The 50 Best Christmas Gifts for Dogs and Dog Lovers of 2022

We asked dog owners the best gifts they’ve ever received. Here’s what they said.

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From toys to tumblers, treats to T-shirts, there are all sorts of great gifts you can get for the dog lover in your life, whether you’re celebrating the holidays, Christmas, a birthday, or any other gift-worthy occasion.

To find the best gifts for dogs and the people who love them, we talked to dozens of dog owners to ask the favorite gifts they’ve ever received or given. We looked for gifts that celebrate specific interests, such as for dogs (and their humans) who love hiking, or for those duos who prefer chilling on the couch.

Several of our favorite gifts can be personalized with a dog’s name or image, while other gift selections are specific to your loved one’s preferred dog breed.

If you want to find the perfect present for pooches and their human family members, here are the best gifts for dogs and dog lovers.

WEST PAW Zogoflex Toppl Treat Dispensing Dog Toy Puzzle

WEST PAW Zogoflex Toppl Treat Dispensing Dog Toy Puzzle

Amazon

All West Paw dog toys are durable and sustainable, but we particularly like the Toppl. Fill it up with treats and freeze it and it will make dinner or treat time fun and challenging. It comes in two sizes and three sherbet-y colors. Another great option is the West Paw Qwizl, which is a great tug, fetch, or treat toy.

Grounds & Hounds Coffee Subscription

Grounds & Hounds Foster Fuel

Grounds & Hounds

For the person who loves rescue dogs and java, this gift subscription gives back in several ways. Choose from selections like Belly Rub Blend and Rescue Roast and opt to send them for three, six, or 12 months. A percentage of proceeds benefits pups at rescue organizations.

Spark Paws Matching Clothes

Spark Paws Matching Clothes

Spark Paws

Some people look like their dogs, others just dress like them. These matching hoodies come in all sorts of tie-dye designs, as well as plaids and big blocks of color. They come in about seven dog sizes and five human sizes.

Dooloop Dog Poop Holder

Dooloop Dog Poop Holder

Dooloop

It’s just a simple gadget, but this little hook does so much. Attach it to a leash and slip in used poop bags so there’s no need to hold them all the way home. They’re made at a woman-owned business in Maine and are crafted out of recycled plastic.

Kurgo Car Seat Cover

Kurgo Car Seat Cover

Amazon

There are all sorts of car seat covers to keep a vehicle relatively safe from muddy paws and floating dog hair. This one earned top honors for “best looking” in our car seat recommendations. It comes as a hammock or a bench seat cover and it’s a bright, attractive blue with either orange or gray stitching.

Max and Neo Dog Gear Nylon Reflective Double Dog Leash

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Max and Neo Dog Gear Nylon Reflective Double Dog Leash

Amazon

This is our favorite dog leash. It has a traffic handle, which is an extra handle closer to the clasp so that you can get control of your dog quickly like when you’re crossing the street. It comes in seven colors and two lengths. Bonus points because for every item sold, the company donates one to a rescue.

FluentPet Dog Talking Button Tester Kit

FluentPet Dog Talking Button Tester Kit

Amazon

For the dog who has a lot to say, these talking buttons let a pet touch a button with a pre-recorded message. It lets pups say they want a treat, a walk, or a car ride, for example. This starter kit includes two buttons and foam pads that keep them in place.

P.L.A.Y. Squeaky Interactive Toys

P.L.A.Y. Squeaky Interactive Toys

P.L.A.Y.

Choose from French fries or a pizza slice, a boombox or a station wagon. These plush toys have squeakies and crinkles and are so colorful and whimsical. All P.L.A.Y. products are eco-friendly featuring stuffing from recycled plastic bottles and minimal packaging. Plus, dogs just seem to love them.

SodaPup Durable Dog Treat Dispenser & Chew Toy

SodaPup Durable Dog Treat Dispenser & Chew Toy

Amazon

Every pup has a unique personality so you’ll find one of these fun, durable toys that fits each dog perfectly. There’s a soda can, cupcake, or coffee cup, for example, and they all come in bright colors and different sizes. They can be used as chew toys or fill them with treats or kibble to make mealtime more interesting.

Outward Hound Hide-A-Squirrel Squeaky Puzzle Plush Dog Toy

Outward Hound Hide-A-Squirrel Squeaky Puzzle Plush Dog Toy

Amazon

Ideal for the smart pup, this interactive toy is a fun plush tree trunk packed with squeaky squirrels. The dog has to find them and pull them all out. This puzzle toy comes in three sizes, which include three to six critters, depending on size.

