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15 Mother's Day Gifts for Dog Lovers

Mother's Day is on May 14 in Australia and this is this time of the year when we go on an extensive hunt for the most unique presents for the dog loving mum in your life! 

Whether mum is a fashionista, an aspiring home designer, a book lover, a rescue supporter or more of an adventurer, here are some suggestions to make sure this year's present is one she will treasure. We hope you'll find something she (or you) would love...

This gorgeous Doxie watch features a quality nude leather strap with a signature red leather inner and keeper on a rose gold case. The contrast stitching on the underside of the strap carefully matches the outer leather colour. Its unique features include a Dachshund highlight and the short hands on an oversize white dial with applied rose gold indices.

The case measures 40mm in diameter (a Mini version also exists) and 
is made of 316l stainless steel. The strap will fit wrists 16-21cm. This Doxie watch is also available as a Black Band, Black Tan, Tan Band or White Band model.

RRP: $180.00 from

Made of 100% natural cotton for the modern furmum, there is an entire range of oodle&co signature tote bags to choose from! These bags will take your mum straight from the dog park or beach to shopping and everywhere in between!

The tote is made of 100% natural 8oz cotton fabric with black handles. 

The size is 35.6 x 35.6 x 7.6cm.

RRP: $24.99 at

Designed and made in Australia, this is a very cute chalkboard sausage dog sticker to write your messages and notes on!

Chalkboard wall stickers are a fun way to decorate your kitchen, office, hallway or playroom.

The grainy texture provides the perfect surface for writing with chalk and you can wipe it down to use it again and again! 

It can go on any clean, smooth surface and won’t leave any adhesive residue upon removal.

The dimensions are 60cm x 18cm.

RRP: $50.00 from

If you don’t have one or more dogs to cuddle up to in bed, this is the next best thing! The perfect companion for those cold, wintry nights ahead, this hot water bottle will keep you warm and cosy throughout winter. 

Dressed in a removable cotton knit cover, the Stripe Dog hot water bottle features an adorable dog motif, pom pom tassel and knitted, roll-neck. The bottle will hold 2000ml.

RRP: $24.95 from

This 100% linen cotton canvas Pug dog breed tea towel is part of a range designed specifically for dog lovers by Lazytails Designs. The fabric is a sophisticated lightweight canvas woven from 55% linen and 45% combed cotton and measuring approximately 66cm x 42cm.

Perfect for a gift - especially for someone who loves their Pug! Or for you – to make the washing up more fun!

There are many other breed designs available: Beagle, Boxer, Chihuahua, Dachshund, Dalmatian, Golden Retriever, Poodle, Schnauzer, Shepherd, Greyhound, Westie, Yorkshire Terrier etc.

RRP: $18.00 at

If you love dogs and books, you can't go past this range of distressed dog-themed book ends from Matt Blatt, which come in a range of designs (Terrier Dog featured, Black Poodles and Bulldog).

These pieces have been uniquely handcrafted out of distress metal. The slight discolourations and blemishes are intentional and should be both expected and appreciated.  
The dimensions are 15cm (high) x 9cm (wide) x 8cm (depth).

RRP: from $60 at 

Here’s an adorable squeal-worthy collection of doorstops for dog lovers of any age!

Each dog doorstop is designed with love and care in the UK from a selection of gorgeous fabrics that bring charm and character to each creature.

Perfectly weighted with sand and sized so as not to get in your way, you won’t be able to help but smile when a Dora Designs Doorstop holds the door for you! 

Choose from King Charles Spaniel (featured), Sugar Bear the Schnauzer, Thurston the Bulldog or Gus the Basset. Well of course, they have names!

RRP: from $49 at

New to Australia, Puppy Concepts is a pet-focused 3D printing service which will create a unique scale model of your pet, using only premium materials. 

With the pictures you provide, they can create a life-like scale model of any pet which preserves the details that mean the most to you. You will end up with a unique art piece of your best friend that looks good anywhere from the dashboard of your car to your work desk!

