By Melanie Carden
The only thing more fun than holiday shopping for our dogs, is shopping for our pet-loving friends and family. Whether you use the classic “one for me, one for them” shopping strategy or just gift-your-hearts-out—here are some goodies to make this season merry! Spoil the dog people in your life with trinkets and treasures that make them laugh, smile, and beguile. Here we go, holiday elves—bust out the gift wrap, bows, and tags. This shopping season is in the bag!
We tote-ally agree! Sam & Nala created this use-for-everything tote bag, and we’re buying it in bulk for holiday gifting. For the tough-to-shop-for dog owner or for yourself—this bag is a winter holiday win.
The folks at Workman always have the perfect calendar for literally everyone. A classic holiday gift—these calendars are the benchmark for crave-worthy artistic calendars. Themes include Dog Trivia, Dogs that Heal, and 365 Days of Puppies. Also worth checking out The Secret Lives of Squirrels, and their nearly forty other animal themes!
A dog skiing? And wearing a cozy red scarf! Refined yet whimsical art is just a few mouse-clicks away. Offering more than half a dozen sizes, this chic artwork makes luxe within reach for most gifting budgets. With a neutral color scheme and cool winter tones, this piece is perfect for all the dog-lovers on Santa’s nice list! Black Dog Ski Season framed graphic art print by Clicart. Info: perigold.com.
Uncommon Goods delivers on its promise—always unique and sure to create holiday memories. These custom dog-owner cartoon mugs are serving up some major cuteness. Cue the hot cocoa and holiday cheer. These on-trend mugs are totally hip and perfect for warm winter sips—get ready to trend on Instagram!
Steep with intention—the tagline for philanthroTEA is also a great approach to the holidays. Give the gift of giving back! Every purchase of their organic peach mango blend benefits animal welfare organizations. And who can resist its gorgeous packaging and adorable name—pawsativiTEA! We give it four paws up!
Wufers is delivering the only advent calendar anyone needs—the Doggie Advent! No tasteless gimmicks here. This daily treat dispensing calendar is filled with their pup-pleasing mini cookies. Packaged in a beautiful, magnetic-closure display box with gold foil design, it’s a seasonal showstopper! Info: wufers.com.
A truly special gift. With a vibrant makers-market and fast customization at our fingertips, Stellar Villa art is a standout. Communicate directly with the artistic two-person team to create personalized, high-end cartoon renderings of someone’s favorite pet. Or opt for their Peekaboo Pet Paintings! Heartfelt holiday gifting at its finest—with options for every budget
It’s winter. Coziness is mandatory and The Company Store offers it in abundance with this down alternative throw. These pups are looking smart and they offer winter wisdom: hunker down and get snuggly. It’s time for fireside naps, leisurely winter reading, and Netflix marathons! Winter woes got you craving warm and cuddly? The Company Store’s got you covered!
For the dog-loving bibliophile! Stuff those holiday stockings with trinkets and richly detailed bowser-books! A collection of writing and poetry devoted to the joys and folly of our special relationship with dogs. This is a gorgeous gift, with an introduction by Tracey Ullman, and magnificent illustrations, and dog photographs by acclaimed reportage and portrait photographer Rhian Ap Gruffydd. Dear Santa, more dog prose, please! Info: nyrb.com.
From haute clothing line Staud comes stunning customized leisurewear featuring your posh pooch. The ultimate in luxury wear for the most discerning pet owners. Bring the magic to the holiday season with your extraordinary taste. Sorry, Santa—the elves can’t compete with this elegant gift!
Looking for a grab bag or hostess gift that will get a super paw-sitive reaction? Look no further! These sassy, elegant guest towels are perfect for any dog-lover on your list. These seasonal linen guest towels add a festive touch to the powder room or kitchen table for the holidays.
These pint-sized tumblers capture the ups, downs, and humor of dog-training. Whether filled with milk, beer, or other cheer—these tumblers are sure to be a favorite. The dog moms and pops will laugh out loud as they share stories of training faux-paws!