Dog’s are called ‘Man’s best friend’ for a reason. They’re always happy to see us. They’re always ready to go out and have a good time. They’ll defend you and your home at the drop of a hat. And they’re there when we need them in the not-so-good times, too. Truthfully, they’re the perfect companions. If you have a dog or you know someone that does, you probably also know that owners love to reward that companionship.
Unfortunately, as is the case with all sorts of shopping, inferior products flood the market. And that makes it a pain to try and find worthwhile quality gifts. That’s where we come in. The following is a collection of the 20 best gifts for dog owners and/or their pets. So, whether you’ve got a loyal hound waiting for you at home or you need to find a killer gift for the dog lover in your life, these products are the best out there this holiday season.
Doggie Beer Bones
Everyone loves beer. Even dogs. But since it’s wholly irresponsible to feed alcohol to a canine, give them a Doggie Beer Bone instead. Made in San Diego from the spent malted barley of local breweries, these tasty treats are a safe and healthy snack for your pooch. And the package is resealable, so you don’t have to worry about these handmade bones getting stale.
Shake Photo Book By Carli Davidson
If that dog enthusiast in your life has a coffee table that could use a little jolt of life, you could do worse than this photo book. A collection of 61 dogs mid-tremor, these comical and beautifully-shot photos are sure to bring a smile to the face of even the most stoic of pet owners. And it will serve as a long-time reminder of one of the reasons we appreciate canine companionship so much: it’s always entertaining.
Paww Secret Agent Leash
While people might want to bring their four-legged companions everywhere they go, the simple truth is that sometimes the dog has got to stay outside. And it’s better to be prepared for such an outcome, than not. The Secret Agent Leash from Paww is probably your best option, as it has a quick-tether feature that lets you tie your dog to just about anything. On top of that, it’s reflective, features an “urban loop” for extra control in crowds, and is made from extra soft proprietary webbing for comfort and ease of use.
Illumiseen USB Rechargeable LED Dog Collar
With the winter months upon us, it has become far more likely that dog owners will be taking their pooches for a walk after the sun has descended. Not surprisingly, that poses safety risks for everyone involved. To curb those dangers, get one of these USB rechargeable LED-lit dog collars. With three optional illumination modes (steady, rapid flash, and slow flash), this collar will keep your dog visible to you, other pedestrians, and drivers for up to 5 hours.
Doggles Originalz Dog Goggles
If you’re finding that the cold winds of the approaching winter bother your eyes, guess what? Your dog’s eyes are probably bothered, too. Whether you’ve got a canine that rides in the sidecar of your motorcycle or you and your pooch like to hit the windswept trails once in a while, these goggles are the perfect way to keep your pet’s eyes protected. The polycarbonate lenses also provide 100% UV protection.
Outward Hound Ripstop Life Jacket
Sure, there’s a swimming technique named after canines. But that technique is only barely more effective than thrashing. Whether your dog is a strong swimmer or not, wouldn’t you rather be safe than sorry? If you’re going to take your pup out on the water, strap this life jacket on them and be sure that they stay afloat. In case your dog takes an unexpected swim, this jacket has front support to keep their head above water and bright reflective accents for increased visibility.
BarksBar Original Pet Seat Cover
No matter how much people love their pets, fur and dander are a definite downside. Especially in a car. This cover offers protection from both, is waterproof in case of accidents, and will keep the seats from getting ripped up, too. It also features two pouches for the storage of toys, leashes, water bottles, or otherwise.
Nerf Dog Tennis Ball Blaster
One of the most rewarding activities any dog owner can share with their pet is a good game of fetch. But, if you or the dog owner in your life have a pet that’s super high energy, it can get exhausting. That is, unless you pick up the Nerf Dog Tennis Ball Blaster. Rather than blowing out your pitching arm, grab this gun and send the included ball sailing up to 50 feet in the air. And you wont even have to pick up the slobbery ball after Fido brings it back, as it can be reloaded hands-free.
Dyson Groom Tool
Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise, all dogs shed. Some just shed more than others. In any case, pet hair can be a major pain to deal with. But you can ease that pain with this Dyson vacuum attachment. Featuring slicker bristles and a suction slot, this attachment will allow you to groom the loose hair right off your dog and send it directly into your vacuum, eliminating any frustrating cleanup.
