Need some gifting inspo this holiday season for the dog moms and dog dads on your list? We've put together a list of some of our FAV, one-of-a kind, local (key word!) businesses in Maryland with gifts for every dog lover in your life. We've made the treasure hunt of selecting the perfect gifts this season effortless...you're welcome!!! And yes, they all have websites so you don’t even have to leave your house.
Whether the dog parent you are buying for is super active, a die-hard Marylander, a Rescue dog parent, or has everything (or so you think...), we've got the perfect gift suggestion!
Personalized Gifts For Pet Parents
Ever wish you could bring your dog everywhere with you? 🙋🏻♀️ Now you can with a custom pet tee from Maryland Print House. Send one across the country to your dog mom bestie, gift one to grandpawrents, or show up in one to dinner at your Great Aunt Edna’s house to remind her you already have a baby (your dog). Choose a tee color, upload a photo of your dog, and let the Maryland Print House designers take care of the rest. 🙌🏻
For Rescue Dog Parents
Pearls for Pups Co is a mother-daughter nonprofit is doing some AH-mazing stuff right here in Maryland. Through the sale of jewelry and other fun products, Pearls for Pups Co. has created a revenue stream for dog shelters and rescue organizations with 100% net proceeds donated. These ladies have donated over $135,389 to animal shelters across the USA at the time we published this gft guide. Check out their selection of pearls, charms, and necklaces, all priced under $30! Enter the code "DogsofCharmCityFree" in the comments field during checkout and receive a free 5 pack of postcards with your order!
Have you seen BARCS' new Happy Pawidays collection?! It's hands-down our favorite BARCS collection yet. 100% of proceeds go to the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Maryland’s largest animal shelter and pet adoption center.
The Dogs of Charm City Mutt Mom hat is designed in Maryland and embroidered with love in the USA. 10% of proceeds from this Mutt Mom hat go to BARCS Animal shelter through 2020. Available in black, navy, camo, and green.
For Pet Parents Who Like To Drink... With Their Dog
Fetch Me a Glass Barware offers an array of sophisticated customizable barware, including Belgian tulip-style beer glasses, beer "can" glasses, Pilsner glasses, stemless wine glasses, whiskey glasses, and more, in addition to custom watercolors, coffee mugs, treat jars, wood slice ornaments and sneakers. We love that they offer glossy cards available with photo samples of their gifts for those hoping to order something last-minute that may not be ready by Christmas. Wrap the card with a bottle of wine or 6-pack of beer to keep it in theme for whichever product you chose to gift! Use code 10DOCCTEN for 10% off.
Dogs of Charm City Koozies are the fun way to keep your drink cool and your hands dry. Choose from a variety of colors, including Maryland home-town colors: Purple for the Ravens and Orange for the O's. THE perfect gift for the beer and/or white claw-drinking dog lovers in your life! We won't tell if you want to order one in every color.... you wouldn't be the first! Now available in packs of 4 with ready-to-gift inserts.
Our friends at Best Day Ever have THE cutest drinking-themed plush toys in the history of well....ever. Choose from White Paw, Grrrona, Kennel One, and Johnnie Dogwalker drinking toys for dogs. We're pretty confident that you can walk inside of Best Day Ever with your entire gift list and walk out with something for everyone. Shop in-store (with your dog!) or online.
Think of your favorite bar. Now think of your favorite coffee shop. Now think of your best four-legged friend. What if we said you can enjoy all of these in one amazing place? Sounds too good to be true, right? If this is the stuff your dreams are made of, check out membership options to Bark Social, the region's first "dog bar" this holiday season. Email email@example.com to take advantage of their Holiday Special (annual membership rate of $240 ($125 off the normal price of $365) which is only $20 a month people!!!! Their Bethesda location is opening in February... See you there?! PS-- Bark Social already has plans to expand to Baltimore..but we can't say anymore...just yet 🙃This membership will be valid at ALL Bark Social locations!
