Teeuwynn has owned dogs her whole life. She has enjoyed the companionship of everything from Pugs to Newfoundlands.
Anyone who has loved and been loved by a Newf will never be the same again. These gentle giants demand total love and they deserve it. It’s no wonder their human parents love to get presents that revolve around the breed.
These 12 gifts are all good ideas to give to people with Newfoundlands. Remember, each person is different, and keep your friend or family member’s unique tastes and circumstances in mind when you make your final pick as to what present to get them.
1. Vintage Newfoundland Postage Stamp Soft Fleece Throw Blanket
This soft blanket has the muted feel of a vintage stamp with a Newfoundland standing strong at the center. Made of 100% polyester, the warm fleece is great for snuggling up with your Newfs or taking with you to the game. I’m particularly fond of taking this blanket with me when we go to dog shows. It shows off our breed allegiance and provides a great way to stay warm and clean.
The blanket is 50” x 60” in size, making it great for snuggling. The blanket is machine washable on cold and should be tumble dried on low. This blanket is a great way for the recipient to show off his or her love of Newfs while also getting a stylish, snuggly new throw blanket.
2. Newfoundland Dog Jewelry
There are a lot of nice pieces of Newfoundland jewelry of all types being made right now. Places like Etsy are a great place to find Newfoundland jewelry. You can find this jewelry in a wide range of costs too.
When deciding what to purchase, keep in mind the recipient's tastes, what type of jewelry he or she likes to wear, the quality and metal the jewelry is made with (and if the recipient has any allergies), and possibly if it can be personalized.
3. Newfoundland Suitcase
This hard-sided carry-on (or check-in) suitcase features a fantastic picture of a brown Newfoundland looking like an aviator right on the front of the suitcase. Designed by Rachael Hale McKenna, the suitcase will get the recipient plenty of notice at the airport. After all, what’s cuter than a flying Newf?
This light carry-on weighs only 6.2 pounds and the four double spinner wheels make it easy to maneuver around the airport. The wheels can turn in a complete 360 degree circle. The suitcase has an expansion zipper to allow an additional 2” of room all along the top of the case if needed.
My friend has the suitcase photographed above. She uses it every time she travels and always gets positive comments about this case. The happy Newfoundland on the front is just irresistible. Additionally, she finds the suitcase pretty easy to maneuver around the airport and she always knows its hers when she checks it and it comes down the ramp.
4. Newfoundland-Themed Glasses
There are all sorts of different drinking glasses available with a picture or etching of a Newfoundland on them. These glasses range from beer steins to wine glasses to plain old drinking glasses. All of them can make good presents for your Newfoundland loving friend or family member.
5. Newfoundland Key Chains and Key Rings
There are a lot of very charming Newfoundland key chains and key rings available right now. What better way for a Newfoundland lover to always have his or her best friend with them then to get a Newf key chain as a gift?
As to what style of key ring to get, that depends on the recipient. Make sure you get a good look at their current key ring so you know how many keys it has to hold and that they don't already have a special key chain before you buy them a Newfoundland key ring for a present.
6. All You Need Is Love . . . and a Newfoundland Wooden Sign
This thick wooden stand up sign declares what every Newfoundland devotee knows —all you need is love and your Newf! Measuring 5" x 6" x 1.5" this sign can fit in a variety of places in your home. It has a warm, distressed appearance that every Newfoundland owner knows goes perfectly with how Newfs love to live.
This sign also makes a great prop to use when taking pictures of your Newfoundland. Your beloved pet will undoubtedly proudly pose with this declaration to his or her powerful presence in your life.
7. Newfoundland Dog Graphic T-Shirt
Look online and you'll find lots of different designs for tee shirts and long sleeved shirts with Newfoundlands on them. Some of them are silly, with slogans like "That's not hair, that's just Newfoundland glitter," while others are sentimental and others are just classy.
Think about the personality of the person you're buying a gift for and then decide what type of Newfoundland shirt they would like the best before you buy one. Also, make sure you know the right size before you buy unless you're going to give a gift card for the shirt instead.
8. Newfoundland Tote Bag
This 17” x 17” Jacquard woven tote bag from Amazon.com has a lovely textured look. The bag features a Newfoundland prominently on the side, panting and ready for a sunny day. Woven from 100% Cotton, the bag is made of the finest natural material that ensures the colors of the bag will stay vibrant.
This bag is great to take around anywhere, indoors or out. It’s one of my dog show staples for carrying last minute items I need ringside. I also bring it to school events. Sometimes the kids will start asking about the dog on the bag and we can break the ice over Newfoundlands. The Newf lover in your life will appreciate this bag too. At $34.58 it’s a reasonable price for a good bag that was woven in the USA.
9. Newfoundland Mugs
Look online and you will quickly discover there are a lot of Newfoundland mugs available. Most cost between $10 and $20. Many are funny, some are serious, some just depict the beauties that are Newfoundlands.
When you look for a mug for your friend, try to find one that is dishwasher safe and, ideally, microwave safe. You'll also have to decide if you want a smaller or larger size mug. However, as long as a Newfoundland is involved, you're probably on the right track when it comes to getting your friend a present.
10. "Free Days With George" Book
This book maintains a 5 star rating on Amazon with 270 reviews in at this time. This New York Times best seller is the true story of a rescue Landseer Newfoundland named George and Collin, a man whose life breaks apart when his wife abruptly leaves him.
Collin and George slowly begin a life together and through their love and caring for each other find a way to heal.
This is a compelling story for anyone to read, let alone someone who adores Newfoundlands and understands how compassionate and caring they are. George epitomizes the Newf soul. It's hard to see how anyone who appreciates Newfoundlands and reading won't enjoy this book.
11. Launch: Limited Edition
This beautiful bronze sculpture will take your breath away in person. It shows a Newfoundland in mid-leap. I can imagine the Newf is about to plunge into the water. Created by renowned animal artist Tony Acevedo, this statue is made of cold cast bronze. It has a strong mixture of powdered bronze throughout the sculpture.
The artist makes sure each piece is hand buffed to bring out all the luster in the bronze. This is followed up with a final hand-rubbed wax patina. This dog decor is on a limited run. Only 350 of these will ever be made worldwide. Due to its limited run and handcrafted bronze nature, the statue costs $310. The statue’s dimensions are 13” x 6” x 7.25.”
12. Gift Card for Grooming Services
If the Newf lover in your life has a PetCo or other pet store with grooming services nearby, consider giving your friend a little break from the daily grooming and getting a gift card as a present. Make sure to call and check with the local grooming store to find out how much it costs for a complete grooming service for a Newfoundland before you get the gift card, so you don’t leave your friend hanging.
Of course, if your friend chooses to use the gift card a different way, it’s their gift!
© 2018 Teeuwynn Woodruff
Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on April 25, 2018:
So many beautiful gifts to choose from. I have a friend who owns a Newfoundland so this is a useful resource.