Possibly one of the quickest ways to the heart of a cat lover is to buy a gift for their furry feline companion. However, there are so many gifts for cats and cat lovers on the market, it can be difficult to know where to start looking for the perfect present. While it helps to know the cat and their owner and to understand their likes and dislikes, this can still leave you with a lot of research to do on cat Christmas presents. However, our panel of pet experts and cat lovers are here to help. They have done the research for you and to get you started they have created a list of the 20 best gifts for cat lovers.
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The Pioneer Pet SmartCat The Ultimate Scratching Post is a must have for any home with a furry feline. The post is made from durable and fibrous sisal; a material that naturally inspires scratching. The post stands at 32 inches tall, so it encourages cats to stretch vertically, working their muscles as well as their claws and providing the mental and physical stimulation a cat needs. The post comes in a neutral color to fit in with any décor and has a wide, sturdy base to ensure that the post stays upright regardless of how energetic the cat gets.
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Strong and durable
32” tall – designed for vertical stretching
Created using sisal – naturally inspires scratching
Sturdy construction with 16” x 16” base
Quick and easy to assemble
The Yellow Banana Catnip Toy by Yeowww! is handmade from durable cotton twill and is stuffed with organically grown catnip. At 7 inches long, it is the perfect size for most cats and is small and light enough for them to grab, roll, kick, and generally have fun with. Every aspect of the banana is non-toxic, including the dyes, which are vegetable based.
Durable cotton twill outer fabric
100% organic catnip filler
Non-toxic and natural
The Handcrafted Cat Cave Bed by Twin Critters is made from 100% natural Merino wool. The cat cave is large enough for Maine Coons and provides the perfect place for kittens to shelter. The cave is handcrafted in Nepal and is completely chemical free. It is instead made using the art of felting, giving it an extremely soft yet durable finish. If kitty doesn’t like the cave, it can also be flattened and used as an extra soft cat mat.
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Large handmade cave style bed
12” tall, 20” across, and with a 9” diameter opening
Made from Merino wool using felting technique
Free from harsh chemicals
Can be flattened and used as a mat
All cats need continuous access to a supply of fresh, clean drinking water, and that is exactly what they have with the PetSafe Drinkwell Platinum Cat Water Fountain. The free-fall stream encourages cats to drink more, while the 168 fluid oz capacity means fewer trips to refill it. The water is filtered through a replaceable carbon water filter to remove bad odors and tastes. The stream can be adjusted so that it flows at the right rate for kitty. The fountain is made from BPA free materials and is dishwasher safe.
168 fluid oz water capacity
Freefall adjustable water stream
Replaceable carbon water filter
The Kitty Cot Original World’s Best Cat Perch is Humane Society approved and easy to fit using giant suction cups. The perch can be used indoors or outdoors and attaches to any glass or mirrored surface. Each of the giant suction cups can hold 12lbs and the frame is made from durable and strong plastic pipes. The hammock itself is created from weather-resistant fabric that is easy to clean. The flat sleeping surface is easy for kitty to enter and exit and their favorite blanket and toys can be easily accommodated.
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Large perch measures 25 ½” by 14”
Safely holds up to 25”
Easy to attach
Durable and strong plastic pipe frame
Weather-resistant and easy to clean sleeping surface
Indoor or outdoor use
If you are looking for a gift for the owner of an older cat or one with mobility problems, then Aspen Pet Self Warming Beds by Petmate could be just what you are looking for. The round pet bed is the perfect size for most cats and includes heat-reflecting technology. The interior layer of the bed reflects the body heat of the furry feline to provide warmth and comfort while they sleep. The bed has a non-skid bottom to keep it safely in place on any type of flooring and is lightweight, so it is easy to pick up and move if needed.
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Round cat bed with 19 ½” diameter
Reflects cat’s own body heat
Polyester construction with plush sides
Can be hand washed
The Midwest Curious Cat Cube creates a safe and fun place for any cat to hide, rest, and play. The strong and sturdy cube is covered in faux suede and synthetic sheepskin for warmth and comfort. The cube includes a plush hanging ball, small cutouts to promote play, and a cushioned top for relaxing. The cube folds flat for traveling or for when it is not in use.