RMU Outdoors The Grrowler Dog Collar
If you know someone who likes to take their dog out into the great outdoors, you might want to look into getting them this handy device. This lightweight collar – which is made in Colorado – has a hidden collapsible bowl built into it’s construction. So, when they’re out on the trails, they can give their mutt some water without wasting a drop. And then it just collapses right back into a collar when they’re done.
GoPro Fetch Dog Harness
For anyone who has ever wondered what it’s like to see things from their dog’s point of view, there’s the GoPro Fetch. This adjustable harness allows anyone to easily mount their GoPro action camera onto either their mutt’s back or chest without any discomfort to the animal. It’s also made from durable material that can stand up to water, mud, and more. And it is entirely washable, so it’ll last through even the toughest use.
Filson Dog Bowl
Perfect for anyone who’s frequently on-the-go with their dog, the Filson collapsible dog bowl is made from water-resistant Tin Cloth and has a water-resistant nylon liner. And once they’re done using it, it rolls up for small and easy storage. It even features a hanging loop for attaching it to a pack or belt loops.
Whistle GPS Pet Tracker
Nobody wants to lose their pet. But some dogs are just prone to bolting. If you know someone with an over-enthusiastic pup, you might want to get them the Whistle GPS Pet Tracker. This little device attaches to any pet collar and tracks them and their activity throughout any given day. You can even get texts, email alerts, and reminders about exercise, feeding times, and more.
OneTigris Tactical Dog Molle Vest
Simply put, this is a military-style tactical modular harness for your dog. That’s right, like the ones that soldiers wear, except designed for your canine companion. And it has all the same capabilities, as well, from detachable pouches, to MOLLE attachments and velcro for slapping on patches.
Ruffwear Approach Full-Day Hiking Pack
If you or your gift recipient likes to take long hikes with their mutt, then this harness might be a worthwhile investment. Just as a hiker bears the weight of their pack stuffed full of gear, so too can their four-legged friend. The weight forward saddlebag design ensures that the animal wont be weighted uncomfortably and the light-yet-durable materials ensure both comfort and longevity.
Filson K-9 First Aid Kit
Dogs frequently get themselves into trouble. They are just naturally curious, which is good most of the time, but can sometimes that means getting a face full of thorns or an unfortunate abrasion. That’s why any dog owner would be lucky to have this first aid kit. It’s packed full of stuff to dress a number of different types of wounds, as well as how-to instructions. Honestly, every dog owner should have one of these, even if they aren’t hitting the trails.
Casper Dog Mattress
You appreciate comfort and know the value of a good night’s sleep. Well, so does Fido. And shouldn’t your ever-loyal companion be afforded at least a measure of the same comfort when they snooze? Well, they can with this dog mattress from Casper. The mattress brand has created this to be the perfect bed for your pup. They even designed it around common dog behaviors. And they offer a full refund if your dog doesn’t dig it.
Boulderlite NobleCamper Travel Dog Bed
As anyone who has taken their dog camping can probably tell you, sleeping bags were not designed for both the human and canine species simultaneously. But, a basic canine bed won’t do, either, because it gets cold out there. Well, this travel bed is like a sleeping bag for dogs. Just unroll it from its storage bag and it’s a bed that’s good-to-go. If it gets a little chilly, a simple zip turns it into a comfy and cozy sleeping bag. It’s also machine washable, so you can clean it without hassle between trips.
iFetch Too Interactive Ball Thrower
You love to play fetch with your dog. And your dog loves it, too. But, you aren’t always around to play. That’s where the iFetch comes in handy. This little rechargeable battery-powered device allows your mutt to play fetch to their heart’s content whether or not you’re there to throw. They just drop a tennis ball into it and the device launches it down the hall, across the yard, or wherever. It even comes with three non-abrasive pet-friendly balls.
Rah Design MDK9 Dog Haus
Most dog houses are eye-sores. Made from ugly plastic or shoddily constructed bits of wood, they’re just not that pleasing to look at. And if they look ugly, they’re probably not super comfortable for your dog either. Why not get your mutt something you can both appreciate, like this MDK9 dog house. Made with the same techniques and materials of modern house design (like Brazilian Teak, powder coated steel, and concrete), this truly is one of the best dog houses that money can buy.