8 Gifts For The Dog Lover In Your Life

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Most of us like dogs (and if you don’t we don’t think we can trust you) but we all have that one friend who takes his or her love for pups to the extreme. This person likely owns a pooch and treats it like a baby. The dog’s bed is probably comfier than your own and his or her diet is definitely healthier. For this holiday season, we’ve rounded up a list of eight gift ideas that are perfect for every type of dog lover in your life. Even if that dog lover doesn’t actually own a pup.

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1. For the one who loves dogs more than people — “Only Talking to My Dog Today” T-Shirt

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This shirt is an ideal gift for the friends who’d rather hang out at home with their pups than go to a bar. It’s the perfect clothing item for cuddling up on the sofa with a furry four-legged pal. The t-shirt comes in multiple colors, so you’ll be sure to find one that goes with your friends’ unique style. $14.99

2. For the career-driven pawrent — “I Work Hard So My Dog Can Have A Better Life” Mug

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Perfect for those pawrents who work extra hard to buy treats and toys for their pup. Gift this mug to that friend who spends much of his or her income spoiling their dog rotten. They can keep it at the office and use it as extra incentive to work hard so that they can get home sooner to cuddle with their canine. $11.99

3. For the active dog and owner duo — Dog Walking Bag, Water Bottle And Bowl

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If both dog and owner can rarely sit still and they’re always out climbing something or going on some excursion, this is the gift for them. This travel bag is perfect for storing essential items for their next adventure. It includes a water bottle and a collapsible dog bowl so that both human and pup can stay hydrated. It’s not too big or bulky, so it won’t be a pain to carry even on longer hikes. $29.90

4. For the one with a sense of humor — DearMy Dog Socks

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No one can ever have too many socks. Gift these to your dog-loving pal who’s a fan of a good gag gift that still proves to be useful. These will keep your friend warm throughout the winter while putting a smile on his or her face when they look down at their feet. Each pair depicts a different dog breed, so you can choose one that looks just like your friend’s pup. $13.99

5. For the one who loves cooking almost as much as dogsSilicone Dog Paw and Bone Molds

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Forget buying prepackaged dog treats. With this dog-biscuit cookbook and its accompanying baking tray, your pawrent friends can learn how to make homemade dog treats from scratch. It might sound like a waste of time to you, but your baking-obsessed friends will love the idea. They’ll be able to make sure that their dogs are only eating the highest-quality ingredients with no harmful additives. $13.99

6. For the one who has rescued more than one pupper — “Rescued Is My Favorite Breed” Candle

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This candle is perfect for your friend who firmly believes in the “adopt don’t shop” mantra. It’s also scented, so it’ll keep your friend’s home smelling fresh and clean no matter how many dogs are running around on a daily basis. Get it in Ocean Breeze, Lemon Verbena, Lavender Vanilla or Jasmine Lilly. $21.95

7. For the one who loves to host — Simply Charmed Magnetic Dog Wine Charms 

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These magnetic dog charms are useful for any dog-loving host or hostess. They’re perfect for distinguishing wine glasses among guests at a dinner party. Every guest gets to pick his or her favorite dog breed and use it to mark their glass. $15.99

8. For the highly-organized one — “Puppies” 16-Month Wall Calendar

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This 2019 calendar offers the perfect combination of organization and puppies that any Type A dog-lover will adore. They can use it to mark their pup’s next vet appointment or the next trip to the groomers. Whatever they use it for, having a daily dose of puppies to look at will put a smile on anyone’s face. $6.75

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