As the holidays approach, you may be wondering what to get that dog lover in your life. Or if that’s you, what to get your dog…or maybe a treat for yourself. Below is a list of some of my favorite things (thank you for the title Oprah). I will make the disclaimer that I have not been compensated or in any other way asked to promote any of these items, I just think they are cool. That being said, I cannot vouch for their quality. If I happen to own one of them I will say so.
Gifts for the dog lover
I was in New Orleans many years ago and saw this artwork. The artist is from New Orleans, and each is original. I have recently seen things like desk calendars with the artwork. This is not a budget friendly purchase-mixed media art starts at $15,000- but if you are looking for an investment and a great new piece of art in your home you can’t beat Blue Dog.
How about something for the porch or the backyard? Greenpiece Wire Art makes beautiful mossed topiaries in many different breeds that will grace anyone’s front porch. Price depends on size, Reggie-sized greenery is around $200 but a Boston terrier is roughly half that amount.
Send artist Sian Keegan a photo of your pup and she will make a 6” tall stuffed likeness. The regular haired breeds are $125 and the long haired breeds are $200. Adorable! But not a chew toy for Fido…
Want to predict the future through dogs? For $18 The Dog Tarot includes all of the Major and Minor Barkana in this fortune telling deck. What does “The Couch” mean?
Doggy pillowcases display her ears poking up and give an excuse not to make the bed. For $28 you can make it official that she sleeps on the bed.
A great stocking stuffer is also a great organizational tool as well. These hooks from Ikea are only $2.99, come in a variety of colors and are a great way to hang collars and leashes. Reggie has the black one that hangs on the inside of the closet door where his collar and leash are.
Gifts for the dog
Does your dog love the water? Reggie does. Maybe he will love floating in the pool or the lake on one of these floats from Frontgate. Price varies by size, from $69.50-$129.50.
During the summer, being outdoors can be very taxing on a dog’s system. Keep your dog cool and still enjoy the outdoors with one of these raised outdoor beds from Orvis at $98. Reggie’s regular dog bed is from Orvis and it’s fantastic!
During the winter months it’s hard not to walk our dogs in the darkness. Help keep them safe with this handy addition to their collars. This LED collar seems well worth the $49.99 for the safety it provides.
These little dog outfits are decadent, and if you spoil your pooch I don’t think you can beat these from Oscar Newman. The little sweaters have a pouch that comes with a toy and the new winter line even has a little fur coat. Starting at around $75.
Does your dog get enough vegetables? Try this fun set of toy vegetables from Pet Play for $40. Or, you can purchase individual vegetables too- maybe your dog doesn’t like squash.
Exercise, mental and physical is important. These mental exercise toys from Nina Ottoson are a great way to stimulate your dog’s mind and foster a greater bond between you. Reggie has the Dog Box and the Dog Brick. For around $40 each (prices vary depending on puzzle) these are great mind training toys.
I love shopping all things dog. I could have easily listed 20 more things here, but I had to restrain myself. What are some of your great treasures and finds, or what is the best gift you’ve received?