The Best Christmas Gifts for Dog Lovers [2018]

Best Christmas Gifts for Dog Lovers

My Favourite Christmas Gifts from 2018

Finding the best Christmas gifts for dog lovers during the holidays can be a challenge. But sometimes you find one of those evergreen ideas that is meaningful, personal, and just keeps giving year after year.

As a pet portrait artist, I get all sorts of amazing stories from clients after the canvases are unwrapped and the tears are shed and everyone is cozied up around the fire. And now that the new year is upon us I can safely share their gifts without ruining any surprises!

Best Christmas Gifts for Dog Lovers
Hova, 8x8

Three 6″ x 6″ portraits of Sabre the German Shepherd and his friends made an amazing gift for a client in Nanaimo, Canada. 

30" x 30" of Marley, whose eyes are so human I could hardly believe it.

The Best Christmas Christmas Gifts for Pet Lovers Make Them Smile

I always love getting to see people’s expressions after they receive a pet portrait as a gift. Especially if they can get the dog in question into the photo too!

12" x 16" of Nixon, which was pretty close to life sized for him!
dog painting from photo
10x10 of Zorro, who looks just as mischievous as his namesake.
And Smiley Bailey!
Testimonial yellow lab pet paintings from photos
In true lab fashion, wondering where the Christmas treats are

Getting photos and greetings from the recipients after they open their pet portrait gifts is one of my favourite things. Christmas commissions usually start coming in around early November though, so it can be a long wait. 

Feel free to get in touch if you’re looking for a special occasion gift for that dog-lover in your life! 

I have more examples of my work up in my Pet Portrait Gallery, and prices are all listed here.

Thanks for stopping by! 


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Zann Hemphill

Zann Hemphill is a practising pet portrait artist, writer, and video producer.

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