The holidays are just around the corner again, and you're probably getting ready to do gift shopping for your dog-adoring friends and family. You've looked at holiday gift guides for dog owners online, but the problem that you see is that they offer the same ideas – dog treats, houses, leashes and other things that a dog owner probably already has.
What you actually want is a unique holiday gift for a dog lover that will surprise them and be useful in the long-run. Being able to give personalized dog lover gifts is a plus and more memorable for any loving dog owner.
Table of Contents
- The Unique Holiday Gifts Guide for Dog Owners
- Stocking Stuffers for Dog Lovers
- Dog Lovers Gifts Under $20
- Dog Lovers Gifts Between $20 and $30
- Dog Lovers Gifts Between $30 and $40
- Dog Lovers Gifts Between $40 and $50
- 17. Etsy Dog Owner Gifts: Mary Lake-Thompson Dogs 4.7-inch Stoneware Plates
- 18. Tote Tails Custom Pet Hoodie
- 19. Custom Dog, Cat or Pet Outline Drawing on An Extra Large Eco-Friendly Reusable Cotton Twill Tote Bag
- 20. Cafe Press World’s Best Dog Dad Zip Hoodie
- 21. Personalized Dog Memorial Gift Necklace
- Dog Lovers Gifts Between $50 and $60
- Dog Lovers Gifts Between $60 and $70
- Dog Lovers Gifts Between $70 and $80
- Dog Lovers Gifts Between $80 and $90
- Dog Lovers Gifts Between $90 and $100
- Dog Lovers Gifts Over $100
- Shopping Tips for Picking Creative Holiday Gifts
- Unique Holiday Gifts — Choosing the “Perfect” Present
Our editors got together to throw some creative wine-powered, holiday-infused ideas around and came up with 40+ unique holiday gift ideas for dog owners and passionate dog lovers (and I bet you that you haven't considered at least half of them!)
Moreover, we've broken down this list into price-categories, so you've got cheaper holiday gifts for dog lovers that are under $20 (including secret Santa gifts for dog lovers) and then going up slowly in cost, all the way up to $100+ in price – something for someone very special.
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The Unique Holiday Gifts Guide for Dog Owners
Stocking Stuffers for Dog Lovers
1. Funny Dog Owner Gifts: Texts from Dog 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar
Pictured above, this gift is not for the faint of heart. This desk calendar includes some colorful language, but it also includes some hilarious texts from one dog to his owner.
2. Doggy Doodles Pen
Measuring 5” x 2” x 1.4”, this silver dog-shaped pen features a red collar and bell and works as a black ballpoint pen and elegant desk piece! This is definitely one of the Etsy dog owner gifts you can give!
3. “Home Is Where the Dog Is” Magnetic List Pad
The perfect size to slip in a Christmas stocking, this magnetic notepad for dog lovers measures 8.5” x 3.5”. If you are looking for the best secret Santa gifts for dog lovers, you should have this on your list!
4. Cartoon Cotton Dog Crew Socks
For some homes, it’s tradition to give some sort of underwear for Christmas. These novelty dog socks are sure to be appreciated by any dog lover and are great addition to a gift basket for dog lovers.
Dog Lovers Gifts Under $20
5. Secret Santa Gifts for Dog Lovers: Willow Tree Angel of Comfort by Susan Lordi
Appropriate for the Willow Tree collector, the older gift recipient or the angel lover, this 3.5-inch tall hand-painted resin figure features an angel boy holding a dog lovingly in his arms. Pictured above, this beautiful gift is suitable as Etsy dog owner gifts for any pet lover on your list.
6. Unbreakable Wine Glasses For a Gift Basket for Dog Lovers
Made from 100% silicone, these unbreakable wine glasses each feature a watercolor paw print. Dishwasher safe and food-grade silicone, every purchase of these glasses nets a donation to shelter dogs too!
