When you have a dog, you assume the role of a parent. And before you know it, just like you would with kid parties, invitations to dog parties would come streaming in.
At first, mama found it fun shopping for gifts, but when ideas run out and there’s nothing new in the market, it can be a chore.
If you are running out of time and have no idea what to buy for the next doggy party you have to attend, here are some birthday gift ideas!
1. Dog Bowl
Dog bowls should be functional at its core. But it won’t hurt if it looks pretty too, especially when it’s a gift.
Splurge – Wild Hound Outfitters white and clay ceramic dog bowl (from S$66 / US$45)
Steal – FuzzYard dog bowl (from S$18 / US$13)
2. Placemat / trays
Placemats are very useful for messy eaters but not many dog owners would think of getting one. So that’s where you, the gifter, comes in.
Splurge – DENY Designs Pet Tray (S$81 / US$55)
Steal – Eat, drink placemat (from S$25 / US$17)
Giving treats as presents is great if the dog recipient doesn’t have any food allergies or intolerance. If you are not sure, stick to treat accessories instead.
Splurge – Cloud7 treat dummy (S$26 / US$18)
Steal – DIY treat jar
Instructions and more DIY projects here.
4. Collar & leash
Can there be enough collars and leashes? Don’t think so.
Splurge – Ohpopdog natural leather and hemp cotton collar and leash set (from S$150 / US$220)
Steal – Zee.dog collar and leash set (from S$29 / US$21)
5. Paw protector
Dog paws are exposed to different ground surfaces and temperatures every day. It’s time to give them some pampering!
Splurge – Essential Dog Nose & Paw Balm (S$29.90 / US$22)
Steal – FuzzYard naturals paw balm (S$26 / US$18)
6. Collar tag
Splurge – Clouds and Current personalised pet tag (from S$24 / US$16)
Steal – Little Laser Co custom pet name tag (from S$9 / US$7)
7. Flea and tick repellent
We believe in natural preventative measures. It will make a great gift for those who do too.
Splurge – (S$39 / US$27)
Steal – DIY!
Gather easily accessible ingredients, pick a nice fancy bottle, and DIY!
8. Poop Needs
This one is a fail-proof gift! Every responsible dog owner needs waste disposal accessories.
Splurge – Poopmate by Betters Korea (S$23.50 / US$16)
Steal – Earth Rated poop bag dispenser and refill rolls (S$18 / US$13)
9. Bandana or bowtie
Bandanas and bowties make great presents because they are cute, stylish, and more forgiving when you don’t know the dog’s size.
Splurge – Ohpopdog bandana (S$20 / US$14)
Steal – Doxieholic personalised bandana (S$15 / US$11)
Most dogs love toys so it’s a safe choice. But instead of the typical soft or rubber toys, try giving something more interactive!
Splurge – Pebby robot ball (S$360 / US$248)
Steal – Nina Ottosson tornado interactive toy (S$68 / US$51)
I have lost count with my paw of how many beds I have. But I still don’t mind another one.
Splurge – Fleepy mattress (S$148 / US$100)
Steal – FuzzYard dog bed (from S$80 / US$53)
12. Pet illustration
Personalised pet illustrations make really sweet and thoughtful gifts. However, they don’t come cheap so they are often reserved for close friends.
Splurge – Frus personalised infographic (S$380 / US$260)
Steal – Puppy Project custom print (S$75 / US$50)
ALSO READ: 6 personalised dog products
13. Pet camera
Pet cameras are useful in monitoring our dogs and keeping them occupied throughout the day. For dogs that spend most of their time alone at home while the humans work, this will come in handy.
Splurge – Furbo dog camera (S$260 / US$199)
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