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Mother’s Day is just around the corner (Sunday, May 8), and just because the favorite mom in your life has four-legged fur babies to spoil (instead of or in addition to human children!) it doesn’t mean they don’t deserve special recognition. Being a pet parent is not easy—it requires lots of dedication, patience and time—which is why being a “Dog Mom” is perfectly legit.
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To honor the dedicated dog mom in your life, here are 22 amazing Mother’s Day gifts—some for her and some for her pup. No matter what you choose, she’s sure to appreciate a gift on Mother's day for all the hard work she puts into taking care of her dog.
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1. For the mom with a hyper pup: The Game
Some dogs are bundles of endless energy, but you can give their mom a break by gifting her The Game. This cool toy is designed to hold up to one and a half cups of dog food and mimics the experience of hunting prey, keeping dogs engaged for up to 30 minutes at mealtime. The Game has a silicone exterior to keep it from making too much noise as it gets bumped around, and it even has different complexity settings for those over-achieving pups out there.
2. For the mom who takes her dog everywhere: City Carrier Bag
I know I would take my dog everywhere if I could, and if your giftee loves toddling around town with her fur baby in tow, you’ve got to get her the City Carrier Bag. This stylish tote has a cotton canvas body lined with faux sherpa, and it’s a cozy travel spot for small- to medium-sized dogs. It has a leash clip on the inside to keep the dog in place, and there are multiple pockets around the bag to stash any essentials.
3. For the new dog mom: Welcome Home Pet Bundle
Any puppy mom is sure to love this bundle of toys for her new fur baby. It comes with a blanket, leash, rope toy, llama plush toy and waste-bag holder, all arranged in a pretty basket. All of the items are made with eco-friendly materials, and Harry Barker supports a number of dog-focused charities, so it's also a brand you can feel good about supporting.
4. For the outdoorsy dog mom: Yeti Boomer Bowl
Does the dog mom you're shopping for love hiking, camping or boating with her pooch? If so, the Yeti Boomer Dog Bowl is sure to suit her lifestyle. This sleek and durable bowl is made from stainless steel and comes in a variety of colors, and holds up to eight cups of food or water. Plus, you can even have it customized with the dog’s name or a cute dog-themed graphic.
5. For the dog mom with a favorite breed: Dog Breed Soy Candle
Whether the dog mom in your life has a goofy Great Dane or a lovable Lab—you can celebrate them with a Dog Breed Candle from Scripted Fragrance. There’s a wide range of hand-poured soy candles to choose from featuring dozens of popular breeds, and each one has a special scent that is meant to capture the essence of that particular dog. You can choose candles in glass jars or metal tins, and the glass option is decorated with a silhouette of the breed.
6. For the sentimental dog mom: Willow Tree Angel of Friendship
If your giftee has a sweet spot for cute trinkets—or even just Willow Tree figurines in general—you’ve got to get her the Angel of Friendship. The 5-inch hand-painted figure shows an angel with wire wings holding a small puppy in her arms, and it comes with a card that reads “For those who share the spirit of friendship.” I was actually gifted this figurine myself, and I can confirm it’s the perfect gift for a sappy dog mom.
7. For any dog mom: I Love You Greeting Card
If you’re looking for a simple, heartfelt gift for your favorite dog mom, this adorable greeting card is the way to go. The front of the card features a pink leash and reads, “I love you more than walkies,” and the design is complemented by pink hearts. The inside of the card is blank so you can write your own message, and it comes with a matching envelope.
8. For the coffee loving dog mom: Custom Pet Portrait Mug
For the dog mom who always has a cup of coffee in her hand, consider gifting this sweet custom pet mug. Choose a color and upload a picture of the dog, which will be turned into a hand-drawn digital pet portrait. You can get a custom message printed on the back of the mug, and it can even be thrown in the dishwasher or microwave.
9. For the dog mom who’s training her pup: Personalized Leather Dog Treat Bag
If your giftee is in the training stages with her dog, she’s sure to get plenty of use out of this personalized dog treat bag. The beautiful leather bag comes in a variety of colors, and it has a snap on the front, as well as a clip to attach to a leash or belt loop. You can even have the pouch personalized with metallic lettering, and there’s an option to have it made with a hole for waste bags.
10. For the mom who loves to match her pup: Scrunchie and Bandana Set
Like mother, like dog—that’s what I always say! If you’re shopping for a dog mom who loves to rock matching accessories with her pooch, there’s no better gift than this scrunchie and bandana set. The scrunchie is made from cotton and has a removable bow, and the doggie bandana has a dual-layer construction and an easy-to-tie triangular shape. The set comes in 10 adorable patterns, and you can choose from three bandana sizes.
