16 Awesome Dog Gifts For Any Occasion

Spoil him all year long with these presents 🎁

gifts for dogs

It’s safe to say that mostly everyone enjoys receiving presents — including your dog!

Whether it’s your dog’s birthday, adoption day, Christmas, or just a random Tuesday, we’ve got you covered with a roundup of the best gifts for dogs. After all, even though we shower our pups with love and affection, gifts are a fun way to show him how much we love him, too.

To help you out, we’ve rounded up 16 of the best dog gifts for when he’s been an extra-good boy or you’re celebrating a special occasion. One thing’s for sure: He’ll love every one!

16 awesome gifts for dogs

The ultimate dog puzzle: ZippyPaws Puzzler

This challenging interactive puzzle received The Dodo’s Paw of Approval! It teaches your dog problem-solving skills with multiple levels of difficulty (slide, rotate and flip). It also has a nonslip base to keep it in place and is dishwasher friendly for easy cleanup.  

A comfy spot to relax: Best Friends by Sheri The Original Calming Donut Dog Bed

Does your pup need a new place to snooze? Check out the dog bed we gave our official Paw of Approval. Available in multiple sizes, this self-warming bed is super snuggly, and its raised edge provides head and neck support for a comfortable and safe place for your pup to sleep. Plus, it’s machine washable!

A classic chew toy: KONG 

KONG toys are a classic for a reason — dogs love them, which makes them the perfect gifts! Stuff your dog’s KONG with food or treats for an extra surprise, or just let your dog chew away. (You can also get the KONG Extreme version if your dog's a super-chewer.)

A present for you and your pup: DASH Dog Treat Maker

For the dog parent who likes to bake, this gift is kind of for you, too. This highly rated dog treat maker allows you to bake eight homemade treats for your pup at a time. It even comes with a recipe guide for inspiration!

A movie-themed hide-and-seek toy: Star Wars Death Star Hide & Seek Puzzle Plush Squeaky Dog Toy

Hide-and-seek toys are a great way to keep your dog’s mind stimulated and prevent boredom, and this Star Wars-themed toy is perfect for pet parents who love the film series! Your little storm trooper will love finding the plush toys hidden inside the Death Star.

A dinnertime upgrade: INSTACHEW Puresteel Stainless Steel Double Dog Bowl

Does your dog need a new set of food and water bowls? This modern set has a wooden base that keeps the bowls in place while your dog’s eating, and the bowls’ stainless steel material is super durable and bacteria resistant. 

Exercise his mind with this game: TRIXIE Flip Board Dog Activity

This flip board strategy game is the perfect gift for curious dogs. Just hide your dog’s favorite treats in different compartments and watch her open them to get her prize. No cheating allowed with this game — it’s designed so that the cones hiding the treats can’t be knocked over, so your pup will really have to work for it. 

For the water-loving pup: Chuckit! Amphibious Fetch Dog Toy Kit

There’s lots of ways to have fun with your pup in the water with this dog toy set! The Amphibious Fetch Dog Toy Kit includes a Bumper, a Zipflight and a three-pack of balls (all perfect for water activities). The toys are made of a durable canvas that floats so they won’t get lost in the water. 

A new way to collect all that loose hair: Dyson Groom Tool

The Dyson Groom Tool makes a fantastic gift if you have a shedding dog on your hands. It’s so effective this vacuum attachment was even awarded our official Paw of Approval

A tasty snack that’s good for his teeth: Greenies Dog Dental Treats

Not only do these treats help with your dog’s stinky breath and his dental health, but your dog will actually want to eat them too (win-win)!

New accessories never looked so good: HappyFurPaws Dog Harness Set

Could his leash and collar use an upgrade? We love this pretty flower design found on Etsy. And even better, it comes with a removable bow tie and flower attachment for extra cuteness! This set is comfortable for him (and for you to hold), and we love that you can include optional personalization.

A healthy way to hide a treat: KONG Stuff-A-Ball

A twist on the classic KONG your pup might already know and love, this KONG Stuff-A-Ball has ridges designed to clean your dog’s teeth and gums. You can add treats to the center, and it’s made of the same rubber material as the classic KONG, so it’ll be both durable and bouncy.

A special snack for a special pup: Three Dog Bakery Beg-als Baked Dog Treats

Treat your dog to a bagel — a dog bagel, that is. These bagel bite treats are made with natural ingredients and are a peanut butter flavor that your dog will find irresistible.

For the dog who likes to be on the go with you: Sherpa Delta Airline-Approved Dog & Cat Carrier Bag

Does your pup love to travel as much as you do? Get him a dog carrier bag so he can fly the friendly skies with you. We love its padded strap for easy carrying and breathable mesh windows for ventilation. This highly rated and multiple-airline-approved dog carrier means there are lots of adventures ahead for the two of you!

An interactive toy he’ll love: Starmark Bob-A-Lot Dog Toy

The weighted bottom of this toy allows it to wobble as it dispenses food, making it fun for your dog to play with and giving him exercise. It fits enough food for a full meal (up to three cups) and can be used to help fast eaters slow down, or you can just fill it with treats for a fun game. 

An advanced puzzle game: Outward Hound Twister Treat Puzzle

This toy is for advanced pups! To increase the difficulty, lock the blocks with the bone-shaped pegs and let your dog learn how to get his treats in sequential order around the circle.

Here’s to showering our dogs with extra-special treats and presents all year long — they definitely deserve it!

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