19 Gifts For Humans Who Love Dogs More Than People

Written by: Samantha Erb

November 29, 2021

There are two types of people in this world: dog lovers, and everyone else—we rounded up a list of 19 dog-inspired gifts just for the humans who love ’em.

1. BarkBox

Rudolph themed barkbox for holiday 2021

Get the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ BarkBox this December, tailored to your four-legged misfit with two themed toys, two full-size bags of treat, and a magically meaty chew.

Why We Love it:

  • New exciting theme every month
  • Totally customizable
  • Makes all the neighbor dogs jealous

BUY HERE and double the toys, treats, and chews in your first box for free!

2. BARK Super Chewer Box

rudolph themed super chewer box for holiday 2021

Even world-class chompians need a challenge! Get the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ Super Chewer box to make playtime last longer—includes two fluff-free toys, two full-size bags of treats, and two savory chews.

Why We Love It:

  • 100% tough, 0% stuffing
  • Totally customizable
  • Get a FREE replacement for any unfortunate toy victims

BUY HERE and double the toys, treats, and chews in your first box for free!

3. Furbo Dog Camera

furbo dog camera

Give yourself some peace of mind knowing you can keep an eye on your dog even when you’re not there. Livestream their shenanigans with the wide-angle view camera lens, and even get alerts when they’re barking at that wily squirrel in the front yard.

Why We Love It:

  • 1080p camera with night vision
  • 2-way audio allows you to speak through the device
  • Remotely toss a treat via the free Furbo iOS/Android app

BUY HERE, $169 $118 on Amazon

4. Crown & Paw Portrait

crown and portrait custom dog portrait example

Embrace ye olde renaissance flair with a custom portrait of your dog as a noble, general, queen… or take a more modern approach with film, sports, or Christmas portraits. All you need to choose is choose your “costume,” submit a photo, and let the artists get to work.

Why We Love It:

  • 100% personalized to your pup
  • Over 150 costume options
  • Available as canvas portraits, blankets, pillows, and more!

BUY HERE, $69.95 $59.95 (1 pet on canvas) at Crown & Paw

5. BARK Car Seat Cover

cart seat cover from BARK

Protect your back seat from drool, hair and dirt, and keep your pup from hopping over the center console. This sturdy hammock also comes with 2 bolster pillows with 4 removable covers in black and gray, a bungee nylon seat belt tether (to be used with a harness, NEVER a collar), and a convenient storage bag.

Why We Love It:

  • 6 adjustable nylon safety straps and fitted with seat anchors
  • Waterproof microsuede for comfort, and non-slip rubber underside—all machine-washable
  • Breathable mesh window for air flow and visibility

BUY HERE, $64.99 at the BARK Shop, USE CODE: MUTTDAY15 when you spend $25+,
MUTTDAY25 when you spend $50+
, MUTTDAY35 when you spend $75+

6. Urban Suburban Apparel, “BETTER TOGETHER” Unisex Sweatshirt

sweatshirt with dogs on it

Family-owned and operated, this bully breed-loving online shop hand prints (and sometimes hand-dyes!) their apparel, constantly releasing new and awesome designs. They have 5 pit bulls of their own and are extraordinarily passionate about rescue efforts, forever wanting to initiate conversions that show these dogs in the light they deserve.

Why We Love It:

  • Also offer phone cases, stickers, tote bags, and more for people, and plenty for dogs
  • Small business run by a pit-bull loving family
  • Unique, hand printed apparel

BUY HERE, $169 $118 on Amazon

7. Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co., Three Blend Starter Kit

grounds and hounds brand coffee tat donates to dog shelters across the US

At this dog-forward coffee company, organic, small-batch blends help give back to rescue organizations and initiatives—20% of every purchase, in fact. Their broad scale mission is to “provide every at-risk pup with a second chance at a full life,” and have thus far provided 2.1 million shelter meals, 600 spay/neuter surgeries, 2,000 microchips, 2,250 vaccines, and 8,500 toys to dogs in need.

Why We Love It:

  • Only source organic, fully traceable green coffee
  • Offer customized coffee club subscriptions with free shipping
  • Mugs, gear, and apparel also available

BUY HERE, $28.99 at Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co.

8. BARK Essentials Dog Gear Backpack

BARK Essentials brand backpack

Keep outdoor excursions hands-free for everything except a leash! This backpack has its own poop bag dispenser, extra pockets, and room for anything from post-mud roll towels to your dog’s favorite toys and treats.

Why We Love It:

  • Exterior side pockets, large interior pocket, and zippered mesh pocket
  • Adjustable straps
  • Wear as traditional backpack or zip straps together to wear as a crossbody bag

BUY HERE, $22.99 at the BARK Shop, USE CODE: MUTTDAY15 when you spend $25+,
MUTTDAY25 when you spend $50+
, MUTTDAY35 when you spend $75+

Related Article: 25 Gifts For Spoiled Dogs Who Have Everything (For 2021)

9. Custom Dog Pillow

customized dog face pillow

These totally washable pillows are handmade to the outline of your pup’s photo, constructed with baby velvet and minky (a type of fleece).

