver.
Dog Walking Reflective Vest
OK, so not the most stylish of clothing choices, but hugely important nonetheless. Show your loved ones how much you care by making sure they stay seen at night while out walking their dog!
Especially important this time of year when it’s a real struggle to fit those walks into daylight hours!
Dogs never wait until a garbage can is nearby to take care of business – and it is annoying to have to carry around the poop bag for the rest of the walk.
The Turdlebag is a convenient leash attachment designed to hold used poop bags while out and about. Simply drop the bag inside and fold over the top to keep the smell contained. Turdlebag also has a built in poop bag dispenser, so you are always prepared when the time strikes.
Read our full review to learn more about how this product has made our walks much more enjoyable! Inexpensive and currently one of our FAVORITE gifts for dog owners!
Fetch It Tennis Ball Holder
Nobody likes carrying around a wet, slobbery ball after playtime!
The Fetch it Case solves that problem by holding onto it for you – and it even stays closed with a magnetic clasp! Attach it to your leash or bag so you always have a ball on hand!
Fits standard size tennis balls and Chuckit! Medium balls too!
Getting your dog leashed up for a walk is nearly impossible while wearing gloves. But not with the Nifti Safelatch!
This revolutionary new clasp has an embedded magnet which draws the d-ring right where it needs to be. We love it all year long – but especially in the Wintertime!
For the unabashedly dog obsessed – some of our favorite dog themed clothing designs! Not enough options for you? Check out our huge guide to the best t-shirts for dog lovers!
The Mountain Dog Tee’s
From the makers of the famous three wolf moon, The Mountain has tons of funny dog shirts that are sure to draw some attention. As recurring sponsors of the BlogPaws conference, we have several of their shirts and can attest to their high quality. These shirts are thick, vibrantly colored and do not fade or shrink in the washing machine.
Look Human Dog Tee’s
Look Human has tons of fun and witty dog gear – most of which are available as t-shirts, sweatshirts and tanks.
I’m sure that like for us, when you look at these designs someone immediately comes to mind!
“Namastay At Home With My Dog” Tank’s and Tee’s
Perfect for that Yoga fanatic on your gift list! These cute tanks and tees come in tons of fun colors and styles, and are not just for working out!
A little dog inspired decor is always stylish in our opinion. Below are some of our favorite items to let all your guests know who’s house it really is!
MyPoochFace Custom Pet Portrait
Photo Courtesy of MyPoochFace
These gorgeous pop art paintings will add a splash of color to any wall. But best of all – they are made in the likeness of your best friend!
Just send them a photo and it will be transformed into a one of kind, hand painted piece of art that any dog lover would adore.
Blueprint Dog Breed Art
Photo Courtesy of Animal Blueprint Company
We love these “dog breed blueprint” pieces from artist Robert Redding, which would make the perfect gift for the engineer or architect in your life.
Each design is a highly detailed line drawing with call-outs of physical characteristics and personality traits. They would look great in any office at home or the workplace!
Choose from well over 100 different breeds and mixes, multiple sizes and they can even be customized with a dogs name. Prints come inside poplar frame with acid-free matting.
Books and Media
Looking to unwind? Below are our top picks for books and media to inform, inspire and entertain the dog lover on your list.
The Dogist: Photographic Encounters with 1,000 Dogs
This gorgeous book is perfect for the coffee table of any dog lover. Friedman’s stunning portraits pair with humorous and touching tales perfect for browsing and bringing a smile!
Being a Dog: Following the Dog Into a World of Smell
-You may remember Alexandra Horowitz’s book from a few years back Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know. If you enjoyed that title you will love this one as well!
The Secret Language of Dogs: Unlocking the Canine Mind for a Happier Pet
Written by canine behaviorist and positive training advocate Victoria Stilwell, “The Secret Language of Dogs” focuses on bettering communication between you and your dog.
Learn how to better understand canine visual and vocal cues to improve your relationship with one another!
Dogster Magazine Subscription
Stay up to date with the latest in the dog world with a subscription to Dogster magazine. This bi-monthly periodical features news, health tips, product reviews, recipes and more!
Dog Themed Coloring Books
Give the gift of relaxation with one of these dog themed adult coloring books. Each intricate pattern will help put their mind at ease.
For the Home
Just because dogs live in your home, doesn’t mean that it needs to look that way! There are plenty of stylish and functional dog product options these days so you can get what you need without clashing with your home decor.
PrideBites Dog Toy Bin
Photo Courtesy of PrideBites.com
Keep things tidy with a dog toy bin from PrideBites.
