For some, dogs are like children (fur babies, anyone?) and dog moms deserve to celebrate Mother’s Day, too!
Since dogs live in over 40 million US households, that makes for plenty of loving pet parents celebrating holidays (and every day) with their pets. This Mother’s Day, honor your favorite dog mom with some thoughtful gifts.
Studies have shown that the same parts of a dog parent’s brain light up when they see their dogs or their children. It’s no wonder that there are so many self-identified dog moms walking around, proud of their precious pups.
If you’re looking for the perfect gifts for the dog mom in your life, think creatively. Until there’s an official “Dog Mom’s Day” on the books, you’ll have to try some of these clever Mother’s Day dog moms gifts.
1. Unique Jewelry
Online you can find all kinds of jewelry to match any breed of dog: dachshund to great dane, maltese to mastiff… there are earrings, bracelets, and pendants. You can even find breed-specific beaded charms from a variety of retailers.
Find a charm company that specializes in dog mom gifts to ensure you get a gift that looks good. Get to know the dog mom you’re buying for, before you drop hundreds of dollars on some jewelry they might not wear. Every mom is different, so buy with care.
2. Stationery, Pens, and Pads
There are several companies offering customizable stationery for all kinds of pet parents. A few companies specialize in dog-related stationery.
Hunt around for the likeness of specific breeds and you’re sure to find something that reminds your dog mom of their beloved fluffball. Several outlets will print a custom cover or even a custom background on every sheet in a pad. Shop around for a high-quality printing company.
Go with a brand that supports dogs specifically and you might find they even donate to a local shelter. You can give the one-two punch of a unique gift with a special donation to show you really care.
3. Dog Accessories
Most clothing shops offer something interesting with dogs on it. You could get a pair of socks that have a wide variety of dogs or one that matches the breed that your dog mom loves the most. Some dog moms have several dogs, so you might want to find a print with a little more variety.
A colorful scarf could come in handy during evening walks. A scarf covered in dogs will let people know, wherever she goes, they’re talking to a dog mom.
If your dog mom loves to get cozy at home and watch some TV with her pets, a pair of pajamas makes for one of the best dog mom gifts. Pick out pajama pants with her favorite breed or a bathrobe with an elegantly embroidered dog on the breast? Attractive accessories allow your dog mom to add a splash of their dog love to any outfit, business or casual.
4. A Cute T-shirt
T-shirts abound, and to find one with a hound should be a snap! Plenty of t-shirts are out there with clever jokes or corny puns that tell the world how much she loves dogs.
It could also have a picture of her favorite breed, or take the extra step and have something custom made for her. Bring her favorite photo to the local mall or online to find t-shirts, mouse pads, coffee mugs, oven mitts… of her pup made.
If you’ve got some design chops, go a little further. If her favorite movie is Titanic, Photoshop her face and her dog’s face onto the main characters. If she loves KISS, you could Photoshop the two of them as band members covered in makeup. A custom printed t-shirt will be well-loved and could be a huge hit.
5. Soy Candles
Soy candles have become more popular than traditional wax because of their cleaner burn, leaving fewer toxins and pollutants in the air. This is a serious consideration because of the much smaller lungs dogs have. A long-lasting candle with a pet printed on it could be a really nice gift.
Candles are also great because they cover up some of the scents that can be left behind by dogs. Even the cleanest dog is prone to being a little stinky. A lavender candle could really relax the mood at home and help to calm an otherwise peppy puppy.
6. A Bouquet
One of the most common gifts given on Mother’s Day is a bouquet of flowers, so why not include dog moms in that tradition? Several flower retailers will create dog shaped arrangements to match several breeds. Your dog mom will feel extra special when she receives a lovely dog mom flower arrangement.
7. A Dog Tote Bag
Useful and handy, here’s another dog mom gift you can either find off the shelf or have custom printed. Several retailers offer tote bags with a variety or breeds printed all over it. Other print shops will print out your custom photo on a tote bag. If your dog mom travels with lots of her dog’s things, this could be a very thoughtful gift. Stuff it with a few extra pet grooming items so her pup doesn’t feel left out.
Gifts Make Dog Moms Feel Special
The most important goal when picking out dog mom gifts is to make your dog mom feel special. When she feels like other Moms feel on Mother’s Day, she won’t feel left out of the holiday. For some dog moms, that’s all they could ever want.
If you’re looking for other gift ideas for dogs or dog parents, contact us for tips.