Holiday Gift guide for the Minnesota dog mom

By Kelly Loeffler | November 16, 2021 | Minnesota, Pet Photography


The perfect gift guide for the DOG MOM in your life, or if that’s you…TREAT YOURSELF! (and your dog too!).

Showcasing local Minnesota dog centric businesses, from online shops to brick and mortar shops along with experiences for humans and their pups.

See links and more from each business below!



Shop pet attire and dog lover accessories at ZoZo&Co.. I fell in love with Kayla’s cute bandanas that are quality and handmade and have since loved so many of her product. Currently I’m obsessed with her new soy candles. Use code dogmom15 to get 15% off your order good through December 31st

Holiday Bandanas $15

Soy Candles $20

MN hoodies $35

Sidewalk Dog


Dog Friendly Restaurant pass for the Twin Cities is a perfect gift for the dog loving foodie in your life. This pass is valid until the end of April. Plenty of time to go to one of the several heated pawtios, or order to go!

This pass gets you a FREE wine, beer, or N/A bevvie at 20+ local restaurants. as well as take out discounts at several locations

Only $10!!!

While you’re at it check out the Sidewalk dog shop for other fun items for MN dog lovers

Gray duck art


What’s more perfect than an experience and a tangible gift all in one?! Give the gift of art this holiday. Gray Duck Art turns your picture of your fur baby into an amazing paint by number for you to do at home. Their kits are awesome, I have two! If you want your kit by Christmas you’ll need to order fast. You can always wait and do a date night out painting at one of their in person classes.

Paint by Number Kit $79.00

Unleashed hounds and hops


Minnesota’s very own indoor dog park and eatery. This is the perfect place year round to take your dog for a play date and enjoy some delicious food and beverages. Bonus, they are now open every day of the week! Their E-gift cards are an easy purchase for the social human or dog in your life. Don’t forget to check out their event calendar as well

Available here

Another great gift option is the yearly pass!

Yearly Passes 249.99- one dog $374.99 – two dogs

Dogtopia of Bloomington


Obviously daycare has a lot to do with your location but if you are anywhere near bloomington I personally love Dogtopia. My dogs go to daycare now and then and the staff at dogtopia truly care about the dogs there. I feel warm and welcomed everytime I enter and my dogs are always so excited to go there. And they are good and tired when I go to pick them up. A mutli day pass is a perfect gift 

5 day pass $165

10 day pass $310

20 day pass $600

Crench Paw


Looking for something adorable and comfortable? Check out Crenchpaw’s attire. I’m a sucker for their “Woofda” shirts! They have plenty of cute clothes with dog loving sayings as well.

Woofda shirt $29.99

Lucy & Co

If you haven’t seen the awesome things they make for dogs and humans alike, you need to check out the plethora of items they have on their website. Their warm vests are a hit with so many Minnesota pups. Their pjs are adorable and they even make dog poop bag holders that are cute and functional!

Holiday PJs $42

Reversible Vest $45

Poop Bag Holder $14

Missy Pup & Co


Check outCheck out this boutique for Dog Moms. Their holiday decor is perfect for gifting this season. Who doesn’t need a personalized ornament with their pups name?!?!

Glassware $15

Ornament $12

Northern lights design MN


Paw print earrings are a no brainer for the dog mom in your life. If she’s not into jewelry then by all Paw print earrings are a no-brainer for the Dog Mom in your life. If she’s not into jewelry then by all means get a bowtie dog tag instead! Check out their website for what you like and then message them to order

Paw print earrings studs $12, dangly $15

Bowtie dog tag $10 Personalization add $5

Northstar Hounds


Awesome quality hand crafted dog bandanas with snaps. Get one from their adorable holiday collection for now and don’t forget something from their adventure series. Water and wrinkle resistant bandanas, collars and leashes for the adventure pup in your life!

Holiday Bandana $16.50

Adventure Series Bandana $19.50



Does your dog have enough dog tags yet? The answer is always “No!”. Check out these custom resin dog tags that come in so many shapes, colors and designs!

Custom tag $16

Pet Wants Minneapolis


Where you can get dog food, treats and goodies like paw wax all in one place?! Check out Pet Wants…and a bonus, they deliver!

The paw wax is great for the harsh cold Minnesota winters and you can’t go wrong with a variety of treats for your pup from jerky to antlers.

Jerky sampler $16

Antlers start at $9

Paw Wax $9

Britt Bakke Studio


Custom watercolor artwork of the adorable pups in your life. Gift one to someone or buy one for yourself. These beautiful art pieces are sure to put a smile on anyones face.

5×7 custom watercolor $85

8×10 custom watercolor $100

Shop Dog Threads


Have you ever had the urge to match your pup? Maybe you want to include them in matching family jammies? Shop dog threads is the perfect place for all your matching dog attire needs. Even if you don’t feel like matching you can still get cute clothes for both humans and dogs alike.

Festive Fam Holiday Pajamas $42

Flannel for pups and people $38

Lindsay Kivi Fine Art


Lindsay’s beautiful watercolor and acrylic artwork is stunning and she does custom pet portraits. Her holiday schedule is almost completely full for custom pieces, but just in case, keep this gift in mind for 2022 and join her newsletter for when submissions open up!

Mini Watercolor Pet Portrait $175

Mini Acylic Pet Portrait $175

Stunt Puppy


It’s always a good time for a leash and collar refresh. Stunt puppy has collars that hold up in Minnesota’s crazy weather. Check out their Dry Collars for the adventurers who aren’t scared of a little Minnesota snow.

Dry Collar $26

Stun Runner Leash $48

Urban Tails Pet Supply


2106 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis

Want to browse around in person? Check out this locally owned pet supply store in Uptown. It’s a one stop shop for the fur babies in your life. Make sure to grab a holiday Fluff and Tuff toy while you’re at it!

