The holidays are less than a month away, and while we don’t mean to put any pressure on you during this wonderful season, it’s time to get shopping! We’re sure that some of the people on your list are a bit tricky to buy for, such as the spouse who has everything, or the sister who’s extremely picky, but if you know a dog lover, you’re in luck!
With so many pet grooming gadgets, accessories, and even appliances on the market, buying the perfect gift for someone with a fur baby is not only doable – it’s also a lot of fun! And hey, you may even find a gift for them as well as their pup! Read on for our handy holiday gift guide for dog lovers, and start writing your naughty and nice lists!
Any dog owner will tell you that they love taking photos of their pooch, and you only need to glance at a dog owner’s social media accounts to see how much their pup is adored. But dog owners are also well aware of how tricky it can be to snap that perfect picture with their fur baby. It’s one thing to take a photo of the dog on its own, but quite another to take a selfie – dogs are not keen on sitting still or looking into a camera or phone lens!
We’re sure that you’re familiar with the selfie stick trend that popped up several years ago. Well, now there’s a Pooch Selfie, which is a smartphone attachment designed to help pet owners take better selfies with their dogs. The Pooch Selfie comes with a squeaking tennis ball and a cell phone attachment that will work with most smartphones and tablets. The tennis ball is mounted onto the cell phone, and there’s no doubt that Rover will be naturally drawn in, and this will hold his gaze as the photo is taken. The dog lover in your life is going to be thrilled at the resulting photos from the Pooch Selfie, and we can guarantee their Instagram feed is going to be dominated by new family portraits!
Taking your pal along for a ride is something everyone enjoys – until we have to clean out all of the fur from the back seat! But don’t fret, there’s an easy solution. The 4Knines pet seat covers are all you need to keep your dog happy and your car clean.
They come in a variety of colors, so you can match them to your car’s interior. You can also decide between a hammock-style seat cover and a regular cover – whichever suits your pet best!
These car seat covers have been put to the test by yours truly, and we can honestly say they are incredibly strong and durable. For large breeds and small, you can’t go wrong with this selection of car accessories.
Dogs are family, and as such, need their own accessories (and treat jars!). Your dog loving friend likely already has a Tupperware container where they store their pup’s treats, or maybe they keep the cardboard box in a specific spot in the kitchen. However, things are about to be taken to the next level with a Doggie Diner Treat Jar, which is a stylish, glass jar engraved with a retro doggie diner bone design and a lid to keep the treats fresh. Before finalizing this purchase online, you can add two lines of personalization, which means that this pooch can have their name (and maybe even their favorite type of treats!) written on their jar. How’s that for being an important member of the family?
Not only is this gift adorable and thoughtful, these jars are extremely elegant and will suit any kitchen décor. They’re also priced at less than $20.00, which is a huge bargain!
There are many ways that dog owners connect with one another, one of which is by comparing notes on how to rid their homes of pet hair! If you want to make a dog owner’s life much easier, we recommend the Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away TruePet Upright Vaccuum. Priced at $255.00, it’s the most expensive item on our dog lovers’ gift guide, but it’s one that will be appreciated beyond belief.
With a detachable canister that deep cleans, and a motorized brush that cleans hair off every surface, this vacuum is designed with pet owners in mind. If this tool doesn’t sound amazing enough already, it also comes with an LED light that actually illuminates dog hair on hardwood floors and tiles, making sure the owner can pick it all up and be confident that it’s clean.
If you live in a climate that experiences all four seasons, you know how chilly the winter months can be. You can bet that the dog lover in your life is bundled up every time they take their pup out, and they likely bundle their dog up as well! Keep their furry friend on trend this winter with a quilted shearling jacket, specifically Bark Shop’s jacket, which is touted as the perfect outerwear for Arctic expeditions around the block. This item is seriously insulated, water-resistant, and machine washable, and it makes every pup look dapper on winter days.
Made for small, medium, and large dogs, Bark Shop’s Quilted Shearling Jacket can be purchased for $54.00.
Looking for a gift that will keep on giving all year? Look no further than a BarkBox Subscription! For just $20 a month, your dog loving friend and their pup will receive a box filled with a collection of goodies, including 2 toys, 2 all-natural bags of treats, and a chew. Each month’s box is themed, so the items in it will all be coordinated based on whether the box is a “New York City”, “Chewrassic Park”, or “Throwbark Thursday” theme (to name a few!). This gift is a seriously thoughtful one, as it opens up dog lovers and their pooches to new types of toys and treats, and provides them with a real adventure to look forward to every month.
Plus, who doesn’t love receiving a box of surprise goodies in the mail?
We saved the most festive items for last! Our holiday guide has been a collection of accessories, appliances and functional clothing, but pups need some fun, festive items as well! While Orbee’s Tuff Bulbs may look like your typical glass lights, don’t be deceived! These are chew toys that will not only keep a pooch entertained for some time, they also have hidden “treat spots” that can house biscuits or holiday leftovers for even more fun!
Available in red, blue, green and orange, these chewy holiday lights are priced at $11.00 each, making them perfect for a dog lover who loves seeing their pup happy (and busy!).
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