In most families, a dog is more than just a pet; it is a loved and cherished member of the family. Likewise, most families have at least one dog lover: someone who loves all dogs equally, regardless of breed. When you’re shopping for a gift, whether it’s for a dog lover or an actual pet, choosing the right dog gifts are important.
Choosing a gift isn’t difficult; most dogs are easy to please. However, while it’s easy to give your canine friend a biscuit or a treat as a gift, it would be akin to giving your child a piece of candy for a birthday present; while they may enjoy the candy, gifts are generally something special with thought placed into them. One of the more popular gifts is a dog bed. Many families won’t allow their pet to sleep on the bed or the furniture; while a dog will sleep anywhere, why not give your favorite pet a comfortable place to call his own? After all, while it’s possible for you to sleep on the floor, it doesn’t mean it’s comfortable, and the same applies to your pet. The interior of many dog beds is a comfortable, plush material and some may even come with a pillow; chances are, the pet bed may even end up being more comfortable than your own. In addition, you can get a pet bed in many designs, allowing your family pet to show his love for your favorite university or sports team.
Another interesting dog gift is clothing. These clothes could be something that let your dog show off your university or sports team affiliation, a costume for a special time of year such as Christmas, or just a regular sweater for those cold nights for dogs with short fur. Keep in mind that not all dogs like or want to wear clothing; if your furry friend is not enjoying the clothes you’ve bought, don’t force him to wear them.
For the dog lover, getting the perfect gift is easier. Consider getting him a gift involving his favorite breed; this could be a calendar concentrating on a specific breed of dog, a coffee mug or even some clothing with pictures of his favorite breed. For the shy dog lover, other gifts such as magnets, doormats and bumper stickers are great ways for a dog lover to show his love while remaining subtle about it. While many basic options exist, as it’s easy to find anything with a dog on it due to their popularity, consider making a personalized gift for the canine lover in your life. Many websites and stores allow you to take a picture and make a variety of customized objects using that picture. Imagine the look on your resident dog lover’s face when you present him with a coffee mug with a picture of his own pet on it.