Dog Lover Gift Ideas for Moms
Our moms are special and we want to show our love and appreciation by giving them gifts each Mother’s Day. And sometimes coming up with an idea for a gift that you haven’t given before can be challenging. But if your mom is a dog lover, why not choose a gift that is dog-themed. You might be surprised at all the different items available to you with a canine focus or design.
Below are 101 ideas for gifts that any dog-loving mama would enjoy … and the best part is that they are all “useful.” No flowers or boxes of candy on this list! To make your searching easier, the ideas are all divided into groups so you can start with the section that looks to be the most appealing to you (and your mom!)
Or just start at the top and keep reading till you find something that resonates with you as a good idea. All the links open in new windows so you can always come back to the list for more ideas. (As an Amazon Associate I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases. This in no way affects what you pay but does help keep Mags and Molly going.)
For the On-The-Go Mom | For the Mom-Mobile | For the Mother of Small Children | For the Jewelry-Loving Mama | Apparel and Accessories for Mom | For the Wine-Loving Mama | For Mom’s Office (at Home or Work) | For the Front of Mom’s House | For Mama’s Backyard or Mud Room | For All the Time Mom Spends in the Kitchen | For Any Room in Your Mother’s House | For Mama’s Bathroom | For the Mom Who Has Everything
For the On-The-Go Mom
Moms of every age often feel like they meet themselves coming and going in this ultra busy world we live in today. Here are some ways to bring some doggy love and self-care into that harried lifestyle that has Mom on-the-go pretty much 24/7.
For the Mom-Mobile
Whether she is still playing chauffeur to the kids or just running around doing her own stuff, a mother’s vehicle is important to her. Here are a few fun ways to add some useful and decorative doggy “upgrades” to Mom’s ride.
For the Mother of Small Children
If the mom you are celebrating this Mother’s Day still has young kids, then something that helps mom might truly be appreciated. Here are a few dog-themed gift ideas that can make mommyhood a little less stressful.
For the Jewelry-Loving Mama
A little bling might just be the ticket for that perfect Mother’s Day gift this year. Here are some ideas for types of jewelry that Mom might appreciate … all with a doggy flair, of course!
Apparel and Accessories for Mom
Whether its outside clothes or items only worn at home, Mom is sure to appreciate something new for her wardrobe. Here are some cute dog-themed items Mom won’t be embarrassed to wear (at least at home!)
For the Wine-Loving Mama
If your mom has been known to imbibe a little or enjoys a glass of wine after a long hard day, then something wine related would suit. Here are some creative ways to bring dogs into the wine time of her day.
For Mom’s Office (at Home or Work)
If Mom has a desk at work or some office space at home, why not choose a gift for that aspect of her life. Here are some things your mother might want or need in an office setting and can, of course, be found with a canine theme.
For the Front of Mom’s House
Your mother wants the front of her house to look nice for when visitors (like YOU!) come or just so the neighbors think well of her. Here are some things you can give her that will help her accomplish that goal … all while showing her love of dogs.
For Mama’s Backyard or Mud Room
With a backyard for her dog(s) to also spend time in, your mother might need some back-of-the-house things that you could give her. Here are a few truly useful items that benefit Mom as much as the dog(s).
Dog Screen Doors – Mom will love a dog screen door or mesh curtain that keeps the bugs out but lets the dog(s) go in and out at will without her having to constantly be getting up to open the door. (And don’t forget to install it for her!)
Doggy Mats – As much as she loves her dog(s), Mama hates wet paws on her floors and furniture or muddy paw prints on her carpet. Remedy that with a good quality ultra absorbent doggy door mat to catch all the dirtiness before it makes its way inside.
Paw Print Solar Lights – If a dog-lover wants solar lights along their walkway or patio, why shouldn’t they be in the shape of paw prints! Your mother will love you forever for installing these for her!
Wall Hooks and Leash Holders – Dog-themed wall hooks can be used in any room, but if your mom and her dog(s) enjoy a daily walk, somewhere cute to hang the leash(es) might truly be appreciated.
For All the Time Mom Spends in the Kitchen
Moms spend a lot of time in the kitchen because of love … either because of love for the family or just the love of cooking. Here are some fun ideas that feature dogs but are purely for mama’s benefit.
Aprons – Spice up mama’s kitchen cover-up with an apron covered in cute and colorful canines. And whether she’s serving lunch indoors or dinner in the backyard, she’ll be styling in her dog-lover apron.
Coasters – Help eliminate Mom’s worry about water rings on the furniture with a set of dog-themed coasters for the drinks of guests in the living room or the dining room.
Coffee Gift Set – Brighten your mom’s morning with a gift set featuring coffee and dogs. If the coffee label itself doesn’t sport a doggy image, choose a set that includes a mug with a dog face or dog saying.