With tons of color options for the background and piping detail, these can be customized to look great in any home. You can even add your pets name and likeness for that extra special touch!
Dog Welcome Mats
All visitors will be greeted with a smile with these cute dog themed door mats. Plus, they get a heads up that they are entering a dogs home, so they better get used to it!
Dog Themed Coffee Mugs
Hand painted stoneware that is also dishwasher and microwave safe!
Dog Throw Pillows
They are available in tons of adorable holiday and non-holiday designs. Made from 100% New Zealand wool with a velvet backing. 16″ x 16″
Available in several different colors and can be installed on almost any surface.
Walk through Dog Gate
This Safety 1st brand walk through dog gate has a built in hinged door allowing you to pass through with ease. It also has an auto-close feature perfect for when you have your hands full, or children who may forget to close the gate behind them.
Pet Safe House Cleaners
For the eco-conscious person on your shopping list! Aquavert’s household cleaners utilize the power of electrolyzed water to kill germs.
Inside you will find no bleach, no ammonia and no alcohol – making it safe to use around pets and children.
In fact, the only ingredients are water and salt – which have been given a slight electric charge. Believe it or not, this simple solution can kill 99.99% of household germs. Available in an all-purpose spray, carpet cleaner, and surface wipe.
These candles from One Fur All are specially designed to help tackle those lingering pet smells. Made from 100% soy wax, completely nontoxic and produced in America. One Fur All candles come in 15 tantalizing scents including Vanilla Creme Brulee, Lilac Garden and Pumpkin Spice.
Dog Drinking Fountain
Encourage your dog to drink more with a dog drinking fountain from PetSafe. Proper hydration is an extremely important aspect of health and animals have a natural attraction to running water.
These fountains are available in tons of different sizes and styles, all with built in filtration systems. We have had the Drinkwell Everflow for several months now and have been extremely happy with it!
Pet Eraser Handheld Vacuum Cleaner
This Pet Eraser from Bissell is specially designed to tackle pet hair around the home. The flexible rubber tip conforms to curved surfaces like furniture upholstery and stairs. Weighing in at only 4 lbs, you will be amazed at how much suction power it can deliver!
Looking for something small? The following fun or heartfelt items are inexpensive but will still pack a punch in terms of novelty or meaning! Perfect stocking stuffers!
Hot Paws Glass Casting
This unique gift also doubles as a fun bonding experience.
The brainchild of a glass studio in New Jersey, Hot Paws is a unique dog paw print molding kit. After forming the print from their moldable material you send it right back to Hot Paws in a prepackaged container where it will be cast in glass. After a couple of weeks your friend will receive a gorgeous glass impression of their dogs paw which can be used as a paperweight or hung as an ornament.
Dog Refrigerator Magnets
Also available as dog heads and other animals.
Magnetic Dog Wine Glass Markers
These adorable wine glass markers will be a hit at your next dinner party. The 2 separate pieces sit on opposite sides of your glass and are held together with a magnet – strong enough to hold through glass or even ceramic!
Dog Coaster Sets
Make sure that you guest always has a great place to set their drink with a dog themed coaster set. Available in lots of cute and quirky designs that add a bit of flair to any home decor.
My Dog Is Home Alone Wallet Card
This simple piece of paper could be a lifesaver by letting EMT’s and first responders know that you have a pet at home in need of care.
Bright color to grab attention and room for emergency phone numbers and contact info on the back.
Save My Pets Window Decal
Along the same lines as the wallet card, this window decal can be a lifesaver in an emergency situation. Take a quick moment to fill it out and stick to your front door or window to let firefighters or emergency personal know that their are animals inside your home in need of rescue.
Every pet owners greatest fear is that something will happen while they are not home. These simple stickers can help give a bit of peace of mind.
“Did you Feed The Dog?” Slider
This little widget is designed to keep track of one simple task: daily dog feeding! Mount this bad boy in your kitchen or wherever you feed your dogs so that everyone in the family is on the same page.
Dog Themed Thank You Notes
Perfect for the ones who always seem to have things together. Each thank you note features a unique and adorable image of a dog wearing glasses.
(10) 4″ x 5.125″ blank cards – also available in other artwork options!
Pet lovers know that any adventure is improved when you bring your dog along. The following items will help make traveling with pets easier, safer and more enjoyable.
Dog Car Seat Covers
You spent a lot of money on your vehicle. Doesn’t it make sense to keep it protected?
We use 4Knines covers in both our car and SUV to protect the floor and seats from muddy paws, sharp nails and errant dog hair. They look fantastic and to put it simply, the quality can’t be beat. Highly recommend for ALL dog owners!
