Dog Meets Baby Holiday Gift Guide

November 14, 2022

Dog Meets Baby (Blog) is reader-supported. When you buy through links on this page, we may earn an affiliate commission at no additional cost to you.

I bought my Mom a robotic vacuum (Roomba) for Christmas a few years ago. The following year I bought her a stand-alone mixer. To this day, she talks about those two presents because they made her daily life EASIER.

Dog hair everywhere, dog barking, the guilt because you don't have time for your dog anymore.

I am a much happier mom when the robotic vacuum cleans my house, the dog's barking doesn't wake up the kid (white noise machine!), and my dog just spent 30 minutes working on her meal offered in a snuffle mat.

This gift guide is meant to be practical and make your life EASIER.

If you are tracking Black Friday deals, add the products you like from the Gift Guide to your list. You can find more products I, my clients, and Dog Meets Community like and recommend in the Dog Meets Baby Amazon Store.

For your baby, your dog, and you

Bringing home a baby is a big change for a dog.

The new sounds, smells, baby items, change of routines, and the actual baby, can be hard on many dogs. And your dog's reaction to all the changes can be hard on you, the new parent.

Life with a well-trained dog and a newborn is so much easier. Knowing your dog is prepared to meet your baby is priceless.

That's why the Dog Meets Baby courses offer expert, step-by-step, guidance to help you train, prepare and introduce your dog to your little one.

Dog Meets Baby courses:

Looking for a perfect Holiday Gift for an expecting or adopting family member or friend? Gift the Course.

For your baby

+sleeping baby + barking dog

1. Baby & Toddler White Noise Sound Machine, Cry Activated Sensor & Nightlight

2. Hatch Rest 1st Gen Baby Sound Machine, Night Light, and Time-to-Rise Sleep Trainer, Control remotely via an app

3. Mila Air Purifier with Basic Breather Filter (H12 HEPA), High-Performance Filter for Smoke, Allergens, Dust, Pollution & Pet Dander

4. Marpac Yogasleep Dohm (White/Gray) The Original White Noise Machine, Relaxing Natural Sound from a Real Fan

5. Yogasleep Hushh Portable White Noise Sound Machine For Baby, 3 Soothing Natural Sounds With Volume Control

+dog theme toys for children

6. Melissa & Doug Giant Jack Russell Terrier

7. Hape Walk Along Puppy

+dog theme children's books

8. Ivy the Very Determined Dog by Chris & Maureen Harrington

9. Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings

10. The Invisible Leash: An Invisible String Story About the Loss of a Pet by Patrice Karst

11. Dog's Colorful Day: A Messy Story About Colors and Counting by Emma Dodd

12. Where's Spot? by Eric Hill

13. Hands Are Not for Hitting by Martine Agassi

For your home

+upright vacuum cleaners

1. Dyson Upright Vacuum Cleaner, Ball Animal 2, Strongest suction of any vacuum

2. Bissell Crosswave Pet Pro All in One Wet Dry Vacuum Cleaner and Mop, for Hard Floors and Area Rugs

3. BISSELL 2252 CleanView Swivel Upright Bagless Vacuum with Swivel Steering, Powerful Pet Hair Pick Up, Specialized Pet Tools, Large Capacity Dirt Tank

4. Shark IZ682H Vertex Pro Cordless Stick Vacuum with IQ Display, Extra Battery, Crevice Tool, Pet Multi-Tool & Anti-Allergen Dusting Brush, 120min Runtime

5. Shark AZ2002 Vertex Powered Lift-Away Upright Vacuum with DuoClean PowerFins, Pet Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush & Self-Cleaning Pet Power Brush

Pro Tip: Cordless Stick Vacuums

To consider: battery life, suction, HEPA filtration, the attachments it comes with such as tools for removing pet hair from upholstery and tight spaces, whether it converts to a handheld vacuum for cleaning cars.

The community favorites are the Dyson Animal Series, Bissell Pet Hair Eraser, and Shark Anti-Allergen Pet Power. Check out the Dog Meets Baby Amazon Store to see all the recommended products.

+robot vacuum cleaners

6. Neato D10 Intelligent Robot Vacuum Cleaner, LaserSmart Nav, Smart Mapping, Cleaning Zones, 300-Min Runtime, Powerful Suction, Corners, Pet Hair, XXL Dustbin

7. Roborock E4 Mop Robot Vacuum and Mop Cleaner, Internal Route Plan with Strong Suction, 200min Runtime, Carpet Boost, Ideal for Pets and Larger Home

8. Roborock S7 Robot Vacuum and Mop, 2500PA Suction & Sonic Mopping, Multi-Level Mapping, Mop Floors and Vacuum Carpets in One Clean, Perfect for Pet Hair

9. iRobot® Roomba® j7 (7150) Wi-Fi® Connected Robot Vacuum, Identifies and avoids obstacles like pet waste & cords, Smart Mapping, Ideal for Pet Hair, Carpets, Hard Floors

Pro Tip:  Features to consider as a dog owner

  • Self-cleaning brush roll with no hair wrap or a brush that resists hair tangling.
  • The newest vacuum cleaners identify and avoid obstacles like pet waste! Even well-house-trained dogs can have accidents when they have an upset tummy or are sick.