Cookie Cutters and Molds – Any mother who makes her own dog treats and goodies would love dog-themed cookie cutters and silicone molds. The cute shapes are also a great way to get young kids interested in “helping out” in the kitchen.
Dish Towels – Moms can never have enough dish towels and some dog-themed ones will be great conversation pieces when company or family comes to visit.
Dog Treat Containers – Spiff up your mother’s kitchen counter with an attractive container for the many dog treats she keeps on hand. No more fumbling around trying to open and close all those bags every time the dog needs or wants a T-R-E-A-T!
Kitchen Rugs – Every mama needs a rug in her kitchen so why do boring when you can liven up the floor at her feet with dogs!!
Salt and Pepper Shaker Sets – If salt and pepper are going on the table anyway, why not let the shakers themselves or some part of the set be dog-shaped. And if your mom happens to collect S&P shakers, what better way to add to her collection.
Spoon Rests – A spoon rest is an easy and useful way to add a little doggy color and happiness to Mom’s otherwise boring-looking stove.
Tablecloths – For casual entertaining or hosting a party, your dog-loving mother is sure to appreciate a tablecloth covered in pooches or paw prints.
For Any Room in Your Mother’s House
While some items are more “useful” or necessary than others, there are plenty of things that could work in any number of rooms in your mother’s house. Here are some ideas to consider that also all conveniently can be found with doggy designs on them. Woof!
Art Décor – If absolutely nothing else speaks to you, surely your mother has room for another adorable dog-themed wall hanging or box sign that will bring smiles and hugs.
Clocks – There’s nothing like looking at a cute doggy clock every time you want to know what time it is, so give your mom something to smile about all throughout the day.
Dog Shaped Pillows – Why settle for a square throw pillow when you can have a dog-shaped one? A rather unique concept your mom (or maybe the grandchildren!) might enjoy.
Door Stops – Help mom keep those doors open with weighted dog door stops. From the cute to the unique to the laughable, you’re sure to find something she could use.
Draft Stoppers – Whether Mom has drafty doors and windows or wants to muffle sounds or keep the bugs out, a cute doggy draft stopper will be pulling double-duty while also being pleasing to look at.
Fan Pulls – Switch out or replace some of your mother’s old or broken fan or light pulls with some cute puppy or doggy-themed ones.
Plush Blankets – Your mom is sure to enjoy a luxuriously soft plush blanket with a dog design on it but she also will probably expect to have to “share” it with the dog(s)!!
Flower Pots – Flower pots come in all sizes and decorative designs but there are likely none in your mother’s house that will be as adorable or conversation-starting as one in the shape of a dog.
Light Switch Covers – A doggy switch plate cover is such a simple way to dress up Mama’s favorite room. No matter the type of light switch cover she has, you’ll find something she will love.
Picture Frames – Give Mom a dog-themed picture frame for a picture she needs to display or with a picture of your choice. She’ll be anxious to find a place to show it off to everyone.
Throw Pillow Covers – If your mother’s living room, den or bedroom could use a face-lift, what better way to accomplish that than with new doggy covers for her throw pillows!
Tissue Box Holders – Mama can hide those boring tissue boxes scattered throughout the house or in the car with an adorably cute (and soft!) dog tissue box holder.
Wall Decals – Few things catch your attention as you walk into a room as a wall decal will. Choose a doggy phrase that Mom will enjoy and then offer to help her install it.
For Mama’s Bathroom
Not to be overlooked and almost the most “necessary” room in the house, don’t forget about Mom’s bathroom! Here are some gift ideas for fun ways to help your mother give her bathroom a quick and easy face-lift … just by adding a few dogs into the decor mix!
Bath Rug Sets – When Mom is in need of a new bath rug set or feels like sprucing the bathroom up a bit, there’s no better time to introduce a little doggy love into the mix. Go wild or go subtle … but go dogs!!
Shower Curtains – Sometimes a new shower curtain is all it takes to bring new life to a mother’s bathroom. And what mom wouldn’t crack a big smile to see a hilarious picture of a dog taking a bath splashed across her shower curtain every time she walked into the bathroom!
Soap Dispensers – Don’t forget the vanity area … and add some dog features to the soap dispenser. It may just be the simple and low-key addition that your mom would appreciate in her bathroom.
Toilet Paper Holder – Whether one roll at a time is what’s needed or if mom would like room for several to be stored for easy access, there is a dog-themed toilet paper holder sure to suit her fancy.
Toilet Seat Covers and Stickers – And the most important feature of the bathroom can be dogified also. Removable vinyl stickers or decals are a great way for your mom to add some color and pizzazz to that otherwise boring chamber pot!