7. Pearhead Dog or Cat Paw Print Pet Keepsake Photo Frame
This espresso photo frame measures 11.63” W x 7.56” H x 1.38” D and has one section for a photo and one for a customized clay pawprint. The frame also comes with a clay kit so that your gift recipient can capture their dog’s paw print forever, making it one of the best personalized dog lover gifts.
8. Infinity Collection Dog Charm Bracelet
This adjustable bangle bracelet is something special without a hefty price tag. The bracelet features four charms – two hearts, a paw print, and a bone. The hearts read “You had me at woof” and “my dog”.
Dog Lovers Gifts Between $20 and $30
9. Etsy Dog Owner Gifts: Skechers Bob’s Dog Print Shoes
Pictured above, these comfortable ballet flats not only feature a gorgeous dog print but buying them also nets a donation to Best Friends Animal Society! They are easy to slip on and comfortable to wear all day.
10. Pet House Candle
Available in fifteen different fragrances, this all-natural candle is pet safe and perfect for eliminating pet odors. With a 60 to 70 hour burn time, the candle itself is made from soy wax and is completely paraffin-free which makes them a great inclusion for a gift basket for dog lovers.
11. Weighted Corduroy Labrador Doorstop
A tan weighted Labrador, this doorstop is the perfect touch for any dog lovers home! It's heavy enough to keep holding the door and will usually blend with most interior designs.
12. Shabby Chic Dog Shaped Wood Blocks Perpetual Desk Calendar
This wooden Dachshund calendar is perfect for the student dog lover or the workaholic! Making it one of the practical Etsy dog owner gifts, this 13.4” x 3.1” x 5.7” shabby chic piece adds a touch of dog to any desk!
Dog Lovers Gifts Between $30 and $40
13. Funny Dog Owner Gifts: Mini Wiener Dog Metal Planter
If the dog lover in your life is also a gardener, this wiener dog metal planter is the perfect gift idea! Holding two 4” pots, this piece (pictured above) measures 12” x 4” x 9.5”.
14. Super Soft Ivory Creme Microfiber Throw Blanket
This 50” x 65” throw is extra soft and shaggy and perfect for curling up with a furry best friend to catch a Netflix marathon. If you're looking for the comfiest Etsy dog owner gifts, you might want to add this to your list!
15. Dog Mom Cotton Pajamas
These soft 100% cotton pajamas are comfortable and breathable. Perfect for the proud dog mom, the top of this pajama set features the very definition of what it means to be a dog mom!
16. Friendship Collar Dog Collar and Matching Bracelet Set
When your dog is your best friend, there’s no better way to show it than with a matching collar and friendship bracelet set! Because of their compact size, you can add this to your gift basket for dog lovers.
Dog Lovers Gifts Between $40 and $50
17. Etsy Dog Owner Gifts: Mary Lake-Thompson Dogs 4.7-inch Stoneware Plates
If the dog lover in your life is also a kitchen busybody, then this set of four stoneware plates is ideal! Printed with four dogs, these square plates (pictured above) are 4.7” and microwave and dishwasher safe.
18. Tote Tails Custom Pet Hoodie
This handmade hooded sweatshirt features a large front pocket and is designed with a customized portrait of your gift recipient’s dog on the front painted from a photograph.
19. Custom Dog, Cat or Pet Outline Drawing on An Extra Large Eco-Friendly Reusable Cotton Twill Tote Bag
Support the eco-friendly movement and gift the person you love an eco-friendly cotton tote customized with a drawing of their own dog! Large enough to fit a small grocery shop and perfect for a library visit, this is a versatile, practical, and great choice for personalized dog lover gifts.
20. Cafe Press World’s Best Dog Dad Zip Hoodie
The avid dog dad is sure to love this World’s Best Dog Dad zip up hoodie with a metal zipper. Available in navy and black, this hoodie is a 90/10 cotton/poly blend with a drawstring hood and a 100% money back guarantee!
