40 Best Dog Gifts in 2023
Aug 19, 2023
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Unique gift ideas for every occasion that all good girls and boys will love.
Raise your hand if you adore your dog! Yep, we're in the same club, along with the 65 million other households in the U.S. who count a dog as a family member. From big dogs to dogs that stay small, most of us will do anything to keep our dogs safe, comfortable and happy. Of course, that means we celebrate birthdays, holidays and "adopti-versaries" with special gifts. Spoiled a little? Of course!
The best dog gifts are the ones that are both safe and provide hours of entertainment to make life easier for both your pooch and yourself. From cooling dog beds for comfy naps to interactive activity toys to stimulate your dog's brain to dog strollers, our list of gifts for dogs has something for every four-legged child on your list.
Whether you're looking for gifts for your own fur baby, your grand-dog or fur niece or nephew, we've got you covered at all price points, including lots of pet gift ideas for less than $20. Most of these gifts have been tested in our editors' own homes, and they've been, ahem, vetted by real dogs we know and love.
One bit of advice: Remember that if you have an aggressive chewer, your pet should never be left unattended with any dog toy, no matter how tough the manufacturer claims it is. Like toddlers, our pets need constant guidance and vigilance so it's up to us to protect them.
Whether you buy this for yourself (to read aloud to your pup, of course!) or for a dog-loving friend, you will definitely get misty-eyed when reading this sweet book about all the reasons dog love is the best kind of love.
The grab tags on this pet-friendly soccer ball make it great fun for multiple dogs who can use them to play tug-of-war.
This cute stuffed toy has a "heartbeat" and heat pack to help your pet feel like he or she is snuggled up with Mom or their littermates. It's a great way to transition a rescue to your home.
Want to train your dog and have fun at the same time? This beginner's agility kit helps your teach your dog how to jump over hurdles, use the weave poles, and go through a tunnel.
Made by a small business Certified B corporation in Montana, this bone floats, stands up to active chewers, and comes in three sizes. It's just about the perfect toy for dogs to exercise their gums and play fetch without pet parents worrying they'll break a tooth. Big bonus: It's designed to be dishwasher-safe so you can pop it in for a quick clean anytime.
Your little buddy needs a party shirt, too! This one has cool retro vibe in a beautiful classic tropical print.
From muddy paws to rainy days to bath day, these microfiber towels are super-absorbent, wash well, and dry fast. They come in a ton of different colors, too. Toss a spare in the car.
Maybe you want a dog bed that fits more stylishly into your decor. This sleek mini sofa fits the bill in a cool mid-century modern design. Made from solid birch and memory foam, it will become your pet's favorite hangout.
Got an aggressive chewer? This toy is made by a female-owned business in the U.S. and is designed for dogs who destroy their toys in a second. It comes with a lifetime guarantee for tough chewers (you'll pay shipping costs for the return). Just remember that no toy is 100% indestructible, so keep an eye on your heavy-duty chewer when they're at play.
These portable foam steps provide a sturdy foundation and safer way for small pets to get off and off of furniture, such as sofas. No more jumping, which can be hard on your little pup's knees and back! The steps come in three, four and five-step sizes in more than 10 colors and fabrics to match your decor.
Does your little girl need a pearl and diamond necklace? Of course, she does! This cute collar looks so sweet on toy breeds, and it's perfect for special events, like if your pet is participating in your marriage ceremony.
This dog perfume is on the expensive side, but hundreds of five-star reviewers on Amazon say it's worth the price — some even say that they were originally inspired to purchase it because it was recommended by their groomers.
This interactive snuffle mat toy soothes your pet and helps curb anxious or destructive behavior during stressful times (thunderstorm, anyone?). Spread a thin coat of your pet's food or other vet-approved treats, such as pumpkin, and let your dog go to town. It's made in the U.S. and is top rack dishwasher-safe.
Use this flirt toy to help your active pup burn off some extra steam. You dangle and flick the toys on the wand, while your dog goes wild trying to catch them. It's a good way to exercise indoors if it's too wet or cold to go for your walk.
Ideal for small dogs, gift this mini tennis ball launcher with an extra set of balls.
Your dog will love searching for and pulling out the three squeaky squirrels. It comes in four different sizes and can be machine-washed when it gets a little funky.
Attach this gadget to your hose and, with a press of her paw, she can stay hydrated and have fun splashing around in the backyard.
Your pup will love cuddling into this round donut-shaped bed, which provides a safe, soothing spot for naps and bedtime. It comes in six colors and four sizes, from 23 inches in diameter to 35 inches in diameter. The removable cover is machine-washable.
Make walks better for you and your pup with this harness. If your dog tends to pull on the lead, this harness may be a a better choice. With six points of adjustment, you'll find a fit that is comfortable and doesn't restrict you dog's movement. It's made in the U.S. and comes in nine bright colors.
Give your pup a gift that keeps on giving with Pooch Perks, a totally customizable monthly delivery service that rounds up toys and treats your dog will love. Select from one, three, six, and 12-month options for small, medium, large, or mixed dogs.
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Arricca Elin SanSone has written about health and lifestyle topics for Prevention, Country Living, Woman's Day, and more. She’s passionate about gardening, baking, reading, and spending time with the people and dogs she loves.
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