What is it about Pugs?
The noble Pug dog. Why do we love them so much? According to the American Kennel Association, pugs are number 28 in the top 100 list of our favorite dog breeds. Not bad for such a small and unmistakably cute dog. We love them also because they are naturally curious about everything. When not sleeping, they can be found on an adventure prowling somewhere around the house or garden looking for new experiences or trouble to get into. Every day is a school day for our pug friends.
Why do Pugs love their humans so much? Well, it appears that pugs not only love their humans but also see them as their family. The smell of a pug’s human is the ultimate reward to these cheeky little fellas. That is why they are so affectionate and are always looking for cuddles no matter what you are doing. Perhaps the ultimate ´toy dog´.
If you are still warming up to the idea of gifting something Pug-related and don’t understand the hoopla around these chubby little charmers, we have some wonderfully weird facts about Pugs to get in you in the gifting zone.
Pugs Can Snore Almost As Loud As A Jet Plane – Dogs snoring is part and parcel of being a dog owner but pugs snort and snore whether they are asleep or not. The loudest pug snore recorded is from Otis the pug whose snore was recorded at 96 decibels. That’s just 1 decibel under the noise of a Boeing 737 flying a mile above your head.
The Chinese Believed Pugs Face Wrinkles Could Be Read – The breed was originally bred to be a lapdog for Chinese Emperors. When not sitting on the Emperors lap, pugs were having their face wrinkles read as a form of fortune-telling. No wonder they are so regal.
Pugs Are Not A ´New Breed´- Pug dogs are estimated to have originated around 400 B.C so technically they are older than Jesus. Another reason why they are so precious.
What Would A Group Of Pugs Be Known As? – Somewhere in history, someone decided that due to the pug breeds infamous link to snoring should be reflected in their group name. Therefore a group of pugs is called a ´grumble´. That´s a genius piece of naming!
Understood a Pug Owner’s Pride? Comfortable to dive into this doggilicious world? Alright then!
In this article, we are going to look at gift ideas for pug owners and also gift ideas for the pug dogs themselves.
We have classified these gift ideas into different sections for ease of choosing.
So let’s kick things off with the pug owners gift ideas:
1. “A House is Not a Home Without a Pug” Wood Sign Plaque
This gift idea can be hung on the front door or on any interior door of the loyal pug owner. On the front door, it shows that you are about to enter a pug-friendly environment so smile and breathe easy. Also, a good idea to let visitors know that they are about to experience a love overload from the cutest doggos. Forewarned is prepared.
2. “Black Pug Dog Just Call Me The King” Pillow Cases
This set of 2 pug pillowcases are great as your throw cushion covers. Featuring the King of the dog world in all its regal glory, these cushion cases are a great adornment to any pug lover’s sofa or recliner. They hit the exact right tone as we all know who the boss is in a pug home. Don’t expect the pug not to fall in love with the cushion covers though. They may well drag them off to their throne room and decorate their own area.
3. Pug Dog – Soft & Smooth Throw Blanket
Pugs love relaxing and being warm. Did you know that on average pugs sleep for up to fourteen hours each day? That’s when they aren’t up to mischief or eating away to their heart’s content. With this soft and comfortable throw, you can grab some quality snuggle time with your best pal, and while they dream of food and frolics, you can chill out and catch up with some reading or deep-diving into a movie. So as long as it isn´t 101 Dalmatians….you know how jealous pugs can get.
4. Peppery Pug Salt and Pepper Shaker Holder
When pugs aren’t sleeping they can usually be found eating or sleeping and dreaming of food. When they do sleep it’s your turn to head to the kitchen and get your food. This salt and pepper shaker holder (with shakers included) is a perfect reminder of your little pug king or queen. Eat before they wake up though or your food isn’t your food anymore. You already know this as you are a ´seasoned´ pug-loving pro.
5. Pug Puppy Dog Party Birthday Supplies
This gift idea is for a pug-loving kids’ party or even a pug party for them. (These happen, birthday parties for pugs! Who would have thought it?) These pug-themed plates and party supplies will stand out for kids (or pugs) and make the party go with a swing. A collection of 16 kids at a party is called a riot. A collection of 16 pugs at a party (as we learned earlier) is called a grumble. There won’t be any grumbling with this gift idea.