Best Friends by Sheri The Original Calming Donut Bed in Shag Fur

Best Friends by Sheri Calming Dog Bed

Amazon

You can never have too many great dog beds. Dogs just sink into this shaggy, soft donut-shaped bed. The shag keeps a pup warm as they curl up, plus there’s nice cushioning for comfy support. It comes in five sizes and a rainbow of colors.

Tervis My Kids Have Paws Insulated Tumbler

Tervis My Kids Have Paws Insulated Tumbler

Amazon

Whether it’s cold water or hot coffee, this triple-walled Tervis tumbler takes drinks on the go. It keeps a drink hot for up to 8 hours or cold for up to 24 hours. Plus “My Kids Have Paws” says it all for a happy dog parent.

Yeti Boomer 8 Dog Bowl

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Yeti Dog Bowl

Amazon

These handsome dog bowls come in two sizes and more than a dozen colors. It’s made of double-walled (non-insulated) stainless steel and has a rubber ring on the bottom to keep it from slipping. The bowl is dishwasher-safe and has a 5-year warranty.

HandsOn Pet Grooming Gloves

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HandsOn Pet Grooming Gloves

Chewy

For the person awash in a cloud of dog hair, these gloves make spa time easier for everyone involved. The rubber bumps collect hair gently as they pass over a pet’s body, kind of giving a massage. They’re really easy to clean and come in four sizes and several colors.

Blue Sparrow Designs Co Dog Doormat

Blue Sparrow Designs Co Dog Doormat

Etsy

When their dog does a better job than the doorbell, consider this appropriate welcome mat. Made of real or synthetic (all-weather) coconut fibers, they come in two sizes. Most dog owners will appreciate the message: “Just Text When You Get Here. No Need To Knock and Get the Dogs Involved.”

Uncommon Goods Bad Dog Wisdom Tumblers

Uncommon Goods Bad Dog Wisdom Tumblers

Uncommon Goods

These four tumblers feature pups spreading great wisdom like “Learn to bluff” and “Defy authority.” The 16-ounce glasses each feature canine-related illustrations and messages that dog people will understand. They’re heavyweight and top rack dishwasher-safe.

cobcreations Custom Pet Portrait Ornament

cobcreations Custom Pet Portrait Ornament

Etsy

These personalized pet ornaments are handmade out of clay. Send at least four photos of a pet and the artist will sculpt a whimsical likeness of the pup sitting, standing, or rolling over for a belly rub. There are several sizes and you can add several pets to one ornament.

Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound Brick Puzzle Game Dog Toy

Outward Hound Nina Ottosson Interactive Treat Puzzle

Amazon

Keep a smart dog entertained with a puzzle toy. In this brick interactive game, a dog has to lift and slide the pieces in order to get to the kibble or treats underneath. It slows down a pup so he doesn’t eat too fast, and it makes dinner time fun. There are lots of designs with different degrees of difficulty, but this one is a popular intermediate game.

All About Vibe Custom Dog Pillow

All About Vibe Custom Dog Pillow

All About Vibe

This custom dog pillow lets someone snuggle with their pet, even when they aren’t around. Designed from a photo, it comes in three sizes and is available in either indoor or outdoor fabric. The double-sided pillows are handmade in the U.S. and are machine-washable.

My Face Socks Custom Dog Socks

My Face Socks Custom Dog Socks

Amazon

These personalized socks are covered with a pup’s face. Just send a photo and pick from dozens of colors to create a design. They’re thin, like dress socks, and when they stretch, the dog’s face doesn’t get all wonky and distorted.

MalsiPree Dog Water Bottle

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MalsiPree Dog Water Bottle

Amazon

This is such a handy gadget for people who hike or take car rides with their dogs. This travel water bottle is easy to use one-handed and fits in a cupholder. Just turn the bottle on its side, press the button, and fill the lid with water. If a dog doesn’t drink everything, press the button to drain the water back into the bottle.

Stellaire Chern Snuffle Mat

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STELLAIRE CHERN Snuffle Mat

Amazon

Sprinkle food or treats into the nooks and crannies of a snuffle mat and a pup can hunt for all the yummy goodies. It slows them down when they eat and keeps them engaged and having fun. This mat comes in two sizes and has lots of spots to hide alluring morsels.

Ruffwear Web Master Dog Harness with Handle

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RUFFWEAR Web Master Multi-Use Support Dog Harness

Amazon

You’ll have to get a few measurements to make sure you buy the right size, but Ruffwear hiking harnesses are durable and rugged and very handsome. The Web Master has a padded chest and straps, a handle for lifting over streams or boulders, and five points of adjustment for a good fit. It comes in three colors and five sizes.

Zuke's Mini Naturals

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Zuke's Mini Naturals

Amazon

These soft training treats can motivate pups to sit, stay, or learn tricks. They come in lots of flavors and are made in the U.S. with no fillers, byproducts, or artificial ingredients. Great for young puppies all the way to old dogs, each treat has fewer than 3 calories and protein is the main ingredient.

