This list is geared toward people who love dog lovers. TheBlot Magazine has carefully sniffed out the paw-fect holiday gifts, and making canines and their caretakers happy is just a click away. These will make your friends feel doggone divine, so to be sure everything arrives on time, you better get on the stick. Go fetch!
In the Company of Dogs sells these adorable hand-knit alpaca hats. They come in three sizes and are made of luxuriously soft, lightweight and warm alpaca wool. These over-the-head hats with neck warmers are touted to stay put. They don’t slide around. $39.95.
Gerbeaux Dog Bakery makes dog cookies in all shapes and sizes. The two cookie types shown here are peanut butter, and they’re called “Christmas Bulb” and “Rudolph.” On its website, the bakery said the cookies are made when ordered, so that keeps them fresh. All are always sans wheat, corn and soy, and the ingredients are rye flour, barley flour, natural peanut butter, organic honey, canola oil, water and yogurt icing. Package of six cookies. $12.
The Animal Rescue Site sells these adorbs dog-centric Fluffy Puppy Slippers and Santa Paws Socks. The slippers are made of coral fleece, they’re ultra-soft and come in three sizes. The inside of the slippers are made of sherpa fleece. The socks are machine washable and can be throw in the dryer to tumble dry low. Fits shoe sizes 4 to 10. The socks are made of acrylic, polyester and spandex. Slippers, $9. Socks, $5.
In the Company of Dogs sells this snuggly-wuggly bed, and any dog-loving friend would be thrilled with this thoughtful gift. The Cozy Cave Dog Bed is like a womb with a view. It’s washable and made of microsuede outside and faux lamb’s wool inside. Whenever a dog craves alone time, all it needs to do is crawl right inside to be snug as a bug. Speaking of bugs, it is made of material that repels ticks and fleas. Cool beans! Comes in three sizes. $79.95 to $129.
This gift will be great for your tablet-loving, pug-loving friends because this is a larger-than-life-sized pug face. Precious! And, in the spirit of giving, with every purchase at The Animal Rescue Site you are helping to feed and care for rescued animals. Case is made of vinyl and zips closed. Size 10.5 inches x 8.75 inches. $25.
Frontgate sells these animal-print umbrellas that measure 48-inches wide. This makes a fashionable gift for your favorite dog lovers, but it is also practical and you can choose from a variety of colors and doggie images. $40.
Mookie Gifts sells these amusing dog-centric doormats and many others, but these two shown are my personal favorites. Size: 18″ x 27″. $19.
Frontgate sells the Pewter Paw Single Leash Hook (left). It’s accented with a small heart and the hook is a bone. Aww! Both the Paw and Woof hook are handcrafted and made with 100 percent lead-free pewter. Size 2-inch width by 2.75-inch height. $15.
Whatever Works sells a package of four doggie bowl sponges. Your dog-loving friends will appreciate these handy-dandy kitchen helpers. Whoever is in the kitchen will know at a glance which sponge is reserved for cleaning the dog’s bowls. It has a green sponge side, and the reverse blue side is made of an anti-scratch material for scrubbing on the tougher jobs. Dishwasher safe. 4 1/2-inches long. $12.95.
Morgan Fischer Jewelry offers high quality designs for dog lovers. Here are photos of two rings and two bracelets that especially caught my eye. Fischer also makes pins, charms, earrings and necklaces, so contact her early if you’d like something made to order. Most selections are $22 to $45; bracelets run $155 to $195.
BONUS: GAG GIFT
Fanimals sells this “Clifford Red Dog Butt Floss.” This dental floss dispenser suction cups to the bathroom mirror. It comes in five colors and includes a floss refill. This gag gift is a little too base for me (pun intended), but I must confess, it made me laugh. If you tell anyone that, I will deny it. $15.
Dorri Olds is a contributing journalist for TheBlot Magazine.