ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Christmas Gifts for Dogs and Dog Lovers

Updated on December 10, 2012
Puppies make great Christmas gifts!
Puppies make great Christmas gifts!

Out of ideas? Here are some...

Dog lovers may turn out pretty easy to please as long as their gifts are dog related. However, there are those occasional unique dog gifts that may cause the ultimate dog lover's eyes to glow from joy as a smile lands on their face upon unwrapping their present.I will list below some great gift ideas if you are in the mental churning process of "manufacturing" a unique present for a dog lover's special Christmas.

For dog owners:

Personalized Gift

If the dog lover is a dog owner as well, nothing beats a personalized item with the dog's picture. These items range from T-shirts to mugs and so much more. These gifts make a lasting impression because they are dearly cherished even long after the pet is gone. Walmart now makes also personalized blankets.

  • Gift Basket

Gift baskets for dogs and dog lovers. These are real gift baskets full of dog treats, people treats, and some extras such as collars, bones and toys. Some are theme related such as Christmas baskets.

  • Gift Certificate

A gift certificate to their favorite pet store will make a great gift idea. Pet owners always have that "something" to buy for their pets. Even though a pet store gift certificate is mostly directed to the dog than the owner, most dog lovers just love to spoil their dogs or they may buy something that may indirectly benefit them as well, such as a dog crate or a special leash.

Dog Books

Every dog owner will benefit from reading some good old dog training books. Great authors are Patricia McConnell, Kyra Sundance, Stanley Coren, Ian Dunbar and Jean Donaldson.

Gifts for dog lovers that are not yet dog owners:

  • If the dog lover is fond of a particular dog breed focus on that particular dog breed rather than any other dog "proto-type". There are many breed related bookd being sold on particular websites and gift stores. I personally like gifts that have a use such as sofa throws, soft blankets, or pillow cases. These make dual gifts, something useful representing something the receiver loves.
  • Humorist dog gifts. There are many humor related dog lover gifts that may make dog owners chuckle upon unwrapping. From "Wipe your paws" towels to "Beware of owner, dog is o.k" signs you may find something that may add humor to his/her life on a daily basis.
  • If you are looking for a more "sophisticated " gift invest in some dog jewelry. You may be delighted in finding many dog charms, dog earrings and dog related general jewelry that can be worn by the dog lover.
  • Last but not least if the dog lovers does not own a dog, do not skip the obvious. Get him/her a puppy! Of course, take the dog lover along so he/she can get to choose! This would make the real ideal unbeatable Christmas gift for the ultimate dog-less dog lover. But remember: a puppy is for life not only for Christmas and know where to find one from a reputable breeder or rescue, skip the pet store and back yard breeder!

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • alexadry profile imageAUTHOR

      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 

      9 years ago from USA

      Thanks! That's My Rottie, Petra. I got her for Christmas

    • DawgDad profile image

      DawgDad 

      9 years ago from Denver

      that top picture is fantastic!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)