10 Great Holiday Gift Ideas for the Dog Lover in your Life

For that special someone in your life who is definitely a dog person, choose a unique gift that celebrates the joy of canine companionship. This selection of items inspired by our four-legged friends comes straight from the most vibrant handmade market on the net. From accessories to home goods, this curated selection of holiday gifts has something for every canine enthusiast caught in the throes of puppy love. This year, opt for a personalized item or one-of-a-kind piece to give your recipient something special to celebrate their pets by. Etsy’s holiday hub brings you a specialized set of gift options for even the trickiest names on your list, dog lovers included. When in doubt, spoil your loved one and their pup—dog lovers are happiest when their pets are happy too!


10.) Sterling Silver Dog Breed Necklace

Forget about making your treetops glisten, it’s time to add some glimmer to your holiday jewelry collection! Wear your breed loyalty with pride by selecting a customized sterling silver pendant that resembles your beloved pup. Your days will be merry and bright with Amit Eshel’s wide selection of handcrafted designs designed to celebrate our four-legged friends all year long. If you can’t choose from all of the precious faces, add a seasonal kick to your outfit with a dainty necklace scene featuring a Finnish Lapphund chasing a reindeer!


9.) PopDoggie Humor Magnets

Avoid stocking stuffer stress with these adorable breed humor magnets from PopDoggie! From beloved basset hounds to cuddly corgis, each artist’s rendition is more precious than the last and comes paired with funny sayings to keep everyone on your list laughing this holiday season. For the dog lover in your life, the PopDoggie magnet is equally charming and practical. Celebrate a favorite breed or give your college-bound kids a funny way to remember the family dog while they’re away. Spread the gift of humor this holiday season!


8.) Doggie Surprise Mug

Any good holiday is filled with plenty of joyful surprises, and this “Animug” is one way to guarantee that your holiday season will be just right. Perfect for sipping eggnog, coffee, or tea, the doggie surprise mug is the gift that keeps on giving. Every pour and sip brings you another step closer to revealing a perfect little pooch in the bottom of your cup. Any avid dog lover will appreciate seeing this well-behaved pup at the bottom of their morning cup. For a quick gift, fill the mug with chocolate and add a bow to the handle!


7.) Dog Tail Leash Holder

Deck the halls with doggie tails! As a practical gift for the busy dog owner or helpful holiday addition to your daily routine, this leash holder does the trick. Select your background design and number of tail pegs to suit the needs and tastes of any canine lover on your list. These adorable tails help jazz up the hallway or mudroom and add a useful organizational touch to any home. Tinsel-time tip: This gift is particularly useful for keeping leashes untangled in multi-dog households.


6.) Jumbo Dog Bone Christmas Stocking

Nothing captures holiday spirit quite like stockings hung by the fire. This year, add a dose of doggie appreciation to your decorating scheme by hanging a jumbo-sized dog bone stocking for all to see. Made with high-quality burlap and billowing ribbons, this stocking will get your dog excited for the gift-giving season. Fill with toys, treats, and chew toys for your pup to enjoy on Christmas morning!


5.) Dog and Bone Knitted Gloves

As the perfect gift for any dog lover, these handmade lambswool gloves feature what dog people love most: a happy pet! For keeping warm on the chilliest of days, these soft gloves come with a customized selection of felt silhouette decals featuring precious miniature scenes of playful pups. For the dog lover on your list who’s far away, this item comes gift wrapped for easy long-distance sending!


4.) Personalized Doggie Starbucks Graphic Mug

Whatever your favorite holiday beverage, these Starbucks doggie mugs are sure to please. Choose from a number of available graphic designs to meet the demands of holiday gift list and create a customized selection of gifts. For the dog lover on-the-go, opt for a portable travel mug with his or her favorite breed enjoying a holiday latte. For at-home sipping, give a gift that combines your recipient’s favorite things: dogs and coffee! To add a touch of seasonal spirit, opt for a holiday-themed print that will make your Christmas day even more special.


3.) Embossed Doggie Rolling Pin

For the at-home chef or avid biscuit baker, the embossed doggie rolling pin makes an excellent holiday gift. Perfect for year-round cooking adventures, this quality beechwood rolling pin adds a customized touch to any culinary project. With every roll, adorable doggy silhouette prints appear magically on your dough! Use as a new addition to your holiday roll-out cookies, or add critters to your clay craft projects. Add this rolling pin to your stocking stuffers or combine it with other baking-themed goods to create a special selection of gifts for that special someone.


2.) Handmade Sterling Silver/White Bronze Dog Ring 

Celebrate Christmas and “ring” in the New Year with this adorable custom dog-themed jewelry! These sterling silver doggie wrap rings are perfect as small gifts or stocking stuffers. Featuring a number of adorable breed-specific designs, these rings are handcrafted with minute detail to capture the personality and charm of your favorite pup. Add a touch of holiday sparkle to your wish list, or dazzle a fellow dog-lover with this unique gift. For those with multi-dog households, curate a collection of rings to reflect their individual furry family. This highly personalized wearable gift will have your recipients showing off their unique item well into the New Year.

1.) Illustrated Dog Pillows from Thousand Skies

As a perfect Christmas gift for the dog enthusiast and lover of all things cute, these illustrated dog pillows from Thousand Skies are practical and adorable. Choose for a selection of unique breed-specific designs to celebrate your recipient’s favorite furry friend. For college students preparing to ship away from the family pet or everyday homeowners looking to add fun décor to their space, these hand-sewn designs are rich with personality. Give your pet a cartoon version of himself to snuggle with, or decorate your holiday living room with a touch of custom comfort.


…and of course, who can forget about Fido?

Don’t forget the most important name on your list! While your family and friends are enjoying the holiday cheer, be sure to include your pooch in the gift-giving excitement with a brand new candy cane tug toy. Bundle up for an early Christmas morning game of toss, or play tug-of-war by the tree with your dog’s favorite new chew toy. Made with durable materials, this cheery red-and-white striped dog toy will keep your dog entertained and satisfied this holiday season.

For the dog-lover in your life, find a gift that celebrates man’s best friend. From jewelry to home goods, Etsy’s collection of dog-themed items has a little something for everyone. If the dog-lover is you, peruse a selection of holiday wearables, toys, and bedding to spoil your pup this Christmas and keep them busy all winter long. Check out Etsy’s selection of holiday giving guides.


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