Choose from a range of themes and finishes (clear, white or black) and 3 sizes (80mm, 100mm, 120mm).

RRP: from $139 at 

No more worrying about where to put your keys, phone, poop bags or training treats in your next walking adventures together because this Dog Walkers Carry All from Didgeridoonas Australia has space for everything!

It features a zipped pocket for your valuables, front pockets for your keys and mobile and it is fully lined in waterproof fabric. It measures 24cm (height) x 16cm (wide) and 5cm (depth).

We love the understated look and you’ll soon start using it not just on your dog walks!

RRP: $39.95 from

We all worry about protecting our car seats from dog hair and scratches, but what about the cargo area of our vehicle?

The Kurgo Cargo Cape not only protects your interior from muddy paws but also provides extra storage space, a comfortable spot for your dog and a unique bumper flap protecting your fender from scratches.

Whether you are loading up or just taking a seat, the Kurgo Cargo Cape makes your active life with your dog a little less messy. It offers complete protection with seats in any position (one up/one down) seat positioning.

Not just brilliant for protecting your car from a dirty dog, you can use it for sports equipment, tools or plants after a visit to the nursery. The size is 157cm long by 132cm wide.
Suitable for use in a Station Wagon, 4WD, SUV (backseat or cargo area).

RRP: $119.00 (Khaki) from

Need to say 'Thanks', 'Happy Birthday' or 'Sorry'? These "greyt" cards will always send the right message! They are blank inside for you to include your own message. 

Lovingly designed by Greyhound Rescue volunteers and friends these cards are printed on high-quality recycled card, so they are also good for the environment!

Spread the love by showing your friends and loved ones that you support Greyhound Rescue, with 100% of profits going directly to support the greyhounds.

RRP: $20 (pack of 8) at

Tails of Sydney is a stunning full colour limited edition glossy coffee table book, featuring 117 Sydney dogs photographed at 85 locations in the city and surrounding suburbs. 

This book is part of the Tails of Australia fundraising coffee table books series and contains over 450 beautiful photographs by specialist pet photographer, Ruth O’Leary of Ruthless Photos. 10% of the profit of the sale of each book also support 3 local dog rescue groups. To date, Tails of Sydney alone has raised over $8,000.

RRP: $100.00 at

For many years Jan Van Haasteren has been creating humorous puzzles for Jumbo. The Dog Show (1,500 pieces) is our favourite! 

Chaos reigns as most of the well groomed entrants decide that a bit of a chase is more fun than parading up and down the walkway. The judges have a definite lack of interest!

This is a great gift idea for any dog lover, particularly people who show dogs! The finished size is 90cm x 60cm.

RRP: $35.95 from

For the dog lover who already has all the accessories and dog-themed homewares, it can be hard to find a unique present idea... So why not offer them a unique experience instead?

Gourmet Pawprints Doggie Winery Tour - Soumah Winery
With Gourmet Pawprints you can actually take your dog on a winery tour.

You and your best friend (your dog gets his own seat!) will be chauffeured in the comfort of an air-conditioned bus. All you have to do is sit back, pop your paws up and relax. 

All venues are selected to ensure they are dog welcoming and also have great food and wine. Select a tour from the great wine regions of Victoria: Mornington Peninsula, the Yarra Valley or the Dandenong RangesThey also hold Truffle Hunt tours and Doggie Gourmet Week-end Getaways!

RRP: $195 for humans +$15 per dog at

Howling Huskys - Sled Dog Tour at Mt Baw Baw
Why not offer mum the experience of a lifetime mushing through the snow on a Husky-pulled sleigh with Howling Husky Sled Dog Tours?

The Mount Hotham Tours (June-September) are the highest altitude tours available in Australia and are situated at 1700m in the pristine wilderness of the Alpine National Park. 
Other experiences are held at the Dinner Plain Alpine Village or Mt Baw Baw.

These tours are a perfect introduction to the world of dog sledding and last from 30 minutes to 1h15 (of course they all include a pat and play session with these beautiful Huskies).

RRP: from $300 (for 2 people riding together) at


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