Last year, I woke up on a random Saturday and decided that was the day I was going to adopt a dog. I drove four hours to a small town in Pennsylvania and brought home a baby Bernese Mountain Dog that I named Sully. I have since become ridiculously obsessed with him and think he is absolutely the greatest thing to ever happen to me. As a result, I spoil him rotten. And while I still have to do quite a bit of Christmas shopping for my friends and family, Sully already has an enormous pile of dog gifts waiting to be wrapped. And yes, I know it isn’t even Halloween yet.
We love giving gifts this time of year; but if we’re being honest, we love spoiling our pets even more. Nothing beats the excitement on their furry little faces when you bring home a treat or new toy (especially one in a doggie advent calendar!). Sure, dog bones are nice and your dog will definitely love chowing down on them, but there are so many unique and adorable gifts these days that we wanted to make sure you’re seeing the best of the best while shopping for your doggo.
Ahead, you’ll find the best dog gifts 2022 has to offer. I only ask that you please tweet me pictures of your dogs enjoying them — because nothing brightens my day more than cute doggy pictures.
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A version of this article was originally published December 2019.
Le Creuset Pet Collection Medium Dog Bowl
If you love all of Le Creuset’s gorgeous cookware, just wait until you see this adorable dog bowl. It has the same chic finish as the brand’s beloved pots and pans, and a bone decal to top it all off. Bonus: if you’re a new customer to QVC you can use the promo code FREESHIP now until 1/31 to get free shipping on your first purchase.
Dog Bowl Bottle
If your pup is your adventure buddy, you both will love this clever accessory. It’s a bowl and water bottle combined into one convenient essential. Fill it with water or food and then detach the base to serve to your pup. It makes road trips and hikes all the easier.
Newton Pet Bed
I have the pickiest dog on earth when it comes to pet beds. We’ve gone through several that he simply refuses to use but he could not be more in love with this comfy and cozy bed from Newton Baby. I love it because it’s so easy to clean and Sully loves it because it actually big enough for him (something that’s been super hard to find) and it has a thick core mattress that feels great on his bones.
WHIMZEES by Wellness Holiday Dental Chews
We’re fans of WHIMZEES by Wellness dental chews year-round for keeping our dogs’ bad breath at bay, but this limited-edition holiday version of the tartar and plaque-busting sticks is too adorable to resist. Each treat comes in the shape of a snowman or Christmas tree in festive red and green colors, and will occupy your pup for hours on end.
Embark DNA Test for Dogs
If you adopted your dog from a shelter, there’s a good chance it’s a mix of at least a couple of breeds. Knowing your dog’s breed breakdown can be an advantage when it comes to their health and this particular dog DNA test from Embark also includes screening for over 200 genetic health risks.
This Dog’s Life Bye Bye Doggy Aches
Don’t forget the senior dogs on your list: These vet-formulated supplements from pet parent site This Dog’s Life‘s house-label of wellness products for pups helps alleviate hip, joint and arthritis pain. Ingredients such as glucosamine, manganese green-lipped mussels provide joint lubrication and support collagen production for less aches after just two weeks of regular use.
Why not give a gift that lasts all year long? Every BarkBox has two innovative toys, two bags of all-natural treats and a chew made in the USA. Every box is curated with a different theme and an entirely brand new experience. BarkBox subscriptions start as low as $29 a month.
We love to spy on our pets while we’re away and make sure they’re not getting into any trouble. This genius invention, the Petcube, lets you check up on your pup while you’re away from home and missing them.
Blue Buffalo Holiday Santa Snacks
Oven-baked with the best ingredients, including oatmeal, cinnamon, pumpkin, flaxseed and carrots, these Blue Buffalo Santa Snacks make the “paw-fect” stocking stuffers for your furry BFF.
Whistle Go Tracking Device
Your dog may not appreciate this gift right away, but if they ever get lost they (and you) will be thankful for this purchase. This small device snaps right onto their collar and is waterproof so even if they decide to go for a swim, you’ll be able to find them.
Holiday-Themed Rope Toys
Why settle for one dog toy when you can get your pup three holiday-themed rope toys? And for less than $15, we’d consider this gift a steal.
These are hands down Sully’s favorite treat. He goes nuts for them, and I love knowing that they’re totally digestible and safe for him to chow down on. These particular bully sticks are also odor free, so your dog can chew them in your home without needing to burn a candle to mask the smell.
Ultra-Durable Chew Toy
If you have an aggressive chewer, this is the toy for you. Practically indestructible, this ring is non-toxic and made from natural rubber.
I give Sully one of these elk antlers to chew on whenever I need him to leave me alone so I can get work done. He would chew it for hours if I let him. They are pricey, but one antler lasts about a month, so you definitely get a lot of use out of it.
Ultimate Pawprint Keepsake Kit
OK, fine, this gift is really for you; but we can think of no better gift than to capture your furry friend’s paw with this Ultimate Pawprint Keepsake Kit for many more Christmases to come.
Original PupRug Dog Bed
Dog bed, but make it fashion. This comfy and cozy bed also doubles as stylish rug for your home. So it’s really a gift for your dog and you.
Vegan Leather Leash & Collar
Leather collars look good on every dog but we definitely feel guilty purchasing leather. This one is 100% vegan so you can enjoy the gorgeous leather aesthetic without any of the guilt.
Dogs, they sure do love to wander; so, why not equip them with a stylish bandana that boasts exactly the lifestyle they love to live?
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