34 Purrfect Gifts for the Cat Lovers on Your List

Gifts recommendations for cat lovers, by a cat lover. 
By Melanie Fincher
October 31, 2020
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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 2020

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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, $15: Amazon

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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 five-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, $34; Amazon

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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, $16; Chewy

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For a gift that is both personal and functional, this cat-themed wood travel mug can be laser engraved with a name or quote of your choosing. It's the perfect way to bring the cat love with you on the go. 

Buy it: LithaCreations Wood Gift Travel Mug, $31; Etsy

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Let your cats in on the fun the next time you're drinking 'Claws. This set of adorable, hard-seltzer cat toys are sure to give your cats a little buzz themselves, thanks to the catnip. "The cats went nuts over them," says a reviewer. 

Buy it: Kitty Claw White Claw Cat Toy by DebraAnnmarieStudio, $10; Etsy

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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, $16; Etsy

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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 five-star reviewer. "They cozy up together on the super soft cushion, and also have room to stretch." 

Buy it: Choco Tent, $249; Tuft + Paw

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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, $25; Amazon

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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; Tuft + Paw

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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

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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 Short Hair deShedding Edge For Cats, $25; Chewy

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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 $6, it makes a great stocking stuffer or white-elephant gift. 

Buy it: Yeowww! Catnip Toy, $6; Amazon

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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

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A custom portrait is always a personal, well-received gift for any pet parent. But Crown and Pawn goes a step further — their custom pet portraits put your beloved companion's face on any number of characters. Choose from royal family members, movie characters, and so much more. 

Buy it: Custom Pet Canvas, $50; Crown & Paw 

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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

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For the home cook and cat lover, gift these measuring cups that merge their love of cooking and cats in one. Each of the ceramic measuring cups features a set of tiny paws that sit flat on the counter, and a curved-tail handle. 

Buy it: Meow for Measuring Cups by One Hundred 80 Degrees, $35; ModCloth

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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 guy to live the cat life out loud. 

Buy it: Cat Dad T-Shirt by Shredmycouch, $28; Etsy

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This form-fitting laptop sleeve serves as a warning for any doubters: Cats will take over the world one day. It's not a matter of if but when. 

Buy it: World Domination For Cats Laptop Sleeve, $31; Society6

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Times are tough. This cat-themed mask will put a smile on the face of both the wearer and anyone who sees it.

Buy it: LeslysCreation Meow Cat Mask, $7; Etsy

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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

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Bring your cat companion with you wherever you go, whether they're still here or they've crossed over the rainbow bridge. 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

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I love to burn candles, but I often worry that it isn't healthy for my cats. Fortunately, candlemaker Craig Davies created a line of soy-wax candles that offers safe, soothing aromas for both people and pets. The upcycled wine glass containers make for an elegant presentation. 

Buy it: Rescued Wine Pet Candle, $28; Uncommon Goods

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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

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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, $14; Amazon

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Pusheen the cartoon cat has stolen the hearts of just about everyone on the internet. This holiday-themed Christmas sweater features Pusheen in winter-weather gear, and is sure to make anyone who sees it smile. 

Buy it: Snowman Pusheen Unisex Holiday Sweater, $52; Pusheen Shop

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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, $15; Chewy

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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, $8; Chewy

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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, $12; Chewy

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Wine night is made better with a little cat humor. You knead this set of stemless wine glasses in your life. 

Buy it: Pearhead Cat Lover's Wine Glass Set, $15; Chewy's

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Present your loved ones with a gift card tucked in a pair of cozy cat socks. At just $3, this makes a great stocking stuffer or white-elephant gift. 

Buy it: Women's Cat Cozy Crew Socks with Gift Card Holder, $3; Target

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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, $39; Etsy

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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 five-star reviewer.

Buy it: WWVVPET Cat Self Groomer with Catnip, $12; Amazon

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Make mornings a little brighter for the cat-lover on your list with this adorable mug. 

Buy it: Parker Lane Think Pawsitive Mug, $5; Target

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