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Holiday Gift Guide: Top Gifts for Dog Lovers

Christmas Gift Guide for Dog Lovers

With the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to start checking off the dog lovers on your gift list. For your dog-adoring friends and family members who seem to have everything—and the ones who say they need nothing more than four paws and a wagging tail—these top gifts for dog lovers are sure to impress.

Fringe Studio “Dog Lover” Coffee Mug


This minimalist yet oversized coffee mug is perfect for any doggie lover in your life: your mom, your boss, your dog trainer or anyone who wakes up with dogs on the brain. Fill it with instant coffee, hot cocoa or candy. If the dog lover in your life needs a place to put their dog treats, the Paw Prints tin treat jar makes the perfect storage container and has a stylish design that will look great in almost any home of office space.

Susquehanna Glass Wine Glasses

wine glass

Not a coffee drinker? Susquehanna Glass makes beautifully crafted wine glasses with clever and cute messages that every dog lover will enjoy! The “I Was Normal Three Dogs Ago” wine glass is sure to resonate with every dog lover! While the “I Just Want to Drink Wine & Pet My Dog” glass is perfect for every dog lover’s post-work day glass of wine.

“Who Rescued Who?” Magnet


Every rescue pet parent knows that rescuing goes both ways, and will relate to the message on this fun magnet. It comes in several colors, holds up well when placed on the bumper of your rescue-mobile, and looks great on a fridge. Grab a few to give as stocking stuffers for friends with rescues.

I’d Rather Be With My Dog Tee

Dog shirt

For your blunt friend who loves dogs, there’s no better gift than this hilariously honest tee. This soft crewneck T-shirt has a unisex design, so you can find the perfect fit for every dog-loving homebody on your holiday gift list this year.

Pet Friends Heart Paw Pendant

dog necklace

Your favorite dog lover will keep their pet close to their heart everywhere they go with this beautiful pendant necklace. The silver-toned paw charm hangs inside a heart shape adorned with crystal stones—perfect for dressing up any outfit.

Socksmith Women’s Pug Crew Socks

Pug socks

These cozy socks will keep the lucky recipient’s feet as snug as a Pug on a rug all winter long. They’re great for staying warm in the evenings, but work just as well as a subtle pop of tail-wagging fun when paired with professional attire. Pug parents love them, though nobody can resist that charmingly cocked head and those big, round eyes. Yes, of course they come in Frenchie and Black Lab!

Pet Gifts USA Howliday Dog Breed Ornaments

dog ornament

These dog Christmas ornaments will definitely have prime placement on the tree this year. With 40 breeds to choose from, you’re sure to find stunning portraits that look just like the beloved dogs on your Christmas list. The witty inscription, “Dear Santa, Define Naughty” is sure to make pet lovers smile every time they admire their Christmas tree this season.

Win&Co Puppy Paws & Bones Baking Molds

Dog baking mold

Anyone who loves dogs and freshly baked goods will appreciate this versatile set of baking molds. They can be used to make human treats like chocolates, cake bites, gelatin or cookies. They’re also great for baked or frozen dog treats. You’ll want to give this gift early so your favorite baker can start using it right away to make holiday goodies.

SportsHooks Dog Leash Holder

Dog key hooks

Here’s the best gift for the dog lover on the go. With four hooks, it keeps leashes, collars, harnesses, keys and other adventure necessities all in one place. This is a versatile gift that dog lovers may not have realized they needed, but will use for years to come. It’s also available in 20 popular breed designs.

dog playing fetch

PetSafe Automatic Ball Launcher Dog Toy

Every dog lover has probably tried their hand at playing fetch with their dog. And almost every dog owner has gotten tired of the game way before their dog has. If the latter scenario is often the case with the dog lover in your life, then gifting them with an automatic ball launcher may just be the best present ever. With this automatic fetching machine, you’ll be giving your friend’s dog the gift of never-ending playtime, and you’ll be giving your friend the gift of a tired, happy dog.

Lindsay Pevny is on a mission to gather science-based information on pet care, training and products, and to use her writing to help other dog parents make informed decisions for their four-legged family members. As a pet copywriter, she works with passionate pet business owners to spread the word about their innovative pet products and services. Get to know her doggy muses, Matilda and Cow, on her personal blog, Little Dog Tips.