12 Best Christmas Gifts For Dog Owners [They’ll Actually Love!]

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Are you looking for the “Best Christmas Gifts For Dog Owners?” You’ve come to the right place!

Dog owners love their dogs like children and consider them family.

So getting them a gift that represents the love they have for their dog, is not only super thoughtful, but it’ll make you look like a superstar gift giver.

I have put together a list of gifts that are meaningful, funny, personal and gifts that make any dog owner’s life a little easier.

With this awesome list of gifts, you’ll be able to cross that dog owner off your Christmas shopping list in no time!

If you use this list as a guide, you’ll do great!

But, just make sure you check out the items you should avoid when shopping for a dog owner, which I have listed near the end of the article.

12 Best Christmas Gifts For Dog Owners

1. Custom Pet Pillow

Best Christmas Gifts For Dog Owners - Custom Pet Pillow.

Dog owners love nothing more than to show off pictures of their dogs to everyone they meet.

Many dog owners have entire walls showcasing their furry best friend in picture frames. But how many dog owners have a custom pillow made of their dog?

The Custom Pet Pillow by Deabolar is available in 5 different sizes, from 12 inches to 28 inches.

To customize this pillow, you simply upload your favourite image of your pet before ordering. The image is printed on both sides of the pillow using digital printing technology, to ensure the image will not fade, peel or crack.

This custom pillow features a removable pillowcase made of premium baby velvet, with a hidden zipper. The inside is filled with 100% soft polypropylene cotton.

If you’re looking for a personal and unique gift for that special dog owner in your life, this is it!

It would also be a great gift for someone who recently lost a loving pet, as they can always be reminded of their furry best friend.

Key Features:

  • Available in 5 sizes.
  • The customized pillow is cut to the shape of your pet.
  • A high-quality photo of your pet is digitally printed on both sides.
  • The image required needs to be more than 1500 px.
  • The pillowcase is made of super soft premium baby velvet.
  • Removable pillowcase with a hidden zipper.
  • The filling is 100% Polypropylene cotton.
  • The image will not fade, peel or crack.
  • Machine washable.
  • Satisfaction guaranteed.

2. Matching Dog Collar And Friendship Bracelet

Pettsie Matching Dog Collar and Owner Friendship Bracelet shown in pink.

Remember having a friendship bracelet when you were a child? There was no better feeling than sharing a bracelet with your best friend.

Well, dog owners share a special bond with their dogs and they consider their dogs their best friends.

By getting the dog owner in your life this friendship bracelet with a matching dog collar, you’ll be letting them relive their childhood memories.

This is a meaningful gift for any dog owner who wants to take bonding with their dog a step further by having matching accessories.

This set is both stylish and functional and is great for both male and female dogs and men and women dog owners. It’s available in blue, pink and green.

The dog collar is made of pet-friendly materials and is lightweight, yet durable. It features a small beech wood bow tie on the front and the collar is made of durable hemp and canvas.

The matching human friendship bracelet is made from soft cotton canvas and hemp.

This set is ready to give in its own earth-friendly gift box.

Key Features:

  • Available in 3 sizes.
  • Unisex design for both male and female dogs, and men and women.
  • Available in 3 colours.
  • The dog collar features a beech wood bow tie and is made of 100% hemp and canvas.
  • The friendship bracelet is made of 100% cotton canvas and hemp.
  • Durable, lightweight, soft and comfortable.
  • The collar and bracelet are adjustable.
  • Strong D ring to attach your dog’s leash and ID tag.

3. Complete Pooper Scooper Set

Dog Pooper Scooper Set with bin and rake.

Dogs and puppies basically eat, sleep, play, poop, and repeat!

This handy little pooper scooper set by Petmate is a great gift for any dog owner because they will never have to bend over and pick up dog poop again.

This scooper allows dog owners to keep their hands, faces, and noses away from the mess and odour of dog poop. It works great on all surfaces, including snow, grass, and cement.

It features a durable plastic rake that easily rakes the poop into the rotating swivel bin.

The handle is lightweight and can extend up to 32 inches, making it comfortable for dog owners to pick up the mess.

Included are 2 Arm & Hammer baking soda-activated waste bags to eliminate odour.

Clean-up is a breeze, simply tie the bag and put it in the trash. The whole unit can be sprayed off with water to clean.

Key Features:

  • Solid, sturdy and lightweight tool.
  • Extends up to 32″ to minimize bending and back pain.
  • Keeps your hands, face and nose away from the mess and odour.
  • Includes waste bags for sanitary disposal.
  • Sturdy swivel bin and plastic rake.
  • The bin and rake handle snaps together for hanging storage.
  • Works on all surfaces, grass, snow and cement.

