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35 Purrfect Gifts for Cat Lovers and Their Cats

Gifts recommendations for cat lovers, by a cat lover. 
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Updated October 26, 2021
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Cat lovers are a unique breed, speaking as one myself. We wear our love for cats loud and proud. And anything that brings our cats joy brings us joy, too.

That's why if you have a cat lover on your list this holiday season, you can't go wrong with one of these cat-themed gifts. Here, you'll find gifts for both humans and cats alike (which are really one in the same for cat lovers). 

Best Gifts for Cat Lovers 2021

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Cover of book with Julia Child and her cat
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In the Company of Cats 

Turns out beloved cookbook author and TV sensation Julia Child had a lifelong passion for our feline friends. This cat-centric biography of Child is full of personal photos and letters that demonstrate the important role that cat companions played in the life of this iconic cook. It's a story any cat lover can connect to. 

Buy it: "Julia's Cats: Julia Child's Life in the Company of Cats" by Patricia Barey, $18; amazon.com

Metal wine holder shaped like a cat
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What better way to put your vino on display than with a handmade, metal-carved cat holder? "High quality and beautifully made," says one 5-star reviewer. "I bought this as a gift for some friends and I already know they'll love it."

Buy it: Tooarts Cat Shaped Wine Holder, $36; amazon.com

White mug shaped like a cat with pet grass growing out
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Grass Is Always Greener 

So many indoor plants can be harmful and even toxic to cats, but unfortunately this doesn't stop them from chewing on them. Give them something they can safely chew on with this healthy cat grass made from a blend of wheat, oats, rye, barley, and flax. The cute, cat-themed planter is an added bonus. 

Buy it: The Cat Ladies Organic Pet Grass Grow Kit with Planter, $20 (originally $25); chewy.com

pottery food bowl with fish-shaped obstacles
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Slow and Steady

If you know a kitty who tends to inhale their food, gift their owner with this handmade ceramic slow feeder that's as functional as it is beautiful. The fish-shaped obstacles force hungry cats to slow down, which helps prevent what's known as "scarf and barf," as well as bloating and indigestion. Plus, the ceramic material is weighty enough that your kitty won't end up pushing their dinner around the kitchen.

Buy it: Slow Down Cat Dish, $40; uncommongoods.com

box containing cat genetic test kit
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Cute Genes

Every wondered what the breed make-up of your tabby is? Or how similar your cat's genome is to that of a tiger, lion, cheetah, etc.? This DNA test from Basepaws will finally give you answers. But it's not just a novelty — your cat's DNA will also be tested for major genetic medical conditions and dental conditions so you can provide them the best care possible.

Buy it: Basepaws Breed + Health DNA Test, $129; basepaws.com

Canvas tote bag with cat design
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The Purrfect Bag 

Wear your cat love loud and proud with this printed-canvas tote bag. This versatile tote can be used to carry groceries, farmers' market hauls, or perhaps some treats for your furry friends. 

Buy it: Mybebecadum Cat Tote Bag, $17; etsy.com

plush cat toys shaped like dreidle and coins
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Hanukkah Matata

Spin the dreidel with your kitty this Hanukkah! This catnip plush toy set includes a dreidel, two gold coins, and a pouch to hod it all together. 

Buy it: Frisco Holiday Dreidle & Coins Plush Cat Toy with Catnip, $9; chewy.com

Cat tent in beige
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Gimme Shelter

This adorable cat tent from Tuft and Paw doubles as stylish home decor. The domed shape provides the perfect hideaway for your kitties, and the pillow insert contours to support your cat's shape. "Our two kittens couldn't wait to get inside," says a 5-star reviewer. "They cozy up together on the super soft cushion, and also have room to stretch." 

Buy it: Choco Tent, $249; tuftandpaw.com

Set of coasters with crochet cat butts
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Talk to the Back(side)

Looking for a gift that comes with a guaranteed laugh? These oh-so sophisticated cat coasters are the perfect gift for the cat lover with a sense of humor. No butts about it. 

Buy it: Crazy Cat Lady Cat Butt Crochet Drink Coaster, $30; amazon.com

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I've Got My Eye on You

Whether you're out of town for the hour or the weekend, these discrete pet cameras allow you to keep an eye on your cat from afar. This set comes with two cameras, so you can set one up in the living room and one in the bedroom, or wherever your kitties prefer to camp out.

