14 Gifts for Dog Lovers (Sadly, None of Which Are Actual Dogs)
If there’s one thing to know about dog people, it’s that they find no greater joy than spending time with their pups (duh). And any gift that results in some good old QT will automatically be their favorite. Get ahead of the game and go down in history as the best Secret Santa with any one of these 14 gifts for dog lovers.
1. Wild One Air Travel Carrier
Super comfortable for four-legged flight companions and extremely easy for frequent fliers to use, Wild One’s new modular air travel carrier was made with both pups and humans in mind. It features breathable mesh walls, a shoulder strap that turns into an on-the-go leash and an interior cushion that folds out to become a comfy vacation bed. It has a side pocket that easily fits over the handle of a carry-on, because it can get tiring to lug yet another bag around. Plus, it’s one of the only dog totes we’ve seen that’s not a total eyesore.
2. Whistle Go/Health & Location Tracker for Pets
Know a dog owner who’s always checking their pet camera? This activity tracker is basically a Fitbit for dogs, displaying everything from running to walking to napping and more. Plus, it uses Google Maps to trace Fido’s whereabouts when he leaves the house, so they can take their stalking observing to the next level.
3. Matching Ugly Christmas Sweaters
Who better to twin with than your own dog? Just imagine the selfie potential.
4. Fable “The Walking Set”
For the dog mom who wants to teach Sparky a thing or two about fashion. This set includes everything needed to walk in style: a premium Italian leather harness, collar and leash with a matching waste bag holder.
5. Wisdom Panel 3.0 Breed Identification Dog DNA Test Kit
“She’s a mutt!” Wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly where she came from? Dog owners everywhere would agree. Just swab the dog’s cheek and send it to the lab in a postage-paid box. Within two to three weeks, they’ll find out their pup’s lineage, all the way back to the great-grandparent level. Best. Gift. Ever.
6. Wild One Toy Kit
Ask any dog owner what they want, and hours of safe self-entertainment for Spot would be at the top of the list. This kit from Wild One comes with all three of the company’s nearly indestructible natural rubber and cotton toys—Triangle Tug, Twist Toss and Bolt Bite—for hours of play time with or without a human.
7. Barkbox Subscription
The gift that keeps on giving. Choose from a one-time box, a three-month membership, a six-month membership or a full-year package, and a curated shipment of treats and toys will arrive at their doorstop every month. Bonus: Spot will no longer fear the mailman.
8. Furbo Pet Camera
You know that person who spies on their dog from work? Well, help your nosey friend take her espionage to the next level by enabling a feature that pops out treats to play a game of catch when no one is home. It’s also just a really great camera with a 160-degree wide-angle view, two-way audio and bark alert, offering total peace of mind.
9. Fable Crate
Ordinary plastic and metal crates are an eyesore to say the least. But this one, which also functions as a side table, is like a piece of modern art that won’t look out of place in their mid-century modern living room.
10. Aesop Animal Wash
For the beauty-obsessed dog owner. The same quality Aesop ingredients in a pup-friendly formula that makes bath time pleasant for everyone.
11. Casper Dog Bed
Made from the exact same foam as the Casper mattress, this pressure-relieving dog bed just might be the trick to getting Fido to stop hogging his person’s queen-size bed and finally sleep all night in his own space.
12. Found My Animal Adjustable Ombre Rope Dog Leash
Have you ever seen a cooler leash? This hand-died marine-grade rope can withstand hundreds of pounds of pull, proving that it not only looks good but can also tolerate years of morning jogs.
13. Lux Accessories Gold Tone Dog Bone Best Friends Necklace and Keychain Set
Clip one side of this “best friends” dog bone to Sparky’s collar and use the other side for your house keys. It’s like those BFF bracelets you had in middle school, but somehow even cuter.