19 unique gifts that all dog moms will appreciate this Mother's Day

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Editor's note: Many families will likely be spending Mother's Day apart this year. Nothing takes the place of time spent together, but if you're looking to send a gift to Mom in lieu of a visit, we hope this list and our other gift guides help you find exactly what you're looking for.

Mother's Day is the time to celebrate the commitment and sacrifices that mothers make for their children — whether those children have two legs or four. That's right, we're talking about dog moms and how they deserve a little recognition on this special day, too. 

If you are looking to buy a Mother's Day gift for the dog mom in your life, you can't go wrong with any one of the 19 gifts included here. From items personalized with their dog's face to accessories for both mom and dog, any paw-rent would be grateful to get one of these gifts this year.

The top 5 Mother's Day Gifts for dog moms: 

  1. A baking set their dog will love too
  2. A custom pet portrait
  3. An ingenious pet bathing tool
  4. A pair of espadrilles
  5. A set of dog-walking essentials

Here are 19 gifts for dog moms this Mother's Day:

A candle to freshen up their space

party animal pet deodorizing candle

Pure + Good Party Animal Pet Deodorizing Soy Wax Candle, available at Nordstrom, $20

Life with dogs is good. But not everything is all derps, sploots, and boops. Take the odors, for example. For those, there's this candle infused with essential oils.

A set of dog-walking essentials

wild one harness walk kit
Wild One

Wild One Harness Walk Kit, $98, available at Wild One

Come spring, their pup's harness and leash could use a refresh. This sleek, minimalist set includes a matching waste bag holder and comes in seven different colors.

A photo hunt book

find momo book

"Find Momo Across Europe," available at Walmart, $10.69

Photographer Andrew Knapp took a 22-country tour of Europe with his adventurous border collie Momo. Their travels are documented within this book where Momo is hidden among ancient ruins, breathtaking landscapes, and historic cities.

A pair of espadrilles

soludos platform smoking slippers

Teddy & Gigi Platform Smoking Slipper, available at Soludos, $75

The team at Soludos loves their office dogs so much they dedicated a pair of espadrilles to the adorable Frenchie and Boston Terrier duo. The hand-embroidered slip-ons are the perfect shoe for travel — or walking the dog.

An ingenious pet bathing tool

aquapaw pet bathing tool

Aquapaw Pet Bathing Tool, $25, available at Petco

This spraying and scrubbing glove makes bath time all the more bearable. With a single button at the top of the tool, you can turn the sprayer on and off and switch between gentle and strong water-pressure settings. 

A baking set their dog will love too

dog treat pan

Nordic Ware Puppy Love Pan and Mix Gift Set, available at Sur La Table, $32

If they haven't baked treats for their dog before, chances are they're considering it now. This cast aluminum pan with 16 bone-shaped molds comes with enough mix to make 32 dog treats.

A custom pet portrait

custom pet portrait

Custom Dog Portrait, available at Etsy, from $40.49

Hanging a custom pet portrait in your home is peak dog ownership. We love this option where you can choose from a color or black-and-white digital rendering of their furry friend's mug. 


A pair of wire-rimmed glasses

dog glasses
Urban Outfitters

Round Pet Glasses, available at Urban Outfitters, $15

It's universally accepted that all babies look cute in glasses. We'd argue the same applies to dogs, and these pup-sized specs will prove it.  

Cozy fleece-lined slippers

llbean labrador slippers
L.L. Bean

Women's Daybreak Scuffs, $64, available at L.L. Bean

Dogs and their owners love a cozy night in after a long day of adventures. L.L. Bean's classic scuffs adorned with a gallivanting lab silhouette are the best accessory for the occasion.

A book that answers life's most important question

How Dogs Love Us

"How Dogs Love Us," $18.48, available at Walmart

They'll of course be interested in decoding their dog's brain to understand all the ways our dogs love us — and this book does exactly that.

A trio of four-legged kitchen helpers

tovolo dogs lid rests
Sur La Table

Tovolo Dog Lid Rests, available at Sur La Table, set of 3, $6.95

Fido may not be able to lend a helping hand in the kitchen, but these clever silicone lid rests are the next best thing. 

A jigsaw puzzle

hotdogs jigsaw puzzle
Barnes & Noble

Mudpuppy Hotdogs A to Z Jigsaw Puzzle, available at Barnes & Noble, $16.99

This 1,000 piece puzzle will keep them busy between walks. And yes, there's a breed for every letter of the alphabet. (It's called a Xolo, for those who are wondering.)



A pair of earrings

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Jacket Paw Print Earrings, $27 to $50, available at Etsy

These sterling silver jacket earrings have some serious pawtitude. They can be purchased individually or as a set and arrive in a box perfect for gifting.

A personalized mug

Personalized Dog Parent Mug
Uncommon Goods

Personalized Dog Parent Mug, $40, available at Uncommon Goods 

Mugs may be a gifting go-to, but this one will really resonate. You can choose from dozens of breeds and human features to match their likenesses.

A leash accessory

Waxed Canvas Waste Bag Holder

The Foggy Dog Waxed Canvas Waste Bag Holder, $10.80, available at Nordstrom

The essential waste bag holder gets an upgrade with this waxed canvas pouch. It's waterproof and available in three different colors.

A dog-approved mouse house

Disney Mickey Mouse Shag Fur Hut Cat & Dog Bed

Disney Mickey Mouse Shag Fur Hut, $29, available at Chewy

Disney lovers will appreciate this Mickey Mouse hut. It's made of soft plush to keep pups feeling safe, comfortable, and sleepy — all the things a dog mom could want for her fur baby.

A pair of custom dog print socks

Customized Dog Socks

Customized Dog Socks, $23, available at Etsy

If you want a personalized gift that will make them laugh, these socks printed with their dog's face won't disappoint. 

A statement hat

dog mom hat

Dog Mom Hat, $15, available at Etsy

This is the cap that dog moms need for the first walk of the day. It's available in 14 different shades of distressed cotton twill and has an adjustable leather strap.

A bona fide leash hook

dog bone leash hook
World Market

Iron Dog Bone Wall Hook, available at World Market, $4.99

This simple, practical gift won't go unappreciated. At 2-inches deep, the sturdy iron hook can hold both a harness and leash.


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