10 Stellar Last Minute Gifts for Dog Lovers 🐶

November 20, 2023
Gift Ideas
jason wolfe
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Stop me if this sounds familiar: they’ve always got a slew of new dog photos to show you. You’ve never seen them without at least a little bit of hair stuck to their clothes. If they had to choose between saving you or saving their dog, well…

That’s a dog lover.

Now just like no two dogs are exactly the same, no two dog owners are exactly the same either. That means there’s no one-size-fits-all gift idea that will definitely work for every dog owner out there. That’s why we combed the internet for a variety of awesome gifts and gift cards. 

Aren’t gift cards kind of a lame gift?

Okay, sure – gift cards might not be as exciting as spotting a box under the tree with conspicuously poked air holes in it, but they’re still at the top of many people’s wish list! 

A survey by the National Retail Foundation (NRF) found that 54% of adults say that gift cards are at the top of their list. In fact, total gift card spending is expected to jump to $29.3 billion this year. Not to mention that there are tons of gift card options out there that the dog lover in your life would be thrilled to receive like:

GiftYa is the Fast, Easy, and Fun Gift for Dog Lovers!

Want something a little more exciting than a traditional plastic gift card? Ditch the plastic and send a GiftYa!

Choose from thousands of local and national brands. Then, you can customize your gift with a photo or short video clip – this is the perfect time to break out that adorable video they sent you of Fido rolling over! Round out your present with a personalized message, then send it off to be delivered immediately or schedule it for any date and time you choose.

But GiftYa isn’t just easy to send, it’s easy to use, too. Dog lovers can redeem their gift directly from their phone like a traditional e-gift code, or they can link it to a card they carry with them everyday anyway. When they make a purchase at the qualifying brand, their gift balance will automatically be applied until it is used up. And if they don’t love the gift you send them (not likely!) they can re-gift or exchange their balance for another brand in just a few clicks.

Not sure where to start? Here are a few of our favorite options in the catalog for dog lovers to get you started.

1 - Petco

The One-Stop Shop For Dog Lovers Looking to Replenish Their Supplies

Grab a Petco gift card 

It’s been said that dogs are the new children, and whereas kiddos have Osh Kosh, doggos have Petco. From high quality dog chow to cozy hooded vests for their canine companions, chances are the dog lover in your life has a few items sitting in their Petco shopping cart.

Looking for a holiday gift? Try something sweet like an adorable pet paw print ornament kit to round out your gift. They’ll cherish it for years to come. You can also pick up a few bulk treats from Petco’s Treat Bar or even get them a Dog DNA Kit. They’ll get a kick out of seeing all of the breeds their dog has in their family tree, plus the kit reveals important health information that can ensure their furry best friend always gets the care they deserve.

Grab a digital Petco gift card 

2 - Grooming Appointment

Time to Get Fido a New ‘Do!

Help keep their favorite companion looking and feeling their best!

Dogs need to get regular baths to remain healthy, and some need to be groomed regularly to keep their shaggy hair from getting in their way. So why not save your favorite dog lover from the dreaded post-bath pet shake when you pay for a professional grooming appointment?

Groomers can handle some of those less than fun grooming jobs like:

GiftYa Recommends: Complete the gift with some extra spending money for post-grooming doggy treats! Text a digital PetSmart gift card to add the finishing touch.

3 - Dogtopia

Doggy Daycare That Understands Pets are Part of the Family

Text a Dogtopia gift card

Furry friends deserve nothing but the best, and the people at Dogtopia built their business on that principle. Offering dog boarding and doggy daycare, you can rest assured that their best buddy will receive the best care possible at a place built with dogs’ wants and needs in mind.

While their dog enjoys the full-service dog spa or award-winning daycare facilities, your favorite pet lover doesn’t have to miss their companion. Owners can even watch their dogs play all day thanks to live webcam feed from the playrooms.

Text a Dogtopia gift card

4 - BarkBox

Keep The Toys and Treats Coming with This Monthly Subscription

Gifts for their dog is as good as a gift for your favorite dog lover! Image courtesy BarkBox.

This one comes dog-approved! Over 2 million pups enjoy the Barkbox monthly subscription. Their humans simply build the perfect box, and then every month they get a fun treat in the mail. So much for that old rivalry! It’s hard to hate the mailman when he’s bringing you a Barkbox!

The boxes contain a variety of toys – squeaky, chewy, cuddly – so there’s something for everypuppy. Plus, they’re always running fun collabs like the Harry Potter Sorting Hat chew toy (omg) and the National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation themed box.