Measures 15.5” x 15.5” x 16.5”
Entrance 7.3” wide by 10” tall
Folds completely flat
Faux suede and synthetic sheepskin covering
Hanging plush ball included
Small cut outs for playing
For the perfect gift that encourages cats of any age to play, consider the PetSafe Bolt Interactive Laser Cat Toy. The laser encourages the natural hunting and playing instincts of cats by moving randomly across the floor and walls. The direction of the laser can be changed by repositioning the adjustable mirror. The Bolt turns off automatically after 15 minutes, reducing overstimulation and the risk of the game getting boring. The Bolt includes a Class IIIa laser that has a maximum power output of 5mW to ensure safety.
Class IIIa laser with a maximum 5mW power output
Automatic shutoff after 15 minutes
Random laser patterns
The unit is 8.5
Requires 4 AA batteries
The Furminator Short or Long Hair deShedding Tool for Cats allows you to remove loose hair without the risk of cutting the skin or damaging their coat. The stainless steel edge of the deSheddereasily reaches through the cat’s topcoat to reach and remove loose hairs. It comes complete with a release button to help you remove hair from the tool with ease.
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Removes loose hairs safely and pain-free
Stainless steel comb edge
Hair release button
Ideal for long haired cats over 10lb
If you are looking for a gift that provides enrichment and exercise, then consider the PetSafe SlimCat Interactive Cat Toy and Food Dispenser. The ball-shaped toy has an adjustable opening, so it easily holds different sized kibble. Chasing the ball encourages a cat’s natural instincts, provides exercise and promotes healthy digestion as it slows down the rate at which a cat can eat. The ball can be used for meals or just to hold treats. It is dishwasher safe and made from FDA approved plastic.
Ball-shaped toy and food dispenser
Compatible with most dry foods
Holds 2 – 3 cups of food
Improves digestion and fights obesity
Provides play and exercise opportunities
Made from FDA approved plastic
The Lotus Cat Tower by The Refined Feline combines different platform levels with an enclosed space for cats who like to hide. The structure is covered with Brown Berber carpet, which is attached with Velcro and includes a sisal pad to encourage scratching. There are two faux suede covered cushions, one in the enclosed space, the other on top of it, offering kitty comfort and warmth.
Constructed from plywood with an oak veneer finish
Platforms are covered in removable Berber carpet
Includes sisal scratchpad
Soft cushions with washable faux suede covers
Enclosed space at the base of the structure
If you are looking for a gift that a cat lover can use with their furry feline, then the Go Cat Teaser Cat Catcher Wand Cat Toy might be just what you are looking for. The toy offers play and exercise and encourages a cat’s natural hunting instincts. It is designed for supervised play and is the perfect way to build a bond with a cat while helping keep them active and stimulated.
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12” flexible glitter wand
Braided safety wire with replaceable Go Cat toy
Toy made from natural materials
Provides exercise and mental stimulation
For supervised playtimes
The Cat Amazing Interactive Treat Maze & Puzzle Feeder for Cats provides cats with mental stimulation and encourages their natural inquisitive instincts. The toy has three different levels of difficulty and encourages cats to sniff, scratch, find, and retrieve hidden rewards. The box requires the addition of the cat’s favorite small toy or ball and treats, such as catnip or cat food treats that will encourage the cat to play.
Provides mental stimulation
Encourages cats to use their natural instincts
Requires treats, toy, or a small cat ball
Three different difficulty levels
Made from recyclable cardboard
Printed with metal-free inks
If you are looking for a practical gift, then the PetSafe 5-Meal Automatic Cat Feeder might be just what you need. The feeder allows you to provide five pre-portioned meal; ideal for cat lovers who are traveling for work or just have busy schedules. The automatic feeder is easy to set up and includes a built-in digital clock and an LCD display so that you can time meals exactly. Each tray holds up to a cup of cat food and can be used with either dry cat food or semi-moist food. The feeder is battery powered and the tray is removable and dishwasher safe.
