What’s The Best Dog Gift For A Boyfriend?

Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

November 15, 2018

What do you get for the man who has everything? Something for his dog, of course!

We know shopping for a discerning significant other can oftentimes be a struggle, so we’ve put together this handy list of gifts for your boyfriend and his loyal canine companion.


Bulldog barkbox super chewer

File this one under “duh.” Start a monthly subscription with BarkBox to give the gift that literally keeps giving. For as little as $21, your boyfriend – or more accurately, his dog – will receive 2 fun and original toys, 2 delicious bags of treats, and a tasty, meaty chew.

You can also upgrade to a Super Chewer version, with far more durable toys and an additional meaty chew, for as little as $29. What says “the perfect gift for a boyfriend” better than all that?

Boys And Their (Dog’s) Toys

Perhaps you’re not at the stage in your relationship where a BarkBox subscription feels right. We get that. Commitment can be difficult in today’s work-a-day world. So why not get some individual toys instead?

Shih-Tzu and Human

Just like your guy, dogs love to celebrate big holidays like Christmas. Actually, for dogs, the holidays don’t even need to be all that big. Sometimes they can be small holidays. Or even just an “event.” Something simple like…Tuesday. The point is, this Christmas/holiday-themed Spiky Core Ball bundle is a good way to celebrate the holidays, dogs, and your boyfriend all at the same time.

And then there’s “The Dognald.” This snuggly $10 chew toy, based on an obscure television personality from a TV show we’ve never heard of, may not be what your partner expected. But rest assured, he’ll laugh with glee when his dog shreds it to pieces!

Pit Bull BarkBox Toy Zom-B-Gone Chainsaw

Lastly, there’s the “Zom-B-Gone,” also $10. People have been absolutely obsessed with zombies for years now. And if your boyfriend is half the self-proclaimed zombie expert that he thinks he is, he’ll know that a dog is a zombie-slayer’s best friend. Best of all, this squeaky Tug Toy is a perfectly reasonable alternative to an actual chainsaw!

Delicious NYC-Inspired Treats

Hound With BarkBox Party Animal Dog Toys

Is your boyfriend a “New Yawka?” Does he scream, “Hey! I’m walkin’ here!” whenever he almost gets hit by a taxi? Then he’ll probably really appreciate grain-free, crumbly dog treats inspired by New York City. And so will his dog!

Try the Barklyn Bacon Bagel treats, the Steak Chew of Lberty treats, Central Pork Pizza treats, or Coney Baloney Beef Hot Dog treats, all for less than $5. You could also get an NYC Foodie treat bundle, which includes five bags of treats for only $22.

Dog Fashion, Baby

Tiny Doge Pocket Shirt

Technology sure is amazing, folks. It used to be you could only buy your boyfriend socks in boring colors or patterns. Back then, it was impossible to tell whether or not he actually liked them. But now you can get your boyfriend’s dog’s face plastered all over a pair for only $22.99! There’s no way he won’t love that!

Conversely, you could buy your boyfriend dog-related clothing for the whole world to see. The $20.73 “Doge Pocket” – featuring a tiny…doge peeking out from a nonexistent pocket – is certain to become the jewel of his t-shirt collection. Trust us. We know fashion.

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Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

November 15, 2018

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