2021 unique and fun gifts that both dogs, cats and their humans will love

  • We rounded up the most unique and thoughtful gifts for dog lovers and their dogs.
  • Show your favorite dog lover you care by having socks, hoodie, neck gaiter, bandana and other tokens customized with their dog's image.
  • Find the perfect dog gift from this list of exceptional toys, treats, and beds.

To a dog lover, the best gift of all is, well, a dog. But second best? Anything made for or reminiscent of the canine companion that stole their heart.

Whether you're looking for an affordable yet meaningful token of appreciation like custom dog stickers, a sweatshirt they both can share, or a mind-blowing gift they'll never forget like a GPS dog tracker, custom pet portrait cufflinks, or a matching bandana and face mask set, you'll find what you're looking for with this list of unique gifts for dogs and their humans.

A matching bandana and face mask for twinning with their dog

pet portrait face mask and bandana

Social distance in style with this dog bandana and face mask duo. The pair comes in four machine-washable custom cotton prints and the triple-layer mask has adjustable ear loops and a chin design.

available at FurryCanva, $25

Their dog in sock form

super cute pet portrait crew socks

 Wrap their barking dogs in puppy love with a pair of customizable socks. Chewy will pattern a pair with the face of their furry friend using just a photo. Choose from various backgrounds: holiday, tie-dye, mosaic, and renaissance, etc.

Personalized Pet Face Socks, available at FurryCanva, $23.95

An honest mug that works as hard as they do

super cute pet portrait mug

For anyone with lingering doubts about where a dog parent's disposable income goes, this fully customizable mug has various background, art styles: Pop Icon, Pop Art, Super Portrait, Modern Chic.

my dog can have a better life, mug available at FurryCanva, from $35.95

A gallery-worthy portrait of their beloved pet

super cute pet portrait canvas

Immortalize their fur baby with a custom portrait they'll cherish for years to come. Choose from a handful of backgrounds and hardwood frames.

custom pet portrait, available at FurryCanva, from $60.95

A book that takes them inside the inner workings of their dog's brain

dog brain, how dogs love us

Ever wondered what your dog is thinking? If they dream of you? If they miss you? In this fascinating read, neuroscientist Gregory Berns shares the science behind the human-canine relationship.

"How Dogs Love Us" Hardcover, available at Barnes & Noble, $26

A food puzzle to work the canine brain

food puzzle to work the canine brain

For smarty pants dogs that need a job to do, these food puzzles are a great way to both entertain and work the brain. Pop treats or kibble into the compartments and tap into their dog's under-utilized scavenging instincts. 

Outward Hound Nina Ottosson Dog Twister Dog Puzzle, available at Amazon, from $13.83

A pet camera that lets them interact with their pup

pet camera that lets them interact with their pup

For those who can't stand to be away from their dog, it's the Furbo dog camera to the rescue. With the free Furbo app, they can monitor their pet from afar with a 160-degree wide-angle view, speak to them through voice chat, and toss them a treat anytime they want. 

Furbo Treat-Tossing Dog Camera, available at Amazon, $169