Dogs are amazing, so when buying a gift for a dog owner, make sure it's one that both they and their loyal companion will love and enjoy.
My Top Gift Choice For Dog Lovers
This camera sends a live stream to a dog owner's smartphone so they can see what their dog is up to when they leave them at home on their own. And they can use it to speak to them through the speaker, and dispense small treats to play with them, so their dog doesn't feel lonely or anxious during the day.
Dogs make truly wonderful pets, as they are loyal, caring, and will love you and your family unconditionally.
And being extremely intuitive animals, they pick up on when you are feeling down and at a low ebb, and will go out of their way to lift you up again.
So, having a dog around is great for your mental and emotional health and well-being.
As it can ward off feelings of loneliness and depression, while the act of walking them daily is good for you physically too.
Dogs are also great with kids, becoming protective of them, playing with them, and forming a loving bond that really helps your child's emotional development.
And being so full of life and energy means they are great fun to have around, giving you and your family endless moments of joy and laughter.
In short, dogs are awesome, and it's no surprise that we love them so much and they quickly become an important part of the family unit.
So, the next time you are buying a gift for a dog lover, get them something that both they and their dog will enjoy and get some use from.
With the following list of doggy gift ideas all being ones that will fit the bill nicely.
1. A Stylish Collar And Leash
You can never have too many leashes when you own a dog.
Because if you only have one and it either breaks or goes missing then you're stuffed, as you won't have the time to nip to the store and pick up a replacement before it's time for walkies again.
Meaning you'll have a seriously grumpy, frustrated, and confused dog to contend with!
So, it makes sense to have a few spare leashes to leave at home or in the car for emergencies, and for this reason getting a dog lover a new leash will always be a welcome gift.
And if you want to make it a truly special gift then how about getting them a stylish leash and collar set such as the one above from The Wild One.
As they are made from a flex poly coated nylon material, have attractive zinc alloy hooks and buckle, and come in a variety of stylish pastel colours
And it also comes with a matching poop bag carrier that you can clip to your dogs collar.
So, super trendy and pretty handy too!
2. A Dog Body Harness
While many dog owners use a leash and collar when taking their dogs for walks, some prefer to use a body harness instead.
As this gives them more control when walking their dog, especially if it is big and strong.
And it's easier on the dog too.
As it will take the stress off their neck if they are prone to pulling or lunging while on the leash.
And they won't be able to wriggle out of it either, like some sneaky pups can with their collars!
Also some dogs hate to have anything around their necks, so a body harness is much more comfortable for them.
So, if you know a dog lover that uses a harness rather than a collar, consider getting them an upgrade for their dog.
And one that fits the bill is the Ruffwear Front Range dog harness.
As this is adjustable, so it'll fit their dog snugly, has padded panels and straps for extra comfort, and there's a reflective trim that comes in handy on evening or early morning walks.
3. Chuckit! Ball Launcher
Playing fetch with your dog on your daily walks is one of the great joys of owning a dog.
As they enjoy it so much, as it allows them to get some great exercise in and work off their boundless energy.
Meaning you'll have a contented and calm dog once you return home.
And the good news is that this game is much easier on our arms and shoulders nowadays.
As by using a Chuckit! ball launcher, you can fling the ball much further than before and with almost minimal effort.
So, no more shoulder pain from launching tennis balls and sticks the old school way when you own one of these.
Which makes them a fantastic stocking stuffer for any dog owner.
4. A Cold Weather Dog Jacket
If you live in a cold climate then you should think about protecting your dog against the cold.
Because no matter how much their fur protects them it can still get through and be unpleasant for them.
So, an outdoor coat that does a good job of keeping them warm is a great gift idea.
And one that will never let them down is the Ruffwear Overcoat fleece lined dog jacket.
As the fleece lining will feel great to wear, and keep their body temperature stable in the cold for both long and short walks.
And the outer of this jacket is wind and waterproof too, which is handy if they regularly encounter snow or rain on their walks.
Plus they look pretty cool and come in a variety of colours.
5. A High Visibility Reflective Dog Vest
If you are buying a gift for a dog owner who walks their dog really early in the morning or late in the evening, then how about getting them something to keep their dog safe and visible in the dark?
Because no matter how well behaved their dog is, they might still run off if startled or triggered by something.
And this could lead to them either getting lost, or dangerously running into cars and traffic.
So, getting them a blinking collar or some LED tags is one gift idea.
