If you’re at the end of your leash trying to fetch a great gift for the adventurous dog lover or their furry friend on your list, don’t worry—goEast has some great ideas that will have you decking the halls with frisbees and balls and once again believing in Santa Paws!

Keep reading for some great gift ideas for both adventure hounds and their humans.

Adventurous gifts for dogs
Credit: Tim Peck

Gifts for Your Furry Friend

RuffWear Front Range Harness

This is the harness I personally use for my Newfies. I absolutely love this harness and it’s still in incredible shape after more than three years. This harness has endured a lot of abuse, including my girls pulling, swimming, and rolling in snow and mud.

RuffWear Knot-a-Hitch Dog Hitching System

Anyone who road trips with dogs understands the struggle of keeping your pets on a leash at camp. They’re constantly getting tangled around the camp furniture and even yourself. The Knot-a-Hitch Dog Hitching System from Ruffwear saves you from this struggle! It’s attached to two stationary objects and sets up a run for your dog. It is straightforward to set up and comes with the perfect case for packing it up when you’re done.

Nite Ize Huck ’N Tuck GlowStreak

Sometimes a walk is simply not enough to burn off your pup’s energy. With daylight fleeting this time of year, the Huck ’N Tuck makes nighttime the right time for playing fetch with your pooch thanks to its motion-activated light-up ball.

Sea to Summit Collapsible X-Bowls

Dogs have to eat and hydrate, just like us. Although these bowls aren’t made specifically for dogs, they’re lightweight and super packable, making them great for dishing out food and water on any type of adventure, whether on trail or in camp. Plus, they make great stocking puppers.

RuffWear Knot-a-Leash Rope Dog Leash

This leash has lasted me years of wear and tear (just like the harness I have from Ruffwear). The quick-clipping action of the carabiner makes securing my girls easy and its locking gate ensures that no one wiggles their way to freedom. The leash’s climbing-type rope has also proven it’s up to the challenge of handling even the strongest pullers.

Nite IZE Nitehowl Rechargeable Safety Necklace

If you’ve ever walked your dog off leash at night, you know it’s hard to keep your eyes on even big dogs like my Newfies, much less tell who is who. This rechargeable light-up collar is a great addition to those night walks and has different color options, making it easy to identify your dogs on even the darkest nights. It even has a Disc-O mode for when your pup wants to give off a party vibe.

Adventurous dog and their human
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Gifts for Your Furry Friend’s Humans

Osprey Duro 6 Hydration Pack

The Osprey Duro 6 Hydration Pack is a great option for those who hike with their dog. Its vest-style construction fits a hydration bladder and bottles, offering enough capacity for hikers to carry their own water and water for their dog. The pack features stretch mesh pockets on the front for keeping treats handy and enough room for food and a first-aid kit. Ultimately, it has just enough room for everything you need and keeps weight down to help you match the pace of energetic hiking hounds.

AMK Mountain Day Tripper Lite Medical Kit

When heading outdoors, it’s crucial to have a general idea of how to care for yourself, and your dog, should an injury happen. A first-aid kit is a critical piece of gear for every adventure and an important step toward ensuring the health and happiness of your pooch. A human-focused first-aid is a great first step, but make sure to include essential items for treating canines as well.

Kahtoola MICROspikes

Wintertime hiking is often a slippery endeavor. Add an excited dog on a leash to that mix, and you have a recipe for slips and falls! Even if your dog isn’t a puller, it’s still a good idea to have a pair of MICROspikes on hand for hikes on slick surfaces. Shopping for more of a walk-around-the-neighborhood person than a trek-through-the-mountains type? Kahtoola NANOspikes are awesome for navigating icy sidewalks and snow-covered streets.

Salomon Hiking Boots (Men’s/Women’s)

I’ve had my Salomon hiking boots for years and I still love them and wear them regularly. Even after three or four years of consistent wear, they still look great, and provide plenty of traction and loads of ankle support. They’re also waterproof, which is a blessing when tramping after my Newfies in winter weather—which reminds me, I need to treat mine to a coat of Nikwax before it snows.

Farm to Feet Socks (Men’s/Women’s)

No matter the temps, Farm to Feet has a pair of socks that will keep you cozy while out exploring with your pup. Blisters and cold feet are no fun, but the patterns of Farm to Feet socks are! If you want to bring style and comfort to your human-dog adventures, these will do the trick!

Dog with a taste for adventure
Credit: Tim Peck

Have a Pawsitively Great Holiday

Wishing all the holiday hounds out there—both human and furry—an awesome howliday and a doggone great New Year!