The best dog mom gift ideas are the ones that celebrate a pet parent’s love for their most loyal companion. Maybe it’s a custom-framed portrait of their furry friend. Maybe it’s a sweet picture book that instills an appreciation for the canine kind in their human puppies … er … kids. And as any loving mama will tell you, receiving a gift for her baby (in this case, the beloved dog), is just as good as receiving a gift for herself. Because as parents, one of the greatest joys in life is seeing our little ones happy — even the ones with fur. (And sometimes, especially the ones with fur.)
Parisa Fowles-Pazdro, CEO and founder of maxbone, makers of luxury-level pet goods, knows a thing or two about what to give doting dog moms. In fact, she is one, herself. “I personally love getting gifts for my dog and it can be anything that has quality and [a] good aesthetic. It has more value to me than when I get a gift.” (You can check out some of her favorite picks below.) She adds that you can also never go wrong giving a pup parent what all canines love: “FOOD! All dogs love real food, and there’s no better thing than seeing your dog happy and healthy.” She recommends wholesome, all-natural goodies that any furry friend will want to scarf down.
So in the name of loving all your children — even those with four legs — we’ve rounded up the best gifts for dog moms found on Amazon and beyond. From bougie treats and dog beds to personalized dog-themed gifts for the home, these presents are paw-fect for a birthday, Mother’s Day, or any other gift-giving occasion.
Best Dog Mom Mother’s Day Gifts On Amazon
Not only is this a hilariously adorable gift for a dog mom, but it’s a hilariously adorable gift for a person who grew up in the ’90s and likely listened to “Every Breath You Take” by The Police because it was on the radio station non-stop. We love that this kitchen towel is high-quality, too. So it’ll be a kitchen staple for a looooong time.
Where is the lie?! This poly-cotton blend comes in four different colors (gray, pink, purple, and light blue), and it’s made to be worn all the time. Wash it all you want and it only gets softer and more comfortable. Dog moms like to wear their love for their BFF (best furry friend) loud and proud, so they’ll 100% get a kick out of this.
You’re not a dog parent until you’ve lost at least two pairs of slippers to your puppy’s bad teething habits. It happens! But every dog mama would sure love a new pair. We love this one from Amazon — it’s made with ultra-comfy memory foam, is lined with fleece for warmth, has an anti-skid rubber sole so no need to worry about slipping by the water bowl (lol), and it’s super cute.
For work-from-home notes, daily to-do lists, home-schooling scribbles, or journaling (why not?), this adorable 8″ x 10″ option is perfect for the crazy dog lady in your life. The hardcover is made of soft faux leather adorned with lovely illustrated doggos and the inside features 256 soft grey-lined pages. Brooklyn-based, family-owned brand Eccolo is known for quality products and great value, so for less than $20, you can rest assured you’re getting the most bang for your buck. A pawsome purchase, indeed. (We really just can’t help ourselves.)
What kind of coffee table book do you buy for a dog-obsessed mama? (We don’t really need to answer that, do we?) From award-winning photographer Traer Scott, this book features stunning portraits of former shelter dogs who found their forever homes (we’re not crying, you are). Aside from breathtaking photos, Scott’s book tells the life stories of selected dogs and details their sometimes-rocky transitions to life in a new home. It’s also a book that pays it forward: A portion of proceeds from Finding Home are donated to Rhode Island-based organizations, Providence Animal Rescue League, and Handsome Dan’s Rescue, so when you buy this book you’re giving the gift of hope to homeless pets, as well.
For the pet mama who complains about animal odors, One Fur All’s natural soy wax candles are lauded for their ability to eliminate pet smells without an overpowering scent (Citrus, Fireside, or Falling Leaves to name a few). Be advised: We wouldn’t recommend giving this gift unless you’re sure it won’t offend the recipient. There’s a big difference between “I know you said the living smells faintly of a wet dog so here’s a lovely candle to help” and “I’ve been to your house and FYI it stinks.” You get the idea. These candles are made in the U.S.A with 100% cotton wicks, absolutely no paraffin, dyes, phthalates, parabens, or formaldehyde, and they’re offered in over 20 scents.
