Holiday Shopping Guide: 10 Gifts for New Dog Owners

November 08, 2021 3 min read

dog with owner in park

Has a friend or family member recently adopted a dog? Or will they be adopting a dog around the holidays? If so, you should gift them some new dog trinkets, treats, and toys during the holiday season. But what are the ideal gifts for a new dog owner? 

From bully sticks for dogs to personalized collars to durable chew toys, here’s everything you can give to a new dog owner. 

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1. A comfortable collar

First, a dog needs a collar. They need something that feels comfortable enough on a walk. The best options for collars include Martingale collars and harnesses – both of which help to either redistribute weight or lessen the stress on their neck. 

2. A personalized collar

Along with getting them a comfortable collar, you can also get them a personalized collar. After all, a dog can have more than one collar. Personalization could include having a custom collar made for them, or it could be getting them a collar that has unique designs fitting their name, personality, or quirks. 

3. Custom dog ID tags

You can also help a dog by getting them a dog ID: an identification tag that allows them to display their name, their owner’s name and phone number, and their personal quirks. 

dog sleeping with stuffed animals

4. Squeaky toys

Toys always make for an excellent gift. Dogs deal with stress and they need ways to get it out. Just as humans have stress balls they’ll squeeze on, dogs will use their toys to get their energy out. Consider asking the owner the dog’s chewing habits before you purchase one, though, as dogs have different chewing habits – some being light chewers, others being able to chew through a tire. 

5. Interactive and puzzle toys 

Dogs can get bored. How do you help them fight boredom? You give them toys and activities to keep their attention. Puzzle toys are a simple way to keep their attention throughout the day, where they will have to work for their treats. 

6. Dog chews

Dog chews are a fantastic gift for any dog owner. They provide owners with a simple way to keep their dog entertained. Whether as a reward or as a treat, they go a long way to keeping a dog happy. Collagen chews for dogs are a great choice, as they’re exceptionally healthy, all the while especially tasty. 

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7. A treats gift card 

Want to help an owner stock up on dog treats? A gift card can go a long way to making life easy for a dog owner. It makes it simple enough to load up on long-lasting dog bones, dog chews, and more. 

dog sleeping in bed

8. A comfortable bed 

Dogs love to sleep. While they’re happy to sleep just about anywhere, they also love having a cozy, personal space to curl up and take a nap. Gifting a dog bed will go a long way, as it will truly be appreciated for the comfort it offers. 

9. LED collar

Early-morning and late-night walks are fun, but they can be a bit dangerous. The greatest issue to the owner and their dog is passing vehicles, which could potentially harm them. Besides distracted drivers, this also happens because the owner or the dog can’t be seen. An LED collar makes it easy, as it allows the dog to be visible amidst the dark of the morning and night. 

10. A headlamp

Similarly, you can help the owner by providing them with a hands-free light source. They can help the owner be seen by passing vehicles, but they can do far more, too. For instance, they can see what it is their dog is sniffing (hopefully, not another dog’s poop) and watch their footing while walking on the street. 

Want to find your family member’s dog the perfect treat but don’t know which is right for them? Complete our Choose Your Chew quiz to find the treat they’ve long been looking for. 

And still unsure what would make for the ideal gift for a new dog owner? Don’t sweat it. Consider getting them a Best Bully Sticks gift card. Instead, you can let your friend or family member find the gift they’ve long been looking for to give their dog, or they can simply stock up on dog chews and treats. Also, be sure to check out our Holiday Gift Shop to find an amazing selection of gifts for dogs.

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