We’ve got something for everyone—and every dog—on your list! From the bookworms to the tech-obsessed and even the diva dogs in the bunch!
GADGETS FOR GIZMO:
1. Motorola Scout1500 Digital Wireless Video Pet Monitor w/ Indoor & Outdoor Camera The two-way communication feature allows you to communicate to your pet without being in the same room. And Infrared night vision allows for easily monitoring in low light levels. This sophisticated model is equipped with both an indoor and outdoor camera to help you keep an eye on your pet at all times. You can connect up to 4 cameras (indoor or outdoor) to help keep an eye on things throughout your entire home. ($399.99; petsmart.com)
2. Dog Waste Vacuum If you love dogs but hate scooping up behind them, check out the cordless rechargeable Dog Waste Vacuum. Its powerful motor spins at 30,000 RPM to pick up waste from any size dog. The patented design utilizes recyclable bags that slip over the front end, so waste never touches the unit or your hands. When the bag is full, simply throw it away. Works on grass, concrete, gravel and even carpet in case of indoor accidents. ($99.99; sharperimage.com)
3. Sony Action Cam HDR-AS15K9 Full HD Action Camcorder Pet Pack with Wi-Fi, Dog Mount, 8GB microSDHC, 16.8MP, Carl Zeiss Tessar Lens This kit includes everything you’ll need to capture some wicked POV shots of your dog in action, including the Sony Action Cam with SteadyShot image stabilization, an 8GB microSDHC memory card, and Sony’s specially deigned dog harness which has a camera mount and fully adjustable straps. ($328; adorama.com)
4. Sphero Original Sphero Original rolls at speeds of over 3 feet per second and pairs to your device via Bluetooth with a range of over 50 feet. Powered by induction charging and an internal smart robot, Sphero Original also glows in millions of colors and is pet proof, waterproof, and ready for any adventure. ($79.99; gosphero.com)
5.Auto Pet Dish Auto Pet Dish keeps your pet’s food fresh and free of dirt and insects. The durable plastic bowl with removable stainless steel food dish features an adjustable lid sensor that opens and closes the cover automatically. The lid opens when the pet comes within 1 foot of the dish, then automatically closes within 3-5 seconds after the pet walks away. ($34.99; petgadgets.com)
CURL UP WITH YOUR BEST FRIEND…AND A GOOD READ:
1. Throw the Damn Ball: Classic Poetry by Dogs by R. D. Rosen, Harry Prichett and Rob Battles
“Dogs seldom make passes
At dogs passing gasses.”
A hilarious collection of poetry by dogs—perfect for lovers of literature and pups alike.
2. Ice Dogs by Terry Lynn Johnson
Perfect for young readers Ice Dogs tells the story of Victoria Secord, a 14-year-old Alaskan dogsled racer loses her way on a routine outing with her dogs. With food gone and temperatures dropping, her survival and that of her dogs and the mysterious boy she meets in the woods, is entirely up to her.
3. The Dogs of Christmas by W. Bruce Cameron
From the bestselling author of A Dog’s Purpose comes the feel good read of the season. While nursing a broken heart, Josh Michaels is outraged when a neighbor abandons his very pregnant dog, Lucy, at Josh’s Colorado home. Josh can’t resist Lucy’s soulful brown eyes, and though he’s never had a dog before, he’s determined to do his best for Lucy and her puppies. Soon in over his head, Josh calls the local animal shelter for help, and meets Kerri, a beautiful woman with a quick wit and a fierce love for animals.
4. Beautiful Old Dogs: A Loving Tribute to Our Senior Best Friends by David Tabatsky (editor) and Garry Gross (photographer)
Gandhi once said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way that its animals are treated.” How people regard older animals is especially revealing. Beautiful Old Dogs is a heartfelt, emotional, passionate tribute to old dogs. A charming, delightfully photographed tribute to the older dog, with essays and poetry.
5. No Better Friend: Celebrities and the Dogs They Love by Elke Gazzara
No Better Friend offers a unique collection of intimate essays by celebrities about the dogs who have touched their lives, giving us the inside scoop on the bond between owner and dog, defined not by status or popularity but instead founded on what truly matters: loyalty and love. These personal stories reveal a softer side of celebrities we know only through screen, stage, and the media, and readers will find joy, laughter, and a deeper connection to their favorite pop-culture icons.