What we all need right now: The love of loyal pets, more wine, and bawdy humor. The canine-obsessed mama in your life will get a real chuckle out of these cute stemless wine glasses that are perfect for sipping while she chills at home with her number one snuggle buddy (and if she’s really lucky, no one else). These can be run through the dishwasher, but hand washing is recommended to prevent the print from fading; a small price to pay for this adorable duo, if you ask us!
Let’s clear the air: A purifier is a great gift idea, especially for mamas of dander-shedding pups, but the options can run the gamut from affordable to super-duper pricey. An effective pick for under $100, this push-button air purifier not only stops pet dander and odors from circulating in her surroundings, it traps allergens like dust, mold spores, and pollen. Thanks to functions like nightlight and quiet mode, she can use it to breathe easily while asleep (a good night’s rest is the ultimate gift). Its 360-degree design refreshes air in all directions, which is especially helpful when sharing indoor space–now more than ever.
Perhaps one of the best picture books of all time, particularly for dog lovers (seriously, we love it), Can I Be Your Dog by Troy Cummings follows the “tail” of Arfy, a stray pup who writes letters to everyone in the neighborhood in his search for a home. It’s a great gift for pup parents who want to instill compassion for animals in their kids while teaching them the immeasurable joy that comes with rescuing a pet in need. While you’re at it, might as well pick up I Found A Kitty, where Arfy pays it forward by helping his new feline friend find a place of his own. (*Sniff*)
This WiFi pet camera has two-way audio *and* tosses treats to the pupper, so you can really feel like you’re together even when you’re not. Every dog mom’s heart sinks when she has to leave the house for work/errands/anything, even if it’s only for 10 minutes because the thought of leaving her pup all alone is the WORST. While we can’t fix loneliness, we can at the very least monitor and interact with our pups when we’re away with Furbo. What’s extra cool is that it’ll alert you with. notifications every time your dog barks, so that you know what they’re distressed about (likely, it’s just the garbage truck, but you never know!). It’s also extremely easy to set up and connect to your phone.
Best Personalized Dog Mom Gifts
Many moms take hand a footprints of their kiddos when they’re little, so it’s only natural that they’d want one for their fur baby, too. This sweet set lets pet parents easily and cleanly preserve a paw print and put it out on display next to their favorite pic of their pup.
What better way to commemorate human-canine companionship than with a personalized portrait of the recipient’s dog? At West & Willow, you can create a custom piece of art by uploading a picture and pick the matte and frame colors. If the pet parent in mind has more than one pal, you can add up to three furry faces in a portrait. The finishing touch is the honorary pup’s name written top and center so there’s no question as to who rules the house.
Understated but sweet, this doggy charm necklace is personalized, so you can put her pups’ names on the charms (they’ll fit up to 12 characters). Made of sterling silver, each charm dangles from a dainty 18” (sterling silver) chain. The necklaces are made-to-order, so be sure to get this one ahead of time.
If you’ve ever heard your favorite dog mom say her pooch is cute enough to eat, well, this custom gift is ideal. Etsy maker BakersStreetCutters will make a cookie cutter that looks just like their pup so their favorite baked treats can resemble their BFF. Pretty cool, right?
Best Luxury Dog Mom Gifts
Know a pup parent who loves to travel with their pal? They’ll love sightseeing in style. “Maxbone had a waiting list of 5,000+ people for their travel-related items,” says Fowles-Pazdro. This includes the airline-compliant Global Citizen Pet Carrier Bag that’s both chic and cozy for canine passengers.
The best part about this gorgeous La-Z-Boy wicker dog bed is that it’s a gift for both parent and pet (in other words, Fido gets a cozy place to sleep while Mom gets a dog bed that won’t clash with the decor). Believe it or not, this bed is actually meant to stay outdoors so dogs will have it made in the shade when they’re lounging outside. Constructed with a durable, rust-resistant frame with a water-, mildew-, and fade-resistant mattress, it may look elegant but it’s also designed to withstand the elements. All that said, it makes a chic addition to any room if the giftee decides to keep it indoors. Choose from a handful of modern styles — just make sure your pick is the right size to fit the pooch in question. And for the record, this dog mom gift is Scary Mommy editor-approved, because I’ve tried it (or rather, my dog has) and it’s really nice.
The dog mom in your life will love receiving a collar that’s (almost) as beautiful as her beloved pooch. The Coco Collar is made with genuine leather and comes in 3 gorgeous shades with shiny hardware accents to enhance any dog’s dashing good looks.
