Gifts Galore Under $20
This is our final day of the first annual Woof Report Gift Guide! We’ve searched stores, sites and more to handpick the best for your and yours. See the complete Gift Guide for 50+ gift ideas, plus even a few gifts for cats!
Today’s top picks: Doggie Delights Under $20
Send a Slurpabowl
Surprise a pup person this holiday with a lighter load. Wrap up this snazzy six-pack of lightweight, portable dog bowls with nifty leash attachments. Colorful and cool, just pop it open to fill it up. Complete with smiling dog image (that might just be contagious).
Slurpabowls $9.99 per package of six
Let Them Eat Pupcake
Pamper a pet you love with a surprise delivery of cupcake mix just for him. All you add are two eggs, water and your best wishes for your baking to come out right. Send this kit complete with a natural mix of peanut butter chip flavor, yogurt frosting, miniature hand-piped yogurt bone decorations, and baking & decorating instructions. Arriving in a beautiful gift box with holiday greeting and satin bow, it’s a doggie’s holiday dream come true.
Seasonal Cupcake Mix for Dogs, $9.99
Read the Book of Love
For all those dog people on your list who just wish their dogs could talk, here’s a little something from you this holiday. Wrap up For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend by Patricia McConnell and send it off.
This animal behaviorist, dog trainer, syndicated radio talk show host and prolific author on all things canine, McConnell breaks down “the language” dogs use to recognize signals from their people. Through compelling stories and science, the author offers insights into understanding and communicating with your best friend.
For the Love of a Dog, by Patricia McConnell, $10.85
Fill Up the Fun
It’s the top stocking stuffer on your dog’s list. The TreatStik keeps winter dogs busy with hours of stimulating play. Just fill it up with treats and let it roll. With slower treat dispensing than other toys, the good times keep coming for your doggie friends while their people are doing the holiday shuffle.
TreatStik, $12.99 and $15.99
Call in the Bad Dogs
For the dog person who can’t bear another cutesy puppy calendar comes this hilarious adaptation from the The New York Times bestselling book, Bad Dog. With a motley pup for each day of the year, this brilliant gift showcases the slobbery, the spoiled, the smelly and all the Bad Dog Warning Signs. Give it, get it, love it.
Bad Dog 2009 Calendar: 365 Outspoken, Indecent, and Overdressed Dogs, $9.59
Spice Up Pocker Night
All it takes is a Pack of Dogs Playing Cards. Sure, it looks like a standard deck of cards until your flip through and see a shaggy dog leaving muddy paw prints across a floor, or a determined Jack Russell digging for a bone. One part flip book, one part card deck, the work of artist John Little features your breed of choice in a gift that’s all aces.
Pack of Dogs Playing Cards, $9.50
Bark If You Love Scrapbooking!
Perfect for new pup parents or friends of old, the dog scrapbook captures the human/dog bond in photos and memory. Celebrate a special pup relationship for years to come when you start your own pet project this holiday season. This one-of-a-kind keepsake includes everything you need to create your dog’s tale. Awarded the National Center 2008 Seal of Approval, this puptastic surprise will be treasured for years to come.
My Dog Scrapbook Kit, $18
Get Harry for Christmas
Show kids that even naughty dogs are always welcome home with the beloved classic children’s story of Harry the Dirty Dog, by Gene Zion. The tale of one white dog that didn’t like to bathe, Harry sets out on an adventure that leaves him dirtier than ever and begging for a bath. Share this heartwarming tale with the little rebels around the tree this holiday.
Harry the Dirty Dog, written by Gene Zion, $11.55
Give the Gift of Time
The greatest gifts of all don’t even cost a penny. Here are some of our favorites.
Send a coupon for free dog walking, washing or sitting services to friends and neighbors. Let them get out of town or get home late after work knowing their pup is in good hands. Or, schedule a family dog photo shoot for your digital camera challenged family or friends and let them pick which ones to print.