10 Gifts That Wish Your Dog Groomer Tail-wagging Tidings

Make your favorite dog groomer's holiday season merry and bright with a practical yet festive Christmas gift they'll love.

Updated November 15, 2023
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Tis the season to pamper the paw-some professionals who keep your furry family on fleek! Don't fur-get about your dog's grooming guru during the holiday cheer. Whether it's a quirky grooming apron, a personalized tumbler, or a framed furry portrait, surprise your pet pamperer with a gift that barks 'thank you' for making your pup look and smell like a million bones all year long!

Between hair clippings, bath water, and shampoo, dog grooming can be a messy job. Most groomers use water-resistant aprons or smocks to protect their clothing during their workday. And because they have to switch them out after grooming each pet, they go through these items pretty fast.

A waterproof apron that's not just super cute with doggy designs but also super practical could be a great gift. Look for one that comes with a handy adjustable neck strap and big pockets up front for all their tools. They'll love it!


Groomers go through dog biscuits faster than your pup's tail wags in response to hearing the word "treat." If you're hoping to give them something you know they need, consider gifting dog treats.

Grab a bag of bite-sized, low-calorie biscuits filled with healthy ingredients, like fruit. That way, they won't upset anyone's belly. This pumpkin variety is a perfect choice that also aligns with the holiday theme, though groomers can use them year-round if they last that long!

Let your groomer know you (and Santa) think they're the very best with a personalized ornament. They can place this memento on their tree at home or use it as décor at the salon. Better yet, have an ornament made with your dog's photo on it so they'll never forget your particular pup.

Hydration is important, and your groomer's water undoubtedly collects some stray strands with so much dog hair flying around the salon. Why not gift them a tumbler with a lid and straw to protect their beverage?

Have their name engraved on the cup, or add a fun catchphrase you know they'll appreciate, like "A well-groomed dog is a happy dog" or "Dog hair, don't care."

Quick Tip

If they work with other groomers, adding their names to the tumbler could be helpful.


Groomers form strong bonds with their pet clients. A framed photo of your dog with a fresh haircut will surely touch your groomer's heart.

If you have the time (and the patience), you could even plan a photo shoot with a holiday backdrop or include a photo of your pet with Santa. While any frame will work, one emblazoned with holiday bones and snowflakes adds a festive feel to the gift.

A gift certificate to a pet supply website, such as Chewy.com, can be a much-appreciated gift for any pet professional. Plus, electronic gift cards are easy to send and are a perfect last-minute present. Groomers are always in need of new clipper blades, scissors, and other equipment, so your gift can go toward any of these necessities.

If they're also a pet parent, you could suggest they use the gift funds to spoil their own special pup!

Groomers use their hands continuously, which can do a number on their skin. A hydrating hand mask is a thoughtful present for the groomer who always puts others before themselves.

Those with sensitive skin can use these single-use gloves, leaving your groomer's hands feeling nourished and smooth. Why not buy a pair for yourself while you're at it?

Quick Tip

Consider grabbing a bottle of unscented lotion for them to keep at the salon, too. 


A holiday gift doesn't have to be extravagant to be thoughtful. Consider giving your groomer a handwritten message to express your deep appreciation for their services.

Write from the heart. You can also include any inside jokes or funny memories you've shared. If you don't know your groomer very well, don't worry; pick a meaningful holiday sentiment of your choice and make sure to include your dog's name in the "From" portion!

Ask any dog groomer, and they'll tell you that dog hair has a mysterious way of turning up in the most unexpected places — it's not just confined to the grooming room. It's like a fluffy shadow that sticks around wherever they go. So, why not embrace this hairy fact of life with a touch of humor? Give them a chuckle with a gift they can use daily.

Your groomer buddy is sure to appreciate a gift that gets the fur off their clothes. Most of the time, they can sport their accidental fur coat, but if they have somewhere important to go, they probably shouldn't let the fur tag along. And, on top of grabbing ahold of the fur, it helps get rid of wrinkles.


Giving Back to Dog Groomers

Gift-giving doesn't have to be stressful. With these groomer-specific holiday gift ideas, you'll know you are giving your groomer something they'll truly use. Whatever you choose, they will appreciate the thought that went into your gift!

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10 Gifts That Wish Your Dog Groomer Tail-wagging Tidings