Labrador Retrievers are the most popular breed in the U.S., Canada, the UK, and many other countries, so it’s not surprising that there are many people who love this breed. If you have someone special in your life who loves Labrador Retrievers, perhaps you would like to give them a gift. Here are some ideas for gifts for Labrador Retriever owners.
For the dog
Naturally, if you have a friend who has a Labrador Retriever, the most obvious thing to give your friend is something for their dog! Dog owners always love gifts for their dogs. It shows that you really understand them. After all, as the saying goes, “Love me, love my dog.”
There are plenty of great gifts for Labs. You can give Labs toys. They are natural retrievers so they will always appreciate training dummies, balls, stuffed animals, and anything their owner can throw for them so they can have fun and fetch it.
Labs are also super intelligent dogs so you could get them some fun interactive toys that they could play with their owners. Nina Ottosson makes excellent interactive puzzles for dogs and their owners. Owners hide treats inside the wooden puzzles and dogs have to move blocks and find the hidden treats. The puzzles can be made more difficult as the dog figures them out. They’re great learning games for smart dogs like a Lab.
Of course, a Labrador Retriever owner might also enjoy some fashionable items for their four-legged friend such as a beautiful collar and lead or something practical like a new dog bed or dog bowl. Labrador Retrievers look adorable wearing doggy hoodies, too.
For the home
There are also lots of wonderful gifts you can give your Labrador Retriever owner friend for the home. Check eBay and other sites for Labrador Retriever welcome mats, collectibles such as Lab figurines, paintings and posters, cookie jars, and other items for the home. Some pieces can be quite expensive which your friend would probably appreciate, but other items are quite affordable.
There is always lots of dog-related clothing and you should have no problem finding Labrador Retriever-inspired clothes such as sweatshirts, T-shirts, handbags, ballcaps, and other items. You can find clothes like these on eBay as well as at dog shows and stores such as Orvis. Hunting and gun stores and other stores for outdoorsmen often have clothes with Labrador Retriever logos and silhouettes, too.
Jewelry is also popular as a gift for owners. There are lots of beautiful pieces ranging from necklaces to bracelets to brooches. You can commission custom pieces or find lovely Labrador items from vendors at dog shows, on eBay, or from other sites online.
You can get creative and give your friend Lab stationery, decals for their vehicle, a Labrador Retriever license plate, or something that is particularly related to things they do with their dog. For example, if your friend shows their Lab at dog shows, why not give them a new tack box? If they hunt with their Lab, you could give them hunting gear such as a lanyard or a new hunting vest. If they do obedience training with their dog, give them a new training pouch.
There are countless books on all aspects of owning and living with Labrador Retrievers. Your friend would probably enjoy one of these books. Check out Amazon.com and other book sellers online or your local bookshop. Dog shows often have a good supply of dog books that are hard to find elsewhere.
You could always give your friend a gift certificate for training classes with their Labrador Retriever. Talk to a good dog trainer near your friend and see if you can make arrangements for this kind of gift. This would be a great gift for a Lab owner with a new puppy. Other practical gift ideas include flea control products or training treats. Check your local pet store to see what kind of things they have that your Lab owner friend might like for their puppy. You could put together a care package for them and their new puppy and include a big bag of puppy food and some toys to start them out right.
Don’t forget to look at the dog beds and crates when you’re in the pet store. These are great items to give a new puppy owner.
There are a multitude of ideas for gifts for pet owners and you can find lots of things to give your Labrador Retriever friend and their dog. Check out your local pet store, look around eBay for Labrador Retriever items, visit a dog show and book web sites, and go to some hunting stores. You’ll be sure to find lots of great items aimed at hunting dog and Labrador Retriever owners.
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