You don’t need to have a dog to be a dog lover, maybe they live in an apartment building, are allergic to animals, or just can’t commit to what can be a lifelong responsibility.
Luckily, there’s a whole world of gifts for those without a canine of their own, including novelty plant pots, doggy-themed clothes, and dogs you can knit yourself (yes you read that correctly).
In this guide, we’ve compiled the ulti-mutt list of gifts for dog lovers without dogs, all of which get a big paws up from us.
Gifts for Dog Lovers Without Dogs
These doggy bookends are our first recommended gift for dog lovers without dogs, especially if they love reading or have a solid collection of books. The bookends can hold up their favorite books to make them more accessible as well as satisfy that dog-loving tendency. Made from resin and with a deep black color, these 7″ bookends give a luxurious allure that will look great on the bookshelf.
Being out petting other people’s dogs all day can be hard work so having a comfy pair of sneakers is essential. These Sketchers are comfy, look cool and come with a fun bingo-dog house party design to suit your friend’s personality! Sketchers have been making shoes since 1984 and they’ve perfected it over time whilst still being affordable. These ones are available in sizes 5-11 and come with a memory foam footbed to stop any sore feet.
Dachshund Succulent Pots
Succulent pots are a great gift for any occasion and they make the perfect housewarming present. Succulents are an excellent addition to your indoor or outdoor plants as they require low maintenance, making them easy on everyone’s time. Plus, with these super cute Dachshund designs (or more affectionately known as weiner dogs), your recipient can be reminded of their favorite animal as they tend to their plants.
Purchasing slippers for your loved ones is a great idea – they’re the perfect gift that will be used year-round. There’s something out there for everyone and we’re proving that with this Golden Retriever slipper that’s super cute and will keep your own paws nice and toasty. The slippers are well cushioned and have non-slip dots on the bottom so they can be used on all floor types, you might even end up wearing them to the grocery store to show them off. These Golden Retriever slippers are our favorite but you can also find Dachshund, Pug, and more breeds.
Puppy Fund Savings Jar
Although your recipient doesn’t have a dog right now, they might be aspiring puppy owners so this puppy fund jar will be a much-loved gift. It’s an especially great gift for dog-loving teens or young adults to help them set aside some of their pocket money or weekly earnings ready to expand the family. The one-gallon jar will keep them going for a while although might still need topping up with cash from the bank of mom and dad to afford a new puppy. Of course, then you need to consider a gift for new puppy owners too.
Here To Pet All The Dogs Tote
Someone’s got to pet all the dogs, right? Well if that person is your recipient then this tote bag would be the ideal present. Plus it will give the passing dog owners plenty of warning! This design can also be put onto mugs, t-shirts, phone cases, and more, just browse through the different options on the product page.
A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
This heart-warming novel by W. Bruce Cameron is a great buy for anyone who loves dogs. The story is told from the dog’s perspective and explains how he finds meaning through humans. Expect to hear about the many different lives that a dog lives as well as a deep dive into the bond between man and man’s best friend. If this gift goes down well, next year’s present is already sorted with the sequel novel; A Dog’s Journey.
Knit Your Own Dog Kit
Just because your recipient doesn’t have a dog right now, there’s no reason why they can’t knit one together. What on Earth are we talking about? These knit your own dog kits of course. Included is a booklet with knitting patterns along with everything you need to complete the design including yarn, needles, stuffing, and accessories. This is a perfect gift for dog lovers and knitting enthusiasts. Shown here is the Dachshund kit, but there’s also a Golden Retriever kit and a Beagle kit.
Ruff Night Women’s Pyjamas
There won’t be any ruff night’s sleep once your recipient is cozy in bed wearing these dog-themed pyjamas. Made from 100% cotton, the pyjamas are light and soft against your skin. The included pants are roomy with an elastic waistband which makes them great for lounging around the house as well as wearing at night.
Dog Cell Phone Case
A dog-themed cell phone case is the perfect gift for anyone who loves dogs more than anything else in this world. The durable polycarbonate material shields against impacts for added protection while still looking stylish enough for all occasions. The case features 12 happy cartoon dogs against a light blue background. It’s available in sizes to fit all iPhone and Samsung phone models.
Little Whippet, Big Heart Ornament
This little whippet wooden ornament makes a beautiful gift for dog enthusiasts without dogs as it can sit on the mantlepiece and remind them of their favorite animal. The 7″ high statue is 100% handmade from high-quality wood which has been treated with linseed oil to protect its natural color. The big red heart finishes it off to create an ornament they will cherish forever.
German Shepherd Sweater
We love this cool German Shepherd sweater design and we’re sure any dog lovers will too, with or without dogs. On the front is an illustration of a German Shepherd dressed like a mom with vibrant red glasses and a headband. Choose from several different base colors at checkout although we think this white background looks pretty neat.
Doggy Mail Organizer
Give the gift of organization, or at least try to, with this doggy mail organizer. The porcelain desk tidy shaped like a Dachshund will help make their workspace more functional and less cluttered! It’s great for storing notes, envelopes, and important documents, plus there’s a handy slot for storing a pen as the dog’s tail.