4. Airline Approved Pet Travel Bag

Airline Approved Pet Travel Bag shown in dark grey.

This pet travel bag by Modoker is the perfect gift for any dog owner who loves to travel with their dog.

It is a great bag that allows you to pack all of your dog’s essentials for as long as a week away.

Whether you’re going on a camping trip, a weekend getaway, or travelling on an airplane, this bag holds everything your dog needs.

Plus, it’s airline approved to fit under your seat.

This tote bag features multiple storage compartments and includes 2 soft-sided zippered dog food carrier bowls with a moisture-proof lining and 2 food-grade silicone collapsible bowls that are dishwasher safe.

Also included is a water-resistant placemat for your dog to enjoy his meals.

Key Features:

  • Complete travel organizer bag holds all your dog’s essentials, treats, food, water, toys, leashes, and first aid kit.
  • Size meets airline carry-on requirements. (16″x14″x8″).
  • The tote bag features a waterproof fabric, adjustable padded shoulder strap, and luggage sleeve to rest on top of a suitcase.
  • Multiple storage compartments of various sizes.
  • Includes 2 soft-sided insulated zippered containers, and 2 food-grade collapsible silicone bowls that are dishwasher safe.
  • Fold-down placemat.

5. Petbobi Dog Stroller For Large Dogs Upgraded Version

A Golden Retriever sitting in a grey Petbobi Dog Stroller For Large Dogs.

Dog strollers are ideal for dogs who suffer from joint pain or arthritis and have difficulty walking, as well as dogs who are in their senior years.

Riding around in a stroller allows them to enjoy the outdoors and get some fresh air.

Perhaps you live in a multi-dog family and one of your dogs is young and enjoys going for long walks, but your other dog can no longer walk for long periods of time.

A dog stroller is a solution for you. Both dogs can enjoy the outdoors together, and not feel like one dog is getting more attention.

The Petbobi Dog Stroller is a large-size stroller that allows your dog to ride comfortably.

It can hold a single dog or multiple dogs at a capacity of 120lbs.

The dual-entry compartment allows your dog to enter from the back and exit from the front. There is no need for your dog to turn around, which is a huge plus for older or injured dogs.

Made of waterproof oxford, this stroller is lightweight but sturdy. Mesh screen windows allow your dog to enjoy the fresh air, and the top window allows your dog to stick his head out.

The upgraded version has stronger wheels and wheel bearings. The rubber tires have been improved to be never flat and pump-free.

The front wheels feature a 360-degree swivel rotation to make steering the stroller easier. The wheels can also be locked for better direction on rugged terrain.

Key Features:

  • Holds up to 120lbs. Comfortable ride for single or multiple pets.
  • Spacious compartment maximum dog length of 31″.
  • Made of waterproof oxford.
  • Durable & lightweight iron frame.
  • Dual-entry compartment.
  • Rear storage compartment.
  • Folds flat for storage and travel. (Handlebar must be removed).
  • Easy to assemble.
  • 2 Handlebar height settings.
  • Weighs 19.8lbs.
  • Top mesh window for viewing.
  • 1-Year warranty.

6. Pet Pouch Hoodie

Woman shown wearing a Pet Pouch Hoodie by Roodie.

This gift is soft and comfortable for both the dog owner in your life and their dog.

The original Pet Pouch Hoodie by Roodie is made from high-quality cotton and polyester mix.

This hoodie makes the perfect pet carrier for small pets only. You wouldn’t want to carry a full-size Golden Retriever in this thing, but a Golden Retriever puppy for sure!

This pet carrier hoodie allows you to cuddle with your small dog inside the house or while out for a nice walk, or errands.

The pet pouch features strong zippers and snaps and has a soft removable inner liner that can be machine-washed.

The stylish look of this hoodie allows you to enjoy it with or without a pet. The pet pouch can double as a purse!

There are hidden side pockets to keep your hands warm too, or if you have your pet in the pouch you can use it to hold treats.

Key Features:

  • Pet pouch hoodie carries small pets only.
  • Pet pouch dimensions are 14″W x 9″H x 4″ D and it holds 7 Kilos (15lbs), Max.
  • Made of high-quality Cotton and Polyester mix.
  • The removable inner pouch liner can be machine-washed.
  • Strong zippers and snaps to hold your small pet safely.
  • Enjoy with or without a pet, the pet pouch can double as a purse.
  • Hidden side pockets keep your hands warm, or hold treats, or keys.
  • Available in 6 colours.
  • Available in 9 sizes.
  • Female cut style sweatshirt, not intended for men. Features a tighter fit. If you want a roomier fit you need to order a size up.