6. Pug Stemless Wine Glasses (Set of 2)
Pugs are notoriously mischievous and intrepid so this gift idea of stemless wine glasses is a good move. A wine glass with a stem is seen as a challenge by a pug and they have a tendency to knock things over. Without the stem, they are more stable and less likely to be knocked over. With the etched glass pug silhouettes, they are undeniably a pug lover´s dream drink receptacle.
7. Drinking Pug Wine Bottle Holder Statue
What are wine glasses without the wine to go with them? Empty. This gift idea of a wine bottle holder with a pug statuette is an ideal gift for pug lovers. After a long day of running around with their best friend, it gets to wine o´clock, and what better way to reach for the vino than from a reclining pug. A pug reclining is its natural state. A pug owner´s natural state is recovering after a day of pug adventures. This wine holder will instantly put a smile on a proud pug owners’ face.
8. Cute Pet Hearts Bedding Sets with 2 Pillow Shams and 1 Cushion Cover
This comfy and cozy bedding set is the ideal gift for pug fan kids. Even when they may be separated for a few hours during the night (no one else is sleeping if a pug is snoring in the same room), they will still have their little best friend keeping them warm and filling their pleasant dreams with pug adventures. Just make sure the pug doesn’t spot it or they´ll want a matching set for their bed.
9. Pug Themed 3D Illusion Decorative Night light with Remote
This decorative night light with a remote is a fantastic gift idea. It’s just like a pug getting their image up in lights and being the center of attention. This light is great for bedrooms or offices. The remote control is a cool idea as you can change the settings or turn on or off from all the way across the room. If only pugs came with remote control. A pause button would be a fun and utterly useful feature.
10. Pug Life Stainless Steel Travel Mug
Most pug owners take their pugs with them to mostly all places. Along with their canine friend, they also bring things like water, a bowl, blanket, and snacks to keep their doggo nourished and happy. With this thermal water/drinks bottle, they can enjoy refreshments for their own needs or use it to bring along the water for their little king or queen. Keeps the drink hot or cold for the best refreshment.
11. Women’s Novelty Pug Socks with Gift Box
These Novelty pug socks are as bright and mischievous as the pugs themselves. The socks are not only warm and cozy for movement around the house but also give great style to a proud dog mom. There is nothing worse than cold feet when entertaining a pug. These socks will be a good friend and show your support for all pug-kind.
12. Cooking Aprons for Pug Lovers – Donut Riders
This kitchen attire works on different levels. When the humble servant to the pug is dishing up the food for their little prince or princess they will no doubt get the splashback from their hearty and avid eater. This pug lover’s apron will protect the owner’s precious fashion choices. The secondary purpose (everything is secondary to the pug) is for cooking human food whilst the pug looks on thinking “Why didn’t I get the lobster thermidor?” Illustrated with pugs riding on donuts, this apron is a great gift for the pug lover in your life.
13. Women’s Pug Dog Lounge Pants – Pajama Bottoms
Lounging and sleeping are skills that pugs have mastered throughout their existence. Initially, they were the lapdogs of Chinese Emperors (not a bad gig if you can get it) and throughout history, they have demanded attention and the best of everything. Pug owners deserve the best as well and these luxury pajama pants with pug design are no exception. Imagine being fleecy warm and cozy (the pug is naturally fleecy and cozy warm) and ready for a night of relaxation or a duvet day of nothing but spending time with a pug. Bliss.
14. Sterling Silver Pug Dog Stud Earrings
Wear the love of the pug on your ears. That’s not a sentence we ever thought will see the light of day, but here we are! These sterling silver pug earrings are going to be a favorite of any pug fan. The quality is on point with these pug-inspired ear jewelry. For daily use or just date nights, they are perfect for all social occasions.
15. Pug Dog Keychain For Pug Owner
Have you ever lost your keys? Most of us have but you wouldn’t be as careless as to lose your dog. This pug dog keychain will ensure you think of your keys just as you think of your pug. You will never want to be separated from it. Pug design with enough space to fit enough keys for anyone. The key to your heart is with your pug or should we say with this paw-inspiring puggy keychain?
16. Neoprene Waterproof Laptop Sleeve Bag
Bring the love of the pug lover into the cyber-age with this Neoprene Laptop Bag that is waterproof and will protect their beloved laptop just as much as they want their pug to be protected. With its colorful background and adorable pug design, no one will mistake the owner of this piece of technology for anything other than the totally devoted pug person that they are.
