27 Gifts for Cat Lovers (and Their Feline Friends)

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Freddie Mercury, Grace Coddington, Ernest Hemingway, Karl Lagerfeld, Taylor Swift—what do these famous folks have in common? They were or are obsessed with their cats. So your friend who considers her cat her BFF (no offense to you) is in excellent company. And while she likely already owns her share of kitty-themed items, we’re willing to bet she’d love any of these 27 gifts for cat lovers because they’re absolutely purr-fect.

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artfully walls print gifts for cat lovers

1. Artfully Walls Andy Cat Wall Art

Help your pal decorate their new home with a gorgeous print both they and Clawdia Sniffer can appreciate. U.K.-based artist Jo Chambers cites her grandmother’s eclectic home as her inspiration for her works, giving this print a bit of a vintage vibe.

cat grass kit gifts for cat lovers

2. The Cat Ladies Cat Grass Kit and Wood Planter

Not all plants are cat friendly, but one that is 100 percent safe to give is cat grass. In fact, munching on cat grass can actually be good for their digestion, plus your Secret Santa will have extra fun planting and growing the seeds themselves with this handy little kit.

happy socks cracker gifts for cat lovers
Happy Socks

3. Happy Socks Cat Presents Cracker

Socks, while a wonderfully practical gift to give, aren’t exactly fun or exciting to unwrap. But these vibrant kitty-print socks, paired with a retro-inspired cracker you pull open with a bang, take the experience to a whole other level of joy.

whisker litter robot 4 gifts for cat lovers

4. Whisker Litter-Robot 4

PureWow pets editor, Sarah Ashley, calls this litterbox “life changing” for multiple reasons. First, it automatically cleans itself after each use (though you do need to empty the basket regularly), but it also connects to an app that lets any pet parent know how often their cat is going, how much their cat weighs and how full the litter basket is at any given time.

cat photographs coffee table book gifts for cat lovers

5. Cats, Photographs 1942-2018 by Walter Chandoha

This stunning coffee table book combines your sister’s love of felines with her love of fashion and will look gorgeous on her end table. As a bonus, it might give her some fun new ideas for Brownie’s next photoshoot.

sushi toys gifts for cat lovers

6. Frisco Sushi Cat Toy Set

Your sister may not be able to share her actual sushi dinner with her beloved Princess Buttercup, but this set of four sushi-inspired cat toys can and should be tossed around with abandon. They’re all filled with catnip to grab her attention and, according to reviews, are fairly durable.

elevated bed gifts for cat lovers

7. Frisco Modern Elevated Cat Bed

Give their little prince a perch in which to rest his paws in style. The wooden legs and textured gray outer fabric elevate a traditional cat bed to blend more seamlessly with their owner’s midcentury modern decor.

kalden tiger pillow shams gifts for cat lovers

8. Kalden Tiger Printed Shams

You know, so they can wake up with that big-cat energy every single day. Bonus: This pillowcase is made from 200-thread-count organic cotton percale, giving it that perfect balance between soft and crisp we all crave in our bedding. It comes in three sizes (standard, king and Euro) and there’s also a matching duvet cover if you want to gift them the whole set.

christmas ornament gifts for cat lovers
Sur La Table

9. Sur La Table Cat Ornament

An adorable stocking stuffer, this glass ornament is both fun and festive and will make them think of you every time they bring it out to decorate the tree. Each piece is handmade in Poland, so it’s truly one of a kind.   

cat person mesa food bowl gifts for cat lovers
Cat Person

10. Cat Person Mesa Bowl

This beautiful bowl set is ergonomically designed to help cats with swallowing and digestion. It also comes in two other stunning color combinations if Millennial pink isn’t their vibe.

cat chaos card game gifts for cat lovers

11. Ginger Fox Cay Chaos Card Game

Get the whole cat-loving family involved with this pun-filled card game intended for ages 8 and up. It even boasts a 4.8-star rating and more than 400 reviews. “This game is great for someone who processes information quickly or [it can] help increase processing speed,” says one buyer. “As a result of playing this game, one of my granddaughters gained confidence in her ability to think quickly. But one really struggled because the chaos made her very uncomfortable. So, know your child and choose accordingly.”

activity feeder gifts for cat lovers

12. Trixie Cat Activity Feeder

This activity mat can help stimulate kitty’s brain as they hunt for treats or food within various puzzles. It can also help cats that eat too quickly slow down as they work for their food, meaning your Secret Santa will have fewer, ahem, accidents to clean up.

retractable hair brush gifts for cat lovers

12. Hertzko Retractable Pet Hair Brush

This nifty grooming brush has retractable bristles so your brother can easily toss all those loose hairs right in the trash instead of having to pick them out of his brush. There’s also a sensitive skin version for cats who need a little extra grooming.

crown and paw portrait gifts for cat lovers
Crown & Paw

14. Crown & Paw Custom Pet Portrait

What better way to honor their fluffy friend than with a regal personalized portrait that really gets at their kitty’s soul and can be displayed in their entryway? There are tons of different portrait styles to choose from, as well as mugs, blankets, stickers and other customizable memorabilia.

