What do you get the person who seems to have everything? Something for their dog, of course! Fur babies are family and if you’re a dog lover like I am, any of these gifts would be welcome additions to parents who consider their four-legged canine part of the family. These favorite products are tried and tested by us, our 8 month old new pup Goldie, and our dearly departed Yellow Labrador, Oliver. You’ll also be glad to know that almost all of these products are available from Amazon so they’ll get there in time for the holidays. Thank you Amazon Prime
Best Gifts for Dog Lovers
Thoughts of Dog 2020 Day to Day Calendar ($14.39 from Amazon)
I happen to love @dog_feelings on Twitter and am excited to start the new year with a daily Thoughts of Dog calendar that is sweet, pure, and well…channels your dog’s innermost thoughts. Featuring a new thought every day on a tear off page, this calendar is worth waking up for each and every morning!
Embark Breed + Health Kit (normally $199 but flash sale pricing of $145 good until 2/17/2020)
If you’ve ever wondered about the true genetic makeup of your dog, Embark can help! With a single cheek swab, Embark’s Breed + Health Kit can tell you your dog’s breed, health, traits, ancestry, and relatives. It tests for over 250 breeds and is considered the most accurate breed ID on the market. It allows you to screen for over 170 health conditions including glaucoma, degenerative myelopathy, and dilated cardiomyopathy — three of the most common adult-onset diseases in dogs. Embark also provides insights on coat color, shedding, and more and serves as the world’s only canine relative finder. Use Embark to discover your dog’s family tree back to great-grandparents and discover and connect with siblings, parents, and cousins. Embark is having a Flash Sale! Their Breed+Health Kit now only $145! Offer Valid until 2.17.19. Order now with free shipping in time for Christmas!
Furbo Dog Camera (normally $299 but currently $149 from Amazon)
As a dog mom who now works part time outside the home, I love being able to keep an eye on our new pup, Goldie, when I’m not with her. Furbo features a 1080p full HD camera with night vision that provides a 160-degree view of our home at any time of the day. I can pull up the Furbo feed via the app on my phone to see what Goldie is doing, get push alerts when Furbo detects that she’s barking and talk to her through the app, and also dispense treats with the push of a button. Furbo is incredibly easy to set up in 3 steps (simply plug it in, download the Furbo app, and connect it to your wifi) and provides peace of mind whether you’re leaving your pet for a grocery store run or for a day of work.
If someone you love embodies the dog mom lifestyle, they need this dress! I recently ordered this dress from Tori, founder of Wag Wear Repeat (who you definitely need to follow and read her blog if you’re a dog mom!) and I adore it! The midnight jungle print is an exclusive hand illustration from a dog mom-owned design studio in Nashville and is printed on high quality stretchy fabric that’s so comfortable. The skater dress silhouette is fitted on top and flares out into a full, twirl-worthy skirt making it super flattering whether you’re wearing it to walk the dog or hanging out with them at a dog-friendly eatery. Oh and this dress gets major bonus points for pockets that your pup thinks are perfect for stashing dog bones in!
Snuffle Mat ($17.99)
Decrease dog boredom with this interactive snuffle mat that allows them to use their natural foraging skills to search for kibble and treats by scent. Our 8 year old pup, Goldie, loves this mat that can be cinched to tuck into her food dish or laid flat on the floor. We dump some kibble in it, shake it around, and turn her loose to find it. She buries her nose in it and pushes the green pieces around until she finds every last bit of food. The felt cloth pad features grippy dots on the bottom, is washing machine friendly, and highly portable.
Bob-A-Lot Interactive Dog Toy by StarMark ($11.19)
Introduced to this toy by her best friend, Goldie adores this toy! Like the Snuffle Mat, the Bob-A-Lot Interactive Dog Toy engages active pups by wobbling along and dispensing treats as it goes. Goldie loves to push it around the house, trying to make it spill treats out of the bottom. The adjustable openings at the top and bottom accommodate dog food and allow you to regulate difficulty level. We have the large Bob-A-Lot that holds up to 3 cups of food but we only put a cup in at a time and turn Goldie loose with it. FYI the toy does make a lot of noise as your dog pushes it around (especially if they use it on hardwood floors in a room above your home office!) but it’s a great toy to leave out for your dog when you leave home!
Yes, really. I was given a watercolor pet portrait of Oliver years ago and it’s something that I treasure, especially now that he’s no longer with us. * sniff * Even though Christmas delivery isn’t available due to high volume, trust me when I saw this portrait will be worth the wait!
Light Up LED Dog Collar ($8.99)
A game changer for black dogs at night and dog parents everywhere! This rechargeable LED light up dog collar is available in green, blue, red, and pink and comes in a single size that you cut to fit around your dog’s neck. It recharges via USB and provides peace of mind that you can see your dog in the dark when they’re out doing nightly yard patrols and others can easily see them on evening walks.
Custom Return Address Pet Stamp from 904 Custom ($24.95)
Nothing says you love your dog than with a custom pet stamp featuring your address with your breed of dog! I love these designs from 904 Custom that feature either your address on a silhouette or circling an outline of their sweet face.
2019 Holiday Gift Guides
AGE APPROPRIATE GIFT GUIDES:
- Toddlers & Preschoolers
- Early Elementary Ages (grades K-2, ages 5-8)
- Tweens (ages 9-12)
- Teens (ages 13+)
SPECIALTY GIFT GUIDES :
- STEM Gifts for All Ages (preK-teen)
- Best Subscription Boxes
- Gadget Lovers
- Frequent Fliers
- Outdoor Adventures
- Gifts for Teachers (from the perspective of a former teacher, with input from current teachers)
I hope you enjoy this year’s picks and wish you happy and stress-free holiday shopping!
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