Show someone how much you love them by helping to keep them safe! Pet barriers are designed to keep your dog in the back of the vehicle (where they are supposed to be) in the event of a crash. This could save both of their lives!
We love these ones from Travall which are precisely engineered for fit and are available for hundreds of different models.
Vehicle Floor Liners
Perfect for active pet parents, floor liners will make sure that the carpets are protected as well as the seats! We love these ones from Travall which are constructed of a very durable rubber with raised lip to contain spills or messes.
Be Forever Furless Brush
Tired of walking around covered in dog hair? Or embarrassed by the look of you car seats or furniture?
The Be Forever Furless brush from Lilly Brush works wonders at collecting stray dog hair. Get the bristles damp and it works even better!
Comes in a full size for use around the home or a travel size perfect for the purse or car.
Now for the really cool stuff – and the dog owner who seemingly has it all! The following products will have any tech lover drooling just like their beloved pet!
Mighty Paw Smart Bell
The Smart Bell is a wireless dog doorbell that is activated with a touch so that your pup can easily let you know whenever they need to go outside. The corresponding receiver works within 1,000 feet and can be set to all sorts of different tones and volumes.
We tried it out and would highly recommend for large homes, big barkers, or during potty training.
Bissell Portable Dog Bath
This amazing new device actually allows you to “bathe” your dog right in your living room. Think of it like a carpet wet vac – but quiet and gentle enough to be used directly on your dog. Not only is this great for dogs who are scared of the bath tub, but it saves tons of water as it uses less than a half gallon for a large dog. Keep an eye on the transparent water chamber and you can even see just how much dirt it is removing from your dog!
We had the chance to see it in action at this years BlogPaws Conference and were seriously impressed. Even on our boys thick coats it penetrated all the way down to the skin and left them only damp afterwards.
Nobody likes to leave their pets at home when they head off to work. Not only do you miss their company, but you worry about them as well. Internet connected cameras give you the ability to check up on your pet when needed.
We have this Vimtag MV1 camera which even has the capacity to speak to your pet with 2-way sound.
Furbo Treat Dispensing Camera
The Furbo is an internet connected camera with a treat dispensing option! Show your pet that you are thinking of them whenever you wish, by calling them over and popping out a dog treat! Best of all is that you get to watch them enjoy it as well!
Nuzzle GPS Tracking Collar
Give the gift of peace of mind with a Nuzzle GPS Pet collar.
This collar and app system will let you know just where your dog is located at all times. It uses GPS and 3G from your current cell phone plan (no additional monthly fees) and can be even set to alert you if your dog leaves a specific area. Lightweight, waterproof to 10′, impact detection, and activity tracking included as well.
Act fast! The Nuzzle is in very high demand and you don’t want to miss your chance!
The FitBark is a dog activity monitor designed to fit right onto your dogs current collar. Small sensors within the device will measure various aspects of their movement and sleep patterns throughout the course of the day. Share this information with your veterinarian for accurate data and better diagnosis.
This nifty little device weighs only 8 grams and has a battery life of 14 days!
iFetch Automatic Ball Launcher
This device allows a dog to play fetch by themselves. Simply teach them how to drop their ball into the top of the unit instead of your hand, and it will be launched in just a few seconds! Can be used indoors or out, with launches of 10, 25 or 40 feet!
This one is perfect for a tech geek or anyone with an active dog.
The Cleverpet is the worlds first game console for dogs – and utilizes a series of lights and sensors to dispense treats based upon your dogs interactions. It works by guiding your dog through a series of increasingly difficult challenges in order to earn rewards. The device even pairs with a mobile app so that you can see when your dog is playing while you aren’t there – or even limit the amount of treats it will dispense!
We had the opportunity to test it out earlier in the year and it is REALLY cool.
Pebby Smart Ball
The Pebby allows you to play with your dog when you aren’t even there. For real.
This ball shaped device can be driven around your home remotely via a mobile app. There is an onboard camera so that you can see where you are going and also your dog while you play.
This amazing device will even return to its charger when it is getting low on battery!
Wisdom Panel Dog DNA Test
Ever wanted to know more about your dogs background?
The Wisdom Panel Canine DNA Test delivers a genetic analysis of your dogs ancestry based on over 1 million dogs tested and more than 350 different breeds profiled. All it takes on your end is a simple cheek swab and you can have the results in roughly 2 weeks!
More than just satisfying a simple curiosity, this information can be valuable in identifying/ monitoring for all sorts of genetic health concerns.