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5 pre-portion sections
Removable and washable tray
Digital clock and LCD display
Each food section holds up to one cup of food
Suitable for use with dry or semi-moist food
The Petzi Treat Cam is a great gift; it helps give cat owners peace of mind that their precious pet is safe even when they are not at home. The treat camera also gives owners the chance to interact with their pets while they are away from home. The camera has dedicated Android and iOS apps to control the device and allows you to capture and share images of your pet throughout the day.
Allows you to see and speak to your pet
Includes a treat dispenser
Connects through Wi-Fi
Dedicated Android and iOS apps
Take and share photos
The Hartz Just for Cats Kitty Frenzy Cat Toy comprises of 12 brightly colored mice that are packed with catnip. The furry mice are just the right size for cats to pounce on and bat around. The catnip keeps the cat interested in the activity, ensuring that they get maximum stimulation and exercise from the mice.
Small. Brightly colored toy mice
12 in a pack
Packed with catnip
Encourage natural play
Provides mental stimulation and exercise
The Quality Thermal Cat Mat by Prairie Horse Supply includes a thermal interior layer that reflects the cat’s body heat back to them, helping them stay warm and cozy all night long. The mat is made from high-quality materials and includes an insulating plush foam cushion for added comfort. The mat is reversible and machine washable.
Reversible cat mat
Insulating plush foam cushion
Made from high-quality fabrics
Includes thermal interior layer
The AmazonBasics Soft-Sided Pet Travel Carrier is the ideal gift for anyone who needs to take their cat out of the house. It is ideal for home moves, holidays, or trips to the vet. The carrier conforms to under seat dimensions for airlines and includes an adjustable shoulder strap and carrying handles. The carrier also includes a solid base insert and a fleece pet bed to increase the cat’s comfort. It has a sturdy design and openings at the front and top so that even the most reluctant cat can be placed safely inside the carrier. The openings are secured with zips and carrier has net sides so kitty can still see their owner and their surroundings.
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Carrier measures 16.5” x 9.4” x 9.8”
Recommend 16lb maximum load
Includes carrying handles and an adjustable shoulder strap
Front and top openings
Openings secured with zips
Includes a solid base insert
Removable and machine-washable fleece bed
Conforms to under seat dimensions for most airlines
If you are looking for a gift for a cat lover that they can enjoy with their cat, then the Petsie Cat Collar Breakaway Safety and Friendship Bracelet might be just what you are looking for. The collar is strong and stylish and comes with a matching friendship bracelet. The collar is made from durable, natural cotton; making it comfortable and lightweight. It also comes with a breakaway buckle that immediately opens if pressure is applied from the cat getting stuck or caught on anything. The collar is easy to adjust and has a vintage style D-ring for a bell or the cat’s ID.
Matching cat collar and friendship bracelet
The collar is made from 100% natural cotton
Soft, strong, and lightweight
Breakaway safety buckle
Adjustable from 7.5” to 11.5”
Vintage D-ring included
The Furbliss Multi-Functional Two-Sided 100% Silicone Pet Brush by Vetnique Labs is the ideal gift for cat owners who need the perfect deshedding and brushing solution. The two-sided brush is made from 100% medical grade silicone. It is safer and more comfortable to use than many traditional metal toothed combs and brushes. The brush massages as it brushes and calms your cat in the process. It can be used wet or dry and the reverse side of the brush is ideal for removing fur and lint from furnishing and clothing. The brush is easy to clean, simply rinse under running water.
Multi-functional two-sided brush
Can be used wet or dry
Made from 100% medical grade silicone
Massages, brushes, and deals effectively with shed
Reverse side removes fur and lint from furnishings and clothing
Easy to clean
Gifts, including Christmas gifts for cat lovers never need to be boring. They can be practical, fun, unique, and healthy, but never boring. Regardless of the age of the cat, there are cute cat gifts out there for cat lovers that they will value for years to come. If you still don’t know where to start looking for unique cat gifts for cat lovers, then maybe start by finding out what the cat needs or what is missing from their home that would improve their life or make it even more fun.