Gift Ideas for Dog Owners & Dogs Who Love the Outdoors

Red goldendoodle dog and title the gift of outdoor adventures the art of giving experiences that are gift ideas that dog owners will love

Need outdoorsy gift ideas for dog owners and dogs? 

If Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe were in charge of the holiday shopping, her list would be filled with gift ideas for dog owners and dogs with one theme…fun-filled, together-time adventures! In fact, her gift idea wish list might look something like this…

Red goldendoodle dog with a Christmas Wish List of gift ideas for dog owners that includes hammocking, hiking, fetch, and happiness

Do you have a furry friend who’d give a “WOOF WOOF!” of agreement? Then this curated collection of gift ideas for dog owners (inspired by a ball-lovin’, fresh-air sniffin’, happy-to-go-anywhere goldendoodle) may be the solution for you!

How to put together a “pets-and-pals” gift experience

We hope these outdoor-themed gift collections will help you create a gift-giving experience that’s just right for the pet and pal team who loves walking, hiking, hammocking, or just being outdoors. We’ve chosen products from Amazon as examples of how to create a themed or bundled gift that’s also an experience. Some are products that we use and love…some are products that are just darn cute! We hope it all inspires you!

Also, each gift idea collection includes a FREE downloadable for/from gift tag that we designed and created for you to use!  It’s our little way of sharing some holiday happiness with you ! So slip on your Santa hat, sit down with your dog, and let’s get started!

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1. Hammocking, happiness, and your hound!

Red goldendoodle dog in blue ENO hammock and title the gift of hammocking together

One hammock. A very happy dog. Sunshine. It’s the recipe for a perfect day! Here’s a list Chloe and I put together to create a gift solution for a day of hammocking, hanging out, and happiness…

HOW TO CREATE A “HAMMOCKING IS HAPPINESS” GIFT EXPERIENCE: 

 

The essentials…

      1. ENO Hammock: For us, part of the fun of hammocking is taking selfies. We love the purple/teal ENO hammock  because it looks great in pics and against a bright-blue sky.
      2. Straps: We chose the ENO Atlas straps and haven’t regretted it. They’re easy to use, and we love the neon/black straps as an accent to the teal hammock.
      3. Water Bottles: We never go anywhere without a least one water bottle, so including this Dog Water Bottle and Travel Bowl as part of this gift collection made good sense.
      4. A good book: The classic James Herriot’s Favorite Dog Stories was a gift I received for Christmas from a family member who knew my love for tender-hearted, wholesome stories about dogs and their owners. Giving the gift of a book is not only an experience in itself, it’s a lasting reminder of the gift giver.

A little something extra…

To round out the pets-and-pals hammocking theme, add a treat for the dog and a snack for the dog lover!

Wrap it up…cute and clever ways to present a hammocking gift bundle:

Rather than wrapping each item individually, put it all together in a reusable drawstring bag with an outdoorsy design. It’s an easy solution for you and a convenient way for the recipient to keep everything in one place. No more searching for dog gear before heading out the door. Just grab and go have fun!  Here’s a cute drawstring bag with pockets as one example.

The finishing touch…”Hammocking is Happiness” FREE PRINTABLE GIFT TAG

Gift ideas for dog owners can include this free printable gift tag that says HAMMOCKING and HAPPINESS in red with caption wishing you many tail-wagging adventures together As our holiday gift to you, please download this free for/from gift tag. It’s a fun way to accent the gift, and it’s our way of sharing holiday happiness with you.

 

 

 

2. Hiking is Happiness! 

 

Red goldendoodle dog sitting on rock by creek and gift ideas for dog owners that are for adventures together

How can you turn someone’s love for long walks into a gift?  Whether it’s hiking, walking, our just getting outside and enjoying nature, this gift collection might inspire you to create a “hiking is happiness” gift solution.

HOW TO CREATE A “HIKING IS HAPPINESS” GIFT EXPERIENCE: 

The essentials…

  1. Putting on a  dog bandana  is Chloe’s cue that good times are ahead! Plus, it makes for cute photo ops along the hiking trail!
  2. Staying hydrated is a must. Chloe’s happy to drink from a  collapsible dog bowl. That way we can bring one water bottle and share.
  3. Wearing something comfy like this cute shirt  with a meaningful message adds to the fun, and looks great in photos too!

A little something extra…

To round out the pets-and-pals “hiking is happiness” experience, add:

  • Treats for the dog and dog owner
  • A hiking app or printed trail map
  • Pet waste bags

Wrap it up…cute and clever ways to present a  “Hiking is Happiness” gift bundle:

With a cute gift tag, a tote bag can double as gift presentation. Here’s a drawstring bag  that features adorable dogs!