11. For the wine-loving dog mom: It's Not Drinking Alone Glasses
Any dog mom who likes to crack open a bottle of wine at the end of a long day will appreciate this silly wine glass, which reads, “It’s not really drinking alone if… the dog is home.” After all, it’s true.
12. For the dog mom on the go: Dog Mom tumbler cup
If the dog mom you’re shopping for is always on the go, she probably relies on reusable tumblers to transport her drink of choice, and this dog-themed one would be a great gift.The 20-ounce cup features an adorable vinyl design that reads “Corgi Mom,” “Frenchie Mom,” or any other breed you choose. It comes in a rainbow of colors and is made from double-walled stainless steel with a push-on lid and colored straw.
13. For the dog mom who spoils her fur babies: Wüfers Dog Mom Dog Cookie Box
I’m not going to lie: I truly thought these were “people” cookies at first. But the Wüfers Cookie Box is actually filled with beautiful treats for dogs. The box includes nine impeccably decorated, freshly baked dog treats that use human-grade ingredients and are covered in a healthy yogurt-based coating.
14. For the dog mom who gives lots of treats: Mason Stoneware Pet Treat Canister
Dog moms need to treat their dogs, so you can’t go wrong with this personalized pet treat canister. It’s made from durable stoneware, and you can choose between an ivory or charcoal finish, both of which include a snug-fitting wooden lid. Plus, you can get the jar personalized with the pup’s name, making it an extra-thoughtful gift they’ll both appreciate.
15. For the dog mom who goes above and beyond: Dog Mom Mug
What’s a better gift for the best dog mom ever than a mug that says “Best dog mom ever”? This mug is too cute, featuring a sweet rainbow with a paw print and heart in the center. On the reverse side, the mug has “XOXO” above a heart and their dog’s name printed underneath for an extra-special touch.
16. For the dog mom who loves to bake: Dash Dog Treat Maker
For the dog mom who loves to bake, the Dash Dog Treat Maker is the perfect addition to her kitchen. It’s designed like a miniature waffle maker and makes eight, bone-shaped treats in a matter of minutes. The appliance heats up quickly, is easy to clean and comes with several recipes for her pup to sample.
17. For the dog mom who welcomes visitors: Dog Paws Doormat
Any dog mom who enjoys welcoming visitors to her home will appreciate this fun "Welcome to our home" doormat designed with cute little paw prints. The doormat is made from high-quality natural coir with a non-slip rubber backing, and comes in a variety of sizes from mini to extra-large. To make it last longer, the seller recommends using it in a sheltered location.
18. For the dog mom who loves to read: The Forever Dog book
Who doesn’t want their four-legged friend to live the healthiest, happiest and longest life possible? The Forever Dog book will guide dog moms with practical and proven tools to protect their pups from chronic diseases. The book, written by leading pet care experts Rodney Habib and Karen Becker, focuses on diet, movement, environmental exposure and more. Recipes and tips to optimize a dog's overall wellbeing are also provided. No wonder it's a New York Times bestseller.
19. For the hat-wearing dog mom: Dog Mom Hat
For the proud dog mom, this “Dog Mom” hat is a must-have accessory! The hat is made from 100% cotton and has an adjustable buckle in the back, and while this one is a pretty ivory color, the hat is also available in olive, lilac, and blush pink. And yes, the brand also has “Dog Dad” hats for Father’s Day.
20. For the poetic dog mom: Pedigree Poem Pillow
We don't have to be the next Shakespeare to appreciate a good poem—but for the dog mom who does love a good turn of phrase, these pedigree poem pillows are the perfect gift. There are a wide range of dog breeds to choose from, each with a playful poem detailing the breed’s common traits. The pillow is made from cotton canvas and stuffed with synthetic down, so it’s sure to be used by both Mom and her pup.
21. For the dog mom who gives back: Socks that Save Dogs
We love supporting brands that give back, which is why we’re low-key obsessed with Conscious Step. The brand sells socks for good causes and this pair of light purple socks, in particular, supports the Best Friends Animal Society. Dog moms will appreciate these cute paw-print socks, which are made from vegan and organic materials.
22. For the dog mom with a stubborn pooch: Bad Dog Tumblers
Some dogs can be a bit stubborn, but that doesn’t mean we love them any less. For the dog mom with a mischievous pup, the Bad Dog Tumblers are a cute and funny present. They come in a set of four pint glasses, each featuring an illustration of a dog doing the opposite of what it’s told. We have to admit, these are cute for any dog mom, good or bad.
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