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Shopping for the men in your life can be hard, right? But if the man in question happens to have a dog, you’re in luck, because we’ve dug up some great dog dad gifts for the holidays, Father’s Day, birthdays, and beyond.
From T-shirts and socks to sports gear and gadgets—with a few classic dad jokes thrown in—this list has a gift for every “dogfather” on your list.
22 Fantastic Dog Dad Gifts for All the Festive Occasions
Novelty pajama pants are a classic and cozy gift for dog dads who like to lounge (and who doesn’t?). Made from 100% cotton, these comfy bottoms come in a wide range of sizes.Find on Amazon
Is the dog lover in your life also a serious caffeine fiend? The best part about this responsibly sourced small-batch coffee roaster is its mission to support dog rescue. Proceeds from each bag go to Best Friends Animal Society and Nuzzles and Co.
If cold brew isn’t his thing, gift your dog dad one of Hugo’s other flavorful blends.Find on Amazon
Dad can get to know his best furry friend even better with this dog breed DNA test kit from Wisdom Panel. The lab analyzes over 350 breeds and varieties.
Just like with human kits, you simply swab your dog’s cheek, activate the kit online, and mail it to the lab. We’ve tried it ourselves and thought it was pretty cool—so maybe your dog dad will too.Find on Amazon
For the guy who thinks his rescue is nothing short of perfect, here’s a sweet small dog-dad gift he can stick on a car, fridge, or other metal surface that lets him know you love his rescue ways, too.Find on Amazon
5. Dog Backpack
That’s right—this is a backpack that carries pups. Dog dads (and everyone else!) can hit the road, trails, and more with their dogs in tow with this backpack by K9 Sport Sack. The largest size, the Rover 2, can hold dogs up to 80 pounds and is outfitted with an attachable sun/rain hood and zippered vents as well as a removable storage bag. It’s also made from temperature-regulating material.
K9 Sport Sack has several other versions of backpack-carriers as well, all designed to fit different dogs and for different activities.Find on Amazon
This whiskey glass is perfect for a dog dad who enjoys a little nightcap next to their curled-up pup before hitting the hay. The design is hand-etched, so it won’t wash off, and the glass is dishwasher-safe.Find on Amazon
Skip gifting your dog dad a cliche tie and opt instead for a pair of classy cufflinks like this handcrafted sterling silver set. They’re just right for adding a splash of personality to a suit or formal attire.Find on Amazon
Dog dads love a gag gift! He’s sure to chuckle through this book’s pages, full of dogs misbehaving, sneaking, or doing something gross—but always being hilarious. After all, even when dogs are at their worst, they’re still the best!Find on Amazon
If the dog dad in your life loves tech, this might be a go-to gift. The Whistle GO is a health tracker, GPS, and so much more. It helps to keep track of your dog, but also has helpful suggestions about your dog’s habits, food, and overall health. We’ve tried the device ourselves and been impressed.Find on Amazon Find on Chewy
10. Ball Dog Socks
When in doubt, you can never go wrong with socks! This cotton-blend pair rocks a ribbed cuff and is emblazoned with handsome dogs holding tennis balls.Find on Amazon
For the dog dad with a sense of humor, might we suggest a hilarious custom pet portrait? Available in a range of vintage-inspired styles, this offbeat gift will capture his dog’s unique personality and is sure to get some laughs. Reviews mention a long delivery time, so order accordingly.Find on Amazon
12. Furbo Dog Camera
Gadget-happy dog dads will love this cool camera. They can use it to check up on, talk to, and even toss a treat for their dog buddy when they’re away from home.
Plus, it has night vision for full-on spy mode.Find on Amazon
Funny and just a little cheesy—like any good dad joke. This 11-ounce ceramic coffee mug is both dishwasher and microwave safe, and it lets everyone know who this dog dad is really working for. Discover more dog dad gifts at the Rover Store.Shop at the Rover Store
Dog dads can carry it all in this tough cotton canvas tote bag. It’s big enough for frisbees, treats, and other dog park gear, plus a water bottle and human snacks or gadgets.Shop at the Rover Store
15. Chuck It
This one is for both dad and dog! The Chuck It launches your dog’s ball for hours of endless fun, as long as your dog is the fetching type. (Otherwise, it’s little less fun.) Or if the dog dad in your life could use a break, try an automatic ball launcher—we’ve reviewed and rated some of the best.Find on Amazon Find on Chewy Find on Walmart Find on Petco
For the dog dad who’s always got a leash in one hand and a cup of to-go joe in the other, this insulated 20-ounce engraved stainless steel tumbler, available in four color combos, is a must. It’ll keep drinks hot or cold and comes with a stainless steel straw and straw brush.Find on Amazon
For the dog dad who loves outdoor winter sports—or needs a Halloween costume. This fleece full-face mask is both warming and breathable and features fun 3D ears on top. It’s also available in a variety of dog breed options.Find on Amazon
18. Trucker Hat
Put a dog on it! Goorin Bros. makes a solid trucker hat with several different animal patches, a mesh back, and adjustable snaps. Pop this cap on for your next dog walk, grocery store run, or hike.Find on Amazon
Is your dog dad a fan of tech gear? This robotic dog toy is designed to keep your dog busy and stimulated. It has multiple modes for different play styles and can be controlled via an app on your phone (but can also be fully automated). We’ve tested it on our own hyperactive pups and had a blast.Find on Amazon
If you’re not sold on plain old “dog dad,” try this tee, which was made for the dog-loving craft-beer enthusiast in your life.Find on Amazon
21. NFL Dog Leash
Have your dog dad rock his favorite team’s logo and colors on his next dog walk with this durable leash made from nylon webbing.Find on Chewy
Know an outdoorsy dog dad who likes to hit the trails with his best friend on the weekends? Mountaineers Books has published hiking guides for several regions, with hiking experts choosing trails for a variety of good-for-your-dog reasons, from paths with fewer children and hikers to terrain that’s less damaging to your pooch’s paws.Find on Amazon
If the dad dog in your life is an outdoor kind of guy, this water bottle and dispenser is an easy way to bring water and food for his dog. The dispenser allows for easy drinking for the pup and the bottle can hold 8.7 ounces of water and 6.8 ounces of food.Find on Amazon
This one is just downright cool. This toy is made especially for smaller dogs, and comes with three mini tennis balls that it will launch around your dad dog’s house on demand. Fun for everyone!Find on Amazon
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