DIY Dog Gift Basket Ideas By Hoomans

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Looking to create the perfect DIY dog gift basket for your pooch or planning to assemble a hamper for family or friends? This guide details different ideas for creating a doggie gift basket that your furry friend will not only love, but the hooman recipient will also find the items useful.

We make recommendations for new puppies, adult and mature dogs so every canine is catered for! So let’s dive into creating a fun dog lover’s gift basket for will make their fur babies bark.

As our readers come from all over, we have provided purchase options. Click US or UK to buy an item.

DIY Dog Basket on white table. German shepherd husky dog looking at camera

Dog Gift Basket Ideas

Doggie Bowl

A large hollow doggie water bowl makes a fun basket stand in which you can pack with doggie items and treats.

These stainless steel bowls US/UK have grips on the bottom to stop the bowl sliding around the floor if your dog slurps a little, or a lot!

The bottom is flat so your dog can’t flip it over, keeping most of the water inside the bowl.

Stainless steal does not rust so you will get many years out of these bowls which is great for the environment.

Alternatively, check out these personalized water bowls US/UK.

DIY Dog Basket Easter on white table

Doggie Basket

These cute dog baskets US/UK double up as toy storage after the gift is received.

The handles make it easy to carry and the material is easily wiped clean.

Doggie Bed

If you plan to gift a large number of dog treats, consider a dog bed like this popular Fur Heaven bed US/UK instead of a bowl or a basket.

That way you can neatly organize the dog accessories inside the bed.

Doggie Gift Basket Items

So now we’ve discussed the basket options, let’s take a look at the stuffers – the items that every puppy and dog will love and owners will be grateful to receive.

DIY Puppy Gift Basket Items

Vet bills, vaccinations, training classes, welcoming a new member to the family are expensive. Help cover the costs by considering the following puppy accessories for your basket/hamper.

Puppy Training Pads

Accidents happen, over and over hence the need for these puppy training pads US/UK.

Puppy pads are simply lining with heavy duty absorbent capabilities which catches liquid before it stains carpets or warps wooden floors.

Teething Chew Toys

Durable teething chew toys US/UK have two jobs.

Firstly, they act as an aid to help puppies sooth their gums as their teeth cut through.

Secondly, these toys may save your house from destruction! Keeping your puppy entertained with something to gnaw on might mean your doors, sofas and tables will live to see another day, maybe!

Puppy toys are nice to add to Dog gift baskets because they look nice against the practical items.

Note: choose non-toxic and indestructible chews for safety.

Puppy Dental Kit

If you can train them to like their toothbrush from newborn you have just saved yourself a losing battle later in life.

Save them from gum disease and improve their doggy breath drastically with this puppy dental kit US which includes a soft bristle angular toothbrush and doggy toothpaste.

Introduce the brush with paste on it by letting the puppy smell and lick them a few times before trying to fully brush.

Alternatively, try the finger brush approach where the owner puts the finger sock toothbrush US/UK on their finger and the toothpaste on the finger brush then rubs across their dog’s teeth.

Puppy Dog Carrier/Sling

OMG! Is this puppy gift not the cutest?

OK, now we’re over the cuteness overload, puppy carriers/slings US/UK are ideal for taking puppies out on short walks to get used to noises outside.

The carrier should have an attachment which clips onto the puppy collar for extra security and a strap which can be adjusted to fit the dog’s size comfortably.

Go for a machine washable sling to keep it fresh.

Carpet Stain Remover

Yup, the inevitable is going to happen during puppy training.

Add a dog-friendly carpet stain remover US/UK to the DIY puppy gift basket, they will thank you later.

These stain removers neutralise odour while removing stains from carpets, soft furnishings and car upholstery.

While you are purchasing clean products, throw in some laundry detergent too to cover the number of loads puppies create.

Cute Dog Scarves and Bandanas

Cute dog scarves and bandanas can be added to any type of DIY basked but we think they look particularly sweet on puppers.

Bandanas tend to come in packs and some have themes like these plaid dog scarves US/UK.

Young and Mature Dogs Gift Basket

They’re potty trained, can sit and like to sleep for most of the day. So what do you get the dog that has grown out of puppy stage and is a little bit more independent?

