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20 Mother's Day Gifts for Dog Mums in 2020

What could a dog mum want this Mother's Day, apart from a long walk with her furry best friend in peaceful surroundings? We have 20 gift ideas for every taste and every budget to make this Mother's Day on May 10 a day to remember.

 
Looking for stylish accessories to carry your dog’s stuff ?
Whether you’re off to the beach, a trip to the park, doggy day care or pet retreat, Outback MuttsMutt Tote holds everything you and your mutt need.

Featuring a classic, Aussie-inspired hard-wearing waxed canvas fabric with lined handles for comfort.
The leather shoulder strap also converts into a handy dog lead. There's a leather closure strap, two large inside pockets (one designed to hold the Mutt Bowl) plus another large pocket on the outside for quick access to toys, iPad, keys etc.

Why not complement the Mutt Tote with a matching bowl, treat bag, water bottle and poop bag (all feature the
 Outback Mutts leather embroidered logos) for a truly special gift?

RRP: $139.95 (Tote) from outbackmutts.com



What do you get for the most important person in your life when she already has everything she feels she needs?

A SlingGuard Car Seat Protector to ensure her best friend and companion travels with her in comfort, while at the same time protecting her car from mud, sand, snow and scratches.

Fully reversible, dense faux fur on one side ensures maximum comfort – and 100% waterproof heavy duty denier on the other looks after those wet, muddy days and sandy beaches. The dense middle layer ensures stability to reduce anxiety. Sides zip up to make a cocooned bed in the back seat area, or it can be fitted into the back of a SUV or station wagon.

There is seat belt access for a dog harness, a passenger or a child’s car seat.  Machine washable and anti-static, hair and dirt also wipe off by hand or brush.



RRP: $170.00 at www.slingguard.com.au



With the Kompanion Kotes range from Kotes by Kobe, humans no longer have to envy their dog’s style!

Photo (and lead): Missy & Me Photos
The Kompanion range of dog walking puffer vests is designed to match the Puffer Kote range for dogs. 

Made from waterproof material and lined with a special blend of dog fur and merino wool, both the human and dog jackets feature signature bone-shaped buckles and gold accessories. Designed to be functional as well as stylish, the human jacket also has a handy D-ring for attaching walkie essentials.

What better way to celebrate the precious bond between mum and pup than twinning?

Available in Red, Navy and Olive in a range of sizes: XXS to XXL for the dog puffers, XXS to L for the human puffers.

RRP: $89.99 - $139.99 at www.kotesbykobe.com.au








We love the fun "Nama-Stay" T-Shirt by Growlees but thanks to COVID-19 the company is unable to ship these at present so it goes straight to our Christmas wishlist!

But you can still buy all their playful tags designed to be worn by both dog and dog paw-rents to express their/your unique and special personalities. Designed and made in Australia, there are dozens of fun quotes and expressions in a range of colours to choose from.

When they're back in stock you'll be able to team your Growlees dog collar charm with a matching T-Shirt for the ultimate in doggo-human couple dressing!


RRP: $18.00 (free shipping in Australia) at 
growlees.com







Willow Range is a fresh new Australian brand which offers unique designs, styles and accessories for your pooches.

They’ve also recently released Willow Range Apparel for all the dog obsessed owners out there! 


The WR Quoted T-Shirt is made from 95% cotton and comes in a wide range of sizes (S to XXL). If your dog is your Patronus (for non-Harry Potter initiates, this is the most famous defensive charm!), then the HP Frenchie Shirt option is the one for you…

Use the code DOGMOTHER to receive 40% off these T-Shirts.

Price: $23.97 (40% off RRP) at www.willowrange.com
 







This large Dog Tote Bag by Pup and People (Melbourne) is sustainable and reusable, ideal for day to day use! If you're a dog lover than this is the tote bag for you and it would also make a great gift for dog loving mum.

Featuring original artwork by Bryan The Girl “I Want to Pat all the Dogs” (showcasing 15 breeds) and screen printed in Australia. This bag is light weight and folds up easily. Have it handy in your car or handbag for your shopping and say no to plastic bags.

Made from calico (cotton) and measuring 38cm (L) x 42cm (H) x 10cm (W)

RRP: $20.00 at www.pupandpeople.com.au





Who doesn't love the @the_blueboys antics? 

Inspired by these lovable larrikins, the Darren & Phillip Signature PJ's are made from super soft, stretchy cotton elastane, providing maximum comfort for couch snuggles. 

These women PJ's are a relaxed fit with a flattering shape for all sizes.

The best part? You can now match your dog’s Signature Onesie or PJ Tee
This is the perfect present for a loving Staffy mum this winter!

RRP: $89.00 at darrenandphillip.com



Nothing says 'I wuff you' more than matching accessories. 

The beautiful Fleur Bleue headscarf / neckscarf by LOVEPUP is a gorgeous choice to dress up on Mother's Day.