The problem with dog beds is that they’re generally not very cute. And that’s okay, because for the most part, we dog moms sacrifice our interior decor for our fur babies (because our pups are number one, and who needs a put-together living room anyway?). But! What if we told you you could get your pup a really nice, orthopedic dog bed that is simultaneously chic AF? This one not only looks like a trendy rug, but it comes with a machine-washable cover, protective foam cover, and a non-skid bottom, so every time your doggo runs over to their place, they’re not dragging their bed halfway across the house. This is the ultimate gift for a dog mom who wants to give her pupper the nicest bed (but also wants to look like she has her shit together).
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“Maxbone’s recipes are developed by a team of veterinarians using 5-star superfoods formulas and a modern freeze-drying technique,” explains Fowles-Pazdro. “All meals, treats, and supplements are full of simple, genuine ingredients – say goodbye to the fake stuff.”
“A pet food container for $100?” you may be thinking. But if you, like me, have big dogs and are aware of their capabilities to knock over regular containers of food, or sneak into dog food bags you thought you hid really well, then you know the struggle. I purchased a cheap dog food bin a while back, and after realizing my 60-pound puppy had gorged herself on her kibble because she KNOCKED THE BIN OVER (so naughty) I had to get something sturdier and smarter. Simplehuman’s pet food bin is the perfect size (depending on what you need!) for holding a massive quantity of kibble and keeping it fresh, it’s heavy enough to withstand a very large, enthusiastic dog, and it locks! This was a game changer for me, and it will be for any other pet mama. I promise.
Get the dog mom in your life a BarkBox subscription! Every month, she and her doggo will get a box of treats and toys. It’s a fun way to experiment with new snacks and kinds of toys and chews. And it’s fun for both dog mom and dog!
Did you know that Carhartt makes dog toys and accessories? And that they’re just as durable and reliable as their outwear gear? We put this rope to the test: I (Gina) gave this rope to my two gigantic German Shepherds who loooove to pull and chew and destroy, and it’s withstood their infinite enthusiasm. Made with 3-ply rope, it also comes with a sturdy ball at the end which the dogs are happy to chew for hours.
Almost every dog parent wants to give their pup the best, most healthiest food that’s free from icky ingredients. When there are *so* many dog treats on the market, it can get tricky to find the best kind. Which is why we were so relieved (and excited) to give Bocce a try (rather, our dogs gave Bocce a try). Wheat-free, made with 100% real ingredients (literally only five: oat flour, peanut butter, carob, vanilla, and molasses), you can feel good about giving your pup these birthday cake biscuits, whether it’s on their actual birthday or just because they’re looking extra cute that day.
It’s a supplement to improve a pup’s health, but they’ll just think it’s a tasty treat. PawMedica’s Omega chews can benefit just about any pooch, but they’re especially great for dogs who have irritated or dry skin or are prone to shedding. We also love that these goodies are made in the USA, the company is part of the NASC (National Animal Supplement Council), and they’re active advocates against the dog meat trade.
Dog moms who can’t get enough of the haircare line Ouai will love this plush toys — and your pups will love it too (my dogs can’t get enough of it, and it’s currently in their “favorite toys we must protect at all costs” rotation list). Shaped like a Ouai product bottle, it’s the perfect size for any breed and it’s very durable (for reference, I have two gigantic German Shepherds who have yet to kill it). Bonus: It makes for great Instagram pics.
Ask a dog mom and she will likely tell you there can never be enough doggie bandanas. And it’s true! We love this unicorn patterned one because, well, obviously, unicorns. The comes in an extra-small, small, medium, and large, and it looks fab on every pup.
When it comes to rounding out a gift basket or pile of stocking stuffers for the dog mom in question, a bag of goodies just for Fido is the perfect finishing touch. Grab Jinx’s Treat Superpack, which includes three bags of all-natural dog treats in different flavors. (P.S. Speaking from experience, my dog absolutely loves these.) These crunchy cookies and chunks of chewy jerky are made with wholesome ingredients like peanut butter, blueberries, pumpkin, and chicken, plus the cookies are in the shape of a heart … aww!
The Fi Smart Collar is the perfect gift for any dog lover who may have a pup who likes to *ahem* run free from time to time. Gift peace of mind with this chew-proof, water-proof, and generally dog-proof Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled tracker.