Or you could also get their dogs a reflective vest to wear such as the Track Jacket from Ruffwear.
As their dog will always be highly visible in low light conditions when wearing it.
And there are 3 light loops on this jacket that they can attach blinking lights too, if they want even more visibility.
Plus it's a good jacket in it's own right, being comfortable for the dog to wear, and is waterproof, so it's good for all conditions.
6. A Dog Car Seat Harness
You wouldn't take your kids anywhere in the car without strapping them into a child seat or making sure they had their seat belts fastened, so why do it for your dog?
Because unfortunately accidents do happen, and the last thing you want is for your dearly loved pet to get injured or worse in a crash.
So, the next gift idea is to buy a dog owner a seat belt or harness, so they can strap their dogs in for car journeys.
And the one I'd recommend is the Clickit Terrain dog safety harness by Sleepypod.
As this is worn by the dog and attaches to the seat belt in the back seat of your vehicle to minimise the movement and force on their bodies in the event of an accident.
And this harness is our choice as it has received a great safety rating from the Center of Pet Safety during crash tests.
Plus it'll also keep them in place on long journeys, so you'll avoid having them distract you while driving.
7. A Car Seat Cover To Protect Their Vehicles
Another handy gift idea for dog lovers who take their dogs on car journeys is a car seat cover.
Because if you don't use one of these, your car seats can get pretty nasty very quickly, as they'll be full of dog hair, claw and scratch marks, and dog saliva in no time.
Not to mention the muddy paw prints after walks, and the vomit, urine, and diarrhea if they get car sick!
So, a cover to protect their seats from all this nastiness is a necessity for a dog owner, and this one from 4Knines is a great choice as a gift.
As it will cover the entirety of the back seat, and also has a hammock option that can close the gap to the front seats too.
And being waterproof, non-slip and comfortable, it's ideal for their dog to lay on and do as they please while in transit.
Plus it's easy to remove and clean afterwards, and definitely much quicker than having to clean your car seats after every journey.
8. A Pet First Aid Kit
Keeping your dog fit and healthy is a top priority for any dog owner.
However, sometimes they will get sick, pick up injuries, and hurt themselves, either at home or when out on walks.
So, it's great to have a well stocked pet first aid kit on hand, so you can patch them up as best you can until you can get them to the vets.
And this makes them a thoughtful gift for any dog lover, with a good example being the one above.
As this contains antiseptic wipes, bandages, gauzes, saline solution, tape, and scissors, among other things.
So, it's great for attending to wounds, cuts, and other injuries.
9. A Dog Chew Toy
Ok, let's move on now to a few gift ideas that their dog will love, such as toys for them to play with.
Because all dogs have their favourite toys, and ones that are especially popular are toys they can chew on.
As not only is this so intensely satisfying for the dog that it can occupy them for hours.
It's also great for their teeth too, as the act of chewing keeps their gnashers healthy, and can scrape away plaque and freshen their breath.
Plus the big bonus for dog owners is that by giving them a toy to chew on, you are saving their shoes, furniture and pillows from receiving the same treatment!
So, if you want a great dog chew toy to give as a gift, check out the Nylabone Power Chew.
As this one is strong and durable enough to be suitable for larger dogs who are aggressive chewers.
And with 4 textured ends for variety, a beef flavour that dogs love, and an X-shape that makes them easy to hold, this one is a top choice.
However, there is a huge range of Nylabone chew toys for dogs of all shapes and sizes, so you can shop around and find the one that is most suitable for their particular dog.
10. A Squeaky Dog Toy
Another type of toy that dogs love are ones that squeak.
Because the squeaking noise encourages them to keep biting and playing with it.
Plus it mimics a hunting situation, which makes it more fun for the dog to play with.
And allowing your dog to explore their primal instincts in this way is healthy and rewarding for them, as it gives them a safe way to release any pent up energy and aggression.
So, a squeaky toy makes for another good gift for dogs, and one that is particularly good is the Kong Wubba.
As this one has a tail made of tassles that make it easy to throw when playing a game of fetch on walks.
And you can also use the tassles to have a game of tug with your dog too.
11. A Dog Toy Filled With Tasty Treats
Another dog toy gift idea is to get them one that also dispenses treats as they play with it.
This way they have something to work for, and the occasional reward will keep them interested in playing with it for longer than normal toys.
So, a good treat dispensing dog toy to give as a gift is the Kong Wobbler.