Why We Love It:

  • Not just a square pillow
  • No need to edit out the background of your photo
  • Can print single or double-sided

BUY HERE, $15.92+ from Etsy

10. Waggo, Dipper Ceramic Dog Bowl

ceramic dog bowls

A heavy, sturdy ceramic bowl in 10 colors to suit any home decor, and completely microwaveable and dishwasher-safe. Mix and match for food and water, or choose your favorite shade to elevate your dog’s floor dining to fine dining.

Why We Love It:

  • So many fun colors to choose from
  • Large size holds up to 8 cups
  • 100% ceramic that meets FDA standards

BUY HERE, $22+ at Waggo

11. Fishs Eddy, Dogs Mug

coffee mug decorated with dogs ding tricks

Start your morning off right with coffee or tea in your new favorite mug. Fishs Eddy has been crafting anything from dinnerware to tea towels since 1986 in New York City—their dog stuff is obviously our favorite.

Why We Love It:

  • Made of food-safe ceramic
  • Microwave-safe
  • Holds 14oz of whatever you want

BUY HERE, $18.95 at Fishs Eddy

12. Embark Dog DNA Test Kit

dog dna test

Stop telling people your dog is a Southern Northern Flat Heeled Poodle Terrier Doodle and get some answers, already! One quick cheek swab is all it takes to discover your dog’s breed, ancestry, and possible health concerns.

Why We Love It:

  • Screens for over 350 dog breeds
  • Tests for 210+ genetic diseases
  • Easy three-step system

BUY HERE, $134 on Amazon

13. BARK Vegan Leather Fanny Pack

BARK brand vegan leather fanny pack

Fanny packs are back, deal with it. BARK’s design puts dogs first with a built-in poop bag dispenser, lined pockets for treats (and anything else you need to carry with you), and a carabiner for keys and fobs. Does not include cash, my keys, treats, or poop bags. 

Why We Love It:

  • Fully adjustable
  • Great for on-the-go training with easy treat access
  • Cruelty-free vegan leather

BUY HERE, $15 $12.99 at the BARK Shop, USE CODE: MUTTDAY15 when you spend $25+,
MUTTDAY25 when you spend $50+
, MUTTDAY35 when you spend $75+

14. Love Thy Beast, Canvas Pet Tote

canvas pet tote from love thy beast

Designed for bag-lovin’ dogs up to 30lbs, these totes are super durable with a built-in scoop for your dog’s head to poke out and enjoy the journey.

Why We Love It:

  • Double-stitched and double-layered cotton duck canvas
  • Built-in collar-to-leash attachment
  • Water-repellent for rainy walks

BUY HERE, $160+ from Love Thy Beast

15. Custom One-Line Art Pet Portrait

one-line pet portrait example

Minimalist art never looked so cute. Submit your favorite pic of your dog so this artist can recreate their likeness with a single line. Choose your preferred size of the finished artwork at checkout for a shipped physical print, or request a high-resolution digital file to use as you wish!

Why We Love It:

  • Minimalist style to suit any decor
  • Drawn from a picture of your own pup
  • Can choose between a physical print or digital file

BUY HERE, $31+ from Etsy

16. simplehuman, Airtight Pet Food Can

airtight pet food container

Scooping your dog’s breakfast and dinner straight from the bag isn’t a great way to keep it fresh, but this stainless steel can has just about everything you’d want in a solution.

Why We Love It:

  • Airtight seal with BPA-free inner bucket
  • Slim design and rear wheels to fit easily in any space
  • Built-in scoop holder inside lid

BUY HERE, $100+ from West Elm


tote bag reading "dogs dogs dogs"

An eco-friendly addition to your shopping trips, this sturdy tote design is based on an actual neon sign in the BARK office. The message is pretty clear.

Why We Love It:

  • It says “DOGS” 3 times, enough said
  • Roomy size: 17″ x 15″ x 4″

BUY HERE, $30 at the BARK Shop

18. Underwater Dogs Hardcover Book

picture book of underwater dogs

Photographed by award-winning photographer and animal rights activist Seth Casteel, there isn’t one photo in this book that won’t make you smile. Unless, perhaps, you are the Grinch himself.

Why We Love It:

  • Contains more than 80 portraits
  • High-resolution photos that capture dogs’ personalities perfectly
  • A national bestseller (and for good reason!)

BUY HERE, $13 on Amazon

19. Dogs Before Dudes Enamel Pin

dogs before dudes, enamel pin

Let ’em know.

Why We Love It:

  • Polished enamel with butterfly clutch backing
  • Comes with canvas pouch & gift box
  • Undeniably true

BUY HERE, $11 from PetShop

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Written by: Samantha Erb

November 29, 2021

Nutritionist-crafted food for your dog's breed or mix.

Recipes designed for dogs' individuality



A themed collection of BARK-designed toys, treats, and chews.


A themed collection of BARK-designed toys, treats, and chews.