Gift Ideas for Dog Owners

Man’s Best Friend has been a constant companion for generations of animal lovers, and these owners are equally dedicated to their beloved canine family members. If you have anyone on your gift list this year who has a dog, the following “two paws up” ideas will give the recipient a smile of appreciation as you remember to honor their furry best friend during the holidays as well.

Personalized Items:

If you have a photo of your friend’s dog, you can transform this into an unlimited choice of gift ideas and price ranges that will keep you within your budget. Items such as coffee mugs, calendars, mouse pads, key rings, playing cards or trinket boxes that display their favorite pooch will be a constant reminder of your thoughtfulness throughout the year. Stop by your local photo store, or visit the following websites to begin your shopping for a personalized gift idea that will please any recipient.

www.walmart.com

http://www.discountphotogifts.com/

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Breed-Inspired Gifts:

From the 100 pound Golden Retriever to the 10 pound Chihuahua, owners of purebreds are especially proud of their choice of canine companions. Local pet stores boast a wide array of gift choices to choose from. Items such as dog books, ornaments, coffee mugs, key rings and even note cards will allow you to choose just the right gift within your price range. If you prefer to do your shopping on-line, the following websites let you choose out of up to 140 breeds of dogs to display on an array of unique gift items.

http://www.dogshoppe.net/

http://www.k9gifts.com/doggifts.html

http://www.animalden.com/dogs.html

Gift Baskets. This is as fun a gift to receive as it is to make. Wicker baskets or a fun dog dish are very inexpensive items to choose as your starting point. Themed baskets are always a unique and fun gift to receive. Your holiday basket could contain Christmas cookies, hot cocoa, dog treats and even reindeer antlers or holiday dog scarf that can be found at your local pet store. A coffee or tea-themed basket can be filled with coffee or tea, cookies, and of course dog cookies. For the movie buffs, a movie-inspired basket can feature a dog-inspired movie, popcorn, candy and of course dog treats.

Gift cards. While gift cards appear to be very impersonal at first glance, a gift card is always a nice option. Gift cards for dog walking, pet grooming or to their favorite pet store will be an appreciated gift and one you know the recipient will use.

Christmas shopping can become stressful when trying to find touching and special gifts for your friends and loved ones. But when you remember your friend’s dog in your thoughts as well when giving a gift, your thoughtfulness will be deeply appreciated as you help spread joy this holiday season through the gift of giving.