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The Best Holiday Gifts For Dog Parents

The dog-obsessed person in your life will love these gifts more than a pup loves a Kong full of frozen peanut butter.

by Charles Manning
November 17, 2022
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Collage: The Wildest

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We humans may not deserve dogs, but we at least deserve dog-themed gifts. Nice ones. Gifts that are clever and playful and actually look good. Like, really good. Like, so good you’ll need to itemize your will or your descendants will tear each other apart fighting over your dog-themed possessions. They love each other, but as Taylor Swift made clear in her Anti-Hero music video, grief and greed do unfortunate things to people, especially in the case of this gift guide, when there is a crystal-encrusted Judith Leiber handbag shaped like a Poodle up for grabs.

For the sake of the family, maybe you should just get two of everything. Or better yet, cut the kids out entirely and leave the entire collection to the Smithsonian. A gift to the world, as it were. With a catalog that includes the items below, they’re sure to be thrilled!

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?)

the apple nest cam in fog blue

Perfect for the person who wants to keep an eye on their dog when they’re out of the house (to make sure they’re OK, but also just because dogs are cute and fun to watch), the Google Nest Cam can actually alert a user when their pet has entered the room. Videos are full-color, high resolution, and securely stored through your Google account. The Nest Cam is also a lovely little piece of design that fits discreetly and stylishly into any home. 

$70 at Apple
three crystal clutches of three different dogs

I don’t care what circa 1999 Carrie Bradshaw says; Judith Leiber handbags are absolutely, unequivocally fabulous! They are high kitsch and even higher glamour. And even if you never take it out of the house (though you totally should), its a fabulous little objet d’art that is sure to spark joy every time you see it. In the dog novelty category, Judith Leiber has around a dozen breeds/colorings to choose from, so chances are good that you will find a clutch that bears at least a passing resemblance to your own pup — a wonderful, fitting (and glittering) tribute to your snuggly little friend and an absolutely incredible gift for any dog lover.

Shop Judith Leiber
colorful dog bed

Can a pet bed make you rethink your entire interior design aesthetic? If it’s a ProbaPaws pet bed, then yes, in fact, it most certainly can. This rectangular bed features abstract, tufted designs in a riot of colors that could only have been chosen by renowned artist Alex Proba, who’s trained in color theory, while the splat-shaped beds are smooth and solid with contrasting borders, making it a perfect purchase for the stylish pet (or pet parent) in your life.

$325 at ProbaHome
the wildest pack box

At $29.99 per month*, The Wildest Pack gives you seven-day-a-week access to medical and non-medical experts, four yearly 30-minute virtual consultations with a specialist (two every six months), a Whistle wellness monitor, and a Wisdom Panel DNA test.

*If you purchase The Pack now through Monday, November 28, you can lock in a monthly rate of $29.99. After that period, the subscription offering will return to $39.99.

$30 at The Wildest
the colorful glass containers

Why stuff your dog’s treats in a plastic bin hidden away under the sink when you could store them in this gorgeous hand-blown glass canister instead? Remove the lid, and it also doubles as a fabulous vase. It’s an aesthetically pleasing display option for kitchens with open shelving and a great way to elevate the daily experience of treating your pup. They might not appreciate it, but you surely will. 

$341 at Frankbros
custom dog candles

Another custom option, these handmade candles by New York waxwork artist Janie Korn (whose work has been featured in Vogue, Architectural Digest and at the Brooklyn Museum) are deliciously demented, just like your dog when they get the zoomies. Each candle measures approximately 3 inches tall and takes two to four weeks to deliver, so if you want to get one in time for the holidays, we recommend placing your order ASAP! 

$125 at Janie Korn

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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.