Becoming a first time dog owner is a hugely exciting time! Whether you have recently bought a dog, or a friend or family member has, the first thing that’s probably on your mind is making sure it has all the right essentials.
With more and more people choosing to add a new fur baby to the family, pet parents are spoilt for choice when it comes to treating their new pup to pressies. In 2020 it was estimated that Europe’s dog population had reached over 89 million dogs. And as the number of dogs in our lives continues to grow, so too do luxury pet brands.
If you’ve not owned a dog before, knowing what to buy to welcome a pup to the family can be tricky. The good news is that just about any gift you buy will be useful. From cosy jackets for colder days, to comfy dog bedding for peaceful nights’ sleep – the options really are endless.
So, whether you’re treating your own dog, or someone else’s – we’ve rounded up some practical and luxury gifts for new dog owners to enjoy in 2022.
In most countries, ensuring your dog wears a collar in public is a legal requirement. Used to keep dogs safe during walkies, a dog collar is a necessary purchase that can also be used to express the new pup’s personality. But with so many collars on the market, choosing the right one can be tricky.
Barc London is a luxury pet brand that stocks collars as well as leads, harnesses and toys. Made from high quality vegan leather, their pastel-coloured dog collars keep pups safe while looking stylish too. Focused on ensuring a pup’s comfort, a collar from Barc London is a wonderful gift for new dog owners that can be used on a daily basis.
As well as a collar, an ID tag is also an important buy for a new dog owner. These tags should always include the dog and owner’s name with contact details, just in case pup ever gets lost. These days, there are so many beautiful and creatively crafted ID tags to choose from, but it’s important to get one that’s well made and durable too.
Kinfolk Decor is a designer brand offering homeware accessories inspired by nature. Their luxury dog tags are available in both stainless and gold plated steel with personalised laser engraving.
Just as we humans love receiving edible gifts, dog treats can make for the perfect gift for new pups. As time goes on, people are becoming more and more conscious of what their dogs eat, so it’s important to make sure the treats you buy are of a high quality and full of all the nutrients dogs need to stay healthy.
Natural Treats is a brand focused on providing luxury treats that are free from nasty preservatives and chemical flavourings. Their snacks and chews are 100% natural, helping to promote doggy health and happiness. As Europe’s best selling dog treat brand, they have lots of options on offer – so you can sign up for a monthly subscription or try out these treats with a one time purchase.
If there’s one thing your dog will always do, it’s eat! Investing in a quality dog bowl from the onset will ensure feeding time goes smoothly for years to come. Choosing the right dog bowl can help a dog to eat slower, as well as improving its posture and digestion.
Waggo is a designer dog boutique that stocks gorgeous ceramic and silicone dog bowls in different shapes and sizes. Each of their bowls comes in a variety of colours that can be chosen to match your home’s interior. With quality and durability at the heart, these bowls are a great investment for the long term. The best part – their dishwasher and microwave safe.
A more unusual pet present you might not have considered is a customised portrait of the new doggo. Dog portraits are becoming more and more popular, with many choosing to commemorate their pups with a picture hanging in their home. Celebrate the arrival of a new four-legged-friend with a luxury portrait that can be cherished forever.
Crown & Paw is on a mission to help pet owners express their love for their pets. Not only do they offer gorgeous pet portraits, they also sell a variety of other products. Mobile phone covers, blankets and mugs… All you have to do is take a photograph of the new dog, and place your order – their expert designers will do the rest!