Buy it: Wyze V2 Double Pack Pet Camera, $47; petsmart.com

three different sized necklaces with pet noses
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Nose to My Heart

Looking for an extremely personalized gift for the pet parent in your life? To create these handmade necklaces, you'll receive a molding kit to form an impression of the pet's nose, which is then used to create this one-of-a-kind keepsake. 

Buy it: Custom Pet Nose Print Necklace, $215; uncommongoods.com

gray tabby cat wearing fleece coat with festive design
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Feline Festive

Cats notoriously dislike dressing up, but even they will enjoy this warm and cozy fleece coat. The hook and loop closure keeps it secure to your pet without restricting their movement, and the festive print ensure they'll be in the holiday spirit, too. 

Buy it: Merry Makings Fair Play Multicolor Fair Isle Cozy Cat Coat, $10; petco.com

Set of four cat toys shaped like donuts
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Donut Worry 

Donut worry about your cats destroying these adorable catnip-infused toys. Each one is made from durable fabric that can withstand your little monster's fury. Take it from this reviewer who says, "This is the only catnip toy that our cat has not been able to completely destroy within minutes."

Buy it: Catnut, $19; tuftandpaw.com

Cheetah print fleece cat mat
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Fashionable Feline

This thermal cat mat reflects your pet's own body heat back to keep them warm and cozy. The fashionable leopard print is an added bonus for any feline fanatic. 

Buy it: Thermal Cat Mat, $10; amazon.com

purple and gray cat brush
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Make life easier for the cat lover on your list with this best-selling grooming brush. The FURminator uses a stainless-steel edge to reach through the top coat and remove loose undercoat hair, making for a cleaner home and a healthier cat. 

Buy it: Furminator Long Hair Deshedding Tool For Cats, $32; target.com

Yellow banana cat toy
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Catnip Crazy

Speaking from personal experience, your cats will go nuts for this catnip-filled banana. "The cat was on me before I could get it out of the sealed plastic," says one reviewer. At just $7, it makes a great stocking stuffer or white-elephant gift. 

Buy it: Yeowww! Catnip Toy, $5 (originally $9); amazon.com

Coffee table book with white cat on cover
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Cool Cats 

Legendary photographer Walter Chandoha dedicated his life to capturing the beauty in his cat subjects. This collection of his work makes for both a heart-warming read and an elegant addition to any coffee table.  

Buy it: "Cats" by Walter Chandoha, $34; amazon.com

fish and cat charms for collar
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Charmed, I'm Sure

Who says you can't give cats jewelry? These collar charms make great stocking stuffers or white elephant gifts at under $5.  

Buy it: YOULY The Heir Cat Collar Charm Set, Pack of 2, $3; petco.com

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Cat Nap 

These hand-printed pillow cases will add a subtle touch of cat decor to any space. Plus, the neutral color scheme will go with any existing bedding. 

Buy it: Xenotees Catnap Pillow Cases, $40; etsy.com

pink t shirt that says "the catfather"
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Cat Dad Fur Life 

The crazy cat lady persona is overdone. Why not show some love for the cat dads in your life? These ultra-soft, poly-cotton t-shirts are the perfect way for any cat dad and/or movie buff to live the cat life out loud. 

Buy it: Cat Father T-Shirt, $15; etsy.com

wooden sculpture of cat with eyeglasses
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Ms. Four-Eyes

Forget the days of searching for your specs. This hand-carved kitty is the storage solution you've been looking for. 

Buy it: Cat Eyeglasses Holder, $32; uncommongoods.com

cardboard Christmas train with three kittens
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All Aboard  

Target's easy-to-assemble seasonal cat scratcher houses have become tradition in my home, and I particularly love this Christmas train design. It's large enough to house multiple cats, so everybody has a place to cat nap.

Buy it: Toy Kingdom Holiday Train Cat Scratcher House, $25; target.com

Black cat mask that says "MEOW"
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Stay Pawsitive 

Mask up in style with this cat-themed mask that will put a smile on the face of both the wearer and anyone who sees it.