21. Personalized Dog Memorial Gift Necklace
Considered as one of the ideal personalized dog lover gifts, this beautiful necklace is given to any dog lover who has recently lost their beloved pet. This silver necklace comes with an 18” box chain, a bone charm, an angel wing charm, a personalized initial charm, and a tag stamped with the date of their pup’s passing.
Dog Lovers Gifts Between $50 and $60
22. Best Personalized Dog Lover Gifts: Picture It! Pet Personalized Woven Throw
A soft cotton/poly blend throw with a fringe border, this can be personalized with a favorite full-color photo of any pet (pictured above). So if you're looking for the ideal personalized dog lover gifts, you should consider this as an option.
23. Labrador Jazz Gallery Wrapped Canvas Art Print by Iris Scott
This 12” x 18” canvas is one piece from the Iris Scott collection of colorful dogs and features Jazz the yellow Lab. Ready to display, this canvas comes with a hanging kit and a lifetime warranty.
24. Give JuBe Dog Lover Gift Box
A gorgeous collection of dog-themed pieces, this dog lover gift box includes a holiday dog latte mug, a bag of whole bean breakfast coffee, a holiday dog themed kitchen towel, and two different kinds of dog treats! If you haven't figured what to give yet, this box of treats can become the ideal secret Santa gifts for dog lovers.
25. Best friend Metal Weathervane Roof Mount
Unusual, but certainly unique, this man and his dog weathervane is a great way for any dog lover to proclaim their love for dogs to the world!
26. Carved Dog Music Box
This wooden music box features two dogs and a heart carved into the lid and can be engraved on the bottom. Both the color and the son played by the music box can be customized, making it a great choice for personalized dog lover gifts.
Dog Lovers Gifts Between $60 and $70
27. Funny Dog Owner Gifts: Wild About You Statue by Jay Rotberg
A gorgeous wax sculpture coated in bronze, this piece by Jay Rotberg depicts the loyalty and love that every dog lover feels toward their dog. A handmade statue, this statue measures 5.5″ H x 2.5″ square.
28. Custom Dog Welcome Sign
Cut in 14-gauge steel, this welcome sign can be customized to any breed and is available in a range of finishes. This sign measures 14” x 14”.
Dog Lovers Gifts Between $70 and $80
29. Wisdom Panel 3.0 Breed Identification DNA Test Kit
Most pet parents of mixed breed dogs have wondered about the genetic composition of their furkid. Unfortunately, most pet parents can’t justify the cost of a DNA testing kit, so this kit from Wisdom Panel (pictured above) makes the ideal gift!
30. Dogs Playing Poker by Cassius Marcellus
There’s no accounting for taste and some people genuinely love the Dogs Playing Poker piece by Cassius Marcellus, making one of the most unique and funny dog owner gifts. This framed giclée is framed to 22 1/2″ x 25 1/2″ is printed on cotton canvas and guaranteed not to fade for 100 years.
31. Design Toscano Spirit of Zen Meditating Dog Bookend (Set of 2)
Looking for something unique for the eclectic collector in your life? This set of Zen meditating dog bookends is sure to fit right in with their collection!
Dog Lovers Gifts Between $80 and $90
32. Etsy Dog Owner Gifts: Smooth Black Dachshund Sculpture, Sitting Pretty by Sandicast
Sandicast is famous for their intricate and lifelike dog sculptures and they offer just about every breed you can think of. Hand cast and hand painted, these unique statues make the perfect dog lover’s gift.
33. TOV Furniture Geometric Modern Design Man’s Best Friend Resin Sculpture
Basic in it’s white and gold color scheme but unique in its geometric design, this resin sculpture stands 6″W x 4″ D x 7.1″H. If you are looking for surprising secret Santa gifts for dog lovers, you might want to consider this beautiful piece!
