Dogs are much like human children in many regards — they demand constant attention, make you clean up their poop, and, best of all, love you unconditionally. So it only makes sense that dog dads should qualify to receive gifts too. Since dogs can’t really give gifts outside of their unlimited love and affection, the responsibility falls to you to find the perfect gift for your dog lover — with our help, of course! Below you’ll find the best doggone gifts for your dog dad. If you don’t want to dig into the treats fund to buy the gift, you might want to take advantage of great gift card deals. With gift cards from hundreds of retailers, Gift Card Granny offers cash back rewards or a discount on your gift card purchase.
Now, onto the pawsitively perfect gift guide.
It can be a bit dull always walking the same route around the neighborhood, both for the pup and her dad. These waterproof, slip-resistant hiking shoes will let them both go exploring. The Terrex AX3 GTX Hiking Shoes aren’t your typical clunky hiking boots, either — they retain the lightweight comfort of normal athletic shoes, while also offering the superior cushioning and grip of hiking boots. Wherever your dog dad may want to take his pup, these shoes will take them there.
Vendor: Crate & Barrel
If you don’t mind splurging a bit, the Miele Dynamic U1 Cat and Dog Vacuum makes for a great gift that your dog dad will use constantly. With multiple attachments to reach every inch of the house, this vacuum can defeat even the most clingy of dog hair. Despite it's powerful suction, the vacuum is still super quiet so that it won’t scare the pup.
Vendor: Old Navy
Hot dog! Those are some nice boxers. They feature an elastic waistband and soft-washed cotton fabric for a super comfortable finish, and that hot dog pattern is a print that no dog lover will be able to resist.
The Charcoal Companion Dog Corn Holders combine two lovely elements of life — dogs and food. One end features the detailed face of a daschund, and on the other is his bum, complete with a cute little tail. Your recipient is sure to get a laugh out of this dog-themed gift, as well as any guests that come over for a barbeque.
Every beagle owner — nay, every dog owner in general — needs this hilarious whiskey glass set. Your dog lover will always be able to tell whose glass is whose, and it’ll be a fun conversation starter with friends. Each design is sand etched into the glass, all materials are BPA free, and, best of all, they’re dishwasher-friendly.
Price: $12 (per glass)
Whether your dog dad owns a lab, a frenchie, a daschund, or any other pup, these juice glasses are sure to make his morning. These decaled glasses were designed by British artist Sally Muir, who tackled the ambitious project of painting a different dog every day for one year.
Vendor: Apollo Box
It’s important to keep your dog hydrated, since drinking water is one of the ways that pups keep their cool, and there’s no easier way to do so than with this portable dog water bottle. On one end is a water container, on the other is a shallow bowl, and giving his pup a drink is as simple as pushing a button. The sizes range from 350 ml to 550 ml to ensure that his dog never goes thirsty again, no matter how much she may drink.
Vendor: Barnes & Noble
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a heart-warming romp in which a boy with autism works to solve the mystery surrounding the murder of his neighbor’s dog. He follows in the steps of his favorite detective, Sherlock Holmes, and makes use of his incredibly logical perception of the world — which turns out to be both a blessing and a curse. It’s certainly a unique read, and it’s sure to tug on the heartstrings of any dog lover.
Lastly, dog dads work hard to take care of their pups, and they deserve a sweet gift. Whether he’s a fan of the cute, the intriguing, or the practical, at least one of the gifts on this list should strike his fancy.