Minnesota Howliday Gift Guide (as Seen on Twin Cities Live)

Photo by Jakob Evans

You don’t have to go far to find furbulous holiday gifts for all the pups and dog lovers on your list. Our fearless leader Ali Jarvis and Maggie Moo recently stopped by Twin Cities Live to share these merry options from Minnesota shops:


mn dog hoodie

It’s as soft as wearing a kitten.

MN Dog Lover Hoodie – $45

A work attire staple in the Sidewalk Dog office, this super-soft hoodie 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!







Unpredictably bouncy with extreme durability. Plus they clean your dog’s teeth as she chews.


Wunderballs – $11.99-$13.99

Great for super-chewers, these puppies are made of natural rubber and latex for extreme durability and bounciness. They float, their imperfect spheres bounce unpredictably, heck, they even clean your dog’s teeth! There are three sizes and five colors. Check ‘em out at Copilot Dog Outfitters in Minneapolis.








Festive, adorable, and machine washable.


Fa La La Bandana – $25

For an instant dash of howliday cheer, just tie this Christmas ornament bandana on your BFF’s neck. The design’s illustrated by Elizabeth Graeber, who also illustrates for The Washington Post, Whole Foods, and BarkBox. Best of all, it’s made of cotton poplin, which means it’s totally machine washable. We predict a super-cute Instagram photo in your dog’s future. Check out this design and so many others at Dog Love Repeat, a Minnesota online canine boutique.




Single and double-layer fleeces your pup will live in this winter. We wish they made ’em for humans!



Goldpaw Single Layer & Double Layer Dog Fleeces – $22-$48

These doggo fleeces are a basic essential for our pups of the North, especially if they have flat coats or no undercoat. They are soft, stretchy, and super versatile—great for wearing alone or layering under rain jackets or winter coats. Plus, they come in so many colors and all sizes, from teeny-tiny to gentle giant. Pick up a few at Copilot Dog Outfitters in Minneapolis.



“Pooched” Egg Brunch Bowl on the heated paw-tio at Stanley’s Northeast Bar Room? Don’t mind if we do.






Craft & Crew Dog Gift Card – Any Amount

Some of the dog-friendliest restaurants in town 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. Pupper wants dessert? How ‘bout an Izzy’s Peanut Butter Banana Pupcream Sundae? This is just the gift your pup is praying for. Available for purchase at all restaurant locations.



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Next up: Share all of your pup’s adventures with #SidewalkDog for the chance to be featured. Then head to our Dog-Friendly Twin Cities online community for super local, pooch-centric chat with the some of the best people we know – dog people.

And since you clearly love being out and about with your doggo, you NEED our Dog-Friendly Passes! These puppies score ya FREE beer or wine on local patios and inside taprooms. Get your paws on ‘em today. (They make grrr-eat gifts, too!)

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