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Get a head start on Valentine’s Day with these gift ideas for pooches and their people. From custom portraits to coffee mugs featuring your dog’s mug, we’ve dug up some of our favorite finds for the season of puppy love.



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Regal Rover

Price: $30 (digital) to $115 (framed print)

We all have that friend or family member that is crazy about their canine and a quirky piece of art featuring their pooch is the perfect gift! Especially, if it’s a custom ‘masterpiece’ of their pooch in Renaissance garb. Simply provide a few high-quality images and VanWoof will take care of the rest, providing a proof before final artwork is complete. If you don’t love your portrait, they will give you 100% of your money back no questions asked. Free US shipping. 


What’s That Smell?

Price: $16.60 to $17.99

Any dog mom or dad will appreciate this candle from YR Studio, because we’ve all been there – hanging out, having a great conversation with friends, when it hits…that smell! Instead of clearing the room, light this candle.

Made with all-natural, phthalate free soy wax, and scents like lavender, lily or musk. Hand-poured in Somerset, England, so be sure to order ASAP, so it arrives in time for the holidays!


Make a Wish

Price: $5.99

Here’s a perfect stocking stuffer for the young dog lover in your life or include it with your holiday greeting card as a sweet little gift on its own. This dog wish bracelet from Blue Jay Designs comes with a poem that reads: “Tie this bracelet on your wrist, close your eyes and make a wish. When the bracelet starts to fray, the wish you made is on its way.”

Also, features a waxed cotton cord (choose from 16 colors), and a silver Tibetan paw shaped bead.


Watercolor Canine

Price: $69 (digital) to $255 framed)

This creation looks like a hand-painted watercolor painting of your pooch, but it’s digitally created using your pup’s photo by Bailemor Studio. Give as a gift, or treat yourself. Either way, you will enjoy a custom piece of art featuring your favorite pooch!


Sequin Photo Pillow

Price: $22 to $32

Seriously, this is on of our new favorite things! We love anything custom, but a sequin pillow with Fido’s face on it is pretty fabulous! Simply email a high resolution image of your pooch and the folks at Oliver and Olivia Kids take care of the rest. Choose from four colors: rose gold, silver, yellow gold and red. Pillowcases are 16″ x 16″ and you can purchase a pillowcase only for $22 or the a pillowcase and insert for $32.


Custom Coffee Mug

Price: $27.95 (11oz) to $31.95 (15oz)

You may be thinking…”Coffee mug? Really? Aren’t coffee mugs a dime a dozen?” Not these mugs! The quality and attention to detail by Pawpillo are what set these apart. The design is printed on both sides of the ceramic mug using a sublimation printing process which produces a high-quality image that won’t scratch, peel, or fade away with time! They are also dishwasher and microwave safe. Choose from 11oz or 15oz to hold your favorite coffee, tea or hot chocolate! 


Dog Mom Candle

Price: $12.00

This natural soy candle by Wicks and Licks is the perfect stocking stuffer for dog moms everywhere! Choose from eight delicious sounding scents: Cypress and Bayberry, Maple Bourbon and Apple, Fresh Coffee with Cream, Caramel Pecan and Pumpkin, Cactus Flower and Jade, Eucalyptus Peppermint, Sweet Peach and Nectar, and Bergamot and Grapefruit. Yum! Each 6oz candle is made with natural soy wax, with toxin free essential oils and pure cotton wicks. 


Paw Print Beanie

Price: $18.95

Keeping dog dads in mind, these paw print beanies by Chloe and Dakota are perfect for a trip to the dog park to work off those extra holiday calories. Choose from four colors (black, dark grey, heather grey and navy), and with or without a pom pom. Paws are embroidered in white.


Personalized Key Ring

Price: $11 to $24

This bone-shaped keyring by Little Jenny Wren Shop is the perfect gift for any dog lover. Available in aluminium and pewter finishes, it includes a handstamped message of your choice. Choose from five different message such as “Dogs leave pawprints on your heart” or customize your own. Additional heart tag(s) can be added with the name of your dog(s). It is finished with a Tibetan silver pawprint heart.


Custom Photo Tee

Price: $44.99

Create a one of a kind custom tee with a picture of your pooch or make a special gift for your dog loving friends! Simply email your image to Graphics Life and they’ll create this pawesome tee. T-shirts are unisex and look great on both men and women. Available in four colors (white fleck, solid white, athletic gray and oatmeal) and sizes from X smal to XX large.


Metal Hounds Dog Tag

Price: $18.00

Don’t leave Fido out in the cold this holiday season. Get him a hand stamped ID tag from Metal Hounds. Each tag is made by hand using various metal stamps and a hammer. The stamping is done free hand without using guides, so slight variations should be expected. A special series of hand polishing techniques results in smooth edges and a rustic finish that is unique to the Metal Hounds brand.

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Brandie Ahlgren is founder and editor of CityDog Magazine. She, and her team of dog-loving editors, dig up the best places for you to sit, stay and play with your four-legged friends. Brandie, and her boxer Thya, reside in West Seattle and can often be found hanging out at Westcrest Dog Park.

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