Approximately 78.2 million dogs are owned within the U.S., says the American Pet Products Association. The four-footed friends can be found in 39 percent of American households. This makes for a lot of dog lovers! Use your affection for canines as inspiration for birthday and holiday gifts. Let these ideas guide you to the perfect present!
Idea 1: Take a photo of owner and canine and have it made into a blanket or afghan. This attractive throw will keep both human and pet warm through the winter. The manufacturer may imprint or embroider a message onto the throw, upon request.
Idea 2: A pet portrait immortalizes the beloved canine. Have a professional create this masterpiece and add a matte and frame. Alternatively, have an artist paint a rendering of the dog on a slate that can be hung in the entryway of the home or on an interior wall.
Idea 3: Purchase breed-specific clothing such as a t-shirt, fleece, hat, or pajamas. Add paw-print flip-flops and a breed beach towel and present this gift in a tote bag featuring a paw and dog bone or a silhouette of the pooch.
Idea 4: For a small gift, buy a book of dog tricks that the dog owner and pet can enjoy together. This keeps the canine fit and is great for bonding because it increases communication between the human and the dog.
Idea 5: Pet-themed jewelry is usually a hit with female dog owners. Find a charm featuring the dog breed and have the dog’s name engraved on it. Breed earrings, bracelets, and even watches are also available.
Idea 6: Send the owner and dog on a pet-friendly vacation. Select a destination that features plenty of activities for the pet and its owner. For dogs that prefer a life of leisure, look for places that feature spas for both the owner and pet.