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The Best Christmas Gifts For Cats

the best christmas gifts for cats

In this post you’ll discover some of the best Christmas gifts for cats you can wrap and put round the tree. Your pet is part of the family and deserves a special treat this festive season. Whether a young kitten or golden oldie unwrapping your cat’s gift Christmas morning is great fun.

Our pets are like children, and if you don’t have kids, all the more reason to spoil your cat! There’s always that anticipation Christmas Eve, as you lovingly place presents around the Christmas tree. Will your Uncle like his new socks, or your niece, her new phone.

Well, your cat is no different, and you hope will love her gift. Actually, many cats end up playing with the box the gift came in, but that’s another story:) Though cats can be fickle. I’m sure your kitty will love whatever you buy her.

I hope to inspire you with the following ideas, and have provided a varied selection to get you started. All reviews are based on my own opinions and those of buyers. I may make a small commission from sales, but this in no way reflects the price you pay.

Interactive cat toys

Cat toys have come a long way over the past few years, and a ping pong ball or piece of string now seems very basic. Maybe it’s a good job your cat can’t talk or compare toys with other cat friends! The following toys are designed to stimulate your kitty’s hunting instinct, and get her active.

Biilaflor Interactive Cat Toys for Indoor Cats Smart Robotic Cat Toy Low Noise USB Charging, Automatic & RC Modes-Colorful Tire Lights and 6 Feather with Bells

biilaflor interactive cat toy

Biilaflor interactive cat toy is a remote controlled car with feathers, bells, and catnip. Colorful lights on the wheels, and teasers attract your cat’s attention.

You can control the direction of the car using the remote, or if you’re busy you can switch the toy to smart mode. This is a great feature as your cat will always be entertained, even when you’re not around.

As the toy is powered by a rechargeable battery you save money. A USB charging cable is included in the pack making it simple to charge up using your laptop.

In addition, you also get a complimentary comb for your kitty. Grooming is an essential part of being a cat parent, and having an extra comb is a bonus.

This remote controlled car is advertised as being quiet, but some cats may be scared of it at first. I would advise introducing it to your cat gradually, and let her inspect it while it’s turned off.

Average rating 4 out of 5

You can buy Biilaflor interactive cat toy here

Plush Cat Toys With Catnip 12 Pack: Mini Animals. Each Bucket Comes With 3 Varieties of Stuffed Cat Toy Designs. Twelve Toy Value Pack Plus a Fun Storage Container. Squeeze to Release Catnip Scent!

plush toys with catnip

If your cat likes catnip she may enjoy playing with these little plush toys. You get a storage container with twelve colorful characters. They’re advertised as releasing catnip when squeezed.

As the toys are quite small they’re perfect for young kittens, and very safe. Teething kittens tend to chew everything!

Since you get twelve individual toys in the container, it’s ideal for multi-cat households. You may even find each of your kitties has their own favorite!

Catnip isn’t addictive and gives your cat a high for a short time. Not every cat is sensitive to it though, and it may not have any effect on your feline friend at all. However, as the toy characters are designed in fun, bright colors, your kitty may still enjoy chasing them around even if she can’t smell the catnip!

Average rating 4.3 out of 5

You can buy Plush Cat Toys With Catnip 12 Pack here

VAPKER 30 Piece Assorted Color Sparkle Balls Cat’s Favorite Toy Tinsel Pom Poms Glitter

vapker 30 piece assorted color sparkle balls

These colorful sparkly balls are designed to attract your cat’s attention and get her active. They’re soft and squishy and look like little pom poms. As they’re so light it’s easy for cats to bat them.

This is another toy that’s perfect if you have several cats. You could try leaving one or two in your cat’s favorite places to encourage play.

Average rating 4.6 out of 5

You can buy VAPKER 30 Piece Assorted Color Sparkle Balls here

Scratching posts

cat scratching post

Scratching posts are an essential piece of kit for any cat owner. Whether your cat spends all day outside or prefers to lounge around indoors, she will need to sharpen her claws.

