We went cyber-shopping on Cyber Monday and came up with some unusual gift ideas sure to put a ho-ho-ho in any dog-lover’s holiday. CafePress’s “funny dogs gifts” page lists some good ones, from “The DogFather” t-shirts, $24, to a “Dog is my Co-Pirate” bumper sticker, $40 for a 10-pack. On the ChimpFeet site, we spied something novel: garden topiary frames shaped for 24 breeds, from basset hound to Yorkie, available filled with sphagnum moss or as bare wire frames, priced from $65 to $295.
Are there multiple dogs on your gift list? If you’re handy in the kitchen, you can bake professional looking treats in a six-bone muffin pan, $19.99 from PawShop (yes, they carry canine cake mix, too). Or maybe you appreciate well made, heirloom-quality objects. Among the more beautiful items we spied as we surfed around the net is a copper patina photo album, $56, individually handmade in San Francisco and embossed with a dog bone. It’s available from UncommonGoods. Moving into breed-specific mode, we found a huge selection of merchandise at the DogShoppe, which carries items ranging from calendars, car mats and coasters to trivets, ceiling-fan pulls and even trailer-hitch covers imprinted with art work featuring the breed of your choice. With more than 100 breeds to choose from, we give this dogcentric site a definite tails up!