I can’t believe 2019 is almost over! It has been an incredible year full of dog events, traveling for the blog, meeting great pawrents and new furiends, and working with some phenomenal companies! With Christmas time comes crazy holiday shopping! That’s why we wanted to share our favorite things with you. Some of these companies are new from 2019 and some of them are continued favorites from previous years. Here’s a quick shopping guide of my, Abbie, and Gunner’s favorite things from 2019!
ONE. Vegan bag from Urban Originals. These bags are so classic looking that they will never go out of style! And they are cruelty-free which makes me love them even more!
TWO. Swarovski crystal Frenchie. I may not be a Frenchie mom but I am a dog lover in general. I’m also a frequent Swarovski Crystal shopper. They offer other breeds if you are biased to your pup!
THREE. Vegan nail polish from Nailberry. Every gal deserves a nice manicure… even if it’s from home. This cruelty-free nail polish company offers beautiful colors to match every gals personality! Around the holidays I absolutely love this bright, Christmas-y red.
FOUR. Vegan winter coat from Noize. I don’t know what I would do without my Noize jacket! Although it doesn’t snow here in Texas very often, the humidity makes the cold air pierce my soul. Lol. My Noize coat is my go-to for looking cute and staying warm.
FIVE. Personalized letter necklace from Silveristic. I love this delicate necklace and being able to add every initial of the ones that I adore most. Customize it with your dog’s initial, your significant other’s initial, and/or your childrens’ initials. You can choose from silver, gold, and rose gold.
SIX. Dog print yoga mat from 12 Past 7 Designs. You can even customize one with your dogs faces on it! This is one my most favorite things I’ve ever received! My yoga mat starts so many conversations in Yoga and Pilates classes! The fact that I have Abbie and Gunner’s faces on my pink yoga mat, makes me so happy! This is must-have on your Christmas list, birthday list, or whatever list you have going!
SEVEN. Personalized family mugs from Panda Mugs. Aren’t these so cute?!! I have been totally obsessed from the moment I saw these! You get to customize the mug as much as you want! Do you want just you and your dog? Do you have three dogs? You can even get your husband and kids on your mug as well!
EIGHT. Custom artwork from Izzy + Otis. I am totally obsessed with these custom portraits of Abbie and Gunner. Aren’t they precious?! You want one of these in your house!
NINE. Quantum X vacuum from Intelliclean Solutions, LLC. OH. MY. GOSH. This has changed our lives in the best way possible. I don’t know how we lived before our Quantum X vacuum! This upright water filter
TEN. Dog print scarf from Joy Susan. Scarves are one of the greatest things to happen to cold weather. I believe that every dog mom needs a pretty dog scarf. So, here you go!
ELEVEN. OnGuard hand sanitizer from dōTERRA. Abbie and Gunner still like to frequent dog parks in freezing weather so I need natural hand sanitizer that doesn’t kill the good bacteria. Because there is SO much bad bacteria at the park. This spray is small in size so it will fit in almost any purse!
TWELVE. Insulated Tumblr from Inkopious. These keep drinks warm (or cold for summer) for soooo long! And I absolutely love that they have my poppers on them! Seriously, just type in your dog breed and you’ll most likely find a dog that looks identical to yours! I’m super obsessed and use these tumblrs 24/7!
THIRTEEN. City Dog tee from J. Crew. Besides the fact that the city that’s names after me is on this tee (Just kidding. Obvi the city was born long before me), I just love the simplicity and cuteness of it! I really love t-shirts, I’ll be honest, and this one is a must-own!
FOURTEEN. Limited Edition vegan booties from Matt & Nat. These booties are seriously so cute (I love the olive green color) and comfy (must have for long walks)! You have to snag these quick though because they’re a limited edition item!
FIFTEEN. Pink linen sheet bundle from Brooklinen. This was one of the best things to happen to our bedroom. Lol.nThese sheets are sooo soft and breathable and simply put, they’re just luxurious. It’s easy to cuddle the dogs and not get uncomfortable with the perfect amount of air flow. If you let your dog up in bed with you, you need to do yourself a favor and purchase some Brooklinen sheets!