As this one is shaped in a way that means it wobbles and moves unpredictably as the dog pushes it with it's nose and paws.
This makes it really entertaining and challenging to play with.
And once filled with treats, it will give one out through a small hole in the middle when the dog manages to get it to roll and fall at the right angle.
So, they'll have hours of fun playing with this and trying to work out how to get the treats out!
12. A Pack Of Dog Treats To Get Stuck Into
Getting a dog some doggy treats that they don't have to work so hard for is also a nice gift idea for them.
As they deserve to be spoiled sometimes right?
And some treats that are good for their well-being, such as bully sticks.
As these are easy to digest chewy treats made from beef that have a great flavour, and are packed full of protein and vitamins to keep your dog healthy.
And as they are tough and take time to chew through, they are also good for your dogs dental hygiene, scraping away plaque and tartar as they chew.
Plus they are fun to gnaw on and satisfying for the dog too.
So, giving a dog owner a packet of thick Downtown Pet Supply bully sticks will always be a gift that'll be welcomed by them and their mutts.
13. A BarkBox Subscription
A really cool gift idea for a dog lover is to send them a BarkBox for their dogs to enjoy.
As these are specially put together boxes filled with awesome dog treats, toys, and accessories.
And there are multiple different themes and styles you can choose from based on movies, books, music, and countries.
So, they make really beautiful gifts to give, as they look great, contain useful products, and are really well thought out.
And you can send one of these boxes as a one off purchase to give them a taster, or you could commit to a 3, 6, or 12-month subscription if you want to give them a dog-related gift that keeps on giving.
Just click here to browse through their boxes and pick out a winner.
14. A Tray And Set Of Dog Bowls
If you know a dog owner whose dog is a sloppy eater and drinker, then the next gift idea could be the one for them.
Because they are probably sick of constantly having to clean up food and puddles of water from the kitchen floor around their dog's bowls.
So, a solution for this is to get them a Neater Feeder dog bowl tray.
As this has a guard around the bowls and a tray beneath them to catch all the water splashes and food flying around.
And by adding the legs you can elevate the height of the bowls, which is better for your dogs joints, and helps them to digest their food more easily.
So, pick them out the size of tray that fits the size of their dog, and any dog owner will be happy with one of these.
15. An Orthopedic Dog Bed
Another way to care for and protect your dogs joints as they get older is to invest in a comfortable and supportive dog bed.
Because joint pain and arthritis can be a big problem in older dogs, and it's heartbreaking to see them suffer.
So, giving a dog owner a gift to help their precious dog avoid this fate is a really loving and thoughtful thing to do.
And a great choice of dog bed for this is the Friends Forever orthopedic dog bed.
As this one has a super supportive memory foam base that will keep the dogs spine nicely aligned as they sleep, which reduces any pressure on their body.
Helping them to sleep deeply and avoid any pain.
While the cushioned bolster pillow on top is super comfy and makes this a bed they'll love to lounge in during the day too.
So, this is a gift that both dog and owner will absolutely adore.
16. A Pillow They Can Lounge On During The Day
Another dog bed that makes a great lounger for dogs is this one by Friends by Sheri, which comes in a donut cuddler style.
Because dogs really love sinking into loungers like this for daytime nap.
As the round shape and raised rim gives them plenty of space in the middle to burrow in and get comfortable.
While the soft filling and faux shag fur feels luxurious to lay on, and gives the dog a really warm, calming, and comforting feeling.
So, if you want a dog lounger that is more about comfort than support, then one of these will make for a super relaxing gift.
17. A Comfortable Dog Blanket
Just like children, dogs have a tendency to get attached to their blankets.
As not only do they keep them warm and happy, they are comforting to a dog when they are feeling anxious or frightened.
Which is why a dog will always look at peace when laying on their favourite blanket.
So, getting them a really plush one as a gift is a great idea, and one I'd recommend is the Friends Forever deluxe dog blanket.
As this one is so soft, plush, and comfortable that any dog will love it.
And they can also use it as a throw blanket to protect their furniture from any clawing or dog hairs too.
18. A Dog Crate That Can Become Their Den
All dogs have a need to create a den that they can retreat to anytime they feel anxious or frightened.
As this provides them with a safe environment which helps them to regroup and feel comfortable again.
So, it's important that you give them a space of their own in your home where they can do this, and one way to do it is with a dog crate.
Now, the cage like appearance of these crates may look off putting at first.
