8 Creative Gifts for Dogs & the People Who Love Them
November 20, 2019 by Kelsey J
We love our dogs so we've put together an extensive list for all the four-legged friends in your life.
Here at masonjars.com, we get to test each product on our site which means our pets can enjoy the perks as much as we do. Everything from ultra-durable toys to a protective paw balm goes home for meticulous testing. Need some guidance in finding the perfect gift for your dog or dog-loving friends? Our comprehensive collection of dog products features something for all your dog-loving friends.
Tester: Gibson, Saint Bernard Mix | Megan, Graphic Design + Maker Support
Gibson is an off-roader. He rarely wants to stay on course. I was looking for some kind of paw protection for him, especially during the winter when snow and salt from the roads and sidewalks build up on his feet causing him to limp. However, it is great to have all year as an extra layer of protection against heat, rough surfaces, or just as a moisturizer. Rich Valley Apiary’s Paw Balm is all-natural and made from beeswax. It is completely safe for him in the event he decides to lick his paws - something I was worried about! To my surprise, he was completely unbothered by having it on and went about his usual adventure. In our house, it’s now a must-have product to keep Gibson safe and having fun all year round!
Tester: Max, Border Collie/Australian Shepard Mix | Kelsey, Social Media + Merchandising
Max’s pick is the reCAP Dog Care Kit. With the three products included in the reCAP Dog Care Kit I’ve found amazing solutions to my storage and stinky dog problems. I prefer to always make homemade dog treats for my dogs and struggle to find a glass container to put them in. With this kit, we received the perfect lids to go on a Mason jar to then store all their treats in. They also sometimes get a special surprise with homemade wet dog food and a Mason jar is the perfect storage solution for bulk storage. Keeping two dogs that both have long hair detangled and not smelling takes a lot of work so the sprayer is the perfect solution.
Tester: Frankie, Boxer | Lisa, General Manager
Let’s get one thing straight, Frankie likes to destroy toys. She rarely finds a toy she cannot rip to shreds and I end up buying her toy after toy to keep her busy and happy. When I say she tested this SodaPup toy, she really tested its limits. Putting treats in it is a perfect boredom buster and keeps her busy for a while as she tries to get them out. Frankie ended up loving this toy so much she took it from room to room to make sure everyone saw it. She does everything from laying down and chewing it calmly to picking it up and throwing it across the room. I'm happy to say it has already lasted us a full month with no signs of wearing down. I'm hopeful that I finally found a toy that will stick around!
Tester: Nana, Border Collie Mix | Kelsey, Social Media + Merchandising
Keeping my two long-haired dogs mat free is always a challenge. If you’ve ever tried to brush a border collie/husky mix you know it’s not the easiest job in the world and finding a brush that doesn’t pull on their tangled hair isn’t easy. I am always skeptical of brushes that say they won’t pull my dog’s hair, but the Pennello brush for pets actually got out the mats without pulling and making it uncomfortable for Nana.
Tester: Eleanor, Doxi Min Pin Mix | Alex, Wholesale Sale Specialist
Much like a toddler in her highchair Eleanor has always been a messy and more active eater. From finding her bowl stuck behind our wine cabinet or under the kitchen cabinet. I've even seen a half-full bowl of food across the living room in the bathroom! After bringing home the Ono Medium bowl, I was worried that Eleanor would be scared or worried about the color or texture of the silicone on her paws. She was extremely timid of the new bowl at first. Still, after I had a stroke of genius, I placed one of her homemade Puppy Ice Cream Scoops into the bowl, knowing what was put into the container her fear quickly dissipated into comfort and normality. While Eleanor was happy, I was as well because her dish was still in place and not all over in my kitchen.
Tester: Leia, Frenchie Mix | Jon, Wholesale Account Specialist
Giving someone a gift is my favorite part of the holiday season! Nothing brings me more holiday spirit than finding the one item that you know is going to make someone's day. That is why when I saw I could have a Christmas tree ornament that was shaped like my dog I knew exactly what everyone on my list was getting this year. Bison Hill has a ton of breeds that you can pick and choose from, and each is customizable so you can engrave a name or message on the ornament! Also, each is made out of reclaimed and upcycled roofing slate, so it can not only look great and be very durable and strong but also do its part to reduce the amount of waste in our environment.
Tester: Moose, Rhodesian Ridgeback/Lab Mix | Augusta, Product Discovery + Maker Support
Moose and I both are thankful for California Home Good’s Charcoal bags. With a house full of stinky animals (a dog, two cats, and a guinea pig) we appreciate the fun designs that California Home Goods offers so that I can place their bags anywhere in my house while sticking true to my stylish home decor. I have one hanging in my living room and another one sitting in my bedroom where the animals like to hang out. Before the charcoal bags sometimes there would start to be a bit of a funk but now the odor is eliminated. These bags have made a world of difference for us and I would gift them to any pet parent!
Tester: Leia, Frenchie Mix | Jon, Wholesale Account Specialist
Leia’s pick is the Fox+Hound Doggie Spa Set. Since we adopted her Leia has always had sensitive skin, prone to itchy spots or areas of dryness, so I am always on the lookout to find a shampoo for her that has natural ingredients, no artificial fragrances or dyes, and will be gentle enough for her skin but also tough enough to wash out the dirt and dust from her days playing in our backyard or rolling in the leaves on our walks. The Fox+Hound shampoo is perfect for soaping up the pup and leaves her coat super soft, shiny, and smelling incredible from their mix of Argan and Amber essential oils (not harsh fragrance chemicals) so she can look and feel her best. After her bath, I massage some of the Massage Oil onto her tail and back to help soothe where she gets dry spots and keep her coat soft, plus she loves getting massaged! It is very important to me to use the most natural ingredients possible on her sensitive skin so she can feel soothed and refreshed after a bath instead of uncomfortable and itchy, and Fox+Hound does it all!