ONE. Prairie bandana from The Rover Boutique. My gosh this online boutique is what dog mom dreams are made of. Their bandanas and bow ties are beautiful, soft, and dreamy. Seriously, I just every single thing they offer. Buuuut I’m not a millionaire yet so I can’t afford to purchase literally everything for my dogter. One day, The Rover Boutique, one day… Until then, we’ll just keep purchasing as many as we possibly can!
TWO. Serenity essential oil from dōTERRA. Mix this essential oils with fractionated coconut oil, and you have the perfect recipe for a chilled out dog. Abbie has social anxiety when dogs come over, when we go to the dog park, when she sees other dogs walking by… We lessen her anxiety by giving her a rub down with this and it’s made a world of difference going to dog parks! No more aggressive outbursts. THANK. GOODNESS.
THREE. Calming Shag Vegan fur donut bed from Best Friends by Sheri. This dog bed looks so stinkin’ comfortable I’m tempted to take a nap on it! I love that it’s all made from vegan products and HELLO! It’s beautiful and looks great inside any home!
FOUR. Squeaky Stick from Playology. All of Playology’s toys are Abbie’s favorites but toys that squeak make this girl go crazy! It’s like “Oh, you said what? Challenge accepted squeaky toy!” And the more she chews, the more flavor she gets out of the toys! These toys are basically indestructible! We’ve had ours for about three years now and they’re in perfect condition (minus the dirt from A&G leaving them in the backyard). These are a must-have in every dog’s toy collection!
FIVE. A matching collar and leash set from Monro Pets. We recently found Monro Pets and are already in love! They recently launched their website and products and we can’t wait to see more from them in 2020. They offer beautiful leash and collar sets that are easy to wash! You will definitely see more of them on GBF!
SIX. Dinosaur doggy tee from Canada Pooch. Abbie feels more secure and comforted when she’s wearing these tops! Canada Pooch’s tees not only add a fashionable look for Abbie, but they add a sense of security. Win/Win!
SEVEN. Giant tennis ball from Rubber Kelly (available at Walmart!). I don’t even need to explain this one. Ball is life.
EIGHT. Miniature Abbie from Original Sock Dogs. Although not a toy to be played with, Abbie is always interested in her mini-me. We call her “Replica Abbie”. Replica Abbie is just like her but miniature and is normally more cuddly than real Abbie. Haha. This is one of my favorite and neatest things i’ve ever gotten. You HAVE to add this to your must-have list!
NINE. Girly pink bowl from Mr. Dog New York. This bowl is stunning and I just can’t get myself to ever put it in the cabinet after I clean it. Even if the dogs aren’t eating, I want to leave it out and look at how beautiful it is in our home. Lol. These bowls are designed so that no morsels will ever be left behind. Seriously, the perfect curvature is designed so that your pup never has a hard time eating his/her food like they do with ordinary bowls.
TEN. Paw & Pantry beef bones. No rawhide. Just delicious flavor. I love giving these to Abbie when she’s crying to go outside too frequently! (She’s very needy!) These chews occupy her so that I can get some blogging done. Available at your local Target store!
ELEVEN. Duck flavored jerky treats from Nulo. Abbie goes crazy for these treats! Abbie demands we have these in our house at all times. Obviously she can’t speak but she sure does say it with her eyes! Nulo has changed her life for the better. You can find these on Chewy and at PetSmart!
TWELVE. Petology Coconut Water Hydrating Shampoo. Our absolute most favorite grooming products of all time! I only have to use a little bit to cover Abbie’s 70-something pound body. And she smells AMAZING for several days! I bathed her a few days ago and she just swam in a pond today… But I can still smell the Petology Shampoo! Seriously that amazing.
