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12 Unique Christmas Gifts for the Dog Lover in Your Life

Christmas shopping have you stumped this year? Don’t fret—Grumble Dog’s got you covered. We searched high and low for the most charming, unique, and and high-quality dog-related gifts we could find. Many of these gifts are handcrafted by independent mom-and-pop shops, and all of them feature products guaranteed to make any dog-lover swoon. 

Spread the love this holiday season with a thoughtful, dog-themed gift from one of the shops below.

1. “Dog Mom” Tumbler

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Keep your drinks cold while proudly declaring your dog mom status with this adorable tumbler from Doodle Doo Threads. This small family-run business also sells handmade bandanas, collars, and leashes, so you can kill two birds with one stone by picking up some chic accessories for your doggo too.

2. Dog-Themed Beer Glass

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Not only does Buffalo-based BrewDogs and FeWines wins the title for “Cleverest Shop Name Ever”—they also let you shop for a cause. Up to 40% of your purchase helps the animal rescue of your choice. The owners’ mission? “To not only make fun, one of a kind merchandise, but to also raise awareness for pet rescues and adoptions.”

Born from a combined love of adult beverages and pooches (#relatable), this shop also sells bags, clothing, and pet apparel. 

3. Dog Coasters

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Coasters are the perfect gift for that hard-to-shop-for friend: they’re useful, affordable, and highly customizable. For the Dachshund fanatic in your life, check out these darling illustrated coasters from In Your Dog House. This online retailer offers a charming collection of on-trend, dog-related homeware and accessories. Everything you need to make Christmas extra special this year.

WIth every purchase from this shop, you’re supporting small, independent British designers. Plus, all of the profits made by In Your Dog House go towards their #GreatDogWalkTogether initiative, which encourages dog walking to promote well-being and socialization.

4. Dog Treat Advent Calendar

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Counting down to Christmas is more fun with this refillable doggy treat Advent calendar. Designed by woodworker Emma Freeman, this adorable handmade gift features your pupper’s personalized name burned into the wood. Check out Freeman’s full collection of gorgeous rustic home decor at her Etsy shop, Made By A Little Elf.

5. Crocheted Dog Cozies

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These handmade canine cozies take cute to the next level! Created by Angel Doherty for her Etsy shop, Hooked by Angel, these darling cup holders celebrate the artist’s love for animals and all things yarn. For all you crafty types, crochet patterns are also available for purchase. 

6. Matching Face Masks and Dog Bandanas

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Celebrate the holidays in true 2020 form with these coordinating face masks and bandanas from ResponsibleChic. With plenty of fabulous patterns to choose from, you’re sure to nail this year’s family Christmas photo. 

7. Dog Owner Doormat

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The Doormatory is your solution to all Christmas shopping woes. This small husband-and-wife-biz operating out of Ventura, California offers cheeky doormats for every occasion. Their succinct and playfully worded “Hope-you-like-dogs” mat will inspire smiles wherever it’s placed.

8. Dog Tote Bag

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For guaranteed smiles, try a gift from Fond Company—your one-stop shop for playfully illustrated gifts and homeware. Inspired by her love for animals and nature, artist and founder Hannah Catchlove has created a winsome collection of animal-themed greeting cards, fine art prints, totes, and tea towels. 

This tote featuring 13 of Britain’s most popular pooches is the perfect bag for your dog-loving friend to stash some extra puppy treats. We absolutely love it!

9. Personalized Pet Pillow

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While you can’t beat a good snuggle session with your favorite pup, we think this personalized pillow is the next best thing. From our very own Grumble Dog Store, we present our personalized pupper pillows. The process is simple: just upload your dog’s picture, and we’ll create a one-of-a-kind gift that people actually want to receive.

10. Handmade Leash Rack

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A Plus Teacher offers a wide assortment of wooden wall hangings, but this custom-made leash holder takes the cake. It adds just the right amount of flair to your entryway—and we think your dog-loving friends and family will agree! Make it your own with your choice of wood color and hooks. Have a custom request in mind? The shopowners will happily oblige.

11. Pet Portrait

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Shopping for that impossible pet lover who has everything? MokaMeta creates custom pet portraits that’ll leave the recipient in stitches. Memoralize your pet’s distinct personality with a digital download that’s sure to be a priceless conversation piece in your home.

12. Custom Dog Book

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Give your dog-loving friend something they’ll treasure forever. This personalized storybook from I See Me includes your dog’s name (and the names of up to four family members) throughout the pages. You can also include a personal dedication message and two paw-some photos in the front and back of the book. 

For quirky and unusual gifts, shopping small is the way to go. Not only will your dollar go towards supporting small, independent businesses, but you’ll also find an array of unique, personal gifts that any dog-lover would love. 

Enjoy your holiday shopping!