If you have a dog-loving friend or relative, you’ll know they’ll only want gifts relating to their favourite passion. But any dog owner will already have all the gear, right? Here’s a run-down of some of the best gifts that are perfect for dog lovers, and unlike the essential dog walking coats for ladies or sturdy waterproof footwear, they probably won’t already have.
Le Creuset Dog Bowl
True to the brand, Le Creuset dog bowls come in a range of different colours and styles and look good on any kitchen floor. Durable and beautiful, these dog bowls are built to last and will be a treasured gift for any dog lover. Le Creuset has a whole pet collection, including a container and scoop that are perfect for dog biscuits, and the collection is dishwasher proof too.
Dog Talking Kit
Perfect for your friend who is always wondering what their dog is thinking, a dog talking gift could be their first step in building stronger communication lines. How Stella Learnt To Talk by Christina Hunger is a fascinating true story complete with a guide to help dog owners communicate with their pets. You can also find dog talking games and self-recording training buzzers to help with speech training.
A Knitted Windcheater
Is your dog-walking friend always in a faded, bobbling, moth-eaten fleece? Upgrade their dog-walking attire with a snuggly knitted windcheater. Its soft and stretchy construction is ideal for throwing balls and clambering over the hills. Wear on its own on dry days or layer under one of their perfect dog-walking jackets for women, termed by India Knight in her book “The Goodness of dogs” as “the best ever dog walking coats for ladies”
Velvet Bolster Dog Bed
Imagine a deep-filled mattress topped with soft luxurious velvet for daytime napping. Sound heavenly? This is what your friend’s pampered pooch could have thanks to The Lounging Hound. Their bolster beds look great as a home accessory, come in beautiful on-trend hues and make a wonderful gift for your friend who always puts the dog’s comfort first! They also do extra-large merino wool throws that give pups even more comfort when they snooze on the sofa.
Buy a gift for both your loved one and their hound with a matching gift set. From matching face mask and bandana, ideal for dog walks or perhaps a matching friendship bracelet and collar or even matching pyjamas – there are lots of gifts that help to create the Instagrammable twinning trend!
Battersea Gift Shop
All dog owners would love to support more dogs, so choosing a donation or gift from a dog charity shop is a great way to give back in honour of your friend or relative. Battersea, for example, has an extensive gift shop from a ‘No More Wet Dog’ scented candle to dog-themed travel bags and plenty of stationery gifts too.
You can’t go wrong with sending a bottle of wine as a gift to friends and family. Now, you can include the pooch in the present with specially crafted wine for dogs. If the pup doesn’t have the nose for dog wine, dog beer is also available! Woof And Brew offer ‘bottom sniffer beer’, ‘posh pooch wine’, and even herbal doggy teas!