21 Gifts To Get You In Good Graces With Your Dog-Loving Mother-In-Law

Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

May 6, 2015

Finding terrific gifts for your mother-in-law can be a nerve-wracking experience! It can get extra tricky depending on the kind of relationship you have with her. If she’s a dog lover, we hope to make gift-choosing a little easier because these 21 ideas will be sure to please even the most pawsnickety mother-in-law! 🙂


1. Decorative Dog Pillow, $30

These breed specific pillows scream “dog friendly home.” Check out a variety of breeds or design your own personalized pillow at Dog City & Co.

Decorative Dog Pillow

2. Personalized Dog Frame, $41

Photos of our furry best friends need to be on display too! Grab your favorite photo of your mother-in-law’s dog and feature it in this truly personalized frame from The Polka Dot Dog Company.

Personalized Dog Picture Frame

3. Martha Stewart’s Bone Crock Dog Bowl, $4.47

If you can’t quite pinpoint your mother-in-law’s style, this bowl by Martha Stewart Pets is your answer! It works well with just about any home decor and will let her know that you’re thinking about her dog!

Martha Stewart Pets Dog Bowl

4. Labrador Retriever Leash Holder, $42

Leash and collar hooks are a perfect start to organizing pet supplies! Besides looking great on the wall, this holder from Etsy will make it easy to keep track of leashes, collars and any other dog gear that can be placed on the hooks!

Dog Leash Hooks

5. Toile Blanket, $60+

Does your mother-in-law love to curl up and relax with her dog? This toile blanket from BarkShop is just the gift! It’s soft, cozy and perfect for a night of cuddling on the sofa!

BarkShop Toile Blanket

6. Labrador Stemless Wine Glasses, $54

Personalize wine glasses with your mother-in-law’s dog’s name. These stemless glasses are available from Orvis.

Dog Wine Glasses


7. Love Dogs Tee, $21+

Dog lovers love few things more than showing off their pride in their furry friends! If your mother-in-law loves dogs, this shirt from SunFrog Shirts is ideal!

Love Dogs Shirt

8. Dog Is My Zen Hoodie, $39.99

Dogs often give people an inner sense of calm. Whether your mother-in-law is a Yogi or not, she’ll love this Dog Is My Zen tunic hoodie. Click here for details.

Dog Is My Zen Hoodie

9. Cool Dogs Pink Flannel PJ Set, 63.80

Sleepwear makes a fun gift for any dog lover! These PJ Salvage pajamas are available from

Dog Pajamas

10. Cute Doxie Dog Scarf, $20.95

How about accessorizing with a scarf? Not only is a scarf like this one very much in style but it’s also a great conversation piece. The one pictured here can be purchased on Zazzle.

Dog Scarf

11. Breed Specific Slippers, $30.99+

Who doesn’t love fuzzy and warm slippers? We’re sure your mother-in-law will enjoy keeping her feet comfy and cozy in these positively adorable slippers from Pet Pawfection. Click here for more information on the breed-specific footwear!

Dog Slippers

12. Martha Stewart’s World’s Best Dog Tee, 11.99

Clothing isn’t just for people. Let your mom-in-law’s pup have some of the fun with this absolutely adorable World’s Best Dog tee by Martha Stewart Pets! Your mother-in-law will love you for agreeing that her dog is, in fact, the world’s best!

Martha Stewart Pets Dog Tee


13. Puppy Dog Chevron iPad Mini Cover, $42.95

Is your mom-in-law a working woman? Is she tech savvy? Get her a fun and colorful dog-themed iPad Mini cover like this one from Zazzle!

iPad Mini Cover

14. Love And A Dog Mouse Pad, $5

Add a little personalization and flair to your mother-in-law’s office with a customized mouse pad made from photos of her dog. Not only will she appreciate the gift but it will add a splash of color to her workspace! Take a look at this mouse pad from Shutterfly.

Customized Dog Mouse Pad

15. Martha Stewart’s Striped Cuddler Pet Bed, $14.97

If she’s lucky enough to bring her dog to work with her, the muted tones of this dog bed will work in any office! Your mother-in-law probably can’t snooze on the job but her dog can certainly take a cat nap! Check out this bed by Martha Stewart Pets, available at PetSmart.

Martha Stewart Pets Dog Bed

16. Dog Design Stainless Steel DIY Desktop Business Card Holder Stand, $18.95+

Displaying business cards can be fun! Your mother-in-law’s dog-lovin’ personality will shine with this creative business card holder from Antique Alive.

Business Card Holder


17. Dog Travel Mug Koozie, $14.99

Any dog-loving coffee enthusiast will love this travel mug koozie! They’re one-of-a-kind, full of spunk and available on Etsy.

Cozy For Coffee Mug

18. Dog Themed Passport Holder, $26.04

If your mother-in-law loves travel or has an upcoming trip, she’ll flip for this dog-inspired passport case! Etsy sells the one shown here.

Dog Themed Passport Cover

19. a-DOG-able® In A Basket, $59.99

Talk about a unique flower arrangement. This one will put a smile on your mother-in-law’s face and will earn you some major brownie points!

Dog in a basket flowers

20. Dog Breed Luggage Tags, $7.99+

Luggage tags separate your bags from the rest! Make your mother-in-law’s luggage easily identifiable at the baggage carousel with breed-specific tags from These are a must have for any dog lover!

Dog Luggage Tags

21. Martha Stewart’s Car Seat Hammock, $69.99

If road trips are your mother-in-law’s speed, make traveling more enjoyable for her pooch with this Martha Stewart Pets car seat hammock. It’s available on PetSmart and will surely make any drive feel like first class!

Martha Stewart Pets Car Seat Hammock

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Written by: Dr. Katy Nelson

May 6, 2015

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