‘Tis the season, cat lovers! I already shared this on my dog lovers’ gift guide but it bears repeating. I remember one year when my dad sent me a pastel portrait of my Siamese wannabe Seren (with Magical-Dawg). They’d NEVER get that close in real life! That painting is one of my favorite treasures to this day. Finding the purrfect gift for your cat and cat-obsessed friends and family can be tricky. But it’s so worth it to see their huge smile when they unwrap that pawsome present!
If you’re on the prowl for cat-tastic gifts, look no further. You’re sure to find something outrageously fun, quirky, adorable or practical for the cat-loving people and cats in your life.
One-of-a-kind custom cat painting. Imagine if you received a custom portrait of your beloved cat. This Etsy shop takes a photo of your pet and turns it into a masterpiece. Pet art makes a difference because it celebrates special moments, or even memorializes a beautiful relationship.
You can also “Cartoonify Your Pets” with Hand-Drawn Custom Pet Portraits from Pet Creations Art. Just “click” on the cat image below to learn more!
A customized throw pillow. Who wouldn’t love a custom pillow of their beloved kitty? Scroll through your friend’s social media feed to find the perfect photo of their pet to use for the pillow design. It can serve as a memorial gift to an Angel-Kitty, or a remembrance of the senior as a kitten.
A good old-fashioned feather wand. I really like the Pet Fit for Life feather teaser wand. Karma-Kat loves playing with any kind of feather lure toy, but I have to be sure to keep it out of doggy paw-reach. Wands are a classic gift that most cats will enjoy. Remind new cat parents that toys with strings or ingestible parts should be set safely away after playtime.
For your adventure cat. Not all cats enjoy leash excursions but do enjoy an up-close sniff of the great outdoors. Karma-Kat LOVES his cat stroller, and it folds up for easy storage when not in use. We all know that one person who is always on the go and might enjoy taking Kitty along for the ride–safely, of course!
A safe, outdoor space. The weather might not seem ideal but if you care for outdoor kitties, community cats, or a feral colony, a cozy cat house might be just the ticket. Many indoor pet cats enjoy an outside adventure where they safely view the outdoors. Pawhut has a variety of outdoor cat habitats. Or, if your friend might like something permanent, a DIY catio blueprint would be cool.
A gift certificate always fits. Everyone loves pet-related gifts, but sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what a pet-parent wants or needs. A gift certificate to a local pet specialty store or online location like Chewy.com, a groomer or pet sitter, or a gift card to choose whatever they like online, is always a favorite. If you know someone who has been talking about adding a pet to their family, a certificate to cover the adoption fee at your local shelter would be an awesome choice!
Get fun or important info with DNA Kit. Not sure about the cat’s heritage? Try BasePaws Cat DNA test. The DNA test would be great to identify any potential hidden health issues.
How about a book dedicated to your cat? From kittens to old-fogies, vital athletes, or first-aid for just-in-case emergencies, I’ve got you covered. Prefer pet-centric thrills? Yep, have those, too. Choose your pick of the litter-ati, and then EMAIL me (firstname.lastname@example.org) your snail mail address and how you want it signed. I’ll send you a paw-tographed bookplate signed to the cat (or the human) you can download and print on a sticky label to insert into the book. *s* The physical books are available on Amazon, and on Barnes & Noble, or ask your local indie store to order for you.
What’s the best cat-inspired gift you’ve ever gotten? Post a pic on my Facebook page or share in the comments.