We all have that friend who loves their dog more than life. In reality, we probably have several of them (and it’s okay if you’re that friend!). Being a pet lover lends itself to being the receiver of some amazing and unique gift ideas. If you’re struggling with what to buy your dog loving friend on their upcoming birthday or other gift occasion, we’ve got some great ideas for you! Pick one or pick several – some are so inexpensive they make great add-ons to a pricier gift.
Here are our favorite gifts for dog lovers.
Customized paintings and artistic gifts
Custom Painted Dog Portrait
What better gift for the dog lover than a hand-painted portrait of their pet. It’s so simple to do. You just go to PaintYourLife.com, pick out the artist you want to paint the portrait (so many styles to choose from), then upload a photograph and the artist will start working. They keep you updated throughout the process and can even customize your dog portraits to include adding or removing certain elements. It’s truly the perfect gift for all dog lovers and highly recommended by the website K9ofMine.com.
Jewelry Just for the Dog Lover
Lots of people have charm necklaces for their children, why not a charm necklace for the four-legged children, too? Or a pendant that is a replica of their dog? There are many options available through Zales.com. There are options available for all budgets and a variety of jewelry styles.
Pedigree Poem Pillow
If your friend or loved one has a purebred dog, this pedigree poem could be the perfect gift. The poetry included has each breed’s typical traits and personality quirks to give you a unique and fun gift option. You can find the Pedigree Poem Pillow for most well-known breeds and can even let them know if you need a breed not offered at UncommonGoods.com.
Embark Dog DNA Test
Doggy DNA. It’s a big thing. You know how there’s 23andMe or Ancestry for human DNA? Well, now you can get your dog’s DNA tested to see exactly what breeds they have in their bloodline. Embark Dog DNA Test tests for 250 dog breeds and 175 genetic health conditions. It’s a fun way to see what conditions your dog may be predisposed to and what breeds make up their bloodline.
These adorable socks have pictures of the puppy’s face all over them. Great for those long days at work when your friend may miss her special BFF–and an added bonus of keeping their feet warm! It’s simple to order – upload a picture of your friend’s dog, they’ll crop out the face and make the perfect socks. The best part? FurBaby Socks will donate 5% of the profit from every pair of socks sold to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). So not only are you giving a great gift, but you’re saving a furry friend’s life.
Definition of my Dog Customized Pillow
The “Definition of my Dog” customized pillow provides a unique take on personalization. Provide the name and a few special traits that your dog has and receive a pillow with their “definition”. Truly a lifelong keepsake. Bed Bath and Beyond offers this in five different color combinations and two sizes. Easy to order online and ships directly to you or your recipient in just a few days.
Gifts for the Dog
Personalized Dog Bed Cover
If your friend’s dog has a great dog bed, why not consider getting a personalized dog bed cover. You’ll just need to know what size the bed is, then when you order provide the dog’s name and it will be embroidered onto the bed cover for an adorable and unique gift. Land’s End makes great quality bed covers for a variety of sizes of rectangular or round dog beds.
Pettsie Matching Dog Collar and Owner Friendship Bracelet
What could be cuter than having a friendship bracelet that matches your puppy’s collar? If you have a friend that loves to dress up or loves to find outfits for her dog, this could be the perfect gift. The gift set comes in many colors and is so affordable you could get a couple of different colors. At $18.99 a set, it’s also a perfect add-on gift to one of our other recommendations. Order directly on Amazon.com.
For a gift that keeps on giving, consider getting your friend or loved one a subscription to this popular gift box that delivers dog treats, toys, and other related items right to their home every month. Boxes are available for all size dogs and even for dogs that are considered “super chewers.” The gift-giving option is simple to set up, just follow the prompts on the Barb Box website and your first package will be on the way.
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