Jiminy's Chewy Cricket Treat

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Jiminy's Chewy Cricket Treat

Chewy

Another great treat option, Jiminy’s are made with crickets, which is a more sustainable protein than traditional pet foods. They come in several flavors, are nutritious, and are easy to break apart for training. This is a good option for people who try to be eco-conscious and care about their pet’s impact on the environment.

Max & Neo Washable Reusable Dog Pee Pads

Max & Neo Washable Reusable Dog Pee Pads

Amazon

These reusable puppy pads are great for new puppy parents or people with an older dog that is prone to accidents. They have a quick-drying quilted top layer and a non-skid bottom layer and are easy to toss in the washing machine to clean. They come in neutral blue or gray with a pawprint design.

Modoker Dog Travel Bag

Modoker Dog Travel Bag

Amazon

In this travel bag, there are lots of compartments and containers for food, treats, leashes, and other items that travelers want to take on the road. It includes a tote bag, two dog food containers, two silicone bowls, and a placemat. There are plenty of pockets for storage and it comes in seven colors.

Barkley and Wagz Dog Ears Customized Tote Bag

Barkley and Wagz Dog Ears Customized Tote Bag

Etsy

Some are floppy; some stand up. Dogs communicate a lot with their ears. This personalized tote has a stylized tattoo-like outline of a pup’s ears, created from photos you send. It is available in two sizes, two colors, and with or without a zipper.

Now Designs Dog Biscuit Tin

Now Designs Dog Biscuit Tin

Amazon

Every dog knows where the treat jar is, so why not put those snacks in something cute. This steel tin comes in several colors and designs including “Good dog,” “Biscuits,” and a cute illustration featuring lots of different dogs. At about 7-inches tall, it’s great for smaller pets or smaller kitchens.

Morezi Large Dog Toy Storage Box with Lid

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Morezi Large Dog Toy Storage Box with Lid

Amazon

A dog can never have too many toys, but they’ll need someplace to stash them all. This large dog toy box has two compartments, a removable divider, and a split lid that attaches with Velcro. It’s collapsible and comes in nearly 20 colors and patterns.

RAYCO Pet First Aid Kit with LED Safety Collar

RAYCO Pet First Aid Kit with LED Safety Collar

Amazon

For adventurous dog owners who are always out exploring, this medical kit has a good stash of emergency supplies. It includes an assortment of gauze and bandages as well as tweezers (for tick removal), scissors, an ice pack, an emergency blanket, a styptic pencil for bleeding, and lots more.

Best Friends Save Them All T-shirt

Best Friends Save Them All T-shirt

Best Friends

Support rescue efforts with this soft and colorful message tee. “Save them all,” is the motto for Best Friends Animal Society, a nonprofit that helps find homes for unwanted pets and runs a large animal sanctuary. There are plenty of other apparel and gear options that share the rescue motto.

Frisco Sherpa Dog Blanket

Frisco Sherpa Dog Blanket

Chewy

This cuddly, soft blanket protects the furniture while keeping a pet warm. It’s reversible gray with one side plush sherpa and the other a subdued print. It comes in two sizes and, of course, is machine washable to remove tufts of dog hair and muddy paw prints.

Puffer Hug Dog Scarf

Puffer Hug Dog Scarf

Puffer Hug

When the temperatures plummet, the well-dressed dog looks dapper in a dog scarf. Of course, it’s even more stylish when his human has a matching accessory. This red puffer scarf has decorative pockets and comes in two sizes for small and large pups.

Uncommon Goods Customizable Pet Puzzle

Uncommon Goods Customizable Pet Puzzle

Uncommon Goods

Put together all the pieces and the result is a fun caricature of a pup’s face. Choose a color and choose from a dozen dog illustrations. Then add a name or message. The 500-piece puzzle is made in Minnesota.

Yappy Personalized Tea Towel

Yappy Personalized Tea Towel

Yappy

Choose from all sorts of breeds (including rescue dogs) to find the illustration that looks the most like the dog you know. Then add a name and see what it would look like on all sorts of dish towels with sayings like “Dish licker” or “Did someone say food?” Towels are 100% cotton and come in many colors and designs.

LickiMat Tuff

LickiMat Soother

Amazon

Lick mats are flat plates with little raised nubs that can help calm or entertain a pup. Smear on some peanut butter, yogurt, or other spreadable treat, and a dog will lick all the crannies. This particular mat is good because it’s heavy duty and it has suction cups to attach to the floor or even the bathroom wall during bath time.

