Here's an example of a popular Valentine's Day dog gift basket we sold on DoggieDeliveries.com.
After years of trial and error and talking with customers, we really got a feel for what people wanted in a dog gift basket. So whether your a small gift basket business branching out to dog gift baskets or you’re looking to build your own at home, here are somethings we would include:
- Gourmet Dog Treats: We always tried to include high-end treats that most dog owners wouldn’t think to buy their dog, but would love to receive. We were regular purchasers from Claudia’s Canine Cuisine because our customers loved their product. Check them out.
- A few good toys: Most dogs love to play, so we made sure every basket had something for a dog of every size. We always tried to stick with a color scheme when picking out toys for a basket. Presentation is always an important thing to consider when you’re giving a gift.
- A quality basket: Don’t skimp on the basket. A lot of times, our customers would use the basket as storage for the dog gifts they received. A good basket becomes part of the gift!
New Puppy Gift Basket
For years, Doggie Deliveries specialized in sending dog gift baskets all over the country, so we learned what dogs (and their owners) liked to receive. Here are five tips when sending a dog gift basket:
1. Keep the size of the dog in mind: A dog gift basket is a great gift until a little tiny dog receives a giant rawhide bone intended for a 100-pound lab. Make sure all the gifts inside the dog gift basket are size appropriate.
2. Look local: If you’re in a hurry but don’t want to pay extra for shipping, find a dog gift basket company near you. It won’t take as long to ship and you will save you money. A local company may be more willing to help you personalize the dog gift basket.
3. Allergies are an issue: Many dogs are allergic to wheat, some are allergic to chicken or peanut butter. Unless it’s a surprise, you might want to check with the owner of the dog before buying any food-related items. Remember that dogs can’t have chocolate, so make sure chocolate-like treats are actually carob.
4. Remember the dog’s age: A 15-year-old golden retriever probably isn’t looking for a squeaky chew toy. Many dog gift basket companies have baskets designed specifically for puppies, including training dog treats.
5. Don’t forget the dog owner: Some of the best dog gift baskets include gifts for the owner of the dog, which always goes over great.