7. Aquapaw Pet Bathing Tool

Aquapaw Pet Bathing Tool.

Dog owners love having a clean and fresh-smelling dog but hate the hassle of having to bathe them.

With this handy tool from Aquapaw, the dog owner in your life will find bathing their dog much easier and quicker. Their dog will enjoy it too.

The Aquapaw Pet Bathing Tool allows you to bathe your dog with both hands, speeding up the process.

This tool is a sprayer and scrubber in one and comes with adapters to easily connect to your shower, bathtub, or garden hose.

This 2-in-1 tool easily adjusts to fit all hand sizes.

Easily scrub and wet down your dog using the palm of your hand.

The water can be turned on and off with a click of a button located in the middle of the Aquapaw.

Bathe your dog with one hand and comfort him using the other.

Key Features:

  • 2 in-1 pet bathing tool, scrubber and soaker in one.
  • Fits in the palm of your hand, adjustable to all hand sizes.
  • Includes adapters to easily connect to shower, bathtub, or garden hose.
  • The easy on/off button is clickable with one hand.
  • Water sprays from rubber scrubbers in the palm of your hand.
  • Frees up both of your hands to speed up bath time.
  • A flexible 8-foot hose is included.
  • Great for indoor or outdoor use.
  • Lifetime Warranty.

8. Aquapaw Slow Treat Dispensing Mat

Golden Retriever licking the Aquapaw Slow Treater Mat.

The Aquapaw Slow Treat Dispensing Mat would be great alongside the Aquapaw Bathing Tool.

Just stick this silicone treat mat on the bathtub wall to further distract your dog from the bathing experience.

The mat can be smeared with peanut butter, bananas, or any wet food that your dog enjoys. You can even freeze it to make the treat last longer.

This mat is ideal for keeping your dog distracted during bath time, brushing, nail trims, or even when you need a break from your dog while doing household chores.

Key Features:

  • 100% FDA-grade silicone.
  • BPA free.
  • Centre nubs slow down feeding and hold food in place.
  • Suction cups stick to any flat surface, shower tiles, glass, or refrigerator.
  • Tabs allow for easy removal.
  • Dishwasher and freezer safe.
  • Stackable design.

9. Dog Side My Side Duvet Cover Set

Best Christmas Gifts For Dog Owners - Dog side my side duvet cover set.

Did you know that according to the American Kennel Club, 45% of dogs sleep in their owner’s beds?  I bet those dogs take up more than their share of the bed!

Any dog owner who shares a bed with their dog will get a kick out of this duvet set!

The dog takes up so much room and you are left with very little space.  This set would look great in a kid’s room too!

Key Features:

  • The duvet set includes 1 duvet cover and 2 pillowcases.
  • Available in 4 sizes.
  • Made of 100% polyester fibre, it is soft and wrinkle-free.
  • Machine washable.

10. Dexas MudBuster Portable Dog Paw Cleaner

Dexas MudBuster Portable Dog Paw Cleaner in blue.

I think every dog owner would appreciate this handy little gadget to clean the sand, mud, and grime off of their dog’s paws.

The last thing you want is muddy paw prints all over your home or inside your vehicle.

With this portable dog paw cleaner you simply fill it with a little bit of water and when your dog comes in from a rainy day walk or digging in the backyard (a big no-no!) you insert your dog’s muddy paw, do a twist, dab the paw dry, and repeat for the other 3 paws.

The MudBuster has gentle silicone bristles that help loosen and remove dirt and grime from your dog’s paws.

The bristles can be removed from the tumbler by unscrewing the cap, and the whole thing can be put in the dishwasher to be cleaned.

The MudBuster is BPA-free, available in 3 different sizes to clean all sizes of dog paws, and comes in 3 different colours.

This is a great gadget to keep in your car for trips to the dog park, by your front door for muddy walks, or by your back door for playing in the yard.

Key Features:

  • BPA-free portable dog paw cleaner.
  • Gentle silicone bristles remove dirt and grime.
  • Dishwasher safe on the top rack.
  • Available in 3 sizes to accommodate all dog paws.
  • Available in 3 colours.

11. Embark Dog DNA Test

Embark Dog DNA Test Kit.

If you know a dog owner that has a mixed breed dog, why not gift them the opportunity to find out what breeds make up their dog?

