Choosing a gift for the dog lover or dog owner in your life doesn't have to be difficult. There are some brilliant dog-themed gifts out there, and some lovely treats that will enhance the relationship between pet and owner. Whether you're shopping for a dog parent or just an admirer of the canine species, we've got you covered.
This article rates and ranks 10 gifts every dog lover will adore and proves that a thoughtful present needn't be expensive. For Christmas, secret Santas, birthdays or even a wedding, we've found affordable, great value choices for die-hard dog fans including craft activities, stationery and items for the home, from John Lewis, Amazon and more.
Magma for Laurence King
Wild and Woofy
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home
3D Cute Dog Coffee Mug
Dog Outfit Sewing Pattern
The Dogfather T Shirt
Biodegradable Poop Bags and Holder
Eco-Friendly Coir Door Mat
Dogs Calendar 2022
Fig Sausage Dog Crochet Kit
What Your Dog is Really Thinking
Personalised Tea Coffee Mug
A Delightful Shiba Inu Mug With Matching Lid and Spoon
Easy-To-Follow Sewing Patterns for the Sartorially Superior Owner-Dog Duo
Illustrated Bingo Board Featuring Rare and Beloved Breeds for Everyone to Enjoy
A Dog-Themed Statement T-Shirt Made From 100% Cotton, Parodying the Iconic Film
Portable Poo Bag Pouch With Handy Clip, Perfect Practical Gift for Dog Owner’s
Practical Coir and PVC Doormat With Cute Pooch Pattern Measuring 75 CM
Enjoy a Full Year of Beautiful Rescue Dogs While Supporting an Animal Charity
Sausage Dog Crochet Kit With Yarn, Hooks and Instructions, Perfect for the Creative Types
A Book to Help Bring Humans Closer to Their Dogs by Learning About Their Canine’s Behaviours
A Fully Customizable Mug to Immortalise the Love Between and Their Owner
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We have categorised each of the presents for dog lovers on our list by whether they are appropriate for pet owners, dog admirers, or both. If you are shopping for someone who has their own four-legged companion, then a practical, beautiful present which makes dog parent life easier might be a good shout.
On the other hand, if your friend or loved one is a dog-aholic who doesn't (yet!) have a pupper to call their own, then a gift with a canine theme lets them celebrate their favourite mammal through home decor, office essentials or clever crafts.
Books are a good choice as they educate the recipient, and a well-informed pet owner makes for a happy dog. As they say, dogs are for life, not just for Christmas, and getting to know an animal can sometimes be trickier than it looks.
A reference book about dog ownership can help your friend or family member truly bond with their pet and explore new approaches to training, socialising and play. A present like this allows any dog lover to improve their dog's behaviour, with powerful communicative tools, and you can't put a price on that.
To brighten up the home office, how about some stationery or work accessories with a tail-wagging twist? Things for the office are usually cheap and cheerful, making great gift options if you are shopping on a budget.
They are also a good pick if you know little about the recipient other than their high regard for dogs (a colleague, for example, or the new partner of a family member). Think calendars, pencil cases or other desk essentials on a doggo theme.
You could choose a more general item for the home to present to your favourite lover-of-dogs. If you're shopping for someone whose house is a shrine to the Canis lupus familiaris, consider mugs, candles, doormats or cushions with a dog print pattern, or how about something in the shape of their favourite breed?
Decorative home decor is a lovely thing to receive, and picking items with a special theme is not always something people do for themselves. Plus, it makes a gift all the more meaningful when you've chosen something unique for them. They say visualisations can manifest reality, so help your dog-less friend manifest their dreams by surrounding them with dog-themed decoration!
Another lovely gift which is suited to those with and without a hound of their own is a pet-themed craft activity. If you know somebody who loves to paint, build, crochet or knit, but doesn't own a pooch, you might consider giving them the means to create their own, in whatever medium they love best.
If your crafty companion does have a dog, why not go one step further and choose a present where they actually make something their pet can enjoy? This may not necessarily be suitable for people with super busy lives, or who may feel overwhelmed by yet another project on their plate, but for a retiree or a prolific crafter, these gifts are a wonderful way to treat the pet and their owner.
Next on our list of gift suggestions for dog lovers is clothing. This is an idea for any loud, proud dog owner who considers their role as a pet parent a valued part of their identity. Think 'Dog Mom' baseball caps, 'Dogfather' t-shirts or even a personalised pair of socks.
Just be aware that dog-themed clothing may be a bit of an intense gift for people who aren't completely crazy over their crossbreed, and may set you back more money than smaller presents on our list.
It can also be tricky to choose the correct size for the recipient without spoiling the surprise, though you shouldn't have too much trouble with baggy tops and accessories. Seek out good quality fabric with a bold text and image for maximum impact.
Know a whole family of dog lovers? We think a game makes a brilliant gift, especially around Christmas. Games get the whole family involved and provide a good chunk of quality time where everyone gets together. Top Trumps, Bingo and Snap have all been re-imagined in dog-breed versions.
This gift works just as well for dog admirers as it does for dog owners, and provides a good talking point at a family gathering or festive celebration. Games shouldn't be costly, but if you can afford it, an elegant board game with striking illustrations is more than just family fun, it's a piece of art!
This ranking has been compiled by the writing team at mybest UK via careful evaluation of the points made in the buying guide and thorough research of each product and comparing multiple verified customer reviews across the EC sites used.
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Written and researched by Annie Hopkins
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