The 24 Absolute Best Holiday Gifts for Dogs and Dog Parents

For dog parents, spoiling our fur babies is a 365-day-a-year activity, but there’s no time like the holidays to kick it up a notch. And as a new dog mom, I might be going a tad overboard for my Chihuahua mix Barney’s first Hanukkah. From cute squeaky toys to treats to cozy little sweaters, I can’t wait to shower him with extra goodies for being such a good boy this year. 

And, let’s be honest, I’m in good company: According to shopping app Klarna, 75% of pet owners plan to shop for their pets this season. Whether you’re looking for something practical or slightly (fine, very) bougie, I did some digging to find the best presents of the year for dogs large and small, as well as the parents who love them. Just do me a favor and don’t tell Barney what I’m getting him—I want it to be a surprise.

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For fashion dog people, the custom Staud bag has become the ultimate status item. Upload a photo of your adorable pet, and the brand will personalize one of its ultra-cool styles with your fur baby's image. 

Hairstylist Jen Atkin works with celebs such as Bella Hadid, Hailey Bieber, and Kim Kardashian West. She also developed this pet shampoo for her incredible line Ouai. So yeah, your pup needs it.

Cuddly pups will love this sweater made from the same material as Barefoot Dreams’ super-soft, celeb-loved blankets. (Chrissy Teigen and Kourtney Kardashian are fans.)

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The coolest dog brand out there finally introduced a daily carrier, and it’s practically perfect. Roomy, with tons of pockets and two sets of handles, it’ll keep your pup safe and cozy during your adventures. Best of all, it’s made from 100% post-consumer polyester from plastic bottles.

Holiday drinks at Starbucks—sorry, Starbarks—are just as important to your dog as they are to you, and this XL puppuccino toy is perfectly sized for bigger dogs. 

The peace of mind of having a Furbo can't be beat: You’ll love being able to check on your pet while you're out; they’ll love that you can send them treats from afar.

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Pampered pups will melt underneath this gentle massager, which can also be used on stressed-out pet parents.

And the award for best dressed goes to… the dog wearing Susan Alexandra’s adorably whimsical (and surprisingly durable) collar. 


Not only is it cozy, but just think of all the cute matching photo ops. 

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An artsy Jonathan Adler dog bowl is just as much a gift for the owner as it is for the dog.

Especially useful for those who adopted their pets, this doggie DNA kit tells you the precise mix of their breeds. Just swab their cheek, send in the sample, and you’ll get the results a few weeks later.

If it’s tough to wrangle your dog into pj's, this flannel bandana is an adorable (and much easier) alternative.

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Not only does this cute squeaky toy blend in seamlessly with your home décor, but it’s also made with recycled filling. We love!

Truly the Rolls-Royce of dog beds, this swanky memory-foam dog mattress comes in three sizes and colors for the ultimate puppy snooze experience.

Doggos deserve extra goodies during the holiday season, too. Each day in this advent calendar houses two heart-shaped treatos in a chicken-bacon flavor they’ll love.

The simple ball is just about every dog’s favorite present anyway; update it this year in fun plaid.

Honestly, I can’t describe it better than this five-star reviewer who simply wrote, “I found out that my dog is a virgo lol.”

Everyone knows there's nothing cuter than a dog in a puffer jacket. This one comes in nine sizes to ensure a snug fit.

Leave it to L.L.Bean to craft a comfy yet durable blanket for your dog to cuddle up on the couch, in the car, or anywhere else your adventures take you.

I can think of at least 101 people—dog owners and otherwise—who would love this dalmatian print from fashion fave Gray Malin in their homes.

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If your pup has anxiety when left alone, they’ll love this sweet companion. It has a belly pouch to hold a heat pack (that stays warm for up to 24 hours) and a battery-powered “heart” that pulses to soothe them until you walk through the door.

These adorable silicone molds are just as useful for making your dog’s treats from scratch as they are for making, well, ice from scratch.

Pet parents can proudly sport this fun hat for morning walks and beyond.

From poodles to pitbulls, 150 good boys and girls are photographed in this sweet coffee table book—and yes, you’ll fall in love with each and every one of them.