Better still, your pup can be twinning with you when you choose one of the matching Fleur Bleue dog bandanas or bow ties.

Made from lightweight cotton fabric with signature vegan leather label, 
LOVEPUP dog bandanas have been sewn into a triangle shape to ensure the perfect look every time. 

The bandanas come in 5 sizes (XS to XL); the headscarf length is approx. 90 cms.


RRP: $15-$27 (dog bandana + headscarf) at lovepup.com.au





Wild Woolly Heads make adorable miniature replicas of your dog right here in Australia! 

Each piece is handcrafted to highlight the uniqueness of every dog. 

Made with handcrafted clay noses, glass eyes, and 100% Aussie/NZ wool to support local wool farmers. These creations are heirloom quality and leave a small footprint on our planet like the dogs they represent. They are fun to own and also support people in their grief of losing a pet. 

Often gifted to people going into smaller accommodation who can’t take their beloved dog, or going into hospital and fretting about leaving their dog. These dogs have travelled far and wide with overseas students, grey nomads and backpackers taking their pooch on holidays with them so as not too miss them too much.

Use your promo code LOVEMUMS for 30% off with free shipping.

RRP: $350.00 at www.wildwoollyheads.com





Eternity Memorials is a team of award-winning glass blowers (and dog lovers!) who create beautiful memorials by carefully embedding ashes into glass. These amazing, hand-made glass works of art allow you to keep the memories of your loved ones close.

Each glass piece is made with the finest quality glass and is lovingly hand-crafted at the world-renowned JamFactory Glass Studio in Adelaide, South Australia.

When compared to a standard memorial urn, the beauty of a unique glass Eternity Memorial truly shines. Your memorial sphere can be placed on a window sill to catch the sun, on your coffee table — anywhere special in your home, so you can see it every day. You alone will know what that beautiful glass sphere means and represents. 


And if you choose a pendant instead, you can wear it with love and keep your pet close to your heart, always.

RRP: $240 (Pendants), from $290 (Glass Spheres) with free shipping Australia wide at www.eternitymemorials.com.au

There's a 30% discount for orders more than one.


Whozart Portraits specialise in hyper-realistic pastel paintings of pets, wildlife and people.

These unique pastel portraits are created from one of your best photos to capture a truly unique expression of your pet. 

This is a keepsake you'll treasure for years to come. You may be lucky enough to work from home at present and see your pets daily but how good will it be to gaze on one of these portraits when you’re back in the office?

The portraits are an A3 size and a background can be added upon request.

Because portraits are made to order, expect 2-3 weeks (including shipping) from the time your commission has been confirmed. The artist will guide through the process and you’ll receive regular updates!


RRP: from $350 at www.whozartportraits.com





How’s your confinement cooking going? 

We all need a little bit of inspiration to get us through these tough days and these Wooden Embossed Rolling Pins from Dog Culture are a wonderful and unique gift for a dog mum who loves to bake.

Or treat yourself and give everyone some doggy love by creating some yummy cookie treats to give to your loved ones – two or four legged!

Dog Culture of course have doggy paw prints and dog themed ones but you’ll find a huge range of other patterns and prints (29 in total). Save time on decorating and use it on anything: sugar cookies, fondant, pastry, icing, biscuits, crusts and pies.

Also great for decorating craft projects to keep kids busy these holidays!

RRP: $14.95-$20.95 at www.dogculture.com.au



Time to get those tails wagging with the latest Dog Lovers Tea Towel by Australian designer Burbia.
Featuring our iconic Aussie
breeds like Kelpies and Cattle Dogs to the popular Labradors without forgetting our beloved Bitza, there are dog breeds from all over the world. 

Made from 100% linen in a classic Navy & Honey colour, it measures approx. 50cm x 70cm.

The perfect gift for the dog loving mum busy cooking a storm during her self-isolation and beyond! If mum is more of a cat lover, there’s a Cat Lovers Tea Towel for her too!

RRP: $24.95 at www.burbia.com.au



We know that burning (most) essential oils is a no-no when you have pets but these pure soy candles by Melbourne-based Cider and Basil are dog-friendly!

This native Australian Lemon Myrtle Soy Candle allows mum to travel through our alluring country and enjoy the scent of its natural surroundings, all from the comfort of her lounge / bedroom.

The distinct warm and sweet citrus aroma of Lemon (top note) and Lemon Verbena (
middle note) is blended with fresh, green herbal notes of Eucalyptus & Sage to create a quintessentially Australian scent! This candle will provide 35-40 hours of burning time.

RRP: $29.99 at www.ciderandbasil.com




With Mother's Day fast approaching, many of us are wondering what special gift to get for their Mum who seems to have everything she needs, especially this year when family get-togethers can't happen... But why not start planning your first special outing or holidays with your dog?
Modern Pets have a fabulous range of dog and pet carrier bags that not only make a dog mum's job of getting her best friend from A to B easier, but she'll also look great doing it! They’re super functional too.

