How Do You Get A Dog A Gift?

Written by: Deanna deBara

November 28, 2018

They’re funny. They make you laugh. They’re the best companions. They infuse every day with joy. They’re just all-around amazing.

There are a million reasons to give your dog a gift. And when it comes to gifts for your pup, only the best will do. But what, exactly, are the best gifts for dogs? How do you get a dog a gift you know they’ll love?

How To Get A Dog A Gift

Dog with gifts

When it comes to choosing the best gifts for your dog, think about what they love. Are they food motivated and would do just about anything for something tasty? Then a yummy new bag of treats is sure to hit the perfect gift-giving mark. Do they never get tired of running around and playing? Then a new Fetch Toy is a great gift idea. Do they love to be challenged? A Thinker Toy will engage their brain and give them hours of enjoyment.

The point is, the best gift for a dog isn’t universal; it all depends on your dog, what they love, and what’s going to make them happiest.

That being said, there are a few categories that the best dog gifts typically fall under:

Dog Toys!

Dog with sloth toy

If you’ve got a playful pup with lots of energy, getting them a new Dog Toy is a great gift idea. Toys can help them channel their energy into something positive (instead of getting into trouble!) and will provide hours of entertainment.

If your dog likes to play outside, a fetch toy like the “Best Balls Ever” will have them running in circles (in a good way!) next time you head to the park. If your dog is more of a homebody, a Thinker Toy like the “Dog Casino Puzzle” will keep them engaged and entertained while they’re lounging around the house. And Tug Toys (like the “Tea Bea“) and Plush Toys (like the plushy “Jack Spaniels“) are a hit with active dogs and lap dogs alike!

Dog Treats!

Dog catching treats

Playing is super fun for pups. But so is eating—which is why Dog Treats are such a wonderful gift for your dog.

There are tons of different types of treats (like freeze-dried treats, biscuit treats, and jerky treats) so get a few different kinds until you find the type, texture, and flavor that’s best for your pup. Once you find their favorite, it’ll make the perfect gift for any special occasion, to reward their good behavior, or just because!

Dog Chews!

Bulldog with chew

Taking care of your pup’s chompers is important—but Dog Chews are just as fun for your pup as they are good for their teeth, which is why they make a great gift!

There are lots of different types of chews (like the Beef Knee Cap Chew or the Chicky Twizzle) to choose from—just make sure you pick a chew that’s the right size for your pup. Then, gift away!

BarkBox: The Ultimate Dog Gift!

Pup with Super Chewer Bark Box

Toys, treats, and chews are all great gifts for dogs, but why settle for one when you can have all three? With BarkBox, you’ll get a carefully curated selection of two toys, two yummy bags of treats, and a long-lasting chew delivered to your door each month. Or if your dog goes all-out on the chewing, consider upgrading to the Super Chewer BarkBox for super-durable toys and an extra long-lasting chew.

Giving your dog BarkBox is the ultimate gift – and trust us when we say they’ll thank you for it.

Sign up here and receive a free extra toy every month. <– This deal is worth up to $120 in value if you sign up for a 12-month subscription! 🙂


For more gift ideas, check out these articles!

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Written by: Deanna deBara

November 28, 2018

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