Using ‘dog lover’ as a defining trait to buy someone a gift is tricky. The internet is full of tack and rubbish they’ll never use; from ‘A House Isn’t A Home Without A Dog’ prints, to ‘My Dog Is My Best Friend’ fridge magnets.
This guide will feature stylish, useful, and completely random items, which are perfect to give away to anyone who is a not-so-secret crazy dog person.
You’ll find mugs, t-shirts, books and even a lamp on this list; and they’re perfect for any occasion whether it be a Birthday or Christmas.
I’ve done my research and tracked down 23 perfect gifts for the biggest dog lovers in your life.
- 1 Gifts For Dog Lovers’ Kitchens
- 2 Dog Lover Clothing
- 3 Stationary for Dog Fans
- 4 Unusual Dog Gifts
- 5 SEE MORE: Cool Gifts For Guys – 7 Things You’re Getting Wrong >>
Gifts For Dog Lovers’ Kitchens
Kitchenware gifts for dog owners are perfect; they can display them or use them all the time during their daily routine. The gifts I’ve chosen for this are so lovely that even if you’ve never owned a dog, you’ll be tempted to pick them up!
“The Dogfather” Mug
Dogs are commonly known as man’s best friend, but if you’re after a gift for the guy in your dog’s life, look no further. An excellent quality mug which makes a subtle declaration of love.
For anyone who may not love wine quite as much as their dog, but it probably comes a close second.
Do you have that one friend who likes to remind you that they love dogs every time you go around to their house? They will probably jump at the chance to be able to pop a dog-shaped ice cube in your next drink, then.
What a great dog lover gift for someone who has a new addition to their family or maybe your are looking for a gift for Christmas or a birthday. Personalised the frame with your own text.
For all those Game of Thrones enthusiasts and dog lovers this is the perfect gift Game of Thrones Gift.
For all of the Cockapoo lovers and chefs/bakers/barbecuers out there. With a choice of four colours, even the pickiest of people will be made happy by your gift.
Not only will this flask keep their coffee warm, but they’ll also be able to let everyone on their morning commute know that they own a dog. Which I guess they’ll be pretty chuffed about in itself.
Dog Lover Clothing
Clothing isn’t only a practical choice, but also possibly the best for those people who are bold and happy to shout about their love for their dog from the rooftops.
With so many designs to choose from, the dog lover in your life will be happy no matter what. There are also designs featuring pandas, giraffes, owls and cats, just in case you know someone who is obsessed with those too.
Perfect if you want a stocking filler or a present in the winter months. Again, there are multiple designs to choose from, including one for the unicorn-obsessed friend in your life (we all have one).
Ideal for offering the fun factor, whether she wears it proudly on every dog walk/social occasion or only in the privacy of her own home where very few people will see her/as a pyjama top.
If your friend/family member/other half much prefers the company of their four-legged companion to any human and aren’t shy about letting everyone know, this will make a great light-hearted gift.
Stationary for Dog Fans
There are a lot of stationary fans out there and being able to combine their collection with their favourite animal is a pretty win-win situation.
Cute and compact, these will brighten up the stationary collection of any dog lover and will probably become a talking point in their workplace too.
Colouring books for those above the ‘child’ age range are big news right now, and this would be perfect for anyone you know who is crafty, creative or constantly needs to be occupied.
It doesn’t matter whether they are somebody who is always making a written memo of everything, or if they’re the type of person who scrambles around looking for a piece of paper to write their shopping list on; everybody loves a good notebook.
Does your friend have a home office/desk at work yet can never find a pen? This little pug won’t only look adorable but will also keep any pens safe. It also comes with one, just in case the recipient has lost all of theirs already.
Unusual Dog Gifts
Sometimes you just want something a bit quirky and ‘out there’, while still being thoughtful.
Your acquaintance probably takes their four-legged friend everywhere with them, hence why their car boot is cluttered full of leads, tennis balls and travel water dishes. This little tin keeps everything in one place, which helpfully creates a lot less mess.
Have you ever gone around to a friend’s house and politely been told you’re sitting in the dog’s seat? Maybe you have guests yourself who regularly make this mistake, leaving your canine friend a bit confused? A straight-to-the-point cushion will clear up any seating situations before things get awkward.
A novelty gift for the pug lover in your life. Who doesn’t need a tape measure from time to time?
Sass & Belle Dachshund Nail File
If your dog lover also has a passion for nails and beauty, this is a great way to bring both of their favourite things together.
Not only does this tin contain Scottie-shaped Shortbread, but there’s also a Scottie design on the tin (which will last long after the biscuits have been eaten). Multiple Scotties for the price of one? Perfect.
There is little chance your recipient will need reminding of how much they love dogs first thing when they wake up in the morning, but this lamp will be the perfect lighting appliance for them anyway. The lighting levels are adjustable, but so is the posture of the dog to imitate real life.
There are two types of people in the world – those who don’t let their pets anywhere near the furniture and those, like me, who will happily give up the comfort of their own bed and a good night’s sleep just to make their pet happy and comfortable. These pillowcases are most certainly for the latter kind of person.
If All Else Fails…
Get ‘em a phone case. Steer clear of the ones that are just photos of a certain breed of dog, unless you get one which is specifically their dog. Otherwise, it’d be a photo of a different dog than their own…
Try to get them one that’s the kind of style they’d like. The Orla Kiely Dachshund case and Head Case Greyhound design are both subtle enough to not scream out ‘hi, I REALLY love dogs’ at everyone they pass on the street while they’re on the phone, and the sausage dog phone case is difficult to even make out as a dog unless you look closely.
Head Case has a variety of breed-centric patterns to choose from, including Chihuahua, Labrador, and even Old English Sheepdog, so you will not be stuck for choice.