Well I would have to agree with Joy Martin-Malone. You can't go wrong with Jameson Irish Whisky! But if you're looking for something homemade why not a copper dog tag that reads "Dogs leave pawprints on your heart" http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/blackdogjewelry/1823072/copper_dog_lover_dog_tags/handmade/pets/pet_lovers/jewelry
I made a dog tag for my Dad that reads "Have you hugged your grand dog today?" and he loves it!