19 Perfect Gifts for Dog Lovers and Their Dogs

Here are 20 perfect gifts sure to be appreciated by dogs and their humans this holiday season

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We all know that one person who is so obsessed with their dog that their holiday shopping revolves around treats, toys and travel accessories—maybe you are that person. Either way, here are some gifts for dog lovers and their puppy pals this season.

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Sherpa Insulated Dog Chore Coat Ecomm Carhartt.com
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Carhartt Insulated Dog Chore Coat

DIYers know and love Carhartt products for their durability, functionality and a touch of style. Don’t you think your best friend would appreciate a Carhartt Chore Coat of their own too? This winter dog coat made of rugged ringspun cotton fabric with a quilted nylon liner protects dogs from the elements. It’s even got heavy-duty pockets where you can stash tools and a few extra treats.

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Ruffwear Highlands Dog Sleeping Bag Ecomm Backcountry.com
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Ruffwear Highlands Dog Sleeping Bag

Tent camping with a dog gets a little ruff when you have to share your sleeping bag with them. The Ruffwear Highlands dog sleeping bag gives your four-legged friend their own comfy place to nestle so you can toss and turn without rolling over on them. A half-length zipper makes it easy for dogs to get in and out. The water-resistant shell and compressible insulation are easy to clean to pack down small enough to save space in your camping kit. There’s even a pad sleeve built in, so dogs get an extra layer of insulation too.

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Boomer™ 8 Dog Bowl Ecomm Www.yeti.com
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Yeti Boomer Stainless Steel Dog Bowl with Customization

This extra-strength, double-wall stainless steel dog bowl is as tough as any tool in your shop and way easier to clean. A rubber ring on the bottom keeps it in place, and a svelte profile makes it easy to take on the road. The 64-ounce version keeps eight cups of water refreshingly cold, and there’s a 32-ounce version for smaller pups.

Right now, Yeti is offering free customization—so you can put your dog’s name or monogram on one side of the bowl and an image of your furry friend on the other side. By the way, you might also appreciate checking out our top picks of aesthetic and clever Fable Pets products.

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Petsafe Happy Ride Metal Dog Barrier Ecomm Amazon.com
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PetSafe Happy Ride Metal Dog Barrier

This metal barrier keeps your furry friend in the back seat so that you aren’t distracted while driving. The barrier adjusts to your size car and it’s simple to set up—no tools required. Plus, you can see through the metal bars, so you can keep an eye on your pup in the rearview mirror.

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Waterproof Dog Collar Ecomm Carhartt.com
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Carhartt Waterproof Dog Collar

Whether you’re a hunter or just have a dog that loves the water, this waterproof and mildew-resistant dog collar is designed to last. It’s made of soft-touch material, and it offers custom cut-to-fit sizing to work with any dog.

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K&h Pet Products Heated Thermo Snuggly Sleeper Indoor Pet Bed For Dogs Ecomm Amazon.com
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Thermo-Snuggly Sleeper Heated Pet Bed

The six-watt removable heater in this K&H Thermo-Snuggle Sleeper lets your good boy or girl bask in the warmth of the holiday season all winter long. Five-inch high, two-inch-thick foam walls that are five inches high, give your pet a sense of security and comfort. It’s easy to wash too, just take off the removable exterior cover and the pillow sleeping surface and throw it in the machine. Here are some more of the best heated dog beds for winter.

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Arm & Hammer Swivel Bin & Rake Backyard Waste Pickup Ecomm Chewy.com
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Arm & Hammer Swivel Bin and Rake Backyard Waste Pickup

This isn’t one of the most glamorous gifts for dog lovers, but it is one of the most practical. This bin and rake set works on grass, dirt and concrete to help keep your yard free of pet waste. You can use the bin with or without a bag—but the scented Swivel Bin Waste Bags do make clean-up a lot less smelly.

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Himalayan Pet Supply Best Friend's Advent Calendar Dog Treats Ecomm Chewy.com
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Himalayan Pet Supply Best Friend’s Advent Calendar

Give your pup an advent calendar full of treats this year with 24 days of all-natural treats. This treat collection uses Himalayan Pet Supply’s traditional Himalayan cheese recipe and flavors of peanut butter, bacon and chicken. Plus, the treats are lactose- and gluten-free. No subscription required!

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Collar Walk Kit Ecomm Wildone.com
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Wild One Harness Walk Kit

Prepare your furry friend for fun adventures with this kit of on-the-go essentials from Wild One. The Walk Kit comes with a cushioned, lightweight harness, dirt-resistant and waterproof leash, and matching waste bag carrier. This set is available in 11 different colors, and you can mix and match your kit as you please.

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Blueberry Pet Gift Box With Pack Of 2 Handmade Bow Tie For Collars Ecomm Amazon.com
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Blueberry Pet Bow Tie Set

Who says the kids are the only ones who have to dress up for the holidays? Give your dog a taste of the glamorous life with a stylish bow tie. Each set comes with two, and there are six colors and two sizes to choose from.