THIRTEEN. Primo water fountain with dog station. I’ve spoiled my pups for life with this one! But it’s an affordable upgrade! It only costs us $2 to fill a 5 gallon jug of water so that the pups get the cleanest water.
FOURTEEN. The ChuckIt! Pro launcher. This company’s products are ALL go-to’s for Miss Abigail. She is obsessed with anything they make and she especially loves a good (long-distance) game of fetch with their launcher.
ONE. Custom artwork by Izzy + Otis. I am totally obsessed with these custom portraits of Abbie and Gunner. Aren’t they precious?! You want one of these in your house!
TWO. Floppy Tug from ChuckIt!. This toy is so much fun! Gunner loves to play tug-of-war with it, whether that’s with me or Abbie or himself (because you can wrap it around their legs and watch them play like crazy).
THREE. Hero hoodie from Canada Pooch. This dog hoodie is so stinking cute! I can’t get enough of it! It’s cozy and cute and every dog should own one! I really love everything from Canada Pooch but this one is great for autumn strolls or winter dog park play dates.
FOUR. Purple grooming/deshedding gloves from HandsOn Gloves. An absolutely must-have in every dog’s home! I don’t know how I would live without these gloves. Gunner LOVES being brushed with these and get so relaxed to the point he almost falls asleep! Gunner also has skin issues every fall/winter and needs help with growing his fur back, so these are great to stimulate the hair follicles so that they grow.
FIVE. Matching collar and leash set from Bird Dog Shop. I absolutely love the bright colors that Bird Dog Shop offers! Gunner is hard to spot at dog parks sometimes because he doesn’t have a coat that stands out like Abbie’s. So these collars are perfect for helping me quickly find him. Their collars and leashes are also waterproof so they’re really easy to clean and keep clean. THANK GOODNESS! Get 10% off with “ABBIEGUNNER” at check out!
SIX. Plaid bandana from The Rover Boutique. It’s no wonder The Rover Boutique is on our must-have list twice! These bandanas are seriously the best! They’re soft and stunning and every dog needs one! Gunner looks so great in the plaid bandanas.
SEVEN. Oatmeal Honey soothing leave-in conditioning spray from Petology. You already know our love for Petology but this one is perfect for Gunner because he thoroughly hates bath time! This spray is great for those in between bath times or when we need
EIGHT. Freeze-dried raw food (duck flavored) by Nulo. The most delicious food topper there is! I love adding this to their salmon flavored kibble from Nulo. It’s not wonder that this bird dog loves duck flavored bits! Nulo has truly changed the game for Gunner’s skin conditions. Although he still suffers from seasonal allergies, this food has made his coat so soft and shiny!
NINE. The famous Cozy Cave from Snoozer Pet Products. I’m not sure about your dogs but our dogs LOVE to nestle under any covers or blankets or pillows or clothes they can find! It was no wonder we had to add a couple cozy caves to our home! We bought XL for both pups because they really like to spread out.
TEN. Food and water stand from Bearwood Essentials. As soon as I saw these food and water stands on Etsy, I knew I had to have one and I knew I had to share them with our readers! These are handcrafted and look gorgeous in any home! Abbie and Gunner really appreciate the taller stand so that they don’t have to bend over as far. It also means that our 10-month old can’t get into their food and water as easily!
ELEVEN. Paw protectant from Dirty Dog Oils (on the GBF Shop!). Made with organic ingredients and the best essential oils on the market, this is the best paw cream you can find! It has done wonders for Gunner’s paw pads, nose, elbows, basically anything you can put it on! Snag yours on The GBF Shop!
TWELVE. Philly Chicken Cheesesteak dehydrated jerky treats from Mika & Sammy’s. We met the owners of Mika & Sammy’s at a convention in New Jersey and Gunner would not let me walk past the table without stopping. We tried a handful of flavors (and he loved every single one of them) but the Philly Chicken Cheesesteak was his absolute favorite! This company is one that we will always support and love! Try them out! Your dog is going to be SOOO happy you did!