If you’d rather your kitty didn’t use the sofa or table legs, you will need to provide a scratching post. One of the funniest ones I’ve seen lately are those shaped like a cactus.

TOPKITCH Cactus Cat Scratching Post and Climbing Frame(Handmade)

topkitch cactus cat scratching post

If you love cacti, a cat scratching pole in the shape of a cactus plant could be a fun accessory for your home. As it has arms it could make a great climbing frame for smaller cats and would be perfect for kittens.

The scratching post is advertised as being handmade and is covered in sisal rope. The rough texture of sisal is great for sharpening claws, and as organic dye was used it’s very safe for your cat.

The cactus is extremely easy to assemble as you only have to screw it onto the base provided. The flowers add a nice touch, though I’m not sure if your cat would tear them up!

You could hang small toys from the cactus arms, including the ball and bell which comes with the pack.

Average rating 4.5 out of 5

You can buy Topkitch cactus cat scratching post here

Cat beds

cave cat bed

We all know how contrary cats are when it comes to finding a place to sleep. If your cat is anything like mine an empty cardboard box is often seen as a desirable place for a nap.

Cats love warm, draught free places and that’s why boxes are so popular! Cat cave beds are a great choice as they not only provide a cosy place to sleep, but also satisfies your cat’s instinctive desire for security. Hidey holes and caves make your kitty feel safe.

Feltcave Wool Cat Cave Bed (Medium), Handcrafted from 100% Merino Wool, Eco-Friendly Felt Cat Cave for Indoor Cats and Kittens

feltcave wool cat bed cave

As Feltcave cat beds are hand crafted no two are the same. The material used is merino wool which is great for keeping warm.

This is because there’s a natural crimp in the fibre that traps body heat. The stylish design is available in a range of colors to suit your decor.

In addition, merino wool is very effective at repelling dirt and water. This can help prevent the growth of bacteria, though you can handwash the bed using a mild detergent.

As an added bonus you get a small toy for your cat to play with. You could place this inside the cave to entice your kitty.

Average rating 4.8 out of 5

You can buy Feltcave Wool Cat Cave Bed here

MeiLiMiYu Cozy Plush Cat Cave Tent Bed Self Warming Pet Bed Washable Portable Sleeping Bag for Indoors

meillimiyu cozy plush cat cave

This cozy plush cat cave bed is made from plush material and PP cotton and is machine washable. As it’s self heating, your cat’s own body heat will keep the bed warm. PP cotton is great for retaining heat, and plush adds a cosy feel.

The bed is advertised as being suitable for cats up to 15lb. This means as long as you don’t have a very large cat you should be fine. However, it would also be ideal for 2 kittens snuggling up together.

No assembly is needed, but you have to allow a couple of hours for it to fluff up and take shape. As it’s a neutral grey the cat cave should compliment any decor.

Average rating 4.8 out of 5

You can buy MeiLiMiYu Cozy Plush Cat Cave Tent Bed here

Christmas stockings

cat christmas stocking

Christmas stockings for cats may have seemed a crazy idea in your Grandparents day, but now they’ve become a part of family festive fun. Hanging a cute kitty stocking on the fireplace, or Christmas tree can look very festive.

You can even personalize with your cat’s name. Most come filled with toys, but you could always add your own as well.In addition, Cat Christmas stockings can make fun presents for friends with feline families!

Legendog 10Pcs Cat Toys Christmas Stocking Cat Gifts Set, Cat Catnip Toys Cat Toys for Indoor Cats

legendog 10 pcs cat toys christmas stocking

Legendog Christmas stocking has a very festive design that will look attractive on your fireplace. As all the toys are made using natural materials and dyes they’re very safe for your cat to play with.

Each of the 10 toys are different, ensuring your kitty doesn’t lose interest. A good idea would be to introduce one or two at a time, and swap them round. If your kitty seems to have a favorite, let her keep that one.

