Do you have dogs or dog owners on your list for birthday or holiday presents?
There are so many dog items available for gifts now, and it's fun to see what's
new. Try shopping online, at big box stores, department stores, discount stores
and home stores. Specialty boutiques, catalogs, and card shops also have dog
items; in fact, you can find great doggie treats just about anywhere now. Here's
a list of 101 gift ideas for the dogs and dog lovers on your list:
Dogs love to eat, so treat your favorite dog to (1) a bag of gourmet doggie
treats, (2) a peanut butter birthday cake, (3) rawhide bones, (4) pigs' ears
treats, (5) beef chew sticks, or (6) bacon chews.
Dog owners might like (7) a recipe
book for homemade dog biscuits and (8) a bone-shaped cookie cutter. (9)
Treat balls are fun for dogs, and (10) a spillproof water dish will please dog
owners. (11) A ceramic dog
bowl, (12) a unique container for dog food, (13) a mat to put under the
dog's food, (14) a dry food dispenser, or (15) a treat
container will come in handy for dog lovers.
Some dogs travel with their owners often, so for a dog-on-the-go these gifts
would be nice. (16) A collapsable dog
travel bowl, (17) a water bottle, (18) or a doggie car seat would be handy
for traveling dogs, and (19) a dog life jacket or (20) sunglasses or goggles
are good protection for small dogs who swim or ride in convertibles. (21) Snow
booties would be a good gift for dogs in cold climates, and (22) a rain poncho
can protect dogs in wet weather. Flying dogs need a (23) hard shell kennel or
(24) a rolling travel kennel. Dogs who travel by car could use (25) a sheepskin
car perch or (26) a soft side fold-up kennel. Small dogs might like (27) a car
booster seat or (28) a brocade tote. (29) Matching shirts for dog and owner
are cute, and (30) a magnetic
dog car bumper sticker might be something a dog lover would like. For dogs
that don't travel well, (31) a gift certificate for a night's stay in a dog
hotel or kennel would be a useful present.
Dogs like to play, so dog
toys are good gifts. Some dogs like to play with (32) Frisbees or flying
toys, (33) rope toys, and chase (34) rubber balls. Puppies, and dogs too,
like (35) chew toys, (36) newspaper toys and (37) dog toys that squeak or fetching
and floating toys.
For dogs who like to play in water, (38) a doggie wading pool is a good gift.
Keeping a dog healthy and well groomed is a big concern of dog lovers. (39)
A gift certificate to the dog's vet would be appreciated, as would (40) a gift
certificate for a training class, (41) a dog whistle, or (42) a book on dog
training. (43) Ear cleaning wipes, (44) a pet mitt to reduce shedding, (45)
dog vitamins, or (46) flea wipes could be useful for dogs, and (47) fur cleaning
wipes and (48) paw wipes are also helpful. (49) A DVD on dog care would be a
good gift for new dog owners, as would (50) a gift certificate for grooming.
(51) Dog shampoo, (52) coat conditioner, (53) nail clippers, and (54) a doggie
toothbrush and toothpaste are all excellent grooming gifts. There are many different
kinds of (55) brushes also available for the well-groomed dog.
Dog need a place to hang out, so (56) a custom made dog house would be a great
gift, as would (57) an igloo-shaped dog abode. (58) A burrow bed is great for
small dogs especially, and (59) sheepskin pads, (60) fleece beds, (61) fleece
blankets, and (62) faux suede beds are cozy for cold dogs.
Dog lovers like their dogs to look good, so (63) a clip-on bow would be a good
gift for a small dog, (64) bandana
collars in different colors look great on a large dog, and (65) a charm
for a dog's collar is cute. (66) A reflective coat for walks would be a practical
gift for any dog, and (67) a fleece coat would be nice for dogs in cold climates.
(68) A pink doggie tutu is a cute gift, as are (69) a Santa suit, (70) reindeer
ears, and (71) a gift certificate for a photo with Santa.
Dog owners like to keep their dog's area clean, so (72) puppy pads, (73) doggie
diapers for dogs in heat, (74) a scooper and disposal bags, or (75) enzyme stain
remover would all be handy gifts. Training items such as (76) an anti-bark collar,
(77) a training harness, or (78) a doggie gate could be useful to a dog owner,
and a (79) virtual fence, (80) a breakaway collar, (81) retractable lease, or
(82) dog door kit or installation would all be good choices. (83) A gift certificate
for a microchip might also be something that a dog owner would like, and (84)
doggie steps would make life easier for a small or arthritic dog whose owner
has a tall bed.
There are many different gifts that dog lovers might like. Give an owner (85)
a dog-themed photo
frame containing a photo of him and his dog, (86) dog-themed note
cards, or (87) an amusing doggie greeting card. For a dog lover with a charm
bracelet, (88) a charm would be in order. (89) A dog-shaped rug, (90) dog-themed
calendar, (91) purse-sized photo album for dog pictures, or (92) a scrapbooking
kit for pet pages would be nice gifts for dog lovers. (93) A dress-the-dog magnet
set is fun, and (94) a magnet of the dog's breed would please a dog lover. (95)
A book on the dog's breed is handy for an owner, as are (96) dog-head pushpins
and a bulletin board for the dog's photos, (97) a dog-head writing pen, or (98)
a magnetic frame for the refrigerator. (99) A dog-themed keychain
or (100) a resin statue of the dog's breed might please a dog lover, and if
you can't think of anything the dog and dog lover don't already have, (101)
a gift certificate to a pet store would be a good choice for a gift.
Since pampered pets are now so popular, new products are constantly being developed
for dogs and dog lovers. Check stores for the latest treats, and choose a gift
you think will delight the dog or dog lover on your list.