Foolproof Holiday Gifts For The Dog Lovers In Your Life

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We’ve been in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic for so long that there’s already been a few trend cycles. Banana bread had its moment in the sun early on, helping us keep busy while isolating inside. We bought matching sweatsuits after weeks spent at home beckoned for comfort-first clothes. And as soon as it was safe to go outside for socially-distant walks, roller skating started trending upward, too. But one trend outdoes them all: getting a dog. 

It does feel odd to call getting a dog a trend, but there’s been an undeniable uptick. Since March, at least ten people I know have gotten dogs. Even I jumped on the bandwagon, taking home a corgi puppy, Wally, in September. But it's not just me or my social circle that has welcomed a new pet into our lives. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the number of people looking to foster a dog in L.A. and New York has at least doubled since March and it's estimated that up to 47% of households in the United States have a dog. With so much more time spent at home over the past months and for the foreseeable future, having a pet around to provide affection, support, and distraction seems sensible.

Looking ahead to the quickly approaching holidays, you can’t go wrong by getting pet-centric gifts for dog lovers. Whether a nice-looking dog bed, matching sweaters for a friend and their furry friend, chic harness and leash sets, or even dog-themed fashion items, they could make for the best gift of all. 

Here, shop gifts for dog lovers, new and old. 

Crate and Barrel piazza wrangler medium dog bed

$120

CRATE AND BARREL

Acne Studios dog-print bowling shirt beige

$390

ACNE STUDIOS

Moncler Genius x Poldo Dog hooded shell jacket

$455

END CLOTHING

Wild One harness walk kit

$118$98

WILD ONE

Fable all natural cleansing wipes

$15

FABLE

Staud custom mini moon bag

$350

STAUD

The Barkers camel bandit raincoat

$99

THE BARKERS

The Foggy Dog indigo mud cloth squeaky toy

$16

THE FOGGY DOG

Naadam cashmere goat fair isle cardigan

$185

NAADAM

Naadam cashmere bone fair isle dog sweater

$75

NAADAM

Max Bone MB eats food scoop & bag clip

$12

MAX BONE

Harry Barker monogrammed vintage stripe envelope dog bed cover

$78

HARRY BARKER

California Baby no fragrance dog wash

$15

CALIFORNIA BABY

K9 Sport Sack Urban 2

$73

TARGET

Mark & Graham knit dog sweater

$39

MARK & GRAHAM

Good Night Dog round dog bed blue toile

$150

GOOD NIGHT DOG

Shaya black Shaya pet carrier

$745

SHAYA

DSquared2 x Poldo nylon padded vest

$345

DSQUARED2

KkCO pierced one shoulder rib tank

$80

KKCO

KkCo pierced pet tank

$40

KKCO

Hobo doggone leash

$118

HOBO

Frenchie cooling bandana

$9

FRENCHIE

Pagerie the Dórro collar

$380

PAGERIE

Pagerie the Babbi harness

$720

PAGERIE

Thom Browne Hector Browne canine crewneck pullover

$554

THOM BROWNE

Mackenzie Childs courtly check enamel pet dish

$55

MACKENZIE CHILDS

Fable bed

$95

FABLE

Diggs groov training aid

$32

DIGGS

Barbour wax dog coat

$70

END CLOTHING

Love Thy Beast mug wool dog toy

$16

NORDSTROM

Wisdom Panel essential dog DNA test

$100

WISDOM PANEL

Max Bone large twisted rope toy

$16

MAX BONE

Little Beast flower power sweater

$55

LITTLE BEAST

Kurgo kibble carrier

$15

KURGO