Woof! Don’t forget your favorite furry traveling companion when you do your holiday shopping. This list of top travel gift ideas for your dog is sure to elicit a big slobbery lick in the face. C’mon, you know you love it!
1. Soft-Sided Pet Carrier
Jetsetting dogs will love the Bergan Soft Sided Pet Carrier. This airline compliant carry-on pet carrier is great for flying and driving trips. It has a soft washable fleece bed for extreme comfort, and mesh panels on the sides for maximum ventilation and access for your dog. And the exclusive “Pet Connect” side zipper lets you safely interact and comfort your dog while traveling.
Comes in choice of colors, and in two sizes – Small for puppies and small breeds up to 8 pounds, and Large for pets up to 22 pounds. About $25-$30, depending on size.
Playing fetch has never been so fun! With the Chuckit! Launcher you can throw farther and faster, and pick up that slimy ball totally hands-free.
3. Nite Ize SpotLit LED Light
Keep your dog safe and easily seen with this Nite Ize 5-color clip-on safety light. Just clip the carabiner onto the dog collar and set to solid or flashing mode. $7
This handy portable waterproof travel dog bowl collapses into a convenient compact packet making it ideal for travel. It has a hook and ring to easily attach to your pack or bag.
Comes in 4 color choices. – Around $6
5. K-9 Float Coat Dog Life Jacket
For those who enjoy paddleboarding, kayaking, or boating with their dog beside them, the K9 Float Coat by Ruffwear provides worry-free protection. This dog life jacket is designed so your dog can still easily swim while wearing it, but stay afloat if he/she runs into trouble. It has a safety handle on top so you can easily help your dog out of the water.
Adjustable neck closure size for extra comfort, and it’s available in multiple sizes to fit dogs of all types. Around $80
This highly durable tug and toss dog toy is great for interactive playtime. It comes in 3 sizes so you can pick the right one for your pooch.
Around $3.50-$7.00 depending on size.
7. Personalized Dog Collars
Choose the text you want on your personalized dog collar, such as your dog’s name, an “ if found” message, or a fun sentiment.
Huge assortment of sizes, designs, and colors such as this purple one, are available here at Zazzle.com. Prices vary.
The Kurgo Wander Bed is a comfortable, padded travel dog bed. Designed specifically for travel, it conveniently rolls up like a sleeping bag and has a built in handle, making it easy to transport. The waterproof non-slip bottom makes it great for use in a vehicle, in a hotel room, or at a campground. It also has two hidden pockets for dog travel accessories or toys.
Comes in two sizes, priced around $35-$60
9. Nylabone Dura Chew Bone
Your dog will love these long lasting, durable, nylon Nylabone Dura chew toys. They come in 5 sizes and 3 yummy flavors: bacon, chicken, and original.
Price varies by size and flavor, from around $3.50 – $13.50
10. RC Pet Products Packable Dog Rain Poncho
This lightweight water resistant dog rain poncho shell has an adjustable Velcro waist band and leash access hole. It comes with a convenient carrying pouch making it easy to bring along on the leash or stow it in the car or in your bag.
Comes in 8 sizes – see dog sizing chart for the best fit for your pet. Prices vary by size, around $12-$15
11. KONG Medium Cozie Dog Squeaky Toy
It’s no surprise this series of dog squeaky toys by Kong are the most popular sellers on Amazon. Pets and people both love them. The squeak entices playing, and they have an extra layer of material to increase their strength and minimal filling for less mess. And they come in 10 cute and colorful character styles, such as Marvin the Moose and King the Purple Haired Lion. Around $6
12. SportDOG FieldTrainer E-Collar
Communicate from a distance and keep your dog’s attention in open spaces with the SportDOG brand FieldTrainer e-collar. Ideal for hiking, hunting, backpacking, and camping, this system lets you send a signal to your dog up to 500 yards away. Train you dog to respond to safe static, tone, or vibration commands such as “Come”.
Transmitter and receiver are waterproof and submersible up to 25 feet. About $170
The ultimate water play toy for your dog, the unsinkable Chuckit! Bumper floats high in the water. Take it to the beach, the lake, or the pool for loads of fun. Measures 2.25in x 2in x 9.75in About $9
14. Christmas Stocking for Dogs
Okay, this isn’t strictly a travel item, but it IS a Christmas item these Christmas stockings for dogs are so darn cute! And why should everyone else in the family have a stocking and not your favorite canine companion?
Assorted sizes and styles. Prices vary from about $5 – $35.