With this DNA test from Embark, you’ll be able to find out the genetic makeup of your dog, you can find your dog’s relatives, and you’ll be alerted to any potential health issues that may arise in your dog.

To get started, you simply activate your activation code, swab your dog’s cheek, and mail the sample in the prepaid envelope.

The results usually take a month to receive, and you will be given a vet report that will allow you to share any health concerns with your vet.

Key Features:

  • Embark screens for over 250 dog breeds and offers the most accurate breed breakdown on the market.
  • Embark tests for over 170 genetic diseases including the most common adult-onset diseases in dogs.
  • Maps your dog’s family tree and ancestry all the way back to great-grandparents.
  • It allows you to find and connect with other dogs that share the same DNA as your dog. You will be able to find your dog’s relatives.
  • Built by experts. Embark is partnered with Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and is trusted by veterinary hospitals.
  • 3 easy steps: activate, swab your dog’s cheek, and mail the results in the prepaid envelope.
  • Fast, trusted results.

12. Paw Lifestyles Dog Treat Training Pouch

Paw Lifestyles Dog Treat Training Pouch shown in grey.

This handy little dog-walking pouch would make a great gift for any dog owner.

This well-made training pouch holds everything you need while walking your dog, training treats, toys, phone, keys, and money.

The built-in poop dispenser allows you to reach for a poop bag quickly and easily.

It features a drawstring closure main compartment along with 2 zippered pockets and a mesh pocket.

The adjustable and removable shoulder strap lets you wear this pouch 3 ways; around your shoulder, around your waist or clipped to your belt.

Key Features:

  • Made of weather-resistant premium Nylon.
  • Holds treats, toys, smartphones, keys, and money.
  • The built-in poop dispenser holds 2 poop bag rolls.
  • Adjustable and removable 48″ shoulder strap lets you wear it 3 ways; around your waist, shoulder, or clipped to a belt.
  • Available in grey only.
  • 100% money-back guarantee.

RELATED ===> Healthy Dog Treats For Puppies.

What Do Dog Owners Want The Most For Christmas?

If you are a dog owner yourself, you know just how much your dog means to you, and that is the same for any dog owner.

We love our dogs (sometimes more than people), and when it comes to picking the right gift for us it really comes down to this:

  • Dog owners love items that make life easier for them and their dogs.
  • Gifts that improve their dog’s quality of life.
  • Toys or treats that their dog loves.
  • Funny novelty items that are dog related.
  • Matching dog and owner gear.
  • Books about dogs.
  • Home decor items that are dog related.

Gifts That You Should Avoid When Shopping For A Dog Owner

Shopping for a dog owner is pretty easy, especially when you know what type of dog they have.

Dog owners can be breed-specific, for example, a Golden Retriever owner will love any gift that relates to their favourite breed.

But, there are always some items that you should avoid. This includes:

  • Any type of clothing or item that is meant to be put on their dog to get a laugh. A true dog-loving owner will never subject their dog to any amount of physical or emotional discomfort just for a laugh.
  • Dangerous toys or treats for their dog. Any dog toy that you buy for a dog should be made of pet-friendly materials, non-toxic, and should be age and size appropriate. Treats should be avoided too especially if their dog has allergies.
  • Any movie or book with a sad ending where the dog dies. Many dog owners refuse to watch a movie or read a book where the dog dies in the end. It is just too sad for us to handle!

RELATED ===> Gifts For Golden Retriever Owners.

Final Thoughts

I hope you have enjoyed this list of the best Christmas gifts for dog owners, as much as I have in putting it together.

With Christmas, just around the corner, I am sure you will be ready to gift that special dog-loving owner something great!

Which Christmas gift for dog owners is your favourite? Share your thoughts and comments below. I would love to hear from you!

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16 thoughts on “12 Best Christmas Gifts For Dog Owners [They’ll Actually Love!]”

  1. Many pet owners regard their dogs and cats as just another family member, which they are when you think about the care, love and attention they receive. When pet owners don’t have children, their dogs and cats are truly their kids. My sister never had children, but with 2 dogs and 6 cats, she has a house full of furry family members. 

    Seeing this list of Christmas gift ideas will make choosing a gift for a dog lover much easier.  

    • Hi Line,

      Absolutely, dogs are family!  My husband and I never had children either, therefore our Golden Retriever Ellie is our baby!

      I’m glad you enjoyed this list of gifts for dog owners, I’m sure you’ll pick something great for your sister.

