Best Gifts for Dog Lovers

Dogs. They are truly the most loyal, loving, and hilarious companions anyone could ask for. They are there for us through every little bump that life throws at us and never fail to brighten our days.

Dogs are faithful companions so it is no wonder that a large number of us class ourselves as “Dog Lovers”. Dogs are always spoiled with a huge variety of toys and treats but what about when it comes to buying a dog lover a gift?

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When it comes to getting someone a present, there is always so much choice. These days, everyone seems to have everything and it can be incredibly challenging trying to think outside of the box.

You want to make sure that you get the right gift and avoid awkwardness and embarrassment. There is nothing worse than giving someone a gift and seeing a disappointed look on their face.

A personal gift that shows you care and know the recipient is always the most well-received. So how about a thoughtful gift for the dog lovers in your life? Still stuck for ideas? Don’t panic!

Take a look at 10 of the best gifts for dog lovers.

Best Gifts for Dog Lovers

1. SassyCups Funny Dog Tumbler

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This funny, insulated tumbler from SassyCups voices what is truly on every dog lover’s mind. The tumbler holds 22oz of any drink to take on the go.

Complete with a silicone straw and tightly sealed lid to minimize spillages, this tumbler is a must for those chilly morning dog walks and commutes. The lid also slides closed to avoid leaks and to prevent any pet hair floaties.

With active dogs, kids, or people just generally rushing around, drink tumblers are no stranger to accidents. SassyCups have designed this tumbler to be shatterproof to withstand bumps and minor meltdowns and has given it an anti-slip base.

Perfect for use with cold and hot drinks, the tumbler has is double-walled with vacuum insulation. It will keep cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot drinks hot for up to 6 hours, making this the perfect gift all year round.

The outside is sweatproof, avoiding any inconvenient condensation. It will stand the test of time with its kitchen-grade stainless steel.

The design has been laser engraved to avoid any unsightly peeling. The plastic lid is BPA-free, too! This tumbler will let everyone know that the user is a dog lover and proud!  


  • Suitable for all hot and cold drinks
  • Easily cleaned 
  • Vacuum filled wall keeps drinks hot or cold


  • Hand-wash only 

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2. Willow Tree Angel of Friendship Figure

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If you are looking for a tasteful gift that will go great in any dog lover’s home, Willow Tree has got you covered! This 5” resin figure has been hand-painted, depicting a standing angel cradling a small brown dog in their arms.

Each original Willow Tree design is hand-carved by designer Susan Lordi in her studio in Kansas City, MO. Whilst there are many Willow Tree designs available, the delicate design of this figurine encapsulates the love that is shared between humans and dogs.

There are certainly times in a dog lover’s life where they feel overwhelmingly grateful for the dog(s) they share it with. This gift celebrates friendship, not only between you and the recipient but between humans and their canine companions. It comes complete with a sentiment card saying “For those who share the spirit of friendship”.

It is packaged in a secure, fitted box with information about the company, an item title, and a description. This would also be a great gift for dog sitters, veterinarians, and dog rescuers.

It can help bring hope, comfort, and closure to those who have lost a beloved dog. This figure is an ideal keepsake reminding those who see it that dogs are a precious gift in themselves.  


  • Comes with lovely packaging and a sentiment card
  • Designed in the US 
  • Hand-painted 


  • This item is fragile so would need a secure place to be displayed

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3. Dog Fart Extinguisher Scented 100% Soy Candle

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We love our dogs but it’s inevitable- sometimes, they are just plain stinky! Whether they have eaten something that doesn’t agree with them, or they are just having a windy day dogs certainly know how to fill a room with their distinct “aroma”.

Fear not, this dog fart extinguisher will help to eradicate all of the dog-related smells in any room. A funny gift for the dog lover’s in your life, this candle will make them laugh and will also be much used.

Made in Minnesota, every care has been given to ensure that this candle is beautifully presented and is made of the highest quality ingredients. Cedar Crate Market has created this hand-poured candle with hints of grapefruit, rose, and musk for a citrusy and sensual, unique fragrance.

The candle is made from 100% soy which means that the candle will last longer than others, too, without the harmful fumes that standard candles have. It also features a paper core wick that is zinc and lead-free. On average, this candle will burn for 50-60 hours.

The glass jar is reusable if it is washed out with warm soapy water when the candle is finished. It comes carefully packaged in a gift box so it is ready to be given to the recipient right away.

