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The Best Holiday Gifts For Dog Lovers

Fetch one of these for the dog person in your life.

by Charles Manning
December 4, 2023
Holiday gift for dogs collage, a person holding a small dog, a dog puzzle, a dog vase, a dog backpack, and a dog jean jacket
Collage: Kinship Creative

Need a very pretty, dog-themed gift for the pup-obsessed person in your life? Well, we’ve got options on top of options, from the newest book releases to the cutest customizable wearables. It’s all meat and no gristle. We promise. 

Btw, our editors (and their pets) picked out these products. They’re always in stock at the time we publish, but there’s a chance they’ll sell out. If you do buy through our links, we may earn a commission. (We’ve got a lot of toys to buy over here, you know?)

Reading (about dogs) is fundamental

A lot of dog books have been published in the last year, but these three are paws and snouts above the rest.

Big bang, little bucks

These cheap and cheerful gifts are just the thing for that dog park gift exchange you’ve been looking forward to/dreading.

Best dressed pup

Buying clothes for a person rarely goes right. Buying clothes for their dog, though? What could go wrong? That might sound like the set-up to a joke, but it’s not. Ninety-nine percent of dog lovers would prefer you gift them dog clothes than human clothes. That statistic is made up, but it feels right. Right?

blue sweater

Ware of the Dog founder and designer Jackie Rosenthal doesn’t do dumbed-down dog clothes. “Your dog’s clothing is an extension of your own style and personality,” she tells The Wildest, which is why she always looks to the human fashion market when developing new designs for her brand. This particular sweater is classic and quirky and fits in well with the retro-yet-individualistic style moment happening in fashion right now. It’s made of super soft merino wool and comes in five sizes to fit just about any dog. 

Holiday fun for you

Giving holiday-themed gifts on the holidays is a big time no-no; there’s no time to enjoy them before everything has to be put away for next year. Dog-themed holiday odds and ends for yourself, however? Items you can buy now and enjoy all season long? Those are a big time yes.

Around the house

Decor, a puzzle — any time you see any of these pieces around your house, it’s sure to make you smile.

Dogs, but make it fashion

It’s customizable dog gear for the style set. This is how you wear your dog’s portrait and look good while doing it.

For your best friend’s best friend

Anything you buy for your friend’s dog is also a gift for them. Especially when it is as gorgeous as these are.

Lunge blue collar

This collar is gorgeous and your friend’s dog will look gorgeous in it. LUNGE founder Nicholas Schröder started his brand as an experiment.

“I knew I wanted to bring contemporary design to pet products, and started thinking of playful ways I could do that,” he tells The Wildest. “I focused on exploring form factors that were visually interesting while also making sure I wasn’t compromising comfort and function. The puffed leather felt like the perfect balance between these two worlds.”

Most dogs don’t care what they eat out of, but these Wild One bowls are really nice. The color, the shape — they’re just really nice looking, and considering they’re out and in use all the time, that’s not a bad thing. They are made of sturdy, food-grade stainless steel, are dishwasher-safe, have a non-slip silicone base, and have a four-cup capacity for especially hungry dogs. You can also customize them with 26 letters and a choice of 10 emojis. Fun! —CM

Charles Manning

Charles Manning is an actor, writer, and fashion/media consultant living in New York City with his two cats, Pumpkin and Bear. Follow him on Instagram @charlesemanning.

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