 

 

 

The finishing touch…

“Hiking is Happiness” FREE PRINTABLE GIFT TAG

Gift ideas for dog owners can include this free printable gift tag that says HIKING IS HAPPINESS in red with caption wishing you many tail-wagging adventures together

As our holiday gift to you, please download this free for/from gift tag. It’s a fun accent to the gift, and it’s our way of sharing holiday happiness with you.

 

 

 

3. Fetch Fun!

Does the phrase “ball is life” describe your dog?

Fetch games are kiddoodle Chloe’s all-time favorite activity. We can’t keep enough balls in the air! For the ball-loving dog, the gift of endless fetch is a dream come true! Here are gift ideas for dog owners and dogs who’s best day ever is one spent hanging out together.

HOW TO CREATE A “FETCH FUN” GIFT EXPERIENCE: 

pile of yellow tennis balls with fetch joy printed on them as a gift ideas for dog owners

The gift of endless fetch games is easy to create! Just add balls (lots of balls) and treats! To make the gift more memorable, use a permanent pen (Sharpie pens are nontoxic) and write a message on each one. Choose a fun theme for the messages such as:

  • cute words that describe your dog like loyal, smart, brave, playful
  • holiday words such as peace, merry, magical, naughty, nice, believe
  • the dog’s nicknames
  • names of family members who are part of the pack!

Don’t forget to include dog treats! For Chloe, dropping the ball at my feet is much easier when she’s motivated with a favorite treat. I like a low calorie option such as Natural Balance Mini Rewards Dog Treats – especially since she’s a pro at marathon games of fetch.

Wrap it up…cute and clever ways to present a  “fetching fun” gift bundle:

Place the tennis balls and packages of dog treats into a cute toy basket, add our free printable gift tag, and this “pet and pal” experience is a ready-to-go gift!

The finishing touch…”BALL IS LIFE” FREE PRINTABLE GIFT TAG

 Gift ideas for dog owners can include this free printable gift tag with a "ball is life" quote and wishing you many tail-wagging adventures together sentiment

As our holiday gift to you, please download this free printable for/from gift tag. It’s a fun way to bring the theme together, and it’s our way of sharing holiday happiness with you.

 

 

 

Chloe and I hope we’ve inspired you with a few unique gift ideas for pets and the people who love them. Most importantly, we hope that we’ve added a little extra smile and happiness your day.  Throughout the holidays and every day, remember to take a break and enjoy the love of your furry friend!

Do you enjoy the outdoors with you dog? We’d love to hear! Please comment below!

Tail wags and doodle kisses! 

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11 thoughts on “Gift Ideas for Dog Owners & Dogs Who Love the Outdoors

  1. These are great ideas! I love how you bundled things together to create experiences. The printables are a really nice touch as well. Thanks for sharing!
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  2. I absolutely love this gift guide. It’s right up our alley! I love taking long walks with my dogs and our lab is tennis ball obsessed! And thanks for the cute gift tags.

  3. Great post with fantastic info. I have never thought about the bandana when out with Layla for photos and am going to try it. Happy Holidays

  4. I love your gift experiences Chloe, and the individual tags for each one.I don’t know any dog or owner that wouldn’t enjoy your gift suggestions.

  5. Mr. N’s favorite would be the hiking bundle. That shirt is adorable. He doesn’t usually wear bandannas on the trail but he’s bundled up in something usually!

  6. I love it that her wishes are all about experiences and having fun with her people. That’s the way to go because those memories will last a lifetime!

  7. What?! A Hammock Bundle? I never would have thought of that. I actually think this is a great one. Also I like the idea of gifting a hiking experience (or any other experience) It’s the memories that people remember always. 🙂

  8. Love these themed gift ideas! Bernie and Lizzie would love the hiking bundle. Plus I’m kind of digging the bandana idea. Right now, when I pull out the harnesses, they know we’re going to the dog park or some fun event that involves the car. I could probably quickly condition them to associate the bandanas with hiking.

  9. These are great ideas for the dog who loves the outdoors and hiking. I don’t think I could do the “great outdoors” at my age because I have grown accustomed to the creature comforts of indoors.

  10. I think that all dogs love the outdoors, though not all get to enjoy it.l

  11. Gusto loves to play fetch! He loves treats too. Sometimes he munches on the balls when he gets tired and wants to take a break. He’s silly. Your gift tags are a very thoughtful gesture.

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