Average rating 4.6 out of 5

You can buy Legendog Christmas stocking here

QBSM 18 inch Cat Christmas Stocking with 26 Pcs Cat Toys, Large Paw Shape Personalize Hanging Kitten Stocking for Cats

This large size Christmas stocking for cats is made from non-toxic, durable material. You could easily use this every year and fill it with new toys.

You get 26 toys including crinkle balls, feather teasers, catnip fish, and balls with bells inside. With this amount of toys, your cat should have plenty to keep her entertained all year!

It’s suggested you can embroider your cat’s name at the top of the stocking. This could be a fun idea if you have more than one cat and decide to buy a stocking each:)

Average rating 4.6 out of 5

You can buy QSM cat Christmas stocking here

Will your kitty get a visit from Santa this year?

I hope you’ve been inspired by some of the best Christmas gifts for cats. Our pets are part of the family and deserve to be spoiled during the festive season. Of course, there are many more gift ideas, but I wanted to share these with you to get you started.

Any of these gifts would also be perfect for any of your cat parent friends:) If you’ve enjoyed this post please share.

Also, if you have any questions or would like to share your experiences, please leave a comment below:)

Wishing you a purrfect day:)

9 thoughts on “The Best Christmas Gifts For Cats

  1. Hi Kathy,
    It’s the first time I have seen a post specially dedicated to Christmas gifts for cats. Really! And I loved it. You have chosen the gifts with great care and I can’t decide which is better.
    I think theColor Sparkle Balls would really get my cat’s attention. He loves to play around all the time.
    Much love,

    1. Thank you Aparna:) I thought I’d share these ideas as they’re what I would get my own cat. Yes, the sparkle balls are very colourful and would certainly attract your cat’s attention:)

  2. Hey Kathy, thanks for sharing these wonderful ideas. I have to be honest, I’ve never bought a Christmas present for our cats, but this post has just changed my mind. I think I’ll go with Christmas stocking with 26 pieces of cat toys inside. That would be a cool present and I’m sure our cats would love playing with all those toys. Thanks again for sharing! 🙂

    1. Hi Ivan, yes, the Christmas stocking with 26 cat toys is a great choice. There’s plenty of variety to keep your cat active and entertained. Thanks for stopping by, and glad you enjoyed my ideas:)

  3. Some great ideas here, Kathy. Yes our cat, Melon, usually gets a visit from Santa. This year I believe Santa may bring her a cat tree as well as her stocking full of treats, catnip, and new toys. Now that our kids are grown and have their own families our cat tends to get quite spoiled. They really do become part of the family. I once made the mistake of leaving a package of catnip on the counter while I was out in the garden. When I came in it was everywhere and the cat was definitely pretty freaked out. Is it possible for a cat to overdose on catnip? I now keep it ina cupboard she can’t open.

    1. Thank you Deb:) Sounds like Melon is a very lucky cat! Yes, our pets really are a part of family, and how nice you have Melon to spoil now your kids have left home. That’s funny about the catnip! No, cats can’t overdose on it. It’s not the same as humans getting high on cannabis. In fact it, the effect usually only lasts about ten minutes. Good idea to store the catnip safely in a cupboard! Thanks for stopping by and glad you enjoyed this post:)

  4. I actually bought the Cozy Plush Cat Cave for my kitten, and she loved it. She sometimes gets mad when my pug gets into it, but they mainly get along.

    Although it looks small for my dog, it fits her perfectly. She usually sleeps on top when it’s cold, and it looks adorable. I might as well buy another one, so I don’t see my ‘kids’ fighting all the time 😀

  5. Thank you so much for the ideas. I don’t have a cat so I haven’t thought about cat presents, but I have a friend who does and she will probably get some ideas. I will send it to her. Keep up with the good work 🙂

    1. Thank you Delyana, glad you enjoyed this post and thank you for sharing it with your friend:)

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