Cedar Crate Market offers a variety of similar dog-themed candles so make sure that you check them all out! 


  • A practical, funny gift for dog owners with a sense of humor
  • Made with high quality, natural ingredients
  • Longer than the average burning time of 50-60 hours


  • The scent may not be to everyone’s liking but there are lots of dog-related candles on offer by Cedar Crate Market so there is a range of choice

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4. Dogs Welcome Box Sign

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Do you need a gift for someone who loves dogs above all else? Most dog lovers will tell you that their fur babies are at the top of the pecking order. It has become increasingly popular to fill our homes with decor featuring phrases, words, and slogans that reflect the nature of those in the household.

Therefore, what better gift is there for dog lovers than this dog welcome sign from Primitives by Kathy? Perfect for indoor use, this sign will be a great conversation starter and will also let your friend or relative know that you are totally fine with coming second to their fur babies.

The monochromatic design means that this sign will not look out of place in any home. It measures around 10” long, 3” high, and 1.5” deep, respectively. It is the perfect size for a desk, shelf, or countertop.

Primitives by Kathy specializes in a range of gift ideas that are sarcastic, funny, and unique. They also have a wider range of dog-related gifts so check out their other items, too!

There are coordinating items available to tie in pieces together. This humorous word sign lets every guest know who the priority is, without question.  


  • Monochromatic to match most decor
  • Humorous sign 


  • Not suitable for outdoor use

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5. The DogFather T-Shirt

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Fact: fur babies are simply adored by their owners, and their owners are proud to show it! When they are out with or without their beloved dog, they are always happy to let people know just how much their pooch means to them.

This t-shirt would make the perfect choice of gift for any dog dad (and those who are also movie fans) and is guaranteed to put a smile on their face. This funny “Dogfather” t-shirt will draw attention and gain some laughs from its clever play on words.

The t-shirt has a more fitted style to it than your regular t-shirt and is made of soft 100% USA grown jersey-knit cotton, with a high thread count for a super smooth finish. The manufacturer recommends buying the usual size unless the recipient is in between sizes. If they are, sizing up is best.

This t-shirt was designed in Ann Arbor, Michigan by a team of skilled illustrators. The Ann Arbor T-Shirt Company offers a wide variety of designs and also pre-shrink their shirts for a better finish and a truer fit.

As with all high-cotton items, they are still prone to shrinking when washed. 


  • Humor based on a well-known movie franchise
  • Perfect for a proud dog dad
  • High thread count for added comfort


  • Must know recipients size before ordering

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6. Customized Pet Laser-Engraved Crystal Photo

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Buying a perfect gift for anyone involves a personal touch. For dog lovers, there is nothing more personal than a gift that truly reflects the love that they have for their pooch.

Crystal Impressions have created a range of customized crystal photos to encapsulate and display that love. By uploading a photo, a 3D laser engraved photo is created within the crystal.

Through this process, the true spirit of dogs can be captured. The crystal photo blocks are available in sizes mini, small, medium, and large, and can have a portrait or landscape orientation.

They can be used on a shelf, bookcase, or as a desk paperweight. Because they are completely customizable, the recipient can choose to order others with different photos to create a set.

There are 19 unique design options to help you customize your gift through laser engraving. These gifts can also be the perfect way to memorialize a beloved pet that has been lost.

Losing a pet is devastating for anyone and having a lovely keepsake will ensure that their memory lives on fondly. The crystal block is delivered in a gift box which is carefully packaged.

The crystal comes complete with a stand that lights up the crystal, showing the photo in its best light. 


  • A thoughtful memorial for a lost, beloved pet
  • Completely personal detailed gift with custom photo and design
  • Stand with light included 


  • Breakable gift
  • Cannot be returned unless defective once ordered due to customization

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7. Funny Dog Slogan T-Shirt

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The downside to spending a whole lot of time with dogs? Humans become less favorable! Dog lovers can express their humor, style, and love of canines with this fashionable slogan t-shirt. T-shirts make a perfect gift as they can be worn for several occasions all year round.

Whether heading out for the day or sitting on the couch, a comfortable t-shirt is a must. Crazy Dog T-Shirts proudly offers a substantial range of funny t-shirts centered around our canine companions.

The company offers a variety of vibrant color choices, meaning that you will find the perfect gift for any dog lover. They are designed and printed in the USA and are machine washable.

