Holiday Gift Guide: Honolulu Gifts For Dogs and Dog Lovers


December 1, 2022

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The holidays are lurking around the corner. There’s no better time than now to get started crossing things off your gift list. If you have dogs and dog lovers who deserve a little something but aren’t sure what to get them, then you’ve come to the right place. We have the perfect gift list for dogs and their people. Best of all, these gifts are all available through local Honolulu businesses, so you can also support some of the amazing small businesses in our community!

Honolulu Gifts For Dogs

Dog Toys

The holidays are a great time to get your dog some new toys (and maybe make the old ratty ones mysteriously disappear). For quality dog toys, Dis and Bark can’t be beat! From single-piece plush toys with squeakers or crinkles, to multi-part crinkly/squeaky toys that your dog can play with separately or use to do nose work, a toy from Dis and Bark will be your dog’s new favorite. 

dis and bark toys with dog holiday gift ideas for dogs in honolulu

The toys aren’t just fun for your dog. You’ll love how they’ve been made to resemble treats that are a huge part of life on the island! This 3-in-1 Sweet Bread looks so much like a box of sweet rolls, you’ll want to eat one yourself! Your dog will have fun playing with the buns and making them squeak and digging them out of their box! There’s also the Li-Hing Strawberry Puff made to look like a delicious gummy candy. This toy doesn’t just have a squeaker; it also has fun crinkles to get your dog’s attention. Check out their website to see more of their unique dog toys!

Dog Treats, Collars, and Leashes

Dogs will never be disappointed with a gift of treats! Poi Dog jerky treats are natural, free of preservatives, and made in Hawaii! These single-ingredient treats are so good, you might think about sneaking some! Jerky makes a great healthy snack for dogs and an excellent training treat if cut into pieces.

Jerky isn’t the only thing you can get from Poi Dog. You can also find collars and leashes with tropical flair. These collars are made with polyester webbing and come in a variety of prints. The Seashell Collar is great for the beachy dog who loves to play in the sand.  If your dog is a dainty lady, the Plumeria Lei print might be more her style. And of course, don’t forget the matching leash. You can order online, stop in their store, or head to one of their special market events. Event dates can be found on their website.

Dog Bandanas and Beach Towels

If you live anywhere near the water, a beach towel is a must. Ports + Paws is the must-stop shop for a beach towel for your dog (and you)! Ports + Paws towels are made of absorbent microfiber that also stays sand free. They come in beautiful unique prints like Purple Palm and Puakenikeni

Every dog needs a bandana for the days they need to look extra cute. Ports + Paws has several styles of bandanas in traditional and fun tropical prints. Dress your dog up in a Palaka bandana and share its history when people admire it on your dog. Their Quick Dry Bandanas are made of recycled bottles and fasten with convenient snaps – perfect for a day at the beach! Or go for a fun print in cool, classic cotton. Order online or stop and browse at one of their local events!

Enrichment Mats and Feeders

Environmental enrichment is important for the mental health and well-being of your dog. To us, it sounds highly technical, but to them, it just feels like fun and tastes like a treat! Dashi Raw Pet Supply has a great selection of enrichment mats and feeder toys that can occupy a dog while in the bath, slow down a fast eater, and keep your dog entertained while you’re at work. 

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Enrichment mats, like the Duckie Lick Mat, have lines and grooves that you can smear with wet food, peanut butter, or a dog-safe soft treat of choice. The shapes make your dog have to work to get their food, which provides mental stimulation. The Honey Pot Treat Dispenser slowly dispenses food or treats, while also giving your dog something to chew, satisfying the drive to chew and the instinct to forage. Dashi Raw Pet Supply is shoppable online and offers free domestic shipping. 

Dog Chews

For healthy chews to fill your dog’s stocking, look no further than Paw Hana Pet Supply. They pride themselves on the healthy and affordable chews and treats they can offer to Island residents. Your dog will love the Paw Hana Crispy Treats, made from pork or beef with nothing else added. Or slip them one of the Red Barn Large Beef Tendons, these chews are all natural with no ingredients that aren’t in the name. There is so much variety at Paw Hana, so feel free to shop in-store so you can pick out the perfect chew. Or you can order online for local delivery!

dog chew holiday gifts from Honolulu

Doggy Christmas Treats

Whether you’re throwing a party and don’t want your dog to feel left out… or you plan on stuffing your dog’s stocking with some delicious treats, you can’t let your dog miss out on the treats from Hawaii Doggie Bakery. For convenience, you can pre-order your pup’s treats online so they’re ready for pick-up. Get your dog some of their favorite cookies, like the Fish-n-Poi Pup Treat Tree.  Or browse their products page to see which tasty treats are available. Banana Mutt Muffins would make a perfect holiday breakfast or dessert for your dog. Some items are shippable, and others are available for same-day pick-up. 

Honolulu Gifts For Humans

T-Shirts and Stickers

T-shirts are always a great gift, and when you’re showing your support for local businesses, you can never have too many. Treat your friend, family member, or yourself to the Public Pet Keep it Kaimuki t-shirt to support the Kaimuki neighborhood. If you’re looking for something you can slip into a card, stickers never go out of style. Especially stickers like these adorable Tattooed Wienies. Browse online, or shop in-store!

Commissioned Pet Portrait

Give the dog lover in your life the gift of their dog… as art! Kaela Cadiz creates stunning pet portraits in several styles. Find the portrait style that best embodies their dog, and commission a beautiful and unique piece of art. You can find out more about commissioning a pet portrait here.

Staycation (With Your Dog)

Sure you could stay home, but why not treat yourself?  Book a stay at the Surfjack Hotel! This dog-friendly boutique hotel has a restaurant and shopping on-site and even offers free off-site parking. You and your dog can explore Honolulu with fresh eyes and rediscover why you love living here. 

dog at Surfjack hotel honolulu dog gift ideas

Pet Photo Session

Booking a pet photo session is a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. That’s why now, at Keri Nakahashi Photography, we’re offering holiday gift vouchers! A gift voucher for a pet photography session is the perfect gift for any pet lover. Whether it’s for a close friend or even a family member in your household, you’ll be giving them an unforgettable experience… and gorgeous images of their best friend that they’ll be able to look at and enjoy for years and years to come. 

What do you think? Has this list help inspired some Honolulu-based gift ideas for dogs and dog lovers? Leave a comment; let us know what you’re buying this year!

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