Messy Mutts Silicone Treat-Making Mold

Messy Mutts Silicone Treat-Making Mold

Amazon

Nothing says love like a homemade treat. These reusable silicone molds each have room to make a dozen bone-shaped cookies or frozen morsels. Each mold has a little line down the middle to make it easier to break treats in half. The molds are dishwasher safe and made of food-grade silicone.

Primitives by Kathy Dog Sign

Primitives by Kathy Dog Sign

Amazon

These small wooden box signs have cute dog-themed messages like, “Sorry, I Can't. I Have Plans With My Dog” and “Dogs Welcome. People Tolerated..” They’re black and white, look distressed, and can hang up or stand by themselves on a shelf or right near the dog treats.

Canine Styles Polar Fleece Dog T-shirt

Canine Styles Polar Fleece Dog T-shirt

Canine Styles

The stylish pooch would look nifty in some of this high-end doggie wear from this popular New York shop. There are cashmere sweaters, raincoats, and boots. We like this soft and cozy polar fleece T-shirt that comes in four colors and six sizes.

Sugarboo & Co Speckled Inspirational Quote Mug

Sugarboo & Co Speckled Inspirational Quote Mug

Sugarboo & Co

These handmade mugs are fun and covered in speckles and all have an inspirational message from someone important … like the family dog. This one says, “You are my favorite human. XO Your dog.” The mugs are oversized and hold 15 ounces. They’re microwave and dishwasher safe.

Plattepus Customs Custom Metal Dog Sign

Plattepus Customs Custom Metal Dog Sign

Etsy

It can be wall art inside or an address number outside. These personalized steel signs can feature any dog breed and a name, message, or number. They come in black, red, or silver and are coated to deter rusting and scratching.

Rescue Box Subscription

Rescue Box Subscription

The Animal Rescue Site

There are lots of pet-related subscription boxes where a pup receives monthly treats and toys. The Rescue Box sends these goodies, but also benefits a good cause. Each monthly purchase feeds 142 shelter animals. There are five pet products in each box and they can be customized to fit the size of the pup.

I See Me Books US If My Dog Could Talk Personalized Book

I See Me Books US If My Dog Could Talk Personalized Book

Etsy

Told from the dog’s perspective, this sweet rhyming storybook tells the tale of a pup and the people they love. Personalize it by adding a name and a photo and choosing the type of dog that will be illustrated throughout the book. You can add as many as four people in the dog’s life to make it even more customized.

West & Willow Custom Pet Portraits

West and Willow Custom Pet Portrait

West and Willow

Working from a favorite photo, you can order a modern portrait or a line drawing created by a digital artist. You can add the pup’s name, choose a background color, and opt for a frame. Each portrait is printed on gallery-quality paper and comes in three sizes.

KINGNOW Wood Dog and Person Sculpture

KINGNOW Wood Dog and Person Sculpture

Amazon

A person tucks their dog’s head between their face and hands in this sweet wooden sculpture. Choose from an adult or a child or a combination of people and pups. The puzzle-like pieces fit together and can be displayed together or individually.

Paper Source Dogs Personalized Notepad Set

Paper Source Dogs Personalized Notepad Set

Paper Source

Perfect for leaving a note for the dogwalker or vet, these notepads feature four interested pups. Personalize each pad with the name of a dog or their person. They come in four colors, are made with 50% post-consumer recycled materials, and have matching items like stationary and journals.

Furbo Dog Camera

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Furbo Dog Camera

Amazon

For the pup owner who can’t stand leaving their BFF behind, this monitor keeps an eye on them. It dispenses treats and lets people talk (and listen) to their pets at home. The 360-degree view of the room is particularly handy and it has great resolution.

Uncommon Goods Little Dog Snack Dishes

Uncommon Goods Little Dog Snack Dishes

Uncommon Goods

They can hold peanuts and mints for people, or stash treats at the ready for puppy pals.. These six stoneware dog faces are colorful and cute, each with a different expression. They’re dishwasher and microwave safe.

Ben's Garden Life Is Short Play With Your Dog French Crystal Dome Paperweight

Ben's Garden Life Is Short Play With Your Dog French Crystal Dome Paperweight

Ben's Garden

This crystal dome paperweight is a sweet reminder for any pup lover. Remember, “Life is short. Play with your dog.” It’s handcrafted in New York with a heavy French crystal top and a decoupaged message.

Why Trust The Spruce Pets?

We talked to dozens of dog owners to ask them the very best gifts they’ve given and received. We also asked them what they’d love to receive for a present. We sorted through online stores and looked at reviews and comments when whittling down the options.

Mary Jo DiLonardo has been writing about pets and animals for several decades. She has a rescue dog and has fostered about 60 dogs and puppies. She is always trying different products to keep the dogs in her care entertained, healthy, and safe, and she loves giving dog-related gifts.

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