Beer for dogs? Yes, it's a thing and you can find it at Dogs of Charm City. After a long hard day of sniffing butts, barking at the mailman, and burying bones, man’s best friend deserves a beer break. Indulge your pup with beer made just for them. This meat-based, savory drink promotes healthy joints and is filled with Vitamin B, amino acids, and glucosamine. Comes with a mini red solo cup for drinking (or playing doggie beer pong).
For Pet Parents With Dogs Who Dress Better Than You Do
How about a custom handmade pet bow or blossom (with optional matching mask!) from Banjo's Bows based in Fells Point, Maryland. Choose from over 50 patterns including an Old Bay Bow tie, Maryland Flag Bow tie, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Mask and Bow tie set, and so many more!
A dog can never have too many leashes and collars, right? RIGHT! Charm City Clothing leashes and dog collars are known for their iconic images of the Maryland region. These super-durable collars are crafted in the USA and feature Maryland icons such as the Maryland flag, Old Bay can, Natty Boh, and even the Utz girl. Use code charm for 10% off.
Check out Beltway Merch for matching accessories for humans and pets, handmade in Maryland. Use code Fancy2020 for 50% off a dog bow tie when you purchase a collar.
For Active Pet Parents
Give the gift of health with a swim session to Pet Depot Hydrotherapy Pool or K9 Aquatic & Wellness Center. Did you know that ONE minute of swimming is the equivalent of about 4 minutes of running? Yes! Open year-round. Call or visit in-store to purchase a gift card.
Local Baltimore apothecary Sobotanical recently launched a line of all-natural Pet products in partnership with Bark Social. Their travel-sized Paw Balm, DEET-free "Bug Off" spray, Hot Spot Spray, Coat Conditioner and Aromatic Mist make great stocking stuffers for pet parents always on the run! Call us crazy, but this paw balm also makes a great hand mouisturizer and conditioning cuticle treatment. Just sayin'! We have tried ththe entire line and they are all PAWSOME!
For the Pet Owner Who Has Everything
Give the gift of lasting memories with a photography session with ProPetShots Photography, voted best Pet Photographer in the Dogs of Charm City 2020 Choice Awards. Kris is a doodle dad who offers THE cutest seasonal mini sessions, dog birthday sessions, and really any theme you dream up. When he isn't in his Glen Burnie studio, you can find Kris volunteering to take photos for local rescues or at a dog event mingling with dog owners and meeting new pups (during non-COVID times of course). Know someone who is obsessed with their pet? Get them a gift card for a session with Kris so they can create their new favorite photo hang in their home to always remember their fur babies who bring them so much joy.
Panemorfi Photography offers outdoor photography sessions in the Baltimore Area. Not too long ago, Augustina decided to buy a camera to capture memories with her husband and their dog, Onyx, and it turned into helping others capture moments that they will always cherish. Mention this gift guide or use code CHRISTMAS25 to receive $25 off any session booked prior to 12/25 - the session can be for after Christmas.
Tricked Out Treats and Sweet Paws Dog Bakery offer gourmet, hand-decorated treats made in Maryland that ship nationwide. We know both owners personally, and these women are truly just as amazing as the treats that they make. A dog can never have too many treats, trust us! Use code DOCC10 at checkout to save 10% at Tricked Out Treats Dog Bakery.
Pandora's Box Boutique is a mod, vibrant, ever-evolving Black-owned lifestyle store located in the Historic Federal Hill neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland. Their mission is to provide a unique selection of the latest trends, jewelry, gifts, home decor, and personal accessories. Their products are high-quality, affordably priced, and handpicked with a sense of humor and authenticity, making them items that everyone can relate to.
Pick up a dog-themed coffee table book at Greedy Reeds or check out their selection of puzzles, candles, games, & hand-stamped keychains. Say hi to Audie the shopdog while you're there!
Row House 14 is an indie greeting card and stationery goods brand based in Baltimore that focuses on bright and bold illustrated designs with fun in mind. From dog-themed greeting cards to Taco gift wrap and the best stickers in town, they've got a little bit of everything!
How'd we do?? We hope our gift guide helped make your life a little bit easier this Holiday Season because, let's be honest, we could all use a little extra help this year!! We sincerely hope that you will consider shopping small and shopping local this year, no matter where you live. ♥️