Best Gifts for “Chill” Dogs: 2020 Guide Featuring Comfy Beds and Tasty Treats

We all love our cuddly (read: lazy) fur babies. Our pups that rather lounge around with us than chase squirrels. Help your dog take it easy with these great gifts.

Many of these companies sent us free samples to test out the products, but our reviews and recommendations are still 100% true.

As always, we prioritize companies and products that are environmentally friendly.

Whether it’s for your own pampered snuggle buddy or for your family member’s pup, this holiday gift guide for “chill” dogs has you covered!

Price key (approximate):

  • $ = around or under $20
  • $$ = $21-50
  • $$$ = $50-100
  • $$$$ = $100-200
  • $$$$$ = $200 +

1. Homemade Treat Assortment

If you want to opt for something more personal, a box of homemade dog treats is always a thoughtful gift that will definitely get gobbled up.

These are also great stocking-stuffers you could easily make for the whole family or crew of friends!

Here are some of our favorite treat recipes:

 2. Spot and Tango Dog Food

I am sure you have seen plenty of dog food options all over the internet. I am here to tell you that this one is AWESOME! Their food is delicious (at least that is the sense I get from my dog since he wolfs it down) and nutritious! 

I have noticed such a difference in my dog’s coat, stool, and energy levels. His skin is way less dry and his bowel movements are more regular.

You can opt for their Fresh option (read a full review here), which is a refrigerated food, or their UnKibble, which is shelf-stable. If you want more info find our full UnKibble review here.

  • Key UnKibble features:
    • Easy to scoop.
    • Easy to transport.
    • Nice and soft unlike most kibbles. 
    • Made with human-grade ingredients.
  • Price: Varies depending on food type and size of dog.

Find them on Spot and Tango

3. Bye Bye Dog Breath

This is a dental stick to actively neutralize those yucky dog breath odors. Bye Bye Dog Breath Dental Sticks by This Dog’s Life are veterinarian developed using natural ingredients. Check out this review for more info.

  • Key features:
    • Ridged outer layer turns your dog’s chewing into a natural brush to help prevent the buildup of plaque, tartar, and bacteria, 
    • Inner layer promotes healthy gums and fresh breath. 
    • Shelf stable and easy to transport.
    • Made with all-natural ingredients.
  • Price: $$

Find them on This Dog’s Life

 4. Cooper’s Treats

Want to make your dog healthy and delicious treats but with less effort? Why not try the convenient Pupsicle Starter Kit from Cooper’s Treats?

  • Key features:
    • Mixes contain just four ingredients.
    • High protein.
    • Easy to use dog paw and bone mold comes with the starter kit.
  • Price: $

Find it on Cooper’s Treats.

5. Real Dog Box

Subscription boxes are always super exciting – and Real Dog Box is no exception! Get a box of delicious, creative (think chicken heart and boar ribs), fresh dog treats and chews delivered each month. Your pup won’t be able to stop thanking you!

Price: $$/month

6. Doggy Desserts

If you or someone you know is handy in the kitchen, why not give them a cookbook made just for your dog. Give your dog the best treats that you know have been made with love.

Find recipes like:

  • Carob Cream Cheese Balls
  • Ham and Swiss Bones
  • Sesame and Cheese Sticks

Whip up some great treats with the help of this book.

Find it on Amazon. Price: $

7. Muttropolis Dog Sweaters

Deck your dog out in style this season with the cutest sweaters around. Whether you are looking for a holiday sweater to dazzle everyone over Zoom, or just something to help keep your pup warm and cozy while they lounge around, Muttropolis has something for you.

Designed with style in mind,  Muttropolis has a wide array of sweaters to suit any type of dog and owner. From wool holiday sweaters, like the one pictured above, to adorable puffy jackets, and fleece zip-ups, there will definitely be a sweater perfect for your dog. 

Find their collection on Muttropolis. Price: $$

8. One Man’s Hands 

Are you looking for a one of a kind gift this season? Why not try something truly special from the workshop of One Man’s Hands?

The dog beds are beyond beautiful and made from reclaimed barrel and barn wood. They are incredibly elegant and rustic. This is a great gift for those who want a unique piece of doggy furniture to grace their home.

Find it on One Man’s Hands. Price: $$$$$ 

9. Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What they Do

Have you ever wondered why some dogs like to chase squirrels and others would rather chase their tails? Why some dogs greet everyone with a wagging tail and others run and hide?

This book looks into the science of dog emotion and behavior in an approachable and fun way. Learn about why dogs are the way they are and how you can help your dog live his best life! 

Find it on Amazon. Price: $

10. Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know

Inside of a Dog is is another great book about what happens behind those puppy dog eyes. Learn all about how your dog perceives the world in this New York Times #1 Bestseller,  .

Though this book is an enjoyable read that will keep you turning the page, expect to find practical applications for what you learn. Your dog will surely appreciate it!
Find it on Amazon. Price: $

11. Advent Calendar Dog Cookies

Growing up in my house, we had a small advent calendar where you had to move a stuffed Santa each day, and we loved it!

I can pretty much guarantee your dog will love this 100x more than we ever did, because…COOKIES!

  • Key features:
    • 24 handmade and hand-decorated treats for each day in December leading up to Christmas! 
    • Beautifully wrapped treats.
    • 15-month shelf life so you can buy one for next season, too.
  • Price: $$

Find it on Wufers.

12. Bob-A-Lot Food Dispensing Toy

If your dog practically inhales their food, a slow feeder is the perfect way to give them some digestion, and mental stimulation. This toy isn’t too tricky for dogs who are new to puzzle toys, but also provides ongoing fun for experts.

  • Key features:
    • Slower, more thoughtful eating
    • Mental stimulation as your dog noses and paws at the toy to get food to come out
    • Food-safe plastic.
    • Non-slip bottom
    • Top shelf dishwasher safe.
  • Price: Under $

Find in on Chewy.

13. P.L.A.Y Merry Woofmas Collection

Seasonal cheer doesn’t have to just be for you! Check out this adorable Christmas toy set from P.L.A.Y (Pet Lifestyle and You)! If you want to get your dog in on the holiday spirit this is just the thing.

  • Key features:
    • 5 different festive toys!
    • Handmade with double layered exterior and double-stitched edges for extra durability.
    • PlantFill® filling is made from 100% post-consumer certified-safe recycled bottles. 
    • Machine washable and dryer friendly.
    • AZO-free dyes.
    • B Corporation.
  • Price: Toys start at $9.90 and get the set for $57.50.

Find the collection at P.L.A.Y and shop their many other awesome toys, too!

14. Lord Jameson Holiday Collection

These treats will tempt you as much as your dog! Lord Jameson is focused on delivering delicious treats that provide your dog with whole and nutritious ingredients. Their holiday collection is festive and sure to get you and your dog in the festive spirit!

  • Key features:
    • 100% organic ingredients.
    • Vegan, plant-based.
    • No added preservatives, colors, or flavors.
    • Non-GMO.
    • Made in Small batches in Colorado!
  • Price: Starting at under $25.

Find them on Lord Jameson.

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