6. Your New Puppy
Know someone who’s thinking about getting a dog? Your New Puppy is a full color, 100 page step by step guide to everything you need to know about choosing and raising a new puppy. Packed with stunning photographs and valuable information ($9.99). Also available for iPad here…
7. Cesar’s Way Magazine
The perfect gift for all your dog-loving friends and family—a subscription to Cesar’s Way, the magazine from TV’s best loved dog expert, Cesar Millan. Every issue of Cesar’s Way is packed with beautiful photography, heartwarming stories and vital information on everything from nutrition to healthcare to grooming. You’ll learn about the latest new products, get great ideas for do-it-yourself projects, travel tips and much, much more! Give a gift subscription for 70% off the cover price!
Get the digital version of Cesar’s Way on the iPad. The digital version has ALL the same content as the print magazine, along with special iPad-only features. (iPad + print is only $14.99)
FOR THE BAKERS AND HOMEMAKERS:
1. Custom Treat Dog Cookie Cutter
Does your dog deserve their own line of cookies, made just for them? How about a “personalized” cookie cutter with your own dogs name engraved in the cutter?
You can make your dog feel special and loved with their own treats made by you from scratch. ($16; etsy.com/shop/namethatcookie)
2. Raw Freeze Dried SOLOS
Nutrisca SOLOS are made with only one simple, solitary ingredient: either chicken breast or beef liver. That’s it. No other ingredients. Pure and simple nutrition. ($5.99; chewy.com)
3. Tomato Soup and Cheese Wafers
We love the packaging of these classic combo flavored wafers. Nothing says wholesome goodness like a hot bowl of creamy tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich! ($7.50; threedog.com)
4. Bow Wow Bistro Dog Treat Maker
Perfect for a fun afternoon in the kitchen with the kids! Make healthy treats for your dog with this easy to use treat maker. (on sale $19.99; carsons.com)
5. 52 Weeks of Treats
Courtesy of the talented ladies behind the blog PrettyFluffy.com this beautifully photographed e-book is packed with, you guessed it, 52 weeks worth of inventive treats for your four-footed best friend. It’s available for download so you can start baking right away! ($12.95; prettyfluffy.com)
DOG LOVER LOOT:
1. Dog Breed Tapestry Satchel Handbag
Dog lovers will appreciate the beautiful tapestry featured on this conveniently-sized satchel. Warm earth tones of taupe, slate, brown and black are woven together to create the dog breed collage pattern. ( $32.95; remmeer.com)
2. Paws and Whiskers Dog Breed Pillows
USA-made dog breed pillows in gorgeous artist’s renditions are an ideal way to add whimsy and style to a dog lover’s home décor. ($19.99; drsfostersmith.com)
3. Yelow Dog by Marco Recuero
American Apparel Organic Fine Jersey T-shirts combed for softness and comfort available in a wide variety of colors with, of course, a cute illustration of man’s best friend! ($22; society6.com)
4. Bulldog Cocktail Shaker
This adorable doggie mixes and pours everything from martinis to Manhattans. Also available monogrammed. ($69; potterybarn.com)
5. Dog & Bone Felt Key Chains
A perfectly priced stocking stuffer, these key chains, crafted of merino wool felt, won’t take up too much room in your purse or tote! ($9.95; crateandbarrel.com)
FOR FASHION OBSESSED FIDOS:
1. Aroma Paws Dog Coat Spray
Aroma Paws Deodorizing Dog Coat Spray comes in a variety of scents and is blended with Green Tea Leaf Extract for a shiny coat, Aloe Leaf Extract to soothe skin, and Sweet Almond & Coconut Oils to relieve dryness. ($12.99; aromapaws.com)
2. Classic Bling Dog Bowl
Share your discriminating good taste with your pampered pet. The Classic Bling Dog Bowl features a decadent yet sleek design, with a simple, modern square shape coated in fine crystals. ($199; frontgate.com)
3. Black Suede Sling Bag
A casual, yet super trendy, Suede Shoulder Bag carrier. ($33; bitchnewyork.com)
4. Sniff Pet Candle and Room Spray
An aromatherapy room spray and large votive size: 3.5oz candle and 3.4floz room spray. This invigorating concoction of rosemary, black pepper vine, finished with the freshness of spearmint and basil essential oils will take you and your pooch to sunny summer days! ($20; sniffpetproducts.com)
5. Snakeskin Collar
Take a walk on the wild side. All hand crafted with special details. Collars are all finished with hand painted edges, plated buckle ,some with logo D-ring plus a enamel BOWHAUSNYC dog bone charm. ($75; bowhausnyc.com)