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The best dog gifts of 2020

We’ve compiled a list of the best dog gifts to buy your pup in 2020. Go beyond the usual ear scratches, belly rubs, and playtime to show your dog how much you care with an extra special gift.

Whether you’re shopping for a specific occasion or just because you love your dog so much, we have dog gifts of all types. To help you make a decision, each gift is rated based on its price, how long it will last, and how original of an idea it is. You’re sure to find a gift suited for the dog you’re shopping for.

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The best dog gifts of 2020

We’ve compiled a list of the best dog gifts to buy your pup in 2020. Go beyond the usual ear scratches, belly rubs, and playtime to show your dog how much you care with an extra special gift.

Whether you’re shopping for a specific occasion or just because you love your dog so much, we have dog gifts of all types. To help you make a decision, each gift is rated based on its price, how long it will last, and how original of an idea it is. You’re sure to find a gift suited for the dog you’re shopping for.

Dog toy gifts

Is your dog ready for something new and exciting to sink their teeth into? These toys go beyond the usual squeaker and offer some mental stimulation or exercise opportunity. 

Dog toys

Is your dog ready for something new and exciting to sink their teeth into? These toys go beyond the usual squeaker and offer some mental stimulation or exercise opportunity. 

chuckit frisbee dog gift

A frisbee fit for some waterside fun

 

Price: 💰 
Durability: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Originality: ⭐️  
 
Who it’s for:
Energetic dogs, dogs who love to run and play in the water
 
Why we love it:
You can’t go wrong with any of Chuckit!’s toys, but this waterproof frisbee is a simple gift that active dogs will get a lot of mileage out of. Its soft rubber edges make it easy for dogs to catch and it comes in a variety of colors and sizes.
chuckit frisbee dog gift

A frisbee fit for some waterside fun

 

Price: 💰 
Durability: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Originality: ⭐️  
 
Who it’s for:
Energetic dogs, dogs who love to run and play in the water
 
Why we love it:
You can’t go wrong with any of Chuckit!’s toys, but this waterproof frisbee is a simple gift that active dogs will get a lot of mileage out of. Its soft rubber edges make it easy for dogs to catch and it comes in a variety of colors and sizes.
outwardbound hide a squirrel plush dog gift

A plush toy chock-full of sneaky squirrels

 

Price: 💰 
Durability: ⭐️ ⭐️ 
Originality: ⭐️ ⭐️ 
 
Who it’s for:
Dogs with a hunting instinct, dogs who love squeaky toys
 
Why we love it:
This toy can keep dogs entertained for a while— all you have to do is stuff the squirrels and set it down for them to take off with it. Give your pup a mental workout or toss the squirrels individually for an easy game of fetch.
outwardbound hide a squirrel plush dog gift

A plush toy chock-full of sneaky squirrels

 

Price: 💰 
Durability: ⭐️ ⭐️ 
Originality: ⭐️ ⭐️ 
 
Who it’s for:
Dogs with a hunting instinct, dogs who love squeaky toys
 
Why we love it:
This toy can keep dogs entertained for a while— all you have to do is stuff the squirrels and set it down for them to take off with it. Give your pup a mental workout or toss the squirrels individually for an easy game of fetch.
outward hound treat maze dog gift

A puzzle that rewards clever pups with treats

 

Price: 💰 
Durability: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 
Originality: ⭐️ ⭐️ 
 
Who it’s for:
Dogs who need an extra bit of mental stimulation
 
Why we love it:
This toy keeps dogs on their toes while they search for treats. If your pup ever looks bored, load up some treats and set this puzzle down to give them a quick brain teaser. Try timing your dog to set a record to break!
outward hound treat maze dog gift

A puzzle that rewards clever pups with treats

 

Price: 💰 
Durability: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 
Originality: ⭐️ ⭐️ 
 
Who it’s for:
Dogs who need an extra bit of mental stimulation
 
Why we love it:
This toy keeps dogs on their toes while they search for treats. If your pup ever looks bored, load up some treats and set this puzzle down to give them a quick brain teaser. Try timing your dog to set a record to break!
kong classic

A sturdy chew toy suited for all types of dogs

 

Price: 💰 
Durability: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 
Originality: ⭐️ 
 
Who it’s for:
Dogs from all life stages who love chewing
 
Why we love it:
You may have seen this one coming. This gift doubles as a treat dispenser and a bouncy chew toy. Stuff with peanut butter or Kong’s own Easy Treat, then freeze for a few hours to give your dog a long-lasting snack. It comes in multiple sizes and chew levels to fit your dog’s specific needs.
kong classic

A sturdy chew toy suited for all types of dogs

 

Price: 💰 
Durability: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 
Originality: ⭐️ 
 
Who it’s for:
Dogs from all life stages who love chewing
 
Why we love it:
You may have seen this one coming. This gift doubles as a treat dispenser and a bouncy chew toy. Stuff with peanut butter or Kong’s own Easy Treat, then freeze for a few hours to give your dog a long-lasting snack. It comes in multiple sizes and chew levels to fit your dog’s specific needs.
tearribles monster plush dog chew toy

A toy your dog can rip apart over and over again

 

Price: 💰💰 
Durability: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 
Originality: ⭐️⭐️ 
 
Who it’s for:
Dogs who have a high prey drive
 
Why we love it:
This toy is perfect for dogs who tear through brand new toys in a matter of minutes. Thanks to industrial velcro and durable stitching, dogs get the satisfaction of ripping off the plush’s limbs without actually ruining it.

