Christmas gifts for dog lovers are amongst the easiest to find! You can make both owner and dog happy for the price of one gift, ha! Now, finding the best gift idea for a dog lover is a matter of budget and imagination.
In this article, we will give you 21 gift ideas for dog lovers from the least expensive to the priciest; this is to make it easier for you to navigate your way through it.
Cheap Gifts for Dog Lovers (< $20)
These somewhat cheap gifts for dog lovers are a perfect little addition or extra when you already have a bigger gift purchased for somebody. These presents are small, simple and very practical for dog owners, breeders, and lovers.
1. Training Clicker
Clicker training is a positive training method for dogs based on positive reinforcement with perfect timing and consistent reward (the clicker.)
Instructions say to reward your dog with a small treat and a click when the desired behavior is exhibited. I am a poor dog trainer, but my dog caught on to the idea of the clicker very quickly and I from now on don’t need any treat since the clicking sound is enough of a reward for the pooch.
2. Book: Sorry I Pooped in Your Shoe
Sorry I Pooped in Your Shoe is a hilarious collection of full-color photos and letters of apologies and suggestions from dogs to the people who love them—no matter what bad thing they’ve done!
Inside Sorry I Pooped in Your Shoe, writer and comedian Jeremy Greenberg presents a collection of 50 laugh-out-loud letters and accompanying full-color photographs that explain Fido’s love of funky smells, why a ball needs to be thrown again, and practically every other lovably loony canine characteristic.
3. IQ Treat Ball Dog
A great smart toy that will keep dogs mentally and intellectually stimulated. Indeed, dogs must think in order to get the treats out and if it becomes too easy, the dog owner can increase the difficulty.
This is also a wonderful gift for owners who have the leave their pets alone during the day as this dog puzzle toy will keep them entertained and engaged in their absence.
4. Himalayan Dog Chews
We already wrote a full article about Himalayan dog chews and how they are; similar to the article about antler dog chews we also published. These are natural alternatives to the less natural nylabone, Benebone and other rawhide chews for dogs.
5. Dog Treat Pouch
Every dog owner knows how challenging managing the treats is: always have some on you, making sure your pockets are clean, not mixing wet and dry treats, keeping them fresh for longer, etc. It’s a real dog person struggle.
Yet, there is a simple solution so few of us adopt: the dog treat pouch. Albeit simple, the treat pouch allows for fresh treats to be stored hygienically for longer and even allows for some cool extras.
Most training pouches have D-rings and other safe compartments to keep a clicker, a phone, some keys, some poop bags, and more. Even if your friend has a pouch already, the Tuff Mutt pouch is plain awesome so it will definitely be an upgrade!
Great Doggy Gifts (< $50)
Let’s step up our game a little and go for pricier gifts for dog lovers.
6. Rocco & Roxie Gourmet Jerky Dog Treats
Let’s face it: the dog food industry doesn’t consider dogs as high as humans. Therefore, dogs are fed meat by-products, bone meal, and other nonsense fillers. Mainly, this is because their dog food industry has massive marketing that leads owners to believe their dog treats and kibble are awesome. They are not.
Offer this beef jerky treats for a taste of naturally delicious flavors never enhanced with artificial flavoring or fillers like corn, soy, and gluten. Obviously, each bag comes with a price tag of roughly $20-25 depending on the flavor (Chicken, Turkey or Beef) but it is a super gift.
7. Purina Fortiflora Canine Nutritional Supplement
Any dog owner is and should be concerned about his or her dog’s health, including their immune system and any deficiency they may have. Most dogs are lacking some vitamins, minerals or trace elements; we humans too and it’s because we do not vary our diets enough.
Therefore, giving your dog a quality health supplementation is a good idea. Obviously, the vet should be consulted first but these freely available supplements are safe and good for pooches of all shapes and sizes.
Fortiflora by Purina boosts the levels of vitamins A, E, and C, and strengthens the immune system. It also tastes good so your dog won’t neglect it (quite the opposite, actually.)
8. Resco Ergonomic Pet Grooming Comb
Proudly made in America by Resco, the Resco Ergonomic Comb has been a staple for professional groomers since its inception. Very few combs match this quality or design and trust me, dogs love how these feel. The lightweight aluminum handle reduces fatigue and increases wrist comfort, especially for long brushing sessions.
You can grab a premium Resco comb for around $35 on Amazon.
We wrote a review about GoughNuts toys a few months ago and they are as amazing and indestructible today as they were back then. Let’s start by the warranty: if your pet can chew through the toy to expose the red layer, GoughNuts will replace your toy.
