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Fun and Useful Gifts for Dog-Obsessed Humans

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Gifts for Dog Lovers


What should you get the dog lover in your life? We have a wealth of inexpensive gifts for dog lovers for everyone from doting pet parents to those who are simply pup-obsessed. Ahead you'll find dog-themed gifts 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 delightful (expect Corgi butts, of course). If you're looking for fun and functional dog-themed gifts for humans, you've come to the right place.


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Petsies
Petsies

Custom Stuffed Animals of Pets

$199 from Petsies

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They're not a substitute for your own beloved pet, but Petsies' custom stuffed animals are designed to look pretty close. Just send over a photo of a cat, dog, horse, or other treasured animal, and Petsies will use polyester furs,  specialty noses and eyes, and airbrushing to create a believable look-alike. Choose from a 10-inch or 16-inch stuffed animal. 

We Rate Dogs!
Amazon

We Rate Dogs! The Card Game

$19 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.

Kit Atlas Dog Magnet
Etsy

Pre-Illustrated Pet Magnet

$28 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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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."

People I Want To Meet Dish Towel
Always Fits

'People I Want to Meet' Dish Towel

$15 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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Custom Pet Canvas
Crown & 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 is — in our humble opinion — one of the best gifts for dog lovers. Custom canvas prints come in three sizes, but Crown & Paw also does less expensive posters and phone cases.

Ollie Dog Food Subscription
Ollie

Ollie Dog Food Subscription

$2 per day and up from Ollie
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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.

BarkBox
BarkBox

BarkBox

$23/month and up from BarkBox
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BarkBox cultivate its boxes of treats and toys around a different theme every month. Design a box around your pup's size, breed, and more.


Order BarkBox today and get double the first box free. [Sponsored]

Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Rewind Vacuum Cleaner
Amazon

Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Rewind Vacuum Cleaner

$274 from Amazon
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They love that wagging tail, they hate that fur on the furniture. If you're looking for a purely functional gift idea for dog lovers, enter this Bissell vacuum. It sucks up hair and traps allergens, and empties with one touch so you don’t make contact with pet messes.

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.

Embark
Chewy

Embark Breed & Health Dog DNA Test Kit

$159 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.

Fred Funny Side Up Dog Egg Mold
Sur La Table

Fred Funny Side Up Dog Egg Mold

$12 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.

Engraved Leather Dog Collar
Etsy
Dog Mom Box
Cratejoy

Dog Mom Box

$40/month and up from Cratejoy
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If you're looking for dog lover gifts for her, there's nothing wrong with getting a little something for both the pet and the pet parent. 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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Loloi x Rifle Paper Co Dachshund Pillow
Rifle Paper Co

Embroidered Dachshund Pillow

$60 and up 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.

Silicone Dog Bath Lick Pad
Amazon

Silicone Dog Bath Lick Pad

$10 from Amazon
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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.

Socksmith Corgi Butt Socks
Amazon

Socksmith Corgi Butt Socks

$10 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.

Megan Carn Brown Doodle Fine Art Print
Megan Carn

Fine Art Dog Print

$40 from Megan Carn
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If your giftee loves color as much as they love canines, a fine art print from Megan Carn is sure to be enthusiastically received. The 12x12-inch prints feature a range of breeds, each rendered with different degrees of artistic liberty. Choose from a hot pink pug, a Jack Russell posing amid long-stemmed flowers, and more true-to-life depictions of a Bichon Frise and Boston Terrier.


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Furbo
Amazon

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.

Pet Hair Remover
Amazon

Pet Hair Remover for Laundry

$13/two from Amazon
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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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Socksmith Corgi Face Mask
Socksmith

Corgi Face Mask

$14 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.

The Samburu Project
The Samburu Project
Angry Orange Pet Odor Eliminator Spray
Angry Orange

Pet Odor Eliminator Spray

$16 from Angry Orange
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There's no question this enzymatic deodorizer is more on the functional side of the gift spectrum than the fun end. And you'll want to tread carefully when presenting it as a gift (being made aware of a pet odor problem isn't the kind of thing that puts people in a jolly holiday spirit). But, for a person with a puppy that's yet to be housebroken, accident-prone older dog, or simply untrainable pooch, this natural and non-toxic spray could be exactly what they've been searching for — just peruse its rave reviews. Plus,  you're sure to have a fun conversation about the fact that Snoop Dogg is the face of this product.

Do You Look Like Your Dog?
Amazon

A Dog-Themed Memory Match Game

$17 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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Dogs of Summer Art Print
Rifle Paper Co.

Dog Days of Summer Art Print

$30 and up 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.

Dog Spatula
Sur La Table

Dog Spatula

$16 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.

Custom Dog Face Socks
Amazon

Custom Dog Face Socks

$16 from Amazon
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Some gifts you just give because you know they'll make the recipient laugh out loud. These custom dog face socks, available in nearly 30 colors, are one of those gifts. Some reviewers note that these are surprisingly thick, soft, and comfy.

Dog Bingo
Amazon

Dog Bingo

$30 from Amazon
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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.

 Illustrated Dog Playing Cards
Megan Carn

Illustrated Dog Playing Cards

$21 from Megan Carn
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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.