Tasty dog gifts

Sometimes the fastest way to a dog’s heart is through their stomach. Check out this selection of treats to find new ways to satisfy your dog’s sweet tooth.

Tasty gifts

Sometimes the fastest way to a dog’s heart is through their stomach. Check out this selection of treats to find new ways to satisfy your dog’s sweet tooth.

claudias canine cuisine treat box dog gift

An assortment of fresh-baked dog treats

 

Price: 💰 
Originality: ⭐️ 
 
Who it’s for:
Any dog who loves treats
 
Why we love it:
This box of treats comes in ready-made gift packaging, bow and all. The artisanal treats are all-natural with high-quality ingredients baked in the US. They’re great for making a special gesture for your dog on any occasion.
claudias canine cuisine treat box dog gift

An assortment of fresh-baked dog treats

 

Price: 💰 
Originality: ⭐️ 
 
Who it’s for:
Any dog who loves treats
 
Why we love it:
This box of treats comes in ready-made gift packaging, bow and all. The artisanal treats are all-natural with high-quality ingredients baked in the US. They’re great for making a special gesture for your dog on any occasion.
treatluv treat subscription box dog gift

A subscription box for monthly shake ups

 

Price: 💰 💰 
Originality: ⭐️ ⭐️ 
 
Who it’s for:
Any dog who loves treats
 
Why we love it:
Looking for a gift that keeps on giving? Here’s a tasty option for you. Get all-natural dog treats delivered straight to your door with Treatluv. You can even add cat treats to your box if you’re a multi-pet household.
treatluv treat subscription box dog gift

A subscription box for monthly shake ups

 

Price: 💰 💰 
Originality: ⭐️ ⭐️ 
 
Who it’s for:
Any dog who loves treats
 
Why we love it:
Looking for a gift that keeps on giving? Here’s a tasty option for you. Get all-natural dog treats delivered straight to your door with Treatluv. You can even add cat treats to your box if you’re a multi-pet household.
sojos good dogs treats dog gifts

PBJ-flavored treats that are to-drool-for

 

Price: 💰  
Originality: ⭐️ ⭐️ 
 
Who it’s for:
Smaller dogs who are treat-motivated
 
Why we love it:
5 ingredients is all it takes to make Sojos Good Dog treats a mouth-watering morsel for mutts. They’re all-natural and wheat and corn free. They come in a variety of flavors, but PBJ is our top pick.
sojos good dogs treats dog gifts

PBJ-flavored treats that are to-drool-for

 

Price: 💰  
Originality: ⭐️ ⭐️ 
 
Who it’s for:
Smaller dogs who are treat-motivated
 
Why we love it:
5 ingredients is all it takes to make Sojos Good Dog treats a mouth-watering morsel for mutts. They’re all-natural and wheat and corn free. They come in a variety of flavors, but PBJ is our top pick.

Themed dog cookie boxes for every occasion

 

Price: 💰  💰  
Originality: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
 
Who it’s for:
Festive pups
 
Why we love it:
Wufers treats are essentially greeting cards in cookie form. Their boxes celebrate events like summertime and birthdays and even Gotcha Days. If there are two boxes that catch your eye, bundle them together and save.

Themed dog cookie boxes for every occasion

 

Price: 💰  💰  
Originality: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
 
Who it’s for:
Festive pups
 
Why we love it:
Wufers treats are essentially greeting cards in cookie form. Their boxes celebrate events like summertime and birthdays and even Gotcha Days. If there are two boxes that catch your eye, bundle them together and save.
three dog bakery cookie sandwiches for dogs

Canine cookie sandwiches

 

Price: 💰  
Originality: ⭐️ ⭐️ 
 
Who it’s for:
Dogs of all ages and sizes
 
Why we love it:
Many owners swear by Three Dog Bakery’s sandwiches as their dog’s favorite treat. They’re all-natural and slow-baked to bring out the perfect peanut butter flavor. You might even mistake the smell for a human cookie.
three dog bakery cookie sandwiches for dogs

Canine cookie sandwiches

 

Price: 💰  
Originality: ⭐️ ⭐️ 
 
Who it’s for:
Dogs of all ages and sizes
 
Why we love it:
Many owners swear by Three Dog Bakery’s sandwiches as their dog’s favorite treat. They’re all-natural and slow-baked to bring out the perfect peanut butter flavor. You might even mistake the smell for a human cookie.