For the Mom Who Has Everything
Sometimes moms truly already have “everything” they need or sometimes they’re just kind of hard to shop for. Here are some ideas for the mother who doesn’t need any traditional things or that has you stumped for a creative gift for her special day of recognition.
Beach Towels – Whether she is actually going to the beach, taking the kids to the nearby swimming pool, or just laying out to work on her tan, the canine-loving mother you’re celebrating will enjoy a fun and colorful beach towel full of dogs.
Bicycle Basket Carrier – If mama enjoys biking and the dog enjoys the outdoors, why not get her a basket carrier so she can take the dog along with her on her bicycle rides. What fun !
Bookmarks – Every good book deserves a good bookmark so why not give Mom some charming bookmarks to hold her place in however many books she is reading.
Christmas Ornaments – A Christmas tree full of doggy ornaments might be a bit excessive for most people (or not!) but no tree would suffer with “just one more” dog ornament hanging from its branches.
Coffee Table Books – Although coffee table books are generally for the entertainment of guests, there’s no reason owners can’t enjoy those same books any time they want. Maybe your mother would enjoy a glossy book full of gorgeous or hilarious dog photos.
Coloring Books – If Mom has never colored since childhood or if she enjoys the relaxation of spending time with crayons, gel pens, or colored pencils, a coloring book full of dog and puppy images will bring hours of enjoyment to her downtime.
Cross Stitch Kit – If your crafty mama is into cross stitching, choose one of the many delightful doggy cross stitch kits that she can have fun creating and then either keep for herself or give the finished product as a gift to someone else.
Dog Heartbeat Gifts – From jewelry to t-shirts to mugs and so much more, you can find any number of items your mother might like that feature a dog or a paw print in a heartbeat design. You know she’ll love it almost as much as she loves her dog(s) … and you!
Jigsaw Puzzles – As a jigsaw puzzle fan, your mom will be in Seventh Heaven if you give her a colorful puzzle featuring dogs. (I know it’s always a hit with my mom!!) Get her the biggest one her table can handle for many more hours of fun.
Journals – Choose a cover that is breed specific, that has some fun or snarky words on it, or that just has dogs all over it and Mom will find a way to put that charming lined journal to good use.
Keychains and Keyrings – Don’t let your mom settle for a plain or boring way to carry her keys. Give her a darling keychain or keyring that is all about dogs and just wait for that beatific smile she’ll give you!
Knit and Crochet Patterns – For the knitting or crocheting mama, creating something for her favorite pooch(es) would be an act of love. Or maybe she’d rather just make her own dog … oh my!!
Laundry Hair Remover – A dog that sheds a lot will cause more clean-up work for any dog owner. So why not give your mother one of the well-reviewed dryer or washing machine hair remover options that makes catching all that hair easier and less time-consuming for her.
Matching Gifts for Mom and Dog – While a simple matching bracelet for mom and collar for the dog might be enough for your mother, you could also consider matching clothes if your mom gets a kick out of dressing up her canine baby. Of course, matching t-shirts can be a more subtle way to coordinate their attire for the day without over-doing things.
Monopoly Game (Dog Versions) – Does Mom enjoy a good game of Monopoly? Then give her a new game that features dog pictures on the board and some doggy twists to the old game. Select her favorite breed or just go generic and get the original canine version, Dog-opoly.
Mugs – When it comes to coffee mugs, it can no longer be said that “a mug is just a mug.” There are so many creatively designed dog-themed mugs to choose from that you will have no trouble finding something your mom will love and will be sure to find room for in her (already full) cupboard!
Paint By Number – Gorgeous is an understatement for some of the canine paint-by-number kits that are made for adults and older children. If your mother enjoyed these as a child or has even painted as an adult, you must get her one that features dogs!
Passport Holder – The international traveling mama needs a passport, and a passport holder sporting a dog on the cover will make it harder to lose … or at least easier to find among all the other paperwork she’ll need to carry with her.
Planners – If mom needs or uses a planner, then get her one from the huge selection of dog-themed ones! While the inside may not necessarily have dogs gracing the pages, the attractive cover will more than make up for that shortfall.
Pouch Carriers and Hoodies – If mama has a tiny dog, then she might benefit from a purse or pet sling to carry her dog around in. And for the really tiny dogs, a hoodie with a pet pouch is just too cute!
Trinket Boxes – Who wouldn’t want to entrust their jewelry every night into the capable “hands” of a doggy trinket box! Choose from the simple to the adorable to the downright fancy and give your mom a beautiful keepsake treasure box.
Wallets – Dress up the interior of Mom’s purse or give her something attractive enough that she can carry it around on its own … a wallet covered in colorful doggy goodness. Such a useful and necessary item does not need to be dull and ugly!