Gift Ideas for Dog Lovers
Finding the perfect gift for someone can be a challenge, but if you start with a subject that you know they like, you can often come up with some brilliant gift ideas that they will adore and appreciate. For example if someone loves cooking, music, dogs or cats you have something to start your search for the right present.
The Pet Food Manufactures Association estimates that in 2014, 46% of UK households have a pet, and around 24% of UK households have dogs. That's a lot of dog lovers out there in the UK!
Here at The Rainbows End we have drawn together a wonderful selection of gift ideas for dog lovers. So whether they love big dogs or little dogs, practical gifts or just fun gifts, there is a gift that will suit.
The Bright Side
Dogs take a lot of looking after and dog owners have a responsibility to their pet to make sure they are feed, watered, groomed, exercised and kept clean and healthy. To do this dog lovers need accessories and tools to help and The Bright Side have created some wonderful, fun gifts with quirky sayings and thoughts that are practical too. Why should the practical everyday items such as a dog bowl or a poop scoop be plain and boring? Much better to have a bit of fun with the dog accessories and great if the person you are buying a present for has a sense of humour!
Check out The Bright Side dog bowl that has an amusing 'To Do' list including 1. Eat Food, 2. Win Dog Show, 3. Scratch Bottom. The contemporary green highlights to the bowl make this a bright and contemporary accessory for a dog owner that should bring a smile to their face.
If the special person you are buying a gift for loves dogs but also loves homewares or cooking then Leslie Gerry have an amazing range of kitchen and dining accessories with characterful dog designs on bold, colourful patterned backgrounds that really stand out. A sure way to brighten up a kitchen with these gorgeous designs and accessories including tea towels, coasters, table mats, oven gloves, mugs and aprons.
Leslie Gerry is a British artist and graphic designer and his talents are reflected in the stunning artwork of dogs, cats and farmyard animals. His range of charming dog prints includes Spaniels, Labradors, Westies, Greyhounds, Collies and more breeds. So if you know what type of dog someone has then you can choose the same breed design for the gift or if someone loves dogs in general, but perhaps does not own one yet, then you can buy the sets (such as the coaster sets) that include a collection of different Leslie Gerry dog breed designs.
Some people have dogs purely as family pets and some are also working or gun dogs. Country Matters have captured the country life brilliantly in their photography that is included on a range of coasters and lap trays. From a cute Labrador puppy in a game bag to Spaniel leaping over a hedge, these gorgeous photos are printed on homewares so they can be enjoyed every time you see them. They come in luxury green and gold boxes so truly feel like a gift for a dog lover to treasure. Also a great gift idea for people whole enjoy photography too.
For those dog owners that also enjoy shooting, hunting or the country life, Orchid Designs have some excellent gifts that feature different breeds including gun dogs. Following a country walk with the dog, everyone needs a good cuppa and what better way than with 'A walk in the the country' mug featuring a collection of dog breeds in a stylish design. When the weather gets a little colder a sip of the stronger stuff can certainly help to warm you and now you can give a beautifully rounded hip flask with a black Labrador or Spaniel design as the perfect gift. Not forgetting those smarter occasions where one needs some suitable cufflinks and Orchid Designs have wonderful options including different gun dog breed designs which can be a special present for a loved one.
Catseye By Jellycat
For a dog lover that perhaps has a special place in their hearts for adorable Pugs, we have a brilliant collection of bags and accessories from Catseye By Jellycat that features the instantly recognisable face of the Pug. From coin purses and bags to mirrors and glasses cases these accessories will provide the perfect and practical gift that they can carry with them everyday. Whether carried in a handbag for storing make up or as a bag for dog treats or even a clean poo bag holder while out on a walk there are many uses for these cute little accessories.
Gifts for Children
Children can also be dog lovers and may have grown up with a family pet dog or wish to have their own dog in the future. Here at The Rainbows End we also have a selection of dog related gifts for children that they adore.
Soft toys always seem to go down a treat and Jellycat have some amazingly soft toys including the black and white puppy and a onesie puppy which means that kids can have their very own dog to care for. Babies are not forgotten either (although these gifts will be aimed at dog loving parents) with the Little Jellycat Jazzie Puppy who has plastic bracelets and a rattling tummy.
If the child (or big kid) you are buying a gift for also loves jigsaw puzzles then we have the 100 Dogs and a Cat 1000 piece puzzle from Paul Lamond that would be a delight.
We hope this collection of gift ideas for dog lovers has inspired you to find the perfect gift for that special someone. If you have any questions then feel free to contact us and our friendly staff would be glad to help you.