These engineers have over 20 years of experience in the rubber technological field and they have focused all these efforts, knowledge and technical advances on a dog that is now commonly accepted as one of the resistant and durable dog chew toys.
Definitely worth being a quality gift for dog lover guys!
10. Leashboss Free Range
A cool thing to do for dog owners is to go explore, hike and trail in natural spaces. Forest, woods, mountains, hills, and reserves have so much to offer and we all know dogs would love such adventures. Yet, we don’t go because we do not want them to escape.
Having a free-range leash of 50ft gives a dog the freedom to explore everything they want but always be a pull away from their owner. It’s a safer way to go on an adventure with a curious dog!
Now, why do you need a pricier model over a cheap one? Because you don’t want the nylon to break after two outings. The Leashboss Free Range is heavy-duty and ready for a lot of action. This model even comes with a drawstring backpack!
Pricey Gifts for Dog Owners (< $100)
For very good friends, here are some fancy gifts they will appreciate and be grateful for.
11. Pioneer Pet Big Max Stainless Steel Fountain
Dogs and cats are naturally and instinctively more attracted by running water than by still water. This is because in nature, standing water is usually dirty and bacterias have multiplied themselves so drinking it would lead to health complications.
This dishwasher safe water bowl by Pioneer Pet is a beautiful, trendy design to the service of the most demanding drinkers. Stainless steel is often recommended when dealing with dogs as it is extremely hard for the dirt and the bacterias to stick to it and proliferate. Please note than unless most cheap steel fountains, both the inside and the outside are made of high-grade stainless steel.
The fountain holds enough water for a day if you have two dogs, otherwise, it lasts even longer
12. PetFusion Ultimate Pet Bed & Lounge
Don’t settle for dog beds with cheaper, less comfortable and more toxic fillers like cotton batting, cedar chips, shredded foam, and lower density foams. This PetFusion bed is solid, certified, high-density memory foam. It is water-resistant and easy to clean even after little accidents.
It looks awesome and will find a great place in any home thanks to its cool premium design and feel. The bed comes in several sizes and colors so don’t you worry!
13. simplehuman Pet Food Storage Can
Having a dog food container can save you a lot of kibble especially when buying large bags. Kibble, despite being dry, loses its palatability over the weeks it remains open. This is why having a pet food storage can make the food taste as good after two months as it was after one day.
There are several models out there, some ugly but functional while others are expensive yet useless. The best model that is both functional and also beautiful is the simplehuman storage can. It has built-in wheels to easily move it around, an airtight seal to keep food fresh, and it looks very pretty.
Expensive Gifts for Dog Lovers (> $100)
If your friend is a really, really good friend then let’s just splash the cash and offer them a dog-lover gift they will forever remember.
14. K9 Ballistics Chew-Resistant Dog Bed
Perhaps not the sexiest design but this K9 Ballistics raised bed will resist the most intense aggressive chewers out there. It’s not indestructible but probably very close to that. If you’ve heard a friend of yours complaining about how often their dogs destroy their own beds, this is the perfect gift for them.
The bed has been designed and manufactured to endure outdoor conditions so you can use it at home or outside without any problem. It will resist weather conditions and chewing, scratching, water, hair, dirt, and odors, and can be easily wiped or hosed down.
Sizes available are small, medium, large, X-large and XX-large. There’s also the mere count of 8 colors available for all of you picky choosers!
15. Wahl Motion Lithium Ion Clipper
Our most popular review is the one listing the best dog clippers and the Wahl Motion Lithium Ion Clipper is ranking very very high. There is no luck in here but a wide range of features all wonderfully put together by Wahl, a leading hair specialist.
- 5500 strokes per minute
- lightweight for fatigue reduction
- both cord and cordless (90mn battery)
- low vibration and exceptionally quiet
- 5 in 1 Pro blade set
It’s plain awesome for bulk works as well as detail work! These clippers are light, quiet, and stay cool and have more than enough juice to get the job done.
I love the fact that the torque kicks in when the going gets tough on her fur, makes the job more of a pleasure than a chore. Plus the cordless is fantastic. If you know the dogs are from the stressed-out type, invest in great quiet clippers for anxious dogs.
16. iRobot Roomba Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
A superb automated robot that will clean your entire room or home using several sensors to navigate and adapt to your changing spaces. This most modern system agitates, brushes and suctions floors for in-depth cleaning.
Dirt Detect Series II identifies dirtier areas and focuses cleaning where it’s needed most and if you are worried about battery life, don’t worry, Roomba automatically docks and recharges so you can just schedule it up to 7 times a week.
It’s magical and it’s totally getting rid of pet hair, dandruff, and regular dirt.
We truly hope this list helped you out and gave you some great ideas of gifts for dog lovers and dog owners.