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Fun and Useful Gifts for Dog-Obsessed Humans

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It's a Dog's World

What should you get the dog lover in your life? We have a wealth of gift ideas for everyone from doting pet parents to those who are simply pup-obsessed. Ahead you'll find products that solve problems (e.g., keep bath time peaceful, remove fur from clothes, ease separation anxiety, and keep Fido well-fed), as well as some that are purely fun (expect Corgi butts, of course). And if you need to buy presents for other people in your life, be sure to check out all of our Unique Gift Ideas

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Dog Bingo
Uncommon Goods

Dog Bingo

 $30 from Uncommon Goods
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Dog bingo is played just like regular bingo, meaning it all comes down to luck. But while a pup lover’s knowledge may not give them the upper hand at this game, they’ll surely enjoy the beautifully illustrated boards and cards featuring 64 different doggy breeds. Each illustration is labeled with the name of the breed, so all players will be canine connoisseurs who can tell a whippet from a Weimaraner after a few rounds.

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Fred Funny Side Up Dog Egg Mold
Sur La Table

Fred Funny Side Up Dog Egg Mold

$10 from Sur La Table
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If the dog lover in your life also happens to be a child, this silicone mold is sure to delight when it turns sunny-side-up eggs into a friendly, "furry" face and yolks into irresistible puppy dog eyes. 

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Embark Breed and Health Dog DNA Test Kit

Embark Breed & Health Dog DNA Test Kit

$169 from Chewy
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If you want an in-depth DNA analysis of your dog to clue you in to their ancestry and potential health problems, this kit from Embark is the one to get. The company touts its kit as the “most accurate and highest rated test on the market,” and an in-depth review by New York Times-owned Wirecutter lends credence to that claim, saying it performs the most comprehensive screening for genetic diseases. This test also has a fun "relative finder" feature so you can locate Fido’s long-lost cousins.

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My Adorable Dog: A Journal & Keepsake Book
Urban Outfitters

My Adorable Dog: A Journal & Keepsake Book

$15 from Urban Outfitters
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The new pet parent in your life may initially feel self-conscious at the thought of keeping a dog diary. Assure them, though, that years from now they will treasure this keepsake tome, which invites users to document life with their canine companions via a series of playful prompts.

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Silicone Dog Bath Lick Pad
The Grommet

Silicone Dog Bath Lick Pad

$15 from The Grommet
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If you know a pup that puts up a fight or suffers from extreme anxiety at bath time, get them this lick pad stat. When topped with a spreadable treat like peanut butter, the silicone pad — which sticks to any flat or solid surface — keeps dogs distracted so they can be bathed or groomed with minimal fuss.

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Megan Carn Brown Doodle Fine Art Print
Megan Carn
Ollie turkey recipe
Ollie

Ollie Dog Food Subscription

$2 per day and up from myollie.com
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Between horror stories about commercial dog food and warnings about homemade diets, pet owners have reason to be confused about what to feed their four-legged pals. One great option: Ollie, a subscription service that delivers “human-grade” meals to dog lovers’ doors. Recipes are designed by veterinarians, meal plans are personalized based on each pup’s individual health details, and the consensus among canine testers is that it beats kibble by a mile.

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Kit Atlas Dog Magnet
etsy.com/shop/kitatlas

Pre-Illustrated Pet Magnet

$22 and up from Etsy
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In her award-winning Etsy shop, artist Brittney Andrews has a repository of more than 200 adorable dog face illustrations. Customers select the one that most closely resembles their doggo and then submit a photo so that Andrews can replicate the fur coloring before turning it into a magnet. If none of her pre-illustrated designs do justice to your gift recipient’s precious pooch, there are entirely custom dog magnets available, too.

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Socksmith Corgi Butts Socks
Amazon

Socksmith Corgi Butt Socks

$8 from Amazon
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There are dog lovers and then there are Corgi lovers. The latter are decidedly obsessed with the breed’s distinctive derrière, which is featured repeatedly on these crew cut socks by California brand Socksmith. The design is available in three colors: gray, navy and pink.

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Fur Zapper

Pet Hair Remover for Laundry

$15 from The Grommet
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Fur-covered clothes are the price we pay for snuggling up to our beloved pets (though here's a list of popular dog breeds that don't shed). But instead of lint rolling your outfits on a daily basis, drop this silicone paw by FurZapper into your washer and dryer. Its slightly sticky surface loosens hair, fur, and dander from clothes and linens. The former end up in the lint trap, and the latter come out looking like they’re from a pet-free home.

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Cratejoy Paws and Pour
Cratejoy

Paws & Pour Dog Box Subscription

$39 per month from Cratejoy
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The Paws & Pour subscription box caters to people who love drinking wine and spoiling their dogs in equal measure. Each monthly box contains four to six items — treats and toys for the doggy, and amusing wine-themed products for the human. One reviewer advises filling out the company’s questionnaire for more personalized offerings, writing: “[The box] didn't feel like it was mass sent to anyone who subscribes, but [like] it was made for me.”

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Furbo Dog Cam
Furbo

Dog Camera

$199 from Amazon
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An extended period of working from home has meant that both pets and owners have gotten used to each other’s constant company. The Furbo dog cam can help ease separation anxiety on either party’s side with livestream video, two-way audio, barking alerts, and even the ability to toss treats remotely.

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People I Want To Meet Dish Towel
Always Fits

'People I Want to Meet' Dish Towel

$13 from Always Fits
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For the person in your life who makes no bones about preferring furry friends to humans, this lighthearted dish towel sums it all up. The 28x21-inch kitchen accessory is made of unbleached cotton and billed as “super-absorbent.”

