What’s The Best Mother’s Day Gift From A Dog?

Written by: Deanna deBara

November 21, 2018

When people think Mother’s Day gifts, they usually think of the presents kids give to their moms (or husbands or wives give to their partners). But families come in all shapes and sizes—and being a puppy parent definitely falls under the Mother’s Day celebration umbrella.

But dogs can’t go out and shop for a gift on their own. So, if you want to celebrate a dog mom in your life and give them a gift from their dog child for Mother’s Day, the shopping responsibility falls on your shoulders. But what, exactly, qualifies as a good Mother’s Day gift from a dog?

How To Find The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift From A Dog

So before we jump into what to buy for a Mother’s Day gift from a dog, let’s talk about the criteria for a good gift.

Some of the top criteria for a great Mother’s Day gift from a dog include:

  • Something Mom and the pup can enjoy together
  • Something sentimental
  • Something activity-based
  • Something food-based (because who doesn’t love treats?!)

Gifts from a dog can embody one of these criteria or all of them. But the point is, it’s not about buying the most expensive or fancy gift in the store. A Mother’s Day gift from a dog is about playing on the love and fun between Mom and dog.

So what, exactly, do those gifts look like?

Puppy Training Classes

Puppy looking up at woman

Taking care of a puppy is a lot of work. So one of the best gifts you can get for a new dog mom on Mother’s Day? Puppy training classes!

Obedience classes can take a lot of the guesswork out of training. And that’s a gift in and of itself for new dog parents! To find the best local studio, do your research. Read Yelp and Google reviews, ask friends for recommendations, and ask about instructor credentials. Once you’ve chosen a studio, purchase a gift card for a series of classes and give it as a Mother’s Day gift from a dog to their dog mom.

A Personalized Gift

Matching mom and dog

To a dog mom, there’s nothing more special (or adorable!) than their pup. So why not get them a personalized gift?

A quick search on Etsy brings up thousands of personalized dog gifts that would be an amazing mother’s day gift from a dog. From this customized wine glass to this “Dog Mom” planter (complete with a puppy portrait), these socks (which are plastered with your dog’s photo) to these watercolor portraits, there’s a gift sure to melt every dog mom’s heart for Mother’s Day.

Dog Attire

Bucketfeet Bark & Co Shoodles

Every dog mom loves dogs, obviously. So it stands to reason that they’re going to love dog-related attire or accessories.

If that’s the case with the dog mom you’re buying for, make sure to check out the Gifts For Dog People section at BarkShop. From snazzy-looking Bark & Co Bucketfeet Shoodles to this Dog People Get It tote bag, there’s something for every kind of fashionable dog mom out there.

What’s Your Doggy DNA?

Not all dog moms want to know their dog’s DNA, but a lot of them do!

Of course, that’s assuming it’s not obvious in the first place. Maybe you bought a dog from a breeder or adopted a purebred dog from a shelter or a breed-specific rescue. If that’s the case, this gift might not be the best choice.

But if your dog is a mixed breed of some kind, a DNA test can be a really fun gift!

Below are a few of the best dog DNA test options out there:

And Of Course, BarkBox!

Terrier Dog Paradise Unleashed BarkBox

There’s nothing a dog mom wants more for Mother’s Day than seeing her pup happy. And one of the best ways to make a pup happy? The BarkBox.

With BarkBox, Mom and pup will get a carefully curated collection of top-quality toys, treats, and a chew delivered straight to their door every month. New boxes feature new themes, treats, and toys every month, so both pups and moms will never get bored. 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! 🙂

And the best part? You can gift the BarkBox from pup to Mom—making it the perfect Mother’s Day gift from a dog.

For more dog person gift guides, check out our other posts!

For more gift ideas, check out these articles!

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Written by: Deanna deBara

November 21, 2018

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