Getting a new puppy is an exciting time for every family. Puppies are cute bundles of energy that will make your heart melt with their cuteness and playful nature.  

If you have a friend who is a new puppy parent, why not give something that will make things easier? They'll really appreciate the gesture and will definitely find plenty of use for it.

Personalized gifts for your puppy lover friend 

Are you looking for a personalized gift for a friend or acquaintance who owns a puppy?

Finding great personalized gifts for puppy owners can be a lot of fun, especially when you get to see them and their puppy enjoying your gift together.

We are here with puppy-centric gift ideas for the puppy lover in your life. For the most important puppy lover on your list, here are the best personalized gifts to make them smile. 

You can't go wrong with these truly unique gifts that come straight from the heart.

Personalized blanket

Getting your friend a soft personalized blanket for their puppy to lay on is a great gift idea. The puppy can relax on this blanket. It will keep them warm and help them feel safe, secure and comfortable.

These personalized blankets are perfect to put in their puppy crate too. It will make the crate more appealing and inviting for them.

Your friend can also lay the personalized blanket over their furniture to protect it from chewing and dog hairs.

Personalized bowl

Your friend might be tired of their typical boring dog bowl. A personalized bowl is such a wonderful gift to give that loving friend or even a gift for your own puppy!

A personalized bowl is an essential part of your puppy’s daily life. It stimulates your puppies’ appetite and makes them enjoy dinner more.

Personalized dog tag

Give the most creative, unique personalized dog tags for your friend and let them celebrate with their puppy.

A personalized dog tag for your friend's puppy can be attached to the collar of the puppy. Your friend will never have to worry about getting lost. These dog tags can be used not only as puppy tags to prevent the loss of puppies but also as tags used on backpacks, harnesses, etc. 

A dog crate

A new puppy might experience feelings of anxiety, fear, and stress as they are introduced to new surroundings. A dog crate can help them get used to the new world around them and to learn how everything works.

So, it's really important for your friend to have a safe and private space of their own that they can retreat to find some comfort and peace again. You can provide them with this by gifting them a dog crate for their puppy.

Most puppies will love their crate, especially if there's a soft personalized blanket for them to lay on. Leaving a puppy in their crate when the owner isn't there can make the puppy feel comfortable and minimize any separation anxiety. It also prevents the puppy from roaming the house and chewing everything up!

A pet gate

Another gift idea for your puppy lover friend is a pet gate. It will give the puppy freedom but also stop them from accessing parts of the house that are off-limits.

By setting these up in doorways around the home you can stop them from getting into or out of certain rooms, which can be good especially at times when you have to leave them on their own.

This is much better for them than closed doors, as it gives the pup more natural light and a feeling of freedom which helps to take away any anxiety.

And you can also set them up to stop the pup from going up and down stairways, which can stop them from having accidents and hurting themselves.

Puppy treats

When training a puppy, the puppy owner needs them know when they are on the right track. The best way to do this is by rewarding them with a treat each time they behave or follow the commands correctly. 

So, your puppy owner friend needs a pack of treats on hand to encourage their puppy and let them know when they are doing something right. Dog treats are a perfect gift for your friend's pampered puppy.

A warm and cozy bed

Puppies need to keep themselves warm to stay healthy, especially when they are newborns or very young. They need a place where they can relax and stay safe and comfortable. 

A comfy and cozy dog bed reflects a puppies body heat back to them, keeping them warm and snug as they relax in it. Cozy beds are much safer for the puppy than giving them an electric heating pad to lie on. It's a very thoughtful gift for your friend that keeps their puppy warm, healthy, and comfortable as it grows and develops.

Puppy boots

Sometimes people forget that puppies’ feet can be easily hurt. If your friend plans on taking him or her puppy outside, puppy boots are a very thoughtful gift that your friend might not think to buy for the puppy himself/ herself.

When outdoors, it's crucial to keep a close eye on the surfaces where the puppy walks. Puppy shoes provide extra cushioning and additional support to the puppy's feet. They help protect their feet from extreme cold, hot pavement, sharp rocks, or anything which could damage them.

Dog toy storage basket

Constantly picking up your puppy's toys can be a drag, especially if the puppy owner doesn't have a designated basket for it. Gifting a dog toy storage basket makes your friend's life easier, the puppy happier, and your friend's home less cluttered.

Whether you buy toys for your friend’s puppy or not, that puppy is definitely going to have toys. Your friend might have dozens of dog toys lying around his house. A personalized dog toy storage baskets that look much better than a plain bin or just slobbery dog toys are strewn everywhere. It will give your friend a convenient place to put all the toys when the puppy isn’t dragging them all over the floor.

What toys are best for puppies

If you are looking for a puppy-centric gift, puppy toys can be a great choice. Puppies need fun and mental stimulation in their daily life. Providing a variety of toys can help ensure that your puppy has an outlet for eating, chewing and, of course, playing. 

Are you looking for puppy toys that are safe and durable? These five toys will give a good head start to your puppy:

  • Chew toys: Puppies use their mouths to feel their way through the world. Chew toys are the first line of defense when it comes to teething puppies gnawing on everything in sight. They also encourage healthy chewing habits from the start. Chewing keeps them occupied, helps them to stay calm and ward off any feelings of anxiety.
  • Ball: Puppies that have a high chase drive will particularly enjoy playing ball with their owners. A ball toy on a rope works best because it allows you to play tug of war too!
  • Squeaky toys: These toys trigger your puppy’s natural instinct to hop and shake. Squeaky toys can also be used to get your puppy's attention.
  • Puzzle toys: Puzzle toys are great as enrichment toys for puppies of all ages. They are entertaining and can help with many behavior problems. You can banish boredom from your puppy's life with thoughtful puzzle toys.
  • Fetch toys: Fetch is a great way to exercise your puppy. Fetch toys will revolutionize your play sessions and keep your puppy active and engaged for hours on end. These toys also strengthen the bond between you and your puppy.

Many puppy toys offer extra enrichment including textured surfaces and treat-dispensing options. Such additional features add bonus points. So, a gift that a puppy and their owner will love is a dog toy that they can play to their heart's content.


Puppies are adorable, but raising and training them as they grow can be hard work.

So, any gift that helps to ease that burden for a new puppy owner will be gratefully received. We bet your friend will go crazy for any gift that celebrates their favorite puppy.

Whether you are shopping for the holidays, a birthday, or an anniversary, one of the unique gifts on this list is sure to please the puppy person in your life.

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