17. Blingy’s Pug Style Transparent Phone Case
The next piece of technology that people love and want to protect is, of course, their phone. This Transparent protective phone case for their iPhone is gloriously pug-defined and colorful. Any pug fan will love this protective phone case and will always be reminded of both you and their pug everytime they are using it. This is a must have gift idea for all cellular phone pug lovers.
18. Tilted Pug Food Water Bowl Non Slip Pet Feeder
Pugs are beautiful but they do sometimes have difficulty with breathing so this angled feeding bowl alleviates this problem for them while eating or drinking. It has been scientifically shown that angled feeding bowls help eating habits and digestion for pets. Every pet owner loves their pet so this feeding bowl is a must. Happy pug, happy life!
19. Orthopedic Dog Bed Lounge
This memory foam mattress dog bed is the height of luxury. Pugs famously, or infamously, shed their hair quite a lot. So this gift idea of a suede memory foam mattress is a functional one as suede can be brushed easily to remove all remnants of their shedding. Also, the memory foam mattress will help with their posture so hopefully less snoring through better-supported airways. A pug expects the best and with this gift, that’s exactly what they will receive.
20. Voyager Step-In Air Dog Harness
When it’s time for walkies this Step-In Dog harness is great. It is a safer version than the old choker style leashes and comfier and adaptable to the dog’s position so it makes for a more enjoyable and satisfying trip to the park or wherever the pug wants to visit today. (i.e Disneyworld, the south of France etc..)
21. Retro Pug Dog Sling Carrier for Small and Medium Dogs
When walkies get too much for the little pug prince or the pug owner, this gift idea is the perfect choice for comfort and practicality. Pugs have little legs. This is a given. So, long walks may be good for their health but not that good for their joints. This dog carrier sling is easily packed into a rucksack and used whenever the need arises. This gift is great also for your shopping sprees when your hands are full of bags and you need your pug pal for style comments. This is seriously a pug-loved necessity.
22. Sherpa Dog Blanket
We have already spoken about the fact that pugs, as amazing as they are, are shedders of their ´plumage´. This gift idea is going to protect any of the precious furnishings from the devilish hair droppers. The blanket is plush and reversible and will protect all kinds of surfaces such as your car interior, sofa or bed linen from being increasingly covered in the little king or queen’s fallout. A gift that keeps on giving while the pugs keep on shedding. Indispensable.
23. Thundershirt Classic Dog Anxiety Jacket
Pugs can get a little anxious out in the world as they are smaller than most things around them. This anxiety jacket applies constant gentle pressure to the little royals, making them feel cuddled and confident. This ‘drug-free’ solution to nervous small dogs is a genius and healthy gift idea that the pug owner and the pug dog will both benefit from and be grateful for. A happy pug is a happy world. Cuddle-tastic!
24. Pet Car Booster Seat Travel Carrier Cage
Anyone that has ever met, seen, or owned a pug knows that they are one of the most inquisitive creatures ever to tread the earth. That doesn’t change when they are riding shotgun in your car. This booster seat offers them the opportunity to look out the window to see the passing scenery but also is a safety factor to make sure that they are just as safe as their owner in the car. Love life, Love Pugs.
25. Furbo Dog Camera
We are literally blown away by this gift idea. This is a perfect gift for not only pug owners but ALL pet owners. None of us like to be away from our furry little friends but when it’s a must…you can’t help it. With this brilliant tech invention, never be away (completely) from your little Hombre and be in constant contact with your pug, from wherever you are in the world. Whats’ more! It also works with Amazon Alexa. If you are looking for the most puggish gift in the world then you just found it!
Pug dogs will always be one of our favorite creatures(family members) and with the great gift ideas featured in this article, we know that there is something interesting for both – the pug lovers and the pug dogs.
Our favorite items from the gift ideas for pug owners/lovers? Oh, there are so many but the team at Perfectgift4.com just adored the pug dog salt and pepper shaker holders. They make us smile just by looking at them. Even the stemless wine glasses are cool and they pair well with the pug dog wine holder, making this package a total win(n)er.
When it comes to the Pugs themselves, nothing beats the cool Dog Camera. So futuristic and cool. Who would have thought dogs would have their personal camera and sound service designated as their own? You lucky dogs, you.
Whichever gift or gifts you choose for the pug lover or the pug itself, let us know in the comments section. We would love to read what you think is an amazing gift idea for the souls in the Pug World!
Catch you next time. Now, it’s time for WALKIES…