Best Gifts For Dogs by Minnesota Makers

Candy-cane fresh: Pure + Good makes dog grooming products with essential oils like peppermint.

We Minnesotans ruv shopping local, and gifts for our pups of the North are no exception. Here are a few dog gifts by Minnesota makers that’ll keep your BFF happy, healthy, cozy, and stylish this season.

Durapaw Dog Booties by Kondos Outdoors ($29.99)

Protect pupper’s feet from cold, snow, ice, and salt with doggo booties made by an Ely, MN, company that really knows its stuff. (It also specializes in dog sledding gear.) If your dog is new to shoes, BYO camera to capture the most adorable learning curve ever. Tag #SidewalkDog so we can d’awww over the cuteness.

(Pssst: Use coupon code SWDGIFT18 with any Kondos Outdoors purchase of $49 or more and you’ll also receive a treat-filled Kondos Outdoors water bowl!)


Weatherpro Fleece Jacket by Kondos Outdoors ($31.95)

Winter layers are essential for our Minnesota companions, especially if they have flat coats or no undercoat. This fleece dog jacket wraps around your pup with velcro straps for a snug-but-comfy fit. Its fleece lining keeps heat in while the nylon shell helps block water and wind. It comes in four colors and 10 sizes.

(Pssst: Use coupon code SWDGIFT18 with any Kondos Outdoors purchase of $49 or more and you’ll also receive a treat-filled Kondos Outdoors water bowl!)


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MN Dog Lover Hoodie by Sidewalk Dog ($45)

Okay, this one’s for hoomans because heck, we want cozy layers, too. This super-soft hoodie is a work attire staple in the Sidewalk Dog office, and features SWD’s pup-ular MN Dog Lover design and our logo on the arm. We also wear it while walking our dogs. And while watching Netflix. And some of us while sleeping. And we get sad when it has to go in the wash. It comes in two colors: heather forest and dark grey. Fetch one in the Sidewalk Dog shop.


Restaurant Gift Card for Dogs by Craft & Crew (all amounts!)

Some of the dog-friendliest restaurants in the Twin Cities fall under the Craft & Crew umbrella: Stanley’s Northeast Bar Room in NE Minneapolis, The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar in SE Minneapolis, and Pub 819 in Hopkins. Among the pawesome features: covered, heated, dog-friendly patios (open all winter), complimentary yoga mats (for comfies), vanilla woofers (wafers), and even a dog menu featuring dishes like “Pooched” Egg Brunch Bowl and Nala’s Turkey Muttloaf (with Izzy’s Peanut Butter Banana Pupcream Sundaes for dessert). A date with you is just the gift your pup is hoping for. Available for purchase at all three restaurant locations.


Doggy Date Leash in Jolly by Stunt Puppy ($25)

You and your pup are a package deal, and this festive plaid leash from Minneapolis-based Stunt Puppy can take you two from trails to taprooms and everywhere in between. The oppostie of a flexi leash, this pupper’s four feet long instead of the standard five to keep you two close. Adjust the length, or use the buckle to easily attach to a chair or table leg for all your adventures together. It’s available in the Sidewalk Dog shop (and there’s a matching collar, too).


Peppermint and Aloe Shampoo and Conditioning Rinse by Pure + Good ($14-$18)

You can even gift your pooch a luxuriously soft and shiny coat. Pure + Good creates doggo shampoos and conditioners using pure essential oils like lavender and grapefruit. Its peppermint and aloe formulas smell like the howlidays and are super soothing and hydrating for our MN winters. They’re available online and in these Minnesota shops.

(Top photo by Pure + Good)

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