As with all cotton clothes, t-shirts may shrink in the wash at higher temperatures. The lightweight fitted tees are made from ringspun cotton for a comfortable, relaxed fit.

The wearer is bound to get many smiles and comments whilst rocking this t-shirt and it will be legendary amongst fellow dog lovers. Get this gift for your dog lover and they will love it!

There will, however,  be a lingering thought on your mind afterward. Let’s hope you are one of the three people, eh? 


  • A gift that will work all year round
  • A funny gift that will get some laughs
  • Made of light-weight cotton for added comfort


  • You will have to know the size of the recipient before purchasing

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8. Pawprint Clay Keepsake Kit

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This ultimate paw print keepsake kit from Baby Mushroom is the perfect way of commemorating special occasions with fur babies and fur friends. It enables the recipient to create an imprint of their dog’s paw print to keep through the years.

These make great gifts for those with a new puppy, as they can see how their pooch grows. They are also a great option for marking a first occasion, such as Christmas, with their dog.

You can either give this gift to a dog lover to complete, or you can complete it yourself. It can be the perfect way of saying thank you for looking after your dog or as a gift from a dog to their human. 

The kit comes complete with a stamp set that allows you to add custom details to the clay, such as names and dates. What’s more, the kit allows you to make 2 4.5” clay discs. The clay is non-toxic and dries simply with air.

The kit includes everything needed to make these keepsakes including clay, roller, circle cutter, hole puncher, assorted color ribbons, 2 display stands, and a bonus stencil kit.

The finished designs are suitable for painting and varnishing also. As the clay provided is an organic material, it is suitable for indoor use only. You will forever be remembered fondly for giving this deeply personal and fun gift to your dog lover.   


  • Comes as a complete kit with enough supplies to create 2 keepsakes
  • Perfect for marking occasions with a dog
  • Completely customizable and provides a fun activity 


  • Requires a well-behaved dog to stay still 

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9. Collapsible Trunk Organizer

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Whilst we have explored gift creative, funny, and customizable options of gifts for dog lovers, there are also practical gifts available that are perfect!

If your dog lover travels a lot with their pooch for walks, trips, and other adventures, they are bound to have a lot of dog-related “junk” in their trunk.  They will be appreciative of this versatile trunk organizer.

TRUNK CRATE PRO has designed this organizer with heavy-duty handles and a sturdy base, meaning that it will hold up for many trips. With more than enough pockets and sections to fit towels, bowls, treats, blankets, leashes, and water bottles, there will also be room for a few human things, too!

The recipient can also use it to store sports equipment, groceries, and other essentials. The sections can be moved around to accommodate specific needs.

The organizer is available in gray, red, blue, and black and in regular, large, or extra-large. When it is not needed, it is collapsible for easy storage.

It also comes with cords that help secure it in place for journeys. If your dog lover is outdoorsy and loves adventure, this gift will be right up their street! 


  • A versatile storage solution for trunks that will suit every need, not just those for dog-related items
  • Collapsible when not in use for easier storage
  • The sections can be altered in size depending on the requirement 


  • Only a great gift for those with cars

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10. Durable “Wipe Your Paws” Door Mat

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Great adventures with dogs often lead to plenty of muddy paws and shoes. A great solution for an entryway is to use a doormat to help manage the mess. All dog lovers will appreciate this adorable design in their homes.

The backing of the mat is anti-slip, even when subjected to moisture. This mat is made from 100% natural rubber border and backing and features a woven polypropylene, ‘Wipe your paws’ patterned fabric.

It absorbs moisture and dirt and prevents mud from being dragged through your dog lover’s home on both human and canine feet. It is easy to shake off any dirt and dust but the mat can also be vacuumed and swept, if needs be.

It has a low profile so poses less of a trip hazard than other mats and won’t stop doors from being opened and shut easily. The mat is also available in a whopping 28 colors and comes in a choice of 4 sizes. It can be used both indoors and outdoors. 


  • Everyone will benefit from this gift, the recipient can appreciate it even if they don’t have a dog. 
  • Durable and long-lasting 
  • A vast variety of colors and sizes are available


  • Cannot use bleach to clean it. 

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Donnie Gardner

Donnie Gardner is the owner of the Boston Terrier Society. He has been raising Bella the Boston since 2010. He resides in Kansas with his wife, daughter, and Bella. His favorite activities are hanging out with family, traveling, running (but has bad knees), and reading non-fiction books.

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