Buy it: LeslysCreation Meow Cat Mask, $5; etsy.com

Cover of book with cat rolling around in catnip
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Pour Some Catnip on Me 

If your cat has ever lost their mind on catnip, I'm sure you have the photo evidence to prove it. It's too good not to capture. Professional pet photographer Andrew Marttila took this to the extreme with an entire photo book filled with photos of cats on catnip. From playful to... unhinged. 

Buy it: "Cats on Catnip" by Andrew Marttila, $14; amazon.com

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Paw-some Jewelry 

Bring your cat companion with you wherever you go, whether they're still here or they've passed on. This dainty ring is available in sterling silver, gold, and rose gold, and can be customized with your pet's paw print. 

Buy it: CaitlynMinimalist Custom Paw Print Ring, $22; etsy.com

goody box containing pet toys, treats, and blanket
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Christmas Surprise

Here's a little something for the cats to unbox on Christmas morning. This limited-edition goody box features a cozy blanket, a full-size bag of treats, and three festive toys, all at discounted price.

Buy it: Goody Box Holiday Toys, Treats & Blanket for Cats, $25 (originally $44); chewy.com

AmazonBasics Cat Condo Tree Tower with Hammock Bed and Scratching Post
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Scratch That 

My cats can't get enough of this hammock + scratching post combo. It's just the right height for them to perch against the window sill, or simply nap the day away. 

Buy it: AmazonBasics Cat Condo Tree Tower with Hammock Bed and Scratching Post, $27; amazon.com

Cover of book with Mona Lisa and fat cat on it
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Fat Cats

Show some love for the chunky babies with this hysterical collection of famous masterpieces made better with the addition of "ginger cat with attitude." If a smile broke out across your face while reading that, you're probably a cat lover. 

Buy it: "Fat Cat Art: Famous Masterpieces Improved by a Ginger Cat with Attitude" by Svetlana Petrova, $12; amazon.com

Red and black plaid ornament with cat on front
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Meowy Christmas 

Adorn your Christmas tree with all the fur babies in your life. This paw-print ornament is customizable with a pet photo and personalized text. 

Buy it: Frisco Personalized Plaid Paw Shape Metal Ornament, $11 (originally $15); chewy.com

Black and white decorative cat sign
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Just in case anyone seems to be confused — yes, we need all these cats. Give the cat lover in your life this hysterical cat-themed decor. 

Buy it: Primitives By Kathy "Yes, I Really Do Need All These Cats" Box Sign, $6 (originally $10); chewy.com

Cover of book with cat on front
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You've Cat to Be Kitten Me 

Celebrate the qualities that make cats so great, including their baffling behavior and endless attitude. This collection of poems looks into the minds of our feline friends and gives laugh-out-loud explanations for their curious behavior. 

Buy it: "I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats" by Francesco Marciuliano, $8 (originally $13); chewy.com

bookends shaped like cats
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Kitty Litter-ature

For the cat person who also happens to be an avid reader, these feline-inspired bookends will keep their expanding library at bay. The hand-cut carbon steel makes for a sturdy piece that will give years of use.

Buy it: Cat Scratch Bookends, $70; uncommongoods.com

Gray cat cave made out of felt
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Nap Time Right Meow

Cats love their privacy, and this domed cat cave is just the kind of comfy-cozy corner they'll want to cuddle up in. Each bed is handmade with 100 percent wool. 

Buy it: Wool Felt Layer Design Cat Bed by feltnyarn, $50; etsy.com

Cat scratching against self groomer
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Feline Good 

Help yourself by helping your cat easily shed unwanted hair that would otherwise shed everywhere else. "I highly recommend for all cat lovers," says one 5-star reviewer.

Buy it: WWVVPET Cat Self Groomer with Catnip, $11; amazon.com

portrait of cat in regal attire
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Picture Purrfect

A custom portrait is always a personal, well-received gift for any pet parent. But these go a step further — the custom pet portraits put your beloved companion in regal attire. Check out HommeSurLaLune's shop to find more outfits for you pet, including an astronaut, a pirate, a wizard, and more. 

Buy it: HommeSurLaLune Custom Pet Portrait, $65+; etsy.com

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