Ice cream for dogs

 

Price: 💰💰  
Originality: ⭐️ ⭐️ 
 
Who it’s for:
Dogs of all ages and sizes
 
Why we love it:
Bacon-flavored may not sound very appetizing for humans (or does it…?) But dogs are sure to love it. Just add water to the powder then stick it in the freezer and you have a frosty treat ready for your pup to slurp up.

Health and wellness dog gifts

Embark’s mission is to improve the health and livelihood of dogs everywhere, so we wanted to give a special shoutout to these gifts. Each one has a practical use as well as a health and wellness benefit.

Health and wellness gifts

Embark’s mission is to improve the health and livelihood of dogs everywhere, so we wanted to give a special shoutout to these gifts. Each one has a practical use as well as a health and wellness benefit.

cozy up dog steps with corgi sitting next to them dog gift

Dog stairs to give pups a boost

 

Price: 💰 💰
Durability: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Originality: ⭐️ ⭐️ 
 
Who it’s for:
Dog breeds with the “long and low” body type like Dachshunds, Corgis, and Basset Hounds.
 
Why we love it:
Type 1 Intervertebral Disc Disease (or IVDD) is a condition that can lead to spinal injury or a slipped disc. Steps like these help mitigate that risk when your dog tries hopping up onto the couch or bed. They’re lightweight, easy to assemble, and able to support dogs up to 150 pounds.
cozy up dog steps with corgi sitting next to them dog gift

Dog stairs to give pups a boost

 

Price: 💰 💰
Durability: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Originality: ⭐️ ⭐️ 
 
Who it’s for:
Dog breeds with the “long and low” body type like Dachshunds, Corgis, and Basset Hounds.
 
Why we love it:
Type 1 Intervertebral Disc Disease (or IVDD) is a condition that can lead to spinal injury or a slipped disc. Steps like these help mitigate that risk when your dog tries hopping up onto the couch or bed. They’re lightweight, easy to assemble, and able to support dogs up to 150 pounds.
beagle wearing thunder shirt anxiety vest dog gift

An anxiety vest that hugs stressed dogs

 

Price: 💰 💰
Durability: ⭐️ ⭐️  ⭐️ 
Originality: ⭐️ ⭐️ 
 
Who it’s for:
Dogs who don’t like thunderstorms (or fireworks)
 
Why we love it:
This anxiety jack simulates the feeling of a person holding a dog to help them calm down. It basically lets you be there for your dog even when you can’t be. There’s even a money-back guarantee if for some reason your dog doesn’t respond to it.
beagle wearing thunder shirt anxiety vest dog gift

An anxiety vest that hugs stressed dogs

 

Price: 💰 💰
Durability: ⭐️ ⭐️  ⭐️ 
Originality: ⭐️ ⭐️ 
 
Who it’s for:
Dogs who don’t like thunderstorms (or fireworks)
 
Why we love it:
This anxiety jack simulates the feeling of a person holding a dog to help them calm down. It basically lets you be there for your dog even when you can’t be. There’s even a money-back guarantee if for some reason your dog doesn’t respond to it.
lectrofan white noise machine dog gift

A calming white noise machine

 

Price: 💰 💰
Durability: ⭐️ ⭐️ 
Originality: ⭐️ ⭐️ 
 
Who it’s for:
Dogs with anxiety
 
Why we love it:
Much like an anxiety vest, a white noise machine can help calm down pups when they’re hearing stressful sounds. Bonus: Humans can enjoy it too. Every dog reacts differently, though, so you may want to ask about the pup you’re shopping for.
lectrofan white noise machine dog gift

A calming white noise machine

 

Price: 💰 💰
Durability: ⭐️ ⭐️ 
Originality: ⭐️ ⭐️ 
 
Who it’s for:
Dogs with anxiety
 
Why we love it:
Much like an anxiety vest, a white noise machine can help calm down pups when they’re hearing stressful sounds. Bonus: Humans can enjoy it too. Every dog reacts differently, though, so you may want to ask about the pup you’re shopping for.
dog wearing ruffwear summer booties outside dog gift

Booties for hitting ruff terrain

 

Price: 💰 💰
Durability: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 
Originality: ⭐️ ⭐️ 
 
Who it’s for:
Dogs who hike, walk on hot payment, or live in snowy areas
 
Why we love it:
These booties keep pup’s paws safe from all sorts of harmful ground. They’re easy to put on and fit dogs of all sizes. Paw injuries can limit a dog’s mobility in the middle of a walk, so these are a must-have for avid hikers. 
dog wearing ruffwear summer booties outside dog gift

Booties for hitting ruff terrain

 

Price: 💰 💰
Durability: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 
Originality: ⭐️ ⭐️ 
 
Who it’s for:
Dogs who hike, walk on hot payment, or live in snowy areas
 
Why we love it:
These booties keep pup’s paws safe from all sorts of harmful ground. They’re easy to put on and fit dogs of all sizes. Paw injuries can limit a dog’s mobility in the middle of a walk, so these are a must-have for avid hikers.