Favorite robotic vacuums: iRobot Roomba, Roborock, Neato, Bissell, Shark, Eufy, Wyze. Check out the Dog Meets Baby Amazon Store to see all the recommended products.

+pet hair

10. BLUEAIR Air Purifier Large Room, Air Cleaner for Dust Pet Dander Smoke Mold Pollen Bacteria Allergen, Odor Removal, Washable Pre Filter, HEPASilent

11. Lilly Brush Pro Pet Hair Tool Kit Pet Hair Remover, for Car Carpet, Car Seat, Auto Interior Detailing, Couch, Deep Cleaning Fabric and Rug Fur Remover

12. ChomChom Pet Hair Remover, Reusable Lint Roller for Pet Hair on Furniture, Clothes, Car, Laundry and Bedding

13. KONG - Zoom Groom Dog Brush, Groom and Massage While Removing Loose Hair and Dead Skin

+handheld vacuum cleaners

14. Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Lithium Ion Cordless Hand Vacuum, Set of specialized pet tools includes: Motorized brush tool, upholstery tool, and crevice tool

15. BLACK+DECKER Furbuster Handheld Vacuum for Pets, Cordless, Motorized Pet Brush

For your dog

+dog treats + chews

1. Stewart Freeze Dried Dog Treats, Single Ingredient, Grain Free Dog Treat [Beef Liver, Chicken Liver, Chicken Breast, Salmon]

2. Pupford Freeze Dried Dog Training Treats | Low Calorie | Options: Beef Liver, Chicken, Rabbit, Salmon & Sweet Potato

3. Himalayan Dog Chew Original Yak Cheese Dog Chews, 100% Natural, Long Lasting

4. Gorrila Chew, Natural dog chew made from wood, durable and long-lasting

5. Benebone Dental Dog Chew Toy for Aggressive Chewers, Long Lasting

+dog beds

6. PetFusion Ultimate Dog Bed, Orthopedic Memory Foam, Multiple Sizes/Colors, Waterproof Liner, 3yr Warranty

+dog toys

7. Outward Hound Interactive Dog Training Toys and Agility Kits, Watch me play HERE

8. ZippyPaws Monkey Rope Tugz, Squeaky and Plush Rope Tug Dog Toy

9. ZippyPaws - Skinny Peltz No Stuffing Squeaky Plush Dog Toy, Fox, Raccoon, and Squirrel

10. Bubbletastic Dog Bubbles 8oz. Refill Bottle of Bacon Bubble Solution, Watch me play HERE

+dog puzzle toys

11. MooonGem Dog Lick Pad, Wall Mounted Lick Mat with Strong Suction for Dog Bathing Grooming, 2 Pack

12. RundA Snuffle Mat for Dogs, Encourages Natural Foraging Skills and Stress Relief for Small/ Medium/ Large Dogs

13. LIVEKEY Pet Snuffle Mat for Dogs, Dog Feeding Mat, Nosework Training Mats for Foraging

14. PetSafe Treat & Train, Remote Treat Dispensing Dog Training System

15. Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet Camera and 2-Way Audio, Designed for Dogs, Compatible with Alexa

16. Outward Hound Fun Feeder Slo Bowl, Slow Feeder Dog Bowl

17. WEST PAW Zogoflex Toppl Treat Dispensing Dog Toy Puzzle, for Moderate Chewers


18. Kurgo Car Safety Dog Harness, Crash-tested Car Harness

19. LumoLeaf Dog Water Bowl, No Spill Dog Water Bowl

+my top three long gates

Toddleroo by North States 3 in 1 Metal Superyard |

Hardware Mount or Freestanding

151" long, 30" tall.

Regalo 192-Inch Super Wide Adjustable Baby Gate and Play Yard |

Hardware Mount or Freestanding

192’’ long,  28’’ tall.

Toddleroo by North States Superyard Colorplay 8 Panel Baby

Play Yard | Freestanding

262.5” long, 26’ tall, 34.4 Sq.Ft. Enclosure

Pro Tip: Long gates can be used

  • As an exercise pen for a dog
  • As a playpen for a child
  • For wide spaces, angled openings, hallways, and doorways
  • In homes with open floor plans
  • To put around a Christmas tree or fireplace
  • When you have guests over to prevent the dogs from jumping on them
  • When you greet your dog/s after a C-section
  • Even to hang laundry.

If you are unsure what kind of gate to choose, here is a post with 5 questions to ask yourself before buying a baby/dog gate.

Head over to Dog Meets Baby Amazon Store to check out baby gates and playpens recommended by me, my clients, and my followers.

Enjoy our 2022 Gift Guide! We made it just for you 💛

Happy holidays, friends!