Note: We wouldn’t advise purchasing a dog lead or harness without discussing with the owner what kind they prefer and those types of dog gear are very individual.

Dog Treats

Bones, meat and even dog chocolate, there’s a variety of dog treats to bulk out your doggie gift basket.

At Easter, you will find dog Easter eggs too.

DIY Dog Basket plus dog looking at it

Plaque Remover

It’s called dog’s breath for a reason! Help do some damage control to the fishy breath situation with plaque remover powder US/UK.

You simply scoop it out of the container and add to dog food.

While it’s not going to make a dog’s breath minty fresh, it can help loosen hardened plaque and tatar on their teeth.


The FURminator US/UK is a brush-like tool which pulls loose fur out of dog’s undercoat.

It helps owners move the deshedding process along quicker so they can get back to a hair-free house!

FURminators come in various sizes for different sized dogs as well as different fur types.

Lint Rollers

Any hairy dog owner will tell you that they have lint rollers in every room of their house, handbag and car!

Say goodbye to velour clothing and hello to the lint roller US/UK.


Give it a squeak and watch your dog’s tongue rapid style. We’d love to know what makes our dogs so wild for a squeaky toy like this one US/UK!

Senior Dog Gift Basket Ideas

Some, not all, senior dogs are starting to slow down. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t want to be fussed over and still require walks and entertainment!

Senior Dog Book

We’ve not included pills, oils, and meds in our senior gift basket section as that is an area you should speak to a vet about.

However, you can include this guide to caring for a senior dog, “Old Dog Love” US/UK by the vet, TV presenter and content writer, Dr. Joanna de Klerk.

The book is a resource for senior dog owners and details tips on how to tackle health, behavior and general changes a dog goes through as it transitions into its twilight years.

This is also the perfect gift for anyone looking to adopt a senior dogs so they can understand ageing alignments and treatments.

Senior Dog Toy

This soft rope toy is kind to ageing teeth so it can entertain and help clean teeth.

Puzzle Feeders

Puzzle feeder food bowls are great for slowing a dog down when it comes to mealtimes and since older dogs tend to hold onto their weight more, the challenge bowl US/UK can help.

The plastic bowl has shapes which create sections in the bowl which force the food into different areas which the dog then needs to work its way around.

There are a variety of colors too.

Puzzle feeders aren’t just for senior dogs, if you young dog chomps down too quickly, give one a try.

Dog Portrait

If you prefer to add a gift for the pet owner, check out these cute dog portraits US/UK.

All you need to is send the Etsy shop owner/artist an image of the dog and they will create a custom print of them.

Christmas Dog Gift Basket

If you are thinking about putting together a Christmas doggie hamper, here are some items for your good boy/girl.

  • Cute custom Christmas bauble/tree ornament US/UK
  • Personalized Christmas dog stocking US/UK
  • Festive collar with bow US/UK
  • Interactive treat challenge US/UK

Road Trip Dog Gift Basket

Is the dog in your life hitting the road on a big adventure?

Traveling with a pet has its perks but owners shouldn’t underestimate how much of a challenge it can be.

The next section of the gift basket ideas guide suggests some home from home comforts for precious pups.

They can also double up as items that are packed for day trips and hikes.

  • Collapsible dog bowl and food carrier US/UK
  • PETKIT water bottle on the go US/UK
  • Cooling mat for pets US/UK
  • Dog tether and stake US/UK

Dog Lover Gift Basket

Maybe you need gift ideas for a dog lover who may or may not be the proud parent of a pup?

Here are some suggestions just as satisfying a boop on the nose.

  • Dog color book US/UK
  • Cute dog mom tumbler US/UK
  • Adorable dog socks US/UK
  • My kids have paws cup/mug US/UK

Final Words

Whether you are building a doggie welcome pack for a friend, hamper for your fur baby or a dog lover’s gift basket, this guide details the best dog-friendly essentials and entertainment so you can create your own gift with love.

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Fun DIY dog gift basket ideas for pups of all ages! Including items for puppies, adult and senior dogs. From health to entertainment, a variety of gift ideas for dog lovers.

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