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December is here and many of us are feeling the push to finish our holiday shopping. If you are still searching for the perfect cat gifts for your feline best friend, today’s post is for you! I’ve compiled a list of fun cat gift ideas for cats of all ages and activity levels.
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I recently shared a gift guide full of dog gifts for the holiday season, but I couldn’t forget about the other half of our ‘pack’ – our feline friends.
Trust me, Jinx and Pippen would never let me, and you don’t say no to a tortie!
(Tortitude anyone? If you know, you know lol)
Whether your cat has been naughty or nice this year, they deserve a little something under the tree.
With the pet industry exceeding $90 Billion in the United States alone, there are so many options that shopping for your cat can quickly become overwhelming.
How do you know which products are worth your hard-earned dollars? Where do you even begin?
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
With the help of our two feline friends, Pippen and Jinx, I have put together a list of cat gifts that have passed the most rigorous cat testing.
Each of the items on this list has received their stamp of approval.
Better still, they are all available online.
You can complete your shopping list without leaving the comfort of your home.
So, grab a cup of hot chocolate, turn on the festive music and let’s start shopping!
Cat Gifts That Are Sure to Bring Your Feline Friend Joy This Holiday Season
Interactive Cat Wand
If you’re looking for a gift that will allow you to bond with your cat while playing together, this is it!
While Pippen is happy to play on her own, she’s always interested in playtime with my husband and I, often bringing us toys.
Jinx, meanwhile, is a little on the lazier side and this allows me to give her a little encouragement to stay active.
There are a number of different options depending on what your cat prefers in their toys – Bells, feathers, mice, catnip infused toys and more.
Fluffy Cheezers Feather Tail Mice
You will likely notice a trend on here in terms of toys…
Pippen has a feather addiction, so most of her toys have that focus.
These mice rattle when you shake them, calling her from any corner of the house for playtime.
They are also sold in large packs so that you don’t have to worry about how many have disappeared under the couch until it’s time for a full clean out.
(I know that you know what I’m talking about!)
Cat Dancer Interactive Cat Toy
This next toy is a classic and it’s honestly nothing fancy to look at. However, if something sticks around year after year, there has to be a reason. Right?
This toy has kept our cats entertained since they were young kittens.
It is relatively simple, a spring wire and rolled cardboard, but I have watched as it was the center of hours and hours of playtime over the years.
Bonus: They are low cost, which means that they make a perfect stocking stuffer!
Related: ‘Easy Homemade Cat Treats with Pumpkin‘
Dancing Dot Laser Cat Toy
Another great interactive toy that will help the less active cats among us to get up and moving (Jinx, I’m looking at you), the Dancing Dot Laser Cat Toy is a great option!
We were recently gifted this toy from PetSafe and it became a fast favourite in our house.
It offers 2 different play modes – one for a one time play that turns it on for 15 minutes total, and another that turns the toy on for 15 minutes every 2 hours (for up to 6 hours total).
This makes it a great option to keep your cat occupied while you’re busy or away from the house.
By only turning on for a short time every 2 hours, it prevents your cat from being over-stimulated and provides some much-needed rest time between play.
KONG Wubba Bird
The Wubba Bird came into our house as a Christmas gift last year, and Pippen has been addicted ever since!
I’m not sure what feature she loves more, the feather tail or the fact that it’s infused with North American Premium Catnip.
Whatever the reason, this toy is the main focus of her playtime at least once a day.
Cardboard Cat Scratcher
This is another example of the concept that sometimes less is more.
After all, we have all seen our cats choose boxes and bags over the expensive toys they contain at one point or another.
Cardboard cat scratchers are a great option to allow your cat to enjoy the benefits of scratching while avoiding destroying your furniture.
These small, low-cost scratch pads can be easily placed around the home in your cat’s favourite spots.
Try adding a little high-quality catnip for some extra special playtime fun!
Peek-A-Bird Electronic Cat Toy
In addition to the Dancing Dot Laser Cat Toy mentioned above, PetSafe also gifted us the Peek-A-Bird Electronic Cat Toy.
I can’t say enough about this one, it’s a HUGE winner in our house!
As I’ve previously mentioned, Pippen has a love for anything with feathers. The Peek-A-Bird is an interactive toy with a feather that randomly peeks out of each side of the bird.
It has 2 play modes just like the laser toy, a one time play and a play all day with rest breaks.
The play all day mode also uses a motion sensor, waking up the toy if your cat walks past triggering it.
The toy comes with a replacement feather which is good, because it’s taking quite the beating in our house already.
Check out this recent TikTok video of Pippen and the Peek-A-Bird toy in action!
Crinkle Ball Cat Toy
Another classic, the Crinkle Ball was Pippen’s first toy when I rescued her at 9 months old and continues to be a favourite today, 11 years later.
These soft, light-weight balls can be tossed around the house if your cat enjoys playing fetch without fear of breaking something.
Alternatively, they can be strung up on a cat tree or from a door frame if your cat prefers that style of play.
Cat Tree Scratch Post
If you’re really looking to spoil your cat this holiday season, why not consider investing in a new cat tower or cat tree?
Cat furniture varies in size and design meaning that there is an option for every home and aesthetic.
Platforms, hammocks, beds and hideaways allow your cat to explore the various levels and take a comfortable cat nap when the mood strikes.
Some cat towers also include toys dangling for additional playtime fun.
This isn’t just an investment in your cat, it’s also an investment in your furniture!
By providing your cat with safe and acceptable places to scratch, you can deter them from using your new leather sofa and save yourself a lot of frustration.
PetSafe Come with Me Kitty Harness and Bungee Leash
I can’t create a list of cat gifts without discussing the Come with Me Kitty Harness and Bungee leash.
Why? This is the cat accessory that gives our cats the freedom to safely explore outdoors.
Whether your plans include hanging out in the back yard or heading out on a camping excursion together, this harness has served us well.
The design of the harness is comfortable, putting pressure on the shoulders instead of the neck or throat.
It’s also highly adjustable, making it easy to fit cats of all sizes.
Whether you’re shopping for a playful young kitten or a more laidback senior cat, there are so many options available!
As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, each of the items that I have listed are already used and loved here in our home.
These are the tried and tested items that earned the coveted Pippen and Jinx stamp of approval.
Are you curious as to what new products our cats are still wishing for this holiday season?
Check out their Amazon Wishlist (on Amazon.ca) for more great cat gifts to inspire your holiday shopping…
Are you already finished shopping for the holiday season, including finding the perfect cat gifts? If so, we would love to hear what caught your attention in the comments below!