As a cat person myself, I never tire of the cat themed gifts that I have received. I’ve gotten everything from themed bandanas to a fake unicorn horn that made one of our cats, Olive, look majestic. One of my favourite gifts was a sign from my mother “A House is Not a Home Without a Cat.” This pretty much sealed my fate as one of those “cat people.” I have no shame about it. You can get this sign at Hallmark.
Chances are, the other cat lovers in your life will not tire of cat themed gifts, either. With the Christmas holidays coming up next month, here are some great gift ideas for cat lovers.
Gifts from Catit
If you’re looking for something unique and fun, I recently came across products from Catit at their pop-up in Toronto. Our kitten, Sharon, especially enjoys the Senses 2.0 Play Circuit. It is a circuit with a ball that rips around a closed track with a peekaboo cover. The cat tries to paw at the ball, and it’s impossible for them to get the ball out so they’re continually playing with it. It’s also affordable if you buy it as one piece. If you’re opting to buy a more expensive gift, you can buy the whole Senses set for a cat lover. We also found that our cats loved the Catit creamy treats. You can purchase Catit products online at the Catit website, Amazon, or Petco.
A Forever Photo
There are a lot of great gifts that you can give to cat lovers, although photo frames are among the most popular. Photo frames are very affordable and make an excellent gift for anyone who owns a cat or other pet. Those who own more than one cat will truly appreciate photo frames as it gives them a chance to show off all their pets. Come Christmas time, my husband and I are going to send out pictures with our cats in ugly sweaters as a Christmas card. You can get mega creative with a framed photo. Cat lovers can also frame pictures of their pet for memories as and keep them forever.
It All Depends on the Cat
Before you give a cat lover a gift, you should take into consideration what type of cat the person owns. There are several breeds out there including tabby, pure breeds, calico, Persian, and of course the infamous Siamese breeds. We have a Ragdoll and Maine Coon at home, both are the polar opposites in personality and looks. Like us, someone may own several cats as well, which is why you should know a little bit about the breed or breeds someone owns before you get them a gift.
You should take into consideration whether or not the cat lover has an outdoor or indoor cat. Cats, unlike dogs, are more than happy to spend all of their time outdoors. Outdoor cats can be a lot of fun, especially if the owner spends a lot of time outdoors. Cats have a natural urge to go outside, even if the owner has an indoor cat.
Cats who reside indoors are less exposed to sicknesses and common health problems that outdoor cats are exposed to. Indoor cats are almost always trained to use the litter box, which makes them easy to maintain for their owners. Nearly all gifts that you can get for a cat lover are designed for those who keep their pet indoors.
Get Cats High with Catnip
If you’re looking for a humorous yet exciting gift, you can always give the gift of catnip. Catnip is one of the most popular treats for cats, as it’s a naturally occurring plant that has a unique effect on a cat. Catnip gives off aromatic oils that will often make cats appear to be high and very hyper, which is always hilarious entertainment for both owners and guests. Catnip is completely safe for cats to consume, often times being included with gifts such as chew toys and play balls. Cats love catnip and so do the people around them, so it’s always a hit as a gift.
Other Gifts to Consider
Other great gifts for cat lovers include decorative mats with cat pictures, which you can get personalized for the owner if you prefer. You can also give cat videos, musical cat dolls, cat shaped mail boxes, toys and treats, and various other goodies that are directed towards cat lovers. If you do your shopping on the Internet, you’ll find that the possibilities are endless. Cats are very popular pets, meaning that you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect gift for the cat lover in your life.