The ever  popular Ibiyaya brand offers a multitude of styles and can all be shipped to you, or directly to your Mum, in time for this Mother's Day.

RRP: from $48.95 at www.modernpet.com.au






Here are some ideas for the mums who love their sausage dogs!


There's nothing we love more than having that fresh mug of coffee to get us going in the morning!  

These awesome Dachshund Travel Mugs (RRP $15) are made from sustainable bamboo fibre in this ever popular Sausage Dog print. Featuring a heat sleeve, 400ml capacity, they're
reusable and also dishwasher safe.

Mum may only be going from the
bedroom to her home office these days but this large Sausage Dog Handbag is a classic shape making it perfect for everyday use and she'll get to rock it in public soon enough! 

Made from hard wearing coated cotton canvas and featuring zip pockets inside and out plus side pockets, it measures W 35cm x H 23cm x D 14cm.  


Browse a huge selection of gifts at 
www.mydachshundonline.com.au 







Celebratory, joyous and moving, this is a book about the profoundly healing qualities of dogs - and how we need dogs in our lives more than ever.

Good Dog is about the power of canine friendship - in particular the profoundly healing role that dogs can play in our lives - a celebration of the extraordinary creatures who change - and sometimes even save - our lives.

Covering the science and history of our extraordinary relationship with dogs, and focusing on the role that dogs can play in enriching and improving our mental and emotional health and our lives, Good Dog is a celebration of the most remarkable cross-species friendship on the planet. 


Good Dog focuses on ten powerful, personal stories of dogs and their owners, from Missy the Pug, who has allowed 10-year-old autistic Cody to live his best life to Darcy, who spends precious time in a children's hospice; from Pip, who helps her teenage owner manage her diabetes, to Jingles, who works in therapy and rehab at a prison.

Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Harper Collins Australia, 20th April 2020

RRP: $29.99 at www.booktopia.com.au




Being a responsible and educated dog owner is no easy task.

Owners often feel overwhelmed trying to make the right decisions for their cuddly canine, and that's no surprise when they are faced with difficult choices regarding pet insurance, vaccinations, diet, surgery, medical procedures and so much more.

Love Your Dog helps owners make sense of all that and supports them in truly being their dog's best friend. The expert and user-friendly advice from Dr Claire Stevens, a practising Australian vet includes: a complete canine care guide following the life stages of a dog; practical advice on all aspects of caring for your furry friend; canine behaviour and training; and coverage of the common canine diseases.

Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Woodslane, 1st May 2020

RRP: $39.99 at www.booktopia.com.au


Mum will be prepared for anything at home or away with this Total Dog 1st Aid Kit, which was exclusively developed for dogs.


Containing 51 quality items in a water resistant bag, it will be handy when she can resume travelling or camping with dogs or just at home and in the car.

In addition to bandages (gauze and non-stick), you will find activated charcoal, iodine, LED torch, digital thermometer, batteries, sterile wipes, saline, tweezers, bandage scissors, 3 double-sided information cards and much more!

This Australian small business donates $2 from each bag sold to Greyhound Rescue.

Use your Promo Code APRIL10 and you will save 10%!


RRP: $69.00 (free shipping Australia wide) at www.total-dog-1st-aid.com.au 



My Crafty Dog has a fantastic range of car decals for both dog mums (and cat lovers).


Made of high quality, self-adhesive outdoor gloss vinyl in Melbourne, these decals can be applied to any clean and flat surface e.g. cars, windows, wine glasses, mugs, laptops, flasks etc (not recommended for walls).

Choose from a wide range of sizes and designs like “Mother of Dogs”, “Dogaholic” (choice of colours), “Crazy Dog Lady”, breed specific stickers, our favourite “Warning! Easily Distracted by Dogs” and many more…

They’re easy to remove without any residue and with proper installation, they’ll have a 5+ years outdoors life.

RRP: $4.99-$14.99 at www.mycraftydog.com




Keep the kids busy at home during these holidays with an old-fashioned board game.

If you love Monopoly and love dogs, then you’re going to love Dog-Opoly, a family-friendly game for ages eight and up for two to six players. In this game, instead of buying property like in regular Monopoly, you buy dogs! 

There are many different dog breeds around the board arranged by breed size, ranging from a small Chihuahua to a Labrador Retriever. While kids (or anyone) play the game, they can learn about the different breeds of dogs, as well learn how to count money.

This idea may best suited to the kids but can you put a price on peace?

RRP: $44.30 at www.amazon.com.au 


Still unsure what to choose? Here's a quick video summary below...



This Mother's Day more than ever, let's Buy Small & Shop Local to support small dynamic Australian pet businesses to ensure they're still here for us in the future. Happy Fur-Mum's Day everyone!


If mum is also a crazy cat lady, you can browse additional gift suggestions in our 2020 Mother's Day Gift Guide for Cat Mums.
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