      Take care,


  2. I always get gifts for the dogs in my extended family. If nothing else it helps distract them on Christmas Day. I think the best gift I gave last year was an interactive plastic ball that could be linked to the house Wi-Fi. The ball included a mini camera and speaker. My niece was able to see and speak to her mutt while at work. I guess the ball kept him entertained for hours. Your article has given me some ideas for this Christmas. Thank you.

    • Hi William,

      You are a true dog lover!  I think it’s wonderful that you include the four-legged kids at Christmas time too!  Dogs love getting presents too.  That interactive ball sounds great.  I’m glad this article has given you some great ideas for Christmas.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment.


  3. Wow, great Christmas ideas here. I love the travel bag for dogs, an ideal gift idea for going on picnics, travel and so much more.

    The DNA kit for dogs ? would show the lineage to answer a customer’s question regarding breeding.

    I must forward your post to my son. He has a Great Dane.

    Great website.

    • Hi Yvonne,
      The travel bag is great, I know when I travel, I always have a small bag for myself and a ton of stuff for my dog! Having this travel bag allows me to pack all of my dog’s essentials in one convenient carry bag.
      The DNA kit would absolutely give any dog owner some much-needed answers.

      Thanks for stopping by, and your kind words.

  4. Thank you so much for the awesome gift ideas for the dog owners on our list. These are fantastic ideas! 

    I especially love the AquaPaw bathing tool; I’ve never seen anything like it. I only wish I had a tool like this when I owned my two dogs. This will make the perfect gift for my mother. She is in a wheelchair so bathing her two small dogs can be a huge chore for her. I think this would make bath time a whole lot easier for her. Thanks so much for the spectacular find!

    • Hi Shan,

      I am glad you enjoyed this list of gift ideas.  The AquaPaw bathing tool is very popular, so many dog owners are loving it.  I am sure your mother would appreciate it.  I know how much work it is to bathe 1 dog, but 2 dogs I couldn’t imagine.  This tool would make things easier and quicker for her and her 2 dogs.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


  5. Wow. I don’t have dogs but I enjoyed reading your blog and finding out about these accessories for dogs. The Scooper set is very useful and a necessity. I laughed looking at the stroller. I haven’t seen that in use before and looking forward to seeing one in action. The Paw cleaner looks a bit narrow, I hope it doesn’t hurt. I will definitely share this page with dog owners.

    • Hi Kavinah,

      This list of gift ideas is perfect for you when you are thinking of what to get your dog owner friends for Christmas.  The dog stroller might look a bit comical, but it is a great idea and beneficial for older dogs who have mobility issues.  Dogs who are recovering from surgery would appreciate this stroller too.  I must be honest, I haven’t seen one in action yet either, but I think it is a cool concept and one that all dogs would enjoy if they ever suffer from arthritis, surgery, or other joint issues where they can no longer walk.  

      The MudBuster paw cleaner comes in various sizes to fit all dog’s paws.  The silicone bristles that are inside are soft and gentle and do not hurt the dog’s paws.

      I am glad you enjoyed this post.  Thank you for sharing your thoughts.


  6. Wow, you have many awesome ideas that I think will be very useful for my Mum to gift her fellow dog friends this Christmas. Very soon, the holidays will be here so it is important that one makes use of these ideas. From paw cleaners to mats and pillows, you have given, fantastic ideas. Thanks a bunch!

    • Hi Henderson,

      Christmas is not that far away, it will be here before we know it.  I am glad you enjoyed this post, and that it gave you and your Mum some great ideas of what to give your fellow dog owner friends.

      Thank you for stopping by.


  7. Hi, I liked reading your post on the best Christmas gifts for dog owners, some really great ideas there. I especially liked the AquaPaw item to help with washing our dog, it looks really convenient and I think it would make a great Christmas gift for any dog owner. My grandmother has a poodle and I know she sometimes struggles to clean him so I think I just might buy her one of those! Thanks again for the great Christmas gift ideas for dog owners.

    • Hi Riverdogg,

      The AquaPaw bathing tool is such a hot item right now because it helps owners bathe their dogs quickly and easily!  It is great for bathing your dog outside in the summertime too.  I am sure your Grandmother would find it very useful and convenient for her Poodle.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


  8. I think that my sister will really cherish having a good pillow with the picture of her puppy on it. I have been thinking of what the best gift to give her this Christmas should be, and you have come up with tons of ideas. I’ll start with that first. Thank you for helping me with your post. Very nicely done!

    • Hi Henderson,

      The custom pet pillow is a great gift idea.  It is unique and very thoughtful.  I am sure your sister will love it for years to come.  

      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.



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