14 Gifts For Those of Us Who Would Rather Stay Home With Our Cats
Some of us (me! me! me!) prefer spending the evening in hanging out with our cats rather than doing just about anything else. We're content just curling up on the couch, snuggling them — often to their own dismay — and forcing our love upon them while binge-watching the latest season of "Succession" (I just described my ideal Friday night, for the record). We don't need much, usually just the company of our cats and a cozy night in will do. But once the holiday season rolls around and the inevitable gifting spree begins, one of the most thoughtful gifts we could ever receive is simply something that celebrates just how much we adore our furry babies and all that they add to our lives.
Dogs might get all the hype and attention in the pet department, but in the spirit of the season, I've created a gift guide exclusively for my fellow cat-lovers, curated with quirky cat products and gifts that are all unique just like your relationship with your kitty and also available to shop online. From a Kate Spade cat tote and funny throw pillow to treat baskets, coffee mugs, and even a customizable cat portrait from Amazon, these are the best gifts to give the cat people in your life this holiday season.
— Additional reporting by Hedy Phillips
A Kitchen Gift For Cat People: Uncommon Goods Catitude Mug
Cats already fill our cups to the brim with joy. And with the help of this Uncommon Goods Catitude Mug ($15), you can memorialize that each day when you wake up to enjoy a cup of coffee. The classic mug is wrapped in a funny cat design that celebrates the quintessential attitude and sass of our fur babies.
A Fashion Gift For Cat People: Kate Spade Whiskers Large Reversible Cat Tote Bag
We had no idea that a cat bag could be so darling — that is, until we saw this Kate Spade Whiskers Large Reversible Cat Tote Bag ($199). This deep tote is wrapped in a refined grain leather material and features a deep interior space that's perfect for holding everything from your wallet and keys to cat treats and more.
For the Cook: "Cooking For Two: Your Cat & You" Cookbook
This "Cooking For Two: Your Cat & You" Cookbook ($25) definitely isn't your average cookbook. But if you live on your own or only have to worry about feeding you and your cat, this recipe book provides so many delicious meal ideas, perfect for curbing both your and your feline's appetite.
A Home Gift For Cat People: Zazzle Funny Cat Pillow
We could all use more reminders to slow down, enjoy life, and stop stressing out. So naturally, we're obsessed with this hilarious Zazzle Funny Cat Pillow ($40), which is both stylish and sure to make any cat owner laugh. Use it as an accent pillow on your couch, or designate it as a pillow for your kitties to use.
A Practical Gift For Cat People: Ms. Make Sure Cat Scratching Post
This holiday season, you can celebrate your cat-loving friend and their fur babe with this Ms. Make Sure Cat Scratching Post ($51, originally $60). Every cat owner knows that having a good scratching post is a home essential to ensure their kitties don't scuff up the other furniture. This particular piece is super stylish and boasts a unique boho vibe, too.
For the Psychic: Cats Rule the Earth Tarot: 78-Card Deck and Guidebook
If you've got a superstitious friend who's obsessed with all things psychic and also a proud cat owner, then they'll definitely get a kick out of this Cats Rule the Earth Tarot: 78-Card Deck and Guidebook ($30). These tarot cards feature plenty of quirky cat illustrations. And they support the belief that cats really do rule the world (we love that energy!).
A Useful Gift For Cat People: Uncommon Goods Classic Literature Cat Tote
You can never have too many reusable bags in your home or car, and this Uncommon Goods Classic Literature Cat Tote ($25) is especially fun, particularly for the friend who loves old literatures and cats. Classic fiction books and titles are printed across the front of the tote but with a feline-infused twist.
A Luxe Gift For Cat People: Kendra Scott Grayson Gold Cat Stretch Bracelet
Help them showcase their sparkling love for their cats wherever they go with this dainty Kendra Scott Grayson Gold Cat Stretch Bracelet ($60). The jewelry piece features a 14k gold design plated over brass. And the iridescent cat-shaped jewel completes the accessory with the most purr-fect touch.
A Funny Gift For Cat People: Custom Cat Portrait
We have a lot of initial feelings looking at this Custom Cat Portrait ($18). It's cute, it's weird, and, inevitably, it's also already been added to our Amazon shopping cart. I mean, really — what better way to celebrate your cat like the royalty they are than with a customized (and totally regal!) portrait?
A Gift For Cat People and Their Cats: Chewy Goody Box For Cats
Perhaps the best way to show your cat-obsessed friend that you love them is with a treat box like this Chewy Goody Box For Cats ($25, originally $41), which is sure to spoil any kitty in all the best ways. The limited-edition box is filled with everything from tasty treats and unique toys to a stylish bandana.
A Holiday Gift For Cat People: Urban Outfitters Cat Stocking Holder
Looking for a holiday-themed cat gift? Fear not — we're already one step ahead of you. This Urban Outfitters Cat Stocking Holder ($39) is the perfect piece to hang your cat's stocking from this holiday season, whether that's over the fireplace or just on any old mantel.
A Relaxing Gift For Cat People: Zen Garden Litter Box
As a proud full-time cat mom, I know better than anyone that caring for kitties is no easy job. When the stressors of running a cat-centric household become too much to handle, you can sit back, relax, and practice some meditative techniques with the help of this quirky Zen Garden Litter Box ($9, originally $10).
A Fun Gift For Cat People: Cat-Opoly Board Game
Everybody knows that it's a cat's world, and we're all just living in it. If you're looking to mix up your next family game night with a frisky touch — and comically characterize the life of a cat in the process — this Cat-Opoly Board Game ($18) is sure to do the trick.
A Creative Gift For Cat People: Pusheen Coloring Book
With the help of this Pusheen Coloring Book ($8, originally $13), you can now channel your love for cats into a productive, creative activity. Dozens of cat graphics are printed across the inside pages, all primed for coloring. Enjoy an afternoon working your way through the coloring book with your cat curled up right beside you.