Top 10 Gift Guide For Dog Lovers
I love putting this gift guide together – it’s all the stuff that I want to open up on December 25. But on the flip side, I really want everything listed here, so if it’s not under the tree, then I have to buy them myself. Gah – such a double-edged sword! I’m hoping that you can steal a few of these ideas for yourself or a dog lover on your list. Without further ado, I present my Top 10 Gift Guide For Dog Lovers.
Daybreak Scuffs: I hate getting out of bed in the winter because the floor is icy cold on my tender tootsies. But the Daybreak Scuffs from LL Bean ($49.95) would definitely cox me out of my toasty cocoon. The Daybreak Scuffs aren’t just for around the house – thanks to their anti-slip rubber sole, you can wear them outdoors, too. They come equipped with a coral fleece sock lining for warmth and comfort, and my favorite part of the scuffs have to be the felt pooch running across your feet! (L.L. Bean)
Zuny Classic Dog and Boston Terrier Book Ends: Perfect for kids of all ages, the Zuny Classic Dog and Boston Terrier Book Ends add whimsy and mirth to any bookshelf. Boasting contemporary style, the black and white color theme will match any décor. The stuffed book ends are covered by synthetic leather, and filled with polyester fiber and iron pellets (to ensure your books stay in place). The Zuny Classic Dog retails for $55.95 and the Zuny Boston Terrier retails for $56.99.
Hatley Sweater Dogs PJ Set: You need a little extra warmth in the winter months, but you don’t want to sacrifice your style. Sure, flannel is warm, but man, it sure can be ugly. Hatley’s Sweater Dogs PJ Set ($84) is having none of that frumpiness. Just look at all those adorable pups! These jammies will be your go-to outfit this winter, thanks to its cozy cotton/spandex jersey material and loose fitting drawstring bottoms. And little details, such as embroidered detailing, collar and cuffs piping and vintage front button enclosure complete the comfy package. (Hatley)
Dogs Rule, Nonchalantly: Over the holidays, I plan to catch up on my reading. And I’ll be sitting down with a mug of hot chocolate while reading Dogs Rule, Nonchalantly (about $22). It’s an illustrated hard-cover book highlighting the art of renowned artist Mark Ulriksen (you may have seen his work in The New Yorker). The book is filled with insightful, lighthearted and funny tales from Ulriksen’s life experience with dogs. I know I can relate to more than a few of these doggy truths! Dogs Rule, Nonchalantly is a thoughtful gift that will go over extremely well with any dog lover on your list. (Dogs Rule Project)
Dog is Good Totes: We all have baggage – some of us just carry it better because we have a stylish and hilarious tote bag. Like the cute Dog is Good Totes ($29.99). It was hard to narrow it down, but I clicked with the “We had to give the children away ” message (and really, who doesn’t related to that?). And I couldn’t stop laughing at the “It’s all fun and games, until someone ends up in a cone.” Both totes are made from durable polyester, feature a two-sided print and are extremely roomy. (Dog is Good)
Joules Navy Dog Wellies: Splish, splash, these are the perfect boots for walking your dog in the rain (or snow). Rain boots never go out of fashion, and Joules Navy Dog Wellies ($69) are no exception. I adore the pattern of classic dogs –Corgis, Retrievers and Terriers will be following your every step when you wear them. Made from 100 percent rubber, the Joules Navy Dog Wellies feature hardwearing soles, improved tread for grip and can be easily wiped clean with a damp cloth. (Joules)
Twelve Days of Christmas Pillow: On the first day of Christmas, my BFF gave to me: a Twelve Days of Christmas Pillow ($39.95) that Oscar has made into his new bed! The Twelve Days of Christmas Pillow will add a touch of merriment to your couch for the holidays. The pillow’s pattern features the amusing telling of the Twelve Days of Christmas – from a dog’s point of view! It’s super comfy, because it’s filled with a lofty blend of duck feathers and down. And when the cover gets dirty (because your dog is laying on it), it zips off and can go into the washing machine. (In The Company of Dogs)
Custom Pet Nose Print Necklaces: Sniff! I am coveting a Custom Pet Nose Print Necklace ($210-$290), made from Oscar’s cute little snout. Artist Kaleen Wolfe creates these wearable symbols of your affection, which are custom made from a non-toxic molding of your dog’s nose. Crafted with sterling and recycled silver, it also comes with an 18″ chain that holds the pendant close to your heart. As an extra touch of love, each pendant is finished with your pet’s name engraved on the back. (UncommonGoods)
ModCloth On Your Bark, Get Pet, Go! Scarf and Gloves: The weather outside is frightful, but ModCloth’s On Your Bark, Get Pet, Go! Scarf ($49.99) and Gloves ($29.99) are delightful! Wrap yourself up in a reversible layer scarf that’s adorned with the silhouettes of several favorite breeds between rows of bones (and a bright, red bow on one side). And hands will stay warm in matching gloves, made from a nylon/lambswool blend and embellished with bones and a red bow. (ModCloth)
Jonathan Adler Menagerie Collection: If you’ve ever wanted to fill your home with dogs, you’re in luck! Jonathan Adler’s Menagerie Collection is full of stunning ceramic dogs. These decorative dogs feature subtle layers of pattern and decoration, and are finished with a soft satin matte glaze. Choose from the Terrier, Dachshund, Whippet, Basset Hound and Staffordshire Spaniel. Added bonus: these pooches are easy to train and don’t leave a mess! (Jonathan Adler)