Fluff & tuff plush dog toys $11.99-$28.99

Treatos and Co


Homemade dog treats that look and smell amazing. Limited ingredients make these treats perfect for even the pickiest of dogs. The variety pack is a great gift to get started and it makes for perfect stocking stuffers. I love the training treats because they are the perfect size to reward a pup when they are being so good for photos.

Training treat $11.99

sample pack $10.99

Ellamar designs


I’m a firm believer that you can never have enough things with your pups face on it. Check out their custom wood ornaments adorned with each puppy’s picture. You can even get a matching sweatshirt with the same design! Message them on Instagram to order.

Ornament $27

Sweatshirt $50

CoPilot Dog Outfitters


4280 Sheridan Ave S Minneapolis

Do you prefer shopping in person? Check out this local small business that has a little of everything from outdoor gear, treats, toys and more…anything and everything your favorite Dog Mom might need! 

One of their most popular gift item lines is Natural Dog Company. An all-natural healing balm formulated with only the highest-quality, plant-based, and humanely-sourced ingredients and highly recommended by vets from around the world to treat common dog skin conditions. Copilot is located in Linden Hills.

Natural Dog Company Products range from $13.95 to $27.95

Loon and Beau

You can never get enough bandanas and bowties for the buddies in your life, but this year go all out on an get an awesome reusable advent calendar too! It comes with bowties, treats and a toy!

Bowties $12

Bandanas $16

Reusable Advent Calendar $100

Mini Album By K Schulz Photography

Have some amazing pictures of your fur baby and want them put in a sweet little gift you can put in your pocket and show off to everyone you know (whether they asked to see your dog or not)?!?

Mini Accordion albums are custom made of 10-15 images and sold in sets of 3. They are 3 inch by 3 inch. Order by emailing [email protected]

3 for $75

K Schulz Photography


Once you’ve bought the Dog Moms and their fir babies everything on this list, I think its time to show some of it off in photos. The gift of memories is a perfect addition to any shopping list. You can buy a gift card for the special someone in your life, or prebook a session for 2022 yourself. 

Gift card for mini session $150

Gift Card for full session $375

Still looking for even more?

There are so many amazing small businesses in Minnesota that cater to pups and their people. We’d love to list them all but know this guide can only be so long. Here are some others to look up when considering gifts this holiday season

FuzzButt Boutique Bandanas, Mommy and Me scarfs, Dog lover attire, etc.

Koveredup boutique of handmade dog attire and more

Sotapup bandanas

Good Dog Design Co. Custom pet portraits and more

Kobe & Company reversible bandanas and Dog Mom apparel

Nash’s Nibbles Dog treats

OliveandS Bows, bandanas, dog toys and more

Riverrunacreage Harnesses and bow ties 

Val & Co Goods and treats

Juniper in May Bandanas

Shop Shanti Bandanas

shoplove.luna Bandanas and more

Craft and Crew Restaurants Dog friendly Twin Cities Restaurants and pawtios 

Three Dog Bakery, Apple Valley Dog treat bakery, skin and hair care, supplements, collars, leashes and harnesses

Bubbly Paws Dog grooming and self service dog wash stations

Curtis Collars Handmade collars

And many many more!


You can find these local business online (website and social media) all day everyday, but you can also find many of them at local events this holiday season. 

Minnesota and the twin cities area love their dog-friendly events! Here are some you can bring your social dog along with. Most of these places show up as dog friendly but please confirm before taking your four legged friends! If you can’t bring them make sure to find something fun to buy them while your out.

November 26th

Made by hands craft sale Bauhaus Brew Labs 3-8

November 27th

Made by hands craft sale Bauhaus Brew Labs 12-5

Plate and Parcel Wagners greenhouse 10-2

Headlfyer brewery photos with Santa 12-4

November 28th

Plate and Parcel Wagners greenhouse 10-2

December 4th 

Plate and Parcel Wagners greenhouse 10-2

Headlfyer brewery photos with Santa 12-4

Omni Bark Market 11-3

Luce Line Brewery 12-5

Unleashed Holiday market 10-4

Handmade Holiday Market and Lakes and Legends 12-5

Holiday Fest Downtown Shakopee 1-5:30

December 5th 

Plate and Parcel Wagners greenhouse 10-2

Unleashed Holiday market 10-4

December 6th

Glow Holiday Festival Pet friendly night 5-9

December 11th 

Handmade Holiday Market and Lakes and Legends 12-5

Angel Pet World Santa photos Hudson WI 11am

612 Brew Holiday Market

Royal Foundry Sip and Shop 3-7

Unleashed Holiday market 10-4

Plate and Parcel Wagners greenhouse 10-2

December 12th

Pictures with Santa at Bone Marche to benefit Adopt a Husky Minnesota 12-3pm

Unleashed Holiday market 10-4

Plate and Parcel Wagners greenhouse 10-2

December 18th

Handmade Holiday Market and Lakes and Legends 12-5

Unleashed Holiday market 10-4

Plate and Parcel Wagners greenhouse 10-2

December 19th

Unleashed Holiday market 10-4

Plate and Parcel Wagners greenhouse 10-2

Thank you

Don’t forget to shop small and shop local this holiday season! Thanks for taking a look at our holiday gift guide. Please feel free to share with all the pet lovers you know!

Also remember if you can’t financially support your favorite small businesses this year you can still help them. Like, comment and SHARE their content. And if you really want to show your love, write them a thoughtful and honest review. 

Happy shopping everyone! May your holiday season be merry and bright and may your cold nights be filled with warm puppy snuggles and kisses.