Published: October 7, 2020  

Last updated: February 6, 2024  

We have the best gift ideas for your animal lover! Listed below are more than 40 of the most popular dog themed gifts for 2024.

My daughter has been a dog lover ever since she was old enough to talk! Every year for her birthday and Christmas I search out the best dog-themed gifts. It’s guaranteed to be her favorite if revolves around dogs. 

As a teenager the gifts get bigger and more expensive, but still are always dog-themed.

So if you have a dog-loving kid, I’ve got THE best gift ideas below. From toys, games, crafts to magazine subscriptions… I am certain you can find at least one that your son, daughter, niece, nephew or grandchild will absolutely love.

Video games do not make my gift list. This is a personal decision, as I have always tried to stay away from electronic gaming gifts for my kids. I prefer educational or things to get them outside. But with that said, Amazon has a ton of choices when it comes to dog related video games.

I look forward to this time of year, and each year I get a bit carried away in searching for new dog-themed legos, board games and toys for kids… so I have a list of over 100 dog-loving gifts for your toddler, school-age, preteen, teenager children… all nicely organized in adog-loving child Amazon Shopping list.

Dog-themed Board Games

Dog Park – The Fun Strategy Board Game for Family Night – Perfect for Dog Lovers, Kids & Adults – for 1-4 Players, Ages 10+ – Easy to Learn

Don’t Wake The Dog Board Game

Shhhh..Don’t wake the dog! Players use a cat’s paw to try and steal the most bones.
It’s a suspenseful skill and action game that will keep children giggling.

The Farting Frenchies card game is recommended for ages 7 and up. This hilarious game is easy to learn and fun to play for the entire family.

Brainwright Dog Pile The Pup Packing Puzzle. This is a unique way to have fun while challenging your mind all with these cute dog characters! Recommend for ages 10+.

Dog-Opoly. Okay who doesn’t love a game of monopoly and didn’t you always want to to be the dog piece? Recommended age is 8+. There is also a Pup-Opoly version for kids 5-8 years old.

Crafts for Dog Lovers

Pug Sparkling Sequin Art Kit. Recommend for ages 6+, but this gift would be best for the teenager or young adult. The push pins are a bit tedious for the younger kid.

Cute puppy Latch Hook Throw Pillow Cover Kit. One of my fond memories as a child is making latch hook Christmas stockings with my mom. Easy enough for young children to complete.

Dog and Cat Scratch & Sketch Art for Kids & Adults. Scratch art is a unique craft that is great for kids of all ages. Work on it together with your younger child. Or watch your teenager enjoy creating their very own masterpiece.

Learn to Draw Dogs & Puppies: Step-by-step instructions for more than 25 different breeds. If you have an inspiring little artist, then you’ve got to get this book!

Fun & Unique Dog Themed Toys for Toddlers

The VTech Pull and Sing Puppy is perfect for 6 months to 3 years old toddler. A great upgrade from the simple wooden pull toy. This fun toy is interactive with sounds, music, colors and numbers.

Soft Puppy Dog Security Blanket perfect for and infants and toddlers. I’m thinking this will be one of those blankets that will become a keepsake. Other animals also available.

Kids Backpack w Stuffed Animal Dog Plush. Dang, why didn’t they have all these cute gifts when I was a kid? It is practical and adorable at the same time.

Hello, Puppy Peek-a-Boo Board Book is a cute little story that your toddler will love to read over and over.

Melissa & Doug Tote & Tour Pet Travel Play Set with 2 Plush Stuffed Animals. One of the best toys for young children to pretend and learn about taking care of animals. 

Constructive Playthings Dog Academy 51 pc. Playset. This is going to be the absolute favorite present ever! Let your toddlers imagination run wild with the life-like dogs, agility equipment and more. I wish my daughter was 4 again, just so I could buy this for her.  

Crayola Paw Patrol Color Wonder – Great as a Stocking Stuffer or smaller gift. Let your child have fun coloring and not worry about the mess with these markers.

More Dog and Paw Print Gifts for Boys and Girls

Be Good Company My Little Sandbox – Doggie Day Camp Play Set. These sensory toys are targeted for younger kids, but I am in love with this dog version. I think I may want one for my desk!

This Pug Lego is just one of may dog-themed lego kits that I am in love with! You can see more on my Kids and Dogs Amazon shop page.