But you'll find that many dogs come to love their crate, as it gives them the safe and private space they need to relax, feel at ease, and sleep.
Especially when you fill it with blankets, pillows, and a dog bed, and leave the doors open so they can come and go as they please.
These crates are also great when house training your dog too, as they stop them from smashing up the place when you leave them alone, and they will be far less likely to soil their own den than your new carpet!
So a dog crate is a very useful gift for both the dog and their owner, and the Midwest Life Stages crates are good ones to go for.
As they are spacious, come in a variety of sizes, have 2 doors for the dog to use, and make for the ideal den.
19. An Outdoor Dog House
If you have nice backyard, then it's a great idea to give your dog their own outdoor den in the form of a dog house.
As a dog house will work in a similar way to a crate, in that it gives the dog their own private space to feel safe and comfortable in.
And one I like that makes for a good gift for dog lovers is the Petsfit outdoor wooden dog house.
As this one is very attractive with wood painted in red with a white trim.
While also being practical with a slanted waterproof roof to keep the rain out as well as elevated feet to keep the floor away from ground moisture.
And the entrance has a dog flap that will give their dog more privacy inside, and create that perfect outdoor den for them.
20. Nature's Miracle Stain & Odor Remover
Any dog owner will tell you that the worst thing about having a pet at home is having to constantly clean up their molted hair, bodily accidents, and slobber.
Not to mention trying to get dog odors out of the furniture, carpet, and upholstery.
So, the next gift idea is a super practical one, but it's also one that they will find invaluable, as the Nature's Miracle stain and odor eliminator is a must for every dog and pet owner.
Because the enzymatic formula is ideal for cleaning up dog vomit, diarrhea, and urine, as it not only removes the stain, but also the odor too.
And this means the dog is far less likely to soil the same area again.
So this is a gift that will help to keep a dog owner's home smelling fresh, and not like an over-sized kennel!
21. A Deshedding Tool For Their Excess Hair
Having a dog that molts a lot can be really annoying.
As you end up finding dog hairs all over the place, such as on the sofa, your bed, your clothes, and all over the floor.
So it's a good idea to use a dog brush that also sheds your dog of loose hairs and to give them a brush over regularly.
And one of these such as the FURminator dog deshedding tool can also make for a good gift for a dog owner.
As this removes loose hairs from their dog's undercoat, but without hurting them or damaging their skin or top coat.
And it has a soft ergonomic handle that makes it super easy and comfortable to use too.
22. A Dog Nail Grooming Tool
Another thing you'll need to do when caring for your dog is to trim their nails.
Because nails that become too long can cause them lots of pain, as they can catch on things and rip off, and also curl under and hurt their paws.
And this can make it difficult for them to walk or run properly, which causes them injuries in other parts of their body too.
Plus a dog with long nails is more prone to scratch your furniture, and also your skin when they're playing with you.
So, a gift that can help a dog owner keep their dogs nails in good condition is a dog nail grooming kit such as the Demels 7300.
As this is a rotary tool that will grind their dogs nails down easily and in a way that is safe and comfortable for the dog.
Which is great, because any dog owner will tell you that their dogs hate having their nails trimmed!
23. A Gift Certificate For A Dog Grooming Service
If you're a true dog lover, then your pets will be your best friends and also your pride and joy.
So, you'll want to keep them looking their best, and a good way to do this is by using a professional dog groomer.
As at the groomers they will get washed and bathed, have their hair trimmed, their nails cut, their ears cleaned, and their teeth brushed.
And this will save a dog owner a ton of time, patience, and energy.
So, why not treat a dog lover to a gift certificate for a professional dog grooming service.
As this way they can treat their dogs to a real pampering, and have a great looking dog at the end of it.
24. A Dog Camera With Treats
Leaving their dog at home all day while they go to work can make a dog owner feel really guilty.
And looking at their sad face as you walk out the door each morning is heartbreaking.
So, the next gift idea is one that can help them alleviate that guilt, and that is by getting them the Furbo interactive dog camera.
As this gift will allow them to check in on their dog throughout the day, with it's live streaming video camera that they can access through their smartphone.
And it has a speaker attached to it too, so they can talk to their dog at regular intervals to help them overcome any loneliness.
It'll even alert them through a sensor when their dog is barking or staring at the camera, so they know the times when they need to hear for them the most.
Plus they can play with them too, as you can load the camera with small dog treats which you can then dispense through your smartphone app and watch the dog try to catch them.
