Our puppies are part of our family and taking them for a ride when we travel is part of the fun. For Mother’s Day this year, give the dog moms around you something useful and practical, but also thoughtful. The gifts below recognize the love that exists between man and man’s best friend.
Help your dog rest while traveling
Whether you’re at home, in an Airbnb, or on the road, you’ll want to make sure your pet has a comfortable place to rest. Orvis makes dog beds in a variety of sizes and shapes, making it easy to find exactly what you need. From memory foam sofas to wraparound bassinets with fleece to platform styles, there are plenty to choose from. The Orvis AirFoam Bolster Dog Bed with Fleece, $359-$479, comes in three different colors and four different sizes. The bolster gives your pet a place to lay their head. Easy to clean and transport from the car to the hotel to the house, this one is a solid choice.
Stay safe with a pet medical kit
Hope you never need it, but just in case you do, make sure you have a well-stocked medical kit in your car if you’re transporting your beloved dog from point A to point A. point B. Adventure Medical Kits makes a useful trail Dog Medical Kit, $25, full of things your friend might need on the trail. From plasters and bandages of all shapes and sizes to tools that can help remove ticks or thorns, the most common things you might need are all here.
Invest in quality leashes and collars
A brand known for making tough, strong, and durable clothing, Carhartt has also made great products for dogs. From safety vests, coats and harnesses to beds that will stand the test of time to sherpa-lined blankets to chew toys, Carhartt is a one-stop-shop in many ways. Choose the Duck Blanket Strip Nylon Dog Collar, $20, and matching leash, $30. Rest assured that your pet will be safe on all those roadside potty breaks.
Remember to hydrate
Traveling can be exhausting, especially if you have long distances to cover. Don’t forget to bring a bowl of water and food for your special pet. Yeti makes more than coolers and tumblers. Check out their range of high quality dog bowls. The $8.50 Boomer Dog Bowl is dent resistant and can be used to water and feed your dog. Choose from fun colors like Seafoam or Bimini Pink and you’ll be ready for adventure. The best part: this dog bowl can be thrown in the dishwasher when it needs to be cleaned.
Consider a small trinket or trinket
Dog moms also love thoughtful jewelry. Tough as a Mother Tribe makes high quality custom necklaces, where you can choose your own gold letter for the personalized initial necklace, $40. Surprise the dog mom in your life with her pet’s initial on a 14k gold filled chain. The trick is to just buy one, but we understand if you want one for yourself too.
Bring it all together easily
Road trips mean that there will usually be a lot of floating objects around the car. Make it easy to find dog leashes, treat bags, and blankets with a large tote. Delsey Paris’ sleek Chatelet Air 2.0, $80, is foldable, made to last, and perfect for travel. Choose from four fun colors. The zippered top will keep all the essentials together and easily within reach.
For something unique and fun, get the dog mom in your life a colorful matching pet and owner pajama set from Tella Couture. Think how cute her new Instagram will be, full of photos of her and her dog in coordinating ensembles as they romp around hotels and vacation rentals. The Loki Matching Pajamas in Ruby, $85, are satin pajamas with white piping and black buttons. Easy to wear, these outfits are also super comfortable and soft.
Stay cozy and warm
On the road, keeping pets comfortable and warm while being safe is very important, especially if the pets are anxious travellers. The Kelty Galactic Down Blanket, $130, is not only bright and colorful, but also perfect for the car, whether it’s for pets or humans. Designed to be lightweight, packable and warm, this blanket also features a durable shell. Use the storage bag when not in use. Easy.
Keep your feet comfortable
The dog-lovers in your crew will appreciate a pair of Lavley’s “I’d Rather Be With My Dog” socks, $12. These novelty calf socks are comfy and a bit silly, but what dog mom wouldn’t want a pair? Moms can wear them to the dog park, at home or on trips to remind them of their furry friends when they are not together.
Drink coffee on the road
If you’re like most people, coffee is essential on a road trip. Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. is on a mission to help rescue organizations that provide safe havens for dogs. 20% of all profits, in fact, go to these initiatives. The Off Trail pack is perfect for on-the-go travel as it includes a box of single serve coffee sachets that can be added to hot water and enjoyed in the Camp Out camping box.