mr peanuts cat carrier backpack gifts for cat lovers

15.  Mr. Peanut’s Aspen Airline-Approved Pet Carrier

Traveling with a cat can add a lot of stress, but this top-rated pet carrier backpack is designed to make things go as smoothly as possible. The dimensions meet the requirements of all major airlines and can easily be stowed in the overhead bin. It’s soft but not too floppy, and the handsfree carrier lets them pet their travel companion or feed him treats at a moment’s notice.

rachel antonoff sweater gifts for cat lovers 2022
Rachel Antonoff

16. Rachel Antonoff Hazel Sweater

The pink and red are divided by a loopy “Meow” that looks like a wavy design element at first glance, allowing your BFF to showcase her cat lady vibes without being too literal. Plus, the cotton-cashmere blend is so superbly soft, she won’t want to take it off ‘til spring.

Size range: XS to XXL

cactus scratching post gifts for cat lovers

17.  Frisco Cactus Cat Scratching Post

Cardboard scratching posts can create a ton of loose scraps, but a sisal rope design like this one won’t require daily vacuuming. And while you could gift a plain, beige model with a carpeted base, we think this western-inspired cactus will be a much bigger hit and is sure to make them chuckle every time they pass by. There are two heights to choose from, whether they have a petite kitten or a larger Maine Coon.

ceramic water fountain gifts for cat lovers

18. Miaustore Ceramic Water Fountain

Cats are notoriously bad at staying well hydrated, but one way to encourage them to drink more is with a flowing fountain. (Fun fact: Out in the wild, cats avoid still water in search of moving streams, and many domesticated felines are still hardwired to do this?) This multi-tiered ceramic model comes in three colors and might even make your cat-loving friend feel more Zen, too.

cat bookshelf gifts for cat lovers

19. Cat Matter Co. Cat Tower Bookcase

Sometimes you want a toy or scratching post that immediately announces itself as a feline-friendly item, and sometimes you want something a bit more subtle. This bookshelf/cat tower has hidden spaces for kitty to climb and explore, as well as shelves for books or knick-knacks. There is some assembly required, but reviews suggest it’s easy enough and assure that the materials are surprisingly lightweight.

dyson pet hair vacuum gifts for cat lovers

20. Dyson V8 Pet Hair Vacuum

Ask any pet owner with a cat, dog or otherwise and they will tell you there’s no better home gift than a pet-hair vacuum. This Dyson quietly and powerfully sucks up dust bunnies and stray litter, and it comes with three attachment heads to really get into every nook and cranny of their home.

cat person hideaway scoop gifts for cat lovers
Cat Person

21. Cat Person x Jason Wu Hideaway Scoop

Add fashion designer Jason Wu to the list of cat-obsessed celebs. He recently collaborated with Cat Person to design a sleek litter scoop complete with a matte black holder that looks wonderfully chic. P.S. There’s a matching litter box if you’re feeling extra generous.

macrame hanging pet bed gifts for cat lovers

22. Pet Shop by Yiota Macrame Hanging Pet Bed

Upgrade Toulouse’s cat bed from your basic floor model to this boho hanging style. It can hold up to 14 pounds and though it doesn’t come with mounting materials, according to reviews, it’s still easy to install with minimal extras needed.

etsy art print gifts for cat lovers

23. Girl with Cat Print by Levy’s Friends

Another art print option, this minimalist piece in millennial pink is funny and sweet and will go with just about any decor set up. There are two sizes to choose from (8.3 x 5.8 inches and 11.7 x 8.3 inches), but the seller does not offer framing, so be sure to pick up a frame so it’s ready for them to hang as soon as they unwrap it.

tiny tent gifts for cat lovers 2022

24. Tiny Tents Tiny Tent

For years REI employees had to fend off people asking to buy the tiny tent display models for their pets, but now, you can finally buy a miniature tent that’s just the right size for a cat. They even come with a matching mini rain fly for extra authenticity.

tom cats t shirt gifts for cat lovers
Unfortunate Portrait

25. Unfortunate Portrait Tom Cats T-Shirt

Cruise, Brady, Hanks, Petty, Hardy—the gang’s all here! This up-and-coming pun-centric brand has already attracted famous fans like Ruby Rose, Elle Fanning and Kate Bosworth, and will definitely make your bestie laugh whenever she pulls out her new favorite T-shirt.

Size range: XS to L, also Men’s

gray malin art print gifts for cat lovers
Grey Malin

26. Cabana Boy I Art Print by Gray Malin

Who says cat-themed art can’t be elevated? This cheeky print by celebrated photographer Gray Malin features a fierce panther lounging poolside at an L.A. hotel. There are five different sizes to choose from and you can also add four different frame styles if you like, or simply order the print to place in a frame you already own.

rifle paper co wrapping paper gifts for cat lovers
Rifle Paper Co.

27. Rifle Paper Co. Cool Cats Wrapping Sheets

What better way to wrap all these spectacular gifts for a cat lover than in cat print wrapping paper? This adorable set comes with three pre-cut sheets to make the whole process easier. And don’t forget to stock up on ribbons and tags, too.



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