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Friendly Barkz Adjustable Snuffle Mat For Dogs With Suction Cupfriendly Barkz Adjustable Snuffle Mat For Dogs With Suction Cup Ecomm Amazon.com
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Friendly Barkz Adjustable Snuffle Mat

This eco-friendly snuffle mat is durable, soft and foldable, and it comes with a lifetime replacement guarantee. Hide treats and toys under the messy felt strips of this mat, and keep your dog engaged while you tend to other things. A snuffle mat can enhance your dog’s problem-solving and foraging skills—a gift that keeps on giving.

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DIY Raised Dog Bed

Raised dog beds give pets a comfy spot to lay down that’s not on the furniture. Plus, a soft bed lifted up off the hard floor is good for older dogs dealing with arthritis in their joints. To make this bed, all you need are a few simple tools, $50-100 worth of material and half a day’s time, a pittance for a lifetime of thanks from your furry friends.

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Dog Ice Cream Mix Ecomm Amazon.com
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Dog Ice Cream

There is nothing you could buy a dog that they’ll love more than this maple bacon Puppy Scoops ice cream treat. Nothing! Just mix it with water, freeze it and treat them to some sweet-and-salty ice cream that’s formulated for your dog’s digestion.

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Benebone Multipack Holiday Durable Dog Chew Toy Ecomm Chewy.com
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Benebone Multipack Holiday Durable Dog Chew Toy

These long-lasting chew toys from Benebone make wonderful gifts for dog lovers who live with super chewers. Santa Paws is sure to please with these durable bones, as each one is made with real flavors, like bacon and maple wood. Plus, they’re adorable—so you won’t even mind when your pup leaves them strewn about the floor.

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Like this? For another durable and long-lasting pick, check out the BarkBox Super Chewer subscription.

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Nina Ottosson By Outward Hound Pet Toy Ecomm Amazon.com
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Interactive Puzzle Bowl

Outward Hound’s dog puzzle toys make ideal gifts for dog lovers because they’re like a Netflix binge for your pet, keeping them engaged for hours at a time. They have to use their natural hunting skills to seek treats hidden within, sharpening their minds and satisfying their stomach at the same time.

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Dog Laser Pointer Ecomm Amazon.com
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Laser Projection Pen with USB Charging

Laser pointers aren’t just for cats—dogs love them too. This one from Amazon has a long-reaching range, seven modes of projection and USB charging. Plus, it’s under $10 right now, so you can snag one for yourself and a friend.

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Tough Trail™ Chuckwagon Dog Tote Ecomm Orvis.com
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Orvis Tough Trail Chuckwagon Dog Tote

Carry all your pawed pal’s essentials in one convenient tote bag. This eco-friendly tote is perfect for travel—it’s water-resistant, durable and zips shut. Plus, it includes two collapsible silicone bowls, a food bag, a hidden water bag dispenser, a lined exterior pocket for bags or wet toys and movable interior dividers. Keep this bag packed in the trunk and you’ll be ready for whatever spontaneous doggy day trip may arise.

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Lesotc 2022 Upgraded Pet Water Bottle For Dogs Ecomm Amazon.com
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Lesotc Foldable Pet Water Bottle

Speaking of doggy day trips, this foldable water bottle is a must-have when taking your dog on long walks and hikes. This BPA-free, leak-proof water bottle has a lid that flips up into a bowl, so your pup can drink directly from the top and you don’t have to stop to pour water into a separate bowl. This ingenious device comes in a range of sizes and colors, and with an adjustable strap that you can use to sling the water bottle over your shoulder if you don’t want to fuss with keeping this in a bag.

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Dash Mini Dog Treat Maker Ecomm Target.com
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Dash Mini Dog Treat Maker

Don’t leave your dog out of holiday treats this season. With this mini treat maker, you can craft delicious, homemade goods with natural ingredients right in your own kitchen. This treat maker has nonstick surfaces that heat quickly, and you can make up to six bone-shaped treats at a time. Planning a doggy cookie exchange, anyone?

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Mary Henn
Mary Henn, MFA is an Associate Shopping Editor at Family Handyman. She’s also a national award-winning writer and journalist. Her expertise lies in interior design, home decor, gardening and outdoor trends. When she’s not working on the latest content at FHM, you can find her reading poetry or hiking with her dog, Henry.
Ryan Van Bibber
Ryan Van Bibber, the executive editor for Family Handyman, is a career journalist with more than two decades of experience in the industry. He's been DIY'ing since he was a kid, learning from his father who was a carpenter and general contractor. Ryan has a natural curiousity to learn how things work and how to make them work better. That spirit has guided his career his own DIY journey as a homeowner. He specializes in the areas of painting, sustainability, and basic home maintenance. Through his career, Ryan covered the NFL for more than a decade, edited award-winning features, worked as a senior editor at Outside magazine as well as writing and editing buying guides and product reviews for national publications.