Dogs Galore Mouse Pad. If your kid is on the computer for any amount of time, then this is a perfect mousepad! Who wouldn’t love to look at these cute doggos when playing on the computer? 

My Smart Robot Dog Programmable Robot Power Puppy with Remote Control. This robot has a training function, dances, sings, has light effects, all with a rechargeable battery. Recommended for 3-10 year old kids.

Girls 5 Pack of Multi-colored Fashion Cartoon Dog Animals Cute Socks, I bought these a couple of years ago for my teenager and she loves them! Adorable and high-quality socks… perfect for all year long.

Make Your Own Homemade Dog Treats Kit – Dog Bone Cookie Cutters, Gift Bags and Tags, Dog Biscuit Roller, and 3 All Natural Dog Treat Recipes. What a great way to get the kids involved in cooking. I love this so much.

LumiPets Puppy Dog Kids Night Light is perfect for a nursery, toddler, or kids bedroom. It has 9 soothing colors, dims and is rechargeable. Not to mention that it is the most adorable nightlight ever!

Boma Jewelry Sterling Silver Labrador Retriever Dog Stud Earrings. If your girl has pieced ears, these are a must buy gift. I’m thinking she may never want to take them off… so cute!

This Paw Print Backpack is not only practical for school but so perfect for any dog loving kid. Available in several different colors too! 

This “I Love Dogs” 4 Piece Comforter Set has adorable illustrations of a Pug, Retriever, Corgi, Dalmatian, Husky and more. This set would be great for a boy or girls room. With so many choices for bedding, this is one of my favorite dog designs. Available in Twin, Full, Queen and King sizes.

Hallmark Christmas Ornament, Disney/Pixar Toy Story Slinky DogMy mom gives an ornament to my kids every Christmas, it’s such a heartwarming tradition. And who doesn’t love the Toy Story!

Best Dog Books for Kids and More…

My daughter is obsessed with reading any book that is about dogs. Giving a dog book as a gift is a great way to make reading fun for your kids. Here are several that are on our top list. If you prefer just to browse for dog books for kids, here is a shortcut right to Amazon search results.

The Puppy Place Books is a series, so you can buy one or several of these puppy books. I don’t think my daughter read all of them, but I’d say at least half! Each book features a different adorable dog, so you can choose your favorite. Recommended for ages 7-10 years old.

Dog Training for Kids: Fun and Easy Ways to Care for Your Furry Friend. This is easy to read with fun illustrations making it fun for kids to learn how to train their dog. 

Dog Inspirational Quotes Poster is truly a unique gift that your child will love to hang in their bedroom. In fact, I just added it to my cart so I can hang it on my office wall! Note, this is not framed, so you will need to buy a 8×10 frame for it before gifting.

Cute Modern Dog Wooden Desk Lamp. I have been wanting to buy this for years. It’s so darn cute. It has a touch sensor with night light making it perfect for dog lover kids rooms!

National Geographic Kids Everything Dogs: All the Canine Facts, Photos, and Fun You Can Get Your Paws On! You can never go wrong with NatGeo… not only do we love watching the TV channel but every National Geographic book I’ve ever purchased as always been awesome.

101 Dog Tricks, Kids Edition: Fun and Easy Activities, Games, and Crafts. This is a great way to get your kids involved with the family dog. You kid will learn to teach your dog tricks, keeping your dog and kid entertained at the same time!

>> Want more dog gift guides? We have an entire library for dog lovers, check it out >> 

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About the Author

Debi McKee

Debi McKee is the expert behind Rescue Dogs 101 where she guides you in your journey of adopting and raising a rescue dog every step of the way. She is a mom of 3 human kids and 4 dogs and volunteers for a local dog rescue and Humane Society. Click here for more about Debi and her passion for helping you and your dog.

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    1. Haha, I’m with you on that one, Isabelle. I wish I got all these 25 gifts for Christmas 🙂

      My daughter got a puppy portrait and was absolutely ecstatic about it.

      Ain’t nothing like buying a great gift for somebody and have them light up like never before! My favorite part of the Holidays to be honest.

      Great list, Debi! Amazon is great for finding funny, weird dog gifts every now and then 🙂

      /Nabil, coming at you from Gothenburg, Sweden

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