34. Unique Gift Pebble Art Man with Dog Art Modern Wall Art
If you’re looking for something a little more unique, this pebble art of a man with his dog inside a shadowbox is the ideal solution! This is the ideal gift for dog owners who are also art lovers, and this is no ordinary Etsy dog owner gifts.
Dog Lovers Gifts Between $90 and $100
35. Unique Personalized Dog Lover Gifts: XXL 3D Laser Crystal Glass Etched Engrave Paperweight
Choose your dog breed and have this 3.93”x5.9”x2.36” crystal glass paperweight engraved (pictured above). Perfect for the dog lover who has a passion for one breed, in particular, you can even pick up a lighted base to illuminate the interior etching.
36. GreatArrivals Gift Baskets Congrats on Your New Pooch Pet Dog Gift Basket
If the dog lover in your life recently adopted a new furry family member then this overfilled gift basket is a great gift choice for them! Filled with toys and treats, grooming products, and more, there is no better way to say congratulations and Merry Christmas with this jam-packed gift basket for dog lovers!
37. Pet Customized in Stained Glass
If you have been looking for something with a little more color to it, then this customizable brightly colored stain glass suncatcher is just the gift for them! Customizable to any dog breed from any photograph, this is one of the personalized dog lover gifts that can’t be reproduced anywhere else.
Dog Lovers Gifts Over $100
38. 12 Months Bark Box Subscription
What dog lover doesn’t want to spoil their dog? There are few better ways of pampering your pooch than a 12-month subscription to Bark Box; a monthly delivery for dogs of all sizes filled with toys and treats!
39. Dyson V7 Top Dog Handheld Vacuum – Cordless
If you really love the dog lover in your life then you’d gift them a handheld Dyson cordless vacuum. Perfect for cleaning up chewed up puppy messes and dog hair tumbleweeds, it’s one of the highest rated handheld vacuums for dog owners.
40. Custom Pet Print and Finger Print Necklace
A personalized necklace featuring a heart printed with your gift recipient’s fingerprint and their dog’s nose print. You have two choices with this gift – give the print kit to your gift recipient so they can make the necklace or be very sneaky and steal a nose print and fingerprint from your friend and their dog, making them the perfect secret Santa gifts for dog lovers… Still, I advise the first choice.
41. Boy and Dog Statue Based on Sylvia Shaw Judson Sculpture
If you’re looking for something a little extravagant for the dog fan you love, this dog and his boy bronze statue is the perfect addition to any home. Measuring 21″ high, 12″ wide, and 20″ deep this weather-resistant statue can also come with a sandstone finish.
Shopping Tips for Picking Creative Holiday Gifts
We've picked these out from the most convenient places, online retailers like Etsy, Amazon, UncommonGoods and others. You may find the best Etsy dog owner gifts in this list along with other gift items that are quite rare to find.
If you don't find anything on this list of unique holiday gift guide for dog owners, make sure to click on a gift and then scroll down to “Related Items” or “Customers Also Bought” on Amazon or other retailer's product page. You'll see more creative and unique dog theme gift ideas under there.
Unique Holiday Gifts — Choosing the “Perfect” Present
After reading this article, you may be confused on what unique holiday gifts should you be buying for dog owners and dog lovers. For instance, there are hundreds of Etsy dog owner gifts that can be budget-friendly, functional, fun, and unique.
In the end, the choice will be up to you. The best way to pick the “perfect” holiday gift for dog owners is identifying their Fido's needs and interests.
Some dogs love treats so a gift basket for dog lovers is definitely on top of the list. To make the holidays more memorable, you can choose personalized dog lover gifts.
If your friend who is a dog lover has a good sense of humor, you may want to give funny dog owner gifts to lighten up the mood for the holidays. However, if you have no idea what the recipient may like, you can always opt for secret Santa gifts for dog lovers.
That way, the holiday gift would come us a surprise for you, your dog lover friend, and for the pooch as well. You shouldn't be too pressured to give the best Christmas gift.
After all, it's not about the gift. It's the thought that counts.
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