The Best Gift For Classy Design-Loving Dog People

Written by: Melina Giakas

November 19, 2015

This post paw-wred by Minted! Minted is a design marketplace connecting you with the world’s best artists to create something one-of-a-kind. Check out their full line of art gifts and holiday cards at!

Each year around the holidays I turn to Google, and search through my Pinterest feed to find that extra special gift for my mom and sister. It’s so hard because A.) my mom would much rather have a gift for the dog than herself and B.) most of what comes up I’ve already bought for them before, or have attempted to make already. The DIY projects I find online are a great way to create a unique and thoughtful gift. The only problem is they never seem to turn out quite like I had imagined, and I find myself scrambling for a back up present. That’s why I was excited to find out Minted has some great and easy ways to create custom gifts without the risk of them looking like a middle school art project.


doxie minted

You may be familiar with Minted for their holiday cards or stationery. The company however also offers a ton of holiday art gift options that are perfect for whoever you’re looking to shop for. For me, their silhouette prints were a great way to create a custom gift my mom will love, especially since it features her favorite pup!


ziggy minted 2

How it works is after uploading a side-profile for a person or pup you love, Minted will create a custom silhouette art print. Prints are available in foil-pressed, letterpressed, or standing print, various colors, and even have options for framing.


sadie minted

After looking at all the cute mock-ups, we decided to round up a few of our favorite office dogs to try it out for ourselves. Overall the process was fun, super easy, and left us with some awesome gifts that will surely be hard to match.


frank minted


charlie minted


chester minted

Drooling over these prints?! Us too! Click here for a chance to win $500 towards holiday cards and gift art from Minted! Looking for more unique gifts to give? A few others we loved included their birthstone collection, custom map art, and their constellation collection. You can check out all of the art gift options at

Written by: Melina Giakas

November 19, 2015