So, the Furbo camera is a really cool gift for a dog owner who hates to be parted from their precious pet.
And it'll also allow them to see exactly what their dog gets up to while they are away!
25. A Digital Camera To Capture Them
This next gift idea is not specifically dog-related, but it's something that dog owners will get plenty of use from.
And that is to buy them a good digital camera.
As this will allow them to capture high quality photos and videos of their dogs that they can treasure.
And with so many pet dogs now having their own Instagram or YouTube channel, a top class camera could make all the difference to the channels look and popularity.
So, if you really want to push the boat out, you could get them the Canon Powershot G7 X.
As this is a camera that is really popular with vloggers and YouTubers, as it captures super sharp images and high definition videos.
But there are also plenty of cheaper alternatives that will also do a great job and make for a nice gift.
26. A Personalised Portrait Or Art Work
Getting a dog owner a portrait or some artwork of their precious dogs is another great gift idea.
As this is something they can hang on their wall at home and take pride in.
And there are so many options for this on Etsy, ranging from water colours, contemporary art designs, pencil sketches, and illustrations.
So, you can choose the one that suits their style and tastes.
And one example I'll give you here is the cool prints of dogs you can get from ShakArts.
27. A Book For Some Dog-Related Reading
There are lots of great books about dogs that dog lovers will appreciate receiving as gifts.
Whether that's learning about the history of breeds, how to train their dog, tips on how to look after them well, or just looking at the whole dog-human relationship dynamic, you have a wealth of choice.
But the one I'd recommend if you're stuck is 'The Other End Of The Leash' by Patricia McConnell.
As this is written by an animal behavioural expert and looks at how humans act around dogs, why they act as they do, and how the dogs interpret it.
And it contains a wealth of tips on how best to play with your dog, speak to them, and treat them, so they can get the very best out of them.
So it's an interesting and informative read that can make a dog lovers relationship with their dog even stronger.
28. Offer To Pay To Get Their Dog Microchipped
Losing your dog to old age, illness, or in an accident is terrible enough.
But it can be even more gut wrenching to lose them on a walk or have them stolen away from you.
As you know they're out there somewhere, and are petrified that they may be cold, hungry, afraid, and alone, or that they may have come to some harm.
Plus you'll miss them like hell, and won't know where to start when looking for them.
And unfortunately so many dogs are reported lost or stolen every year, with many of these never finding their way back to their owners again.
So, a really loving gesture that can help a dog owner avoid this awful fate is to offer to pay for their dog to get microchipped at the vets.
As this way if their dog ever does go missing, then whoever finds them can read the owners address and contact details through the microchip with a handheld reader and get in touch.
Meaning that they'll have a much better chance of having their dog returned if they are microchipped.
And the whole process of microchipping is easy and painless for the dog, so you don't need to worry about causing them any harm.
29. A Gift Card For Petco Or Petsmart
While buying a gift for a dog lover and their dogs is a lovely gesture, some people are quite fussy about what they want for their pets.
So to avoid giving a duff gift, you could always opt to give them a gift card for a large pet supplies store such as Petsmart or Petco instead.
As this way they can choose what they really want and need, as these stores supply almost everything dog related.
And while giving gift cards isn't the most exciting of gifts, it can be among the most useful for the recipient.
30. Make A Donation To A Local Dog's Shelter
Dog lovers will love all dogs, not just their own.
So hearing about things like animal cruelty, or seeing dogs having to live on the streets and in terrible conditions will break their hearts.
And the fact that they can't personally change things for every dog makes it even worse.
But this is where dog shelters do such an amazing job.
As they rescue dogs from these awful situations, treat them, feed them, and make them healthy again.
And they work on finding them a loving family home where they can receive the love, care, and attention that they deserve.
So, the final gift idea on this list for dog lovers is to make a donation to their local dog shelter in their name.
As this will give them a warm feeling of knowing they are making a contribution to help dogs that are in need.
And you'll be doing your bit for them too.
I hope you've managed to find a suitable gift idea here that a dog owner and their dog will truly love to receive.
Because there are so many things you can buy that will make both of their lives happier and easier.
Whether it's toys and treats for the dog, or useful tools for their owner to help them take care of them.
Or thoughtful gifts that can help the dog stay comfortable and healthy.
A gift focused on their beloved dog will always be a popular one with any dog lover, and I hope you've managed to find something suitable among the gift ideas for dog lovers that I've given you here.