GiftYa Recommends: If your dog lover has a “bully” breed – aka a big boi or gal who tears through toys in no time flat – the sturdy toys in a Bullymake box will probably last longer!

5 - A Cuddle Clone

So They Can Snuggle Their Furry Friend Even When They’re Not At Home

Let the dog lover in your life take their favorite pup everywhere with a Cuddle Clone. Image courtesy Cuddle Clone.

Does your dog lover miss their canine companion as soon as they leave the house? Or maybe their first furbaby crossed the rainbow bridge, but they still hold a piece of their heart?

No matter what their situation, a Cuddle Clone is sure to warm their heart. Based on a picture you supply, the company will custom build a replica with unbelievable accuracy. The original Cuddle Clone plushes are handcrafted, and portion of each purchase goes to supporting shelter pets. It’s a significant investment – a full price Cuddle Clone will run you $350 – but they do have a money back guarantee.

Love the idea, but need a less expensive option? You can also find custom pet stuffed animals like this on Etsy!

GiftYa Recommends: Wanna keep your favorite dog lover even cozier? Text a Target gift card so they can stock up on fluffy blankets, dog treats, toys, and even puppy outfits.

6 - Grounds & Hounds Coffee

Caffeine + Canines, What Else Could You Want?

The Sunrise Rescue Gift pack comes with three blends, a mug, and a reusable tote. Image courtesy Grounds & Hounds.

Want a doggy-themed gift that also does some good? Our top pick is the Grounds & Hounds coffee! The organization is dedicated to using their organic, eco-friendly specialty coffees to support the rescue organizations that provide safe havens to pups between homes 🥺 That’s why 20% of all proceeds go directly to dogs in need.

The Sunrise Rescue Gift Pack is a great introduction to some of their most popular blends, but if you want to maximize your impact, go with the Rescue Roast. Each month, a different charity is highlighted, but 100% of Rescue Roast proceeds go to supporting the organization.

The  impact? So far, Grounds & Hounds has helped deliver:

7 - Somepawdy to Luv Eyeshadow

ColourPop Eyeshadows That Do Good In the World

Neutral super shock eyeshadow duo that supports the goal of making every shelter no-kill by 2025. Image courtesy ColourPop.

Soft to the touch but super pigmented, the Somepawdy to Love Eyeshadow Duo will be a welcome addition to any makeup-loving dog lover’s collection. Created by ColourPop and benefiting Best Friends Animal Society, this eyeshadow set supports the organization’s mission of ending the killing of dogs and cat’s in America’s shelter system.

GiftYa Recommends: Send an ULTA Beauty gift card so that your favorite dog mom can also stock up on her other favorite beauty essentials.

8 - New Walking Gear

Keep Your Dog Lover and Their Furry Friend Happy and Healthy

Walks are good for physical health, mental health, and they’re a great bonding opportunity for dogs and humans!

Have to spell out w-a-l-k in front of their pup because they love exploring the neighborhood so much? Then getting them an upgraded leash or harness makes for a great gift! You can even get a reflective leash for extra safety.

GiftYa Recommends: Complete the gift with a digital Foot Locker gift card so that your human friend can get a walking gear upgrade too!

9 - Barnes & Noble

Dog Stories and Dog Parenting Tips Galore

Buy a Barnes & Noble gift card 

Okay, so every famous dog book might be a tearjerker, but that doesn’t mean the dog lover in your life doesn’t like Barnes & Noble! For first-time pet parents, it can be helpful to read up on how to keep their furry friend as safe and happy as possible.

With books on dog training (including beginner guides like the For Dummies series) and books on dog breeds, books on famous dogs and books of glossy high resolution photos of adorable dogs, they’re sure to find something they’re excited about.

Buy a Barnes & Noble gift card 

10 - Visa

Customize a Visa Gift Card Just for Them

Build a custom Visa gift card

Accepted anywhere Visa credit cards are accepted, giving a Visa gift card is like giving cash, only better looking. With Gift Card Granny’s build a card feature, you can create a gift any dog lover will adore in no time. Choose from an expert created design or add your own photo and message – maybe some cute puppies? 

Most custom gift cards print the same day and ship out the next, so you’ll have the ultimate gift in hand in no time at all!

Build a custom Visa gift card

And there you have it – the best last minute gifts for dog lovers!

From gifts they can share with their canine companion to presents that benefit the dogs they wish they could bring home but can’t, we’ve covered some five-star gifts for dog lovers today. We hope you’ve found the perfect idea here, but if not, consider checking out the full GiftYa catalog for more. From local pet shops to nationally known groomers, you’re sure to find the perfect present for the dog lover in your life.

Happy shopping!

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