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Easy Christmas Gifts for Dogs & Dog Lovers

If you are anything like me, you always struggle with what gift to give your friends and family every holiday season. You want something unique and special, something guaranteed to bring a smile to your special someone’s face. It can be difficult to think of something that someone wants that they wouldn’t have thought to get themselves, especially as an adult. However, if your friends are also like me and obsessed with their dog, we have a couple of easy solutions.

Top Gift Ideas for Dog Lovers

1. Dog Collar Flower

Dog Collar flower hydrangeaPerfect for the dog lover that loves to show off their pup – both at the dog park and online. These felt flowers are cute as can be, and can slide onto almost any collar, making it an easy gift to pick out, even if you don’t know their dog very well. They are handmade right here in ABQ and come in tons of different colors, so you are sure to find one that is just right for them.

2. Dog Bow Ties 

If your friend’s dog is more of a dapper dog, a super easy and stylish option is our Velveteen Bow Tie, these bow ties can also be slipped onto most collars and add  so much personality to a pups look. They are great for a special occasion, or your friend who likes to take tons of  pictures of their pup.

schnauzer red velvet bow tie for collar

3. Engraved Nylon Collar

If you really want to impress someone with a special gift, get them an engraved dog collar. You can get their pups name, number, address, all engraved right on the buckle so that there is no fear of losing their tags. This is a great gift for someone with a new dog, that is still getting used to its environment, because should they get out, they are very easy to identify. It gives the person peace of mind – without sacrificing style! 

Engraved Nylon Dog Collar 3/4"

4. Holiday Dog Collar

Mimi Green has plenty of holiday dog collars and accessories that are sure to bring a little cheer to your holiday season! No matter your style you are sure to find something you will love. Some of our current favorites are our Starlight Glitter Velvet and our Rifle Paper Co Christmas Trees which also pair great with a poinsettia or Joy Christmas dog collar flower.

Shop Christmas Gifts for Dogs & Dog Owners at Mimi Green

Not sure what size to order? Send us an email, we are always happy to help!

holiday dog collars christmas gift

When you shop with Mimi Green you are shopping small and woman owned. You are getting a handmade item that can’t be found on Amazon, and supporting jobs in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It might take a little longer to ship, but we hope the time, quality, and care we put into every item we make will surprise and delight your loved ones, and make their pups feel loved as well.


6 Best Non-Stink Dog Collars

Dogs get into all sorts of messes. From rolling in grass and mud puddles to swimming at the dog beach, dogs get into all sorts of messes. When it comes to dog collars, an active dog lifestyle can result in a collar getting dirty and smelly.

Luckily, there are certain odor proof dog collars available to prevent your pup’s collar from stinking with little to no maintenance and keep it as good as new for as long as your dog wears it! Mimi Green lists some of our favorite anti-stink dog collars below.

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How to Make a Dog Collar: Step-by-Step Guide

Making your own dog is the perfect chance to create a customized accessory that fits your pup’s unique personality. You can also make sure the collar is the perfect size for your dog’s neck and is made from the high quality materials your furry friend deserves.

Is it your first time making a DIY dog collar? Don’t fret! Mimi Green shows you how to make a dog collar in the steps below. It is important to note, however, that making a dog collar following these steps requires experience using a sewing machine.

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21 Unique Dog Collars: 2021 Favorites List

Unique Martingale Dog Collars

1. Leather Martingale Dog Collar with Brass Riveted Nameplate

Our leather martingale collar is perfect for those who want a martingale collar that has a classic and high-end feel. The brass riveted nameplate is not only visually pleasing, but is large too, making ID information easy to spot. Choose from a variety of beautiful, rich leather colors, including tan, black, dark brown, olive green, and red.

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Mimi Green Collars Featured on the Drew Barrymore Show

We are so excited to have been featured on the Drew Barrymore Show! Last month, The Drew Barrymore Show partnered up with Etsy to showcase new trends and popular items to help viewers find the best gift for your loved ones during the holiday season. Our hand embroidered velvet dog collars were one of the items Etsy and Drew Barrymore suggested.

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Martingale Collars: How to Use, Benefits, & More

If you are looking for a new collar for your dog, it may be difficult to choose from the many options. From classic flat collars to slip leads, each collar offers unique advantages. The martingale in particular is a gentle option that can help train your dog to walk better on a leash. Learn more about how to use a martingale collar, the benefits of a martingale, and how to find the correct one for your dog.

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Leather or Nylon Dog Collar: Which is Better for Your Dog?

Choosing the right type of collar for your dog can be a tough decision with so many options to choose from. How can you tell what’s best for your precious pupperino? That’s where our team at Mimi Green comes in. As a company that designs and handcrafts all types of collars and dog accessories, we know a thing or two about dog collars.

Among the many types and varieties of collars, the two most popular are nylon dog collars and leather dog collars. But is one better than the other? There might be more to this question than you might think! There are a few things to consider when choosing collars.

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How to Clean A Dog Collar – Tips & Step-by-Step Instructions

How to Clean A Dog Collar – Tips & Step-by-Step InstructionsIf you’re a dog owner, it’s important to know how to clean a dog collar properly. And if your dog is like any normal dog, it probably likes to roll around in the grass or splash around in puddles.

You wash your dog whenever it has a little too much fun at the beach or park. Why not wash its collar too? Knowing your fluffy best friend has a clean dog collar will put your mind at ease. Not to mention, if your dog enjoys napping on the living room couch with a dirty collar, chances are that couch is going to get dirty too.
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Dog Collar Sizing: How to Find The Right Size Collar for Your Dog

Dog collars are an important part of keeping your dog safe. Not only do they provide crucial identification information if your dog runs away, but, when properly fit, collars also help keep your dog secure on its leash during walks. However, collars are only able to keep your dog safe if they fit correctly on your dog’s neck. Therefore, it is important that you invest in a collar that fits your pup properly. You want to make sure the collar is not too loose, where the dog can wriggle their way out, and not too tight, where your dog has the potential to get injured.

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