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Away Pet Carrier
Away

Pet Carrier

$225 from Away
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Years after its hard-top suitcases took over airports, Instagram’s favorite luggage brand is catering to four-legged travelers with its just-launched pet carriers. TSA-approved and designed fit under standard airplane seats, the carriers feature a strap that secures them to extendable suitcase handles, latches that allow them to be fastened to car seatbelts, and a security clip for doggos who are prone to jumping out after being confined — even if that time was spent on comfortable sherpa bedding.

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Loloi x Rifle Paper Co Dachshund Pillow
Rifle Paper Co

Embroidered Dachshund Pillow

$40 from Rifle Paper Co.
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A collaboration between home goods brand Rifle Paper Co. and rug-and-pillow maker Loloi, this embroidered dachshund pillow is a playful touch for homes where dogs are most certainly welcome on the sofa.

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The Samburu Project
The Samburu Project

Beaded Pet Lead

$60 from The Samburu Project
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A portion of proceeds from sales on this site help the semi-nomadic Samburu people of Kenya gain "access to clean water and continue to support well communities with initiatives that promote health, education, women’s empowerment, and general well-being." 

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Megan Carn Dog Playing Cards
Anthropologie

Illustrated Dog Playing Cards

$21 from Anthropologie
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Colorfully illustrated by artist Megan Carn, this 54-piece deck features a cast of furry faces in lieu of traditional court cards and French suits. An open-mouthed husky takes the place of the joker, standard poodles stand in for aces, and spades are swapped out for black labs in a series of charming substitutions that will make even losing players smile.

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Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Rewind Vacuum Cleaner
Amazon

Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Rewind Vacuum Cleaner

$180 from Amazon
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They love that wagging tail, they hate that fur on the furniture. Enter this Bissell vacuum, which sucks up hair and traps allergens, and empties with one touch so you don’t make contact with pet messes.

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Pine Cone Hill Woof Sheet Set
Wayfair

Woof Sheet Set

$248 and up from Wayfair
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The, ahem, well-heeled dog lover will enjoy snuggling up to this artful bedding, which features a series of watercolor pup portraits. Printed on 200-thread-count cotton, this set consists of a flat sheet, fitted sheet and pillowcase(s), and is available in sizes from twin to king. In search of the whole pack? There are duvet covers and shams (and even shower curtains and boxer shorts!) featuring the same print.

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Socksmith Corgi Face Mask
Socksmith

Corgi Face Mask

$12 from Socksmith
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Corgi fandom is no joke. The makers of this face mask claim there’s an “everything Corgi” movement, which explains why a person would wear drawings of the dogs on their face. The straps on this mask are non-adjustable, but it does have a pliable metal strip that can be molded to the bridge of the nose.

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Do you look like your dog memory game

Do You Look Like Your Dog? Match Dogs With Their Humans: A Memory Game

$15 from Amazon
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Researchers have found that many people are able to correctly pair dogs and their owners based on appearances alone. Try your hand at this — and test your recollection skills while you’re at it — with this 50-card memory game featuring amusing portraits of pooches and their humans. There’s also a funny booklet that provides clues if you’re not among the people with the visual skills to match pets and their parents.

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Dog Spatula
Sur La Table

Dog Spatula

$14 from Sur La Table
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If they're the type that would even consider whipping up homemade dog food, they need this spatula. If nothing else, the whimsical dog illustrations will remind them to save a few scraps for Fido.

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Dog Mom Box
Cratejoy

Dog Mom Box

$35/month and up from Cratejoy
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If you have someone on your list with a dog you also adore, there's nothing wrong with getting a little something for both. The Dog Mom Box will send treats, toys, and other fun stuff for the pup, and dog moms get gifts like T-shirts, accessories, bath bombs, and other fun items in each box.

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Definition of My Dog Personalized Pillow
Personalization Mall

Definition of My Dog Personalized Pillow

$20 from Personalization Mall
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Give that dedicated pet owner a pillow that defines what they love about their pup. To personalize it, add the pup's name, then choose one of 12 dog graphics, plus three unique traits that define their pet. Hopefully one of those traits isn't "slayer of pillows."

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Dogs of Summer Art Print
Rifle Paper Co.

Dog Days of Summer Art Print

$24 from Rifle Paper Co.
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The dog lover who has the most stylish pooch on the block will appreciate this art print, which features 20 impeccably groomed canines in their finest summer accessories: bows, bandanas, collars, heart-shaped sunnies, and even aviators. Custom framing is available, but note that it can add two to three weeks to the lead time.

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MyPupSocks
Amazon
Crown and Paw 3-in-1 Portrait
Crown and Paw

Custom Pet Canvas

$50 and up from Crown & Paw
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If you know someone whose pet has a larger-than-life personality, a custom pet portrait created around themes like The Astronaut, The Gladiator, and The Witch might be in order. Custom canvas prints come in three sizes, but Crown & Paw also does less expensive posters and phone cases.

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We Rate Dogs! The Card Game
Chronicle Books

We Rate Dogs! The Card Game

$20 from Amazon
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WeRateDogs has amassed a nearly 9-million-strong Twitter following by offering excessively high ratings (e.g., 15/10), plus accompanying commentary, on user-submitted photos of their dogs. In the card game version, three to six players compete to be crowned Best in Show. Though only one player takes the top prize, no pup receives a score lower than 10/10, of course.

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BarkBox
BarkBox
Engraved Leather Dog Collar
Etsy

Engraved Leather Dog Collar

$15 from Etsy
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Give yor favorite pooch a cool new collar and customize it with three lines of text. Available in 15 colors and in sizes ranging from extra-extra small to extra-extra large.

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